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Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Needham Estate Is Finally Up For Grabs

The time has finally come—DND Associates, the luxury real estate firm based in Fort Lauderdale, recently announced the listing of the historic Needham Estate. 

Premier architect Francis Luis Abreu built the 6,500 square foot house in 1925 for John Wesley Needham, the first manager of the Broward Hotel. Located at 828 SE 4th Street in Fort Lauderdale’s Collee Hammock neighborhood, the house is currently listed for $4,299,900.

When it was first built, the Needham estate was one of five houses on New River. Since then, it has been home to Sheriff Walter Clark, who entertained Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, John Robert Powers Modeling School and Gorton College, a finishing school for girls.

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The estate regularly holds events, over 75 total annually. About 30 social and holiday events and over 40 business events are held at the estate. 

The majority of the house is still in its original, then-fashionable Mediterranean Revival style. Inside the gated entrance stands 17,000 square-feet of expansive landscape and an open courtyard. 

The four bedroom, four-full and one-half bathroom, two car garage waterfront estate is equipped with wrought-iron stairway banisters, handmade Cuban tile floors, Pecky Cypress ceilings and beveled glass in massive floor-to-ceiling doors. The back of the house offers a 185 square foot waterfront view of the New River.

Additional perks of residency at the Needham estate includes free trolley rides to the beach, open parking and a one minute walk to Las Olas Boulevard. 

Photos courtesy of DND Associates

 

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