Rush Limbaugh’s Widow Quietly Sells Lavish Palm Beach Mansion for Record Price
Rush Limbaugh’s longtime Palm Beach Island estate has quietly sold for a record-shattering $155,000,000. Kathryn Limbaugh, the conservative talk show mogul’s widow, initially listed the palatial estate for $175,000,000. Limbaugh purchased the home in 1998 for under $4,000,000, putting the Limbaughs way ahead of the game on an island that has attracted some of the most famous and wealthy conservative elites.
Billionaire and executive chairman of Estee Lauder Companies purchased the Limbaugh compound after listing two vacant oceanfront lots for $200 million.
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The sprawling 24,000 sq ft mansion features a full 250 feet of oceanfront property and a private beach, making it a highly desirable get in a notably competitive market. Limbaugh later purchased the four neighboring properties, putting the total land at an impressive 2.7 acres. The mansion was largely designed and decorated by the radio host himself, featuring elements of places he admired throughout his life. Notable features include a salon reminiscent of Versailles, a chandelier inspired by New York’s famous Plaza Hotel, and a two-story library inspired by the renowned Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. The home even features Limbaugh’s private studio, where he recorded his lucrative radio show for 20 years.
While impressively curated, the price tag is justified by the oceanfront land, not the structure itself. Current trends favor a more modern, open floor-plan style, and the home is considered dated by many real estate professionals. It is widely believed the new owner will tear down the famous estate.
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Rush Limbaugh passed away in February 2021 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He has been dubbed the “voice of American conservatism” by many.
“I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today. I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional three hours of broadcasting,” his wife, Kathryn, told radio listeners in an announcement on Rush’s radio show in February of 2021.
“For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you, loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show. It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”
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