Former hotelier Tulia Soucy de Gonzalez Gorrondona sells her Indian Creek property for a record $68 million in an off-market deal ) beachside estate.
MTM Star International Corporation of Nevis in Gorondona sold the mansion at 11 Indian Creek Island Road to the Palm Trust, with Houston attorney Terri Lacy signing on as trustee, records show. The actual buyer is unknown.
According to Steemit, Gorondona previously helmed hotel owner-operator Concorde Organization. Company records list her with Ines Centeno de Gonzalez Gorrondona and José Joaquin Gonzalez Gorrondona Gonzalez Gorrondona, a prominent 20th-century Venezuelan banker and economist.
Records show that Panama Capital Investments purchased the 2.8-acre waterfront estate in 1982 for $1.4 million. The deed was transferred to MTM Star International in Gorondona in 2016, with Ruth Giannina de Sanchez as Vice President. Built in 1965 and expanded in 1985, the mansion measures nearly 9,300 square feet and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to property records. For the record, the estate also has a swimming pool.
The sale sets a new price record for the island, last set in 2019 when a waterfront property sold for $49.9 million.
Indian Creek, a private island often referred to as the “billionaire’s bunker,” is a favorite hideaway for the ultra-rich. It has attracted residents like Tom Brady, Jeffrey Soffer, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
In 2021, Kushner and Trump paid $24 million for an 8,500-square-foot oceanfront mansion on the island. The couple are currently living in an apartment on the beachfront in Arte Surfside while their Indian River mansion is being renovated.
Last year, Colombian billionaire banker Jaime Gilinski bought the Indian Creek estate of supermodel Adriana Lima for $40 million. The financier’s Indian River portfolio now encompasses five contiguous properties.