‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ producer is selling his $14 million compound in Florida, and it comes with a 7,000-gallon fish pond | Tampa
The person responsible for two of the highest-grossing movies ever made is selling his sprawling Florida resort.
Located at 89301 Old State Rd. in Islamorada’s Plantation Key, the 6,050 square foot home was built in 2001 and is owned by legendary producer Jon Landau, whose movie list includes “Titanic,” “Avatar,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Dick Tracy”, to name a few.
Like the fictional planet Avatar from “Pandora,” the property is about as exotic as it gets. The Balinese-influenced estate is dubbed “Bali Hai,” a reference to James Michener’s book “Tales of the South Pacific,” and features a total of six bedrooms and six bathrooms. It also features carved Brazilian mahogany doors, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar, tennis court, deep-water dock, infinity pool, and fire pit surrounded by a hot tub.
However, one of the most impressive features is arguably the 7,000 gallon saltwater fish pond, with riverbed stones imported from East Timor and Bali.
Cashing in on that money from Avatar, Landau and his wife Julie bought the house for $5.8 million in 2010. According to the Wall Street Journal, Landau now spends most of his time in New Zealand filming the upcoming sequels. ‘”Avatar,” so he’s putting the pad on the market for $13.999 million.
If the home does indeed sell for that price, it would be a new record for the Florida Keys, as the current top-selling home in the area peaked at $13.125 million.
The listing agent is Joy C. Martin of American Caribbean Real Estate – Islamorada.