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Wednesday 2 December 2015

Peter and Iris Robinson's Florida mansion on market for $500,000

By Suzanne Breen

Published 28/10/2013

Peter and Iris Robinson's 4,449 square-foot house in Florida
Peter and Iris Robinson's 4,449 square-foot house in Florida

DUP leader Peter Robinson and his wife Iris are selling their luxurious Florida holiday home for almost half a million dollars.

The four-bedroom, four bathroom villa in Orlando, which comes complete with a stunning swimming pool, has “the wow factor”, according to the agents selling it.

The palatial property is listed on several US real estate websites as on the market for $494,000.

Photographs show only the outside of the massive 4,449 square-foot house in the sunshine state.

But prospective buyers are left in no doubt about the opulence and extravagance inside. “This property has the wow factor,” the agents boast.

“This home is nicknamed the crown jewel of homes... expect to be impressed!”

The Robinsons bought the holiday villa in an exclusive gated community near Orlando international airport in June 2008 just months after it was built.

The estate agent listing says: “This immaculate and large executive pool home has extensive upgrades. This home feels like new with the owners rarely using the property as a vacation home.

“The bonus upstairs is a game/theatre room so the family can enjoy making a lifetime of family memories.”

The Robinsons bought the house for $590,000 after the property crash had begun. But real estate prices continued to plummet further in Florida which was among the states hardest hit in the recession.

At one stage, the DUP couple's holiday home was valued at around $380,000 but the Florida property market has shown signs of recovery.

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