A 200-acre Ocala compound owned by the Wiley Waldrep family is now for sale
A massive estate owned by one of Florida's prominent dairy families is now on the market in Ocala.
The 11,520-square-foot main house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, as well as a theater, a pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, and an indoor racquetball court and fitness center, says the listing.
The 195-acre estate features multiple buildings, including four brick horse barns with 32 stalls, offices and labs, three additional barns with 96 stalls, three employee homes, a six-unit dormitory, and an eight-car garage with a workshop and an elevator to the second floor.
In 1928, Wiley Waldrep established the Waldrep Dairy Farm on what is now known as Cooper City, until his death at 91 in 1997. Multiple local publications referred to him as "Broward County’s last real cowboy."
His grandkids attempted to keep the family farm going for as long as possible, but in 2003 they accepted an offer from a Greek developer called Tousa Inc. for $104 million. Today, a sprawling $1 billion, 1,900-home housing development called Monterra sits where Waldrep's cattle used to roam freely.
The Waldrep estate in Ocala is asking $12 million, and the listing agent is Linda Doyle of Royal Shell Real Estate LLC.
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