Daytona Beach, FL 32118


Beds: 10
Baths: 8 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 6,800
Type: Single Family Home
Listing #1023837
Stunning Mediterranean Revival / Spanish style Mansion built in 1929 with Just a short stroll to ''The World's Most Famous Beach'' in Daytona Beach. original details including; Intricately tiled main entry hall, grand salon, formal dining, Florida and breakfast rooms. Incredible wood work and detailed ceilings throughout. The house was designed by the famous architectural firm of Kiehnel & Elliot from Miami. It is registered as a historic landmark. 4 luxurious bedrooms and four full and one-half bath are contained within the 5,000 square foot living space in main house. Plus, the spacious detached guest house contains three bedrooms, two baths, Florida room and great room with kitchen, dining and living room. This guest house can be rented out for extra income. The 1 1/4 acre grounds include a private walled area swimming pool, hot tub spa and outdoor summer kitchen cooking center. The property sits behind pristine hedges and is fenced and gated with lush tropical landscaping , manicured lawns and floral gardens, with a circular drive and motor court with parking for seven cars. and a two car garage complete with chauffeur apartment above the garage. This grand estate is currently operating as the well established The Villa Bed & Breakfast, the premier B&B in Daytona Beach. The business license is in place. If the new owner desires to continue operating the house as a B&B the transfer of license, business name and website can be negotiated. History Mr. B. J. Donnelly was born in Springfield, MA in 1867 and lived most of his life in Swampscott, MA, near Boston. He acquired a vast fortune through ownership in marble, granite and stone quarries in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. His estimated wealth in 1928 was over six million dollars. In 1929 Donnelly contracted the famous architectural firm of Kiehnel & Elliot from Miami to design a winter residence in Daytona Beach resembling a Spanish villa. Kiehnel and Elliot were instrumental in designing El Jardin, the Carlyle, Barclay, and Shorecrest Hotels, and the Scottish Rite Temple in Miami, and the master plan for Rollins College in Winter Park. Here in Daytona they designed the Princess Issena Hotel. Ted Paulson, who also built the Princess Issena, did the construction of Donnelly's house. Donnelly spent five winters in the new Florida residence, traveling from his northern mansion with his chauffeur in his Pierce-Arrow limousine, accompanied by his two maids, staying only for the months of January and February, until his death in 1935 at his northern mansion. During his stays in the Daytona Beach area he spent time with John D. Rockefeller, a personal friend. Records show that Donnelly left the bulk of his estate to St. Johns Roman Catholic Parish in Swampscott, MA with the stipulation that his cousin could remain in the Northern Mansion until her death or decision to move elsewhere; then the property would be sold, and the church would erect a chapel in memory of his mother, on the church property. His will required that the Florida mansion be sold including all of the original furnishings, most having been custom designed and built in Coral Gables, FL. At that time the mansion was valued at $50,000. The property remained on the market for 11 years until it was sold for $25,000 to a Michigan family, who owned it until 1962 when the Mahaffey family purchased it and lived there for 30 years. In 1992 James A. Camp - who had the property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Florida Historical Trust, and the Daytona Historic Preservation Board - purchased the mansion. At this time Mr. Camp established The Villa Bed & Breakfast. True to its Spanish style, the mansion is textured stucco, with red barrel-tile roofs, arched windows, wrought iron light fixtures, second-floor balconies, dark oak beams, hand painted and stenciled plastered moldings and stucco walls. The main staircase is clear heart cypress with white oak treads. The main house has 10 rooms - a center hall, main staircase, four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a formal living room, conservato
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Location Information
County: Volusia
MLS Area: Daytona Peninsula N of Seabreeze
Subdivision: East Daytona
Directions: Halifax to east on University to south on Peninsula
Interior Features
Rooms: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Dining Room, Family Room, Florida Room, Kitchen, Living Room
Interior: Ceiling Fans, Fireplace
Full Baths: 8
1/2 Baths: 2
Heating: Central
Cooling: Central, Multiple Units
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Appliances, Range, Refrigerator
Exterior Features
Style: Single Family
Construction: Concrete Block, Other, Stucco Cover
Exterior: Fenced Yard, Irrigation Sprinkler, Outbuilding, Public Bus
Architecture: Mediterranean
Roof: Tile
Septic or Sewer: City
Water: City
Parking Description: 2 Car Garage
Pool Description: Inground Private, Solar
Building: 2 Stories
Road Description: Paved
Additional Information
Miscellaneous: Special Security
Sq. Ft. Total: 8701.00
Property Type: SFR
Year Built: 1929
Status: Active
Maint Fee: 0
Maint Fee Paid: N/A
Land Features: Corner Lot

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Daytona Beach MLS data last updated at March 17, 2018 11:38 PM ET