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Party mansion, once owned by ex-MLB star Gary Sheffield, sells for $2.6 million

ST. PETERSBURG

The '90s party mansion built by baseball star Gary Sheffield and riddled with bullets in the Spring Breakers movie has new owners, auctioneers said Friday.

The current owner, Dr. Joseph Sena, had planned to auction the Pinellas Point megahome on Saturday, but he accepted an early offer of $2.6 million, American Heritage Auctioneers president Michael Peters said.

The unnamed couple who bought the estate were among 200 people to tour it during a Sunday open house, Peters said. The cash deal is planned to close today at 1 p.m.

Sena, a retired Belleair Beach orthopedic surgeon who bought the outfitted home in December for about $1.6 million, poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into renovating what he called the "best-known party house in Pinellas County."

Though he listed the home for $3.3 million in January, Peters said Sena was delighted to pocket the early offer.

"He's tickled pink, are you kidding?" Peters said. "He's happy as can be."

Sheffield, a Tampa native and once one of baseball's top-paid players, spared no expense in 1997 when he built the 10,000-square-foot bachelor pad.

The three-story mansion boasted a gym, game room and lagoon pool, as well as three bars, seven bedrooms and 14 air conditioners.

Sheffield lived there for five years before selling it for $2.8 million to infomercial king Kevin Harrington, who owned it for a decade before selling to Sena.

The mansion's excess played a starring role in last year's satire Spring Breakers, as the thug fortress of a south St. Petersburg drug lord played by rapper Gucci Mane.

Drew Harwell can be reached at (727) 893-8252 or dharwell@tampabay.com.

Party mansion, once owned by ex-MLB star Gary Sheffield, sells for $2.6 million 06/21/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 8:55pm]
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