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Bill Edwards sells one Snell Isle home, takes other off market

He had listed both properties together for nearly $20 million last year.
St. Petersburg businessman Bill Edwards placed two neighboring homes on Snell Island up for sale for a combined nearly $20 million in 2020. He recently sold the smaller of the two, pictured right.
St. Petersburg businessman Bill Edwards placed two neighboring homes on Snell Island up for sale for a combined nearly $20 million in 2020. He recently sold the smaller of the two, pictured right. [ YourDigitalPro, Courtesy of Rick Perry ]
Published Feb. 1

Local businessman Bill Edwards sold one of the two Snell Isle properties he had listed for sale last year, and has taken the other off the market.

One of the two adjacent homes, called “Amanyara,” closed on Jan. 18 for $5.35 million, according to Multiple Listing Service data. Although it’s the smaller of the estates and was used primarily for entertaining guests, it clocks in at 8,033 total square feet, with five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, plus a fitness room, meditation room, media room, an atrium and heated pool, according to the listing.

“It’s a beautiful home,” said listing agent Dania Perry. “The folks who purchased it are very excited. We had multiple folks interested in it.”

Perry said the buyer was local.

The exterior of the Snell Isle home recently sold by Bill Edwards.
The exterior of the Snell Isle home recently sold by Bill Edwards. [ YourDigitalPro, courtesy of Rick Perry ]

Edwards said he decided to keep the larger home, called “Villa Terranova,” because there were some members of his family who weren’t ready to part with it. He and his family will continue to live at the property, which is 18,350 total square feet and has seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.

“My family, the kids ... they grew up there, so we’re hanging in,” he said. “It was just me trying to downsize — as I get older I’d like to do that — but not everyone in the family decided they wanted to.”

The compound had previously been listed jointly for $19,995,000 last year.

The waterfront backyard of the Snell Isle home recently sold by Bill Edwards.
The waterfront backyard of the Snell Isle home recently sold by Bill Edwards. [ YourDigitalPro, Courtesy of Rick Perry ]