Opulent ‘party palace’ of SCIENCE TEACHER-turned-millionaire hits market for £4.9M

The opulent oceanfront home of a late suncream tycoon has hit the market at $5.99m USD (£4.88m)
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The opulent oceanfront home of a late suncream tycoon has hit the market at $5.99m USD (£4.88m)

Pictured: The property boasts 12,000 sq. ft, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and 200 ft of beach frontage. (Credit: Jam Press)

Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, US, the stunning house boasts 12,000 sq ft, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and 200 feet of beach frontage.

The four-bedroom/five-bathroom property was home to businessman Ron Rice, who died in 2022 at the age of 81.

Coming from humble beginnings, Rice went from being a high school chemistry teacher to a multi-millionaire after launching the suntan lotion Hawaiian Tropic.

He was known to throw lavish parties at the Ormond Beach estate, hosting the likes of The Beach Boys, Hugh Hefner and Donald Trump.

Pictured: The entire house is filled with Ron Rice’s extensive and eccentric art collection. (Credit: Jam Press)

Unsurprisingly, the pad has been nicknamed a ‘party palace’.

Unique woodwork, expressive wall coverings and stone accents provide a striking style, while floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive outdoor decks offer unobstructed views of the pristine Atlantic beach.

Two opulent bedroom suites have their own private balconies, while the kitchen includes a massive wrap-around bar.

A recessed den, disco dance floor, spacious formal dining room, and indoor/outdoor bar and lounge offer endless spaces for entertaining.

A mermaid-themed mural adorns one bathroom and during Rice’s life, the entire house was filled with his extensive, eccentric art collection, including statues of wild animals and framed photos of his bikini models and celebrity friends.

Pictured: The indoor pool. (Credit: Jam Press)

At one time he kept a wall of TVs tuned to different channels, powered by the largest satellite dish in Florida.

The property, featured on TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, is currently available with Bill Navarra of Realty Pros Assured.