A home of legendary proportions


An incredible treasure awaits some fortunate person as the home of legendary PGA golfer Fred Funk, and his wife Sharon, hits the market with much-anticipated enthusiasm.

This home, located in Marsh Landing, lives as beautifully as it’s designed and offers 9,585 square feet of timeless elegance. The massive estate sits on two acres of land featuring a picturesque front yard covered with a canopy of magnificent, mature trees. The back yard overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, ushering in stunning sunsets every evening.

Cleverly designed by Architect Rick Archer of Overland Partners, the home evokes an “Oh, Wow” experience at every turn. A network of open verandahs, which embrace an artfully landscaped courtyard, masterfully ties three pavilions together. The main house is 5,500 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths; the guest house is 1,700 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths; and the game house is 2,400 square feet with a fitness center, 1 bedroom or office and 1.5 baths. The 3-car garage has 1,150 square feet. Each pavilion operates independently, allowing the home to easily respond to large or small functions.

The Funk home has hosted some of the world’s best golfers at parties and large corporate events. The openness, the verandahs that tie everything together, the intimate gathering areas, and the meticulous landscaping make this home a world-class entertainer. To tour this home is to join Fred and Sharon on their many travels through Europe. From the moment you walk through the front door, you feel as though you’ve become part of a beautiful painting. Every texture, from walls to countertops to floors, was inspired by natural elements of the European landscape.

You will fall in love with the treasure of art and furnishings they found in markets, shops and antique stores across many countries, much of which is included in the sale of this home. Sharon is happy to share the story of each and every piece and how she came to acquire it.

The living spaces expertly connect with the beautifully landscaped grounds. Glass walls open completely, further blurring the boundary between inside and outside. The result is a home that embraces nature and provides a level of serenity and intimacy rarely found in homes of this scale.

The massive view of the Intracoastal is available from most areas and overlooks a “wonderland” of a back yard. The versatile event lawn is centrally located and bordered by the hot tub and lap pool. The verandahs wrap around the back setting and offer several intimate areas to entertain. The star of the rear of this estate is the putting green, where Fred has logged many hours practicing his craft. Beautifully secluded and tucked away is a cozy summer kitchen and large fireplace with comfortable seating.

The gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home and is both massive and beautiful. Fully open to the living room and the views, it enhances the fun of cooking, entertaining and spending time together. The stone-walled dining room is simply stunning and guests will love the huge stone fireplace near the long banquet table. The room evokes visions of castles and European elegance.

The game house showcases Fred’s many trophies and awards and features a pool table, flat screen TV, seating area and various games. Directly upstairs is the fitness center, which includes a steam shower for post-workout relief. The bedroom can easily be converted into an office and showcases lovely French doors that lead out to a huge balcony with stunning views of the Intracoastal and rear property.

It is definitely a home of legendary proportions and one worth seeing while you have the opportunity.

This legendary home is represented by EXIT Real Estate Gallery, listed by Laura Borger and offered at $6.1 million.