LAKEWOOD RANCH -- A descendant of the D.G. Yuengling & Son beer empire has purchased an expansive Lakewood Ranch home for $1.43 million.
Frank Dohrman Yuengling III, 68, and wife, Jill A. Yuengling, purchased the home Oct. 29, according to property records, from Gary and Joan Qualley. The home, 13228 Palmers Creek Terrace, is in the Palmers Creek estate section of Lakewood Ranch.
"The home site for this home was really something spectacular," said Shari Norwick of Keller Williams Realty Select, who represented the Yuenglings in the sell. "It has an outdoor living area on a very private home site and in probably one of the nicest sections of Lakewood Ranch."
Yuengling, based in Pottsville, Pa., since 1829, also maintains a brewery in Tampa near Busch Gardens. Yuengling bought the former Stroh's brewery in 1999. The Pottsville brewery is headed up by Dick Yuengling Jr., and is America's oldest brewery.
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The buyer is the son of fourth-generation owner F. Dohrman Yuengling Jr., who died in 1971 and was the fourth generation Yuengling to be president of the brewery. F. Dohrman Yuengling and Richard Yuengling Sr. ran the brewery in the 1960s and in 1985, Richard Yuengling Sr., sold the brewery to his son, the current owner, Dick Yuengling Jr.
Dick Yuengling's cousin David Yuengling revived the family's Yuengling's Ice Cream brand last year after it ceased operations in 1985. The ice cream, which doesn't include beer, is a separate company from the brewery business and is only available in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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the residence includes four beds, five baths, a butler's bar, breakfast bar, surround-sound family room and roman tub. It was the expansive outdoor living area featuring and outdoor fireplace and expansive lanai that attracted the buyer, said seller's agent Holly Pascarella of the Pascarella Group of Keller Williams.
Norwick said new construction was considered, but this home seemed to have it all without the wait.
"It was everything they were going to get in new construction, and they didn't have to put in the window treatments and lighting," Norwick said. "The lot was magnificent."
The 0.7-acre lot is particularly hard to find coupled with all the 4,500-square-foot living space being on one floor, according to the real estate agents. John Cannon Homes built the residence in 2006.
"With new construction, the lot size is smaller, so it's hard to get that large outdoor living space," Pasceralla said. The home was only under contract for four days, she added.
The Yuengling family is quite familiar with Manatee County. The couple also has a home in East Manatee near Nolan Middle School, according to property records, and previously owned a home in the same East Manatee neighborhood from 2006 to 2008. The family also maintained homes in Lakeland and Mulberry, according to property records.
Richard L. Yuengling Jr., president of Yuengling, also maintains a Fort Lauderdale home.
Charles Schelle, Herald business reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7095. Follow him on Twitter @ImYourChuck.