The guest wing was expanded during Vila’s renovation, connecting a detached cabana to the main house. The kitchen also received a makeover, now flowing into a large dining area and family room featuring glass pocket doors which lead outside.
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Known as an avid gardener, it’s no surprise that the home expert filled the grounds with native flora. The 0.84-acre property features 175 feet of water frontage, a pool, a hot tub, and a dock. For many years, the spacious backyard has been the site of parties and Easter Egg hunts, as well as the venue for Vila’s daughter’s wedding. The home has been in the family for quite some time; Vila’s wife, Diana Barrett, purchased it from her late mother’s estate for $6.1 million. Her parents originally bought the house for $375,000 in 1975.
Though he’s decided to move on to more modest accommodations, Vila has been happy to apply his handyman skills to the abode over the years of his residency. “In terms of doing little home improvements around here, that’s always part of the deal,” he told WSJ. “It’s an older house, so there’s always something.”
The listing is held by Chris Vila of PB Realty Advisors, the couple’s son.