Iconic Hacienda del Sol estate on Merritt Island sold for $4.5 million

17,000-square-foot property features 11 bedrooms

Hacienda del Sol estate on Merritt Island
Hacienda del Sol estate on Merritt Island (Ron Rosenzweig Photography for ONE Sotheby's)

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – One of Brevard County’s most iconic residential properties has been sold for $4.5 million, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

The property — known as Hacienda del Sol — is located at 205 Hacienda Drive on south Merritt Island. It has been owned since 1988 by Hermansen family, who are prominent in the local business community. The buyer is Le Tian Wang.

The sale price is among the highest ever recorded for a residential property in Brevard.

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Tom Hermansen, a local hotel owner and the son of the late Bjornar and Bjorg Hermansen, said the sale of Hacienda del Sol is bittersweet.

Hermansen said he and other family members have fond memories of the property, including family get-togethers, tennis parties and the dozens of charitable events that have been held there over the years.

Hacienda del Sol estate on Merritt Island (Ron Rosenzweig Photography for ONE Sotheby's)

But after his father’s death in 2015 and his mother’s death in 2016, the strong connection to the property wasn’t there anymore. His parents had bought the property in 1988, and moved in the following year, after an extensive remodeling. They lived there until their deaths.