A house once belonging to Jackie Gleason was auctioned for $517,000 on Sunday. Edwin and Dana Cho were the winning bidders. They live in the same Country Club of Miami development in which the Gleason home is located.
Edwin Cho said the family plans to move into the house eventually. Ten bidders competed for the property, said Jim Gall, president of Auction Company of America.
If youâ€™re a Jackie Gleason fan and want a piece of The Great One, cancel your weekend plans.
The 9,000-square-foot home, pictured at right, sits on three golf course lots inside the Country Club of Miami, said Jim Gall, president of Miami-based Auction Company of America, which is handling the event.
â€œItâ€™s a great opportunity in a gated community,â€ Gall said. â€œThereâ€™s views forever.â€
Gleason moved his hit television show The Honeymooners to South Florida in the 1960s and later retired here. He died in 1987.
The five-bedroom home is owned by the Bertha Fiesler Trust. The Fieslers have since died, and their children are selling the property. The home was assessed at $845,327 last year, Miami-Dade County property records show.
Furniture, artwork, gym equipment, Ralph Kramden's bus driver uniforms and other items will be auctioned beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. The home will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price, beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday.