Jonathan Yantis, the 51-year-old co-founder of the NFT blockchain Worldwide Asset eXchange, has purchased a roughly 70-acre estate outside Denver, for $12.5 million, according to listing agent Liza Hogan of Douglas Elliman.
The seller was Cal Turner Jr., former CEO of the discount store chain Dollar General. The estate was listed for $12.9 million in 2018.
Located in Parker, a suburb of Denver in Douglas County, the house is roughly 45,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms, according to Ms. Hogan. Mr. Turner’s art and wine collection was included in the sale.
When Mr. Turner, now 81, bought the estate in 2002, it was incomplete. According to Ms. Hogan, he finished designing the interior of the main house and added outdoor living spaces.
The home’s amenities include an indoor swimming pool and an entertainment wing with a stage and dance floor. A wine cellar is organized by food pairings.
The house also has three apartments for guests, each with a private entryway, according to Ms. Hogan. Adjacent to the main home sits a two-bedroom caretaker’s apartment above one of the property’s four garages.
Outside, there is a fishing pond, Ms. Hogan explained. Another building holds a meditation room.
Ms. Hogan said that when she gave tours of the estate to potential buyers, she told them it would take at least 2 hours to see the whole property.
“There are just so many features and things to see,” she said. “We had professional inventory done, with photographs, and it was approximately 70 pages long.”
The estate is made up of two 35-acre parcels that are fenced in together, Ms. Hogan said.
“There’s a large gate, and you cannot see the house from the gate,” she said. “It’s very private.”
When the pandemic hit, Ms. Hogan said, the property saw a noticeable increase in interest from potential buyers.
“People were looking for privacy, somewhere to escape, a retreat where they could be close to the city,” she said.