BOCA BRIDGES: Decorator Claims Flipper Flipped Financial Finger, Sues

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ALLEGATION: Man Buys House. Man Sells House For $1.4M Proift. Man Refuses To Pay Decorator.

The Boca Bridges home at the center of the lawsuit, advertised on Zillow prior to the flipping sale. (Photo: Courtesy Zillow/MLS).


BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Did a Boca Bridges homeowner stiff his decorator after selling a home for a $1.4M profit? That’s now for the justice system to decide after the decorator filed suit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, “The Deocarators Unlimited” entered into an agreement with homeowner Barry Gordon who, at the time, was living in a new home in the 9500 block of Vescovato Way in Boca Bridges — a G.L. Homes community in West Boca Raton. Gordon paid $1.9M for the home in April of 2021. After closing on the property, he allegedly entered into a contract with “The Decorators Unlimited” with the following terms, published directly from the legal filing:

Quite a flip! The home was purchased in April of 2021 for $1,918,890, then sold six months later for $3,350,000, according to Palm Beach County records.

The Agreement required Defendant to purchase goods, material and construction
services from Plaintiff that amounted to a minimum of $250,000.00.

Furthermore, the Agreement stated all furnishings, wallcoverings, painting,
window treatments, built-ins/custom cabinetry, construction work, and other goods and materials shall be sold to Gordon on a basis of Cost plus a 35% fee.

Finally, the Agreement an additional 15% freight change on freightable goods and

Subsequent to the parties signing the Agreement, Plaintiff prepared and gathered
all relevant materials, provided substantial désign services, including but not limited to mockups, sketches, furniture selections, color selections, obtained quotes from third party vendors, corresponded with Defendant and his wife on multiple occasions regarding the project, and prepare to perform additional services delineated in the Agreement.
The estimated scope of the project totaled over $450,000.00.

But according to the suit and confirmed by public records. Bary Gordon sold the home just six months after purchasing it. The sale price: $3.35M — a profit of more than $1,450,000. The suit suggests the decorating work never commenced, but Decorators Unlimited says it wants to be paid — per the terms of the contract.

The home in question is 8,003 square feet with 5,927 under air. Gordon had not filed a response to the lawsuit as of early Monday morning. The Decorators Unlimited is represented by Christian Petersen of Olive Judd P.A. In Fort Lauderdale. Read the complete lawsuit, below.



Paul Saperstein


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