Every real estate agent involved was ordered to sign a 14-page confidentiality agreement.
Most involved in the deal, except a couple lawyers, weren’t allowed to sit at the table during the signature of the final paperwork.
And the seller, Mattress Giant co-founder Richard Nilsen, was made to wait in the hallway because the buyer didn’t want to be seen.
Officially, a company called S Vision LLC bought the 30,300-square-foot, 9-bedroom, 12-bathroom behemoth in Weston’s triple-gated community of Windmill Ranch.
But several real estate sources tell me rap/hip-hop mogul Ronald “Slim” Williams, the co-founder with his brother Bryan “Birdman” Williams of the Cash Money Records, is behind the mysterious corporation.
Cash Money, by the way, is home to some of today’s hottest hip-hop acts, including Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake, among others.
So, it’s understandable that Slim, who’s nicknamed The Godfather, has plenty cash money. Broward County records show he didn’t even have to get a mortgage for the $7.15 million-purchase, at the edge of the Everglades just west of Fort Lauderdale.
According to realtors’ description of the joint, next door to Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino’s old house, the property boasts nearly four acres of land.
It’s got an indoor pool, and an outdoor grotto-style swimming hole with a beach.
There’s an indoor tennis court, a wine room, a full-fledged movie theater, and much more.
Someone who was at the house earlier this year when Slim made one of several visits told me the music mogul was particularly enthused with the 6,000-square-foot (yep, you read right!) multi-purpose room.
Needless to say, no one’s talking. Previous owner Nilsen signed an agreement in which he swore to keep his mouth shut – or get sued for millions!
Slim’s publicist didn’t respond to a request for comment.