Rosie O’Donnell Exits Florida View

Media personality no longer in a position to borrow a cup of sugar from Stephen King.

ShutterstockRosieODonnell2006EmmysTwo years after purchasing a home in Casey Key, a strand enclave on the southwest coast of Florida where author Stephen King winters, Rosie O’Donnell has sold the property to the founder of a Denver-based electronics wholesaler. It’s worth revisiting how O’Donnell came to the area and property:

O’Donnell tweeted that she was looking to buy “a certain kind of Jeep,” said Jill Friedman, who is one of O’Donnell’s nearly 700,000 followers on Twitter. Friedman, a realtor, messaged O’Donnell that her brother could help.

When O’Donnell mentioned she was also looking for a new second home, Friedman urged her to visit Sarasota. She did, and Friedman and her business partner, Kevin Vale, of Coldwell Banker, showed O’Donnell around.

Another celebrity said to own a home on the Casey Key strip, home to just 600 residents, is Martina Navratilova.
[Photo of O’Donnell and Barbara Walters at 2006 Primetime Emmys: s_bukley/]