657 Island Drive

Everglades Island lot fetches $8.95 million 


A Florida company linked to longtime Palm Beacher James Held has sold a vacant lot at 657 Island Drive for a recorded $8.95 million — nearly $4 million more than its purchase price two years ago.

On the other side of the deal, a limited liability company registered in Delaware — 657 Island LLC — bought the lot from 241 Jungle Road LLC, according to the deed recorded Thursday by the Palm Beach County Clerk’s office.