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Matt Damon’s Miami Beach home REDUCED!

November 22, 2013

Matt Damon’s Miami Beach home has been reduced from $20,000,000 to $18,999,000 – that’s almost a whoopin’ 6% reduction!  Check out our previous article on the hunk’s magnificent Miami Beach Manse.

matt damon's Miami Beach home for sale via miamism.com

Thank you Curbed Miami for giving us the scoop on Matt Damon and his Miami Beach home being for sale.  I have to admit that I don’t have many crushes on actors, but there’s something about Matt Damon – he won me over with his “Good Will Hunting” performance and I would probably be star struck if I saw him (GASP).  So enough about Matt and let’s talk real estate.

This North Bay Road home boasts almost 13,000 sf of living space with 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms.  It has 170? of open bay water frontage and sits on a 43,690 sf lot.  It was built in 1935 and obviously remodeled (DUH) and although it has a nice charming 30?s feel to it, it also feels modern.

It is modestly priced at $20 Million $18.999 Million and could have Chris Bosh as a neighbor close by …and not to mention “Matt Damon appeal.”

Here are some exterior shots:

Matt Damon Miami Beach by Miamism.com

 

The marketing description reads (let me know if you need translating):

Your own private retreat in the heart of Miami Beach awaits you on prestigious upper N Bay Rd. Situated on a rare double lot w/170? of water frontage, Maravilla boasts breathtaking, unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay & beyond. The pool house w/full summer kitchen allows for easy entertaining & a rooftop terrace provides panoramic views of the entire property. The 2-stry main house features a theatre rm, wine cellar, custom ofc, oversized living rm overlooking the water, gourmet kitchen. 2BR/2BA guest hse.

And finally, the interior:

matt damon miami beach by miamism.com

 

If you are interested in this house or any other Miami Beach home, please email us at mattdamonmb@miamism.com.  No curious onlookers please, just real buyers…and don’t get offended if we ask for proof.

**property information courtesy of South East Florida Multiple Listing Service**

Shakira’s Miami Beach Home for Sale

August 1, 2013

Shakira Miami Beach Home For Sale

Miami Celebrity Real Estate News spreads quickly!! We just heard that Shakira is selling her Miami Beach home for $14,950,000 $12,990,000.  Please say it isn’t so!! First Matt Damon, and now Shakira :(

The listing history shows that she purchased the property back in August of 2001 for $3,380,000, but she added square footage and totally remodeled it.  It also shows a few cancelled listings at $5.9 Million back in 2005 and 2007 as well as $45,000 rentals.

The home is located on North Bay Road and it’s obviously a waterfront home with open bay views.  Features are:

  • 8,355 sq ft of living space
  • originally built in 1951 – so we’re talking Mid-century modern taken to current contemporary standards.
  • 20,726 sq ft lot
  • 100′ + of water frontage
  • 6 bedrooms / 8.5 bathrooms
  • dock and boatlift

Home description in ALL CAPS:

MINIMALISM, SIMPLICITY & PURITY OF LINE EMBRACE THIS COMPLETELY REMODELED MIAMI BEACH WATERFRONT ZEN SANCTUARY ON NORTH BAY ROAD.  LIGHT WOOD FLOORS SPRAWL THROUGHOUT THIS 6B/8.5B RESIDENCE, PROVIDING 8,355 SQ.FT. OF LIVING AREA.  STATE-OF-THE-ART KITCHEN, MIELE APPLIANCES, SUB-ZERO REFRIGERATOR, IPE HARDWOOD POOL DECK, DIRECT ACCESS TO BAY & DOCK, MASTER ON SECOND FLOOR W/NURSERY OR OFFICE, SPLIT PLAN GUEST QUARTERS, GYM AND MUCH MORE.  ALL MINUTES AWAY FROM THE GLITZ & GLAMOUR OF SOUTH BEACH!

Here are some photos of the property and interior pics were omitted to protect Shakira’s privacy .

Shakira's Miami Beach Home For Sale via miamism.com

If you are interested in purchasing this home, please contact us at Shakira@Miamism.com or call Ines directly at 305-206-9366

A-Rod sells his Miami Beach Mansion

May 23, 2013

We told you back in August of 2012 that A-Rod had listed his Miami Beach home for $38 Million and now we have word that he sold it for $30 Million to a supposed Palm Beach Resident.

A-rod selling miami beach home

I’m sure his neighbors will be happy since they were complaining about all the parties at A-Rod’s crib.  Take a look at the construction photos we took while the house was being built – a true modern masterpiece!

A-Rod's Miami Beach Home - construction by miamism

Before the North Bay Road home was pulled off the market in January, it was listed for $38 Million with 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 2 half-baths and almost 20,000 sf of living space.  And did we mention the 275? of open bay water frontage?  This Miami Beach celebrity home is nothing short of spectacular and almost makes Chris Bosh’s home look like in-law quarters.  And although Anna Kournikova’s home was short of a tennis court, Alex’s crib even has a batting cage.  The selling description reads as follows:

Uninterrupted, panoramic views of the water and the Miami Skyline fill this extraordinary new Modern Masterpiece sitting on over an acre of lush grounds on prestigious N Bay Road in Miami Beach. Completely gated and walled in featuring 275 ft. of water frontage and 2 docks. Over 20,000 sq.ft. of chic and elegant spaces completely surrounded by 12? walls of impact glass. Finely detailed with extensive use of Coral Rock, White Oak floors, Ipe wood, Marble and exquisitely decorated by renowned Edward Briggs design. Zen like outdoor/indoor living spaces, Gourmet open kitchen, spectacular Home Theater, covered terraces, vanishing edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen area and Guest House. Amazing separate gym with steam room overlooking the bay. 2,200 sq.ft. Master Suite with atrium, sitting area, his and hers baths and oversized closets. Rooftop Deck and 3,000 sq.ft. sports room. Commercial sized elevator, Full home Generator, Creston lighting, 16 security cameras and surround sound system throughout.

House Porn at its best, that’s why we love Miami Beach.  Here are some photos:

Congrats Alex!! You made a killing!! But we don’t want to see you go, so please tell me you have another Miami project in mind.

Matt Damon’s Miami Beach Home For Sale

April 14, 2013

matt damon's Miami Beach home for sale via miamism.com

Thank you Curbed Miami for giving us the scoop on Matt Damon and his Miami Beach home being for sale.  I have to admit that I don’t have many crushes on actors, but there’s something about Matt Damon – he won me over with his “Good Will Hunting” performance and I would probably be star struck if I saw him (GASP).  So enough about Matt and let’s talk real estate.

This North Bay Road home boasts almost 13,000 sf of living space with 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms.  It has 170′ of open bay water frontage and sits on a 43,690 sf lot.  It was built in 1935 and obviously remodeled (DUH) and although it has a nice charming 30′s feel to it, it also feels modern.

It is modestly priced at $20 Million and could have Chris Bosh as a neighbor close by …and not to mention “Matt Damon appeal.”

Here are some exterior shots:

Matt Damon Miami Beach by Miamism.com

 

The marketing description reads (let me know if you need translating):

Your own private retreat in the heart of Miami Beach awaits you on prestigious upper N Bay Rd. Situated on a rare double lot w/170′ of water frontage, Maravilla boasts breathtaking, unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay & beyond. The pool house w/full summer kitchen allows for easy entertaining & a rooftop terrace provides panoramic views of the entire property. The 2-stry main house features a theatre rm, wine cellar, custom ofc, oversized living rm overlooking the water, gourmet kitchen. 2BR/2BA guest hse.

And finally, the interior:

matt damon miami beach by miamism.com

If you are interested in this house or any other Miami Beach home, please email us at mattdamonmb@miamism.com.  No curious onlookers please, just real buyers…and don’t get offended if we ask for proof.

**property information courtesy of South East Florida Multiple Listing Service**

JLo’s Old Miami Beach Home for Sale

August 30, 2012

We reported back in September of 2010 that JLo’s old North Bay Road home was on the market for $29 Million. Shortly thereafter, the listing price was increased to $34.5 Million and then again to $42.5 Million before being taken off the market in November of last year. The news is that the current owner, Mr. Gainer, has decided to re-list his gorgeous Miami Beach home with a celebrity history for $40 Million. That’s $2 Million above A-Rod’s house just a short distance away.  The selling description has changed to read:

An ultimate retreat bayfront treasure nestled among a forest of swaying palm trees, outlined by exquisite gardens, koi pond and completely transformed to a sophisticated residence with impeccable style. Wide bay views of iconic Miami skyline! Foyer witha 2-story rotunda illuminating cupola,vaulted ceiling, dining,theater, wine cellar, Tensui water purifier for entire house, lutron/creston systems. Master suite features massive walk-in closets w/security doors, private terrace.

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photo courtesy of Kalumba2009 on Flicker – creative commons license

Jennifer Lopez’ Old home listed for sale …. as reported back in 2010 by Miamism

Who says buying a celebrity’s home doesn’t add value to a transaction?  Just the fact that this home was once owned by Jennifer Lopez is enough for anyone to jump on it at top dollar.  According to The Wall Street Journal,

The seller is Mark Gainor, a health-care entrepreneur, and his wife Elyse Gainor, who purchased the home for $13.9 million in 2005 from the singer/actress Jennifer Lopez.

The 12,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and views of downtown Miami. Mr. Gainor says he spent four years gut-renovating the 1929-built waterfront home, which is on 1.2 acres. Landscape architect and designer Edwina von Gal, who has created gardens for clients like Calvin Klein, created a half-acre garden with coral stone and palm trees. The home also has a pool overlooking the water, a 6,000-gallon koi pond and a boat dock.

Although the MLS shows a closing price of $9.5 Million in 2005 – we’re still talking JLo.  The house does sit just south of La Gorce Island on North Bay Road with spectacular open bay views – but JLo and Gainor as “past owners”, would price this house at almost $2,400/sq.ft. …. a hefty price to pay for beauty, location and celebrity status.  The MLS describes the waterfront mansion as:

Exquisite Contemporary restoration of a 1929 Mediterranean estate. Former JLO manse completely transformed to a sophisticated residence by designers Lorraine Letendre & Edwina von Gal. Impeccable style + grace upon entry thru illuminated copula. Serene aesthetic runs throughout spacious living areas, formal dining w vaulted ceiling, arched windows/doors open to exotic gardens, koi pond, Dominican coral  patio w/ Zoysia grass, coconut palms & grand views of Miami skyline. 200 Ft of wide bayfront.

Features include:

  • Listed on 9/17/2010 for $29,000,000
  • 12,153 sq.ft. of living space
  • 7 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / 3 half-baths
  • 52,881 sq.ft. lot (184′ X 286′)
  • 3-car garage
  • built in 1929 but completely remodeled
  • headed pool
  • Large dock with lift
  • Master suite with huge walk-in closets
  • gym
  • offices
  • elevator
  • wine cellar
  • cabana
  • summer kitchen
  • security cameras
  • North Bay Road Location
  • 200′ of open bay frontage

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But now to the good stuff – here are some exterior photos of the gorgeous Miami Beach Mansion.

and some photos of the impeccable interiors:

**originally published Sept. 19th, 2010**

Curbed Miami mentions price increase

WSJ reports on relist price

A-Rod selling his Miami Beach Home

August 14, 2012

There is no way A-Rod even moved into his brand new Miami Beach home and now we are hearing word from Curbed Miami that he’s selling it!  We have been documenting the construction since he bought the lot in 2010 for $7.4 Million.   The lot was listed for $8.3 Million with the following description (yes, in all caps):

FABULOUS N. BAY RD. LOCATION! NEARLY 47,000 SQ. FT. OF LAND WITH 230 FEET ON WIDE BAY. CLEARED AND READY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. THIS IS AN UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY TO OWN OVER AN ACRE IN THIS PRESTIGIOUS LOCATION. LOT IS COMPOSED OF TWO SEPARATE PARCELS AVAILABLE FOR SALE LOT #36 FOR 4.1M (19,786SQ FT) LOT #35 FOR 4.9M (26,757 SQ FT).

The North Bay Road house is listed for $38 Million and has 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 2 half-baths and almost 20,000 sf of living space.  And did we mention the 275′ of open bay water frontage?  This Miami Beach celebrity home is nothing short of spectacular and almost makes Chris Bosh’s home look like in-law quarters.  And although Anna Kournikova’s homewas short of a tennis court, Alex’s crib even has a batting cage.  The selling description reads as follows:

Uninterrupted, panoramic views of the water and the Miami Skyline fill this extraordinary new Modern Masterpiece sitting on over an acre of lush grounds on prestigious N Bay Road in Miami Beach. Completely gated and walled in featuring 275 ft. of water frontage and 2 docks. Over 20,000 sq.ft. of chic and elegant spaces completely surrounded by 12′ walls of impact glass. Finely detailed with extensive use of Coral Rock, White Oak floors, Ipe wood, Marble and exquisitely decorated by renowned Edward Briggs design. Zen like outdoor/indoor living spaces, Gourmet open kitchen, spectacular Home Theater, covered terraces, vanishing edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen area and Guest House. Amazing separate gym with steam room overlooking the bay. 2,200 sq.ft. Master Suite with atrium, sitting area, his and hers baths and oversized closets. Rooftop Deck and 3,000 sq.ft. sports room. Commercial sized elevator, Full home Generator, Creston lighting, 16 security cameras and surround sound system throughout.

House Porn at its best, that’s why we love Miami Beach.  Here are some photos:

Thank you Sean (at Curbed Miami) for the celebrity home scoop!  And now who’s looking to buy a hot new crib with endless views and magnificent Miami sunsets?  Please call us ;)

Billy Joel lists his Miami Beach Mansion for sale

May 12, 2012

Billy Joel just listed his Miami Beach home for $14,750,000.  Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Piano Man himself is selling his home located in prestigious La Gorce Island, in Miami Beach.  Another Miami Beach Celebrity home on the market, this one is a Mediterranean Revival style home with wide bay views and 150 feet of water frontage.

The house has 8,881 sf of living space, with 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 1 half bath.  It sits on a 30,330m sf lot and has a private dock , amazing pool area and views to die for.

Tax records show that the home was purchased in February of 2006 for $13.5 Million.  The selling description reads:

Elegant 7 bedroom 8.5 bath Mediterranean waterfront estate is situated on prestigious La Gorce Island.  this 8,881 sq ft home boasts expansive open areas with breathtaking views of the bay.  Luxurious bar with wine cellar, gourmet chefs kitchen, formal living and dining room, office and sumptuous master suite all of which showcase the finest details and finishes.  Perfect home for entertaining with outdoor summer kitchen.  Over 150 feet of water frontage.

Ricky Martin Sells Miami Beach Home

April 19, 2012

Ricky Martin sells his Miami Beach home for $10.6 Million, according to the recently closed sale showing in the multiple listing service.  He listed the home for sale back in 2007 for $16.9 million and did not sell.  Then the house was put back on the market in 2010 for $12.5 Million.

We also know that the Latin Hearthrob’s Miami Beach home had gotten some interest from none other than Beyonce and JayZ.

Ricky Martin also recently sold his Golden Beach home for $6.3 Million.

Does this mean Ricky is leaving Miami for good?? I really hope not since he has a serious fan base here that adores him.  Whatever the reason for selling, best wishes from Miamism to Ricky Martin!

Here’s what we had to say about Ricky Martin’s Miami Beach Home back in 2010.

North Bay Road Mansion – Listing price $13,500,000 $12,500,000

The home’s listing history shows it went on the market in February of 2007 for $16.9 Million, was decreased to $15.9 in February of 2008, then increased to $19.5 Million a day later and was taken off the market in June of 2008.  Talk about a pricing roller coaster!  Fact is, it’s still a gorgeous bay front home with a very picturesque celebrity history which is very positive and very Miami.

It’s a 9,491 square foot home with 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 2 half-baths.  It sits on a 105 ft  X 184 ft lot with 105 feet of open bay frontage.  It has a 4-car garage, private dock, media room, elevator and plenty of incredible and luxurious details – perfect example of Miami Beach Luxury Living.

The Multiple Listing Service’s description reads as follows:

Mediterranean masterpiece with breathtaking open bay views from every room. Featuring 7 bedrooms, adjoining courtyard-view guest quarters, 8 full baths, 2 half baths including cabana, fully wired media room and elevator. This private estate is the epitome of luxury living featuring the finest in detailed finishes including solid mahogany doors, ceiling treatments, fireplaces, travertine marble throughout, and crown moldings. Spacious gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, full bar. Jacuzzi and pool.

I love the fact that Miami is packed with Celebrity Properties.  It’s common knowledge that these properties sell for more because of their former owners.  Truth is that because they are desirable,  Miami Beach celebrity homes carry a hefty price tag.

Anna Kournikova sells her Miami Beach Home

February 7, 2012

You may remember us telling you back in May of last year, that Anna Kournikova’s Sunset Island home was for sale.

Yes, sexy tennis star Anna Kournikova is selling her Miami Beach home for $9.4 Million.  The home is not open bay and is located on Sunset Island number 3 in Miami Beach and unlike what you may think, it doesn’t have a tennis court either.  We love to get the scoop on Miami Celebrities and their crash pads and I have to add that Anna seems to have great taste, based on her choice of finishes, decor, and boyfriend. (cough….Enrique Iglesias….cough).

The Wall Street Journal just published that,

Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova has sold her 6,630-square-foot home on Miami Beach’s exclusive guard-gated Sunset Island for $7.4 million.

The property does not appear as closed or even under contract on the multiple listing service, but we will take the WSJ’s word for it.  Anna Kournikova bought back in 2000 for $5 Million…and sold at $2 Million under asking price.  What does that tell you?  It’s not about the low ball offer, it’s about getting comps and paying what the home is worth!  We told you in our yearly real estate analysis for Miami Beach waterfront homes, that the average price per square foot in The Sunset Islands was $924 and this celebrity home sold at $1,116 …. which means the home sold at comparable market value and the $2 Million discount just means the house was overpriced.

Congratulations to Kournikova and the new lucky home owners!

Beyonce checks out Ricky Martin’s Miami Beach Home

December 15, 2011

One of the fun things about Miami Beach real estate is the fact that celebrity ownership adds an extra “oomph” to a home’s price tag.  Nothing like buying a Miami Beach home that was previously owned by a megastar.

Wether it’s Anna Kournikova’s home, J’Lo’s home, Oprah’s Fisher Island Condo or even Chris Bosh’s pad – we all like to know how our favorite celebrities live.  Putting all that aside, imagine the intangible value of a home that was owned by 3 different celebs?

The examiner published today that Beyonce and Jay-Z may buy Ricky Martin’s home in Miami Beach.  We’ve told you about this home before and the fact that it has been lowered from its 2007 original ticket price of $16.9 Million to $12.5 Million.  We really can’t confirm if this is true or not, but are super excited to hear that Beyonce and Jay-Z are looking to live in Miami.

Well…one thing is for sure, Ricky Martin has been known to give great discounts when it comes to his South Florida homes, so this may be Beyonce and Jay-Z’s lucky day (not that they need it).  Ricky recently sold his Golden Beach home at a 30% discount – that would lower his Miami Beach home to $8.75 Million.  Not bad for a North Bay Road mansion with open bay views.

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