Originally listed for sale way back in March of 2012, the penthouse at the top of Brickell's Palace Condominium, which was originally built for (but never lived in by) Leona Helmsley, before she sold it to a Saudi Sheik, is still looking for a buyer, for exactly one million less, at $3.2 million. According to listing records, it took a break from the market in 2013, and was re-listed November 4th, with listing photos that rather play down its Arabian splendor. Fortunately, they were in the Curbed archives.
Having developed the building, an Arquitectonica-designed Miami classic, "Queen of Mean" Leona and husband Harry Helmsley first reserved the palatial roost for themselves, but sold it new to Saudi Sheik Al-Shaalan in 1981. He transformed the 5,000 square foot, three level abode into the exotic wonderland it is now. All the guns were added by the following owner, a collector of antique weaponry.
· The Taj Miami of Leona Helmsley and a Sheik is $4.2 Million [Curbed Miami]
· 1451 Brickell Avenue Unit A4000 [Redfin]