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Miami’s 10 biggest celebrity homes of 2017

Tracking Miami’s juiciest listings owned by the biggest names

A rendering of the Aria on the Bay penthouse’s rooftop terrace
A rendering of Giancarlo Stanton’s penthouse terrace at Aria on the Bay
Courtesy of Melo Group

With Miami serving as a popular housing destination for celebrities—whether it be as a primary place of residence or as a second, third, or even fourth option—we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at 2017’s juiciest homes to hit and/or depart the market.

Apologies to Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters, who landed a 17,700-square-foot mansion in Pinecrest for $7.4 million earlier this year because in his mind, he should probably top our list. We settled for an honorable mention.

In no particular order, here are the 10 biggest celebrity home sales/listings/reductions of the past year in the Miami metro area.


Birdman

It’s been a big year for Birdmans living in Miami.

Former Heat center Chris “Birdman” Andersen listed his Pinecrest residence for $4 million while rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams’ respek-laden mansion in Miami Beach hit the market asking $20 million.

Inside Birdman’s $20 million home, which is for sale on Miami Beach’s Palm Island
Inside Birdman’s $20 million home, which is for sale on Miami Beach’s Palm Island
Courtesy of Brett Harris of Douglas Elliman/Photos by Dan Forer

Michael Caine

Alfred’s South Beach pad is down to $7.8 million, after asking as much as $8.7 million in July. The 4,154-square-foot residence offers four bedrooms, over 2,000 square feet of terrace space, and a home theater, of course.

However, the Apogee Tower condo on the seventh floor is currently listed as pending.

via John Lennon of South Pointe Drive Realy

Celine Dion

The legendary singer finally found a buyer for her oceanfront Florida mansion equipped with a water park in the backyard but the official sale price wasn’t anything close to the $38.5 million that was initially reported.

After first hitting the market for a whopping $72 million in August 2013, the 20,000-square-foot estate in Jupiter Island actually sold for $28 million, per the Palm Beach Daily News, which was less than half of the original ask from nearly four years ago.


Giancarlo Stanton

The reigning National League MVP not only landed a new penthouse in Edgewater but also a new team after the Marlins, a continuous laughingstock of a franchise, shipped their dynamic slugger to the Yankees a few weeks ago.

Perhaps Giancarlo holds onto his new construction pad overlooking the bay upon completion because he certainly can afford it and it should be a nice investment.

A rendering of the Aria on the Bay penthouse’s rooftop terrace Courtesy of Melo Group

Tommy Hilfiger

Located on Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach, the 14,075-square-foot mansion with an ocean for a backyard features interior design by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and includes 100 feet of water frontage. It’s now down to $25.9 million.

Tommy Hilfiger’s mansion in Golden Beach, with the ocean and sand in front of a large modern white home Courtesy of The Jills

Calvin Klein

The notorious fashion designer found a buyer for his waterfront Miami Beach sanctuary, which sold for $13.15 million last February. The historic 1920s home is located on North Bay Road and initially listed for $16 million.

Highlighted by 113 feet of unobstructed water frontage along Biscayne Bay, the 5,800-square-foot residence includes yacht dockage, five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a long infinity pool enclosed by bamboo trees on both sides.

Calvin Klein’s former home in Miami Beach, showing a standout bay view Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Chris Bosh

Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, listed their waterfront mansion on North Bay Road for $18 million a few weeks ago. The 12,368-square-foot modern residence was built in 2009 and designed by Touzet Studio. The Miami Heat legend purchased the home for $12.33 million in 2010, records show.

Courtesy of listing agent Diane Lieberman of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Zaha Hadid

Hadid’s unique Miami Beach condo, which originally hit the market in the spring asking $10 million, re-listed for $6.5 million in November.

The current ask represents a 35 percent reduction for the stunning former residence of the late Pritzker-winning architect. Located in the W South Beach, the combination unit features the signature curves found across Hadid’s sensational projects.

Courtesy of Angelica Garcia and Ivan Chorney of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty/Photo by zignavisual

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family regular sold her Miami Beach studio for $150,000 this year. She was living in the unit in the mid-1990s when she first arrived in South Florida to launch her acting and modeling career.

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Julio Iglesias

The asking price for Julio’s four adjacent waterfront lots in Miami Beach’s Indian Creek Village: $150 million!

The prime land (Lots 4-7) faces west, sizing up at eight acres while offering 800 feet of water frontage along Biscayne Bay. The Spanish singer’s land encompasses about 10 percent of all the residential property on the island.

Courtesy of The Jills