The lifestyles of the rich and famous fascinate many people but do you know just how the top celebrities, athletes, and extremely wealthy individuals live? Miami is home (or second/third/fourth home) to an impressive list of some of the most famous people in the United States and the world. Known for its tropical environment, famous beaches, designer shopping and extravagant nightlife, it is easy to see why so many celebrities choose to spend time here. Here are some of the most luxurious celebrity homes in Miami.
The King’s Palace– LeBron James’ magnificent house stands three-stories tall overlooking the open bay. Built in 2010, 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms can be found in this 12,000 square foot estate. Located in Coconut Grove, The King had a sommelier’s wine cellar, custom theater, and a guest home. Outside you will find 4,500 square feet of entertaining space that features an infinity edge pool and a concrete dock that is big enough for two 60’ yachts. Asking $15,000,000.
Matt Damon’s Miami Beach Estate– with an address of Miami Beach, Matt Damon had a rather large slice of paradise with his Miami home. A 12,700 square foot mansion sits upon a 43,600 square foot lot with 170’ of water frontage overlooking Biscayne Bay. The estate includes seven bedrooms, 9 ½ bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, custom theater and wine cellar. There is even a pool house with a full summer kitchen for outdoor entertaining. Sold for $15,375,000.
Versace Mansion– situated on the famous Ocean Drive, the Versace Mansion is a true masterpiece. 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms can be found inside of this 23,462 square foot luxurious mansion. Each room features hand-painted walls and ceiling frescoes and the pool has a 54’ long mosaic tiled masterpiece and lined with 24K gold. Designed to be a work of art. Sold for $41,500,000.
Lil’ Wayne’s Masterpiece– one of the biggest names in rap/hip-hop, at one time, Lil’ Wayne owned this 15,101’ square foot home on La Gorce Island, which is an oasis. Featuring rich woods, highlighted with glass, steel, marble and granite, this ultra modern home is visually stunning. The master suite is two-stories and can be accessed through the private elevator. There is a 3-bedroom guesthouse on the lot as well. Asking $12,000,000.
Rick Pitino’s Mediterranean Escape– located just outside of Miami in Indian Creek Village, the University of Louisville Head Basketball Coach came here to escape in the off-season. A 53,696 square foot private lot gives more privacy than anyone could need and nestled on the water is the 7,295 square foot home. Featuring 6 bedrooms and 6 ½ baths, along with an open kitchen/family room, private gym, and a formal dining room. The master suite has stunning mahogany floors, a marble bath and an open balcony with a breathtaking panoramic view. Asking $23,900,000.
Home of Jennifer Lopez, now Phil Collins home– J. Lo bought and exquisitely restored this 1929 Mediterranean estate with the help of designers Lorraine Letendre & Edwina von Gal. Vaulted ceilings throughout the mansion, arched windows and doors lead to each room and the property features exotic gardens and a koi pond. There are 7 bedrooms and 8 ½ bathrooms that give plenty of room for guests. 184’ of frontage, sold for $33,000,000.
Calvin Klein’s Mansion– Asking $16,000,000.
Floyd Mayweather House– Sold for $7,700,000.
These are just a few of the highest-profile individuals that purchased homes in the Miami area. A-list Hollywood celebrities, some of the world’s top athletes, coaches, designers, and musicians are just a sample of the professions that the ultra-wealthy homeowners of Miami hold. If you’re looking for your own piece of luxury in the Miami area, contact Viac Luxury Real Estate at www.viac-miami.com for more information.