Inside The Florida Castle Where Dwayne Wade And Gabrielle Union Wed!

    Posted by Cristin  |  September 2, 2014  |  11:23 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union's Wedding Mansion

    Miami, FL

    Home Stats

    3 stories, moat, custom-built, 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms



    NBA baller Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union wed this weekend…and they did it in style!

    The newlyweds exchanged vows at a private, custom-built, castle-like estate in the Miami area, complete with a moat!

    The black-and-white affair was attended by sports and Hollywood A-listers, and guests were able to explore the grounds of the gorgeous venue, a for-sale home called “Chateau Artisan” that was recently up for grabs for $12.8 million.

    Designed and built in 2007 by famed architect Charles Sieger, the fabulous 14-acre estate sits in the middle of a moat, with water on all sides. The home has 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a wine cellar, sprawling lawns, a koi pond and incredible gardens.

    If the moat isn’t enough, in case of emergencies, the home has impact glass and a full-house generator.

    The castle, with all its bells and whistles, was the perfect place for Dwayne and Gabrielle to start their ‘fairy tale’ life.


      Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather Throwing The Towel On Miami Condo; Lists For $2.6M

      Posted by Vanessa  |  July 17, 2014  |  3:45 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Floyd "Money" Mayweather

      Sunny Isles Beach, FL

      Most Known For

      10-time world champion professional boxer

      Home Stats

      4-bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3,020 square-foot high-rise condo



      Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., arguably today’s most notable professional boxer, has landed some hard-punching headlines in his day, but say what you may about the 10-time world champion, he is now being given a title that is sure to break some necks – Floyd Mayweather, family man.

      According to his listing agent, the recent 2014 ESPY Award Winning “Best Fighter” is ready to throw the towel on his stunning 4-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Miami Beach high-rise for a single-family home so that his growing children “to have space to run around.”

      Seeking nearly $2.6 million for his 3,020 square-foot penthouse suite, Mayweather the businessman is hoping to make a $1.1 million-dollar profit on the sale. According to property records, he stayed true to his “money” nickname and purchased the condo for $1.5 million in cash back in 2010.

      The luxury condo sits in the heart of Miami Beach and offers spectacular ocean views. High-end interior designers ‘Luxury Interiors by Steven G’ have created a mid-century modern oasis with marble and hardwood flooring with sleek fixtures throughout. The roomy kitchen features a flat island stove with stainless steel hood surrounded by modern cabinets. The small boutique style building comes fully equipped with swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, 24-hour security and clubhouse.

      Images via listing agent Tanash Pettigrew and Galleria International Realty.

        Latin Crooner Alejandro Sanz Asking $18M For Sizzling South Beach Estate

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 10, 2014  |  12:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


        Alejandro Sanz

        Miami, FL

        Most Known For

        Spanish singer-songwriter and musician who has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.

        Home Stats

        33,000 square foot waterfront lot, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, gated



        Spanish singer/songwriter, Alejandro Sanz, is selling his sizzling South Beach estate for a lot more than a song! Just listed, the gorgeous waterfront home has price tag of $18 million! The property sits on a 33,000 square foot lot, with an exterior pool, tennis court, loggia and private dock!

        The more than 8,000 square foot home features 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, high ceilings, a formal dining room, and an in-home recording studio. Perfect for those that want to be close to the action, the property is a 10-minute walk to Lincoln Road in South Beach.
        The home was designed and restored by famed architect Wallace Tutt.
        Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

          Matt Damon Price Chops Waterfront Miami Mansion By $1 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 19, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

          Matt Damon

          Miami, FL

          Most Known For

          Oscar-winner and actor, star of the "Bourne" movies, and more

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, 12,705 square feet, 170 feet of bay frontage, pool



          Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has just price chopped his waterfront Miami mansion by $1 million dollars.

          Originally listed for $20 million, Damon’s Miami home sat on the market for nearly 8 months before he cut a solid mil from the asking price in hopes that the new, improved $18,999,0000 price tag will entice a buyer.

          The historic house, dubbed “Maravilla,” was built in 1935 and sits on a rare double lot with an incredible 170 feet of bay frontage and unobstructed bay views.

          Inside, 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms sprawl out over 12,705 square feet of living space. Highlights include a theater room, wine cellar, custom office, oversized living room, a gourmet kitchen and a spa-like bath and private terrace overlooking the water.

          The pool house has a full outdoor summer kitchen for entertaining and the property is rounded out by a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guesthouse adjacent to the sparkling pool.

          Damon, his wife Lucinda and their children currently live on the West Coast in a massive $15 Million Pacific Palisades mansion.

          The Jills from Coldwell Banker hold the listing.

            Matt Drudge Sells Miami-area Mansion For $1.575 Million

            Posted by Cristin  |  November 4, 2013  |  12:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


            Matt Drudge

            Miami, FL

            Most Known For

            Conservative political commentator and owner of "Drudge Report"

            Home Stats

            3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,606 square feet, waterfront



            Powerful conservative political commentator and Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge has just offloaded one of his Miami-area mansions for $1.575 million.

            According to property records originally uncovered by The Real Deal,  Drudge sold the Mediterranean-style home on the man-made Rivo Alto island near Miami Beach to FedEx senior executive Don Colleran.

            The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,609 square foot estate off the Venetian Causeway was on the market for a short 11 day window before it went under contract with Colleran.

            Drudge paid $1.4 million for the three-story home in 2003. Aside from this home, he owns additional property in South Florida, including two homes in the Redland area of Miami. In 2011, he bought a large property for $1.45 million, and in February 2013, he paid $700,000 in cash for his next door neighbor’s smaller property in order to combine the parcels and make one large compound.

            Prior to those purchases, Drudge lived in a condominium at the Four Seasons in Downtown Miami, where supermodel and “Real Housewives of Miami” start Joanna Krupa recently bought a condo for $1.37 million.

            Images via the MLS.

              Shakira Asks $14.95 Million For Waterfront Miami Mansion

              Posted by Cristin  |  July 30, 2013  |  11:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,



              Miami, FL

              Most Known For

              Columbian-born international superstar, former "The Voice" judge

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 8,355 square feet, pool, waterfront



              Shakira is selling in Miami!

              The stunning international superstar and “The Voice” judge is saying goodbye to the waterfront Miami mansion she’s owned since September 2001. Property records we peeped show that the Colombian-born hottie and new mommy paid $3,380,000 for a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 6,672 square foot home just minutes from the glitz of South Beach.

              Now, the home is on the market with a big time price tag – $14,950,000. In the 12 years Shakira has owned the sleek pad, she added 3 additional bedrooms, 4 more bathrooms and almost 1,700 more square feet to the already large and luxe estate.

              With a new baby and a life that keeps her away from Florida, it’s no longer “Whenever, Wherever” for the settled-down Shakira, who is now ready to part with the waterfront Zen sanctuary. Fully remodeled, the home has light wood floors that sprawl throughout the home and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master bedroom on the second floor has an adjoining nursery or office and the rest of the home has guest quarters and a gym.

              Outside, a hardwood deck surrounds a pool and the backyard has direct access to the bay via a private dock.

              Ben Moss and Katrina Campins of The Campins Company are the listing agents. Photos by Enrique Colls.




                Billy Joel Sells Miami Mansion To Italian Billionaire

                Posted by Cristin  |  June 11, 2013  |  3:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


                Billy Joel

                Miami Beach, FL

                Most Known For

                Crooning some of the most classic hits of all time

                Home Stats

                7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, pool, 165 feet of water frontage



                The ‘Piano Man’ is Movin Out!’ Singer Billy Joel has sold his nearly 9,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival style mansion on Miami Beach’s swanky La Gorce Island for just under $14,000,000. Property records show the buyer is the deep-pocketed Italian billionaire shoe and handbag mogul Diego Della Valle, who founded and still owns a controlling interest in the Italian luxury leather goods brand Tods.

                Joel paid $13.5M in 2006 for the 8,880-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, set on a .67-acre slice of waterfront on the luxe, celeb-studded island of La Gorce.

                The home boasts expansive open areas with breathtaking views of the bay. Home amenities include a 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. A must have in Miami, the home has 165 feet of water frontage and room for new owner Valle’s yacht.


                  Report: Rosie O’Donnell Sells Swank Miami Home

                  Posted by Cristin  |  June 11, 2013  |  8:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Rosie O'Donnell

                  Miami, FL

                  Most Known For

                  Controversial former daytime talking head

                  Home Stats

                  6 bedrooms, 5.5. bathrooms, 11,104 square feet



                  Time to take down the “For Sale” sign? According to the always-in-the-know Real Estalker, chat show hostess Rosie O’Donnell has sold her waterfront mansion on Miami Beach’s Star Island for $12,675,000 to an unknown buyer. While property records do not yet reflect the sale, sources close to the deal say it’s in the bag.

                  Property records DO show that the actress, comedienne and former “The View” co-host bought the 1+ acre property in March 1999 for $6,750,000. O’Donnell first listed the home on the open market in March 2012 with a $19,500,000 price tag. In March 2013, the price was cut to $17,500,000. With no buyer coming forward with that kind of cold, hard cash, O’Donnell had to dig deeper into her profit margin to get the deal done.

                  The home is a gem on the high-priced celebrity enclave of Star Island and the entrance and brick motorcourt is punctuated by a massive tree. The home opens to a double height foyer and formal living and dining rooms. There’s also a den/library/office, media room, and a well-equipped, two-island kitchen that’s open to a family room and informal dining area. The second-floor bedrooms include a vast master suite with sitting room, fireplace, private office, and direct access to a large terrace that overlooks the water.


                    A-Rod Selling His Grand Slam $38M Miami Mansion

                    Posted by Cristin  |  August 13, 2012  |  7:50 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


                    Alex Rodriguez

                    Miami, FL

                    Most Known For

                    New York Yankees third baseman

                    Home Stats

                    20,000+ square feet, 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, waterfront



                    Talk about some grand slam real estate! A-Rod, the New York Yankees’ third basemen with a sky-high $275M contract has just listed his big baller beachfront Miami mansion for $38M.

                    A-Rod, known to change his mind often in his personal life, has now decided to part ways with the slick and stunning waterfront Miami mansion he has only owned since 2010. He built and supervised the construction of the home (often seen on-site with his then-love Cameron Diaz), and eventually moved into the mansion in October 2011. Less than a year later, A-Rod found A-Realtor and listed the home for $38M.

                    Listed with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami, the high-priced waterfront bachelor pad has uninterrupted, panoramic views of the water and the Miami skyline.  Dubbed an “extraordinary new modern masterpiece,” the home sits on over an acre of lush grounds on one of the most prestigious streets in Miami Beach. Completely gated and walled for privacy, the mansion features an an expansive 275 feet of water frontage and 2 docks.

                    Over 20,000 square feet of chic and elegant spaces are completely surrounded by 12′ walls of impact glass. The home is finely detailed throughout with extensive use of coral rock, white oak floors, epe wood and marble. As if a well-to-do bachelor would do anything less, A-Rod had the home exquisitely decorated by renowned Edward Briggs design.

                    Perfect for Miami, the 9-bedroom, 13-bathroom home possesses Zen-like outdoor/indoor living spaces,  a gourmet open kitchen, spectacular home theater, covered terraces, vanishing edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen area and guest house. Inside the main residence, the master suite clocks in at 2,200 square feet and features an atrium, sitting area, his/hers baths and oversized closets.

                    An amazing separate gym with steam room and 3,000 square foot sports room with batting cages overlooks the bay. The house also comes complete with a commercial-sized elevator, full home generator, and 16 security cameras and surround sound system throughout.

                     Mayi de la Vega holds the listing.