Miami’s Hottest Deals: Top Celebrity Real Estate Buys of 2020
Feb 15, 2021 February 15, 2021
It all started with the Superbowl last year! As the NFL championship came to Miami in 2020, it brought along a flurry of celebrity buyers who wanted to move to Miami and make the Magic City home. From chart-topping music artists to sports stars and more, the list of A-listers kept growing through the year, regardless of the pandemic. In fact, the desire for bigger spaces, waterfront living, ultra-luxury amenities, and a lifestyle that offers ready access to the outdoors year-round had the likes of Pharell Williams wanting to quarantine themselves in their latest purchase.
As you read below, you will discover that for some of these celebrities, a new Miami estate only meant a return home (like Jennifer Lopez), while for others it was their very first time owning in the city (like David and Victoria Beckham). Here’s looking at the Top Celebrity Buyers of 2020 that purchased an estate, single-family home or condo in Miami:
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Who: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod)
(Award-winning singer, actress, investor, producer and her former-MLB player plus investor husband)
Where: 13 Star Island Drive, Star Island, Miami Beach
How Much: $32.5 million
What: 15,011-square-foot, Mediterranean-style, two-story, waterfront mansion featuring 10 bedrooms. Also includes 100 feet of water frontage, a dock, pool with Jacuzzi, cabana, covered bar, a chef’s kitchen, library, and wine room.
Who: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
(Former President’s daughter and investor/developer son-in-law)
Where: 4 Indian Creek Island Road, Indian Creek Island, Miami Beach
How Much: $32 million
Sold By: Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias
What: 1.8-acre waterfront (empty) lot with 200 feet of water frontage
Who: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
(Super Bowl winner and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and his supermodel wife)
Where: 26 Indian Creek Island Road, Indian Creek Island, Miami Beach
How Much: $17 million
What: Waterfront lot with teardown property on which will be built a brand-new, environment-friendly mansion
Who: Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss
(Jared Kushner’s investor/businessman brother and his supermodel wife)
Where: 2318 North Bay Road, Mid-Beach
How Much: $23.5 million
Sold By: Hospitality mogul Keith Menin
What: 24,860-square-foot waterfront lot featuring a nearly 15,000-square-foot, two-story mansion with 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms. Also includes a waterfront swimming pool, wine cellar, dining area that doubles as a boardroom, chef’s kitchen, and private gym.
Who: Thalía and Tommy Mottola
(Mexican singer plus actress and her music producer husband)
How Much: $8 million
What: 3,948-square-foot condo featuring 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Part of the Four Seasons condo-hotel in Surfside designed by Richard Meier and Kobi Karp, the residence also includes access to amenities at the legendary Surf Club complete with a 1920s-style lobby and champagne bar, full-service spa and fitness center, four pools, a beach club, a kids’ lounge, two restaurants (one by Thomas Keller), and an oceanside park.
Who: Eddie Irvine
(Former F1 race car driver and spec home developer)
Where: 424 Rivo Alto Drive, Venetian Islands, Miami Beach
How Much: $7.6 million
What: 0.3-acre lot with 5,392-square-foot, two-story waterfront house featuring 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Also includes 106 feet of water frontage, private dock with a boat lift, a swimming pool, elevator, and three-and-a-half-car garage.
Where: 1061 North Venetian Drive, Venetian Islands, Miami Beach
How Much: $5.1 million
What: Waterfront lot to be developed into a Max Strang-designed, 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom house featuring a private theater, rooftop terrace, and 100 feet of water frontage
Who: Don Shula
(Former Miami Dolphins head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer)
How Much: $5.5 million
What: 3,925-square-foot condo featuring 4 bedrooms. Part of the Four Seasons condo-hotel in Surfside designed by Richard Meier and Kobi Karp, the residence also includes access to the legendary Surf Club complete with a 1920s-style lobby and champagne bar, full-service spa and fitness center, four pools, a beach club, a kids’ lounge, two restaurants (one by Thomas Keller), and an oceanside park.
Who: Alexis Sánchez
(Inter Milan soccer player, Chile’s all-time scorer with 43 goals)
How Much: $2.45 million
What: Residence in the Ritz Carlton condo-hotel designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica with access to a 33rd floor Club Level with library, full-service spa with outdoor massage garden, a beachfront restaurant, pool deck, kids club, and oceanfront wellness center.
Who: Pharrell Williams
(Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and restaurateur)
Where: El Palmar Estate at 700 Casuarina Concourse, Coral Gables
How Much: $30 million
What: 3.3-acre waterfront estate featuring a 7,466-square-foot, 9-bedroom, 11-bathroom house. Also includes a koi pond, coral rock pathways, 2,000-bottle wine cellar, pub-style bar, a living room with a fireplace, library, summer kitchen, pool, boat house, private service wing, and elevator.
Who: David and Victoria Beckham
(Retired soccer star plus owner of Inter Miami CF and his ex-Spice Girls wife)
How Much: $19.8 million
What: 10,000-square-foot, full-floor condo in the late Zaha Hadid-designed scorpion tower with amenities such as a private rooftop helipad, two-story wellness and spa center with relaxation pods, double-height aquatic center with indoor lap pool, sun and swim terrace, triple-height sky lounge, and access to a private beach club called Museum Beach
Who: Manny Machado
(Four-time All-Star major league baseball player and San Diego Padres infielder)
Where: 9261 School House Road, Hammock Lakes, Coral Gables
How Much: $7 million + $500,000 for upgrades
What: 10,301-square-foot property featuring a 7,411-square-foot, two-story, newly built spec mansion with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, a swimming pool, and tropical landscaping.
Who: Paul Pogba
(Manchester United’s central midfielder and French soccer star)
How Much: $6 million
What: Condo (confidential) in the late Zaha Hadid-designed scorpion tower with amenities such as a private rooftop helipad, two-story wellness and spa center with relaxation pods, double-height aquatic center with indoor lap pool, sun and swim terrace, triple-height sky lounge, and access to a private beach club called Museum Beach
Who: Ozuna (Juan Carlos Ozuna)
(Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer also known as the “New King of Reggaeton”)
Where: 3812 Park Avenue, Coconut Grove
How Much: $5.5 million
Sold By: Retired NFL linebacker Jon Beason
What: Modern 7,000-square-foot house featuring 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Also includes a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, wine cellar, home theater, and gym.
Who: Jeffrey A. Schwartz
(Sports agent to NBA players such as Brandon Ingram, Kemba Walker, Kevin Love, and Nikola Jokic and founder of New York-based Excel Sports Management)
Where: 5201 Oak Lane, Snapper Creek Lakes gated community, Coral Gables
How Much: $5 million
What: 1.4-acre property featuring a two-story, nearly 8,000-square-foot home with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a separate guest house
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