The man made Star Island in Miami’s Biscayne Bay is appropriately named given all the celebrities that have been known to live there. Gloria and Emilio Estefan, of Miami Sound Machine fame, are just two of them (other big names include Rosie O’Donnell, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Shaquille O’Neal). The Estefan clan has decided to list an 8,000 square foot home adjacent to their primary house that had previously been the residence for Emilio’s mother. After first bringing the 5-bed, 4.5 bathroom to market in 2017 for $40 million, as the Wall Street Journal reported, they have returned it to the multiple listing service for $32 million. The 1.2 acre property has 240 feet of water frontage and includes a 3-bed, 3-bath guest house. In case someone loves the location but doesn’t like the look of the house, the Estefans brought on Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott to design plans for a completely new contemporary style house.
There are only about three dozen homes total on the island and only one other home publicly listed for sale. An 18,000 square foot house asking $39.95 million. There is also an empty lot for sale for $16.9 million.
Here’s a view of the island that was developed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1922. It is a short drive across the causeway to the mainland which is why it is still considered part of Miami Beach.
The entire home has a white-themed decor to go with the sunshine and blue water surround the property. It also comes with a private boat dock with electric boat lift, Here’s a look at the kitchen of the main house. There is also a summer kitchen in the gazebo, near to the heated pool and jacuzzi.
The dining room shows another of the arch top doors that are common to Mediterranean-style design themes.
One of the bedrooms, with its private porch, and more of the curved top in the doors to the closet.
The backyard shows off the tall palm trees and expanse of land that the property sits on.
Here’s a first look at the concept by architect Carlos Ott for a more contemporary look to the house that could fit on the 1.2 acres.
An overhead view of the new concept shows overlapping crescent moons in honor of Estefan’s recording studio, Crescent Moon Studios.
The property is co-listed with Stephanie Bienstock of HB Roswell Realty and Liz Lopez of RelatedISG International Realty. Here is a listing page for more information.
For more Miami housing, there’s a famous rapper’s house that looks like it is floating.
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- Originally posted on Forbes