America as a culture is obsessed with celebrity and celebrity lifestyle. We all want to know what they are up to, what are they wearing, who they are with and most importantly where do they live? Each month we will give you an update on “celebrity homes” focusing on who lives where, whose buying and selling Florida luxury homes and for how much.
Who’s Selling: Ricky Martin
Where: N. Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL
How much: $16,900,000
Size: 7 bedrooms and 8 and 2 half bathrooms at 9,491 square feet
Details: Ricky’s Mediterranean masterpiece has breathtaking open bay views from every room. The living room, master bedroom and the master terrace all have fireplaces. The mansion has Travert marble throughout with a gourmet kitchen, fully wired media room, solid mahogany doors, and moldings and trim. There is also a full bar, elevator, Jacuzzi & pool.
Gossip: March of 2001 Ricky paided $6,400,000 for a 7,082 square foot house at 5030 N. Bay Road that has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The swivel hipped singer sold the place for $10,600,000 just four years later making a huge profit.
Who’s Selling: Huizenga sibling
Where: 13 Harborage Isle Drive Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
How Much: $5,500,000
Size: 5 Bedroom and 6 bathrooms at 4,119 square feet
Details: Built in 1988, the house has a three-car garage, high ceilings, a whole-house generator and electronic hurricane shutters. The gated island on the New River in Fort Lauderdale has only 20 homes.
Gossip: The seller was sister to Wayne Huizenga, Bonnie J. Hudson, as personal representative of the estate of Jean Huizenga, her mother. The new owner is API Florida II, managing member API FL Holdings, whose vice president is Monika S. Thompson. The home was listed by Ted Drum of Drum Realty for $5.995 million in May 2006.
-- Contributor for MLR Realty