Villa Dolce Far
Niente for $2.2 million.
Actor Christian Slater has snagged a mansion in Coconut Grove for $2.2 million. The former teen heartthrob bought the Old Spanish-style home dubbed Villa Dolce Far Niente in June looking to settle down with his new fiancée, Brittany Lopez. Sales associate Taylor Corey of Coldwell Banker represented the actor. Built in 1928, the four-bedroom, 3.5-bath pad boasts arched mahogany French doors, dark hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen with marbled floor and stainless steel appliances. The verdant residence also features a large heated pool and a self-contained guesthouse. The property was previously sold for $1.8 million in 2011.
Fashion mogul Andrew Rosen, the founder and CEO of clothing brand Theory, just had to get his hands on a unit at The Setai in South Beach, and he paid a record-breaking price to do it.
The 2,521-square-foot, three-bedroom unit, which faces the ocean and occupies the 38th floor of the 40-floor condo, comes in at $8.6 million ($3,411 per square foot), setting a new high for a non-penthouse apartment at the building. Vice President Kevin Tomlinson, who has represented the seller in other deals but did not participate in this one, says Rosen is in love with the tower after renting there for a few years, so he finally decided to get his own unit.
“It’s completely unprecedented,” says Tomlinson about the unit’s selling price, adding that the seller had bought the property the previous year for $6.75 million.
The asking price for the lavish Bristol Tower penthouse in Brickell has been slashed by a generous 35 percent. The three-story abode was purchased for $14 million from the tower’s developer, Ugo Colombo, in 2007. Five years later, the 40th-floor Miami home was on the market for $16.8 million, a price that has now descended to $10.9 million.
The 9,000-square-foot space, which has been described as a “reverse fishbowl,” features five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a home theater, and marble and wood floors. The pool and rooftop terraces have stupendous views of Biscayne Bay, South Beach, and the ocean, offering a top-of-the-world sensation.The Jills, 1691 Michigan Ave., Ste. 105, Miami Beach, 305-788-5455
Bond at Brickell.
Agent 007 will soon have a high-rise bearing his last name in Miami. The Bond on Brickell is the first residential project in Miami’s financial district since the recession. This 44-story, 323-unit luxury tower will be built next to the new Flatiron pocket park, lending it a backyard-like green space nearby.
Units will range from studios to three-bedrooms, some measuring up to 2,350 square feet of total living space. All-glass balconies will be the rule. Price tags for this development by the Rilea Group will start at about $300,000 and move up to over $1 million. Building amenities will include two pools overlooking the city, a fitness center, a screening room, and a restaurant and lounge in the lobby.
“Brickell Avenue is synonymous with an urban lifestyle,” notes Alicia CerveraLamadrid from Cervera Real Estate of the high-density, pedestrian-friendly setting. She adds that about one third of all units have already been reserved. Construction will begin later this year, with completion scheduled for mid-2015. Cervera Real Estate, 1080 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-639-2663