December 20, 2021, was history for Miami Dade County, and locals can’t stop talking about it. The sale at 8 Star Island Drive, quickly made headlines after its buyers closed on a $75 Million home sale; the new county-wide record.
After 124 days on the market, the home had finally sold to its new and lucky buyers. According to sources, the house was initially listed for $80 Million when it first hit the market in August, just $5 Million above the final sale price.
This sale comes on the heels of a huge year for the Miami real estate market, where the city is still dealing with skyrocketing home sale prices and vast migration.
The seller of 8 Star Island Drive is widely known as Lourdes Sanjenis, who was represented by Elizabeth Lima of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. The buyer remains undisclosed but is represented by Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills Zeder Group with Coldwell Banker Realty Florida.
Aerial of Star Island
The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty put out a statement on their website, congratulating the team on the great success. In the statement, Rei Mesa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty expressed, “Greater Miami luxury real estate has unquestionably set the standard for upscale lifestyles globally. Our great state of Florida has showcased over the last several years many great properties, a few exceptional properties, and then there is Villa Lourdes,” Mesa continued, “The views and vistas that this incomparable estate affords would literally be beyond Ernest Hemingway’s’ ability to describe. Our Coral Gables tandem of our Managing Broker, Ody Sierra and Realtor®-Associate, Elizabeth Lima are the ideal team to effectively market this transcendent property and lifestyle.”
This sale broke a lot of records for everyone involved, and The Jills Zeder Group expressed that this was a record sale for the team, who just surpassed $2 Billion in sales for 2021 on December 10.
Star Island is one of the most sought-after locations in Miami Beach, just minutes away from all Miami attractions, while having its own island oasis. The island is known for its celebrity appeal, with past and current residents including Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Don Johnson, Thalia, Sean “P” Diddy Combs, Sylvester Stallone, Lenny Kravitz, Will Smith, Rosie O’Donnell and Shaquille O’Neal.
This is such an exciting milestone for the Miami real estate community and beyond, now it is just a matter of time before the next record gets set.