May 24, 2017
By Marcelle Sussman Fischler | October 18, 2016 | Home & Real Estate
World Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather’s million-dollar waterfront smart house is a knockout.
The back of Floyd Mayweather’s new Pine Tree Drive home opens up to an infinity pool that cascades into an Italian tile-lined reservoir complete with color-changing LED lights.
What’s $7.7 million for retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather? Pocket change when you consider it’s what he dropped (in an all-cash deal) on the 5,200-square-foot, four-bedroom, five-bath Zen-like manse at 5501 Pine Tree Drive he now calls home.
Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass giving way to sweeping views of the Intracoastal and a small marina are “the first things that hit you,” says global real estate advisor with One Sotheby’s Realty Raymond H. Bolduc II, who sold the heavy hitter his retreat from the ring.
Though seven mil might be a small piece of Mayweather’s earnings when taking into account his $180 million paycheck for last year’s match against Manny Pacquiao (still leaving him undefeated), in Miami’s million-dollar market, that gets you amenities with a punch, namely a Dale Chihuly blown-glass chandelier illuminating a two-story foyer and glass flooring, spa bath with a steam rainforest shower with power nozzles and Jacuzzi (for guests), and 80 feet of waterfront dockage.
For the spa-like master bath, Mayweather can choose between soaking in ice in a freestanding tub or his very own glass shower room, both featuring Philippe Starck hardware for an added lavish touch. Closet space is plentiful thanks to a 15-foot-deep walk-in in the flow-through master suite, and for entertaining, there’s a 40-by-20-foot great room with sliding doors opening up to an infinity pool cascading into a gray Italian tile-lined water reservoir equipped with color-changing LED lights. Plus, a rooftop terrace doubles as a summer (or year-round) kitchen with a barbecue for sunsets and grilling, and large shade sails to “make it livable in the Florida heat,” Bolduc says.
Located in the coveted area of Pine Tree Drive, the not-so-humble abode was purchased, torn down, and rebuilt and redesigned by Nadia and Nick Di Donato, who own the popular Cibo Wine Bar. While it was originally listed for $8.49 million, leave it to Mayweather to put up a fight and beat someone to the punch.