The Coral Gables community of Cocoplum just nabbed another musical mind. Grammy Award-winning Reggae singer Shaggy reportedly bought a home in the neighborhood for $2.2 million, according to a report by LA Times.
The 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath house was built in the 1980s and wraps around a tropical courtyard with a central fountain. The muted white and tan exterior stands out against Miami's greenery. With vaulted ceilings and floor-to-cieling windows, the estate sprawls across 5,756 square feet on a nearly half-acre lot.
Though it does not feature a waterfront view, it makes up for it with a two-car garage, pool, courtyard, garden and chef’s kitchen. It was sold to the singer by Maria Pizano Alarcon, who bought the house for $1.3 million in 2002. The mansion was represented by Hilda Jacobson and David Pulley of Douglas Elliman.
Coral Gables is one of the priciest neighborhoods in Miami, and Cocoplum is a gated community that offers numerous amenities. Home owners here enjoy a clubhouse, 24-hour security, fitness center and tennis courts, as well as a marina and yacht club. Most homes in the area sell for $1.6 to $9 million, measuring anywhere from 2,800 to 11,500 sq ft, as reported by Discover Homes Miami.
Between the privacy and the luxurious digs, it's been a favorite for other celebs throughout the years. Marc Anthony famously lived in Cocoplum for nearly two years, though he just listed his waterfront mansion for $27 million.
Born in Jamaican, the Shaggy rose to fame in the '90s with catchy, reggae-pop albums Boombastic and Hot Shot, the latter of which featured megahit "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel," and also marked its 20-year anniversary in April. He's a two time Grammy winner, having most recently taken the Best Reggae Album trophy in 2019 for his album 44/876, made in collaboration with Sting.
The Cocoplum villa is not Shaggy's first home in Miami, and we're sure he's happy to be back. See pictures of the musician's new home via the LA Times.
Photography by: Ollie Millington