SHAKIRA LISTS MIAMI BEACH CONTEMPORARY HOME
Latin pop star Shakira moved to Miami in the late 1990s, buying a house in 2001 at the edge of Biscayne Bay for $3.38 million. In recent years she has made Spain her home and after embarking upon an extensive modern update to her Miami waterfront home she has placed the property on the market.
The 8,708-square-foot home overlooks Miami’s waterfront skyline and lights of the Julia Tuttle Causeway with more than 100 feet of water frontage, a private dock and ocean access at Government Cut or Haulover Inlet. The six-bedroom, eight-bath, two-story home sits on a half-acre lot only two blocks from the Miami Golf Club greens.
Located on a street where many celebrities including Matt Damon, Cher, Billy Joel and Jennifer Lopez once lived, Shakira has completely renovated the two-story house into a Zen oasis with light hardwood floors throughout, an updated kitchen with high-end appliances and home gym where specialty flooring for dancing was added when she purchased the property. It has a fireplace for the rare chilly night and an attached two-car garage framed by crimson bougainvillea. Rooms are large and airy and filled with sunlight and there is a low profile “hookah" lounge area in the entertainment wing. After purchasing the home, Shakira added a wooden deck around the pool area with open air dining pavilion with built-in bar and an entire three-bedroom wing measuring 1,663 square feet. Surrounded by tall privacy hedges and an iron entry gate, the property meets all the privacy requirements sought by celebrities.
Priced at $11.648 million the property is listed with Antonio Mebarak and Ana Lourdes Martinez of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami Beach.