Haute Hoods MIA: Lil Wayne And Tyler Johnson On The Move

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A look at what celebrities are up to in the Miami real estate market—here’s what was recently snagged and sold in the 305. 

SNAGGED

Mediterranean-Style Mansion Owned by Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson is Asking $5.25M

Mediterranean-Style Mansion Owned by Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson
Mediterranean-Style Mansion Owned by Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson. The interior of the home boasts a chef’s kitche, among its 12,000 square feet.

Photo Credit: HOTOS COURTESY OF ZIGNAVISUAL

After just re-signing with the Miami Heat, combo guard Tyler Johnson has listed his Pinecrest, Florida mansion for sale for $5.25 million. He bought the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence, boasting 12,000 square feet, last year for $4.82 million, with the intention of eventually having his mother and brother move in, but that is no longer the case. The interior of the home features a dual chef’s kitchen, an elevator, an office, an entertainment room with a bar and pool tables, and an in-home theater. Outside, there is an outdoor half basketball court that is embellished with the Fresno State logo as a tribute to Johnson’s alma mater. Johnson uses the court three to four times a day. A swimming pool with a hot tub and cabana, an in-ground trampoline, and a kitchen are also on the grounds. “I’m delighted to represent such an exceptional estate located on the most desirable and prestigious street in North Pinecrest,” says listing agent Kimberly Knausz of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

 

SOLD

Lil Wayne Sells Miami Mansion with Rooftop Skate Park for $10M

Lil Wayne’s La Gorce Island mansion just sold for $10 million.
Lil Wayne’s La Gorce Island mansion just sold for $10 million.

Photo Credit: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Hip-hop artist Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne, just sold his Miami mansion for $10 million—nearly half the original asking price. He bought the 15,101-square-foot, nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom waterfront residence on La Gorce Island in 2011 for $11.6 million after renting the property for several months. Then, in April 2015 he listed it for $18 million. While Wayne lived there, he built a skate park on top of the home. He also enjoyed a recording studio and a shark lagoon. “Amid a correcting market and an influx of inventory, this sale shows that luxury homes are still selling in Miami and will continue to sell,” says Ty Forkner of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, who represented both the buyer and seller.

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