Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Your Mama Hears...

...that teen-aged British boy bander Harry Styles of One Direction might be in the market for a pricey new pad in the Miami area. We can't verify the veracity of the real estate rumor but and inside source we'll call Jimmy Jibberjabber swears the four-nippled heartthrob's people twice peeped a swish and sybaritic bay-front pad in a swanky gated enclave in Key Biscayne, FL, that's currently on the market with a $19,500,000 price tag.

Digital listing details show the newly constructed and partially marble-clad contemporary has a total of six en suite bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 6,544 square feet spread over four floors of indoor living space plus what looks to Your Mama like several thousand more square feet of luxuriously appointed outdoor living areas.

In addition to a center hall entry with 30-foot ceiling and dark-stained white oak staircase, the mansion's interior spaces include an L-shaped great room with generous living and dining areas that spill out to a glass-railed terrace that spans the full-width of the house, a sleek, all-white SieMatic-brand eat-in kitchen, and a separate media room with a 64-in built-in flat screen television.

The second floor master suite has panoramic water views, a custom-designed ceiling with LED lighting, dual walk-in closets with custom shelving, a private terrace with outdoor shower area, and a bespoke, rock-star style bathroom with, top-grade fixtures, glass counter tops, white quartz flooring, a white glass tile shower enclosure, and a 26-inch television in the mirror above the double sink vanity.

Up on the third floor, a glass-railed roof top pavilion opens to a wrap-around roof-top terrace with imitation grass patch, expansive dining and lounging areas, an open air work-out area with a television flush mounted into the wall under the deep eaves, and a sexy-sexy negative-edge plunge pool surrounded by Ipe wood decking. That's right, puppies, there's a (small) swimming pool on the roof.

Back on the ground there are more outdoor living spaces that include a vast, limestone-floored covered lounge area that gives way to a grassy area with custom outdoor seating. On the side of the house there's a second negative edge swimming pool with charcoal tiles and at the back there's a 40-foot dock for parking water craft

Other features of note include numerous balconies with glass balustrades, an elevator, a state-of-the-art home automation system, custom exterior lighting, and a four-car garage.

Key Biscayne, about 15 miles by car from the heart of South Beach and accessible only by way of the Rickenbacker Causeway causeway, doesn't carry the glitzy panache of South Beach or the hyper-exclusivity of, say, Indian Creek but the itty-bitty island community has certainly had a healthy handful of high profile home owners: two-time gold medal winning professional tennis player Mary Joe Fernández; Brazilian race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi—whose canal-front house is currently listed for $13.8 million; disgraced U.S. president Richard Nixon; Showbiz superstar Cher; architecture and design savvy Tinseltowner Brad Pitt; billionaire art world honcho Martin Margulies, a man with a staggering, museum-quality collection of contemporary art worth nearly a billion dollars.

Last year, when he was dating notoriously vindictive country-pop star Taylor Swift, all us international property gossips went hog wild when the shaggy-haired global phenom splashed out around £3,000,000 for a (walled and gated) bachelor pad in North London's Hampstead Heath area.

Mister Jibberjabber snitched to Your Mama that other boys in the band have also recently picked up bachelor pads of their own: Zayn Malik scooped up a £3 million modern residence in the North London village of Arkley; Louie Tomlinson bought a Georgian-style house a few miles away in Hendon for about £2.5 million; Niall Horan, who is rumored to own a multi-million dollar manse in the horse-friendly and celebrity-packed community of Hidden Hills in suburban Los Angeles, paid about £2.2 million for the Brookmans Park (Hertfordshire) flat of boy bander Marvin Humes of JLS. Although Liam Payne was spotted touring a penthouse property in North London's Primrose Hill last year, we confess we have no idea if he pulled the trigger or if he's still shacked up on his parent's farm.

listing photos: Coldwell Banker

13 comments:

lil' gay boy said...

All the charm of some dictator's bunker in a Central American banana republic.

Pass.

Anonymous said...

Maybe to rent. They are too new and the money has to be split 5 ways. No way he can pick up a $20m house that quick.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, looking at the prices he & the others paid for their current houses, and considering the music business ain't what ut used to be money-wise, I'm also doubtful he could afford to buy this place...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but these people who complain about how the music business ain't what it used to money wise be need, excuse eh moi, to shut their pie holes.

these are teenaged boys we're talking about, spending millions on houses. maybe styles can't afford a 20 million dollar house. I don't know whether he can or not. But all these One Direction boys own multimillion dollar houses/apartments in London so seems to me they're doing just fine in the poor, suffering music industry that ain't what it used to be money wise.

and what about all those other poor suffering music industry people like rihanna and her 12 million dollar house in l.a. and madonna and her 30 million dollar townhouse in new york and all those hip-hop guys like Jay-Z and Sean Combs and on and on and on who all buy and sell multimillion dollar houses like crazy? they're suffering from a pinched music business too? hardly.

it seems to me pop stars and country stars and rappers and the hip-hop kids and etc. are doing just fucking fine.

Anonymous said...

This is why wealthy young need (accountable) financial handlers

MarkyMark said...

LGB is right; this looks like the compound of a minor drug lord - perfect for hiding out from an English winter!

Anonymous said...

Agreed LGB -- but it's appropriate given that it's so close to the estate that's currently on the site of the Nixon compound, complete with the helipad we paid for, as well as Bebe Rebozo's place.

Birds of a feather ...

Anonymous said...

The rooftop pool looks fab but it's probably a maintenance nightmare.

Anonymous said...

It's Indian Creek , not Indian Island

Anonymous said...

Dictator's bunker? Drug lord compound? Helipad? The Rabbi was certain this was Florida's brand new Lord & Taylor; she was standing outside, charge plate in hand, hoping to purchase a new Rosh Hashanah ensemble!

The Rabbi wishes Mama, Dr. Cooter, the Kinderlach, and all of Creation, L'shanah tovah techasemu v'tilasevu, May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!

Very sincerely,
Rabbi Hedda LaCasa

lil' gay boy said...

Bless you, dear Rebbe; I laughed til I cried -- I needed that!

Lord & Taylor, indeed...

=8-D

Anonymous said...

GOSH, I AM IN LOVE WITH HARRY STYLES! I LOVE HIM TO DEATH! I HOPE HE COMES TO FLORDA. HE'S SOO TAN, AND HOTTER, AND HAPPIER IN AMERICA. PLEASE COME HERE!

Anonymous said...

Umm, Harry Styles 'dated' Taylor Swift, let's get it right.

Second, who'd ever live in Florida? Ever? It's full of sinkholes!