Selling His House is Making Him Thirsty: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s West Miami Abode is on The Market For $675K
It was the sip heard round the world when U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio took a quick water break during his rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. Of course, as people tweeted and posted post-mortems of the garish gulp, it came to light that Rubio is selling his West Miami two-story for $675K.
I’m doing something rather unconventional here. I am cutting and pasting in an entire story as I found it on the web. Read, please:
Want to win my heart for Valentine’s Day? Then snap up this little $65 million dollar estate on 8.04 acres on Jupiter Island, not too far from Tiger Wood’s estate.¬† Ariana Huffington, you should really consider this home as a great investment with your new millions. 9 bedrooms, 13.5 baths, 17,825 square feet. 172′ of oceanfront & 370′ on the Intracoastal Waterway with 6 buildings including garage space for 17 cars. Main house overlooks the Intracoastal, with formal living & dining rooms, great room, gourmet kitchen, wine room, library, den & combined media room & game room. Grill house adjoins a 50′ pool overlooking the Intracoastal, with tennis court nearby. Coach house features 4 car garage down, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths kitchen and living room. Carriage house includes 6 car garage down, with gym & office up. Oceanfront guest house offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen and living room with something you wont need here, a fireplace. Boat shed will park 7 cars, or any combination of cars & smaller boats. Dock will accommodate a large yacht & includes 2 boat lifts for smaller craft. West lawn allows for a 5500 SF Putting Green with 1 Bunker & 1 Tee set up for 80 yd Pitch shots.
More North Texas real estate news. The coach of the New Orleans Saints is not leaving the Saints to join the Cowboys, but he is moving his family to Vaquero, in Westlake,¬† from New Orleans, according to The Times-Picayune. Sean Peyton apparently has bought (or plans to buy) a home and plans to enroll his children in school in their new Texas neighborhood toote suite. According to ESPN, Payton became interested in Vaquero when he lived in nearby Southlake, during his tenure as an assistant coach under Bill Parcells with the Cowboys.
Troy and Rhonda Aikman are, I guess, Dallas’s version of Tiger and Elin Woods, give or take some drama and a little less real estate.¬† Which totally reminds me that I have this exclusive shot of Tiger’s newly constructed backyard Olympics playground on Jupiter Island. You will not believe this place. Jupiter Island, I’m told, simply has to be seen to be believed. (I’m trying to get out there.) But here’s the inside scoop on this $50 million dollar prime Florida play land just completed by Tiger:
I almost did not post this foreclosure, and while I have some issues with the kitchen — what in bejesus were they thinking with those wood cabinets, all beach house kitchens need to be white! — and the master bath looks like it might get you a good bash on the head if you get in after a few too many Mojitos, I will fix said issues for that Bay view right from the porch. (Not giving up the Top Shelf.) Mix me up a pitcher of anything with booze in it, rustle up some cheese and Carr’s wafers, and let’s enjoy the sunset. One acre, across from beach, 2420 square feet, three bedrooms, two baths, garage and bonus room with bath. Bank-owned at $252,000.
You do recall former NBA champ Michael Jordan.¬† Not only is he known as “the greatest basketball player of all times” but he is gaining a rap as the greatest home builder of all times! Jordan is completing a 28,000 square foot mansion in The Bears’ Club, Palm Beach County, Florida, near where Tiger Woods just completed his grand estate. The builder: Lavelle Builders out of Jupiter, Fla. Of course, Tiger’s estate is surrounded by water on three sides to,¬† perhaps, keep the paparazzi (among other things) at bay. Jordan’s mega-mansion, which is still under construction, is not even close to the water. But it now goes down as one of the largest, most expensive homes ever built in Florida that is not on the water, says real estate agent Jeff Lichtenstein of Christie’s Great Estates and Illustrated Properties. Lichtenstein knows of what he talks: he sells real estate in the Palm Beach area, which is notoriously filled with high net worth people who like to enjoy a second or third home here because here they have it all: a backyard marina for their yachts, sea, beach, and plenty of gorgeous Florida sunshine.
Tiger Woods is one dude who appreciates, among other things,¬† second homes.
Jeff Lichtenstein of Christie’s Great Estates & Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens, sent us a first glimpse of Tiger Wood’s backyard and private practice complex –click on that photo, this is great House Porn: