Fashion designer Calvin Klein has finally found a buyer for his exquisitely designed mansion in Miami, Variety reports. But he had to alter the original asking price, $16 million in May 2015, several times before he found the perfect fit at $12,850,000.
The fashion legend had purchased the home in 2004 for $5.75 million, and then spent four years remodeling it into a “waterfront sanctuary,” according to the listing. He applied his trademark clean, fresh, and refined taste and brought in artisans from Europe to get the desired effect.
The home was originally built in 1929, and Klein put in new landscaping and completely remodeled every square inch.
The designer also searched the world over for unique furniture and decor. Some pieces are invaluable antiques, and others were designed by Axel Vervoordt. There is no word on which pieces were included in the sale, but rumor had it that much of it was negotiable.
Exquisitely sourced antiques
The price did include five en suite bedrooms plus two half-baths, numerous water features, and bamboo gardens. There’s also a private dock and an infinity pool overlooking 113 feet of open bay. The main residence measures 5,802 square feet.
One of five bedrooms
The quality, taste, and location are unrivaled anywhere else in the world, according to listing agent Pablo Alfaro of Douglas Elliman. “It’s one of the best in Miami,” he adds. It’s likely that a home that unique to the area took some time to find the right buyer and the right price. There were simply no comps.
Elegant and austere kitchen
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