Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dwayne Wade's House in Miami, Florida

At 9330 SW 59th Pl, Miami, FL 33156 you will find Miami's favorite baller, Dwayne Wade's House.
The massive home in the Pinecrest, Florida area puts to shame other NBA homes I have seen such as those owned by Shaquille O'Neal and Karl Malone. Like Shaq, Wade personalized his pool and like Malone, Wade went a wee bit crazy with the murals.

From the outside the nearly 12,000-square-foot French-style home seems rather sedate but once inside the six-bedroom home things get a bit Flashtastic. Wade, known as "Flash," has put a "W" inlaid in the marble floor in the entrance hall and the listing includes the furnishings, artwork and some of Mr. Wade's memorabilia. There are rooms in the home, such as the dining room that are rather elegantly decorated, there are also touches like the Spider-man-themed bathrooms and the many, many renderings of Mr. Wade, that make this a home in need of some work. The home is so idiosyncratic that you would really have to be a fan to live here and I wonder if he will have as tough a time selling as Malone did. There is also a one-bedroom guest house, pool and patio with a summer kitchen on the property. The home is listed at $8.9 million. After the jump, a monument to ego.

UPDATE: Wade has struggled to sell the home, reducing the price several times. It is now listed at $4.599 million.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rosie O'Donnell's Miami Beach Mansion

43 Star Island Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, FL 33139 is home to Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie bought the house in 1999 for 6.7 million and it is now worth between 14 and 16 million.

Transformer's Director Michael Bay Bought The Hogan's Old Miami Beach Mansion

Does Michael Bay's Miami Beach Mansion look familiar? Well it should, it was the one that Hogan Knows Best was filmed in. Terry Bollea, aka wrestler Hulk Hogan, has sold his Miami Beach mansion on the bay -- to Michael Bay, Hollywood director and producer.

The Miami Herald writes that the deal was done for just under the sticker price of $18.9 million. Bollea, 54, bought the gated residence at 2900 N. Bay Rd. in April '06 for $12 million.
Bay, 42, the director of many action films, including the recent "Transformers" will enjoy his modern six-bedroom main house with elliptical floating staircase, two guest apartments, pool, cabana and dock, plus a five-car garage.
Troubles have been plaguing the family Hogan, as Hulk, wife Linda, daughter Brooke and son Nicholas realized someone stole jewelry during their move Thursday -- including a diamond watch and a couple of necklaces. The police report put the value of the missing items at $100,000.

Hulk has an estate in Belleair, near Clearwater, in the style of a French chateau.

Neal Litman, Bollea's Miami real estate attorney, declined to comment on the sale to the Herald. "He's exciting, he's interesting, he's humorous. The way he acts on TV, he really is that guy, but he's got a warm side to him.''

Andy Roddick's Boca Raton Home (much smaller than his Austin, Tx mansion)

Andy Roddick rose to tennis fame in Boca Raton Florida. While he still maintains a home in Boca Raton, Florida, it pales in comparison to Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker's Austin, Texas mansion!

In November of 2003 Andy Roddick purchased a home in Austin, Texas for just under $2 million. Built in 1998 and located on Lake Austin, the two-story home offers a spacious 5,558 square feet. Roddick added a boat lift and a sport court to the home in 2004.

Jim Clark, Netscape Founder's Palm Beach Mansion

Who knew the interweb fad would last? Clark, cofounded Silicon Graphics and Netscape, had been married 4 times and also houses his yachtes, Hyperion and Athena at this Palm Beach mansion he calls home. His most recent wife (version 4.0) is an Austrailian model 36 years his junior (Kristy Hinze).