x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Hot Property: Pharrell Williams’ Bristol Tower Penthouse in Miami

The celebrity rapper's Miami penthouse is on the market for Dh40.4 million.

The rooftop terrace has a swimming pool and is covered with vines. Courtesy: TopTenRealEstateDeals.com and DoraPuig.com
The rooftop terrace has a swimming pool and is covered with vines. Courtesy: TopTenRealEstateDeals.com and DoraPuig.com
Man-about-town Pharrell Williams is known for his flair, in his art, appearance and in his apartment. The penthouse was the celebrity rapper’s party pad, and was also used to display his extensive sneaker, art and furniture collections.
The musician, fashion designer and business mogul’s penthouse-in-the-sky is atop Bristol Tower in Brickell, an urban-chic area known as Miami’s “Millionaire’s Row”. Overlooking the lively Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and downtown Miami, the 10,000-square-foot home is a staircase-studded triplex unit – an agreeably open space with floor-to-ceiling windows in each room, wraparound balconies and a rooftop terrace.
Down from US$16.8 million to $11m (Williams bought it for $12.5m in 2007), the five-bedroom, pop-art-filled pad is best described as dramatic, with 30-foot ceilings capped by a translucent dome, Italian travertine marble floors and Venetian stucco walls. Designed by Ugo Colombo, who played a pioneering role in the development of the city’s bayfront skyline, the house comes with a modern Snaidero kitchen, a screening room with red-leather seating, a billiards room, private elevator and seven valet-serviced parking spaces.
The 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace is the perfect place to put your feet up and watch the parade of cruise ships as they head past Key Biscayne to their island ports of call. Here is also where an entertainment area, a summer kitchen and a landscaped private pool covered with vines are invitingly located.
Five minutes from South Beach – the American Riviera – the oceanfront apartment building on Brickell Avenue has a tennis court, fitness centre, gourmet cafe and concierge services.
So if you want in on Miami’s booming luxury market, this palatial penthouse is, in keeping with its engaging and energetic owner, a smart choice that will truly make you happy.
pmunyal@thenational.ae