Though he’s not exactly a household name in the U.S., Mikee Romero is one of the most prominent businessmen and political figures in his homeland of the Philippines, where he’s famously known for wearing many hats.
The only child of construction mogul Reghis Romero II — and routinely ranked among the country’s wealthiest people, with Forbes’ most recent estimate in 2020 placing his net worth at around $135 million — the multitasking Filipino was recently appointed to his third term as party-list representative of the One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals.
When he’s not performing governmental duties, Romero serves as chairman and president of the publicly listed holding company Globalport 900, which primarily invests in port facilities. He also presides over a basketball team that competes in the Philippine Basketball Association — and he even captains the country’s polo team, for goodness’ sake!
Now Romero, 50, is adding stateside homeowner to his lengthy list of achievements. Per property records, he and wife Sheila just doled out $5.7 million for an ultra-contemporary mansion in the pricey Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Newly built in 2018, the gated structure features five bedrooms and six baths in just over 5,600 square feet of two-level living space boasting reclaimed wood and LED lighting throughout, plus walls of glass providing the coveted SoCal indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Glitzy amenities range from a wine cooler room and movie theater sporting six automatic-reclining leather seats, to a basketball court.
Other highlights include an open-concept great room displaying a living room with a large stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass doors spilling out to a covered fireside terrace. A dining area abuts the gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with a spacious marble island and high-end stainless appliances.
All of the bedrooms are of the ensuite variety, including a sumptuous master retreat that comes complete with a fireplace, sitting area, balcony and walk-in closet decked out with custom cabinetry. A spa-inspired bath is equipped with dual vanities and a huge oblong-shaped soaking tub.
As for the grounds, they host a 20-foot waterfall that cascades from the second-floor primary balcony bridge into the infinity pool and spa below, along with a high-definition projector that allows guests to enjoy an outdoor movie. Topping it all off: a roof deck offering sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills.