BUYER: Gaël Monfils
LOCATION: Miami, FL
SIZE: (approx.) 2,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A little birdie dropped by in the form of a detailed press release to let us know that international tennis star Gaël “La Monf” Monfils picked up a three bedroom and three bathroom penthouse pied-a-terre at the Paraiso complex in Miami’s East Edgewater area. Mister Monfils’s new penthouse, atop the sleek and glassy GranParaiso, the third tower to be built at the 10-acre development and not scheduled for completion until 2018, measures in at just under 2,000-square-feet with crisply modern open-plan living spaces, 10-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that open to a 600-plus-square-foot wrap around terrace with panoramic views that sweep over Biscayne Bay and the city’s skyline. The sale price remains under wraps but similarly sized penthouses at the Gran Paraiso are priced from $2.5-$4 million.
In addition to a tennis club, pro shop and five lighted tennis courts where “La Monf” can work the kinks out of his two-handed backhand and practice his signature trick shots, residents of the Paraiso community have access to an impressive bevy of recreational and leisure amenities that include a 100-foot diameter zero-entry swimming pool, fitness center and spa, bowling alley, golf simulator, wine cellar and cigar lounge, and screening room along with a number of serene spots for outdoor yoga and Pilates sessions, a private marina and waterfront beach club. Residents also have access to an on-demand service that allows them to rent Jet Skis, kayaks, paddleboards, speedboats and other watercraft.
Along with Mister Monfils and top-earning French DJ and music producer David Guetta, the resort-style multi-tower complex has attracted an international contingent of sports star buyers who include New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, Argentinian-born NBA champion Manu Ginóbili, and retired Spanish four-time Grand Slam champion tennis player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.
Renderings courtesy of The Related Group