REAL ESTATE

$29 million home sale sets Star Island record

 
 
A new contemporary-style mansion at 30 Star Island sold for $29 million. Agents Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills Team at Coldwell Banker say the island is in keen demand among high-end house hunters.
A new contemporary-style mansion at 30 Star Island sold for $29 million. 
LUIS TRAVIESO

MBRANNIGAN@MIAMIHERALD.COM

A new contemporary-style mansion at 30 Star Island Dr. sold Friday for $29 million, the highest price recorded for the Miami Beach island.

The seller of 15 Star Island was Alfonso C. Rey, founder and chairman of Miami-based Centurion Air Cargo, and the buyer was George Lindemann, a Palm Beach investor who is No. 488 on Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires with assets listed at $3.4 billion.

The latest sale at 30 Star Island is a spectacular, 16,000-square-foot estate, also on a 40,000-square-foot lot, with glass walls to take advantage of the views of Biscayne Bay. It has 11 bedrooms, 11 full and 2 half baths, and an 1,800-square-foot guest house with a private pool. The main home has a spa bathroom off the master suite, a theater, a gym, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, an elevator, a rooftop deck, a cabana and a five-car garage.

The sale was below the asking price of $35 million.

Several other properties on the island changed hands recently. Rosie O’Donnell sold her place there in 2013.