Shaquille O’Neal’s house on Star Island, Miami Beach, one of the most exclusive locations in Florida, sold and closed on Tuesday for $16,000,000. The 2-story architectural masterpiece was previously owned by former Miami heat player Rony Seikaly, who sold it to Shaq. According to published reports, the property was purchased by super-model Naomi Campbell’s billionaire boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin.
The property located at 26 Star Island Drive, is situated on a very large lot, measuring 106,888 square feet (just short of 2.5 acres) with 312 linear feet of waterfront. The 19,444 square feet house needs total renovation, as it has not been updated in years.
Star Island sits like a floating jewel in the aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay, between the main land and Miami Beach. The waters surrounding the island are part of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve. Star Island is not only coveted for its supreme, unspoiled waterfront location and limited number of residents, but also for its extreme privacy. Accessible by just one bridge, the gated enclave boasts many famous residents as well as Miami’s wealthy elite.