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The former Miami home of Grammy Award-winning musician Willy Chirino, a 10,416-square-foot, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired estate, has been listed for $11.999 million.
Located at 4400 Island Road, the two-story home has six bedrooms, nine baths and a design intended to channel nature’s tranquility, with indoor gardens and a koi pond inside a double-height grand salon.
Built in 1980, the property was renovated five years ago with high-end finishes. Features include Calacatta marble-clad baths, Ornare closets, a gym and spa with sauna and steam rooms, a chef’s kitchen, climate-controlled wine cellar, fireplace and third-story library.
“The special features of the home include unique architecture and voluminous spaces,” said Dina Goldentayer, executive director of sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami Beach, who holds the listing with colleague Sylvia Chamorro, one of the sellers. “There’s nothing cookie-cutter about it. It’s a unique space for someone who is not a fan of the white-box modern home — it has more of an Aspen vibe.”
The home is at Bay Point, a private gated development. “It’s the Indian Creek of Miami,” Goldentayer said. “It’s a prestigious community, with only 243 homes, and it’s really close to the Design District, which is the new epicenter of shopping.”
Exterior features include a pool, dock and 94 linear feet of water frontage on a canal leading to Biscayne Bay.
The current owner, Luis Arguello, Jr., a Miami businessman, and his wife, Sylvia Chamorro, purchased the home in August 2014 for $4.171 million.
Chirino, a Cuban singer/songwriter who won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Salsa/Merengue Album, owned the property from 1992 until he sold it the current owners in 2014. He also received a special lifetime achievement award from the Latin Recording Academy in 2014.
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