Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ parents bought a second waterfront home in Coral Gables for $44 million, bringing the total spending to $78 million, sources told The Real Deal. .
Bezos’ mother Jackie and stepfather Mike acquired the house through an LLC affiliated with the Bezos Family Foundation based in Mercer Island, Washington.company paid $34 million The 12,829-square-foot, six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion at 9475 Journeys End Road opened on July 20, according to property records.
This week, the same Bezos entity paid $44 million for an adjacent property at 9501 Journeys End Lane, sources said. Records show that his 8,713-square-foot home on about two acres has six bedrooms and nine baths. The sellers are attorney Anthony Lopez and his wife, Dr. Nicole Martin. Martin has appeared on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Miami” and Lopez is a shareholder in Coconut Grove-based law firm Marin, Eljaiek, Lopez & Martinez.
The deal marks the return to South Florida for Mike and Jackie Bezos, who owned a home in Palmetto Bay until 1984, two years after Jeff Bezos graduated from Miami Palmetto High School. . According to Forbes, Bezos is the second richest person in the world, with his current fortune at $162.4 billion. He also owns the Washington Post and his Blue Origin aerospace company.
After a $14 million purchase in 2019, Lopez and Martin hired MV Group homebuilder Manny Valas to complete a $5 million renovation. According to the developer, the facility will have a climate-controlled wine cellar that can hold 3,000 bottles, a 20-seat home theater, and a 12-car garage.
Dennis Carvajal of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller, according to sources. He also represented the buyer by Carlos Coto of One Sotheby’s.
Recent sales at Coral Gables include: $38 million deal of 8565 Old Cutler Road Waterfront Estate in April. The property was previously occupied by the president of the University of Miami and was sold for demolition.
Also in April, Founder of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners Michael Dorell We paid $34 million for a waterfront home in the same neighborhood.
but home sales are slowing Many high-priced properties were sold in South Florida this summer.