Drake’s Condo: The Next Generation
A stunning spot in Miami, previously owned by internationally recognized singer and musician Drake (then sold to former Miami Heat star Mario Chalmers) is getting another chance on the real estate market.
As part of a major redesign, the entire space was given a top-to-bottom facelift, brand new amenities, and is now fully equipped with smart technology throughout. Now, with over $600,000 worth of renovations, this “home in the sky” is back and beaming like new.
The current owners are only asking $2,990,000 for the freshly remodeled suite. Surely, someone must have that kind of pocket change laying around. Is it you? Take a tour with us and perhaps you’ll be convinced!
Head in the Clouds
The 4-bedroom luxury condo is located on the 49th floor of the exquisite Marquis Residences in the burgeoning Park West area of downtown Miami. Built across the street from Museum Park, a 30-acre urban park along the waterfront and opposite the Biscayne Bay from South Beach, this recently renovated crib is in a prime location for hopping about Miami’s thumping nightlife.
For more relaxed evenings, the lights can be turned down and the curtains drawn by the click of a button. All household electronics, including the Sonos wireless sound system, A/C, lighting, security, and window treatments can be controlled through a mobile app. Sound good so far? That’s just the beginning.
Big Wow Feat. Deluxe Interior
The roomy entrance hall to the 3,800 square foot condo blooms into a striking 20-foot tall living room. Silver framed floor-to-ceiling windows shower the interior with blue sky, and sandy wash oak floors add cheer to elevate the already bright mood.
Extending beyond the glass wall, veined marble covers the outdoor balcony that’s been lined with delicately manicured shrubs. The experience here is a wondrous sight that explodes with an unobstructed panoramic view of the city, bay, and ocean below. Taking a step back inside, there’s much more to see.
Skillfully designed by Italian furnisher MiaCucina, the kitchen features a modern flat look, bar seating, and Miele appliances. A bolt of strip lighting arcs across the ceiling by the pantry and down the wall next to custom underlit shelving made from mahogany.
Around the corner, rectangular cuts of reflective marble mark the stairs leading up to the second floor where the unit’s bedrooms are located. Going up!
The master bedroom, sectioned by windowed walls on three sides, offers a plentiful vantage of the city, whether by day or by night. Herringbone-pattern oak floors and an illuminated tray ceiling further brighten the room to create an immaculate sort of feeling.
A walk-in closet with generous storage areas connects to the master bathroom – a cornucopia of variegated white marble and stainless steel fixtures. The spa’s double vanity hovers just enough to reveal more of the intricate natural swirls seen in the masterfully laid stonework. How could anyone leave this behind?
Where Are They Now?
Drake, who some might remember from the early 2000s Degrassi reboot, left the show to focus on music and eventually became ridiculously famous. Recently, the rapper has embraced a vegetarian diet and is still reported to be Canadian. He also announced he will be performing several shows at Las Vegas’s XS Night Club as part of a residency deal.
Chalmers, the former Miami Heat point guard, isn’t letting his retirement from the NBA slow him down. He recently signed with an Italian basketball team named Virtus Bologna, and also joined the draft pool for BIG3, a 3-on-3 basketball league founded by rapper Ice Cube.
One has to wonder if either of these two talented stars will have to hold back a tear of longing when they see their revamped old digs get passed on to someone new. Will that someone be you?