Famed singer Phil Collins has decided to sell his Miami Beach home for $40 million…but not before some drama with his ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, who moved into the home, secretly married another man, and then refused to leave if Collins didn’t agree to renegotiate their 2008 divorce settlement. Once she finally moved out when she and her new husband purchased another property, Collins was able to finally list the home for $40 million.
Now under contract, the mansion has always been seen as one of Miami Beach’s nicest looking estates, overlooking the Miami skyline across Biscayne Bay, with the La Gorce Country Club and Golf Course across from the entrance. One of its most famous celebrity residents was Jennifer Lopez, who owned it from 2002 to 2005, when she sold it for $13.9 million.
Built in 1929, the gated entry of the Old World Spanish-style home opens into a 1.5-acre tropical landscape that backs up to 184 feet of bay frontage. Not only does it feature a large pool, spa, summer kitchen, cabana, and a boat dock, it also has a 6,000-gallon koi pond. Inside the 10,769-square-foot home, you’ll find six bedrooms, nine baths, arched arcades, and a two-story rotunda foyer. There’s also a chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, and a master suite with a custom-designed, walk-in closet.
Photo credit: Nelson Gonzalez Realty