When Jeff Bezos bought a $68 million Miami area property two months ago, there were rumors that the mogul was also eyeing the palatial mansion next door. According to the New York Post, the Amazon founder has officially pulled the trigger, shelling out a whopping $79 million for the contemporary Mediterranean-style dwelling on the exclusive man-made Indian Creek Island. The Biscayne Bay community is known as “Billionaire Bunker” island—a fitting locale for Bezos, whose $154 billion net worth makes him one of the richest people in the world.
In total, Bezos is now the owner of $147 million of property across roughly five acres on the secluded enclave, which earned its nickname due to an elite roster of residents including Ivanka Trump and Tom Brady. The isle is home to just 40 plots—all waterfront—and has its own municipality, complete with a mayor and a police force as well as a private golf course and Brazilian teak docks, where Bezos may choose to anchor his $500 million superyacht, Koru.
Built in 2000 and spanning about 19,000 square feet, the opulent home boasts seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. Bezos, who is currently the world’s third-richest person, reportedly plans to raze the structure on the neighboring $68 million property that he bought in August and replace it with a custom-built home, though his plans for this newest addition to his real estate portfolio are unclear.
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The home features a double driveway centered around a tiered water feature lined with palm trees. Luxe details inside include marble floors, vaulted ceilings, and a grand winding staircase with a wrought iron railing. One living room comes complete with coffered ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace with a large marble mantel, and an ornate wood bar. Among the dwelling’s other highlights are a swimming pool, a library, a media room with leopard print carpeting, and an eat-in Tuscan-style kitchen (rooster motif and all).