Lil Wayne just purchased a beautiful Miami home, designed entirely to make the home feel as though it is floating on water. It begins with the pond, resembling a moat that you must cross over to get to the entrance of the home. Across the slab steps, it appears to rise up from the blue depths, making it difficult to distinguish where the outdoors begin compared to where the indoors end. The 10,472 square foot home with 110 feet of water frontagefeatures seven-bedrooms, ten-bathrooms and sold for $16.75 million.
Architect Choeff Levy Fischman designed this project, in addition to Lil Wayne’s previous Miami home on La Gorce Circle that sold in June of last year for $10 million. When choosing his perfect home, Lil Wayne picked a more remote location: the bridge-accessible Allison Island, which is an 8.5-acre island off of Miami beach. Forbes notes that it sits smack in the middle of the waterway that leads to Biscayne Bay and then the ocean.
As you enter the house, you are greeted with an open-air atrium, featuring two 20-foot “living walls” of vegetation that thrive in the tropical sub-climate of Allison Island. It also provides privacy from paparazzi who might rent a boat to circle the island, pretending to be tourists while attempting to sneak photos.
Is there even a need for doors, since the home is located in south Florida? Though there are typically glass doors if you do desire to close off the space. Lil Wayne brought in a similar approach with his dining room that almost feels as if you’re eating outside.
The house is also equipped with a three-car garage suite, home theater, auxiliary kitchen, commercial-grade elevator, fireplace, cabana pool house with outdoor kitchen and bathroom and a pool.