Hip hop’s favorite mansion is for sale. Live the rap mogul life for only $12.9M

November 13, 2018 - 2 min read

All photos courtesy LPG for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Hip hop’s favorite waterfront mansion just dropped like it’s hot onto the sizzling Miami market for $12.9 million.

Made famous as a location by Lil Wayne, Dré and Rick Ross, Trina and Fat Joe music videos, the 10,836-square-foot Mediterranean mansion is a bling castle primed for real G’s, top models, cognac, champagne, fly beats, and braggadocio—oh, and a new owner.

Built in 2001, by architect Jorge Hernandez, the three-story mansion nestles in the gated waterfront community of Entrada Estates (near Coconut Grove)—with views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.

The extravagant brag palace boasts 11 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, domed cathedral ceilings, an elevator (of course), a full wet bar, a Roman-style pool, and a four-Bentley (I mean, four-car) garage for your homies to retrieve on call.

Resting on half an acre along 100 feet of waterfront, the property includes a massive entertainment Great Room and a two-bedroom, two-bath entourage guest house with its own private kitchen.

“This residence is a true representation of the Miami lifestyle, lavishly designed with an unbeatable waterfront location,” says listing agent Daniela Fernandez, of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

Fernandez continues, “Its appeal is apparent due to the location, size and magnitude of the home, which features huge columns and an impressive courtyard with unobstructed views of the breathtaking Miami skyline.”

The mansion’s imposing façade, with high arches and wide elevated terraces, appear designed for MC’s who bust rhymes to dancing throngs and thongs by the pool below. An elegant courtyard entrance (amid ivy walls, manicured hedges, lanterns and a grand street clock) reveals classic architecture beneath soaring palms. In fact, courtyard areas transition the indoor-outdoor vibe here—an open invitation to see what’s inside.

Dramatic interior spaces feature a Mediterranean mix of styles—most designed for entertaining.

Beneath domed cathedral ceilings, the Great Room takes center stage with columns, French double doors and light-inviting arch windows glazed with high-impact glass for storm protection.

“The home was built by the current owners and inspired by their travels around the world—museums, and iconic South Florida hotels,” says Fernandez. “The courtyard draws inspiration from The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, exterior hallways are similar to those of The Breakers in Palm Beach, and the Great Room’s arched ceilings pay homage to the Sistine Chapel. The residence was also built for entertaining, with expansive outdoor space to host elaborate parties.”

Under a tropical sun, the Phantom whisks Fat Joe off to party with his crew at this mansion, which doubles as a dope nightclub decorated with fresh modern art. Although, it’s hard to unsee Fat Joe in a white robe seducing a married woman from the mansion’s terrace, adjacent to the Great Room.

“Fat Joe used the Great Room as his master bedroom for the “I Won’t Tell” music video and Lil Wayne took advantage of the expansive view with a poolside music video setting,” says Fernandez.

What’s a hip-hop video without an entourage and a wild pool party? That’s typically when the fun begins.

Some floors are marble, some wood—again, likely inspired by other famous estates. Another room entirely of dark wood built-in cabinets confounds, posing as a study, library or a massive walk-in closet.

No word on its inspiration. But we can guess rappers won’t be hanging out there unless it’s after a shopping spree.

Keith Flamer
Authored By: Keith Flamer
The Mortgage Reports contributor
Keith Flamer is a pop culture scribe who dabbles in celebrity real estate, travel, architecture and extraordinary design. He enjoys exploring attics, basements, exotic locales and history in search of provenance and treasures to share with curious readers. He’s been published in Forbes, Robb Report, Town & Country, Haute Living, Savoy, Veranda, Wristwatch, Art & Antiques, and Luxury Magazine. He’s also covered luxury brands such as Hermès, Chanel, Rolex, Cartier, Tiffany, Gucci, and Patek Philippe.