Tommy Hilfiger’s mansion considers the funkiest home in Miami
Hurry up for a huge Tommy Hilfiger's sale!
No, we’re not talking about clearance of the winter collection.
The renowned designer chopped $4 million off the price of his funky, pop-art filled Florida mansion. Now the 7-bedroom, 12-bathroom spacious estate located on Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach is available for only $23.5 million. The fashion designer and his wife, Dee Ocleppo, first purchased the home for $17.25 million back in 2013 and have enjoyed it for five years together.
Fashion designer is selling his colorful home because he and his family are no longer spend much time in the area.
The original asking price was $27.5 million when Hilfiger listed the house around this time last year. This price tag made the wild beach house one of the priciest in the are, but there have been no interested buyers so far. This partly art gallery partly beach house has a unique style and it may not appeal to a large group of people as a place for ideal living.
The 14,075-square-foot mansion boasts an oceanfront infinity pool engulfed by palm trees, and a private beach. Designed by Los Angeles–based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the rooms strike you with vibrant colors and a Studio 54 style. Lawrence Bullard is a favorite interior designer of A-listers such as the Kardashians, Ellen Pompeo, Cher and Elton John.
"As soon as you open that door it's like 'wow!'" luxury real estate broker Jill Hertzberg says. "You just have to do everything you can and control yourself and act cool, but really you're just going 'wow wow wow wow".
Each of their bedrooms is uniquely outfitted to match particular works, ranging from Andy Warhol to Keith Haring, with furniture to match. The master bedroom features an entire series of Marilyn Monroe photographs by Bert Stern along one wall, with vintage furnishings to complement the art.
Initially, Hilfiger bought the estate to house his impressive Pop Art collection. The art is not included in the asking price but can be left in the home for an additional fee. The cost of the collection is estimated at tens of millions of dollars. Whether it will be discounted too, or not, is unclear.
The centerpiece of the mansion is a black marble spiral staircase adorned with a 23-foot custom chandelier, made from hundreds of hand-blown pieces of glass. The mansion's movie theater is completely decked out in psychedelic red.
After watching a thriller in such an environment, you may want to relieve stress. Good, that the house has its own cocktail bar with a spinning vintage disco ball that was flown in from Monaco.
Buying a house from Tommy Hilfiger is like buying a small art museum. The fashion mogul is known for his unique taste when it comes to interiors. If you are not really interested in the modern art, peek inside another Hilfiger’s property. His Manhattan condo, decorated in black lacquer and antiqued mirrors, includes a mural, inspired by children’s books about little girl Eloise who lived on the top floor of the hotel.
Tommy Hilfiger commissioned the original illustrator of the book, Hilary Knight, to design it. The roughly 5,600-square-foot space includes a private terrace overlooking Central Park. Fashion designer put approximately $20 million into renovating and designing.
In the Florida mansion, except for several rooms, you’ll hardly find one plain wall - all surfaces in house are decorated with the psychedelic swirls, and geometric patterns in virtually all shades of the rainbow, some of the walls have scratch-and-sniff wallpaper featuring colorful prints of fruits like bananas and oranges.
Hilfiger’s youngest son (born in 2009) must have had a lot of fun in the house. For example, one room features bold red and white stripes to match a Warhol rendering of Mickey Mouse.
Designer’s private office pays tribute to the Hilfiger brand with a mosaic of wall panels in blue and red with white reveals.
"We're here for the weather, the Latin flavor, the art, and the palm trees. Most of all we're here for the fun," Hilfiger told Architectural Digest in 2016.
If your ideas about an ideal way of life coincide with his statement, and you don’t mind to live surrounded by the spirit of 60s-70s, then it’s the most suitable time to go shopping for this glamorous and sexy home.
Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion designer best known for founding the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985. He has an estimated net worth of over $425 million. In 2006, he sold his company to a private investment company Apax Partners for $1.6 billion. Hilfiger remains the company’s principal designer and is responsible for the whole creative process.