It has been a good month financially for world No. 1 in men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic.
Get out of her 19e Grand Slam title at Roland Garros last weekend, Djokovic last night sold his 2,421 square foot condo in the exclusive Surfside area of Miami Beach for $ 6 million. In addition to the $ 1.69 million he collected by winning his second title at Roland Garros last weekend, $ 7.69 million for the month of June is not a bad move.
Djokovic has entered into a contract on the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 9th floor “sky villa” in Eighty-Seven Park in April 2017 as an investment before the building is even a hole in the ground. It eventually closed as it neared completion in December 2019 for $ 5.77 million, paying almost half a million less than the unit’s original asking price of $ 6.2 million. He quickly turned around and listed it for $ 7.15 million in January 2020, two months before COVID-19 shut down the world and real estate.
The Serbian phenomenon originally attributed its gravity to the building concept of the time to the laid-back vibe of Surfside, its quiet money, and relatively open spaces compared to neighboring South Beach, which was probably not not in line with his legendary fitness, diet and stretching regimes (the famous mischievous “Djoker” is known for enjoy a night out in clubs every now and then).
“I was inspired by the unparalleled level of service, exclusive access to the park, in-house botanist and panoramic views of land and sea,” Djokovic said of Eighty Seven Park when he passed a contract. “I just love the design of the building. It’s an unexpected place in a growing neighborhood. This will be my new retirement, ”adding that it would create the“ perfect lifestyle ”for him and his wife, Jelena.
Directly on the beach, the 18-story, 70-residential, glass-and-concrete ellipse boutique was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, and offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline to the north end of North Beach Oceanfront Park, one of Miami’s largest green spaces.
The building also includes its own exclusive spa with Vichy shower, sauna, steam and Turkish hammam, a library and private lounges, a technology center, a wine bar with an on-site sommelier, a restaurant run by Toscana Divino, a beach and a service butler, private gardens, reflective pools, resort cabanas, Zen-style water features, and a personalized botanical exhibit, which Djokovic likely expected to elevate his game in his pursuit of his 20s.e Grand Slam at the end of this month at Wimbledon, which would tie him to Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal for the most male major titles.
Inside, Djokovic’s villa in the sky also has some pretty touches for a man whose net worth is estimated to be around $ 250 million and can buy just about anything he wants including interiors by Rena Dumas, custom stone countertops and back splashes, Zucchetti bathroom accessories, 10ft floor to ceiling windows and a 1,715-square-foot crescent-shaped terrace suspended over the ocean almost as if Piano himself had designed it for stretching and yoga.
Reflecting Djokvic’s global lifestyle, the residents of Eighty Seven Park are also an eclectic mix of people from all over the world, says Joyce Gato of Douglas Elliman, who represented the buyer, many of whom “are sophisticated and worldly with keen appreciation. of art and architecture “.
However, Novak and Jelena’s draw for Eighty Seven Five was not just a lifestyle and an emotion. Over the past few years, Djokovic has quietly amassed an enviable trophy-level real estate portfolio, including a hillside mansion in Monte Carlo and a pair of SoHo condos at 565 Broome in Lower Manhattan, another of Piano’s few American commissions. .
As for the buyer, Elliman’s Gato says he is from the northeast but could not reveal his plans for the residence or the time he intends to spend there. But “they loved the architecture, the views and its relationship to the park,” Gato shared. “They also loved how Renzo took advantage of the outdoors with the large balconies and the expansive living space it offers.”
As to whether there was a “Djokovic” factor in motivating the buyer to make an offer and close the property, Elliman’s Gato said: “All I can say is that they are big fans of him “.
Carlo Dipasquale of Cervera Real Estate Inc. represented Djokovic.