Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has reportedly snapped up property in the Miami area by paying $7.3 million for the entire ninth floor at Regalia, an ultra-luxury condominium development in the city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
Situated along with a private 1-acre parcel, Regalia is home to some of the most coveted real estate in the country. The 46-story building features 39 exclusive full-floor units with 360-degree views, 5,515 square feet of indoor space, and 2,100 square feet of terrace space. An undulating terrace wraps each floor in a shady veranda that protects the glass from the sun.
Messi’s purchase comes nearly two and a half years after he paid $5 million for a unit at the oceanfront Porsche Design Tower about 10 blocks south. With 60 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in Sunny Isles Beach.
The Porsche building is unique for its inclusion of a robotic parking garage, having 284 parking spaces for 132 units, allowing unit owners to park two or four cars right outside their units. Drivers ride up the elevator in their cars and are placed into their own garage adjacent to their units.
Sunny Isles Beach is near downtown Miami and occupies 1.78 square miles in the northeastern corner of Miami-Dade.