‘Dog House’ Mansion in Miami Listed for $31.7 Million
A Miami mansion once owned by Madonna, and now reportedly owned by a wealthy dog, has been listed for sale with a price tag of $31.7 million.
The waterfront property claims to have a history like no other. Once a part of Madonna’s real estate portfolio, the paparazzi-proof residence has 100 feet of water frontage and a spacious lot size of 51,000 square feet. The jaw-dropping open bay views make for a priceless amenity.
There are only six homes in this private area, and this is the only one for sale with a dock. Inside, the 8,400-square-feet space offers nine beds and eight and a half baths. The decor style is Mediterranean, which seems to fit in with Miami’s overall sense of style.
The landscaping is the icing on the cake. The grounds are beautifully maintained with room to improve or start anew. Think about it this way: this could be the secluded retreat of your dreams.
The rumor on the mansion is that it is currently owned by a wealthy dog, a German shepherd more specifically. Gunther VI supposedly inherited the fortune from his predecessor and a German countess Karlotta Liebenstein who died in 1992.
The story goes that Madonna sold the home to Gunther IV almost two decades ago for a mere $7.5 million. In other words, the pooch could be turning a sizable profit on the property.
Madonna responded on Instagram according to a Metro article: “‘When you find out a dog is selling your old house for 3 times the amount you sold it for!’, before sharing screenshots of articles about the pooch.”
To provide context, the gossip report added that she was “looking glum in her current home” in the social media post.
The New York Post called farce on the ordeal by dispelling some points in a recent article by Jennifer Gould who put it bluntly, “Calling all suckers: A dog did not buy and is not selling Madonna’s former Miami mansion.” The piece outlines how the story is a fabrication.
Clearing things up, the New York Post calls out the true client, a well-to-do Italian entrepreneur named Maurizio Mian. The 65-year-old is said to have his own eccentric manner.
When pressed, Mian explained that there was a foundation set up for the dog, and so the story isn’t so much false as it is “complicated.”
Regardless of whether buyers subscribe to the narrative of a dog-owned mansion, they can still focus on the ROI which is said to be best sought in a total teardown and rebuild. Perhaps the clever backstory will add to the resale value.
Miami real estate is a hot market right now, so a buyer is bound to turn up sniffing around one of these days.
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