A penthouse in Miami Beach that was at one time the getaway of Oprah Winfrey sold recently for $20 million. The property’s seller was Aston Martin executive chairman Lawrence Stroll, who purchased the 6,170 sq. ft. home in 2014 for $13.5 million, according to public records. Stroll listed the 1992-built condo for the first time in early 2019, for $32 million. The unit crowns a mid-rise building on the eastern tip of Fisher Island. It is similar in spirit to a villa. Winfrey owned the property from 1995 to 2001.
The condo was designed by Chahan Minassian, and features subtle warm and off-white tones, linen furnishings, hand-plastered walls, backlit tray ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. Its layout includes three bedrooms, six baths, a contemporary kitchen with a wood-burning oven, and a long gallery. The large central living room features a 20-foot ornamental ceiling with a barrel center and tray sections, leather wall covering, and a large bank of windows overlooking the water.
Hand-painted frescoes, custom light fixtures, custom cabinetry in the kitchens and master closets, and artist-commissioned screens are among the details of the singular property. The master suite features double baths and dressing rooms. Like the living room, the corner master bedroom and corner formal dining room open onto the terrace.
The terrace deserves special mention. It is a complex of intimate living and lounging areas with a mix of solid and wrought iron balustrades, and features a private al fresco dining spot. Views of the Atlantic are unobstructed.
Stroll’s net worth is north of $2 billion. Earlier this year, he led the purchase of 16.7% of Aston Martin for some $240 million.