During the holiday season of 2018, rap artist Lil Wayne purchased a sprawling waterfront estate in Miami Beach, handing over $16.8 million for the keys. Four years later and the property is back on the market, tagged at $29.5 million.
The modern compound is located on Allison Island, and was completed in 2017. It’s a flashy house, with an exterior partially clad in warm timber and decorated with slatted hardwood accents. The entry is a soaring expression, with a modern portico towering overhead and sidelights reaching nearly to the roofline. It foreshadows the sense of space to come in the interiors.
The expectations established by the entry are not stymied. The home’s shared space begins with 22-foot ceilings and an L-shaped upper balcony. A huge amount of glass brings the greens and blues of the landscape inside the home, and the kitchen’s floor-to-ceiling banks of cabinetry also enhance the effect.
The indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the property is a constant. It is most acutely represented in the master bedroom, which features two optional glass wall sections, including a corner, and the pocketing glass portals designed throughout the common area. The estate’s pool divides the house and BBQ cabana, which are connected by a boardwalk.
The residence features seven bedrooms and nine baths across 10,278 sq. ft. of interiors.
Wayne’s other properties include a West Coast abode. He closed on the Hidden Hills property in 2021, for $15.4 million.
Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, this despite being plagued with leaks throughout his career. But no matter, that number’s likely to go up soon because Wayne has a couple of albums in the works; Tha Carter VI and I Am Not a Human Being III are expected to be released sometime in the future, though no official date has been set.