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How is the House that Alan Faena sold in Miami for 13.3 Million Dollars

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The facade of Alan Faena’s imposing Miami Beach mansion that sold for $ 13.3 million (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

When it became known that the Miami Beach residence of the Argentine Alan Faena it was for sale gave a lot to talk about. First for its cost and second for the luxury objects and furniture that decorate every corner of this incredible house.

Finally the real estate and hotel developer found the right buyer, who spent $ 13.3 million. In the beginning, however, the property had been appraised at 16.5 million dollars in November 2019. Then, the price dropped to 14.5 million in July and again to 12.8 million in September.

Currently Faena lives between Miami and New York, but as revealed in an interview with Infobae misses his affections residing in his hometown. “I spend a lot of time outside of Buenos Aires. My son Noah goes to school here (he means Miami) and your son marks you where you are. I live between Miami and New York. I go to Buenos Aires a lot and I miss my family, my friends, my loved ones… The people of Buenos Aires are very special and affectionate; Is unique in the world”, He expressed.

How is the mansion that Alan Faena sold in Miami Beach

An imposing and majestic table inhabits the main dining room, in the Art Deco style, they are covered with animal print velvet.  Custom rug is by Designer Rugs and artwork is by Roy Bazas (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
An imposing and majestic table inhabits the main dining room, in the Art Deco style, they are covered with animal print velvet. Custom rug is by Designer Rugs and artwork is by Roy Bazas (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

Faena had acquired this property in 2014. True to your developer instinct, bought Villa Crono for $ 10.3 million and, according to his spokesperson, then he invested “a couple of million” to renew it. “It’s Alan Faena’s style,” he declared.

Built in the mid-1920s when the Miami Beach skyline was much less imposing, the wonderful villa on Pine Tree Drive, overlooking Indian Creek LakeIt extends over 2530 square meters and is made up of nine rooms. Among them, one master suite with custom dressing room, a master bathroom with a Louis XV mirror, original 19th century Spanish chandeliers and hand painted ceilings.

The imposing garden of Faena's house in Miami Beach, the famous "Villa Crono" who bought it in 2014 and according to what he said he spent many millions of dollars to be able to set it in his own style (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
The imposing garden of Faena’s house in Miami Beach, the famous “Villa Crono” who bought it in 2014 and according to what he said, spent many millions of dollars to be able to set it in his style (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

“A 150-year-old Banyan tree in my driveway, the garden, and Spanish moss and other flowers live among its branches. Elephants from Peter Tunney’s public art project stand guard at the entrance next to an ancient structure of a Balinese temple”. Thus described in his book Alan Faena. Alchemy & creative collaboration. Architecture, design, art the environment in which your house is built near the beach.

The furniture of the property Mediterranean style, however, they are not included in the sale. The decoration pieces, ranging from ceramic cheetahs and a 17th century crystal collection even fake animal tusks and elaborate gold candlesticks, either.

With access to the bay, Alan Faena's house had a swimming pool with umbrellas and custom chairs made especially for the businessman (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
With access to the bay, Alan Faena’s house had a swimming pool with umbrellas and custom chairs made especially for the businessman (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

An art deco table and chairs, covered in Clarence House velvet, are the stars of the home dining room. The candelabrum is antique silver from George IV, and the staghorn candelabrum is from the early 20th century. In turn, the custom rug and a work of art by Roy Bazas are two of the pieces that make up the amazing room.

At the entrance, a pair of concrete elephant statues, salvaged from a hotel in Atlantic City and later used in a public art project by Peter Tunney, stand guard next to a nearly 200-year-old Banyan tree and a colorful old gazebo imported from Bali in the house that the magnate designed with Diego Pereira Luchetta.

The bed that Alan Faena had was in the Spanish colonial style and the bedding and curtains were customized especially for him (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
The bed that Alan Faena had was in the Spanish colonial style and the bedding and curtains were customized especially for him (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

Master suite has ocean views from a private balcony, a custom dressing room designed by Faena himself that exhibits his collection of hats and a master bathroom with gilded fixtures and a Louis XV mirror.

In turn, the bed is Spanish colonial, the bedding and curtains are personalized by Faena and the decorative pillows are Mexican. The cocktail table is Regency style and the artwork is by Todd Eberle.

  A Philippe Starck chair, a Mexican ottoman, a Louis XV mirror and a Peter Tunney chandelier in the master bathroom (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
A Philippe Starck chair, a Mexican ottoman, a Louis XV mirror and a Peter Tunney chandelier in the master bathroom (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

The exterior of the opulent villa features a motorcycle track, a patio, a swimming pool, a deep water dock and a series of sculptural paths that mark the way through the gardens. There is also a guest house with a living room, full kitchen and dining room.

The “Alan Faena” style

“I come from the world of creation and everything I have is the work of my own creation.” Today, his last name is synonymous with luxury, good taste, glamor and style, and his Miami Beach mansion undoubtedly reflects his avant-garde spirit.

Alan has the hotel in Miami that bears his surname: the Faena Miami Beach, located on the famous Collins Avenue, cerca de Lincoln Road. There the Argentine businessman he usually brings together numerous celebrities for ultra vip parties.

Alan Faena with his guests toasting at the Faena Festival: The Last Supper, the dinner he made in 2019 at the hotel that bears his surname located on the mythical Collins Avenue (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
Alan Faena with his guests toasting at the Faena Festival: The Last Supper, the dinner he made in 2019 at the hotel that bears his surname located on the mythical Collins Avenue (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

In 2019 among his guests were Lenny Kravitz, Sean Penn, Michelle Salas (Luis Miguel’s daughter) and Paris Hilton. That year a fabulous dinner was held at the hotel as part of the second edition of the Faena Festival: The Last Supper.

Lenny Kravitz one of the VIP guests at the dinner at Alan Faena's hotel in Miami Beach in 2019. That night, the singer played DJ (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)
Lenny Kravitz one of the VIP guests at the dinner at Alan Faena’s hotel in Miami Beach in 2019. That night, the singer played DJ (Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA)

That dinner explored spirituality and culinary traditions, abundance and sacrifice, indulgence and abstinence through installations, videos, performances, historical works and new commissions that occupy various spaces in the Faena district.

Photos by Benjamin Lozovsky and David Prutting for BFA.

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