Billy Joel, everyone's favorite piano-playing man, has put his enormous Miami Beach mansion on the market for $14.75M. He bought the 8,880-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, set on a .67-acre slice of waterfront on the luxe, celeb-studded island of La Gorce, for $13.5M in 2006. Despite Joel's notorious penchant for marrying a lot, this place has only seen one of his wives: the young Katie Lee, whom the singer married in 2004 and divorced in 2009.
Some details about the house: it has seven bedrooms and 8.5 baths, beige-yet-fancy-looking furniture and decor, and some rather stunning features outside, including loggias, palm trees, paver stones, a pool and spas, boxwood hedges, a cabana, an outdoor kitchen, a deepwater dock, and more than 150 feet of direct frontage on Biscayne Bay. Overall the look is way more stuffy and done-up than Joel's much cooler, edgier place in Manhattan, not to mention his other waterfront house—an airy, Sagaponack, N.Y., estate that was decorated by celebrity interiors guy Nate Berkus and lingered on the market sans buyer until it was finally de-listed. Here's hoping that grand piano, tucked into the corner of the living room, added some levity and light to the space.
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