So Leona Helmsley and Saudi Sheikh Saoud Al-Shaalan walk into a bar...just kidding. What do the late "Queen of Mean" businesswoman and the sheikh have in common? As it turns out, a three-level penthouse overlooking Miami. Curbed Miami notes that Helmsley and her husband, Harry, completed the home in 1981 and sold it to Al-Shaalan before even moving in—let's face it, a glassy aerie isn't exactly their taste. Al-Shaalan, in turn, hired 27 Moroccan artisans to clad the place in tiles and then sold the five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot space off to an antique weapons collector who filled it with Islamic furnishings and art. Hence the ornate palace that's on the market today for $4.2M; head to Curbed Miami for the full batch of photos.
· The Taj Mahal of Leona Helmsley and a Shiek is $4.2 Million [Curbed Miami]