Known as the “Billionaire Bunker”, Indian Creek Island, located on the outskirts of Biscayne Bay, is a fortress in its own right. This man-made barrier isle has its own municipality, mayor, and police force. With the recent purchase of a $68 million mansion by Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder has become the newest resident of this ultra-exclusive enclave.<h3>Property Details</h3>
- Location: Indian Creek Island
- Price: $68 Million
- Size: 9,259-square-foot
- Acreage: 2.8 acres
- Rooms: Three-bedroom, three-bathroom
- Previous Owner: Tulia Soucy de Gonzalez Gorrondona, formerly associated with MTM Star International Corp
- Notable Features: Manse built in 1965, located on a man-made barrier island with its own governance structure.
According to Bloomberg
, Bezos made the off-market deal for the property in June. Public records revealed the mansion’s last recorded sale was in 1982 for $1.4 million, which adjusted for inflation, translates to approximately $4.4 million today.
Indian Creek Island, which boasts about 40 waterfront properties, all facing the pristine waters, has always been a sought-after location for the elite. Some of the island’s luxuries include:
An 18-hole golf course spanning 294 acres
Brazilian teak docks to accommodate 100-plus-foot luxury vessels
An ultra-exclusive golf course set on expansive green fields
An estimated population of 81, as per the 2021 census, ensuring privacy and exclusivity for its residents.
With Bezos’ 417-foot superyacht, Koru, which has lavish features like a helicopter landing pad, swimming pool, and a mermaid resembling Lauren Sanchez at the prow, the island’s docks seem perfectly tailored for him.
Bezos’ Blooming Real Estate Portfolio
Bezos is no stranger to luxury properties. His real estate collection:
Exceeds a whopping $350 million
Features mansions in prime locations like Hawaii, Beverly Hills, and Washington, D.C.
Includes a nine-acre mansion in Beverly Hills purchased for $165 million in 2020
Has estates like the largest home in Washington, D.C., a $78 million property in Hawaii, and a $100 million holding in a Fifth Avenue apartment building in NYC.
In addition to these, the Amazon mogul also owns a 5.3-acre property in Medina, Wash., and a vast 30,000-acre ranch in Texas.
More than Just Real Estate
Bezos’ splurge isn’t limited to homes. Having founded the aerospace company, Blue Origin, his interests clearly lie beyond terra firma. Post his divorce from MacKenzie Scott in 2019, he has not shied away from flaunting his wealth. Case in point, his jaw-dropping $500 million superyacht launched this year, which reportedly has annual operating costs of around $25 million.
A Glimpse into Bezos’ Personal Life
Recently engaged to Lauren Sanchez, Bezos seems to be on a spending spree. A month before the mansion’s purchase, the couple was seen vacationing around the Spanish island of Mallorca on his $500 million yacht. This was shortly after he proposed with a magnificent diamond reportedly valued at $2.5 million.
Additionally, the mansion in Florida might signal a form of homecoming for Bezos. Having graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 1982, this new purchase brings back memories from his past.
While one might think a $68 million mansion would suffice, for Bezos, it may just be the beginning. Rumors are rife that he’s eyeing a neighboring property. As per sources, this adjacent lot, located at 12 Indian Creek Island Road, is up for grabs for a staggering $85 million. This new property, even grander than his recent purchase, boasts of seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms spread over 19,064 square feet of opulent living space.
With this latest addition, Bezos adds yet another feather to his already extravagant real estate cap. As he steps into a new phase of his life with Sanchez, the world watches with bated breath for his next move. Whether it’s in the world of business, space, or luxury, one thing’s for certain, Jeff Bezos never ceases to amaze.