MIAMI BEACH — Roy Black, the South Florida lawyer who has represented the likes of Justin Bieber, pill-popping Palm Beach radio talker Rush Limbaugh and imprisoned polo mogul John Goodman, is trying to supplement his income with a real estate score in Miami Beach.
Black and his wife, Real Housewives of Miami grande dame Lea Black, just listed their Star Island investment property for $18 million, according to real estate records.
They bought the house at 45 Star Island Drive in 2011 for $7.1 million, according to Miami-Dade County archives, and once considered moving in.
Instead, the couple had the house for rent for $45,000 a month but now believe it’s time to cash it in.
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It’s a 10,000-square-foot behemoth with 10 bedrooms, 10 and a half bathrooms built in 1981 with 190 feet of waterfront and a dock. The inside might be slightly outdated since real estate websites are only running outdoors photos.
The neighbors, however, might be worth knowing. There’s Sean Combs‘ crib just to the west and Latin pop queen Gloria Estefan‘s home just to the north. Estefan, by the way, is selling her other house on the island for a cool $40 million.
The Blacks, who organize a major yearly celebrity charity gala in Miami Beach, live in Coral Gables. They also have a weekend home in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“At one time we were considering a move to Star Island but we decided we enjoyed living in Coral Gables and in our historical house,” Roy Black said. “Our Mediterranean-style Coral Gables house was originally built for and by (Gables developers) George Merrick and Eunice Peacock, and is infused with the history of South Florida.”