CORAL GABLES — Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and his wife — who just gave birth to a baby boy yesterday — have moved into a new house in Coral Gables.
But ssshhh, no one’s supposed to know.
According to cross-referenced property records, Spo and wife Nikki now live in a cool six-bedroom, eight-bathroom property in the Coral Gables Riviera section of The City Beautiful.
The 6,800-square-foot crib on Granada Boulevard, just south of South Dixie Highway, went for $4.4 million a year ago to a trust set up by Coral Gables attorney Dan P. Heller and named Estella Trust Agreement.
The trust took out a 30-year, $3 million-mortgage for the purchase, property records show.
“To my knowledge, Mr. Spoelstra did not purchase that home,” Heller said.
Technically, he is right.
Spo and his former cheerleader wife, however, are likely to be the ones controlling the trust.
Of South Florida’s numerous celebrity-owned properties, Spo’s new crib is an attention grabber.
It’s not your sprawling McMansion destined to appeal to, say, the likes of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or boxer Floyd Mayweather.
And the coach and his former Miami Heat cheerleader wife had to wait for major alterations to be completed on the 1953 house, according to notices of commencement, including a new roof.
But by any standards, the result is cozy.
Built on a canal that reaches Biscayne Bay through Sunrise Harbor, the house came with a unique 1,200-square-foot coral stone boathouse.
And it makes sense the basketball couple needed bigger digs.
Sunday, Nikki gave birth to their first child — a boy.