The King’s Palace
A look inside the Coconut Grove residence that former Miami HEAT basketball star Lebron James once called home
By Robin Jay
Some say 3590 Crystal View Court is the most opulent estate in Miami – a noble dwelling fit for a king. And so it was. The home of former Miami HEAT player Lebron James, this contemporary compound boasts nearly 20,000 square feet of breathtaking bayfront living space in the northern point of quaint Coconut Grove. Now (at the time of press), this splendid property is on the real estate market, just waiting for its next ‘royal’ family.
“Sports professionals are extraordinary in their rightful careers, but when looking for a home that is opulent, they’re no different from other affluent buyers searching for the ideal location, quality, style and security. Like anyone, they want a home that gives them a sense of peace,” said Tomi Rose, Senior Vice President of the Sports & Entertainment Division of Opulence International Realty. “Talk about a property with positive energy and success! You can’t find a home that better exhibits the tranquility, security, peace, love, harmony, warmth and family that helped make a champion.”
Tomi knows firsthand the unique features a home requires to accommodate the niche lifestyle of a professional athlete. Her fiance played in the NBA for more than a decade. “His experiences in the professional world of sports have translated well into my professional world of real estate. He likes to stress to me that there’s a certain ‘WOW’
factor that an athlete’s home needs to offer, and as a mom, I like to focus on functionality,” she said. “There are definitely aspects of The King’s Palace that are especially appealing to my partner – like the state-of-the-art Crestron system, which controls the entire home from wherever you may be in the world.”
Besides the stellar curb – and seaside – appeal of this $17 million property, the interior of this estate features a chef’s kitchen, sommelier’s wine cellar, custom movie theater, six spacious bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a well-appointed office, guest home and a private rooftop sun deck.
For entertaining, the 4,500 square feet of outdoor space could host an entire basketball team, their families – and some fans. The luxurious outdoor space contains a summer kitchen, infinity pool, as well as a feature that would make any sports star take notice: “One especially exceptional feature that impresses me is its concrete dock built to accommodate not one but two 60’ yachts!” said Rose. “I am also impressed by the size of the men’s closet in the master suite. Very often in luxury homes, the man is always shortchanged in terms of closet space. Not in this home. The master suite has equally opulent his-and-hers closets, as well as entirely separate bathrooms.”
And when it comes to security, this home rivals Fort Knox. “The state-of-the-art security system is very impressive. Safety is a very important feature for someone who is a public figure. This home offers everything needed – from security quarters to infrared lasers, heat detection, cameras and sensors covering every inch of the property.
“I pride myself on understanding ‘the business,’” explained Rose. “And when I say business, I don’t only mean real estate. I have been around athletes, celebrities and VIPs for as long as I can remember. This world isn’t new to me; I know what I expect when in the market to purchase anything for myself and my family, and I wouldn’t give my clients anything less. My Sports & Entertainment division knows that it’s not only about pulling out all the bells and whistles for athletes, but all clients – whether they are VIPs, Fortune 500 Corporate CEOs, Presidents or entertainers. My high-profile clients have seen my track record. I won’t give up all my secrets, but I will let you know that my reputation, integrity, honesty and understanding of the business is what keeps them coming back.”
For more information about The King’s Palace, contact Tomi Rose at 786-229-1949 or go to www.opulenceinternationalrealty.com.