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Baseball All-Star, and a Marlin for 5 games, just bought a Miami Beach condo for $5.6M

Mike Piazza bought a condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach for $5.6 million
Mike Piazza bought a condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach for $5.6 million

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach welcomed the $5.6 million purchase of a former New York Mets catcher.

Mike Piazza, a former 12-Time All-Star who played for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Florida Marlins, bought a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home at 4701 Meridian Ave.

“We are an international family living abroad. We lived on Sunset Island for about 12 years, and feel we are ready to embrace a more service orientated lifestyle,” Mike Piazza said with his wife, Alicia, in a statement.. “We are looking forward to the ‘lock-up and go’ freedom. The Ritz Carlton Residences Miami Beach was the first building to offer such luxurious amenities in a boutique building that is something between a home and condo.”

The former Miami Beach home of the Piazza family, a 9,627-square-foot mansion with views of Biscayne Bay, was placed on the market for $18.5 million in 2017. The listing price later decreased in 2018 for $16.9 million. The property at 1401 W. 27th St. remains on the market with a listing price of $14,750,000.

Properties at the Ritz-Carlton Residences start at $2 million. Real estate development firm Lionheart Capital received a temporary certificate of occupancy last month and said 70% of units were sold.

The Piazza property at the Ritz-Carlton Residences listed at $5.795 million with an additional on-site guest suite listed at $580,000 and a large on-site storage unit. The buyers were represented by Viviana Junc of Douglas Elliman, the development marketing team handling sales for the project.

The family’s new high-rise home overlooks Surprise Lake and Biscayne Bay and includes an outdoor space with 3,132 square feet, a family room and den with 3,838 square feet, and a great room.

The residence also includes a private elevator, family room and a den, with a total living area with 3,838 square feet.

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Rebecca San Juan writes about the real estate industry, covering news about industrial, commercial, office projects, construction contracts and the intersection of real estate and law for industry professionals. She studied at Mount Holyoke College and is proud to be reporting on her hometown.
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