Earlier this year, Fonsi spent a little under $5 million to buy an 8,300-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight-bath mansion on the water in Coral Gables, FL. Built in 1992, the mansion is quintessentially South Florida, with palm trees shading a wide motor court, marble floors, double-height ceilings, and a 110-foot-long dock perfect for a luxury yacht.
The house is located in the luxurious Cocoplum neighborhood south of downtown Miami, a 10-minute drive from the University of Miami. Most of the homes in the neighborhood have water access, and multimillion-dollar yachts are commonplace.
At Fonsi’s new home, double doors open to a grand foyer with tall ceilings and custom marble inlays in the floor. In the foyer, a staircase with custom metalwork leads to an open hallway, allowing guests to look down into the living room and out to the backyard.
The living room has 24-foot-tall ceilings, three sets of French doors, and a fireplace. The home’s previous owner decorated the living room in a French Provincial style, with a large tapestry hanging above the sitting area, and candelabra-style light fixtures.
Outside, steps lead down to the pool, spa, and decorative jetted water feature. There’s an outdoor kitchen, and a dock on the canal, which connects to Biscayne Bay, and eventually, the Atlantic Ocean.
Elsewhere, there’s a recreation room, wine room, two offices, and a two-bedroom, one-bath staff quarters. The house was initially listed in mid-2016 for $6.3 million, but saw a series of price cuts over the next two years. In February, it was listed for $5.2 million.
Fonsi, 40, began recording in the late 1990s, putting out nine studio albums before “Despacito.” The chart-topping song remains YouTube’s most-watched video of all time, with nearly 5.5 billion views.
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