One of the world’s greatest athletes has reportedly scored a posh pad in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi picked up a condo at the Porsche Design Tower for $5 million, according to the Real Deal.
Perhaps the soccer star is also a car freak, because this uniquely cylindrical building includes an elevator that will deliver you and your car to your residence. If you want to see how this feature works, check out this video.
Upon arrival, through a glass wall in the living room, you can gaze upon what is most likely a pretty sweet ride.
Each unit in the 60-story, oceanfront tower features its own “sky garage,” accessible by a car elevator. Messi’s 3,555-square-foot unit has three beds and 4.5 baths. The Poggenpohl-designed kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances.
Though interior photos of Messi’s new digs are unavailable, we can offer a few comparables. There are plenty of apartments in the building currently up for grabs.
Take this one—the only two-bedroom abode in the building. One of the original three bedrooms was opened up to make room for a bar and entertainment space. The unit features an open floor plan, high-end finishes, and furnishings by Artefacto. All of that will set you back a cool $7.5 million.
This three-bedroom, 4.5-bath unit comes with a private balcony pool, outdoor grill, and an open kitchen and dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s offered for the lower price of $4.05 million.
The luxury building, completed in 2016, offers concierge service, a gym, oceanfront pool, full beach and pool service, a sunset deck, and bar.
The 32-year-old Argentinian forward captains both FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He’s considered to be one of the best players in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Messi has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won 34 trophies.