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Jeff Bezos’ parents have snapped up a sweet mansion in Coral Gables, TMZ first reported.
Sources tell the gossip website that that Jackie and Mike Bezos (the Amazon founder’s mother and stepfather) recently bought the 12,829-square-foot, six-bedroom, seven bath home within a gated community for a cool $34 million.
“This magnificent estate has been meticulously designed for the most discerning buyer,” reads the luxurious home’s description on real estate website Redfin.
Built in 1996 and expanded last year, the waterfront “masterpiece,” is set on almost two acres of land.
The manse seems tailor made for fabulous entertaining: The chef’s kitchen is “an epicurean dream,” with two islands, food warmer, double ovens and large window overlooking the pool and water. There’s an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, and a wine cellar, naturally.
The Bezos family will have ample places to exercise with not only a gym, but an indoor rock climbing wall as well.
That’s not all, folks. The Real Deal reports that a company tied to the Bezos Family Foundation, Delaware based Forgotten Fountain LLC, also bought a 8,700-square-foot, six-bedroom house next door for roughly $40 million.
According to records, attorney Anthony M. Lopez, who happens to be engaged to new “Real Housewives of Miami” star, Dr. Nicole Martin, is the seller.
The amazing, newly renovated spread, with high ceilings, movie theater and stunning, tree lined pool, has been seen on the Peacock reboot and was featured in Architectural Digest in January.
“We wanted to update the home but still have it feel very cozy and warm and comfortable,” Martin told BravoTV. “We wanted to stay true to the exterior of the home’s aesthetic. There’s a lot of coral, a lot of arches, and natural elements. So we really wanted to bring that feeling inside the home.”
So is this palatial crib a getaway for Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez? Perhaps the Miami Palmetto Senior High School alum is coming back home to roost.
The New York Post reports the Internet titan gave his parents a little financial assistance for both places. Seems only fair as his folks famously invested roughly $250,000 in his startup, then just selling books, back in 1995.
The Miami Herald has confirmed that Lourdes Alatriste of Douglas Elliman represented the seller and Carlos Coto with ONE Sotheby’s International Reality repped the buyers. The details of the second, off market deal are scarce.