Zaha Hadid's Creative Nest At South Beach Up For Grabs For $10 Million
While the property listing with The Rex Hamilton Corporation terms this an “extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”, the man who lends his name to the broking company is of the view that the opportunity is greater than that. “It's not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; it's once in three or four lifetimes,” Rex Hamilton told media about a property at W Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. This property, listed for sale for $10 million, belonged to Zaha Hadid, the queen of the curve, as she was known in the world of architecture, who died last year of a heart attack.
The Baghdad-born British national who was admired for her contemporary, bold and unconventional aesthetic sense made it big in the largely male-dominated architecture world.
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"Perfectly capturing the electric moods of South Beach, Zaha Hadid's private residence is sited for sunny days above a world-famous beach and nights within walking distance of equally world-class clubs and restaurants. Its enviable position wrapping the southeast edge of the dynamic, ocean-facing W hotel captures prevailing sea breezes while commanding the finest views of both ocean and beach from the height of the coconut palms," reads the listing.
Hadid, arguably is the most important woman in the world of architecture, who won many a global award during her career, bought this property in 2009, and used it as her home away from since to “reflect and recharge her creative batteries”. The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner made modifications in the structure to suit her style. "The main apartment originally combined two floor plans which Hadid reformatted and customised as a grand one bedroom residence with a generous oceanfront living room and terraces for entertaining guests," says the listing.
Spread over 2,299 square foot, the property has four bathrooms, three bedrooms and two guest apartments. "The residence is presented as a grand main apartment with balconies wrapping the east and south views," the listing adds.
The deal would start looking more irritable to architecture aficionados on finding out that Hadid's furniture and other belongings can also be part of the package, if they are willing to pay for them.
“She filled it (the apartment) with her favorite extraordinary furniture creations and art which reflects the light and energy of her home. When looking at the objects she selected for her apartment, one gets a sense that they were created especially and exactly for here,” says the listing. There is a dining room table and its cocktail table twin which "dramatically capture the tropical sunshine from the terraces".