Phil Collins, the famed “Genesis” drummer and singer of “Take Me Residence,” has bought a Biscayne Bay mansion that was as soon as listed for $40 million.

The ten,769-square-foot, Mediterranean-style property had been in the marketplace for simply over a month till a purchaser whose id was protected by an LLC scooped it up, based on the Real Deal. The 11-bedroom, 10-bathroom property was inbuilt 1929 within the type of the normal villas of Spanish gentry.

The entrance of the house has 184 ft of beachfront property overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay whereas a non-public dock, pool, spa, 6,000-gallon koi pond, summer season kitchen and cabana give it the texture of a tropical resort. The within boasts an elevator, a walk-in closet, arched arcades and a number of floor-length home windows overlooking Miami.

Collins purchased the house in 2015 for $33 million. Jennifer Lopez, who not too long ago wowed the audience along with her efficiency on the inauguration of President Joseph Biden, owned it from 2002 to 2005 earlier than promoting it to businessman Mark Gainor. Jill Hertzberg, of the Jills Zeder Group at Coldwell Banker, held the latest itemizing.

The home was additionally the supply of some drama with Collins’ ex-wife, Orianne Cevey. After divorcing in 2006 and reuniting later, the couple  lastly known as it quits in 2016. Cevey reportedly moved into the home with a brand new husband and refused to maneuver out till Collins filed a lawsuit demanding that they depart in October. One of many particulars within the lawsuit stipulated that Cevey, who responded by saying she had 50 % possession curiosity within the residence, was stopping Hertzberg from displaying the property to potential consumers.

The previous couple finally settled the state of affairs and the home got here beneath contract final week.

Collins, who rose to fame within the Seventies by means of the British rock band “Genesis,” later expanded right into a solo profession throughout which he earned three U.Ok. and 7 U.S. prime singles. A few of his most well-known songs embody “Take Me Residence,” “Two Hearts” and “One Extra Night time.”

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