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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Axel Vervoordt does Miami


In 2005, a health-care entrepreneur bought a waterfront Miami home from the lost Kardashian, "singer" and ex-American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, and then hired Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt to Restoration Hardware-up the place. The result is about what you'd expect: enormous expanses of faux-finished gray walls, a dearth of furniture and a host of geographically-inappropriate touches.

The 12,000-square-foot house is now on the market for $40 million. Included are 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 6,000-gallon koi pond, all of the furniture and BeeGee Barry Gibb for a next door neighbor. Perhaps Gary Friedman will scoop this up and fill it with coffee tables made of gym mats. After all, he does have some time on his hands these days.





Photos: Lou Novick.

5800 North Bay Road, Miami listing [EWM Realty International]

5 comments:

Squeak said...

Holy crap, what an ugly looking house!

jtc said...

I do appreciate his sense of humor with the "alien face" staircase.

Annie Smith said...

Interesting that the bathroom to bedroom ratio is so off balance!

Alicia B. Designs said...

oh my gawd this is actually awful. The only thing i like is the lantern in the stair hall and even then i'm like...seen it! oy.

Suzanne said...

I've got vertigo just looking at that third photo. It looks like an exercise in perspective gone mad.