The Real Deal Miami

Rosie O’Donnell says goodbye to Star Island

Actress and talk show host sells mansion for $16.5 million

June 14, 2013 11:00AM

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43 Star Island Dr.

43 Star Island Dr.

Rosie O’Donnell has sold her Star Island mansion for $16.5 million, $3 million below the original asking price, the New York Post reported.

“Rosie sold the Star Island home because she was hardly getting down there with her kids’ busy schedules,” an unnamed source reportedly told the Post.

O’Donnell, who has five children including a five-month-old baby, bought the property at 43 Star Island Drive in 1999 for $6.75 million from the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church, the Post said.

She listed the 12-bedroom mansion in one of Miami Beach’s most exclusive enclaves in April, just days after “The Rosie Show” on Oprah’s TV network was canceled.

The 1923 Spanish-style hacienda boasts 11,104 square feet on more than an acre of land, two separate guesthouses, a pool and 203 feet of Biscayne Bay frontage with a large dock. [New York Post] –Emily Schmall

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