A penthouse at Portofino Tower where Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova once lived has just traded hands for $11 million.
A Russian buyer scored the 5,680-square-foot, four-level unit with 1,825 square feet of terraces, Daniel Pansky of Miami Luxury RE LLC, told The Real Deal.
The seller was Russian ice hockey player Sergei Fedorov, who has owned PH-5 since 1997. He and Kournikova were together from about 2001 to 2003. According to a CBS News report, Fedorov said they were married and then divorced. Kournikova has reportedly denied that they were ever legally married.
“They both lived in that unit for awhile,” Pansky said.
The sale, at $1,937 per square foot, marks the most expensive sale in the South Beach condo building, he said.
Dina Goldentayer and Sladja Stantic of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s DS team, represented the seller, who owned the unit through his trust.
Miami-Dade property records show Fedorov paid $2.275 million for PH-5 in October 1997. The unit has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and one half-bath. The latest sale, which closed on Dec. 31, 2015, has not yet been recorded.
“It’s a very unique property and it’s on four floors, and we found a buyer who was looking for those attributes,” said Pansky, who was the buyer’s agent along with the firm’s broker Marija Kuzina. Pansky declined to disclose the buyer’s identity.
Portofino Tower, at 300 South Pointe Drive, was developed in 1997 by Thomas Kramer’s Portofino Group in partnership with the Related Group. The 44-story building was the first luxury tower built in the South-of-Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach.
In August, a Sunset Islands home Kournikova previously owned sold for $9 million. The home, at 2345 Lake Avenue in Miami Beach, was built in 2000 and occupies a 0.44-acre lot on the northeast section of Sunset Island III. Kournikova sold the property in 2012 for $7.45 million — $2 million below her asking price.
Miami Luxury RE LLC specializes in representing high net worth buyers, primarily from Russia, as well as the from United Kingdom, Brazil and Canada, Pansky said. Most are seeking properties with prices from $5 million to $50 million, he said.