Spec home builder Mathieu Massa sells Miami Beach home

Massa paid $3M for the property in 2014 and later built two houses
By Katherine Kallergis | July 19, 2019 03:00PM

4510 Prairie Avenue, Julian Johnston and Mathieu Massa

4510 Prairie Avenue, Julian Johnston and Mathieu Massa

Spec home builder and French restaurateur Mathieu Massa sold a waterfront home in Miami Beach’s Nautilus neighborhood for $7 million.

Massa’s 4528 Prairie LLC sold the six-bedroom, 6,291-square-foot house at 4510 Prairie Avenue, according to a press release. Massa Construction Group built the house, which was designed by Choeff Levy Fischman.

It hit the market in 2017 for nearly $8 million. Julian Johnston of Calibre International Realty represented Massa.

The two-story home features interiors by Dunagan Diverio Design Group; European oak and stone floors; designer lighting and a Lutron control system; an outdoor kitchen and dining area; lounge space and a pool.

The $7 million sale marks a record for waterfront homes on the Biscayne Waterway in Mid-Beach, according to Johnston. He declined to comment on the buyer.

Property records show Massa paid $3 million for the two lots at 4510 and 4528 Prairie Avenue in 2014. He built a spec home on the second lot in 2018, which is on the market for $7.75 million.

He also developed the spec home at 1826 West 23rd Street, which hit the market in 2017 for nearly $18 million.

Massa also owns Mr. Hospitality, which runs Baoli Miami, Marion in Brickell and El Tucan. He’s an heir to a family that founded a large tire company in Europe which eventually sold to Continental Tire of Germany in 2011, according to Massa Investment’s website.