Jeff Bezos buys third South Florida estate for $90M

Billionaire Amazon founder has now spent $237M on three Indian Creek properties

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 28 Indian Creek Island Road (Getty, Google Maps)
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 28 Indian Creek Island Road (Getty, Google Maps)

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos paid $90 million for a waterfront estate in exclusive Indian Creek Village, less than a year after purchasing two waterfront properties on the island for $147 million. 

That brings his total spending to $237 million in Indian Creek. The guard-gated island, where the streets are private and only residents and invited guests are allowed, is north of Miami Beach. 

Bezos, who ceremoniously announced his move to the Miami area last fall, acquired the 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion at 28 Indian Creek Island Road, Bloomberg reported. 

Fellow Indian Creek residents include billionaire Carl Icahn, hedge funder Eddie Lampert, Tom Brady, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias.

Bezos’ latest, a nearly 2-acre property, includes a pool and dock. The house was built in 1956 and expanded in 1986 and 2014, property records show. 

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Javier Holtz, a former banker, is the seller of the home. Holtz paid $2.5 million for the property in 1998. 

Bezos and his fiancée, Lauren Sanchez, have been looking for a move-in ready mansion while he has a new estate built on the nearby properties at 11 and 12 Indian Creek Island Road, sources told The Real Deal. The adjacent lots have homes on them that Bezos will have demolished. 

In October, Bezos paid $79 million for the nearly 2-acre estate at 12 Indian Creek in a deal brokered by Dina Goldentayer and Danilo Tavares of Douglas Elliman. Months earlier, Bezos paid $68 million for the adjacent mansion. That sale was brokered by Sohely van Woerkom of Golden Ocean Real Estate, led by Gabriela Espejo. 

Bezos is worth about $194 billion, according to Forbes, and is typically either the second or third richest person in the world. He went to high school in Miami, graduating from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 1982. In 2022, his parents, Mike and Jackie Bezos, purchased two waterfront homes in Coral Gables for $78 million. 

— Katherine Kallergis 

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