Shakira, the former and present pop sensation is a Colombian singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist. She is perhaps best known for the 90s hit “Hips Don’t Lie.” She learned to speak English as a teenager by listening to and reading the lyrics of the primary songwriter, Leonard Cohen.
This gave her a deep understanding of the dynamics of pop, the mechanics of poetry, and an abiding understanding of the human condition and culture – none of which will hurt an aspiring songwriter.
This front view of the house is wonderfully foregrounded by a courtyard made of stone and tiles adorned with small hedges and medium-sized trees that complements the bright exterior walls of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a bright and spacious great room that houses the living room with a couple of glass coffee tables in the middle of bright sofas and cushioned chairs. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The bright cushioned chairs and sofa of the living room matches well with the bright ceiling and walls illuminated by the tall glass doors. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the angle of the living room with a focus on the other side of the glass coffee tables that has cushions on the floor next to the modern fireplace topped with a large decorative mirror. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the living room shows that it is part of a great room that also houses the dining aea on the far side behind the large bright sofa. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the dining area beside the living room. It has a large dining table surrounded by chairs with cushioned seats and backs with a bright background adorned by a couple of table lamps. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bright kitchen has matching modern white hanging cabinets to match the ceiling and kitchen island. The lower cabinets match the light hardwood flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The other edge of the white kitchen island is fitted with a wooden table for an informal dining area paired with white modern chairs. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This spacious and bright bedroom is complemented by a large pink area rug that covers most of the light hardwood flooring at the foot of the bed with a contrasting black headboard. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bedroom has a simple brown area rug that blends well with the light hardwood flooring complemented by the large white bed with a large white cushioned headboard flanked by white bedside drawers. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bathroom has charming light pink stone floating vanities flanking the walkway to the freestanding bathtub on the far wall. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the designated hookah lounge of the entertainment wing of the house. It has a white cushioned sectional sofa under the large glass windows paired with a round white coffee table. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This large area has a fully equipped gym with machines standing out against the white walls, ceiling and light hardwood flooring that are brightened by the large glass doors. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the pool features outdoor areas surrounding the pool including the covered area on the left side with a charming dining area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a sunset view of the poolside area that highlights the gorgeous tall tropical trees and tall hedges of shrubs that provide additional beauty and privacy. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the beautiful water scenery of the property with a look at the city skyline of Miami Beach in the distance. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial view of the house shows the upscale community of large houses with their own waterfront. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the top aerial view of the house showing its road access on one side and the private dock on the waterfront side. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Our Latina songstress has homes all over the western world, with perhaps her most impressive property in Miami – a place with a strong tradition of taking in South American pop artists. She bought the house in 2001 in Biscayne Bay for $3.3 million. That’s an island town off the east coast of Southern Florida that has anything a lover of the seaside could want.
The home encompasses 8,708 square feet and overlooks the Julia Tuttle Causeway along over 100 feet of seaside property. It also has its own private dock. The house itself contains six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and is two stories tall. The house stands on a half-acre lot that’s just a hop, skip, and a shake from the Miami Gold Club’s Greens.
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Possibly the most stunning feature of the home is the front walk as you approach the front door. It’s a splay of white marble tiles set within a stone grid with its own cobblestone top layer. A pair of ornate, low hedgerows leads off to the left, away from the front door. The house stands in the distance on the edge of the white stone grid like a far off destination in an old Atari video game.
In the living room, we find a similar theme to the outer walkway. Whites and right angles dominate the scene. Two large, glass coffee tables stand a few feet distant from the three white, plush couches.
In the dining room, we find more white stone and more squares. The table seats 10 and has a brown marble top. On a pair of large rectangular canvasses with the lyrics of one of Shakira’s hit songs in small print.
The kitchen is noticeably sterile with more strong whites and right angles. Still, it is inviting with recessed lighting under the cabinets. The high bar stools are white and chrome, but curvaceous, adding an accommodating accent to the room. A set of large glass doors lead out to the giant pool.
Out on the sunbathing deck, there are many high-quality deck chairs and sunbathing furniture. There is little shade – something one has to learn to accept in order to live comfortably in south Florida.
From the air, the property resembles a high-dollar boating club with small piers, docks, and other accommodations for small watercraft.
At present, there’s no sign that Shakira has any intention of selling her home. That’s a welcome degree of stability- so rare among pop stars.