Lionel Messi scores entire floor of luxury Florida condo for $7.8M

 Lionel Messi scores entire floor of luxury Florida condo for $7.8M

When you’re Lionel Messi, you don’t just buy a unit — you buy the whole floor.

The 33-year-old forward and captain for FC Barcelona and Argentina’s national team just dropped $7.8 million for an entire floor of a Sunny Isles Beach luxury apartment. 

Located on the ninth floor of the luxury condominium, Regalia, the property comes fully furnished, according to the Real Deal

Property records show Messi and his family closed on the home on April 16.

Made up of four bedrooms and five baths and an additional 2,100 square-feet of terrace space with panoramic views of the ocean, including a 1,000-bottle wine cooler, there are no amenities off limits. 

The Regalia building only houses 39 total residences.
The Regalia building only houses 39 total residences.
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Amenities of the Regalia building include a pool.
Amenities of the Regalia building include an oceanfront pool.
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The spa room with a hot tub.
The spa room with a hot tub and relaxing spaces.
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The expansive terrace with panoramic ocean views of Golden Beach.
The expansive terrace with panoramic ocean views of Golden Beach.
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Features at the Regalia building, which has 39 stories in total, include six pools, a spa, cabanas, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a children’s playhouse, a chef’s kitchen, and a champagne bar and wine cellar.

Pegged as a “mansion in the sky in the most unique building in South Florida,” the condo only hosts 39 residences. 

The breakfast room.
The breakfast room.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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The living room boasts an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The living room boasts an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows.
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The condo also comes with a personal wine-cooler that holds up to 1,000 bottles.
The condo also comes with a personal wine-cooler that holds up to 1,000 bottles.
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The master bedroom with wall-wall floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the ocean.
The master bedroom with wall-wall floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the ocean.
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The master bathroom with an expansive shower boasts intracoastal views.
The master bathroom with an expansive shower boasts intracoastal views.
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In 2019, the soccer star paid $5 million for a unit at Porsche Design Tower, also in Sunny Isles. 

Last year, Forbes ranked Messi as the third highest-paid athlete in the world, earning an estimated $105 million in salary, endorsements, and winning. 

He wed his longtime girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, in 2017. They share three sons: Thiago, 8, Mateo, 5, and Ciro, 3.

Messi follows a string of celebs who have bought properties in South Florida – a housing market that has been heating up since the fall of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.