Billy Joel sells $14m Miami mansion


Billy Joel's property on Zillow

Billy Joel is continuing to cash in his property portfolio. The latest home to go to the highest bidder was his Miami mansion, which sold for just under $14 million.

So what do you get for your money, and do you need this sort of cash to buy yourself a celebrity pad?


The mansion went on the market for $14.75 million in May last year, and according to TMZ it was sold for a knock-down price to fashion mogul Diego Della Vane.

The listing on Zillow shows that you get a lot of home for the money. There are seven bedrooms and what has been described rather confusingly as 8.5 bathrooms. There's a bar and a wine cellar, and a number of outdoor eating spots with incredible views of the bay - one of which features an outdoor pool by the waterside.

The property is in an elite part of Miami where other famous residents include Cher, Ricky Martin and Christine Brinkley. Zillow shows that Joel bought the property in 2006 for £13.5 million. It's not known whether he will make a profit after everyone's fees are taken into consideration.

The going rate?

This is a pretty decent price for a mega-star's mansion. It's the same as the asking price of Jim Carrey's Malibu pad, which is somewhat more compact, with five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms.

Higher up the property ladder, at the moment Jennifer Lopez has her Miami Beach mansion on the market for $25.4 million. Meanwhile, Leonardo Di Caprio is selling his Malibu Colony mansion for $23 million. For that you get a four bedroom house, with a two-bedroom guest house.

Closer to home there are some bargains available. You could, for example, buy Roger Moore's former home in the village of Denham in Buckinghamshire for £4.5 million. He lived there at the height of his fame, and with five bedrooms and an annex and guest cottage it just-about qualifies as a mansion.

Alternatively there's the south London Victorian detached house which has been owned by Louis Theroux and Johnny Vaughan and costs £3.5 million.

And if that's still a bit rich, how about Oliver Reed's former home?. Broome Hall in Dorking has now been divided into flats, and you can get your hands on one for just £1.65 million. It may only be an apartment, but with nine bedrooms, two receptions and a library, you won't be short of space.

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