Phil Collins is an English singer, songwriter, drummer, and record producer who began his music industry career in 1963. He is best known as the lead singer and drummer of the rock band Genesis. However, he has also enjoyed a career as a solo artist. Collins originally retired from the limelight in 2011 as he wanted to concentrate on his family life. He then came out of retirement in 2015, and he is still active in the music industry today. His career means that Collins is a wealthy man, although his rocky love life has cost him dearly. In his personal life, Collins has been married three times. His first wife was Andrea Bertorelli, and he adopted her daughter after they married. The couple then had a son together. With his second wife, Jill Tavelman, he has one daughter. From his third marriage to Orianne Cevey, he has two sons. It is the end of his third marriage that has led to the sale of his Miami Beach home.
The Legal Battle Surrounding Collins’ Miami House
Collins Miami Beach home has been at the center of a legal battle with his ex-wife for several years. However, it seems that the issue has now been settled as the property has sold for $39.25 million, which is just under the original listing price of $40 million, to an unnamed buyer. In 1999, Phil Collins married Orianne Cevey, a Swiss jewelry designer, and they went on to have two children together. When the marriage ended in divorce in 2008, Cevey was awarded a cash payout of $47 million. Cevey went on to marry her second husband, who she then divorced, before reuniting with Collins just after he bought the Miami Beach property in 2015, and the couple lived together in the Florida estate. However, the relationship did not last, and they separated for a second time. Not only did Cevey remain in Collins’ property, but she also moved her third husband, Thomas Bates, into the home. While Collings made it clear he intended to sell the property, The Real Deal reported that his ex-wife was refusing to leave. It led to a legal battle, with Collins’ former wife claiming that the singer had promised her half the house, while Collins’ representatives said that was not the case. Although the case is now settled, the details are unknown.
An Overview of the Property
The Mediterranean-style two-story property was built in 1926, and it is set on the waterfront along North Bay Road, one of the most prestigious addresses in Miami Beach. The 11,000-square-foot mansion is set in 1.2-acres of grounds, and it boasts six bedrooms and 8.5-bathrooms. In the early 2000s, the property was owned by Jennifer Lopez, who paid $9.5 million for the luxurious pad. When she sold the vast estate in 2005 for $13.9 million, she made a $4.4 million profit. It did not become Collins’ home until 2015, and he paid $33 million for the property, more than three times more than the price that JLo had paid 15 years earlier.
Inside the Miami Beach Pad
Inside the property, the grand entranceway sets the tone for the rest of the house. It boasts a two-story rotunda with arched wood beams and a spiral staircase. It is topped by an impressive octagonal skylight. Another feature of the room is the hardwood details, which are made from 150-year-old reclaimed wood. The living room and formal dining room are separated only by square columns, so there is a partially open-plan layout. Both rooms feature arched windows and dark tiled flooring. At one end of the living room sits a grand piano. Further living space is available in the family rooms, which has a less formal feel due to the furniture’s casual style. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling arched windows and the white-painted beamed ceiling, it is a light and airy room.
Adjoining the family room is an elegant kitchen, which also has a white-painted beamed ceiling. The kitchen has white cabinetry and gray marble countertops that match the marble of the backsplash. There is a vast array of high-end stainless steel appliances, including four built-in ovens. Central to the kitchen is an island that offers additional countertop space and extra storage space while also acting as an informal dining area. Other features of the kitchen include pendant lighting and hardwood flooring. Although there are six spacious bedrooms in Collins’ former home, the master suite is undoubtedly the most impressive. Double doors lead out to a loggia, which has tiled flooring. Therefore, the homeowner can enjoy water views from both inside the bedroom and while sitting out on the loggia.
The Exterior of Collins’ Former Home
A gated driveway that is lined with royal palms leads to a huge motor court at the front of the property. The front of the property also boasts a lawn as big as a soccer pitch, beautiful gardens, and a huge koi pool. There are arched arcades and covered terraces surrounding the house. As the estate sits on 1.2-acres of grounds, there is also plenty to explore at the rear of the property. One of the garden’s highlights is the rectangular pool with an in-built spa, says Dirt.com. The pool is surrounded by a coral stone terrace where the homeowner can relax in the Florida sunshine after taking a dip in the pool. Alongside the pool, there is an open-air poolside pavilion with a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen. Beyond the pool, there is a large expanse of lawn that leads to the waterfront, from where it is possible to enjoy views of the sunset over Biscayne Bay. On the waterfront, the property also benefits from a private boat dock, so it is an ideal property for a boat owner or someone who aspires to own a boat in the future. Except for where the garden meets the waterfront, the property is lined with palm trees that offer the property and grounds some privacy from neighboring properties.