Jennifer Gould

Jennifer Gould

Real Estate

Miami Beach residence with an art curator’s colorful touch sells for $7.7M

A colorful, eclectic and luxurious Miami Beach dwelling that was assembled and previously owned by art curator Ximena Caminos — the former partner of Argentine hotelier and real estate developer Alan Faena — has sold for $7.7 million.

The home was asking $8.5 million last year, as Gimme Shelter previously reported.

Caminos bought the home in 2016 for $4 million and sold it for $5.7 million last year to a company led by Miguel Bracamontes Baz, the president of a Mexican media conglomerate that owns Diario de México and Diario de México USA.

Ximena Caminos. Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
The home was built in 1928 and comes with gorgeous arched windows. 1OAKSTUDIOS
The space lends itself nicely to indoor/outdoor living. 1OAKSTUDIOS

Caminos, a creative force behind the Faena District in Miami Beach, is founder of the nonprofit BlueLab Preservation Society. She is also behind the proposed creation of the ReefLine, a High Line-style underwater sculpture park off of Miami Beach, with a proposed 7-mile snorkel stretch from South Beach to Bal Harbour.

The smashing nine-bedroom, 8½-bath residence, at 5454 Pine Tree Drive, comes with a guest house, as well as a courtyard, a custom pool with built-in chaise lounges, a poolside terrace and a pergola. Past and present residents on the street include Floyd Mayweather Jr., DJ Khaled, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham and Elon Musk.

The Mediterranean Revival-style dwelling is 6,828 square feet; it sits on a double lot parcel that’s just over an acre. Built in 1928, it comes with plenty of modern additions.

The eat-in kitchen and colorful tiled stairs. 1OAKSTUDIOS
Color dominates this room. 1OAKSTUDIOS
Ximena Caminos, a creator of the Faena Design District, and her former partner, Alan Faena. Getty Images

Details inside include high ceilings, archways, an eat-in kosher chef’s kitchen and a pantry.

The main bedroom wing features two walk-in closets, two spa-like baths, a steam room — plus a home office with a kitchenette, a private stairway entrance and an elevator that leads to the rooftop terrace.

The living room boasts a coffered ceiling and a large fireplace. There’s also a colorful movie theater with jewel-tone walls, a statement den/office with leopard print wallpaper, and impact-resistant windows and doors. 

Nancy Batchelor, a Compass broker who co-listed the property with Liz Hogan, also of Compass, said the “colorful dining room with custom wall murals” is one of her favorite spots in the home.

The buyer, Gaga LLC, was repped by Matt Crane of Compass.