Mourning in Miami, Estate of the Day
Recently I brought you Dwayne Wade's flamboyant house. Now let's take a look at a more restrained home belonging to another Miami Heat player, Alonzo Mourning. Today's listing comes courtesy of the always fascinating Big Time Listings. They report that the Miami Herald wrote about the house in November 2006 when the house went on the market for $10 million. Mourning paid just $3.2 million for the five-bedroom home in 1996 when the house was brand spanking new. Mourning and his wife have since moved on to a fancier eight-bedroom home in Coral Gables that they bought in 2005. Toni Schrager has the listing for this home now set at $9.5 million.
Details include a rooftop deck, four car garage and a car port, a private boat harbor with three slips and a pool with a Jacuzzi. It has water views of Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne and the Miami skyline. Mourning's home, while smaller than Wade's is a pricier location, hence the higher cost even though it is a smaller home (still over 10,000 square feet though).
There are extravagant notes, the dining room's ceiling is elaborately painted and the overall scale is standard McMansion largeness. Yet compared to Wade's home this one is rather sedate, anyone could move in immediately without having to repaint over pictures of the previous owner on the walls (or retile the pool). Mourning makes his tastes known more in a more subtle way, through the art on the walls and the books on the shelves (note the massive tome, Jazz Life, artfully placed on a table). After the jump, chess with a view.