“We’re here for the weather, the Latin flavor, the art, and the palm trees,” internationally renowned fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger once told Architectural Digest. “Most of all we’re here for the fun.”
That sense of fun is on full display in the vibrant Golden Beach home the fashion icon owns with his wife Dee and just listed for $27.5 million with Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills®, leading real estate agents in South Florida and Miami Beach aligned with the elite Coldwell Banker Previews International® program. The 14,075-square-foot beachfront estate — decorated by acclaimed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard — is an energetic showcase of the Hilfiger’s love of Pop Art and post-Pop art. The Jills sold the Art Deco estate to the Hilfigers in 2013, which they completely refurbished in 2015.
“They had this estate designed to be a glamorous, sexy home where they could showcase their amazing collection of artwork, as well as incorporate a ‘groovy,’ colorful 1960s/1970s feel,” says Hertzberg.
Artistry abounds inside and out. The estate makes brilliant use of a lush 27,500-square-foot lot with direct ocean views and 100 feet of water frontage. A large oceanfront infinity pool as well as beautiful palms presiding over the private beach. Inside, there are seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, four half bathrooms, and an elevator. Bullard’s polychrome motif mixes dynamically with eclectic furnishings, an enviable art collection, crisp white walls and white-glass tiles, accentuated by a black marble central staircase — all faithfully covered in the Architectural Digest September 2014 issue.
Moments of “wow” play out throughout the house. At the center of the home, the spacious living room catches the eye with hair-on-hide carpet featuring vivid swirls.
The graphic black and white striped floor is a play of contrasts in the kitchen.
Bedrooms entice with bright and bold colors and patterns.
Scratch-and-sniff fruit wallpaper lines the walls of several of the guest bathrooms.
Tommy’s private office pays homage to his namesake brand, with a montage of blue and red wall panels with white reveals.
“It’s pure Hilfiger style,” says Eber. “Designed with vibrant colors and a Studio 54 style, the estate is a beachfront gem in exclusive Golden Beach.”
Eber and Hertzberg say the estate is one of a very small number of beachfront homes in exclusive Golden Beach, an upscale and private community with many celebrity residents. Concludes Hertzberg: “It is truly a unique, spectacular find in Golden Beach, perfect for the luxury buyer who enjoys upscale, beachfront living.” And let’s not forget fun.