Goran Dragic Bought a $7.9 Million Home on the Upper Eastside
Image via Sotheby's
Most Miami Heat stars opt for a Miami Beach mansion, a downtown condo, or an estate in Coconut Grove or Coral Gables. The team's newest star, Goran Dragic, looked a bit farther north in his search for a permanent pad in the 305 and shelled out $7.9 million for a home in the Upper Eastside neighborhood of Bay Point.
The home had been on the market since June and was originally listed for $8.2 million. It last sold for $5.2 million in 2014. In any case, that price is a fraction of Dragic's five-year, $85 million
Located in a fancy neighborhood just south of Morningside, the home was built in 1970 and features 6,500 square feet of living space. It includes seven bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. It sits on a spacious 23,100-square-foot lot overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Julia Tuttle Causeway.
The home also features a pool, boat dock, and wine cellar.
Dragic purchased the place from Harry and Leslie Benitah. Harry is a local real-estate developer and investor who owns several properties in the nearby Design District.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.