Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi, who recently signed with Inter Miami, has made a significant off-the-pitch move by purchasing a stunning waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida. The $10.8 million compound will serve as Messi’s sanctuary when he’s not on the field with his new team.
The 10,400-square-foot residence boasts eight bedrooms and is situated in the exclusive Bay Colony neighborhood, offering breathtaking views and 170 feet of water frontage. Designed by Canadian interior decorator Lori Morris, the mansion exudes elegance and opulence, with its sparkling chandeliers, cream and black color palette, and modern architectural lines.
Inside, the mansion features spacious rooms with plush textures, touches of gold, and high ceilings, including a 27-foot dome in the entryway. The Italian kitchen is a chef’s dream, complete with luxurious appliances, a beautiful island, and high-end cabinetry. Each bedroom functions as a private suite, affording privacy and luxury to family members and guests.
Beyond the interior, the property includes a fitness room/spa, an entertainment lounge, office space, and a stunning 1,600-square-foot primary retreat. Outside, there are two docks for watercraft, a heated pool, and a picturesque patio overlooking the water.
Lionel Messi, renowned as one of the greatest soccer players of all time, made his name in Spain’s La Liga with FC Barcelona, scoring an impressive 672 goals over 17 seasons. He has also represented the Argentina national team, scoring 119 goals in international play and securing a World Cup victory in 2022. After a disappointing season in Paris, there were rumors that Messi was considering a move to either the United States or Saudi Arabia to conclude his illustrious career.
The purchase of this extravagant mansion was facilitated by Samuel and Donna Simpkin of Team Simpkin at Compass Florida.
– Compass Florida MLS Listing