In a multicolored Miami Beach mansion listed for $8.5 million
A nine-bedroom, off-water home located in Miami Beach, formerly owned by art curator Ximena Caminos, the ex-wife of Argentine hotelier and real estate developer Alan Faena — who is an artist herself and a creative force behind Miami’s Faena District Beach – is on the market for $8.5 million.
Founder of the non-profit Bluelab Preservation Society, one of Caminos’ latest projects is to create the ReefLine, a Miami Beach-style underwater High Line that unites technology and art. Instead of walking on old train tracks, visitors could snorkel on an seven-mile trail from South Beach to Bal Harbor while viewing an underwater sculpture park and artificial reef.
“The ReefLine is a manifestation of all the atmospheres I care about most,” Caminos told the New York Times in 2022. “It is art as a tool for change. It is sustainable. It is informed by science and technology. And above all, it is participatory, free and open to the public.”
Caminos, who also hails from Argentina, no longer owns this home — but you can still get a taste of her style by checking out this colorful Mediterranean Revival-style spread she curated at 5454 Pine Tree Drive.
Built in 1928, with 21st century additions, the 6,828 square foot property sits on just over a quarter of an acre of land.
It features a living room with a coffered ceiling, large fireplace, arches and a chic kosher eat-in kitchen with chef’s and pantry. There is also a stunning cinema with jewel toned walls, a statement room/office with bold leopard wallpaper and impact resistant windows and doors.
Outside, the grounds include a pool and spa, along with built-in chaise lounges, as well as a wide pergola with barrel-shaped ceilings and reflective tiles, and poolside dining.
Caminos bought the house for $4 million in 2016 and sold it last year for $5.7 million 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.
The brokers are Liz Hogan and Nancy Batchelor of Compass.