Goooaaalll! David Beckham has recently purchased a $20 million penthouse in Miami’s iconic One Thousand Museum tower, replete with a rooftop helipad.
Beckham and his wife, Victoria, a former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, have just closed on a full-floor, five-bedroom unit in the recently opened, Zaha Hadid-designed 62-story skyscraper.
As they intend to spend more time in the Sunshine State, the power couple has purchased the 11,000-square-foot apartment. David, 44, is a co-owner of Inter Miami CF, Miami’s new Major League Soccer team, which played its first game last month against the Los Angeles Galaxy and lost 1-0.
Beckham and his supporters are in the process of constructing a brand-new $1 billion stadium to be named Miami Freedom Park and scheduled to open in 2022.
Unknown which floor of the iconic building the Beckhams will reside. Their penthouse is one of ten in the structure, which contains 84 apartments, including one duplex penthouse with two stories, four townhouses, and 70 half-floor units. Prices range from $5,900,000 to $21,855,000.
The One Thousand Museum building, near to Miami’s downtown with breathtaking views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, is the first and last residential structure designed by Iraqi-born superstar architect Zaha Hadid. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect died of a cardiac attack in Miami during the building’s construction in March 2016.
The 705-foot-tall building, dubbed “Scorpion Tower” due to its exoskeleton construction, was featured in an episode of the PBS documentary series Impossible Builds.
The Beckhams will have access to the building’s plethora of five-star and above amenities. In addition to the swimming pool on the 61st floor, there is a two-story fitness and wellness retreat, a private beach club, and a multi-media theater for private film screenings.
The magnificent double-height Sky Lounge features Hadid’s arched, water drop-patterned interior walls and is catered by the One Thousand Museum’s culinary director, the renowned New York pastry chef Mame Sow.
The Beckhams, along with their four children, will also be able to use the building’s private rooftop helipad—Miami’s first on a residential tower—to enter and exit the building without paparazzi intrusion.
Beckham Brands Limited, a partnership and licensing corporation owned by David Beckham, purchased the unit. It appears that the acquisition was initiated in the autumn of 2016 and formally concluded in late March.
Reportedly paying $20 million for their unit, the Beckhams appear to have paid top currency. According to public records, a comparable one-story penthouse sold for $13.8 million on March 19.
Not that the couple should be concerned with the unusual million. They also own a spectacular $36 million mansion in London’s Holland Park and a $7.5 million country estate in England’s rural Cotswolds, with a combined estimated value of $900 million.