A Cuban-American music superstar couple sold their Bay Point house, bidding goodbye to the ritzy Miami neighborhood they’ve lived in for over 20 years.
Willy Chirino and his wife Lissette bought the 10,416-square-foot home at 4400 Island Road for $795,000 in April 1992. They sold the property for $4.17 million in a transaction that closed Aug. 21, according to two brokers involved in the deal. The property was listed for $5.75 million. Luis Reyes of Avatar Real Estate Services and longtime broker-to-the-stars Carlos Justo brokered the deal for the seller.
The six-bed, 5½-bathroom mansion features mahogany floors and polished marble throughout, according to broker marketing materials. Bay Point is a private gated community east of Biscayne Boulevard between NE 39th and 50th streets in Miami. The home is on an island in the neighborhood, where celebrites such as Cher, Matt Damon, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias and Anna Kournikova also own property.
Willy Chirino, who was posting pictures on Twitter from Puerto Rico when the sale closed, has been producing salsa hits since he began his music career in Miami in 1974. He came to Miami in 1960 as one of the first children transferred here during Operation Pedro Pan. His wife Lissette was an established Latin American pop star before moving to Miami in 1979. The couple, married for over 30 years, currently performs together.