Eclectic Miami Beach House


Recently sold by fashion tycoon Tommy Hilfiger for $24 million, this ultra-stylised sprawling Golden Beach estate is an art gallery meets disco fever dream.

Bought by the designer and his wife in 2013, the original interior of the house featured travertine and dark wood panelling throughout before it was transformed into an eye-catching psychedelic wonderland by famously flamboyant decorator-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

The couple wanted a voluminous space that would showcase their extensive collection of impressive large-scale artworks by artists like Any Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst just to name a few. And it’s safe to say that Martyn nailed the brief.

The entrance is light, airy and stark in comparison the rest of the house. The black chandelier, dramatic staircase and chrome Mickey Mouse sculpture allude to the playfulness that decorates the spaces beyond.

Eclectic Miami Beach House
The central staircase is clad in black marble for graphic contrast – a theme that is carried throughout the house.

In the living room, a curved cream sofa sits on groovy purple and orange carpet which matches the colours in the artwork by Andy Warhol and Basquiat hanging on the wall (not pictured). The dining room is equally bold, with it’s black-and-white chevron patterned floor, red chairs and mirror accents.

The house also features a bar (with disco ball), a black- and silver- patterned media room, an orange cinema and several luxe bedrooms, each decorated in an array of different colours and patterns. The eight bathrooms are clad in whimsical ‘scratch-and-sniff’ wallpaper.

Eclectic Miami Beach House
The ‘scratch-and-sniff’ banana wallpaper in one of the eight bathrooms.

The private office is all-out ‘Americana’ – decorated in red and blue with a touch of white as a tribute to Tommy’s fashion empire.

Outside, the infinity pool overlooks the ocean and there’s a fire pit, bar and lounge area to entertain guests. The cubana is decorate with surfboards and opens directly onto the stretch of secluded beach in front of the property.

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