Nigel Kneafsey founder and co-CEO of cloud computing financial services firm Options, paid $12,5 million for a mansion on the Venetian islands from Miami Beach.
By Miami Diario Newsroom
Capitol Investment, managed by homebuilder Ramin Aleyasin, sold Kneafsey the recently completed house from 5.662 sf at 500 W. Dilido Drive. The seller was represented by Nelson Gonzalez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realty. Eloy Carmenate of Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.
The price was $2,208 per square foot.
Situated on a 10,500 square foot beachfront lot, the home has five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Gonzalez said it has several large sliding glass doors that are operated by a mobile app.
The home also has a pool, dock, oak floors, a summer kitchen, three electric car charging stations, and a 620-square-foot green roof deck.
The interior design and accessories were by the Italian firm Boffi, González said.
"Venetian Island is by far the hottest neighborhood in Miami Beach because of its location," said Gonzalez, who negotiated eight $10 million-plus contracts in the city in 2019. "It's minutes from Sunset Harbor, Lincoln Road and South Beach, and across the Venetian Causeway is the Design District, Brickell and Downtown Miami."
Born in the UK, Keanfsey launched Options in 1993 to provide IT to banks in Europe. Since then, he has expanded the company to North America and Asia. Options is headquartered in London with offices in New York and Chicago.