Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist and celebrity doctor known for creating the popular South Beach diet, is trying to offload his mansion on Sunset Islands, Florida, for $23 million.
The smart home with 116-foot water frontage was a custom build in 2009 by Dr. Agatston and his wife, Sari. They paid $4.2 million in 2005 for the lot, property records show.
The couple then commissioned a team comprised of a well-regarded builder, architect, interior designer and landscaping architect to construct the classic Italian-style villa. “It’s very elegant, warm and livable,” said Esther Percal, senior vice president of EWM Realty International, who listed the property last week.
The villa includes six bedrooms, seven full and three partial bathrooms. There’s a great multipurpose room adjacent to the kitchen, media room and sitting room.
“One of the best features of the home is that there are 10-foot doors to separate rooms or combine them,” Ms. Percal said.
Befitting the beautiful Miami weather, the lushly landscaped outdoor features multiple terraces, a waterfront swimming pool, a dock, an outdoor dining area, a summer kitchen, and numerous open and covered sitting areas, Ms. Percal said.
Located on the Sunset Islands, one of the four man-made islands outside Miami Beach, and protected by 24-hour security, the home is within walking distance of shopping and dining amenities along Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.
Dr. Agatston created a diet craze with the publication of several books and cookbooks branded as “The South Beach Diet” in the mid-2000s. The diet was designed to promote weight loss, while preventing heart attacks and strokes. He also developed the Agatston Score for measuring coronary artery calcium.
He and his wife weren’t immediately available to comment.
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