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Jeff Bezos’ parents buy house in Coral Gables, Florida

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Jeff Bezos’ parents buy house in Coral Gables, Florida

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos at the company’s novelties event on Sept. 25, 2019.

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos at the company’s novelties event on Sept. 25, 2019.

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Welcome to the neighborhood!

Jeff Bezos’ parents have snapped up a sweet mansion in Coral Gables, TMZ first reported.

Sources tell the gossip website that that Jackie and Mike Bezos (the Amazon founder’s mother and stepfather) recently bought the 12,829-square-foot, six-bedroom, seven bath home within a gated community for a cool $34 million.

“This magnificent estate has been meticulously designed for the most discerning buyer,” reads the luxurious home’s description on real estate website Redfin.

Bezos home: Living room and kitchen/Douglas Elliman

Built in 1996 and expanded last year, the waterfront “masterpiece,” is set on almost two acres of land.

The manse seems tailor made for fabulous entertaining: The chef’s kitchen is “an epicurean dream,” with two islands, food warmer, double ovens and large window overlooking the pool and water. There’s an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, and a wine cellar, naturally.

Bezos home: Bedroom/Douglas Elliman

The Bezos family will have ample places to exercise with not only a gym, but an indoor rock climbing wall as well.

That’s not all, folks. The Real Deal reports that a company tied to the Bezos Family Foundation, Delaware based Forgotten Fountain LLC, also bought a 8,700-square-foot, six-bedroom house, six bathroom home next door for $44 million.

Bezos home: Exterior/Douglas Elliman

According to records, attorney Anthony M. Lopez, who happens to be engaged to new “Real Housewives of Miami” star, Dr. Nicole Martin, is the seller.

The amazing, newly renovated spread, with soaring ceilings; 12-seat movie theater; garage with lift; and stunning, tree lined pool, has been seen on the Peacock reboot and was featured in Architectural Digest in January.

“We wanted to update the home but still have it feel very cozy and warm and comfortable,” Martin told BravoTV. “We wanted to stay true to the exterior of the home’s aesthetic. There’s a lot of coral, a lot of arches, and natural elements. So we really wanted to bring that feeling inside the home.”

The New York Post reports the Internet titan gave his parents a little financial assistance for both places. Seems only fair as his folks famously invested roughly $250,000 in his startup, then just selling books, back in 1995.

The Miami Herald has confirmed that Lourdes Alatriste of Douglas Elliman represented the seller and Carlos Coto with ONE Sotheby’s International Reality repped the buyers.

As for the second, off market deal, builder Manny Angelo Varas told the Herald that the lavish estate will serve as a guest house. Perhaps Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez will visit the area more often.

“Every inch of 9501 Journey’s Lane is fit for a billionaire,” Varas said in a statement. “We spared no expense, selecting the most exquisite, rare materials, from roof to foundation and everywhere in between.”

This story was originally published July 28, 2022 3:48 PM.

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Celebrity/real time news reporter Madeleine Marr has been with The Miami Herald since 2003. She has covered such features as travel, fashion and food. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People Page, attending red carpet events, awards ceremonies and press junkets; interviewing some of the biggest names in show business; and hosting her own online show. She is originally from New York City and has two daughters.

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