Famous Painter, Chuck Close, Lists Miami Condo for $4.1 Million

Artist Chuck Close, who’s renowned for his photorealism and massive-scale portraits, has listed his Miami residence for $4.1 million.

To make the deal even better, he’s including two of his portraits with the unit. One is of composer Philip Glass, and the other is of fellow artist, Kara Walker. The artwork included with his home amounts to $225,000.

The condo is only one of three units that Close owns at the Setai Hotel & Residences.


The first unit is used as his home and art studio, the second is intended for guests and staff, and the last unit was bought for additional guests. In total, Close paid $9 million for the three units in the Setai.

When he initially bought the property, the condo was listed for $4.2 million but Close bought it for $3.4 million, as reported by the Miami Herald.

For the two other units, his 19th floor unit was purchased in 2014 for $2.9 million, along with the third unit on the 21st floor which was bought for $2.4 million.

The two bedroom, two bathroom unit has a variety of luxurious amenities such floor-to-ceiling windows in every room with views of the city and ocean. As an added bonus: the space comes fully furnished.

Mr. Close stated, “I often feel that I’m my most creative when I’m in a space of calm and tranquility, that is what made this home so fitting for me. It’s an environment where you can’t help but feel relaxed”, as reported by Mansion Global.

In 1988, Close had a tragic spinal artery collapse that left him severely paralyzed. His unique artistry and early airbrush techniques even inspired the development of the inkjet printer.

Marjory Dressler, the real estate agent for Close said in a statement that her client enjoys living at the residence because of its accessibility to pools on-site and beach-friendly wheelchairs.

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