The Billionaire Owner Of The Memphis Grizzlies Is Planning A Basketball Complex On Star Island

A tech billionaire who owns the Memphis Grizzlies has submitted plans to build an indoor basketball complex on Star Island.

The complex will be attached to a residence with unusual features, including a giant 21-foot television screen in the living room.

Robert Pera purchased the 80,664 square foot lot at 23 Star Island in August 2019 for $25 million. Pera controls Florida Property Holdco LLC, which owns the property,  according to a disclosure filed with the city of Miami Beach.

Pera has now filed plans to build the new complex, after demolishing an existing home there.

The plans include an indoor basketball area capable of hosting an entire NBA team. It will have a full size basketball court, a training area, a cryo room, sauna, massage room, and a locker room with 12 lockers, six showers and restrooms.

An outdoor tennis court convertible to a volleyball court is planned behind the basketball complex.

The residence will feature a living room with a giant TV wall that is 21 by 21 feet.

Just three bedrooms are planned. There will be two guestrooms on the main floor. One bedroom is planned upstairs – but it will be over 8,215 square feet. In total, the complex will have 28,871 square feet.

Behind the home will be a large outdoor pool deck, with floating islands in the pool.

Pera is the founder of Ubiquiti Networks, and is worth $14.4 billion.

Choeff Levy Fischman is the architect.

Miami Beach’s Board of Adjustment will review the proposal for several waivers requested at a meeting on April 9.

 


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Anonymous
1 month ago

I wouldn’t wanna live in Memphis either

Anonymous
1 month ago

but it has three six mafia and project pat

Anonymous
1 month ago

And a pyramid.

J.M.
1 month ago

Home of a Bass Pro Shops!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Memphis has a higher median income than Miami. Your energy is misdirected

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not suprising. Employers gotta offer A LOT to get people to relocate to Memphis.

Azarius
1 month ago

I love this design. Imagine the parties with all the bb players in town smh crazy

Anonymous
1 month ago

yeah lots of parties, drugs, domestic abuse, guns. fun times.

Don Jr
1 month ago

Stereotyping much?

Anonymous
1 month ago

When ya got 14 bil it’s all gravy

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s going to suck when you have to fly back to Memphis lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

They have a higher median income than Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami’s combined metro area population (MiamiDade, Broward, and Palm Beach) counties is about five to six times the size of Memphis’s metro area population which consist of at least four counties.

J.M.
1 month ago

I don’t think the billionaire cares about that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

This most likely not get past by Miami Beach boards. It appears to be just a party residence for his team and any others- in effect a giant air bnb for visiting teams when play heat. Neighbors will fight it. Reject it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please.. billionaires and multi-millionaires live on Star Island and a lot of them will be right at this residence partying.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wouldn’t put it past them considering all the beautiful old prewar homes demolished for concrete box McMansions…-I mean, “spec houses.”

23 Star is FUGLY
1 month ago

I cannot emphasize how terrible this project is. Look, I’m a huge fan of absurdly large flamboyant houses but this is something I cannot understand or support. 23 Star isn’t a residential project but rather a commercial space with an afterthought hotel addition.

Let’s start with the facade. It looks like a polarizing NBA arena, not a home. It’s simply not cohesive with the neighborhood. The floor plan and use of space is absurd. Again, this is not a home but rather a training facility/lounge for a sports club. The “living” spaces of the home are less than half the proposed footage. If Robert wanted to build this, why not acquire a mixed use site elsewhere? Why propose a bachelor pad that will terrorize neighbors for decades in a quiet neighborhood? If you study the plans, the amount of bathrooms, beds in the pool, and that massive tv wall. You’ll see this is not appropriate for a residential zone. Maybe try a site in Wynwood or on trashy Ocean Drive.

I honestly cannot fully describe how I feel about this, but it’s horrific. If it does get passed, I look forward to Robert losing millions when reselling and getting slapped with endless fines for noise violations. When I heard he had acquired the lot I was excited and thought he would build an architecturally significant residence. The last thing I was expecting was this. A wannabe Grutman basketball club.

Don’t know any level headed person could define this as a house. BOA, do your job. DRB, wya?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mr “23 Star is FUGLY” appears to have some JEALOUSY!

23 Star is FUGLY
1 month ago

Am I jealous he owns a spectacular lot? Sure, who wouldn’t be. Heck, I’d love to own the Grizzlies or any NBA team. This isn’t about envying Robert Pera for his assets though. It’s simply a disagreement as to the design and use of the property.

Anonymous
30 days ago

“It’s simply a disagreement as to the design”

So, the owner of this house chose the other architect’s design over yours?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Clearly a racist nimby. Leave the beach, you are half of the problem.

23 Star is FUGLY
1 month ago

OoOOOOooOOoOO a bit of an attack. Somebody took this personally. First of all, where did you get that this was a racially motivated comment? Also, a NIMBY? I stated I was a fan of “absurdly large flamboyant houses”. For example, I supported 11 Star Island, I support whatever Ken Griffin is going to build, and I support 5011 Pine Tree Drive. If Pera wants to build a training facility, then do it in a mild use zone, not a residential community. And I’ll actually stay exactly where I am. Xoxo.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Darn. Why can’t I be a rich tech bro?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You ain’t lying! Imagine watching the new King Kong vs Godzilla movie on a 21 by 21 foot screen?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Rock: and go HEAT bitch

Anonymous
1 month ago

An 8215 sq ft bedroom!!!! That 1 bedroom alone is larger than quite a few homes even in Gables Estates and Cocoplum.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Balling

Anonymous
1 month ago

Baller

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shotcaller…

Anonymous
1 month ago

With that Sonos sound system, I bet the neighbors move away.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please, don’t comment again.

Anonymous
1 month ago

awesome, let it be built!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Outside of the typical tacky amenties (basketball Cleaning look facade and

Anonymous
1 month ago

Leave alone the tacky sports amenities, the design is quite interesting with a clean facade and some fresh thinking from clf architects with what seems like an unusual departure from their typical tropical modern intertwined square boxes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is gonna go over well with all the “Starlites”.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahahaha
This is pathetic.
You think this will happen???
Beckham stadium has been dancing on a stadium for a decade and they’re still litigating location.
We’ll lose that team to Orlando, Tampa or Ft Laud if they don’t get their act together

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do we care about some guy’s house on this site? What is this, Home & Gardening? This town is so small time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should get a thousand “thumb up” votes for that comment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is grizzlies a name that can stand in today’s correction mode.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Basketball is so 2010. Real men play bocce ball.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s bocce?.. kickball?