Jamaican reggae / dancehall superstar Shaggy bought a home near the ocean in Coral Cables, Florida for $ 2.15 million.
The house is located on half an acre property in the affluent Cocoplum community, according to the LA Times. Latin American singer Marc Anthony is currently selling his $ 27 million mansion in the community, the newspaper said.
The two-time Grammy Award winner’s new home spans 5,800 square feet and is wrapped around an interesting central courtyard with a fountain and a mermaid statue.
Inside there are 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths on two levels plus a formal living room with large windows and vaulted ceilings. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with custom-made maple furniture, countertops made of solid granite and appliances from Miele, Sub-Zero and Gaggenau.
“Other features of the home include a formal dining room, open and covered patios, covered bar area with built-in BBQ, steam room and bath, and a 2-car garage,” stated a listing for the property that was sold on January 21st . 2020.
Outside, singer It Wasn’t Me’s new dig includes a “green” backyard with dense landscaping and palm trees. A terrace surrounds a pool and spa.
The spacious and elegant house was built in 1981 and, according to the listing, was given a new roof last year.
Douglas Elliman, a national real estate company, held the listing while Fortune Worldwide Realty, based in Miami, represented Shaggy.
Shaggy, real name Orville Richard Burrell, left Jamaica for the United States at the age of 18 and later joined the US Marines, where he served honorably in the first Gulf War. After years of musical success, he later received US citizenship.
During a live Instagram chat with Jamaican-American Florida attorney Marlon Hill last year, the Bombastic singer announced that he was first registered in the US to vote.
“I just signed up to vote for the first time this year,” said Shaggy. “When you are younger you don’t really think about certain things, but when you get older – I’m 52 years old now and I have kids who want to go to college and all that – you think about what the opportunity is means and what I fought for and risked my life. “
Shaggy and his wife, Rebecca Packer Burrell, an art director, are celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary this year. The couple dated for 16 years before getting married in a private ceremony in 2014. They share three daughters – Sydney, 13, and twins Madison and Kelsey, 9. The singer has two sons from a previous relationship – Richard (25). and Tyler, 22.
He has released fourteen studio albums and seven compilation albums, which earned him seven Grammy Award nominations. He won two awards for best reggae album with Boombastic in 1996 and with Sting 44/876 in 2019. His last projects were Hot Shot 2020, an update of his 6x multi-platinum album Hot Shot for the 20th anniversary and a Christmas reggae album Christmas In The Islands with Shenseea, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Ne-Yo, Ding Dong and others.
With his musical success, the singer founded the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, which stages the Shaggy and Friends concert series to support the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica.
Shaggy’s purchase comes after eight-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley bought a lush 3.5-acre property near Miami for $ 3.4 million last month. The Homestead property was also built in 1981 and comprised a main house and two guest houses with a total of seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms on 9,873 square feet of living space.
Grammy winner Stephen Marley receives South Florida property for $ 3.4 million (Realtor.com)