An empty lot on Miami’s ‘Billionaire Bunker’ is listed for $32 million, and it shows just how valuable land is on the high-security island with its own 13-person police force

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Singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias’ father, is selling an empty plot of land in Miami for $31.8 million.
The 1.8-acre waterfront lot is in Indian Creek Village, a tiny private island of just 34 homes that’s known as Miami’s “Billionaire Bunker.”
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, supermodel Adriana Lima, and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula are among the island’s elite residents.
The island’s 42 residents are protected by a private 13-person police force that patrols the perimeter from the water and by land.
The high asking price shows the value of land on the island that touts itself as “the world’s most exclusive municipality.”
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Singer Julio Iglesias, Spanish pop icon of the ’70s and ’80s and father of singer Enrique Iglesias, is selling an empty plot of land in Miami for $31.8 million.

But it’s not just any piece of land.

It’s a 1.8-acre waterfront property on the tiny private island of Indian Creek in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The island has acquired the nickname “Billionaire Bunker” thanks to its wildly wealthy and high-profile residents, including billionaire investor Carl Icahn, supermodel Adriana Lima, and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula.

Iglesias, whose 1983 album “Julio” was the first foreign-language album to sell more than two million copies in the U.S., first bought two lots on Indian Creek in 1978 and snapped up three neighboring lots over the years, per Forbes. The 76-year-old singer has previously tried to sell the four empty lots as a group, and the fifth has a home in which he spends a few months of the year.

Indian Creek Village touts itself as “the world’s most exclusive municipality.” It has just 34 homes and about 42 residents. A private 13-person police force patrols the island on land and also via a 24/7 armed marine patrol monitoring the waters surrounding the island.

All of the village’s homes are built around the perimeter of the island, giving them all waterfront views. The center is occupied by an 18-hole golf course and a country club.

Iglesias’ property, which is listed by Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills Zeder Group at Coldwell Banker Realty, spans 80,000 square feet and includes 200 feet of private waterfront.

In 2017, Iglesias put the four empty lots he owns on the island, which span eight acres, up for sale for a total of $150 million, per The Miami Herald.

“Mr. Iglesias listed lots four, five, six and seven in 2017,” listing agent Jill Eber told the Herald. “The reality is that there are very few buyers for a sale that large. The properties came off the market in 2018 and at this time Mr. Iglesias only wants to list for sale 4 Indian Creek Island Road.”

The price of security

The staggering price tag for a lot that doesn’t even come with a mansion is indicative of just how valuable land is on Indian Creek.

Its wealthy residents are undoubtedly drawn to the island’s …read more

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