House of the Day: Billy Joel's Miami Mansion

In the spirit of, er, honesty, we have to lament that Billy Joel's Miami mansion, which just hit the market for $14.75 million, is a little much. When it comes to the opulent details, our favorite six-time-Grammy-winning "Piano Man" (pictured below) has clearly pulled out all the stops. The sheer amount of marble, limestone, wrought iron -- and crystal dripping from the ceilings in chandelier form -- almost borders on excessive.

But here at AOL Real Estate, we're not opposed to a dash of frivolity here and there (who could forget NYC's penthouse with a slide?). And Billy Joel's Mediterranean-style manse of is right up there with the best of them. Silk drapes, plush oriental rugs, polished marble floors and dramatic staircases adorn this 8,881-square-foot home. Outside, you can enjoy lush, Spanish-style paved courtyards, a luxury pool and spa with cabana, a deep-water dock, and more than 150 feet of direct water frontage on Biscayne Bay. (It's built on star-studded La Gorce Island, which has also been home to Shakira and rapper Lil' Wayne).

Jorge Uribe and Joanna Berg of ONE Sotheby's International Realty have the listing.

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