Miami chef makes a splash with home sale

Check out photos of the former home of Miami chef Michael Schwartz

Chef Michael Schwartz, the James Beard award winner known for his restaurants, recently sold his Miami home for $1.97 million. The 3,685-square-foot house at 2801 Fairgreen features six bedrooms and three bathrooms. And, as expected of a restaurateur’s home, it features a custom kitchen with an authentic Marra Forni pizza oven.

The home has a storied history. It was built and owned by the Oka family, a name which locals know from Kenneth Oka, a judge and Miami Beach mayor. Plus, it was designed by Maurice Weintraub, a founding father of MiMo architecture who designed the Admiral Vee hotel at Biscayne and 80th Street.

The buyer is Robert Lavan, the former Chairman of the Board of Radio Shack and CFO of e-cig company Turning Point Brands. He was represented by Reid Heidenry with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. The seller, Michael Schwartz, was represented by Alexandra Peters, Adriana Faerman and Charles Morganstern from THE TEAM with ONE Sotheby’s.

Check out photos below from Michael Jerome for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

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