Gallerist Rudolf Budja lists colorful property in Florida for $29 million

Rudolf Budja, a prominent art dealer known for his collection of Andy Warhols and more than 8,000 original prints of NASA’s space program dating back to the 1950s, has listed his eclectic Florida home for a whopping $29 million.

Located in Miami Beach in the coveted Venetian Islands, this six-bedroom property boasts panoramic water views, including views of the Miami skyline.

Budja bought the four-bathroom property in 2005 for $5 million. But the sought-after location has markedly marked the prices in the area.

The round, modern MiMo (Miami Modern) home spans 3,700 square feet and features an open floor plan, high ceilings, marble floors and an expansive master suite with dual bathrooms, the listing says.

The resort-style backyard has a pool and spa.

The house by the water spans 3,700 square meters.
The house by the water spans 3,700 square meters.
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The foyer.
The foyer.
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The formal dining area and living room.
The formal dining area and living room.
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The living area.
The living area.
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The property has panoramic water views from all rooms.
The property has panoramic water views from all rooms.
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A breakfast nook in the kitchen.
A breakfast nook in the kitchen with easy access to the outdoors.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen with marble tables.
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View of the ground plan.
A layout of the floor plan.
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The MiMo architectural design is sculpted by Lawrence Murray Dixon – best known for his work on the Raleigh Hotel, Temple House and Tides Hotel.

Vibrant colors in each room with art accented throughout the home.

Jeff Miller with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

“When I first stepped foot on the property, I was immediately taken back in time to an era when Frank Sinatra was romping around Miami,” Miller told The Post. “Built in the 1930s, the MiMo style home still showcases many of its original features on display and will impress history and architecture buffs alike.”

“The circular curves of the home and the unique architecture first caught our attention, but when we realized it was a Lawrence Murray Dixon, we knew we had to make it ours,” added Budja.

The fitness room.
The fitness room.
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The spiral staircase is made of marble.
The spiral staircase is made of marble.
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The main bedroom.
The main bedroom.
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Art hangs on the walls throughout the home.
Art hangs on the walls throughout the home.
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One of four bedrooms.
One of four bedrooms.
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A children's room.
A children’s room.
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Another bedroom.
Another bedroom.
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The pool.
Pool and spa.
Charles Josset, photosthetic

A native Austrian who moved to the United States at the age of 18, Budja became a renowned private transatlantic art collector.

His collection includes several rare images of the first moon landing in July 1969, including less triumphant but still significant moments in the program’s nearly 65-year history, such as the failed Apollo 13 moon landing in 1970 and the explosion of Challenger in 1986.

The collection is estimated to be valued in the eight figures.

A photograph from Rudolf Budja's NASA collection of the view of planet Earth from the moon.
A photograph from Rudolf Budja’s NASA collection of the view of planet Earth from the moon.
Lent by Rudolf Budja
Spectators watch as the Challenger first launches.
Spectators watch as the Challenger first launches.
Lent by Rudolf Budja

Meanwhile, Budja – who owns the Rudolf Budja Contemporary Art Gallery in Salzburg, Austria and Miami Beach – is hosting several exhibitions and artworks by Warhol.

After living in the home for 15 years and watching our three girls grow up, we are ready to leave the US,” explained Budja. “The next owner is sure to fall in love with the uniqueness and seclusion while still being central to the beach and downtown.”

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