Just listed: trophy home for the contemporary art collector

Top Producing Agent Marjory Dressler lists Chuck Close’s Setai residence for $4.1M 

Miami Beach, FL – Celebrated American contemporary painter Chuck Close is selling his turnkey Miami Beach condo and including three artworks in the sale. Located at The Setai Miami Beach, a luxury hotel residence, the 25th-floor two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit hits the market just before Miami Art Week, an auspicious time to connect with art collectors and the global jet-set. However, the New York-based artist isn’t going anywhere. He owns two other condos at The Setai which currently function as an atelier and guest quarters.

“I am extremely pleased to be working with Chuck Close on this unique listing, which includes some of the artist’s most notable works,” said agent Marjory Dressler about ‘Kara, 2012,’ ‘Phil / Fingerprint’ and ‘Self-Portrait, Woodblock.’ “The Setai provides the ultimate in resort-style living and represents the best of what Miami Beach has to offer. Incorporating Chuck into the mix is upping the ante.”

The Setai, known for its impeccable aesthetics and five-star service, is also a hotspot during Art Basel Miami Beach. An upper-tier crowd from around the world stays at this opulent hotel property, often booking a condo suite, such as Close’s. However, you don’t need to rent his condo to see his artwork. The Setai is hosting three distinctive exhibitions for Miami Art Week, one of which will focus solely on Close and include nine pieces prominently displayed in the lobby and courtyard for public viewing.

Throughout six decades, Close has etched himself into history with his signature portraitures, which have been shown in preeminent museums and institutions like the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Centre George Pompidou, Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern. Recently, Close was commissioned to produce 12 large-scale Subway Portraits for what is the largest permanent public art installation in New York’s history. A Yale graduate and Fulbright fellow, he was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton. His accomplishments are many, and when paired with his personal story of adversity and resilience, are quite remarkable.

Recently redecorated, the fully furnished 1,316 square foot residence offers stunning, unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views of the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay, and Downtown Miami. It is beautifully designed with rich wood cabinetry and wood floors, large master bath with a deep soaker tub and a top-of-the-line kitchen with Miele and Subzero appliances. To learn more about the property click here.

“I often feel that I’m my most creative when I’m in a space of calm and tranquility. That is what made this home so fitting for me. It’s an environment where you can’t help but feel relaxed,” exclaimed Chuck Close whose real estate portfolio includes properties in Manhattan, Long Island, and Miami Beach.

About Marjory Dressler

Marjory Dressler has been a top producer Miami realtor, for the past 14 years, at Majestic Properties and Gary Hennes Realtors. Being a South Beach pioneer, she watched the extraordinary evolution of Miami in becoming a world-class domestic and international destination. Before moving here, she had a successful photography and digital design business in New York and would come to Miami to do photo shoots. Her real estate specialties are Miami and Miami Beach waterfront properties. To learn more, visit