Rudolf Budja, a prominent art dealer known for his collection of Andy Warhols and more than 8,000 original NASA space program prints from the 1950s, has listed his eclectic Florida home for a whopping $29 million.
Located in Miami Beach on the desirable Venetian Islands, the six bedroom property offers 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 pushed prices up significantly in the area.
The 3,700-square-foot, round-shaped MiMo (Miami Modern) home has an open floor plan, high ceilings, marble floors, and a sprawling two-bathroom master suite, according to the listing.
The resort style backyard features a pool and spa.
MiMo’s architectural design is by Lawrence Murray Dixon – best known for his work at the Raleigh Hotel, Temple House and Tides Hotel.
Vibrant colors in every room with art featured throughout the home.
Jeff Miller with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.
“When I first stepped onto the property, I was immediately transported back in time, to a time when Frank Sinatra was romping around Miami,” Miller told The Post. “Built in the 1930’s, the MiMo-style house still displays many of its original features and will impress history and architecture buffs alike.”
“The house’s circular curves and unique architecture first caught our attention, but once we realized it was a Lawrence Murray Dixon, we knew we had to make it ours,” Budja added.
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 moon landing of Apollo 13 in 1970 and the Challenger explosion in 1986.
The collection is valued at eight figures.
Meanwhile, Budja — owner of 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,” Budja explained. “The next owner will surely fall in love with the uniqueness and seclusion while still being central to the beach and downtown.”