Jamaican superstar Shaggy is coming to America, to live, again. When the “Boombastic” one got his big break he was living in the United States but he had since made the land of his birth his home.
The deejay not only lived in the United States but he is also a veteran of the country’s Marine Corp and was deployed to Iraq during the first Gulf war. Even a stint in a real war zone did not prepare Shaggy for the violence in Jamaica and thus the singer and his family have decided to move to Florida.
Shaggy recently bought a beautiful house by the ocean for US$2.15 million. The five-bedroom residence is located in the Coral Gables area of the Sunshine State.
The house spans about 5,800 square feet, and the entire floor plan wraps around a courtyard with a fountain and mermaid statue at the center. Inside, living spaces with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass keep things calm with shades of white and tan.
Custom maple cabinetry and slab granite countertops mark the chef’s kitchen. Upstairs, the primary suite tacks on a walk-in closet, spa bathroom and private terrace. It’s one of five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms in the split-level floor plan. Outside, the resort-like grounds are made greener by dense landscaping and palm trees. A spacious patio wraps around a swimming pool and spa. Off to the side, a pavilion houses a bar and steam room.
Shaggy’s move should be a sign to the Jamaican government that they need to do more in the fight against crime and violence. If the island is getting too violent for someone who has been to an actual war and can now afford to live in the wealthiest crime free areas of uptown then imagine the peril of the average person living downtown.