A testament to its luminous name, Star Island is home to numerous famous faces. The exclusive oval of land, located in Biscayne Bay, just off the MacArthur Causeway, is a gated but public community.

It features about 40 waterfront single-family residences on just two streets, separated by a park-like median filled with banyan trees, royal palms, and a charming old water tower. The houses, built in a variety of styles from Mediterranean Revival to Modern Moorish, from the 1920s to the early 2000s, are enormous.

But the lots on which they sit are even bigger. Most measure an acre or more; the largest is 268,000 square feet. Asking prices for homes begin around $10 million. Celebrity neighbors who might lend a cup of sugar to a new resident include actress Rosie O’Donnell, basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, hip-hop music mogul Diddy, shoe designer Donald J. Pliner, and Latin music mavens Gloria & Emilio Estefan, homeowners since 1986.

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