When it comes to the “art as architecture” movement, Miami may very well be considered ground zero. The global city has long attracted art and design visionaries, as it led both the Art Deco and modernist movements in the 20th century and more recently, a new generation of groundbreaking buildings that tow the line between art and architecture. It’s a place where the late Zaha Hadid could leave her imprint with her biomorphic furniture and gravity-defying luxury high-rise. It’s a place where auto brands like Aston Martin and Porsche aim to transform the coast with their first foray into high-octane skycrapers. It’s a place where movers and shakers in the art world flex their international influence each December for Art Basel. Miami’s luxury residential developers live and work in this dizzying vortex of art and design too, constantly remaking their expressions of the modern Miami lifestyle in this image.
The “art as architecture” is a theme that plays out in this brand-new, custom contemporary masterpiece in Miami Beach, recently listed by Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills, the leading real estate agents in South Florida and Miami Beach, who have sold more than $3.17 billion in real estate since 2005.
“Prepare to be left speechless,” promises the listing description. One step inside, and you quickly realize that the 11,985-square-foot fully automated smart home — with its 100 feet of water frontage, overlooking scenic Indian Creek — delivers in every way.
Designed by the award-winning Domo Architecture + Design, this distinctive haven offers a setting that is both serene and powerful with sparkling water features that meld with the natural surroundings. A koi pond, open green spaces, a tropical courtyard, and endless flora and fauna perfectly complement the entrance. The indoors and outdoors blend together in perfect harmony to create an amenity-rich residence that boasts three separate structures, featuring a VIP guest suite, a complete health spa that includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, a stunning 1,600-square-foot pool and a boat dock. Eight luxurious bedrooms and eight modern spa bathrooms and one lavish half-bath make it the ultimate entertainer’s paradise.
A gated, stately entrance guards an expansive circular driveway with a motor court to accommodate 15 plus cars. A wealth of glass elements spanning the exterior allow the natural surroundings to flow freely to the indoor space creating a dramatic visual experience both inside and outside the home. A unique outdoor wraparound balcony sits atop the 60-foot, rectangular-shaped covered terrace. The terrace features a magnificent stone overhang and expansive wood deck, and peers out over the tropical garden and the pool surrounded by the lushly landscaped exterior.
The home encompasses relaxing powers of modern design with exceptional amenities, including a grandiose gourmet kitchen, which boasts semi-gloss enamel Elmwood cabinetry, stainless steel mesh doors and nickel hardware and Calacatta Gold marble countertops. A walnut butcher block table and awe-inspiring large black marble island accentuate the kitchen’s splendor. The sophisticated dining area is separated from the kitchen by the marble island. The kitchen features hidden pocket doors to enclose the space. In addition, the main home beckons with a cutting-edge media room, stately family room with grand wall shelving, and impressive indoor bar area which seats six and looks onto the terrace and lush gardens. The home’s exterior façade, featuring a wavy silver-vein travertine, is equally as dramatic as the interior. An identical pattern is showcased in the ceruse-finished, wide plank engineered oak wood flooring inside the estate. The breathtaking home is a fully automated Crestron controlled smart home that offers the owners a luxurious escape from everyday life.
Hertzberg calls it “a tropical dream unlike any other,” while Eber praises its prime Miami geography: “It’s located in the prestigious estate section of Pine Tree Drive, which is just a short walk to the beach, shops and fine restaurants. It is only minutes from the expressway and is in close proximity to South Beach.”
To get an even closer look at this stunning property, which was featured on the cover of Florida Design magazine in June 2016, The Jills take us inside: