For a native Massachusetts family, with stately homes in both Marblehead and Nantucket, a property on the coast of Miami was the logical next jewel in their real estate portfolio.  This modern dwelling in an upscale enclave of Miami beach is in a prime location with glistening, expansive water views and just minutes from the exciting life that is Miami.  The house required a major update and was totally gutted and redesigned by our team along with the contractor, Andian Group. In addition to redoing the existing four-bedroom home, we added an entire new guest wing with three ensuites, a gym, and an elevator.  A custom bar and wine cave, fitted with boiserie from Boffi, are a focal point in the redesigned family room, which also boasts an 8-foot linear fireplace on a natural stone wall.  The kitchen was refigured to allow for a sitting area, large chef’s island, walk-in pantry, and coffee bar, all fitted with boiserie from Boffi.  Spectacular lighting and custom furnishings in a range of neutrals allow the exterior and the views to be the star. The house is complete with an outdoor kitchen and entertaining space, a cabana with outdoor shower, private dock on which to moor a motorboat, and private waterway by which to access the mainland and the city.

The massive glass doors on the backside of the house open fully onto the pool and large outdoor terrace, allowing seamless flow from inside to outside from the family room, living room, and kitchen. The unique architecture of the home includes interiors separated by a lush greenscape – an area that  feels like a human terrarium – and a soaring vaulted living room and entry that is bifurcated by a glass landing that feels like a catwalk to heaven.  A two-story custom fountain enhances the front entrance with a subtle sound of water as it laps into the narrow pool that runs the entire set of monolithic stone steps leading to the front entry.  A first-floor guest room surrounded by its own water feature is a place to enjoy the outdoors on one’s own private moat.   It is a house poised to welcome family and friends in a gorgeous, yet comfortable, setting, with the exciting lure of Miami life just outside your door.