An exquisite example of contemporary Miami Architecture this 5,600 +sq. ft. home, designed by Maurice Weintraub, offers all the pleasures of luxury living. Originally constructed in 1951, the current owners employed Furniture Craftsman, Artist, and Designer Mr. Glenn Heim, and renowned Landscape Architect Mr. Raymond Jungles to masterfully transform this property into an award winning residence. Set in the exclusive neighborhood of North Bay Road in Miami Beach, the property updates were tastefully completed in 1999, and have since been highlighted in both national and international publications.
Beyond the gated drive, the exterior front courtyard boasts a dramatic landscape plan which includes an oversized Koi Pond and an angular bridge leading to the main house. Lush tropical palms, imported ferns, and rare flowers are scattered throughout the front grounds.
Upon entry, a modern foyer offers the first glimpse of the unique flavor experienced in this single story residence with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2 half baths. The living room, an open plan, boasts soaring ceilings with cove lighting, a fireplace, and walls of glass which welcome views of the pool and Biscayne Bay. Travertine floors are also found throughout.
Elegant built in shelves separate the formal dining area from the living room, and provide the avid glass collector a splendid showcase. Just beyond, the kitchen features a breakfast nook, double ovens, center island workspace, and skylights overhead. Entrance to the laundry area, two car garage, and an office/bedroom with full bath are tucked just around the corner.
Opposite the foyer, a private hall leads to the remaining 4 of the 5 bedrooms where white washed walls supply the perfect backdrop for large-scale fine art display. A clever media room is also unveiled, meant for displaying and collecting records, a passion of the current owner.
The Master Suite, which overlooks the grounds and Bay, provides an oversized bath/dressing room complete with sleek European wood cabinetry. A sunk-in whirlpool tub with skylight overhead, a separate stand-up granite shower, and handsome wood vanity with granite top and back-light mirror are a few more elegant details found in this room. Double French custom-designed glass doors lead to the pool and gardens beyond.
The fully gated property’s lot size spans 113.5’ x 238’ marking a total of 27,013 sq. ft. of land included at this estate. The rear exterior grounds offer a covered terrace with French Doors leading to the living room, a heated pool, and a dock space for a vessel of up to 50’ complete with a motorized lift. The surrounding gardens form a picturesque setting which stretches an incredible 114’ of open Bay frontage.
Enjoy evening sunsets and views of the Miami Skyline from the south-western exposure dock and pool terrace. A cozy cabana house, with a covered outdoor wet-bar area which includes a refrigerator and ice maker is adjacent. This home, conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Miami, the Miami airport, and the famed South Beach district, is sure to be treasured by discerning clientele.