WATER, LAND, LIGHT AND SKY THE VERY ELEMENTS OF LIFE, COMBINE IN THIS NEXT-CENTURY RESIDENCE TO CREATE AN ISLAND PARADISE ON THE LEVEL OF EDEN ITSELF.
PROPERTY Two perfect acres of waterfront island property with awe-inspiring views, and ideal exposure to Miami's brilliant sunshine and rejuvenating bay breezes, were personally sought-out and hand-selected to be the foundation for this ground-breaking residence. Destined to become the new model of luxury contemporary living, the layout and design emphasizes an amazing continuity between indoor and outdoor, and showcases an intimate relationship between water, land, light, sky and structure. Tropical in inspiration, the home is a synthesis of floating pavilions, waterways and courtyards. Water merges with land along 205 feet of wide bay frontage with a dock that offers space for a sizeable yacht. A lush stretching lawn leads to the 100 x 25 feet, edgeless swimming pool which flows towards a water wall. The curtain of water cascades from a rooftop pool and transforms from relaxing waterfall to a therapeutic aquatic massage. A poolside cabana, fully equipped waterfront gym, and private sandy beach area flank the pool. Gardens and greenery pervade the property inside and out. Palm trees, tropical plantings and manicured lawns border the home's outer walls, while towering bamboo, aquatic plants and fantastic vertical gardens adorn interior spaces and open-air courtyards.
Residents and guests alike will delight to the latest media technology in nearly every room of this remarkable home. The Kaleidoscope System is fully integrated into the home's communication system. CDs and DVDs are cataloged and available at your finger tips using touch-screen technology and a state-of-the-art media room offers 3D projection.
Other property-wide systems include Lutron lighting. This system gives the homeowner complete control over lighting zones in and around the entire property. Lighting can be controlled while on property via convenient control panels or remotely. This offers not only the opportunity to create varying moods, but also to ensure added security. Sharing music and photos with your family and friends has never been easier than with iPort – the world's first in-wall iPod docking system. The iPort is also connected seamlessly to the home's already integrated entertainment, communication and security system.
RESIDENCE In this bi-level home, like no other in existence today, water is a fundamental theme and vital component. It not only surrounds the home, but meanders through it forming reflection pools, relaxingly melodious rivulets, and stunning waterfalls. Living and gathering areas are a series of floating pavilions interconnected by stone walkways and garden walls. Miami's natural brilliant daylight and inspiring romantic moonlight is filtered through floor-to-ceiling glass and directed with an ingenious system of louvered ceilings and walls. Internationally recognized Architect Rene Gonzalez and the ingenious lighting designer Gan Leehanantakul of G2J Design Inc. engineered the strategies for seamlessly blending the day's natural light transitions with the night's moonlight glow.
Stone walls and glassy waters are transformed into living stages upon which the interplay of light and shadow is performed. Air flows in and out of the home like a deep, cleansing breath. In this open plan, where the line is eternally blurred between inside and out, entire walls part to allow the embrace of the refreshing bay breezes. Ceilings soar to incredible heights. With ten bedrooms and ten full, plus four half bathrooms, this home is not one, but many luxurious residences, each unfurling its own exquisite nuances with the revolving seasons, the passing days, and the changing hours.
FIRST LEVEL An elliptical Koi pond with rare species fish envelops the residence's entrance and guest pavilion. It is akin to a lagoon, evoking feelings of privacy and safe harbor. A wide, open air breezeway guides you into the foyer, where underfoot you'll find exquisite stone designed in dynamic running patterns. In front of you is the exotic, open, two-story breakfast courtyard with incredible vertical garden stone walls and the sky for a ceiling. Accessible via floating steps, the breakfast courtyard is an enchanting space to begin each day. Turn right towards the welcoming family room that enjoys a delightful view through the breakfast courtyard, to the extensive living room and out to the pool and bay beyond. Continue on to the library/office, then down the stone passageway to the dining with full bar, custom designed floating glass wine cellar room operated by fingerprint entrance, and the magnificent 75 foot living room. This waterfront gathering and entertaining space boasts 14 foot, Germany mahogany high-impact glass windows which slide open and access the spectacular terrace that overlooks the pool, the dock and the bay. The home's entertainment kitchen is a one-of-a-kind. It’s made in Italy and is finished in magnificent wood, backlit cabinets and 14-foot sliding black marble cabinet doors. One of five total kitchens within the house, the entertainment kitchen is complemented by an extra large catering kitchen.
Just across a second floating, grass courtyard – which is ideal as an outdoor lounge or meditation area – is the outdoor entertainment patio with wet bar. From here, you can access the state-of-the-art, waterfront, glass-walled gym, the chromatherapy spa, massage room, steam room, and incredibly equipped media lounge. Also on this level are the very private guest pavilion and a spacious, air-conditioned seven limo-size-car garage offering ample space for vehicles of almost any size, plus enormous generator room. Additionally, this area is equipped with two large screen TVs and a professional sound system.
SECOND LEVEL Above the garage are the very comfortable, three bedroom/two bath and kitchen servant's quarters. On the water side is an expansive rooftop terrace with sky bar, plus a lawn area and Jacuzzi. Inside, the second level hosts four gracious bedrooms, each with full en suite baths, and views of the wide bay through 12 foot windows. The fabulous waterfront master suite encompasses 3,000 square feet and includes a midnight kitchen, sitting area, sleeping area, grand bath with his and her water closets and his and her sumptuous walk-in closets, plus a full length private terrace overlooking the pool and bay. There is also a convenient vault art storage and a panic room.
Some of the many unique features of the master suite include an electronic drop-down projection screen, use of Tiger wood, Extinct Calicuta Gold marble throughout the master bath and a 40-foot sliding glass door system opening to the full length private terrace overlooking the pool and bay. Wake up to your own private views of radiant sunlight and shimmering waters.