A Miami Beach Palace by Choeff Levy Fischman

This 13,000-square-foot residence is ready to party—in high style

This Miami Beach home, designed by Ralph Choeff’s South Florida-based firm Choeff Levy Fischman, was made for entertaining. The two-story, 13,000-square-foot residence, currently on the market for a cool $26.9 million, features plenty of lounge spaces both indoor and out, calling on warm Ipe wood, white stucco finishes, and limestone cladding to create a vibe that’s at once tropical and cozy. Outside, where entertaining takes place on the 2,500-square-foot roof deck, glass and wood cantilevers provide both views (of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and Downtown Miami) and shade.

And while Miami weather almost never disappoints, here, entertaining takes place equally indoors. A 40-foot wide living room features expansive two- and three-story curtain wall systems that make the space appear transparent and light, while bold, wood-tapered geometries strengthen and frame large spans of glass (for more views, naturally). Corner opening and pocketing sliding glass doors let the interior space to be completely open to the outside: As the doors disappear into pockets, the line between indoor and outdoor becomes beautifully blurred.