Choeff Levy Fischman’s Tropical Modern geometric design of Miami residence
The shell stone motor court with contrasting grass strips lead guests to the door of this Tropical Modern Bal Harbour Village residence where an Italian travertine stone wall extends from the driveway to the backyard pool deck.
South-American Ipe wood conceals the two-car garage which is replicated in the floating steps nearby that lead over a Zen-like pond adjacent to a cascading water feature set on an oolite stone backdrop.
The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom dwelling features an open concept floor plan with plenty of room for entertaining and expansive floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with curtain wall windows to complete the indoor-outdoor living experience. In true luxury style, the home is fully integrated with lighting controls, as well as audio-visual and drapery controls.
Choeff Levy Fischman incorporated a media room, lounge, multipurpose room, and an office adorned with bespoke millwork designed to function as storage, while also concealing private items all on the first floor. The interiors, designed by Deborah Wecselman Design, include a large kitchen with custom walnut cabinetry, high gloss lacquered island and hood, and quartzite backsplash and countertops. Hidden behind the main kitchen is a catering kitchen, which connects to two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. A large dining room and smaller casual dining area can be found adjacent to the main kitchen separated by vertical walnut beams that swivel; a third bathroom and powder room are also located on the first floor.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite boasts two large terraces, one facing Biscayne Bay and another that opens up from the master bathroom boasting its own outdoor shower. The master bath is outfitted with a stand-alone tub that sits against a bespoke cherry blossom mosaic wall, glass-enclosed steam shower, dual vanities, and adjacent are his and hers closets. A second upstairs bedroom also opens up to a private balcony overlooking the home’s infinity pool and the bay.
Unique to the area, this Bal Harbour home includes a 1,433 sq ft rooftop that is solar panel ready. An ideal space for al-fresco entertaining, the home’s third level features an elevated wood deck, custom bar with tropical wood finish, additional seating and plenty of space for entertaining under the warm South Florida sun; the roof also features a reflective white finish for diminished heat gain.
Outside on the ground level, a partially covered terrace is made possible by extensive roof overhangs for minimal solar heat gain. A 50 ft infinity-edge lap pool with bright blue mosaic tile overflows into a reflective pond and connects to a smaller shallow splash pool. Lush landscape surrounds a covered terrace with a firepit, reflecting ponds, floating stepping stones, and an outdoor dining area, with a full kitchen and a cabana bath. The lot spans 20, 101 sq ft, and also features a large indoor gym, elevator, spiral staircase, and two-car garage.