Tropical Modern home features rooftop deck with view of Miami skyline

Buyers looking for a place to call home in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood have lots of condominiums to consider. But those looking for a single-family home in a neighborhood coveted for its walkability, world-class restaurants and family-friendly ambiance may find one hard to come by — until now.

A 5,749-square-foot Tropical Modern home, recently built, was listed earlier this month for $7.9 million. The gated home, at 819 Second St., has three levels plus a 1,250-square-foot rooftop deck. The home, which has three bedrooms and five baths, was designed by Miami architecture firm Choeff Levy Fischman.

“There are only a handful of single-family homes in this desirable SoFi neighborhood,” said Raphael Levy, a principal of the firm. “We went to great lengths to ensure this residence encapsulates some of the most desirable Art Deco features, like its connection to the street and continuous façade, which integrating Tropical Modern touches.”

Interior features of the home include a sculptural staircase, elevator, walnut flooring, specialty tile work, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a custom bar and smart home technology.

The rooftop deck includes a spa, summer kitchen, television and retractable awning, and it offers views of the downtown skyline and the sunset.

“This house provides the perfect balance between a single-family home and a condo lifestyle,” said Dina Goldentayer, an executive director of sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami Beach, who shares the listing with colleague Joseph Schafer. “People love the high walkability score of the neighborhood, but sometimes they want to get out of a condo.”

Goldentayer said that the sellers, who built the home and currently reside in it, are selling due to the strong real estate market. “They love the home,” she said. “But because of the lack of inventory and extreme demand from buyers, they’re more than happy to test the market while they enjoy the property.”