Sumptuous and sleek, these ARE some of the most sought-after properties on the real estate market today.
Arrive to a private island world of privilege in just two hours from Miami by Ferrari and even faster by helicopter when landing on site. The mile-long driveway is a hint of the quiet pleasures of this residence as it connects the Manor House to the main road of the Florida Keys, passing first through a federally protected bird sanctuary (cleverly donated in a tax exchange by the seller’s affiliate to create a permanent buffer from intrusion by the real world), then through a relative’s lands with a small caretaker’s house overlooking the water, and finally over the small bridge, which officially christens the island character of the nine-acre estate.
The feeling of the upstairs mirrors that of the grand homes in the islands of the Bahamas-in good condition but the baths and kitchen are ready for the arrival of Philippe Stark. There is a reason Lilly Pulitzer fabrics were made nearby in Key West, as this house is a testament to those happy colors and playful times. Interior rooms include four bedrooms and four baths with a huge cistern that some free spirit converted into the housekeeper’s quarters.
A Jacuzzi tub competes with the fresh water swimming pool for the eye candy crowd, while a large salt water lagoon welcomes children of all ages to discover its array of tropical fish. Deeded amenities include a concrete dock in good condition, sea walls that could use some attention, a channel, and 23 acres of undersea lands adjacent and contiguous to the island. The tower that serves the arriving helicopters is also conveyed.
In one of those rare once in the lifetime opportunities, one of the largest privately held lands in the Florida Keys is offered for sale.
Location: Florida Keys, FL
Realtor: Rex Hamilton
Realty: The Rex Hamilton Corporation
Ocean Club Estates #72
This beautiful new custom built home offers numerous luxurious features, which include 12-foot-high tray ceilings, travertine bathroom, teak flooring, Kohler and Hans Grohe fixtures, master spa shower and Jacuzzi tub, and custom cabinets with granite countertops.
This exceptional Creston computerized smart house also features Bermuda roofing, Anderson windows and doors, colonial hurricane rated shutters, a tumble travertine driveway, coral stone porches, Molteni dressing rooms and closets, a 10,000-gallon rainwater tank, an infinity heated pool and spa, 80 KW automatic generator, and a teak dock to accommodate up to a 115-foot yacht and 30,000 pound boat lift. This spectacular home is offered fully furnished.
The discerning residents of the Ocean Club Estates enjoy beaches, a world-class Tom Weiskopf golf course, Club House, the Beach Club with pool and tennis courts on famous Cabbage Beach, and the use of the facilities at the One&Only Ocean Club and the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, with tennis courts, spas, swimming pools, beach facilities, restaurants, and marina, as well as 24-hour security.
Location: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Realtor: Kingsley Edgecombe Jr.
Realty: Kings Realty
Villa in St. Barths
Villa SIB WIK in chic Gustavia leaves little room for wanting, even for those accustomed to the best of the best. The new construction has six spacious bedrooms, six baths, and a generous pool that overlooks the vast ocean. No matter what time of day, the views are spectacular, whether they contain pink sunsets or sunny blue skies.
The villa is comprised of two freestanding structures. The main building holds the master bedroom with ocean view, living area, and kitchen, while the second houses the remaining bedrooms. The living room displays contemporary furnishings and features a white and blue theme, keeping with the villa’s seafront setting. Large white leather sofas are situated to encourage guests to take full advantage of the view. The well-appointed gourmet kitchen is separated from the living room by a chef’s counter. The main building opens onto a vast terrace that faces the ocean and provides the setting for the show-stopping infinity pool.
In the second structure, the bedrooms on the upper story look out to the ocean, while the ground floor chambers lead out onto a casually elegant teak patio. This provides a spacious area in which to entertain, whether for a casual dinner with friends, a cocktail party, or just taking advantage of the pure relaxation that island time affords.
Sales Price: Available Upon Request
Location: Gustavia, St. Barth’s
Realtor: Christian Wattiau of Sibarth Real Estate
Phone: +(590) 590 29 88 91
Rental Agency: Wimco Villas
Tucked away on exclusive Star Island overlooking the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay, this one-in-a-billion, 2-acre masterpiece offers more than 28,000 square feet of living space, featuring 13 bedrooms, 12 baths, and four half baths. The estate is an eclectic mix of Classical Moroccan, Italian, and Asian architectural styles. Stunning works of art throughout the property, lush tropical landscaping, and panoramic vistas of the Miami skyline complete the grandeur of this inviting retreat.
Upon arrival, past the gated entryway, a sparkling courtyard fountain welcomes guests, giving way to a soaring foyer in the 6,655-square-foot main home. An ambience of eclectic sophistication prevails, with inspired décor and custom touches, including museum-quality antiques, avant-garde artwork, and stunning wall finishes that are featured throughout the library, office, media room, formal living room and dining room, kitchen, and bedroom suites. The home also features a 10,000-bottle wine cellar.
An inviting separate residence adjacent to the main house offers more than 5,000 square feet, where guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations, offices equipped with the latest technology, and calming views of the property’s Medjool Date Pal court. Yet another exquisite building houses three custom-designed and themed guest suites, a peaceful outdoor living room, and an inviting indoor living room.
A multi-terraced yard offers dazzling views of the lush grounds and the sparkling waters. The property boasts a host of amenities, including an extravagantly tiled pool, cold plunge pool, a cabana with a sauna that overlooks the bay, a Medjool Date Palm court, private boat ramp, and a 10-car garage. These were all designed with a discerning resident in mind.
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Realtor: Salomon Bendayan
Realty: Engel & Völkers