The $23.5 Million Sale of Rare Elevated Mansion Raises the Bar for Miami Beach Real Estate

A unique spec mansion by developer Francisco Perez Yoma in Miami Beach’s star-studded Venetian Islands has sold for $23.5 million. Listed by Danny HertzbergJill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills Zeder Group, the new 5,500 square-foot contemporary masterpiece features an elevated three-story design on ten-foot columns, raising the home to 16.5 feet above sea level. The home was designed to respond to potential sea-level rise due to climate change, but it also brings the main living areas up to the second floor for a clearer floor-to-ceiling view of Biscayne Bay. “You can stand in the kitchen and see out to downtown Miami and the cruise ships from the Port of Miami,” Danny Hertzberg previously told us.

The statement home comprises six bedrooms, 5.5 baths and an elevator. The second floor brings together the open concept living room, family room, dining room, MiaCucina-designed kitchen with the inspiring water and pool views to complete the visionary concept. Exquisitely appointed to the highest level of luxury, finishes include Statuario marble countertops,  top-of-the-line Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. white oak and marble floors throughout and Carrara marble accent walls.

A detached guest house/home office also resides on this level, with a separate entrance and full bathroom featuring a rain shower, staff quarters with a full bathroom and laundry room — which facilitates the new work-from-home lifestyles. The third floor encompasses the principal suite and three guest rooms. The luxurious and expansive principal bedroom offers “epic” western and southern-facing views from its unique, elevated vantage point, plus separate dual bathrooms and closets echoing a high-end boutique. The second and third floors offer wraparound balconies. Beyond, the property has a shaded entertainment space under the house, creating an open-air covered space with a custom outdoor kitchen, dining and living rooms. An elongated waterfront pool extends all the way understory and overlooks the private dock. The 60 feet of water frontage makes the most of its position, offering wide bay views. Automobile storage with room for six cars includes a 2-car garage and 2-car carport.

Celebrities, socialites and business moguls have flocked to locations like the Venetian Islands, revered for its ocean access, walkability to Sunset Harbor and privacy.

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