Italian architect Piero Lissoni set a new standard for tropical luxury in Miami when he created The Villa Collection at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in collaboration with executive architect Ralph Choeff. These 15 single-family homes—eight of them waterside with private boat dockages—are surrounded by tropical landscape and are one of the most sought-after residential addresses in Miami Beach. One of the exclusive waterside villas has recently been listed by The Corcoran Group for $13.75M, and could be snapped up by a lucky buyer just in time to celebrate the holiday season in style.
The four-bedroom, 5,154-square-foot villa is located on a sprawling 9,635-square-foot site on the shores of Surprise Lake in Miami Beach, with access to Biscayne Bay and Indian Creek. The backyard even features a private mooring for a boat. The modernist-inspired architecture takes inspiration from this waterside setting, and is defined by expanses of glass, cantilevered terraces, and canopies that evoke a stunning lightness.
The modernist style continues inside the villa, with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for indoor/outdoor living throughout the year, and a neutral palette inspired by the surrounding natural landscape. "The home’s finishes embody a calming, coastal ambience," says Mick Duchon, a real estate agent with The Corcoran Group and broker on this listing. "This is evident in the use of materials like light oak flooring, lacquered white cabinetry, limestone bathrooms, as well as the Gaggenau appliances."
The layout of the home is ideal for hosting holiday gatherings—or entertaining in any season—thanks to an open and considered design. The chef’s kitchen, for example, features a spacious center island and it seamlessly connects to the expansive living area that opens onto the outdoor waterfront pool area.
"I imagine the residents cooking and gathering around the expansive kitchen’s center island, then seamlessly transitioning into the adjoining living area and outdoor space," says Eloy Carmenate, a real estate agent with The Corcoran Group and broker on the listing. "Here, they can enjoy delicious food, great company, and, of course, breathtaking views—it’s here they will create future memories with family and friends."
The open-plan layout and connection to the pool area and landscaped garden is enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors throughout. This not only creates a light and airy atmosphere but allows for visual connections across a vast area that encourages a sense of togetherness. "During the holidays, when it is all about bringing together family and friends, this home allows you to have all of your favorite people in one open room," says Duchon.
Three en suite bedrooms and an impressive walk-in closet are located on the upper floor, where they benefit from private terraces and spacious lounge areas that allow residents to enjoy their own space. A guest bedroom is secluded downstairs, away from the open-plan living areas to offer guests privacy.
Besides the impressive architectural credentials, breathtaking views, and proximity to the water, the home also benefits from hotel-like amenities from the Ritz-Carlton resort—think a private residents’ day yacht and house car, a concierge service for beach access, waterfront social room, infinity pool with private poolside cabanas and a restaurant, cinema room, yoga studio, fitness center, spa, art studio, kids rooms, and even a pet grooming room.
"This modern waterfront single family home offers the best of both worlds with private living as well as access to all of the amenities of a five-star resort," says Carmenate. "It’s a rare and unique opportunity to indulge in this luxurious, tropical lifestyle."
Architect: Piero Lissoni
Photographer: 1Oak Studios
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