Casa Ischia

Miami Beach, Florida
Location
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 11209
  • Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Full Baths
  • 7
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Designed by Choeff Levy Fischman, Casa Ischia is the epitome of Tropical Modernism. The two-story Miami Beach waterfront residence includes 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 2 powder rooms. For the owner, the concept of indoor-outdoor living was of the utmost importance. This was accomplished with vast opening sliding glass doors and the final location of rooms and their uses.

    This was vital for the interaction between indoor spaces and outdoor spaces. The pool and water features were strategically positioned to interact with interior spaces. The design takes advantage of the water views at the rear of the home, while also creating spaces where the outdoors seem to be invading the interior spaces. Materials used in the interiors include stained Ipe wood and South American stone, which provide a warmer feeling to the otherwise modern design.

    The concept behind the design was tropical modern with heavy influence of mid-century modern architecture. Structural elements were kept thin and exterior faces were designed to be as wide open as possible in order to maximize views of Biscayne Bay.

    The exterior of the home features reflecting ponds at the main entrance and an infinity-edge pool in the backyard that overlooks the bay. Warm materials used throughout include stained Ipe wood combined with limestone decking in order to create a warm yet somewhat monochromatic feel in materials, which contrast the iridescent blue tile used in the pool and spa.

    An outdoor kitchen and cabana can also be found in the rear of the home along with a mid-century style conversation pit. The sunken outdoor living room sits beneath the level of the pool, and is located between the pool and the outdoor summer kitchen and dining area. The interaction of the sunken pit with its neighbors, the pool and cabana make for an interesting social space. The pool steps and spa face Downtown Miami and the Bay so that anyone sitting in the pool can enjoy the views. The architects designed the home and amenity features keeping indoor-outdoor living in mind for a resort-style experience.

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    Modern home with hardscapes, trees, front yard, walkways, raised planters, large patio, porch, deck, shrubs, stone patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, garage, and attached garage. The front entrance of the residence features an abundance of natural stone, stained Ipe wood, and a 3-car garage suite with glass doors. Photo  of Casa Ischia

    The front entrance of the residence features an abundance of natural stone, stained Ipe wood, and a 3-car garage suite with glass doors.

    Modern home with wood, swing door type, exterior, outdoor, front yard, trees, raised planters, small pool, stone patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. Large limestone steps take you over a reflecting pond toward the front door. Photo 2 of Casa Ischia

    Large limestone steps take you over a reflecting pond toward the front door.

    Modern home with bench, coffee tables, sofa, table lighting, ottomans, recessed lighting, outdoor, light hardwood floor, trees, stone patio, porch, deck, infinity pool, and back yard. A sitting area opens up on two sides giving guests a panoramic view of Downtown Miami. Photo 3 of Casa Ischia

    A sitting area opens up on two sides giving guests a panoramic view of Downtown Miami.

    Modern home with bedroom, night stands, bed, ceiling lighting, table lighting, accent lighting, and light hardwood floor. Upstairs, a mini-master bedroom features a stone wall, White Oak wood floors and an expansive view of the water. Photo 4 of Casa Ischia

    Upstairs, a mini-master bedroom features a stone wall, White Oak wood floors and an expansive view of the water.

    Modern home with bedroom, bed, chair, recessed lighting, lamps, and light hardwood floor. It comes without saying that he master bedroom also has a stunning view. Photo 5 of Casa Ischia

    It comes without saying that he master bedroom also has a stunning view.

    Modern home with outdoor, rooftop, and stone patio, porch, deck. Floor-to-ceiling pocketing sliding glass doors open up giving this master bedroom a one-of-a-kind view. A glass balcony allows for no visual obstructions. Photo 6 of Casa Ischia

    Floor-to-ceiling pocketing sliding glass doors open up giving this master bedroom a one-of-a-kind view. A glass balcony allows for no visual obstructions.

    Modern home with bath room, marble counter, light hardwood floor, wall mount sink, freestanding tub, enclosed shower, recessed lighting, and marble wall. The master bath features dual vanities, a stand-alone tub, and a glass-enclosed shower. Photo 7 of Casa Ischia

    The master bath features dual vanities, a stand-alone tub, and a glass-enclosed shower.

    Modern home with sectional, recessed lighting, limestone floor, back yard, stone patio, porch, deck, kitchen, wood cabinet, stone tile backsplashe, drop in sink, range hood, and range. A conversation pit located by the pool brings a touch of mid-century to this modern oasis. Photo 8 of Casa Ischia

    A conversation pit located by the pool brings a touch of mid-century to this modern oasis.

    Modern home with sectional, recessed lighting, limestone floor, stone tile backsplashe, wood cabinet, dining room, table, and chair. The outdoor kitchen and lounge area are located underneath an immense canopy.  Photo 9 of Casa Ischia

    The outdoor kitchen and lounge area are located underneath an immense canopy.

    Modern home with outdoor, infinity pool, back yard, plunge pool, and trees. Iridescent blue mosaic tiles cover the infinity-edge pool and spa providing a colorful contrast to the home's mostly neutral color scheme. Photo 10 of Casa Ischia

    Iridescent blue mosaic tiles cover the infinity-edge pool and spa providing a colorful contrast to the home's mostly neutral color scheme.

    The rear of the home as seen from Biscayne Bay. Photo 11 of Casa Ischia modern home

    The rear of the home as seen from Biscayne Bay.