- Deborah Wecselman Design
- Chris Cawley Landscape Architecture
- Ocean Blue Photography
An immaculately designed contemporary home by Miami-based Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design, 8 W. Rivo Alto located on the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach is a 7,026 square foot masterpiece featuring 5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and views of the bay.
The two-story waterfront mansion is decked out with the finest furnishings, Cerused Oak floors, a custom-designed saltwater aquarium, and a massive elliptical staircase illuminated by a 300 sq. ft. skylight. Inside, the architects incorporated floor-to-ceiling windows that lead the eye toward the outdoors from almost any room in the home. Keeping with the transparency trend, the home also features an all-glass enclosed commercial grade elevator, a glass-enclosed wine cellar, oversized glass balconies, and even a custom-designed glass bathtub by Ornare located upstairs.
Outside, the resort-style backyard featuring more than 100 feet of water frontage includes a swimming pool, hot tub, and outdoor kitchen and dining area. A separate outdoor structure reveals a massage room and bathroom to round out the resort-like experience.
Additional features include a four-car garage suite with electric lifts to maximize space, custom closets by Ornare, custom Boffi kitchen with double Subzero and Miele appliances, an acoustic architecture designed sound system, and Savant Smart Home system that allows you to control any aspect of the home’s technology from anywhere in the world.
The owners have recently listed the home for $22.5 M – making it one of the 30 most expensive homes on the market in Miami Beach.
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Ipe wood and white stucco were used for the home's exterior.
One of three reflecting ponds can be found at the front entrance along with a large waterfall giving this contemporary home a tropical modern feel.
The central design element of the home is a floating, grand elliptical staircase, utilizing steel, wood and curved a Starphire glass handrail, all under a stunning 300 square foot skylight.
The large glass-enclosed wine cellar separates the main living area from the formal dining room.
The open-concept kitchen boasts a large island and custom Boffi kitchen with double Subzero and Miele appliances.
Cerused Oak floors can be found throughout the residence.
A built-in saltwater aquarium brightens up the white walls of this living room.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow for views of the water from almost any room in the residence.
The formal dining room seats twelve and is located next to the wine cellar with views of the bay.
Lots of natural light shines through the 300 square foot skylight.
Oversized glass balconies allow for non-disruptive views of the water from the bedroom.
A custom-designed Ornare glass bathtub stands alone in the master bathroom.
This bathroom features an expansive glass-enclosed shower and unique concrete stamped wall.
The rear of the residence features a pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and dining area.
The pool in the backyard leads to the home's massage room - a separate structure located in the rear of the residence.