Situated on Miami Beach's Di Lido Island, Choeff Levy Fischman designed one of its newest luxury Tropical Modern residences with a rare post-tension structural system. Normally found in high-rise developments, the architectural method eliminates the use of structural beams and allows for maximized ceiling heights on both levels and unobstructed views from the rear. The residence also features a unique 12-foot Vitrocsa Invisible Wall System throughout the main floor that allows for sweeping views of Biscayne Bay.
As one approaches the main entrance of the waterfront home, a grand 11-foot Cumaru-cladded pivot door with an expansive glass panel offers you a glimpse into the interior and out to the bay. The home's post-tension architecture becomes evident once inside the 63-foot wide living room that boasts European White Oak floors and overlooks the double-sided infinity-edge pool and pristine bay waters.
Juxtaposed to the main living area, a state-of-the-art kitchen boasts Boffi appliances, and custom Brazilian Teak wood ceilings that also spread across the foyer, powder room, office, and downstairs bedrooms. Board-formed concrete flows from the outdoors, inside with columns that add a bit more warmth and texture to the modern residence as well. An auxiliary kitchen can be found behind the central kitchen perfect for discreet meal prepping. Additionally, there are two bedrooms located downstairs. One opens up to a shaded outdoor yoga deck, another offers a frameless frosted glass wall for privacy, and also allows for unobstructed views of the water.
The residence's second floor houses five of the seven bedrooms. A corridor with custom Walnut paneling hides the bedrooms, each with 10-foot Walnut pivot doors and its own ensuite bathroom. The bathrooms come equipped with Vola fixtures, backlit mirrors, and additional Walnut millwork. Exotic stone covers the countertops, walls, and floors. The master bath features a freeform floating tub by Waterworks, double sinks, and a large glass-encased shower with rainfall water head. All closets are custom Ornare with Walnut paneling. The master closet includes a large custom island with stone countertop and additional storage.
Choeff Levy Fischman's signature Tropical Modern style shines through with the repetitive use of board-formed concrete, wood, and exotic stone both indoors and outdoors. Outside, the infinity-edge lap pool and spa feature a rainwater re-harvesting system. A nearby an outdoor kitchen and bar provide the perfect setting for outdoor entertaining. The home sits on 106 feet of water frontage with a newly renovated dock and raised seawall.
The seven-bedroom, seven and a half bath smart-home features furnishings by Artefacto, a Lutron home automation system, Trufig flush controls throughout, and an 80Kw generator, and a three-car garage suite concealed by board-formed concrete and Cumaru. It totals 7,828 square feet on a 14,224 square foot lot.
Photography: Brian Sokolowski