Architectural Gem is Lifestyle Superstar
Waterfront access, sea breezes and lush landscapes define the Miami Beach lifestyle. And the experience can best be savored in its iconic homes, such as this stately Mediterranean Revival nestled on historic Flamingo Drive. Designed by acclaimed architect Carlos Schoeppl, the 1936-built home is punctuated with oversized arched windows. High ceilings evoke the gracious living grand homes inspire and the light-filled interiors create a restful atmosphere. Schoeppl, of German and Austrian ancestry, studied at the famed Beaux Arts Academy in Paris and London’s Royal Academy. He translated classical style into modern iterations, and designed some of Miami’s and Miami Beach’s most notable homes. The seven-bedroom seven-and-a half bath home at 3681 Flamingo Drive preserves its original elements, but has been thoroughly updated with a modern, luxurious marble kitchen complete with the latest in high-end appliances. Other amenities include a media room, a modern master bath, designed with the last word in opulence, and walk-in closets with wardrobe-ready built-ins.One approaches the estate via a brick-paved circular entrance, with cypress tree sentinels echoing the home’s Mediterranean inspiration. Luxurious gardens compliment the architecture and encourage the inside-outside lifestyle for which Miami is known. Idyllic deep porches beckon one to venture into the verdant landscaping that adorns the 32,000 square foot property, and which includes high privacy hedges and fruit trees. A coral-stone waterfall, oversized swimming pool and spa will thrill water-lovers, who can bask or swim while enjoying views of the Intracoastal Waterway. A dock with boat lift means a spontaneous trip to sea can easily be arranged. The property includes a two-car garage and carport, plus detached guest suite, equipped with kitchenette, which welcomes a short-term guest or longer visit from family and friends.
The property is being offered at $13.9 million and can be seen by appointment. Contact: Nelson Gonzalez,P.A., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty, (305) 674-4000.
Designed by acclaimed architect Carlos Schoeppl