Architectural Splendor at Bal Harbour

This modern home was designed by award-winning architecture and design firm Choeff Levy Fischman, and the interior was designed by designer Deborah Wecselman. This 11,700 sq. ft. modern home has 100 ft. of water frontage, and unique to the area: a 1,433 sq. ft rooftop space that is solar-panel ready. This property was sold for $24M, which is the highest sale ever recorded in Bal Harbour, FL.

Once you are welcomed into the privacy gates, the main entrance boasts a stunning shell stone motor court with contrasting grass strips. A monumental Italian Travertine stone wall extends from the driveway to the backyard pool deck. South- American ipe wood conceals the 2-car garage and is again seen near floating steps that lead you over a Zen-like pond adjacent to a cascading water feature set on an Oolite stone backdrop. Keeping with the modern design, the architects created a cube-like second-story bedroom balcony made of ipe that floats above a reflecting pond adding a geometric effect to the residence.

The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom residence features an open concept floor plan with plenty of room for entertaining and floor-to-ceiling expansive sliding glass doors with curtain wall windows to complete the indoor-outdoor living experience. In true luxury style, the home is fully integrated with lighting controls, as well as audio-visual and drapery controls.

Downstairs you’ll find a media room, lounge, multipurpose room, office, large kitchen with custom wood cabinetry and marble countertops, and a hidden catering kitchen which also connects to two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. A large dining area and smaller casual dining can be found adjacent to the main kitchen featuring unobstructed views of the water. A third bathroom and powder room are also located on the first floor.

Upstairs, the master bedroom suite boasts two large terraces – one facing Biscayne Bay and another that opens up from the sprawling master bathroom with its own outdoor shower. The master bath is outfitted with a stand-alone tub, glass enclosed steam shower, dual vanities, and adjacent his and hers closets. A second upstairs bedroom also opens up to a private balcony overlooking the home’s infinity pool and the bay.

Unique to the area, the Bal Harbour home includes a 1,433 square foot rooftop space that is solar panel-ready. An ideal space for entertaining, it’s been designed to include an elevated wooden deck, a custom built-in bar with tropical wood finish, custom built-in seating and plenty of space for entertaining under the warm South Florida sun – but don’t worry, the roof also features a reflective white finish for diminished heat gain.

Outdoors, a partially covered terrace is made possible by extensive roof overhangs for minimal solar heat gain. A 50-foot infinity-edge lap pool with bright blue mosaic tile overflows into a reflective pond and connects to a smaller shallow splash pool. Lush landscape surrounds a covered terrace with firepit, reflecting ponds, floating stepping stones, and an outdoor dining area, with a full kitchen and a cabana bath.

The lot spans 20,101 sq.ft., and also features a large indoor gym, elevator, spiral staircase, and two-car garage. The property was listed on February 8, 2019 for $24,950,000 with Dina Goldentayer of Douglas Elliman. In less than five months on the market the property was sold to an undisclosed buyer for $24,000,000 represented by Sandra Debuire of Coldwell Banker. This represents the highest sale ever recorded in Bal Harbour, Florida for a single-family home. 182 Bal Bay Drive previously held the record when closed for $17,500,000 in 2013.