On The Cover: ‘A Fun Place to Be’
The most expensive listing in Miami history, this $60 million personal home resort is ultra-luxurious with an award-winning design.By Ken Weingartner
When Felix Cohen and Shlomi Alexander were in the process of developing their award-winning Indian Creek Island estate near Miami Beach, the goal was to expand upon the idea of a luxury vacation home resort. With 30,000 square feet of living space spread through multiple pavilions, the recently completed project fulfills their aspirations.
“The concept is to have more like your own private resort,” Cohen says. “This is not a typical vacation mansion. We call it ultra-luxury for the new century. Everyone says they’ve never seen anything like it. The concept is so new and the architecture is so special.”
Listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg, better known as “The Jills,” the $60 million personal home resort features 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, five kitchens, two swimming pools, a rooftop terrace with a sky bar, and a waterfront gym. There is a 200-foot private beach with imported sand and a dock that can accommodate a large vessel.
The master suite is nearly 3,000 square feet and includes a morning kitchen; sitting area; sleeping area; panic room; a grand bath with his-and-hers, out-of-this-world, one-of-a-kind walk-in closets; and a private terrace overlooking the 100-foot resort pool and Biscayne Bay.
“Everything was custom designed specifically for the house with a very special touch,” Cohen says. “Every room of the house is covered with limestone, outside and inside. This gives a very strong feeling; it’s very powerful and very moving at the same time because the limestone color is very soft and complements the mahogany wood throughout the floor to ceiling window and door systems.”
Even the seven-car garage is special, featuring air conditioning, two big-screen TVs and a full sound system.
“It is toys and cars,” Cohen says. “It is a fun place to be.”
The main pavilion’s courtyard features vertical gardens comprised of some 14,000 plants. Waterways run through the property and connect the pavilions.
“It feels like the whole house is floating on water,” Cohen says. “You really feel like you’re in another world. You never want to leave. Having the different pavilions, you can be alone in the house, or you can be with 50 people and you still get a very comfortable feeling,” Cohen says. “It’s never overpowering.”
The home was designed by Rene Gonzalez, who received an Excellence in Architecture Merit Award for the project from the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, in addition to being named Firm of the Year. Cohen says the estate, which sits on 2 acres, is the most expensive listing in Miami history.
Property Size 2 acres
Architectural Style Contemporary
When Built 2010
Number of Rooms 24
Number of Bedrooms 10
Number of Bathrooms 14
Distinctive Features Living spaces spread throughout multiple pavilions, large windows, waterways, gardens and a private beach create the feel of a resort that takes advantage of one of Florida’s best qualities — the weather. The home is located on an exclusive island with just 32 waterfront estates.
This Home is Offered for $60 Million by
Concentrating their efforts on high-end residential Miami properties and the finest communities, Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg have established an impressive resume selling luxury real estate. Their clients and colleagues recognize them as “The Jills,” whose combined experience and knowledge of Miami real estate and Miami Beach real estate have resulted in record-breaking sales.
Jill Eber & Jill Hertzberg
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
EBER: 305.915.2556 / HERTZBERG: 305.788.5455
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