Known for its lush tree-lined boulevards, an affinity for Mediterranean Revival architectural style and historical landmarks such as the world-famous Biltmore Hotel and the Venetian Pool, the thoughtfully designed community of Coral Gables, Florida has more than earned its nickname The City Beautiful. It may be one of South Florida’s oldest cities, but Coral Gables remains one of the hottest places to live in North America – offering an enviable cosmopolitan lifestyle with trendy boutiques, a world-class epicurean scene, outstanding municipal services and an exciting international flair as home to many foreign consulates and multinational corporations. A beautiful life in “The City Beautiful” awaits in a stunning waterfront home in the exclusive guard-gated community of Gables Estates.
Welcome to 90 Leucadendra Dr – an astonishing contemporary mansion sitting on 255 feet of water frontage. This picture-perfect estate is a fantasy home for boat owners as it boasts a 160 foot situated on the widest part of the canal just a few seconds from the bay with direct ocean access. Dramatic light design, the fountains and blazing fire bowls flanking the spectacular negative edge swimming pool and multiple covered terraces and rooftop decks showcase the extraordinary level of luxury and design before a single step inside is taken. The meticulously designed outdoors of the property include a fully equipped poolside kitchen with a fabulous Teppanyaki table with room for plenty of guests to pull up a stool and be entertained as a teppan chef works the grill with an assortment of fresh local seafood.
The interior is modern sophistication exemplified. Appointed with furniture pieces that are lofty and luxurious, the soft neutral pallet is accentuated with architectural elements of espresso stained wood and pops of color delivered via fresh flowers and chromatic Venetian inspired glass fixtures. The game room is both elegant and inviting featuring a double-sided fireplace to create distinct yet open zones. A gleaming ebony grand piano lends an air of sophistication and the promise of beautiful live music waiting to fill the air.
With sliding glass walls opening up to the expansive outdoor terraces, there is plenty of room for fun and games from billiards to ping pong and more. An absolutely gorgeous wet bar completes the space with a chic-to-death coffee-colored marble countertop that matches the fireplace. On the back wall, an enormous window into the wine cellar creates unique and fun visual interest. A spacious living room on the 2nd floor also features a convenient mini-kitchen perfect entertaining and hosting.
Kitchens tend to be the hub of a home and the bright and sophisticated kitchen offers ample space to entertain friends and family while preparing meals. The contemporary fixtures and minimalist cabinetry make the inviting earthy color pallet feel fresh and current. An adjacent breakfast room overlooks the canal while the formal dining room features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lush shades of green in the garden.
The impressive master suite provides a private retreat for solitude and relaxation. Overlooking the water, the suite features its own spacious balcony from which to enjoy the bewitching views and dreamy weather in peace, whereas espresso-colored hardwood floors ground the otherwise light and airy space.
The master bath is a masterpiece in itself. Magnificent in size and spectacular in color, the bathroom is decked out in a glamorous gray and white marble with accents of the espresso wood furnishing used throughout the house. A double-sized whirlpool tub sits under a window facing the water while a mounted television hangs from the wall for entertainment while the jets massage targeted muscles, releasing stress for a totally relaxed body and mind. Another wow factor in the master bath is the cavernous double shower designed to lead directly out on a balcony.
This spectacular home delivers everything a discerning property hunter could dream of in a marvelously designed package. The modern, ultra-lux take on the Mediterranean Revival architectural style Coral Gables is renowned for makes this sprawling estate standout while feeling right at home. Additional amenities include a 14 seat state-of-the-art theater room with optic ceiling lighting, a spacious home gym flooded with energizing natural light and a home office. With 9 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and over 11,609 sqft of living space, this home is ideal for families and those who love to host.
Currently offered at $27,900,000, schedule a viewing to experience the magic for yourself by contacting Sotheby’s International Realty.