Single family home on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Sitting directly across from the beach is 5,430 square feet of hidden treasure — the only single-family home on famed Ocean Drive in South Beach. Behind a curtain of tropical foliage and meandering vines is Tuscan-colored Casa Las Brisas, a truly unique home with three bedrooms plus maid’s quarters, six full baths and two half baths.

Though the lure of the beach and high energy of South Beach permeate the surroundings, privacy has been incorporated into the property via exquisitely placed trellises, foliage and architecture. Yet, the natural surroundings remain in view.

Inside is a home bathed in natural light and bursting with architectural details and contemporary design: soaring ceilings enhanced by wood beams and Brazilian cherry flooring throughout provide warm and striking accents to the avant-garde ambiance; curved walls and ceilings, arched windows and custom mahogany structures imbue the interior with an intimacy not often evident in modern homes.

A large, open living room enriched with authentic mahogany is a welcoming and vibrant space.

Anchored by Saturnia flooring and custom cabinetry, the kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel Viking appliances and accessories. Adjacent to the kitchen is a formal dining room.

A gently curving staircase leads to the second level, much of which overlooks the living and dining rooms. The master bedroom combines clean lines with daring placement of a large spa tub in the main area. A small wall separates the bedroom from the wash/sink area, which is adorned with Italian glass tiles and mahogany, and a separate bidet/commode room. Just steps away is a rain shower and two large closets with custom cedar built-ins.

Overlooking Ocean Drive is a terrace with spa and sunning area, beautified with a vine and foliage-covered trellis. Just off the bedroom, it is easily accessible from the master bedroom through French doors. A TV/media room and a guest bedroom also occupy the second level.

Another stairway allows access to the upper levels. Topping off the home on the third level is a pool and large entertaining area, partially covered in sail-shaped material.

All inside woodwork in Casa Las Brisas is mahogany and the outdoor trellises are authentic greenheart wood from the Amazon. Roof tiles are handmade Venezuelan clay and the ventilation tiles surrounding the pool are Jamaican handmade clay. Even the three-car garage sports polished granite floors and is air-conditioned like a showroom.

This home is offered at $9,250,000.

For a private showing, please contact “The Jills,” Jill Eber or Jill Hertzberg, broker associates at the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Miami Beach office. They can be reached at either 305-672-6300 or on their mobile phones at 305-788-5455 and 305-915-2556.

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Miami Herald