A brilliant white concrete and glass modernist three bedroom house set in private gardens on a quiet residential street in the heart of Key Biscayne. Paintings, sculptures and objets d’art. A bright and airy vacation home.
Completely renovated five years ago and a new en-suite bathroom added in 2013. The house is in pristine condition. Recently decorated by top local interior designers. One of 6 houses featured on the Key Biscayne “Lifestyles in Paradise” House Tour in 2012.
Front garden surrounded by a low hedge has two large sculptures and a grove of palm trees. The white façade of the house is punctuated by a scarlet bougainvillea vine. The entrance way is a wall of glass and as one enters the house one looks straight through to the pool in the back garden.
Interior walls throughout the house are white and the floors highly polished white limestone. These serve as a canvas for European and Asian oil paintings and sculptures. The furniture is an eclectic mix of antiques and modernist designer furniture. The back wall of the living room is composed of sliding glass doors. Nearly every room has large glass doors leading out to the front or back gardens.
The dining room has an antique table and hand painted chairs that seat eight. A sliding glass door connects it to the covered outside eating and entertainment area. The kitchen was fully renovated five years ago and has all of the necessary appliances, including two ovens.
The master bedroom has a queen-size bed looking out glass doors to the pool and a bright sculpture. It has large closets and an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom number two is lined with bookcases and has an ensuite bathroom that looks out of a very large window onto a grove of palms and a sculpture in the front garden. Bedroom number three has two single beds in the form of a bunk bed and a third single trundle bed. The room has a long window looking out onto the grove of palms in the front garden, a closet, built in desk and bookcase, and an en-suite bathroom with an opaque glass door leading to the front garden.There is a fourth full bathroom in the hall.
A covered terrace in the back garden can be entered from the dining or living room. This area is decorated with large hanging Moroccan glass and metal lanterns and a ceiling fan and has a dining table that seats 8. Tucked around the corner is a barbecue. The back garden is surrounded by a fence and hedge and trees which are illuminated at night. The garden is dominated by a fifty foot swimming pool surrounded on two sides by large, colorful sculptures and two comfortable chaises longues for sun-bathing. in addition there is seating for 6 around a lemon tree facing the pool.
Cable TV in the living room and 1 bedroom.
The house is a 10 minute walk to the beach, restaurants, shops and Bill Baggs State Park.
We provide twice-weekly cleaning services, pool cleaning and high speed internet and cable service.
Because of the art and antique furniture the house is not suitable for young children.
Key Biscayne has a world-class tennis center, a State Park, a marina where you can charter a sailboat or fishing or water-skiiing boat, and golf cart and bicycle rentals, a public golf course with views of the Miami skyline, one of the top ten public beaches in the United States, and the Miami Seaquarium It is only 20 minutes away from Miami Beach, Cocoanut grove and Miami International Airport.
Keywords: 3 bedroom modernist, decorator designed, antique furniture and paintings, large pool, sculpture garden, quiet street, near beach
My wife and I are retired professors from Cambridge University in England. We spend the winters here in our house in Key Biscayne and spend the summers in France and England.
We decided to retire here because our son and his family live here and because Key Biscayne is a beautiful little seaside community where the beach and the shops are a five minute walk away.
When we retired in 2010 we wanted to create a light and airy house where we could be surrounded by the art and furniture that we had collected on our travels over the years. And so, with the help of an architect and interior designer, we totally transformed both inside and out, a Key Biscayne bungalow.
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