The Miami Herald

Reminiscent of a French country villa, this regal Miami Beach waterfront estate is situated on two acres within the extremely private island of Indian Creek Village, one of South Florida’s most prestigious residential enclaves. Priced at $45 million, 12 Indian Creek Drive features seven bedrooms, 11 and three half baths and sweeping views of Biscayne Bay.

The palm tree-lined entrance to the two-story home is framed by a tiered fountain and stately columns. Fine details and artful craftsmanship are evident throughout the interior, accented by vaulted ceilings, elegant moldings and Saturnia marble floors. The formal living room has a fireplace and a fully equipped bar, while the dining room, accented with a gilded tray ceiling and antique chandelier, is ideal for hosting formal gatherings. Natural stone floors and an island accent the stunning kitchen, which has been outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances.

Further reflective of the home’s distinct architectural style is a two-story library with an ornate spiral staircase; a powder room, uniquely designed with indigo and gilt walls; a Moroccan wine room plus gym, game and yoga rooms; and a luxurious 10-seat, high-tech home theater. Bedrooms are sizeable and have walk-in closets and private balconies, while the master suite offers maple wood floors and an elegant his-and-hers bath.

Outside, wide vistas of the water can be enjoyed from the covered terrace or infinity-edge pool. The adjoining cabana house has a summer kitchen, an elegant sitting area and a massage room. Adding to its multitude of conveniences, the estate, which features 200 feet of waterfront, has an elevator and a seven-car garage, and is minutes from Bal Harbour Shops, Lincoln Road and South Beach.

For more information, contact Nelson Gonzalez at 305-674-4040 or visit

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