This 8,390-square-foot estate is for those seeking a palace that’s totally secluded and hidden from view. Perched high on Rock Ridge, with an entrance on Calusa Street and a more formal entry up the hill through gated Bayshore View Villas, this six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath estate has a rooftop terrace providing views of the bay, Key Biscayne and the harbor at Rock Reef Yacht Club.
The formal entry is an 18-by-17-foot sitting room leading to a breathtaking 29-by-52-foot ballroom with a fireplace and with French doors — under regal arched windows — that lead to the interior courtyard and pool.
The centerpiece of the first floor, the commercial kitchen, has every conceivable appliance, including a restaurant grill, ice machine and eight-burner Thermadore gas range. Its center island with seating invites friendly conversation while the chef’s at work.
Leading off the kitchen is the pantry, a great room, exercise room, dining room and a room-size foyer entry from the interior courtyard. A 21-by-20-foot family room with an octagonal volume ceiling and complete guest quarters finish off the first floor footprint.
The master bedroom, with a large sitting room and fireplace, holds court on the second floor. Balconies run the full length of the second floor on both lengths of the home. The master bath has his-and-her prep areas and showers; his has steam. There are two other bedrooms on the second floor.
The side of the home opposite the courtyard and pool is a haven for family fun. Combining two separate plats into 26,726-square-foot grounds, more than $500,000 was invested to create Fairchild-like gardens and family play areas.
A gas-fed fire pit area for nighttime reminiscing, a basketball court to work off steam and a sandy beach for volleyball or just barefoot strolling have been developed as diversions, as a part of, but never encroaching on, one of the most beautiful specimen gardens in Coconut Grove.
The estate is offered at $2,750,000. MLS# M1305237.
This property is exclusively marketed by Sylvia Cherry, PA, and Gary Hecht, PA, — The Cherry Group — of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. They can be reached at 305-607-8360. See floor plans and photos at www.CherryMiamiHomes.com.