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Only single-family home on famed Ocean Drive in 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. 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 room and six full and two half baths.

Though the lure of the beach and the 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 floors 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 most 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, well equipped for the casual or professional cook.

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/toilet 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. This relaxing area is just off the master bedroom and it's accessible through French doors. A television/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.

Casa Las Brisas is a true gem, gracefully combining a traditional exterior with an avant garde, custom interior. All inside woodwork 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.

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This phenomenal property is being offered at $10,900,000 and is exclusively marketed by The Jills, Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg, of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. They can be reached at 305-672-6300 or directly at 305-915-2556 or 305-788-5455.