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Masterpiece villa in Gables Estates is a true tropical waterfront jewel

Nestled in the heart of the desirable Gables Estates community, this two-story masterpiece Mediterranean villa looks out over one of the widest and most striking bodies of water in this gated private neighborhood. Featuring seven bedrooms and seven baths, the stately home at 181 Leucadendra Drive, envisioned by famed architect Cesar Molina and offered at $17,900,000, artfully combines stunning architecture and design to create the ultimate South Florida residence.

With the possibility for an eighth bedroom, this estate covers more than 12,614 adjusted square feet and captures the essence — and the best — of a classic Mediterranean lifestyle. From the interior to the exterior, the airy floor plan has been carefully constructed to give easy access between rooms. Living spaces, enhanced by natural light and breathtaking panoramas, are spacious and ideal for entertaining.

Glittering marble floors stretch throughout the home and a dramatic entrance leads to the tastefully furnished central living room, accented by cathedral ceilings and windows with water vistas. The adjoining gourmet eat-in kitchen, characteristically adorned in classic brick, features a cooking island and is brimming with high-quality stainless steel appliances.

The bedrooms are spacious and unique in design, with the master being located upstairs. Adding to the allure of the home’s architectural details, the master bath has a stand-alone tub.

Throughout the estate, the detailed millwork and elegant finishes epitomize quality and elegance. From an extensive wine cellar to ideally positioned staff rooms, no aspect has been overlooked.

Outside, the placement of the entertainment areas offers easy access to the kitchen and service area, while the office/library area is ideally located for private access from the outside drive court. The breezy patios additionally provide comfortable spaces for lounging or enjoying the surrounding scenery, as does a wide balcony that stretches the length of the second floor. The in-ground swimming pool is enchanting and provides an up-close view of the adjacent waterway. For the convenience of residents, the home, positioned close to Biscayne Bay, features boat dockage. Additionally, there is a separate yet connected guest house, which provides the ultimate in privacy for guests.

Covering more than an acre and approximately 270 linear feet of waterfront, this estate welcomes the owning family into a professionally designed and furnished enclave of luxurious living, and the walled drive court understates the lifestyle that lies behind it.

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