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Property of the Week: This stunning waterfront property features a curated selection of Italian and European antiques.
By Sophie Killip | March 25 2021
A one-of-a-kind property designed by famed architect Achille Salvagni is now on the market with Douglas Elliman. With almost 8,000 sq ft of living space, the private estate is situated on Lakeview Drive, in one of Miami Beach’s most exclusive communities. One of the biggest draws of the property is its proximity to Surprise Lake – in fact, the property has over 100 ft of direct access to the waterfront.
A 90 ft infinity pool, private boat deck and cabana can be found on the property’s grounds. The single-family home is available fully furnished; inside, it boasts seven bedrooms, a grand double-height living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and an expansive kitchen with space for casual dining. As well as the living spaces, two of the bedroom suites, a steam room and the garage are located on the first floor.
The second floor is reached by climbing a statement bronze staircase and leads to four generous bedrooms and the master suite. Each bedroom has been designed to be as luxurious as possible, featuring the highest quality materials and handcrafted fixtures and furniture. The master suite includes a full bathroom suite, custom walk-in closets made by expert craftspeople and a private deck.
Due to current travel restrictions, Salvagni oversaw the design for the Lakeview Drive property from his home in Rome – often working throughout the night to coincide with Miami’s time zone. Despite these challenges, he directed the entirety of the interior installation including placement of cabinetry, fabrics used and the dressing of furniture and artworks.
Arguably a work of art itself, the property features a curated selection of Italian and European antiques, including prized furniture from the 20th century. Salvagni also typically opts for natural materials and finishes for his projects, which stand the test of time without requiring energy-heavy processes to be created. The Italian designer also seeks out local crafts and tradespeople to work with in order to soften the project’s impact on the environment and to invest in the local economy.
Discussing the project, Salvagni said: “I have found that when designing for today’s more eco-sensitive collector they really have a desire to buy well and buy once. They see the investment value in collectible design and are seeking out pieces that will stand the test of time. Whether they are pieces we have created for them or great 20th century design and antiques sourced from auction houses and top dealers, they are carefully considering the craftsmanship and overall quality of the pieces.”
From $21,000,000. Visit elliman.com for full details.