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Villa with a view: An art-deco mansion on Miami's beachfront

Set on a prime patch of Miami Beach waterfront, this art deco property offers the full package, says Sophia Wilson...

"This is my favourite house to show for sensory overload,” says Chad Carroll, of estate agent Douglas Elliman. “The colours leave everyone relaxed and enlightened and that’s what makes this house so special.” The property, 5050 North Bay Road, has 10 bedrooms split between the two-storey main home and a separate four-bedroom guest house. Built in 1936, the fully restored art deco estate’s heritage can be seen with geometrical architectural motifs, multiple grand archways and private courtyards.

The interior features a neutral palette punctuated with colours – light greens, dark blues and browns – inspired by the scenery outside the house. The main property also boasts a sweeping marble staircase, a spacious billiards room and a bright study with an ornate replace. “It’s completely updated so you don’t need to change anything,” adds Carroll.

The new owner will be able to spot their superyacht while paddling in the pool since the property has more than 40 metres of deep-water dockage. There is also an oversized jetty that can be used as an additional sunbathing and dining area, with stunning views across Biscayne Bay and the Downtown Miami skyline. Dotted with palm trees, its manicured gardens and brick courtyards create a feeling of intimacy despite the grand size of the estate.

North Bay Road is considered one of Miami Beach’s most affluent waterside communities and has been dubbed Millionaires’ Row. Multiple new mansions under construction, and Carroll expects the home to pique the interest of an owner who appreciates the history of the property while also enjoying its modern air.

The Lowdown

  • One Island Park Marina, Island Gardens Deep Harbour and Epic Marina are located within a five-nautical-mile radius.
  • The famous La Gorce Country Club is a short stroll away and the ultra-exclusive Fisher Island Club is easily accessible by tender.
  • The Beach Polo World Cup (25 to 28 April) will take place on the nearby sands of South Beach.

5050 North Bay Road, Miami Beach, Florida is for sale with Douglas Elliman for $16,490,000.

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