A sophisticated French flare is emulated at this Hibiscus Island estate, one of the many homes in Miami once owned by the infamous Al Capone. Due to this notable historic significance, property taxes for this home have been adjusted accordingly.
Ideally located for waterfront luxury living, the pie-shaped lot includes 80’ of open bay frontage. The estate incorporates 2,912 sq. ft. of interior room which encompasses a 3 bedroom, 2 bath main house, and a separate 3 bedroom, 2 bath guest house, combined with a 2 car garage. Both structures are constructed of classic stucco.
Sure to be appreciated by the historic preservation connoisseur, this estate, built in 1926, has been carefully restored. The main house, a cottage, boasts a hip and gable roof configuration, thus allowing extraordinary ceiling heights. In the foyer and living room, an open plan, a sloped wood beam ceiling, masonry fireplace, and a 2nd story balcony overlooking this charming space is featured. Additional interior highlights include solid oak floors and rich ceramic floor tile, lath and plaster wall finish, upgraded stainless appliances in the kitchen, and stunning round-top windows measuring more than 7’ in height overlooking Biscayne Bay. The master suite, situated on the 2nd floor, includes a full bath with vintage fixtures, an adjacent dressing room which may also accommodate needed office space, and views to the gardens below.
The exterior grounds are lush and full grown, highlighting native palms and flowering trees. The entrance is gated, with the guest house neatly situated on the north side of the property, thus offering the main house a unique garden- courtyard steps from the front door. The rear exterior terrace and grounds overlook southern views of the Port of Miami, western views of Downtown and Biscayne Bay, while Star Island and the famed South Beach district are seen to the east. Dine al fresco and watch the as the Miami cruise ships deport on the property’s oversized wood dock, where a marine vessel of up to 75’ may reside.
Experience spectacular sunset views, Old World architecture, and European splendor in this Miami Beach estate. Enjoy the neighboring conveniences of the Miami Airport, Downtown, 5-Star restaurants and shopping districts, and the new Miami performing arts center, just minutes away.