How often does every facet of an estate and its surroundings offer a resort-style experience in a world-class location? No other waterfront community in Miami boasts the exclusivity of just 18 estate homes surrounded by mature landscaping and native vegetation, on private streets secured by a guard-gated entrance. You may not heard of Journey's End, because only a privileged few can call this oasis home, but this is the ideal setting for the family who has exacting standards of excellence with no need to compromise.
The drive to the estate over a small bridge flanked by one of the largest banyan trees you've ever seen is inspiring and leads one to dream of what is behind the handsome entry. As the front doors open, a foyer with a grand chandelier and 28-foot ceilings opens to a formal living room with 30-foot tall ceilings and the first glimpse of the impeccable backyard.
Once outside, the perfectly manicured gardens permeate the scenery, and are complemented by a babbling brook, a resort-style pool with a waterfall bridge, a sophisticated cabana with gourmet summer kitchen, bathroom and oversized spa, and private lawn, all of which are bordered by a tropical canal that leads to Biscayne Bay. Truly, the feeling that you are strolling the grounds of your own five-star resort is inescapable. While the canal does not support a large vessel, the estate comes with a deeded boat slip allowing up to a 60-foot yacht.
While the residence is large, the floor plan is well-designed and allows the beautiful surroundings of nature to infuse the indoor spaces with light and beautiful views. A kitchen that opens to an informal dining room and family room allows a large family to be together in comfort. For elegant dinner parties, the residence offers a second, formal dining room. A sun room off of the living room offers the broadest views of the backyard. Two downstairs wet bars, including one in a library lounge offers plenty of variety for entertaining. Across the hall from the library lounge is a home cinema. Take the elevator or the stairs to the second floor where a split plan finds the master suite set away from the other bedrooms. A massive master suite offers a comfy sitting area, huge dual custom closets, and a great bathroom with his and her wings. The master suite also flows through from the front to the rear of the property with large private terraces on each side from which to appreciate all angles of the beautiful setting.
The balance of the upstairs bedrooms are all large and share access to an upstairs den/study/media room. Each bedroom has access to a well-apportioned balcony. A second staircase leads from the guest bedrooms directly to the laundry facilities and billiards room downstairs. A separate third-story loft is an ideal space for air-conditioned storage or even an office.
The beauty of this estate is not just skin deep. The finishes and amenities offered are truly world-class. Special features include an 80 kw generator with two buried 1,000 gallon propane tanks, mosquito misting system, Venetian plastered walls throughout most of the interior, and a chef's kitchen. The Resort, your resort, awaits.
Listing Courtesy of : ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
By: Ben Moss
Estate Agent | ONE Sotheby's International Realty
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