This $11 Million Miami Mansion Comes With a Bonkers Two-Story Pool and Roof Sail
This $ 10.9 million waterfront home on Miami Beach's exclusive, over-private Hibiscus Island was created for entertainment purposes, and perhaps this is no coincidence as its builder, John Turchin, was instrumental in creating the Miami club scene.
Turchin built the quirky house in 2003 with the idea of blending old world style with cutting edge features. Taking inspiration from Greek pools, he designed a double-decker pool and fountain with stone footbridges and moats connecting different parts of the property, as well as a spiral staircase that leads straight into the water. While there is ample space for party-goers on the pool deck, night owls can also enjoy the fun on the rooftop, where there is a captain's watchtower and huge, windmill-like boat sails for shade that fan out from the 50-foot tower. The pool overlooks Biscayne Bay, and the rooftop sight lines stretch to the Star and Palm Islands.
The eclectic interior of the 19,000 square foot home is based on traditions from the Keys, the Far East, the Wild West and Hollywood. Think beachy-kitschy, shell-shaped bathrooms decorated with embedded seashells, elk horn, and alligator leather bar stools on the kitchen island, and a lounge area with an Indonesian feel.
In addition to the headquarters with six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, the property also includes a guest house. The white walls and vaulted ceilings appear partly Greek, partly Moroccan in their motif and design. Covered loggias merge inside and outside and lead to a pool house. The listing also includes 150 feet of waterfront with a massive dock for a yacht where a captain's house is located, which is equipped with a bathroom and a kitchenette.
Turchin Construction has built more than 200 high-rise buildings in Miami over the years, particularly the Key Colony and Seacoast Towers. In the 1980s, John Turchin developed some of the chicest nightclubs of the era like Club Nu and the Institute to revitalize South Beach as a wealthy party destination and pave the way for the current scene.
The home is located at 24 S. Hibiscus Drive and is listed on the One Sotheby's International Realty waterfront team.
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