The ultimate subtropical modern oasis, this museum-quality residence was created in 2016 by award-winning architect Chad Oppenheim in the Village of Bal Harbour.

The waterfront estate was masterfully designed to seamlessly blur the lines of indoor-outdoor living with over 13,500 square feet of interior space that merge into captivating outdoor areas perfect for entertaining and enjoying life. The house has eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and one half bath. A decadent and private 2,000 square-foot master suite provides a serene oasis, featuring ‘his’ and ‘her’ sides; Endless natural light streams into the skylights of a stunning second-floor art gallery space. On the roof, a spectacular ‘sky bar’ roof deck features a jacuzzi, bar, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and lounge beds.

The property includes unique design such as Roman Travertine and Belgian Oak throughout. The lush grounds were designed as an Arcadian paradise by landscape designer Fernando Wong. A 75’ X 17’ infinity-edge glass pool, which is the largest in Miami, sits along the waterfront, adjacent to the private dock. Experience spectacular water and sunset views from the home’s unique vantage point just 300 yards from one of only two inlets in Miami Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets Biscayne Bay. Inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House, the residence provides more than a sense of belonging to its surroundings. Beautiful outdoor sculptural gardens serve as an essential element of the architectural design providing a sense of openness within the space. Neutral and neutral woods and stone create an understated sophistication that complements the color scheme of the internationally acclaimed Bal Harbour Village.

The home has “the key attributes of human luxury in architecture and design are the proportions to space and the quality of raw materials; succinctly differentiating it from a house that is lived-in to a home that moves with the way you live.” Retractable glass walls bring Japanese courtyards with koi ponds into the center of the house, embodying a new sense of walking on earth and touching the clouds.

252 Bal Bay Drive was built by developer Shlomy Alexander, with the intention of raising the bar on contemporary residential architecture in Miami. Mr. Alexander also built 3 Indian Creek Drive, which broke the record for the most expensive home to sell in Miami on two occasions.

  • Address:

    252 Bal Bay Drive, Bal Harbour

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Community Highlights

  • One of the most private and secure communities in Miami

Property Overview

13,500+/- Interior Square Feet

8 Bedrooms

9.5 Bathrooms

"Outdoor sculptural gardens serve as the rudiment to the architectural composition of openness within the space and neutral woods and stone create an understated sophistication that complements the color scheme of the internationally acclaimed village."

Design & Construction Features

ARCHITECT: Chad Oppenheim

Residential Highlights

300 yards from one of two inlets in Miami where the ocean meets the bay