With 125 feet of de facto private beach, this residence perches just above the ocean, among the aquamarine blue, the iridescent sand, and the lusciously planted dunes. Living and entertaining areas extend all the way to the lapping waves of the Atlantic. Oppenheim’s bold, contemporary design merges indoor and outdoor worlds with massive, sliding glass walls and broad terraces on every level. A monumental four-story circular staircase leads to the roof deck, which features a Jacuzzi, fire pit, bar, and extraordinary views in every direction, including sunrises over the Atlantic and sunsets over the Miami skyline. At 19,000 square foot, this is a home designed for connecting with family, entertaining spectacularly, and living a life among art.
On the first floor, a massive family room connects to a huge but private gym and spa, an outdoor living room with a long bar, and the beachfront pool. This level also features a four-car garage and a whole-home generator. Movable glass walls create an uninterrupted vista that extends from the motor court to the ocean, and can be opened to funnel ocean breezes.
Two broad staircases lead from the front and rear to the main level on the second floor, where the magnificent living room extends the entire width of the property and can be completely opened with more sliding glass walls. There is a large study, as well as entertaining and catering kitchens. Two staff bedrooms are also on this level. Finally, a wide terrace encircles the entire floor.
There are five more bedrooms on the third floor, including a sublime master suite that fills half of the level and features massive closets as well as opulent his and her baths, each with their own wet room. The master suite has its own private, covered terrace directly on the ocean, while two large landscaped terraces on either side are accessible by the rest of the bedrooms. The entire floor is sharply angled to follow the movement of the sun and open up views in every direction. No detail has been overlooked; hand-selected materials sourced from Italy include reclaimed bleached oak and travertine limestone found in a mountain outside Verona.
“I always wanted to do a beach house in Miami. After 25 years of building luxurious bespoke homes, I finally had my chance to build a really special dream house on the ocean,” says Shlomy Alexander, the developer of the property. “I love Golden Beach. Sure, you can watch the sunrise from the beach, which spectacular, but this house is high enough that it views the sunset too. Show me anywhere else in Miami you can build a house that captures the sunset over the beautiful city!"
This is the level of attention to detail shown throughout, which can also be seen in the materials used, like hand-selected, reclaimed bleached oak, and a specific kind of travertine found only in a mountain outside the Italian city of Verona. The treatment of the estate’s grounds, by preeminent South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles, was also a prime consideration. Native trees and shrubbery create a sustainable and lush setting for Oppenheim’s design, while the discrete exterior lighting complements the house without upsetting the natural cycles of the sea. Located on one of the largest lots in Golden Beach, at 35,000 square feet, construction of this turnkey residence is slated to begin construction in September 2019, with completion in 24 months.
401 Ocean Blvd
“I always wanted to do a beach house in Miami. After 25 years of building luxurious bespoke homes, I finally had my chance to build a really special dream house on the ocean."
Living and entertaining areas extend all the way to the Atlantic
Extraordinary views in every direction
Four-story circular staircase
Construction begins September 2019,
to be completed in 24 months