Mr. Faena’s vision was that of modern reincarnation: to capture the spirit of the natural landscape, and design a residence inherently shaped by a sense of place in its circa-1910 Spanish-style Miami Beach environment. Villa Crono has been restored its old-world splendor: an 8,296 SF+/- eclectic jewel that affords 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, intracoastal views from nearly every room, a dock on the water and a host of exceptional amenities.
Exquisite, tastefully-sculpted landscape perfectly elevates the home and enhances its beauty with a 200-year-old banyan tree that greets guests upon entry. Lush foliage, native plantings, sculptural paths, expansive manicured lawn, and tall arched entry portal exemplify the grandeur of the property. Continuing towards the main property on the wide brick drive past the guest house, one is greeted by a formal courtyard with a synchronized water feature.
Enter the residence into the grand salon with open-beamed, hand-painted wood ceilings; Tall arched doorways open out to the pool area with views of the Intracoastal. A masterwork of beauty and functionality, you can choose to entertain in the grand salon under the 19th century Spanish chandeliers or adjacent formal dining room and second living room. The main floor includes an additional living and media room space, gourmet chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry.
The master suite features direct ocean views from a private balcony, an opulent bathroom and a custom walk in closet designed by Mr. Faena himself. The deluxe master spa bathroom provides dual vanities and water closets, an oversized shower, and impeccable details such as gold-plated fixtures and a Louis XV mirror, reminiscent of a European maison.
Gatherings can be held indoors or outdoors by the fabulous 60-foot water-side lap pool and breathtaking views in the evenings as one sees the waterway and the towering hotels on the horizon. Deep water dockage with direct ocean access and no fixed bridges compliment this beautiful estate.
The residence showcases a unique array of Spanish colonial accents and pieces that Mr. Faena has selected; the home has been custom painted by a color created by Mr. Faena himself.
The property includes a separate caretakers/guest cottage with a living room, full kitchen, and dining area.
Villa Crono by Alan Faena
A one-of-a-kind residence at the intersection of elegance
and eclectic style.