Miami is known for over-the-top homes, but a select few still manage to stand out. Such is the case for Villa Venetian, a Miami Beach property (about $17 million) seemingly suspended over the bay. Designed by Choeff Levy Fischman architecture firm, the 7,961-square-foot estate seamlessly integrates into the scenery, making it difficult to tell where the bay ends and the home begins.
A spacious deck is equipped with sunbeds while a private boat dock and a swim ladder provide easy water access. But if the waterfront features hold an undeniable allure, the home’s rooftop amenities take the cake. A glass-wall infinity-edge pool with underwater speakers dominates the space and offers unparalleled views of downtown Miami and the city’s steady stream of cruise ships. The roof also features a hot tub, a grassy sunbathing area, and outdoor dining.
Indoors are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms and a resort-like living room that offers an open hearth fireplace and a full bar. The airy master bedroom features full-length windows overlooking the bay, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom with double sinks and a deep soaking tub. An Italian sauna and private theater further round out the list of amenities. A Savant Smart Home System—controlled remotely by integrated iPhones or iPads—monitors and adjusts amenities such as the home’s lighting, air conditioning, security system and cameras, entrance fountains and lights, and the pool lights and temperature. (villavenetian.com)