Shortly after listing the record-breaking La Palais Royal, which at $139 million is the most expensive property in the United States, award-winning Realtor William Pierce once again proves that he is the premier source of some of the world’s most opulent residences.
His latest groundbreaking listing is the $65 million La Brisa, a lavish Mediterranean-style estate located on 3551 Main Highway, in the heart of Miami in Coconut Grove. Situated on an enormous lot of 6.9 acres – an unprecedented amount of space in this historic community – the grand residence is secluded from street view and offers the ultimate paradise enclave. Established in 1886 and unaltered since, the home itself dates back to the 1920s, the first golden age in Miami luxury real estate.
As you walk through the elegant gates and across the well-manicured lawn, you feel as if you traveling back to Miami’s pristine early years. Lavish landscaping abounds, characterized by mature trees like royal palms, royal poincianas, mahogany, banyans, oak and gumbo limbo, some of which are nearly as old as the house itself.
Featuring views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, La Brisa is nestled amid lush tropical landscaping and mature foliage, offering a tranquil and picturesque sanctuary. In addition to 207 feet of prime waterfront, Le Brisa is bordered to its north by a pristine 536-foot long canal, which includes a boat slip able to accommodate 70-foot yacht, and direct ocean access.
Sitting atop an ancient coral reef that is 23 feet above sea level, the mansion has a total of 17,141 square feet of living space, including 3,338 square feet of terraces and covered porches. It has 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 3 half-bathrooms, including a two-bedroom, Key West-style guest cottage.
Among La Brisa’s many distinct architectural details are a multi-colored tile roof, original woodwork on the upper-floor galleries, exquisitely restored keystones above the entryways, arched doors and windows, and several wrought-iron and wood balconies. The large swimming pool and sunken fire pit are surrounded by a coral patio capable of hosting 250 people, making this an ideal choice for active socialites.
La Brisa’s breathtaking beauty and elegance reflects the influence of Kiehnel and Elliott, one of the most iconic architectural firms in early 20th century South Florida. Their make can be seen on such signature period buildings as El Jardin (now the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart), the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Bryan Memorial Methodist Church (now Bet-Ovadia Chabad of the Grove), and Miami Senior High School.
Indeed, aside from its unparalleled opulence, La Brisa boasts a storied and unique history, going back to when Coconut Grove was first settled in the late 19th century. The land was once owned by Kirk and Mary Barr Munro, who played a key part in developing the area into a viable and culturally rich community.
In fact, it is said to have been a box of Florida orange blossoms from their property that convinced industrialist Henry Flagler to bring his railroad to Miami – thus changing the city’s history forever.
Owning this masterpiece entails being part of history in more ways than one. La Brisa stands out in every conceivable way, from its lavish amenities and sheer size, to its colorful past and supreme location in beautiful Coconut Grove.
William Pierce is proud to be listing such a magnificent property, and is eager to provide more information to any distinguished buyer interested in learning more. Contact him at 954-648-3131 for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.