A waterfront Bal Harbour home at 224 Bal Bay Drive has just come to market for $24.95 million with Douglas Elliman’s Dina Goldentayer. Designed by award-winning architects, Choeff Levy Fischman, with interiors by designer Deborah Wecselman, the 11,700 sq ft modern home has 100 ft. of water frontage and unique to the area, a 1,433 sq. ft rooftop space that is solar-panel ready.
The privacy gates reveal the main entrance which is garnished with a beautiful shell stone motor court with contrasting grass strips. A monumental Italian Travertine stone wall extends from the driveway to the backyard pool deck. There is South-American Ipe wood that hides the 2-car garage and a pond adjacent to a cascading water feature set on an Oolite stone backdrop. A cube-like second-story bedroom balcony made of Ipe floats above a reflecting pond adding a geometric effect the residence.
The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom Bal Harbour residence boasts an open concept floor plan. Floor-to-ceiling expansive sliding glass doors with curtain wall windows help to create the indoor-outdoor living experience. The home is fully integrated with lighting controls, as well as audio-visual and drapery controls.
Downstairs you’ll find a media room, lounge, multi-purpose room, office, large kitchen with custom wood cabinetry and marble countertops, and a hidden catering kitchen which also connects to two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. A large dining area and smaller casual dining can be found adjacent to the main kitchen featuring unobstructed views of the water. A third bathroom and powder room are also located on the first floor.
The master bedroom suite upstairs features two large terraces – one facing Biscayne Bay and another that opens up from the sprawling master bathroom with its own outdoor shower. The master bath comes complete with a stand-alone tub, glass enclosed steam shower, dual vanities and adjacent his and hers closets. A second upstairs bedroom also opens up to a private balcony overlooking the home’s infinity pool and the bay.
The Bal Harbour home is the only residence in the area to feature a 1,433 square foot rooftop space that is solar panel-ready. An ideal space for entertaining, it’s been designed to include an elevated wooden deck, a custom built-in bar with tropical wood finish, custom built-in seating and plenty of space for entertaining. The roof also features a reflective white finish for diminished heat gain.
Outdoors, a partially covered terrace is made possible by extensive roof overhangs for minimal solar heat gain. A 50-foot infinity-edge lap pool with bright blue mosaic tile overflows into a reflective pond and connects to a smaller shallow splash pool. Lush landscape surrounds a covered terrace with firepit, reflecting ponds, floating stepping stones, and an outdoor dining area, with full kitchen and a cabana bath. The lot spans 20, 101 square-feet, and also features a large indoor gym, elevator, spiral staircase, and two-car garage.