Jill Eber, Jill Hertzberg, Felise Eber, and Fabio Lopes of The Jills Zeder Group present an extraordinary waterfront masterpiece located at 37 Star Island Drive. Nestled within the prestigious and exclusive Star Island community in Miami Beach, this exceptional property is now available for the discerning buyer, with an asking price of $37.5 million. Its current owner is none other than Yale R. Brown, a distinguished figure in the business world as the president of IMS Ventures and the managing partner of Columbus Ventures.
Nestled within its meticulously maintained 40,000-square-foot grounds, this extraordinary residence spans an impressive 12,374 square feet, offering a generous living space that is truly unparalleled. Its coveted location on a prestigious lot grants it an awe-inspiring 100 feet of water frontage, providing breathtaking vistas of the stunning Biscayne Bay. Moreover, this exclusive property offers direct bay and ocean access, ensuring a seamless connection with Miami’s vibrant coastal lifestyle.
Designed with a discerning eye for elegance, the home features a harmonious blend of tasteful aesthetics and impeccable craftsmanship. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be captivated by the seamless integration of linear architectural details, lending an air of sophistication to every corner of this remarkable residence. Custom millwork and the masterful use of rich woods create an ambiance of timeless luxury, further enhanced by exquisite octagon-shaped ceiling accents adorned with custom lighting.
The entrance through the security gate opens up to a magnificent stone-paved driveway that stretches ahead, bordered by majestic royal palm trees and vibrant gardens. A graceful water feature, adorned with fountains, gracefully runs alongside the driveway, leading to the front door.
The estate features six bedrooms plus a beautiful office space, eight full bathrooms and one-half bathroom.
Step inside this remarkable entry foyer, where your eyes are immediately drawn upwards to the awe-inspiring 30-foot ceilings adorned with a captivating rotunda ceiling accent. The surrounding glass walls gracefully enclose the foyer, seemingly inviting the outside water feature into the very heart of the home. A meticulously crafted, hand-carved mahogany-travertine staircase gracefully winds its way up to a second-floor landing and seating area, offering a breathtaking view overlooking the living room below and providing direct sightlines to the pool and bay.
The expansive formal living room, with its soaring 30-foot ceilings, is a sight to behold. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the space in an abundance of natural light, while a custom-built fireplace embellished with mahogany and burled wood accents adds an air of sophistication. This room also provides direct access to a covered terrace, where one can admire the picturesque views of the pool and bay.
For the culinary enthusiasts, the chef’s kitchen is a true delight. It boasts exquisite granite countertops, a central cooking and prep center island, and top-of-the-line appliances that make meal preparation a breeze. A generously sized food pantry ensures ample storage space for all your culinary needs. Adjacent to the kitchen, you’ll find a spacious butler’s pantry, a separate breakfast room, and a grand private dining room, each thoughtfully designed to enhance your dining experiences.
The first floor of this magnificent residence offers an array of impressive features. It includes an expansive entertainment/media room, a sophisticated office den with rich mahogany paneled walls and exquisite custom millwork, convenient staff quarters with a full bathroom, and a fully equipped laundry room. The property also benefits from three-phase power and provisions for a back stairwell and elevator shaft, allowing for the potential addition of an interior elevator.
The principal suite on the first floor is truly spacious and luxurious. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking bay views and provide direct access to the pool deck. The suite is equipped with remote-controlled blackout/hurricane shutters for added convenience. Inside, you’ll find a midnight wet bar and expansive dual walk-in closets complete with custom built-ins for optimal organization and storage.
The gentlemen’s bathroom in the suite features elegant travertine marble floors, a beautiful mahogany wood vanity, and a large shared walk-in rain shower with steam access from either side. On the other hand, the ladies’ bathroom boasts stunning slab marble floors, a bird’s eye maple vanity with an inset mirror and lighting, a mirrored ceiling, and a luxurious Jacuzzi sunken spa tub.
The second floor of the property features four spacious guest suites, each equipped with a full en-suite bathroom, high ceilings, walk-in closets, and oversized “Plaza Deck” terraces. Two of the suites face east, offering scenic views of the pool deck, the bay, and South Beach, while the other two face west, providing views of the front of the house and Downtown Miami.
Outside, the property offers several impressive features. There is a large covered terrace with al fresco dining tables that leads to the pool area. The pool itself is heated and equipped with an automated cleaning system. Adjacent to the pool, you’ll find a covered summer kitchen/bar with a TV, sink, and BBQ, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The outdoor space also includes a fountain, Jacuzzi, lush palms, tropical flowers, plants, and a Japanese Zen garden. Additionally, there is a full cabana bathroom conveniently located next to the pool.
Boasting a private 40-foot dock, the property provides an electric and water pedestal for accommodating a large vessel. Other notable features of the home include a SOPREMA roof, a 2-car air-conditioned garage with stain-resistant rubberized coated flooring and workshop space, and additional parking at the front of the house for multiple cars. The entire home can be powered by an industrial 45-kilowatt natural gas generator.
Situated in a prime location, the estate is just minutes away from South Beach, renowned dining and shopping destinations, downtown Miami, cultural and sports venues, the Design District, Wynwood, and Miami International Airport. Star Island, an ultra-private gated community, is home to approximately 30 exclusive residences, making it one of Miami’s most coveted neighborhoods.
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