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JUST LISTED at $2,950,000 | Luxury townhome in the private waterfront community, Aqua on Allison Island in Miami Beach. Exclusively listed with top producer Nelson Gonzalez at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty. Contact 305-674-4040.

217 Aqua Terrace TH #217, Miami Beach, Florida | 4-Story Townhome with 3 Private Decks, 3 Bedrooms + Den/Staff Room + Office/Convertible Bedroom | 5 Bathrooms + 1 Powder Room

Rare find! South facing, 4-story waterfront townhouse designed by award-winning architect Alexander Gorlin and decorated by Rene Gonzalez. This luxury home features a unique floor plan with a second-floor living room, third-floor master suite, and a fourth floor office/convertible bedroom - all offering unobstructed views of the Indian Creek waterway and Collins Avenue skyline. In addition, the townhome has 3 large decks with beautiful landscape, two of them waterfront and one Zen-like and equipped with an outdoor shower – the ideal spot for yoga and meditation. In the middle of the townhome, a one-of-a-kind, lush interior courtyard with Indonesian pebbles wall is stretching from the first floor to the third floor, while its glass wall facing the interior of the townhome acting as a skylight and allowing views of the lush courtyard. Situated on the first floor are two guest bedrooms and a den/staff room - all with en-suite baths and large closets. The second floor offers a split-floor plan featuring a waterfront living room and formal dining sited between one of the waterfront decks, and a large and bright chef’s kitchen with a family room, breakfast area, and half bath on the back side. The master suite is situated on the third floor, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls offering incredible water views. Large built-in closets and a master bath with double sinks and a whirlpool tub complete the master suite. Situated on this floor is the private Zen deck with an outdoor shower. On the fourth floor, a large waterfront office with a full bathroom that can easily be converted into a fifth bedroom is complimented with the roof deck - ideal for enjoying the serene water views and stunning sunrise and sunset colors. This townhome has 3 entrances; one from the pool side, one from the second-floor kitchen, and the third entrance through the 2-car garage. Elevated 9 feet above the ground, this home is completed with a private elevator, impact doors and windows throughout, IPE wood floors on the decks, 7 total terraces/decks, custom Italian lighting, wood floors in the bedrooms, and much more.

Aqua community on Allison Island is Miami Beach’s hidden gem. Situated on a private 8.5-acre gated island with a 24-hour security, this community offers a tranquil luxury lifestyle, only 2 blocks away from the ocean. Comprising of 48 townhomes and 3 high-rise buildings, the Aqua community is lushly manicured with beautiful landscape, offering many luxurious amenities to its residents, including a waterfront pedestrian promenade, incredible south facing pool deck with BBQ, 6000-sf fitness center with a spa and sauna, party room with bar and terrace, car-wash service on the island, unlimited valet parking, outdoor and indoor play area, pool table, and dry-cleaning service. Beach service with transportation and a convenience store and café are coming this month.

About Alexander Gorlin

Award-winning architect Alexander Gorlin was nominated twice by Architectural Digest in the Best 100 Architects (in 2014 and 2016).

A modernist who draws extensively from traditional lexicons, Alexander Gorlin crafts soulful, sanctuary-like homes that emphasize comfort and light. Architectural Digest recognized Mr. Gorlin as one of the country's 30 Deans of Design:

Alexander Gorlin opened his practice in Manhattan upon returning from the American Academy in Rome where he won a Rome Prize in Architecture. A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and an M. Arch from the Yale School of Architecture, Mr. Gorlin applies modernist principles to a broad range of projects, including high-end residential work, apartment buildings, schools, religious buildings, master planning, and supportive and affordable housing. He is noted for his inventive use of space, light and natural materials.

Mr. Gorlin has been named one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Architects since 2000 and has won numerous AIA Awards. His work has been exhibited in the MoMA, the Venice Biennale and the Chicago Athenaeum, as well as published in the New York Times, Architectural Record and Interior Design. In 2005, the American Institute of Architects recognized Mr. Gorlin’s significant contribution to the profession by bestowing him with one of its highest honors, that of promotion to Fellowship.

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This home is situated on the beautiful and lush Venetian Islands of Miami Beach, which are located East of Miami. This creates an ideal western exposure highlighting the most incredible views and sunsets over the Miami skyline and the wide bay.

The contemporary design of the house was inspired by the idea of free-flowing spaces. Here, you don’t see traditional divisions between the various areas, rather a smooth transition maintained by the uniformed flooring throughout the living spaces.

The home possesses many state-of-the art details including a designer Boffi kitchen, closets and bathroom fixtures. In addition, the home is equipped with a Savant home-automation system which allows you to control the entire home from your smart phone: from the high-tech alarm and security camera system, gates and garage door, to the interior and exterior lighting, sound system, air conditioning and even the pool temperature - everything can be controlled remotely. Even the sliding glass doors in the living room and the master suite are completely automated and controllable from your smart phone, which is a very rare feature, and not many ultra-luxury homes offer this level of convenience. It’s absolutely the “smartest” Smart home available in Miami beach today, setting a new standard for Smart homes in the area.

For the environmentally conscious luxury buyer, there are 3 electric car charging stations, and for a house of this lot size you can easily park 6 to 7 cars inside the property’s gates.

One of my favorite features is the pool deck. It was flawlessly designed to maximize the entertaining space, creating the perfect place to host and entertain quests. And because the property faces West the sunsets are not only stunning to look at, but the reflection over the pool and the back of the home capture even more mesmerizing colors.

The rooftop deck is definitely one of the most unique features of the exterior. It is just the perfect size, and because of the ideal position of the home it offers 360-degree views of Miami skyline, wide bay and the lush greenery from Dilido Island.

Nestled between the entertainment worlds of Miami Beach and Miami, these centrally located islands are the perfect escape to the peaceful calm of the ultra-luxury waterfront experience.

Our alignment with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM realty gives our customers the ability to leverage the power, presence and the prestige of Berkshire Hathaway brand to achieve more sales and provide even greater results than any other brokerage.


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