Villa San Giorgio- ARE YOU READY FOR HISTORIC MIAMI BEACH LUXURY?February 27, 2013
One of a kind Historic Luxury center hall 4 bedroom, 4 bath Mediterranean Art Deco villa with a contemporary flair. Great for entertaining and family living all surrounding a rare European Venetian pool & gardens. Would Versace have lived in some impersonal high-rise condo? We think not.
San Giorgio on tree lined Meridian Avenue is your slice of la dolce vita without
having to move to Italy? Then this stunning 1935 thoroughly restored two floor Tuscan-style villa is the perfect home for you. This gated, 2851 +/- square-foot estate in MiamiBeach is listed for $1,930,000 with some impressive offerings. Boasting 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, two living rooms (one poolside, one for home theater), a sprawling kitchen and even nanny quarters. The estate is the picture of old-world, Italian luxury infused with a bit of art deco that has come to define Miami Beach’s distinctive style.
This Mediterranean center hall foyer is a warm welcome to this historic landmark. A
mix of styles from Deco, Old Spanish with a soft contemporary flair. Open floor plan with spectacular formal dining room complete with ornate decorative fireplace and open & sprawling cooks kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances including a
commercial-style gas stove and two bar sinks that make entertaining a breeze as
well as custom wood cabinetry overlooking the informal family room. Centralized butler pantry with built- in laundry is hidden to service the entire home and the wood and Saturnia marble floors add the rich feel that evokes the luxury of this property. Both family
room and kitchen open to the expansive patio and secluded pool area with designer
mosaic walled steam bath & shower specifically designed to give the pool
it’s cabana experience. Hidden guest suite and imported marble spa bathroom
complete the first floor luxury feel.
The wood floored sweeping staircase to the second floor and the original restored
wrought iron banisher create the elegance of this central hall epicenter of the
home and warmly introduces the guest suites, evening kitchen, cathedral
ceilinged with decorative fireplace in the second living/media room and the
sumptuous and expansive master bedroom suite. The two guest rooms are in the Jack & Jill style surrounding an imported mosaic and marble spa bathroom and both overlook the pool and gardens.
The master suite features stained wood beamed ceilings, private spa marble bath,
dressing room and large closets. Suite is complete with ornate decorative
fireplace, bonus private office & luxurious window treatments designed
exclusively for this room.
The Villa’s spectacular European inspired gardens are filled with a variety of
palms and tall privacy hedges surrounding an oversized Venetian pool and rare
custom fire pit which gives this entertaining spot the feel of a owning your
own beach resort or boutique hotel.
I spent an hour and a half with the most wonderful woman yesterday showing this stunning home and talking about what her life would be here as she was thinking about spending the Season here in South Beach. Too much time? Perhaps to most. But in South Beach, a true luxury. The market in South Beach is driven by the beauty of the history of these treasured buildings and timeless as they are it’s rare to find one like Villa San Giorgio at 1545 Meridian Avenue.