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Ocean Drive - - Contents - BY MAR­CELLE SUSS­MAN FISCHLER

A Bri­tish de­vel­oper and a Florida lux­ury home builder blend Euro­pean flair with trop­i­cal mod­ern de­sign.

BRI­TISH DE­VEL­OPER BRETT PA­LOS AND FLORIDA

LUX­URY HOME­BUILDER BART REINES TEAM UP

TO BLEND EURO­PEAN FLAIR WITH TROP­I­CAL

MOD­ERN DE­SIGN IN AN UL­TRA-SO­PHIS­TI­CATED

WA­TER­FRONT HOME.

De­tails abound at the 12,000square-foot, $25.5 mil­lion, seven-bed­room, eight-full- and two-half-bath bayfront man­sion Bart Reines and Brett Pa­los re­cently com­pleted on Mi­ami Beach’s stylish North Bay Road. Cas­cad­ing wa­ter­falls flank the en­trance, glass walls slide open, and ex­otic stones and rare woods are seam­lessly lay­ered. A dock ac­com­mo­dates a 90foot yacht. Ocean Drive takes an ex­clu­sive peek:

How did this project come about? Bart Reines: I like to use the word col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Kobi Karp (the ar­chi­tect), Brett, and the in­te­rior de­sign team Argent. We bring out the best in each other. Where does your in­spi­ra­tion come from? Brett Pa­los: We gen­er­ally take the con­cept, in­te­rior de­signs, and lay­outs from the his­tor­i­cally Euro­pean ex­pe­ri­ence. We then add our vibe and feel­ing and make [the de­signs] stand out [so it’s not] an­other white-box ex­pe­ri­ence. There is also a bit of Asian in the vibe, like an Aman re­sort. What was most important when de­sign­ing and build­ing this lux­ury spec home? BP: We are cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment that will suit the buyer. We are see­ing more Amer­i­cans moving to Mi­ami. Not ev­ery­one wants to live in a tower, es­pe­cially the kind of

in­di­vid­u­als who like their space and hav­ing their own pool. They have their own staffs and don’t need the ser­vices that a condo pro­vides. BR: When we talk about de­sign, what we are try­ing to bring to this world-class home is a be­spoke na­ture. Every­thing is pur­posely built; you are look­ing at unique de­tails de­signed just for this home, unique color schemes that you don’t typ­i­cally find in Mi­ami, ex­otic ma­te­ri­als, ex­otic stones, rare woods, bronze in­lays, sha­green, a lot of parch­ment, and black­ened steel. Does green tech­nol­ogy play a role in the de­sign? BR: I pride my­self in hav­ing a very smart home. We use 99 per­cent LED light­ing; the glass has spe­cial Uv-lim­it­ing prop­er­ties. We use the high­est­ef­fi­ciency me­chan­i­cal units and ap­pli­ances to lower our en­ergy foot­print. What are some of the home’s fun fea­tures? BR: You can seat 15 peo­ple at the break­fast bar. All the tele­vi­sions are re­cessed or ex­tend out from un­der the bed. A fresh­wa­ter koi pond abuts the liv­ing room and kitchen. We have a spec­tac­u­lar mi­dlevel ter­race and rooftop ter­race, [and there’s also] a flush level pool with an in­te­grated spa with a glass win­dow. It’s about in­door and out­door liv­ing and mul­ti­ple liv­ing spa­ces out­side the home. It is not just the back­yard and the front yard—it is the morn­ing gar­den; it is the sun­set cock­tail area, the night­time fire-pit ex­pe­ri­ence. EWM Re­alty, 419 Arthur God­frey Road, Mi­ami Beach, 305-6744022; 6466north­bay­road.com

left, from top: Nat­u­ral light floods one of the home’s eight full bath­rooms; ex­otic stones, rare woods, bronze in­lays, sha­green, and black­ened steel cre­ate a be­spoke feel­ing through­out the liv­ing room. op­po­site page: The strik­ing wa­ter­front man­sion on North Bay Road is on the mar­ket for $25.5 mil­lion.

State-of-the-art ameni­ties in­clude smart home tech­nol­ogy and a movie the­ater.

Mul­ti­ple ter­races and wa­ter fea­tures take ad­van­tage of the prop­erty’s lush sur­round­ings.

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