miami (in the) beach
The Beach 150 Wheeler Ave. (Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue) Asking price: $2,699,900 Taxes: $11,484 (2015) Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 MLS # E3320101
Pa- ssersby will be dis appointed when t hey can’t see inside — unlike many contemporary homes that have large windows facing the street, this home is private. T- he large panes of glass are re served for looking out over the backyard.
The homeowner says he “loves the luxury, comfort and how the s-pace lends itself so well to en tertaining inside and out. This home feels like a Miami vacation retreat,” says listing agent Melanie Wright of ReMax Hallmark Wright Group, who has listed the property with Lindsay Wright.
Multi-tiered cedar and stone decks and a covered balcony provide vacation- inspired al fresco living space. “It’s a workfree oasis with exterior lighting a-nd low-maintenance landscap ing,” Wright says. Sit back and enjoy the outdoor sound system or a waterfall feature that’s sure to calm the senses.
The f our- bedroom, f i vebathroom stucco home is on a double, 50-foot-wide lot where a detached home and a double garage once stood. Both were demolished to make way for the stylish home, built in 2011 by architects Nelson Kwong and Neal Prabhu of nkArchitects. T- he company specializes in de s-igning sustainable urban hous ing, Wright says.
The sun- filled home has 12-foot ceilings and wall-to-wall glass retractable doors to catch the sunlight. A 20- ft.- tall window overlooks the backyard.
Sustainable bamboo flooring is used throughout. The openconcept home has an office nook that “allows you to be productive while still being in touch with the activities of the moment,” Wright says.
T- he lavish master suite in cludes a double-sided fireplace, his-and-hers walk-in closets and a six-piece ensuite bathroom.
For movie lovers of all ages, the theatre room is a dream come true. It has state- of- thea-rt sound equipment and a pro jection screen. It also has a wet bar, a microwave and a stainless s-teel fridge so snacks and bever ages are never far away.
For fitness buffs, the gym has a wall- to- wall mirror, cushion flooring and an emergency dispatch button.
Along with luxury finishes, the home offers comprehensive security and safety features.
The home was designed for family living and entertaining in a great Beach location.