June 21, 2018
With floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the house, 34 La Gorce is a match made in Miami Beach.
You can say that Miami Beach is a place that’s hung up on looks, but when it comes to real estate there’s nothing superficial about it. The glistening bay, the magnificent sunsets, the city views from across the water—it’s all what buyers from around the world fantasize about, and the picture-perfect home exists at 34 La Gorce Circle. Recently listed for $38 million, the contemporary 11,000-square foot, seven-bedroom residence on the 23,000-square-foot tip lot is pure eye candy inside and out with architect Kobi Karp and Brazilian design house Artefacto teaming up to create a palace with postcard views.
“When people come to Miami Beach and you say what would you like to find, they describe this house,” says Jill Hertzberg of The Jills, who listed the home. “Of course it’s not the price they want, but you hit every single thing that a sophisticated buyer wants. You get the sunrise and sunset; the whole back is all glass that slides open so you really, truly bring the outside in. When you walk into this property, it’s a wow. You’re speechless for the first 10 minutes of walking around.”
ROM LEFT: Besides the balconies, there’s a 390-square-foot mezzanine deck that leads to the water; a grand staircase connects the living room to the second floor.
The turnkey home features a six-seat movie theater, meditation garden with 30-foot-tall bamboo, maid’s quarters, a walk-in all-glass enclosed 200-plus-bottle wine room and a private elevator to the second floor and the 863-square-foot rooftop lounge area. Inside the Lualdi Italian interior doors, among the Spanish limestone and European white oak floors, Artefacto created a fully furnished masterpiece with items like the two Everest coffee tables located in the center of the main living room, a Kerthy dining table with a one-of-a-kind refurbished wood beam imported from India and three handcrafted Mitchell headboards with Joker II nightstands in the master bedroom.
“This property features custom Artefacto pieces throughout, so overall it is an exemplary home of superior design, function and timeless value,” says Artefacto CEO Paulo Bacchi. “We’re skilled at designing dream homes that stand out from the rest of the market with spaces that expand upon the highest forms of custom, contemporary luxury.”
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: View of the pool from the second floor; the master suite offers stunning ocean vistas; the living room combines dark and light accents.
The key to the home, though, is the seamless connection between the outdoors and in—a “growing trend,” according to Bacchi. So while you can walk on the dock along the 140 feet of water frontage, soak in the zero-edge infinity pool with Italian glass mosaic tile, dine alfresco with the outdoor kitchen or simply relax on any of the bedroom balconies or 390-square-foot mezzanine deck, you can also harness the beautiful outdoors from the comforts of inside the home. With the floor-to-ceiling windows and natural elements in the home’s interior, there is a constant reminder that this 34 La Gorce resides in paradise. “Bringing the outside in and incorporating beautiful, natural elements into the home’s interior gives the home ease and peace,” Bacchi says. “This appeals to all buyers.”
The potential buyers are coming from all over the world to get a look at this slice of heaven, and their eyes pop open the second they pull through the private main gate to the expansive motor court. It’s a head-turning home, and at every turn there is a shot of water and sunshine. “There’s nothing else like it on the whole market,” says Hertzberg. “I would love to live in it.”