Crisp, Contemporary Style Home in Miami Beach

This geometric masterpiece in Bal Harbour boasts 20-foot ceilings, bay views, a dazzling collection of contemporary art and an infinity pool that flows seamlessly to the water. Indoor spaces with lavish finishes give way to tranquil grounds that heighten the estate’s sense of sanctuary.

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Photo By: Kris Tamburello

Waterside Home Combines Modern Architecture and Organic Flexibility

This modern waterside resort home is meticulously designed to create seamless transitions throughout the home and from the outside in. Not just a pretty face, the grounds of the home were conceived for enjoyment. The designer explains: "Though the verticals and horizontals of contemporary architecture could feel static, the use of plants, vines, water and light brings an organic flexibility of design. Outdoor umbrellas and chaise lounges seem to beckon from the deck of what is, in truth, an expansive and personal spa."

Luxurious Modern Living With Waterfront Views

Framed views of the bay and an enviable art collection create a coveted retreat in this private oasis. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the waterfront to the contemporary open-concept living space gracefully furnished in tropical wood and organic tones.

Dramatic Design Elements in Modern Entry

A 20-foot-high entry with views of the water beyond welcomes visitors to the residence. A Terry O'Neil photograph of Michael Douglas surveys the space from atop a modern wood and shagreen console.

Circular Sofas in Contemporary Foyer

A pair of white circular sofas welcome guests to the spacious foyer, enhanced with colorful artwork. A dramatic stone accent wall serves as background to the grouping and a modern floating console makes an attractive display space opposite.

Colorful Art Collection in Modern Foyer

Subtle gold candle sconces bookend a modern floating console built into the foyer wall. Colorful, halftone photographs enliven the room, which is furnished with circular sofas from which to admire the artwork.

Stunning Stone Accent Wall in Modern Foyer

Circular sectional sofas are grouped with assorted occasional tables in this modern foyer embellished with colorful contemporary artwork. A gorgeous stone accent wall further defines the seating area.

Contemporary Open-Concept Includes Outside

Inside and outside dining are mere steps from each other in this waterside home, open to the gorgeous outdoors. Custom furniture and cabinetry in black and red tones feature in the luxurious living room area beyond.

Full Walls of Glass for Waterside Living Areas

The open concept living area of this waterfront home offers floor-to-ceiling views of the outdoor waterscape from nearly every room. Modern sculpture and wall art populate the contemporary space, combining neutral, organic tones with pops of unexpected color.

Walnut Millwork and Natural Stone in Open-Concept Living Area

The main living room is framed by walls of glass, with a back wall of built-in custom walnut cabinetry to serve as storage and display. The red and black wood tones featured here are used throughout the home and pair beautifully with the lighter hues in the stone accent wall and floor.

Interior Courtyard in View of Home Office

Views from the interior courtyard include a cast-iron staircase and the private office. A modern desk in wood, brass and glass presides over a white tub chair by the window. The custom millwork on the office back wall offers display opportunity and cleverly conceals storage.

Open-Concept Main Level With Walnut Accent Walls

The open-concept main level of this waterside home is all about flow. Walnut-faced culinary spaces delineated by a wood screen transition into the other family spaces by way of custom millwork and furnishings. Natural stone in neutral hues is strategically used on accent walls, floors and furniture throughout the space.

Central Dining in Modern Sophistication

Walnut and stone join together in this central dining area with a 20-foot ceiling and divided from the kitchen and breakfast area by a walnut screen. A modern slab-stone dining table with chrome base is accompanied by neutral side chairs.

Contemporary Walnut Kitchen With Exclusive Appointments

Walnut-faced cabinetry by Downsview Kitchen is paired with Opustone’s Taj Mahal quartzite countertops in the modern open-concept kitchen. A square white island is lined with Infinity barstools, and the gray backsplash and white surrounding walls make the most of the warm wood tones.

Breakfast Area and Office Nook for Contoured Modern Kitchen

A walnut screen delineates the breakfast area and office nook from the dining area in this modern living space. A small round dining table is accompanied by neutral chairs. The office nook features the same attractive walnut millwork and natural stone as the kitchen.

Walnut Office Nook Works in Elegance

The main kitchen offers an adjacent office nook in the same walnut-faced cabinetry with neutral stone counter and backsplash. It is joined by a modern black-and-white desk chair.

Luxurious Quartz Powder Room

The luxurious powder room is wrapped in fine quartz with black and gilded accents providing the contrast in texture and tone. Two modern glass-and-metal pendants add sparkle to the already sumptuous space.

White Accents Brighten Walnut Office

Colorful wall art joins the home's natural elements in one of two offices. The designer opted to lighten the look of the owner-specified walnut paneling with white floating shelves: "In the wife’s office, the simple introduction of white shelving, Holly Hunt’s deep-seated white armchair, Zhuang Hong-yi’s art from Smith Davidson Gallery and softly muted area rug add brightness."

Original Artwork Lends Personality to Modern Office

A colorful painting by Zhuang Hong-yi oversees the wife's office, contributing brightness and personality to the clean modern lines. The room offers views of the home's central courtyard and a walnut screen separates the space from the rest of the main level.

Walnut-Wrapped Office With Sleek, Hidden Storage

The husband's office is wrapped in walnut millwork with custom cabinets providing storage and display. Modern armchairs join a black desk and bench to furnish the room.

Stately Walnut Office With Understated Furnishings

Light cotton curtains block the afternoon sunlight in this modern home office with patio access. Understated furnishings were selected for this room and distinctive walnut millwork adorns the walls.

Soft Neutrals in Contemporary Family Room

Soft materials in neutral tones warm the cozy family room adjacent to the main kitchen area. Occasional chairs with chrome legs accompany a modern high-arm sofa and large coffee table for casual comfort in a sophisticated setting.

Floating Staircase Lends Drama to the Foyer

Seeming to evolve out of the multistory travertine wall, a modern staircase with bronze handrail, clear-glass balustrades and thick walnut tread ascends to greatness in the foyer.

Contemporary Bronze Accents Grace Primary Bedroom

The primary bedroom is supplied with contemporary bronze touches through stunning Restoration Hardware lighting and bronze metal accents on furniture. A bright white bed is joined by white armchairs with ottomans, a gray velvet bench, gray rug and gray accent pillows. Two walls of glass frame this bedroom, dousing the space in both nature and light.

Waterside Views From Terraced Primary Bedroom

Awaken to simply stunning views from the primary bedroom whose cached doors open to a covered terrace with the water beyond. With the organic design elements and open architectural plan, this contemporary home incorporates a seamless transition from inside to out.

Primary Bedroom Terrace Open to Nature

Cached glass doors allow a seamless transition from the primary bedroom to the outdoor terrace. A contemporary neutral seating area in organic tones and the consistent design elements outside – tropical woods, natural stone – complement the home's interior.

Organic Primary Bathroom Awash in Gold and White

The primary bathroom is resplendent in white with gold accents. The designer explains her choices: "Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, grounds the master bath, while a glass mosaic of cherry blossoms climbs the wall to the reimagined Art Deco form of the Ravelle chandelier from Restoration Hardware. Waterworks’ simple vessel tub and a sparkling golden accent table only divert the eyes for a moment, before the wall and its organic origins call us back."

Whimsy in Texture for Child's Bedroom

A child's room offers whimsy in texture with a plush rocking llama and giant pompom ceiling adornment. A contemporary rocking chair joins a cozy gray sofa bed to furnish the room.

Symmetrical Design in Bedroom for Twins

A bedroom for twins features symmetrical sleeping spaces with a modern bronze-and-glass chandelier commanding the space. Walnut beds are dressed in blue, with modern blue velvet benches at the foot of each.

Monochromatic Bathroom With Classy Metal Accents

A masculine bathroom is furnished with a walnut-and-chrome open vanity with stone slab top and chrome faucet. A black thin-framed mirror is bookended by two simple orb pendants with black hardware. Medium gray walls join a lighter gray mosaic floor tile.

Crisp Neutrals and Warm Wood for Modern Bathroom

True to the home's contemporary form, this bathroom is bathed in crisp neutrals and natural materials. A stone slab counter rests atop a walnut-and-chrome vanity. Gray walls complement the multitoned gray mosaic floor tile.

Subtle Outdoor Shower Hidden in Plain View

A private outdoor shower subtly graces the home's exterior wall. A modern chrome bench complements the shower fixture and the linear drain tastefully disappears into the stone terrace.

Stone, Wood and Water on Display in Modern Waterside Home

This gorgeous waterside home's modern exterior mixes warm wood tones with cool stone neutrals, suggesting the design elements to come inside. The designer explains: "The home’s exterior lines jut and thrust, play with shifting shadow, and demonstrate the masterful use of textures to create drama and intent. Softened by a reflecting pool — perhaps with a nod to feng shui — stone, wood and water are on full display."

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