playa vista isle

Inspired By The World’s Most Beautiful Palaces

History

From the mind of a man who built an empire – from humble beginnings, sheer determination and resolve afforded a lifetime of experience and travel throughout the world. Gleaned from the finest architecture, giving homage to and emulating the best designs and most intricate details from the most notable properties – he cobbled together his best memories to produce a beautiful symphony of harmony, luxury, tranquility, and opulence. With every hour, every year, and every new dream, slowly the vision became reality – one that must be personally experienced to appreciate the thought and attention to detail that has been put into every inch of Playa Vista Isle.

Playa Vista Isle is a work of art designed for the ages and constructed from the ground up using the world’s most exquisite and luxurious finishes sourced from around the globe. The expertise and talents of professionals from more than 24 countries have culminated in this one-of-a-kind Neoclassical estate located on the Gold Coast of Florida. The finest materials, craftsmanship, and expert design have been combined to create this impressive space, with every detail masterfully engineered to provide visual appeal, functionality, and durability. Various focal points offer a preview of the hand finished artistry found throughout the estate where unique details abound and make this property unlike any other.Taking over a decade to build by Coastal Construction, they describe their work as…

“Our Client not only wanted a house with world class finishes, he wanted a house built to last for generations. At every stage of construction, no expense was spared. The structure was upgraded with 12” thick solid concrete walls and 10” thick solid concrete slabs. The mahogany windows and exterior doors, engineered and manufactured in Germany, are all impact rated with high performance glass including the custom motorized lift and slides. The roofing systems and exterior waterproofing systems were designed and specified by specialty consultants to ensure that only the best products and the best details were utilized. The interior walls were upgraded utilizing heavy gauge studs, Fiberock wallboard, and sound attenuation materials, again all designed by specialty consultants to maximize performance. The MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Systems are all commercial grade which include a Trane chilled water AC system, a 400KW generator with a 10,000 gallon fuel tank, and whole house water filtration and booster systems. The pool and water feature systems were designed by the same engineers that design water parks and massive resorts around the world. We have almost 7,000 square feet of equipment rooms for just the water features! Not only did the owner want the best systems, he also wanted them to be easily maintained with as little disruption to the main areas of the house as possible. To achieve this, the house was designed so that all major equipment is strategically located to allow service personnel to access the equipment, service it, and leave without ever setting foot on the two upper levels of the house where the majority of common areas and bedrooms are located. In today’s market, a house this size with the same “spare no expense” approach, ultra-high end finishes, and over the top unique features like an IMAX theater, could easily have construction costs in excess of $100 million…” for the building exclusive of the land cost.

Anything that was delivered less than perfect was done over or sent back until each surface matched exactly. This type of detail makes the property priceless - with craftsmanship and attention to detail reverberating throughout the estate.

Playa Vista Isle also has the first private IMAX in-home theater in the world with a 15-foot by 23-foot screen and luxurious seating for 18 people. An automobile collectors dream, the underground climate controlled garage with secure access tunnel houses up to 20 vehicles, providing safety from the elements for a priceless collection. With the sheer expanse of nearly 500 linear feet of unobstructed oceanfront and Intracoastal frontage, and encompassing 60,000± square feet of construction, Playa Vista Isle offers magnificent vistas to both the east and west. Truly a yacht owners paradise, the property has the ability to accommodate a 220+ foot yacht in addition to a newly constructed secondary 140± deep water dock.

Playa Vista Isle was awarded “World’s Best Property” by the International Property Awards in association with the Telegraph, 2016–2017. Commercially constructed, yet finished like a fine palace, Playa Vista Isle was built to last and be enjoyed by generations to come.

  • A massive yet luxurious Grand Foyer, accessed through a magnificent golden double door entryway invites entry to the formal areas of the main level of the residence and provides a visual vista of the ocean expanse to the east.

  • Details abound everywhere you look, and the spacious formal Living Room and Ante-Room, with their floor to ceiling retractable moving glass walls offer panoramic scenes of the the ocean beyond, and create the illusion of nature merged with ultimate luxury.

  • The stately Dining Hall is sized to accommodate up 14 guests, seated beneath a domed celestial masterpiece above, and includes a hidden Butler’s Pantry allowing for discrete table service. A private circular stair leads to the wine tasting area and cellar below.

  • The elegant and functional Kitchen features hand-crafted mahogany cabinetry highlighted with 22-karat gold leaf with a custom La Cornue range.

  • The adjacent Breakfast Rotunda and Family Room areas, feature a matching Mahogany framed 1,300 gallon custom oversized salt water aquarium with an embedded 3D television. The fully retracting moving glass walls open to a covered lanai providing comfortable respite at the end of a long day, and serve as the perfect vantage point to watch the sun rise in the morning over the unobstructed ocean vista.

  • Designed to inspire creativity and to convey unmistakable accomplishment and power, the presidentially inspired Office is one of the most lavishly detailed rooms in the residence. For those occasions where a more private entry is required, french doors lead to the breezeway directly adjacent to the main drive.

  • The elegance of the main Guest Bath with its uniquely frescoed walls, golden pedestal and sink, and angelic sconce lighting provide a warm and inviting area for guests.

    • Card Room Rotunda
    • Pub Area with pass through to outdoor bar
    • Game / Conference Room
    • Bar Rotunda
    • Butlers Pantry
    • 2 additional guest bathrooms
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  • The balconied upper level hall provides access to the separate Master and VIP Guest wings of the home, and to Her Office / Library, located directly at the top of the staircase. The north wing houses three VIP Guest Rooms while the entire south wing is dedicated to the Master Suite.

  • The east facing Master Suite features panoramic direct ocean views and an oversize balcony accessed through french doors. The private Master Suite Salon / Sitting Area is graced with a spectacular arched window offering incomparable sunrises with optional bar.

  • Within the Master Suite, individual His and Her baths feature spectacular raised oversize Jacuzzi Tub Rotundas which offer panoramic views of the ocean or intracoastal waterway. A private sauna adjacent to a plunge pool offer relaxation, and generously sized individual his / hers closets hold the wardrobes of the king and queen of the residence.

  • With its magnificent finishes and gilded highlights, Her Office offers a serene environment for work or relaxation, and features breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway from the elegant wrap around windows with integrated french doors and expansive balcony area.

    • Master Suite Breakfast Bar
    • Grand VIP Suite with separate sitting room and luxurious east facing bath rotunda featuring inlaid mother of pearl and private balcony
    • Enormous deck area with roof access via exterior circular stair
    • VIP Suite featuring luxurious bath rotunda, private balcony, and roof deck access
    • Junior VIP Suite with direct east ocean views
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  • A custom wine room, with individually controlled temperature and humidity is secured by biometric access and can accommodate a collection of 3,000 +- of the finest vintages. An adjacent tasting area, accessible though a private staircase in the formal Dining Room includes a Wet Bar for convenience.

  • The luxurious Theater, featuring the world’s first residential IMAX© Theater accommodates up to 18 guests in comfortable recliners. The fully digital system, with its powerful IMAX© surround sound and custom projectors and screen provide the ultimate in home experience.

  • The Multipurpose Room offers an expansive area for more casual parties and get togethers. Powered lift and slide retractable walls open to a private patio and Formal Garden area.

    • 5 Guest Bedrooms each with private bath
    • Commercial Elevator servicing all levels of the residence
    • Guest Bath
    • Garage
    • Large storage area
    • Laundry Room with double washers and dryers
    • Catering Kitchen (proposed)
    • 2 Staff bedrooms with private baths
    • Staff Kitchenette
    • Staff Garage for 2 cars
    • Security Office
    • Staff half bath
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  • The magnificent entry to your new estate conveys power, prestige, grandeur, and offers unmistakable security. At 13 feet tall, the massive gilded main entry gates are the most unmistakable entrance on the Mile. Beyond the gates, a 29 foot high waterfall lies at the foot of a fabulous 2-car wide elevated circular main drive protected by an electronic entry feature, security bollards, and multiple cameras.

  • Spanning Ocean to Intracoastal with nearly 500 feet both Ocean and Intracoastal frontage, Playa Vista Isle offers 2 docks accommodating multiple vessels with distinct accommodation made for both a 200-foot plus vessel and a 140-foot vessel simultaneously, with a generously sized private parking area.The adjacent north lot may be left as-is, or used for future development. The Formal Fountain with 3 tiers and standing 29-feet tall, is the focal point of the circular portion of the drive and is magnificently highlighted by the vista offered from the covered Porte Cochère. The one-of-a-kind golden double door entry lies protected from the elements under the oversized Porto Cochère, and is surrounded by four mosaic murals depicting the Four Graces, while a spectacular crystal chandelier highlights the area.

  • Located minutes from Hillsboro Inlet, Playa Vista Isle is ideally located for the yachting lifestyle. With its endless stretch of private beach, the ocean welcomes you with unmatched majesty. Multiple Lanai areas at the north and south of the residence lead to spaceous areas of luscious grass. Detail abounds in the exterior features of the property, and can be appreciated from the elevated sky bridge which connects the Master Suite to the Pool, Spa, and outdoor areas.

  • Only steps away from the main entry, the Formal Garden area provides a quiet and tranquil area to get away while enjoying the sound of falling water from its dedicated water feature. As it leads to the sunken patio area, replete with an appropriately sized fountain of its own, one can choose to ascend the grand stair to the upper deck or to enter the Lower Level Multi-Purpose room.

  • Playa Vista Isle features a resort sized 4,500 square foot infinity-edge swimming pool with integrated double loop water slide, multiple spectacular waterfalls and water features. You can relax and keep warm on a cool evening in the sunken fire pit, or enjoy casual talk and a favorite beverage while relaxing in the covered Grotto area. Suspended high above the Grotto, a panoramic view of the ocean can always be found while easing tensions in the glass bottomed spa.

  • Relax, practice and improve your short game on the Putting Green complete with sand trap. The adjacent waterfall provides the beauty and soft sounds of rushing water to help concentration while the nearby stairs lead to the Observation Rotunda offering views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Nearly 500 feet of unobstructed private beach lies only steps away from the residence which is perched on the highest point of the magnificent and exclusive Hillsboro Mile area. Beautiful Ocean vistas, unparalleled sunrises, and the calm offered by the sounds of the waves are yours to behold and enjoy.

    • Outdoor Bar with double beer tap
    • Summer kitchen with grill and pizza oven
    • Double Cabana with 2 full baths and 2 half baths
    • Dedicated Service Drive
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playa vista isle site plan

The house sits on almost 5 acres on both the Atlantic Ocean & the Intracoastal Waterway. Playa Vista Isle construction took more than 2 million man-hours and utilized the skills of craftsmen from around the word. Over a half million leaves of 22 carat gold have been used in the gold leafing and gilding throughout the Chateau. The adjacent lot can accommodate an additional structure, garden area, or recreational facility. Playa Vista Isle is the only ocean to Intracoastal Waterway property offering nearly 500 feet of oceanfront and two deep water Intracoastal docks on the entire Gold Coast of Florida.

    • 12-inch poured reinforced concrete walls throughout
    • Integrated 10-inch concrete roof deck reinforced with galvanized rebar
    • 1,700 14-inch diameter auger piles, 28 helical piles embedded to a depth of approximately 45-feet
    • Limestone tile driveways and patios
    • Custom automatic entry gates with high security features
    • Custom designed security bollards in driveway with perimeter detection sensor
    • 18-gauge structural framing throughout
    • 400-kilowatt liquid propane gas emergency generator
    • 10,000-gallon liquid propane gas storage
    • Commercial grade electrical system - 208-volt, 3-phase electric
    • 2600-amp service available
    • Clean transformers provide filtered power for sensitive electronics
    • 557-gallon hot water tank
    • Booster pump for enhanced water pressure
    • Oversized water lines to all showers
    • Pre-fitted for water filtration system and solar panels
    • Commercial A/C system with 90-ton zoned chiller
    • Commercial-grade oversized aluminum-wrapped lined metal ductwork for reduced acoustical transmission
    • Ultra-quiet exhaust fans throughout
    • Automated moving glass walls measure up to 25-feet wide and 12-feet tall - designed, engineered, and manufactured in Germany
    • Custom railings with embellishments on all exterior balconies
    • Soundproof drainage pipes throughout
    • Quarter-inch waterproof barrier applied throughout
    • Custom Home Automation Control system for audio/video, HVAC, lighting, security, and cameras
    • Mechanical, equipment, and audio/video/security system rooms are air conditioned with tile flooring
    • Acoustical walls with an STC rating up to 70 for sound reduction throughout
    • Acoustical underlayment for all interior flooring
    • Mold and water-resistant Fiberock© drywall throughout
    • Over 500,000 leaves of 22-karat gold leaf and faux finishing enhance the estate
    • Total construction: 60,000 ± square feet including separate cabana structure
    • Living Area: 30,000 ± square feet
    • Cumulative lot size: 5 ± acres
    • Cumulative ocean frontage: 500 ± feet (152 ± M)
    • Cumulative Intracoastal Waterway frontage: 500 ± feet (152 ± M)
    • 13-foot tall 22-karat fully gold leaf gilded main entry gate
    • Fabulous 2-car wide elevated circular main drive with electronic entry feature and cameras
    • Gated service drive with electronic entry feature and cameras
    • Exterior windows and doors engineered and manufactured in Germany
    • Exterior glass is hurricane-rated with argon filled dual-panes to reduce heat transfer
    • Custom railings with embellishments on all exterior balconies
    • 13 water features include 6 waterfalls
    • 29-foot tall central fountain with 22-karat gold leaf gilded accents
    • 30-foot high panoramic see-through Jacuzzi with ocean view suspended above a poolside swim-in grotto
    • Infinity-edge plunge pool Jacuzzi on balcony of the Master Suite
    • Resort sized 4,500 square foot heated infinity edge pool featuring a double loop, enclosed water slide
    • Summer kitchen with built-in outdoor pizza oven
    • Poolside lanai bar with refrigeration
    • Putting green
    • Private beach with no public access
    • Main house has 11 bedrooms, 12 full baths, and 6 half baths
    • Cabana has 2 changing areas, each containing 1 full bath and 1 half bath
    • Marble flooring from South Africa throughout
    • Dual double front doors, exterior doors are 22-karat fully gilded mahogany and glass - solid mahogany inner doors with 22-karat gilding
    • Handmade custom designed decorative plaster moldings accented with 22-karat gold leaf gilding throughout
    • Grand Foyer staircase took over three years to design and build
    • Staircases and balconies have solid handmade wrought iron railings with 22-karat gold leaf gilded accents
    • Oversized Living Room and Conversation Area featuring Moving Glass Walls allowing panoramic ocean views
    • Breathtaking banquet-sized formal Dining Room featuring a dramatic Trompe L'oeil inset domed ceiling
    • Custom 3,000± bottle secure Wine Cellar with full climate control featuring adjacent Tasting Room
    • Family Room features a 1,300-gallon custom aquarium wall with an integrated 3D television
    • Gourmet Kitchen with custom mahogany cabinetry and 22-karat gold leaf gilding
    • Gourmet Kitchen has Brazilian Blue Louise marble countertops, and a custom La Cornue range from France
    • Dedicated Butler's Pantry fully equipped with warmers, chillers, ice maker, and automatic doors
    • Dramatic Breakfast Rotunda with ocean views
    • Design incorporates a lower level chef's Catering Kitchen with custom electric dumbwaiter
    • Bar Rotunda/ Entertainment flex space featuring views of the ocean and pool area with pass-through to outside bar
    • Upper level Master Suite with oversized private balcony area featuring breathtaking ocean views
    • Separate private Master Suite Salon / Sitting Room
    • His and Her Master Baths each feature spectacular individual oversize Jacuzzi tub Rotundas with panoramic views
    • Private Sauna in Master Suite
    • Master Suite plunge pool
    • Master Suite breakfast bar
    • Generously sized separate His and Hers Walk-in Closets
    • Upper level Library/ Office/ Flex-Space with views of the lntracoastal Waterway
    • Upper level Grand VIP Suite with separate Sitting Room includes a luxurious bath area featuring Jacuzzi tub Rotunda with panoramic views
    • Enormous Grand VIP Suite deck area with Roof Access via exterior circular stair
    • Upper level VIP Suite includes a luxurious bath area featuring Jacuzzi tub Rotunda with panoramic views
    • One upper level Junior Suite with elegant bath area
    • All bathroom plumbing fixtures are 22-karat gold plated from France
    • Access to large terraces and deck areas from VIP and Junior Suites
    • Shared Breakfast Bar serving Grand VIP, VIP, and Junior Suites
    • Five luxurious lower level Guest Suites, each with private bath facing the central front courtyard
    • Solid mahogany interior doors with 22-karat gold leaf gilded accents
    • First private home IMAX theater in the world
    • Luxurious underground garage with secure entry tunnel accommodates up to 20 cars
    • Generous lower level flex space can be utilized for a variety of purposes with separate patio area
    • Accommodations for custom designed museum quality projector lighting for artwork throughout
    • State of the art biometric security and video monitoring systems controlled from a dedicated on-site security office
    • Generously sized Laundry Facility with multiple washer/dryers
    • Individual temperature controls for each room
    • Commercial grade interior elevator servicing all 3 levels of the home
    • Dedicated Staff Quarters with 2 Bedrooms and Kitchenette
    • Staff Garage accommodates 2+ cars
    • Five-minute access to open ocean by yacht - only one bridge
    • lntracoastal Waterway deep water dock accommodates up to a 220 ± foot (67± M) yacht
    • 480-volt 2-phase electrical service
    • 17 private dockside parking spaces
    • Lot size: 2 ± acres
    • Ocean frontage: 180 ± feet (54 ± M )
    • lntracoastal Waterway frontage: 185 ± feet (56 ± M)
    • Newly Constructed lntracoastal Waterway deep water dock measuring 140 ± feet (42 ± M) with 480-volt 2-phase electrical service