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.
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.
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.