When it comes to contemporary luxury homes, there are few architects that can create a masterpiece like Choeff Levy Fischman. Casa Ischia, a rare gem designed by the starchitects, is available on the exclusive Hibiscus Island and is currently owned by former Formula 1 racer Eddie Irvine. Located at 428 S. Hibiscus Drive, Casa Ischia is the epitome of Tropical Modern design. The two-story residence’s design takes advantage of sweeping waterfront vistas at the rear of the home and provides a resort-style living environment. Expansive pocketing sliding glass doors, a staple of Choeff Levy Fischman, outfit the entire rear of the property. The pocketing sliders are incorporated with the open floor plan allows for unobstructed southwest views and indoor-outdoor living from almost any room both downstairs and upstairs. The home features seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two powder rooms spread over 10,448 SF with an attached 761 SF three-car garage suite, and a 783 SF rooftop space for entertaining.
Finishes include warm materials such as Ipe wood and South American stone are used throughout the home in order to provide warmer elements for the modern architecture. The concept behind the design was tropical modern with a heavy influence of mid-century modern architecture. Structural elements were kept thin, and exterior faces were designed to be as wide open as possible in order to maximize views of Biscayne Bay. Unlike most modern-style residences, many of Casa Ischia’s interior walls are made up of limestone, adding a warm design element and unique texture to the home. The exterior features a trending mid-century-inspired sunken living room that sits beneath the level of the pool, a covered terrace that houses a summer kitchen with stone backsplash, dining and lounge area, and a pool and spa with steps designed to face the Downtown Miami skyline. Touches of stained South American Ipe and limestone decking create a warm, yet somewhat monochromatic aesthetic, which contrasts nicely with the blue tiles used in the pool and spa. 428 S. Hibiscus Drive is currently listed for $29,500,000 with Julian Johnston of Calibre International Realty.
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