By: Sarah Finkel By: Sarah Finkel | September 15, 2022 | Home & Real Estate Lifestyle real estate
Infinity pools are deemed supreme for a reason; their borders elapse, creating the illusion of a limitless horizon that coalesces with the blues of the sky and the natural environment. Glass mansions are the residential version of infinity pools, layering on an added “wow” factor to a luxury home. These five glass mansions in Miami take the indoor/outdoor living experience to new heights, with glass-encased sky pools, wraparound glass balconies, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
This showstopping, two-story penthouse in Echo Brickell features a glass-encased indoor sky pool with panoramic views of the ocean and a lush backdrop of greenery to mimic the natural outdoors. The 28-foot-high glass walls unveil sprawling water views as far as the eye can see and slide open to a gorgeous glass-encased balcony that extends into the sky. The 11,000-square-foot interior boasts a Poliform kitchen and seven-and-a-half custom marble baths, five bedrooms, four elevators, three lounges, and even a home office and health and wellness studio. The unit is listed for $38.5 million by Dina Goldentayer of Douglas Elliman.
The double-height glass walls on this modern masterpiece attract the sunlight from all angles, filling the home with eternal golden hour. Pull up to the gated driveway, and you’ll be greeted with an ivy-covered entrance and glass window centerpieces that give way to a 7,675-square-foot interior. With floor-to-ceiling glass and grey limestone and wood accents throughout, this Biscaya Island mansion captures modern design in its most elegant form. Equipped with a chic covered terrace and outdoor summer kitchen, the pool area sits directly on expansive bay views. 1236 Biscaya Dr. is listed for $19.5 million by Jonathan Bigelman and Lydia Eskenazi of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
Live in a permanent state of vacation at this Miami Beach Continuum corner residence, sitting on unobstructed ocean and beach views that spill into the white-washed interior. Natural light is a prized possession in this luxury pad, with three glass balconies that wrap around the unit and welcome the sun’s rays in every direction. The sliding glass doors reflect the deep blue ocean hue from the balcony—picture floating on a yacht while sipping your morning coffee. The kitchen and bedrooms are accented by marble and wood finishes, and the open floor plan allows for the sparkling shoreline to seamlessly integrate with the indoors. It’s listed for $12.7 million by Chad Carroll of The Carroll Group at Compass.
This modern Key Biscayne home encapsulates the coveted indoor/outdoor aesthetic, boasting sleek lines, a glass-paneled staircase, and glass floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that reveal a pool surrounded by a tropical backyard oasis. Newly built in 2017, the home is thoughtfully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, a sound system with hidden speakers, a smart system to control lighting and alarms, and a Tesla solar panel and battery system. Cutting-edge glass accents are dispersed throughout the space. 625 Curtiswood Dr. is listed for $7.2 million by Angel Nicolas and Ale Alfonzo of The Nicolas Group at Compass.
Designed by Tiza Kann and Carmen Mansor, with wood finishes by Perez Art Museum’s Alain Le Boucher, this luxury condo at the Regalia in Sunny Isles Beach is an eye-catcher. The wood-paneled walls restore an earthy balance to the otherwise modern 5,515-square-foot space. The wrap-around glass balcony and massive glass shower overlooks the beach lined by palm trees and crisp ocean. The divide is so sleek that you’ll forget all about the barrier that separates you from the outdoor surrounds, as intended. The condo is listed for $13 million by Chad Carroll of The Carroll Group at Compass.
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