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Villa Vecchia – $19,800,000

Villa Vecchia – $19,800,000

Villa Vecchia – $19,800,000
March 11
04:18 2012

Villa Vecchia

4821 Pinetree Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33140

Built in 1928 by renowned architect L.M. Barrett for Byron D. Miller Esq. (president of the F.W. Woolworth Co.), this stunning 18,000-plus-square-foot gated compound in Miami Beach is a rare historical masterpiece that has hosted more political dignitaries than any other home in Miami.  The estate commands 250 feet of water frontage and is situated on a two-acre parcel on the widest span of the Indian Creek waterway.

Comprised of three buildings and tucked away behind stately mahogany and iron gates at 4821 Pinetree Drive (a thoroughfare often referred to as Millionaire’s Row), “Villa Vecchia” features 13 bedrooms, 12 baths, breathtaking views of the water and the estate’s award winning private gardens.


Each room in Villa Vecchia is, in itself, a regal work of art, offering the ultimate in today’s luxuries with the ambiance of yesterday’s pleasures. Fully restored to its celebrated glory, elegant details abound including custom crown molding, chandeliers, archways, wide windows, murals and artfully crafted terrazzo and hardwood floors.  Adding to its grandeur, the main home boasts an elegant, 150-guest ballroom — reminiscent of Versailles and the site of numerous important events which such guests as Dr. Henry Kissinger, Margaret Thatcher and President Bill Clinton — as well as a grand master suite and a gentleman’s library.

The grand compound features a resort-style pool and pavilion with full kitchen and bar, all adjacent to a waterfront gazebo.  Other amenities include a waterfront dock which can accommodate a yacht of 100 feet, a children’s playground and four fountains spread throughout the lush grounds. Extensively renovated, the estate also offers the convenience of  a new whole-house generator, impact windows, a 2-bedroom guest house with a living room and kitchen, and a detached gym with steam room.

Price: $19,800,000
Size: 18,000 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 12 Full, 1 Half
Speciality Items: Built in 1928, Designed by L.M. Barrett, Built for Byron D. Miller, 250′ of Waterfront, 2 Acres, 3 Buildings.
Address: 4821 Pinetree Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33140

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