A South Florida home that featured heavily in the 2006 movie Miami Vice starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx recently hit the market for $39 million. The tropical-modern masterpiece was built in 2003 and includes 480 feet of water frontage on Biscayne Bay. The 12,000-square-foot home sits on a 38,000-square-foot lot on Mashta Island, just off Key Biscayne.
Guests to the home cross over a 22,000-gallon koi pond with over 200 fish to reach the mahogany front doors of the many-pavilioned manse. Marble and hardwood floors and an eclectic mix of coffered ceilings sheathed in bright woods give the interior a pleasantly cool feeling.
Featuring a spa and infinity pool overlooking the bay, the backyard is the perfect place for cookouts, with an outdoor kitchen situated beneath a covered pavilion, while the private dock can fit up to a 100-foot yacht. The Saturnia marble-clad home was engineered with Florida’s stormy summers in mind, with the pool and living areas situated 17 feet above the sea level.
After purchasing the land for $3.6 million in 2001, owners Aurelio and Berta Fernandez set to work on the home, teaming up with architect Charles Harrison Pawley. Initial construction was completed in 2004, with a new master bedroom featuring a sweeping bay view added a few years ago. In all, the home includes five bedrooms and six baths.
Mrs. Fernandez said the couple fielded calls “all the time” from location scouts but that “most of the time we’ve turned them down because it’s too much upheaval.” The couple is reportedly planning to relocate to Vero Beach, Florida.