Set just below the tip of South Beach, the ultra-exclusive enclave of Fisher Island is a private isle hideaway in the heart of Miami County, accessible only by ferryboat or private yacht. Global C-suite executives, professional athletes, and Hollywood heavyweights like Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, and Mel Brooks all own estates here, from palm tree-cradled mega-mansions to palatial penthouses overlooking the sand, surf, and cityscape. Sun-soaked days on the breezy barrier island slowly saunter by as residents sip cocktails in the members-only beach club or play rounds of golf on the coastal greens. Fisher Island’s 216 acres boast the highest per capita income of any ZIP code in the country, with a median home price of nearly $6 million, though many addresses nab price tags that crest $20, $30, even $40 million. Falling into the latter creme-de-la-camp is this sweeping palace in the sky, the personal home of the Denmark-born tennis sensation Caroline Wozniacki (ranked the number one player in the world from late 2010 through 2011) and former NBA all-star David Lee of the New York Knicks.

Stretching 7,000 square feet of interior space with an additional 5,000 square feet al fresco, Palazzo Del Sol (meaning: the sun palace) earns its moniker through several walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive open-air terraces that overlook the sea foam waters of the Biscayne Bay. The five bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom mega-condo boasts designer-crafted interiors that complement the soft blue and white color palette of the Florida coast. Décor is sleek and minimalist, rendered in soothing hues and natural materials. Think light wooden sculptural accent pieces, white marble with deep gray veins, and natural fiber carpets, with the occasional splash of amber or turquoise blue.

Take the elevator to PH1 to enter into the dramatic double-height salon, finished with calming ivory and herringbone white oak floors. The subtly patterned floors flow from room to room, where low-slung European sofas, velvet accent chairs, and cushy loveseats offer plenty of opportunity for rest and rejuvenation. There are four social destinations: a hosting salon, bayfront bar, TV room, and formal dining room.

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The primary great room, strategically positioned with Western-facing views for prime sunset peeping, features a custom marble media wall and massive tiered chandelier, plus a built-in cocktail nook with turquoise barstools and a backlit bar. Here, shake a dirty martini or pour an 18-year Scotch before exiting through the glass pocket doors to the patio for golden hour. Palazzo Del Sol is a fully automated smart home, thus denizens can control the retractable glass doors with the touch of a button, so there’s no chance of spilling a drop of Macallan while trying to open a door.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring a long dine-in marble center island with seating for six, plus top-of the-line Gaggenau appliances, Calacatta backsplash, sleek custom wooden cabinetry, and a backlit, floor-to-ceiling wine wall. Set up a charcuterie spread or enjoy a casual high-top breakfast here, or retreat to the adjacent outdoor terrace to dine amid sea and Miami skyline vistas.

A glass-sided floating staircase guides residents to the second level, where the kingly master suite awaits. Flanked by retractable glass doors that reveal a private patio anchored by Italian columns, the suite is furnished with a fluffy king bed, custom media wall, and pair of long cleopatra chairs for sharing a nightcap over a late-night film. The en-suite bathroom, decked out in marble, boasts a true five-star spa bathing experience. Climb two stairs to find the freestanding tub, sheathed by the subtle fragrance of reed diffusers. The marble steam shower is equally regal, finished with a seating area and rainfall shower head. There are four additional bedrooms, each with private marble accented bathrooms.

Movie nights emulate Hollywood premieres in the tech-forward media den, armed with a booming Bang & Olufsen sound system and ultra-cozy eight-person sofa. On crisp, breezy spring evenings, retreat to the rooftop terrace, a swanky entertainment venue with panoramic views of the city by the bay. It’s lavishly equipped with an eight-person dining table, long reflecting pool, outdoor sofas, fire pit, and large wood-paneled Jacuzzi. T here’s also a full-service summer kitchen for casual BBQs or grill fired surf-n-turf. Roman-style columns add a dash of European elegance, while the ever-growing Miami skyline sparkling in the distance reminds denizens they’re home.

7001 Fisher Island Drive, PH1, is listed by Dina Goldentayer for $42,500,000


Dina Goldentayer

Executive Director of Sales, Douglas Elliman

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