Even the driveway of this luxurious Miami Beach estate, known as Terra Veritatis, is spectacular. Lighted palms mark the path to the arched entry gate. Intricate detailing on the exterior wall reflects the design of the Mediterranean Revival mansion itself.
As guests make their way around the side of the house, they'll follow a driveway made of reclaimed granite from the Yangtze River. A garage with cedar shaker siding sits at the end, with a wood gate leading into the garden.
Paving blocks are set within crushed seashells just beyond the entry gates of a home in Coral Gables, Fla., providing a multitude of private outdoor rooms and rich textures. The award-winning design by ArquitectonicaGEO also incorporates native plants.
In addition to the main residence, a gate house is generously comprised of 2,000 square feet in a separate compound. Amenities include an extra bedroom and bathroom, a workshop, large lanais with a kitchenette, additional laundry facilities, a garden storage hut and a garage.
A gated driveway leads to an one-of-a-kind stone chateau built by European artisans in Senneville, Quebec. Opulence and comfort extends throughout the four levels, including a four-story tower that opens to the living room, a library, elaborate kitchen and bathroom with sauna.