Arriving at this home, it's easy to imagine you're pulling up to a house in the heart of Tuscany. The driveway echoes Old World elegance with red brick and roof tiles, a stone exterior and sculptural trees.
White stucco, terra cotta tile and lush foliage characterize this Mediterranean villa, making it a picture-perfect fit for its Porto Rafael setting. Native plants surround the three-building property, called Villa Bianca, that's located within steps of Porto Rafael's picturesque Piazzetta.
Designed by Cesar Molina and Jodel Narcisse, and inspired by the Vanderbilt mansion on Miami’s Fisher Island, this magnificent Mediterranean villa spans 270 feet of prime waterfront real estate in the premier Coral Gables community.
Ivy-covered walls and a stone entryway gate with rustic wooden doors makes a grand first impression to this Tuscan villa. In the center of the gravel driveway is a beautiful grouping of ornamental grasses and a tree, while small trees planted in oversized urns line the wall.
A wall of rustic built-ins draw the eye to the stunning view outside the sliding doorway of this Porto Rafael bedroom. The Mediterranean getaway includes three villas and multiple bedroom suites, with sparse, simple furnishings and decor that fit the locale and allow the bold blue hues of the Mediterranean Sea to shine.
Reminiscent of a European villa, this luxurious home features balconies, a portico, a tile roof, decorative arches, columns and high ceilings — all hallmarks of Mediterranean style. The generously sized home boasts more than 11,000 square feet, including five bedrooms, multiple staircases, an elevator, a circular driveway and a three-car garage.
Grand columns and dignified lion statues flank the entrance to the front porch, offering a sophisticated first impression. Beautiful front doors with wrought iron detailing provide an elegant entry into the home.