Perched on an extraordinary bayfront corner in one of the most exclusive communities in Miami, Villa Positano is the ultimate luxury home.
Listed for $48 M
7,279 Sq Ft.
After 38 years in the industry, when Elena Bluntzer labels a home a ‘trophy property,’ it means something. Perched on an extraordinary bayfront corner in one of the most exclusive communities in Miami, Villa Positano exceeds every expectation. Inspired by owner Ernst Swietelsky’s home in Austria, the exceptional waterfront estate is a true private oasis located in one of Miami’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
Home to some of the most impressive homes in Coconut Grove, the Camp Biscayne community has a star-studded history. The oldest private enclave in South Florida, the property contained four cottages built by the original developer and served as a destination for high-profile travelers in the 1930s, attracting regulars like the Rockefeller family looking for privacy.
Completely renovated and upgraded in the past two and a half years, Villa Positano is a place to escape from your troubles and find your bliss. Boasting over 10,000 sq. ft., every corner of the three-story property was designed with care by architect Rafael Portuondo, creating the ultimate private oasis. With extraordinary attention to detail, this is a home optimized for every layer of enjoyment, including an outdoor pool situated to allow unencumbered sunlight from dawn to dusk, a feature Bluntzer confirms is exceedingly rare.
A truly secluded property, the waterfront privacy of the home creates a tropical getaway in the heart of Miami, a once-in-a-lifetime estate. With sprawling courtyards, elegant terraces, and endless floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking out at the exceptional waterfront views, every feature of this top-tier residence has been thoughtfully selected to create the ultimate luxury home – with a building process that took upwards of four years. “Throughout my entire career, clients have asked me to find them the ideal house. And this truly represents what that house would be,” Elena explains, “It’s the ideal home for people that want privacy, for people who have kids in school, for people who want home-style living, proximity to the best shops, who want to be on the water, who want privacy…this home is for the people who don’t want to compromise.”
Walking distance to the charming shops and restaurants of Coconut Grove, as well as one of the top schools in the country, this is a family residence at its core, a place to relax and enjoy the beauty in your surroundings. Inspired by Mediterranean villas, the indoor-outdoor living space in this eight-bedroom home is open, airy, and ideal for soaking in the Miami weather. With 180-degree views of the beautiful Biscayne Bay, each room in the home is oriented towards the water. “The openness of the rooms towards the Bay makes you appreciative of the beauty of living next to the water,” Swietelsky explains, “every major room has an unobstructed view of the Bay. The landscaping makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island without ever leaving the house.”
Boasting features like Jerusalem stone floors, a 40ft boat dock, and 30 ft ceilings, the light-filled home is as zen as it is luxurious. Balancing beautiful interiors with modern technology, the property is built to withstand any weather events, going above and beyond requirements to ensure peace of mind. Gorgeous finishings, countless entertainment spaces, and unparalleled water access make this private escape one of a kind, the crown jewel of Coconut Grove.
Words by Emma Ungaro