Situated with 180-degree views stretching across Biscayne Bay to the city of Miami situated on San Marco, snuggled in Miami’s Venetian Island Archipelago is this unique contemporary 7,200 square foot home affectionally called “the land yacht.” The discriminating architectural design requirements to maximize the views, mixture of materials, textural elements, finishing details, to the lush landscaping environment were paramount in creating this three-story sanctuary for the Jernigan’s.

Mrs. Jernigan is actively involved with the creative arts community and her passion was limitless for selecting art and the best furnishing solutions. Seeking these treasures instigated travels across the globe to ensure the selected items fit her vision of a warm palette interior in context to the modern architectural framework. Highlighting impressive examples: a unique modern light fixture in the kitchen – Carbon Pendant light from Tokio, Daivid Wiseman’s bronze metal work inlaid with Terrazzo marble, and a gilded sculpture pillar – 15 Breaths by Gimhongsok.

A Boheme designed distinctive structural solutions. 1) The brise soleil wraps around the home’s exterior to unify the outdoor spaces while functionally deflecting the Florida sunlight. This clever structure creates a multitude of light and shadow patterns reflecting throughout the house and an impressive front-facing exterior. 2) Cantilevered stairway from a board-formed concrete wall, then accentuated with French Country walnut steps produced by Burchette and Burchette, and continuing the staircase’s illusion of “floating,” is a glass and bronze railing (crafted by Living Design Studios), Reef Topical constructed the wrap-around lap and plunge pool, engineered by Sinclair Engineering to optimize the views and property footprint. The connecting pedestals inset into the swimming pool leads to the outdoor deck of the master suite and outdoor bespoke Helical staircase accessing the upper deck to spectacular vistas.

This “land yacht” is fully functional and welcoming, especially to its residents!