8961 Southwest 62nd Ct.
exemplifies tropical resort living at home
A captivating synergy of symmetry and contrast, 8691 SW 62nd Ct. is tropical resort living idealized, rife with features a home designed by Frank Mendez, a founding father of Pinecrest, would be incomplete without. Built in 2015, the 11,300-square-foot estate rests on a 1.16-acre lot decorated with lush, high-end foliage and a natural privacy hedge surrounding the sides and rear of the property. In its composition, atmosphere and décor, the property is a placid work of tactful balance. Its U-shaped split floorplan encompasses five oversized bedrooms, two master suites, a stately office, fully equipped gym, 11 bathrooms and an attached guest house.
Visitors are likely to delight in the generous parking space, including an exterior car port and two-car garage. In total, close to 20 vehicles can comfortably fit on the lot. Dual entry fountains made of solid onyx imported from Indonesia, representing “unity” and “trust,” flank the property’s reinforced solid wood door, whose bank vault locking mechanism promises entry only to those who are invited. Its moderate distance from the street, reinforced mechanized gate with three entry points and tasteful foliage provide tremendous privacy, while an airtight alarm circuit and more than 20 cameras overlooking the entire grounds to ensure an even greater level of security.Request private SHOWING
The property has a voluminous kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art equipment made by Wolf Appliances, including Sub-Zero refrigerators, dual ovens, warming drawers, a cooking range and extractor hood. Dual Bosch custom vent dishwashers and a Dyson Airblade hand dryer are also present, as is a powerful, high-capacity vent that siphons off food aromas before they can permeate the house. Other kitchen amenities include wood cabinetry veneers colored by a natural smoking process, a massive work station, an oversized walk-in pantry and, below teardrop crystal chandeliers—Swarovski, like all others in the house—an oversized island topped by the largest one-piece quartzite marble slab available.
Various outdoor culinary options exist at the covered poolside cabana with marble countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, including a Fontana Q50 outdoor pizza oven, hibachi flat grill and four Bertazzoni Italian burners.Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, whose dropped wooden ceilings made of wenge (a dark East African wood) and LED track lighting stylistically mirror the office in the opposite wing of the house, which contains a custom desk and credenza, built-in cabinetry and a special electrical feed for multiple computers.
Sizeable windows, furnished with motorized Italian curtains, adorn almost every wall to optimize natural light throughout the sprawling two-story mansion, traversable by stairways and an elevator. Accent interior and exterior stone walls, delimited by one-of-a-kind French grey marble flooring and vaulted ceilings of wenge, lead down oversized hallways to 12 and 10-foot doors of natural wenge and bamboo.
Though each room has unique characteristics that make it a distinctive part of the whole, the rooms share a uniform design that includes capacious walk-in closets and luxurious bathrooms outfitted with custom marble countertops, floating sinks and Bizzaza mosaics. All but two of the bathrooms contain Duravit automatic toilets with built-in bidets and seat warmers. The two exceptions, belonging to the master suites, have separate bidets.
In addition to their greater floor space and closets as big as many contemporary bedrooms, the master suites also feature roomier showers, with dual shower heads and body jets. Each has its own unique bath: one, a jacuzzi; the other, an exotic clawfoot tub. The ground-level master, which has its own dedicated wing separate from the other bedrooms in the house, also boasts a retractable ceiling TV mount.
Just beyond the foyer, a seating area with a wood-paneled electric gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling provides an inviting and open position at the house’s center—the perfect venue to see into the backyard and toward either side of the house. Five second-story terraces provide similarly stunning, albeit asymmetrical, views. Outside, its features more greatly resemble those of a country club than a traditional homestead. An irrigated European red clay tennis court—the only private red clay court in the state—sits at the rearmost point of the property, equipped with a custom non-chain enclosure, Playsight Smartcourt technology and an eight-source LED lighting system.
The patio borders a large alkaline-free saltwater pool, reflecting pond and jacuzzi inlaid with handmade Bizzaza Italian rose gold mosaics. The waters are crossable on a custom Kumaru ipe wood bridge and are warmed year-round by an underground geothermal system that heats the entire property’s water supply. Mechanized and weighted workouts in an air-conditioned environment can be done in the property’s remarkable second-story gym, built with space-age soundproofing, specialized gym rubbering, a reinforced ceiling system and a kitchenet, refrigerator and mounted TV. A door near the gym’s entryway, just before the massage area and another door leading to one of the house’s two outdoor sundecks, leads to a bathroom with a cold plunge and hot shower for muscle recovery.
This beautiful home is inarguably a masterwork of modern architecture, the opulent dwelling’s digital and electrical amenities suggest an eye toward the future. It is equipped with a smart ELAN Home System for wireless control of lighting, surround sound music, window shading, security and climate control through four wall-mounted smart device stations and Nest thermostats.
A dual Pentair water filtration system serves the interior and exterior of the property. Hospital-grade Generac generators stand ready to run in an emergency. Automated energy-saving LED lights run throughout the house. And two laundry rooms—one accessible from the inside, the other through an air-conditioned storage pavilion permitting indoor access from the pool and tennis court—are stocked with high-capacity, energy-efficient LG TrueSteam washer/dryer combos.
Above the pavilion, in the guest house, floor-to-wall porcelain tiling and custom wood cabinets decorate a peaceful, apartment-style lodging complete with a kitchenet, high-end plumbing and marble countertops. Long-term lodgers or brief visitors can come and go as they please, watch over the backyard on a dedicated terrace and enjoy the myriad amenities. 8691 SW 62nd Ct. has in seemingly boundless supply, its warm and irresistible grandeur a paradise within paradiseRequest private SHOWING