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Coconut Grove gem ‘Casa Positano’ asks $28M

The second priciest home in the Grove

A Mediterranean mansion in the Grove with palm trees by the pool
Casa Positano
Courtesy of The Jills/Coldwell Banker

Sliding into the market as Coconut Grove’s second most expensive home for sale is “Casa Positano” on Munroe Drive, with an asking price of $28 million.

Trailing only $43 million neighbor Casa Bahia (previously $50 million), this three-story modern Mediterranean villa sizes up at just over 7,000 square feet and was designed by award-winning architect Rafael Portuondo, with interiors by Nikki Baron.

The waterfront home lies within Camp Biscayne. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and boasts over 300 feet of bay frontage. Its owner is Ernst Swietelsky, founder of a flower and plant import company.

Interior features include Jerusalem limestone and mahogany floors; a winding staircase; 10-foot ceilings; a gourmet kitchen; Jerusalem stone finishes; and smart home automation. Outside are towering palms, dense hedges, a heated pool with a coral stone deck, and an Ipe wood dock.

“This stunning property merges total luxury with the historic charm of Camp Biscayne, a winter resort founded in 1903 by Ralph Middleton Munroe,” said Jill Eber of The Jills. “Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, directly on Biscayne Bay, the villa presents the epitome of elegance, and is perfect for the right luxury buyer.”

“A waterfront dream home, this villa features the best of modern sophistication,” said Jill Hertzberg of The Jills. “With mesmerizing views of Biscayne Bay and the utmost in contemporary appointments, the home offers amazing beauty and short walking distance to the center of Coconut Grove with some of the best