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Coconut Grove contemporary built 22 feet above sea level for $8.88M

Certainly among Miami’s more flood-resilient homes

1641 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
Courtesy of Karen Elmir of Cervera

This story was updated with the most recent information

The most interesting feature of this newly constructed contemporary in Coconut Grove isn’t its towering 24-foot ceilings or the slew of luxury Italian finishes but its height.

Built 22 feet above sea level (more than thrice the typical Miami home), according to listing agent Karen Elmir of Cervera, and resting on the coral rock seen throughout the neighborhood, the 10,684-square-foot residence appears ideally suited for modern Miami, as flooding issues are poised to only increase as sea level rises into the next century. The home is listed for $8.88 million after a recent 9 percent reduction.

The home was designed by Edgar Kamal with interiors by Lorena Gomez, and furnishings by Artefacto. The residence has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, marble and wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling impact windows, and a backyard that includes a heated infinity pool and a summer kitchen within a 466-square-foot gazebo that also contains a full bathroom.

The two-story residence with smart home automation was completed this year and also includes an office, Boffi kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and a wine cellar. The property last sold for $862,500 in 2013 before the current home was built.