On a daily basis, drivers whiz by this inconspicuous property on Southwest Marine Drive, concealed at its frontage by fencing, bushes, and tall trees. It also happens to be just one lot away from the famous Casa Mia mansion.
Pass through the visual barriers, including the locked gates of the driveway, for 1890 Southwest Marine Drive and you’ll see an impressive castle-like home built with a solid stone exterior.
Built in 2003, this is a French countryside-inspired property spanning over 7,600 sq. ft. of living area on a 34,000-sq-ft lot. A listing by Manyee Lui with Macdonald Realty sets the property’s price at $11.98 million.
There are four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one half bathroom. A main building contains the grand master suite, two other bedrooms, and an expansive kitchen, while a separate secondary building has a children’s play space, exercise room, and a guest bedroom.
Both buildings are connected by an enclosed contemporary bridge, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, that contains the living room.
There is also a large office room, games room, stone-walled wine cellar, and a hot tub that opens to the outdoors.
The landscaping is exceptional, with a steam running through the underside of the bridge and meticulous details that extend the residence’s European flair outward.