Four generous floors of expansive living space, culminating in a lovely terrace are at the heart of this deco-inspired modern home, nestled in a desirable corner of Coconut Grove. “Deco Cove,” at 3510 Rockerman Road, is a three-bedroom, four-bath residence that sits on a corner lot just steps from bayfront David T. Kennedy Park.
Located along a private canal, the house comes with a boat dock and is close enough to downtown Coconut Grove for a leisurely walk to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Its height sets the home apart, giving residents stunning views of the surrounding skylines and landscapes.
The 3,167 square foot home, built-in 1994, combines form and function to arrive at exceptional livability, perfect for an active family. The garage shares the first level with a floor-to-ceiling windowed space that could easily function as an office or exercise room. An adjacent doorway leads to an outdoor cooking area as well as to the boat dock. With direct ocean access, a vessel is ready for launching an early morning fishing trip or evening sightseeing tour. On the home’s opposite side, a tiled deck ushers residents and visitors to a curved staircase that ends at the oversize front door.
On the second level, a great room connects to an expansive kitchen with contemporary appointments and the latest in luxury appliances. A large picture window affords water views where visiting manatees may be glimpsed in the winters, while wading birds, turtles and other South Florida wildlife arrive throughout the seasons.
A focal point of the house is the statement staircase that flows up a curved glass-block wall to the third and fourth floors, giving light while affording privacy. A trio of spacious bedrooms occupy the upper stories, each one equipped with its own ensuite bathroom. The master bath boasts a grand, raised soaking tub where the bather can gaze out onto the picturesque tree canopy.
Oversize port-style windows illuminate the bedrooms and continue the homage to Art Deco that, along with the curved staircases, defines the home’s design. Indoor and outdoor accents, such as the white railings, nod as well to the iconic motifs that put Miami and Miami Beach architecture on the map.
Still, the residence’s crown jewel is the top floor balcony, which opens off the master bedroom. A blue awning shades the space, which is perfect for morning coffee, private sunbathing, or midnight meditations, and stargazing. The panoramic view takes in the Miami skyline, the treetops, and the boats and ships cruising in Biscayne Bay and, further out, the ocean waves. Deco Cove is the perfect place to contemplate South Florida’s beauty and live an active tropical lifestyle.