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The building was designed for development firm Miami Golden LLC and acts as an expansive private retreat. This elegant resort-style living space boasts 6,000 square feet of terraces and a 5,000 square foot spa and fitness level. Inside, there is around 23,000 square feet of interior space all temperature controlled. It includes some of the basic amenities one could expect, like spa pools, sunken hamman rooms, an entertainment room with home theater, a safe room and a lap pool with a waterfall. Service quarters have a separate entrance and staircase access in the villa.

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The home boasts an energy-efficient green roof and uses teak, oolite stone and glass. The exterior is complimented with a three-story “green wall” with 25 different pant species which will grow around a spiral staircase and a hydraulic elevator. The developer Jacob Abramson plans to break ground in 2015.

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