Upon entering the main residence, you will be awed by the dramatic exposed wooden beamed ceilings, sweeping ocean views, and significant wood-encased pocketing floor-to-ceiling slider doors. The living area columns are 18-feet tall and are made of Ipe walnut wood handpicked and custom milled in Manaus, Brazil. The main home is further accented by stunning woodwork, including custom Brazilian mahogany carved doors in every room with intricate detailing. The flooring is Brazilian honey teakwood bringing together all the custom wood elements in harmony throughout Bali Hai.
Entertaining is a must here and the dream is this chef-inspired kitchen, complete with a massive sit-up counter in size and beauty. Dine in at the adjacent dining area overlooking the ocean or outside on one of the waterfront porches. Just off the kitchen, you will find a walk-in pantry with intricately wood-carved shelving, a separate butler's pantry, and a laundry room. The main home also features a temperature-controlled walk-in 1,000+ bottle wine cellar, complete with a computerized bar code scanning system, so you never run out of your favorites! In the main living area, a beautiful coral wall fireplace accents the open, high ceilings and a custom-designed wet bar with vintage glass mural, liquor storage cabinet and grand elevator entrance. The main living room opens to the veranda which serves as an outdoor living area overlooking the ocean, beach, infinity-edge pool, and separate hot tub with a fire pit and round seating. The veranda is the ideal location for unwinding and spotting the abundant sea life residing in the Atlantic waters off Bali Hai.
The main living area connects to the office/den where you find another great inspirational space with a full bath and access to the balcony area. The inviting main suite is located just past the study with a private balcony and spacious and lovely bathroom with shower, soaking tub, and dual vanities. The main closet is a focal point all on its own, impressive, to say the least, in its spacious design, woodwork cabinetry, and sheer size. The main home has a large guest oceanfront bedroom with an en suite bath, walk-in closet, striking ocean views, and direct porch access.
Outdoor porches connect you to the guest pods just mere steps away. The guest pods have multiple entrances for privacy and are easily sectioned off. In the first pod, you will find two more distinctly designed bedrooms, a full bath, a washer/dryer, and another beautiful private balcony overlooking the gardens. The second guest pod is a private one-bedroom, plus a full bath, which connects to the screening media room/bedroom. The media room also accesses the porch that overlooks the gardens and stone pathways taking you through the grounds.
As you descend either side of the custom wood staircase on the ocean, you will be enchanted by the mesmerizing vast ocean view and the stunning infinity-edge pool which runs across the back of the home. Enjoy the custom-designed hot tub with lighted accents and a fire pit in the center.
The lower level offers a sweeping breezeway, with outdoor kitchen and multiple entertainment areas surrounded by the green riverbed columns. Workouts are a breeze with a professional gym overlooking the ocean or yoga on the beach. Enjoy the completely outfitted game room and spacious tackle/sports area complete with a washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Be mesmerized by your own 7,000-gallon saltwater pond with tropical fish. Finish off the day with an evening game of tennis at your private lighted championship tennis court! Give your guests a tour of the “Fairchild Gardens” like pathways: a collection of over 300 different species of palm trees (including very rare varieties and over 70 red sealing wax palms, some as tall as 20’) as well as a range of other tropical flora are all labeled and identified by QR code.
The home and lavish grounds are connected to a state-state-of-art home automation and lighting system. This system allows you to monitor security cameras while you are away or turn on lights and music throughout the property with the touch of a button. Thanks to 1 GB internet speeds, you will be connected to the outside world but feel as if you are a million miles away.
Oceanfront boating is appreciated at this home with deep-water dockage, two boat lifts with the larger being a 27000-pound boat lift, and an additional flat lift ideal for water toys. If you prefer to take it slow, take out the paddleboards to enjoy a day on the water. Or use your private staircase at the end of the 300’ dock to jump into the warm waters for a snorkel where you are surrounded by nature’s aquarium in the fabulous Florida Keys.
Bali Hai is waiting for you! Enjoy a resort lifestyle every day at your island home.
Year Built 2001
Architect David Harum
Balinese inspired architecture
7 unique octagon design home
Featured in Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and Coastal Living
200 plus feet on the Ocean
6 bedrooms (include media room with screening equipment)
Custom designed Master closet
Wine Room with Barcoding inventory system
Ample outdoor living areas and verandahs
Home Automation System including outside sound system
Concrete and masonry structure
Timber complex Roof structure – Southern Pine for roof framing
Green Riverbed stone imported from Bali sheathing the massive stilt column
Indonesian craftsmen were flown to Keys to apply the stone in an intricate puzzle-like application in a very time-consuming process resulting in the authenticity of the application
Custom railing made from Kampor Wood – indigenous to Indonesia
Exterior decking and Living area flooring Brazilian Honey Teakwood
Bedrooms Brazilian Mahogany flooring
Living area columns are 16 in. in circumference by 18 feet tall – IPE wood hand-selected and custom milled in Manaus Brazil aka Brazilian Walnut
All woods were imported from S American and Indonesia
OUTDOOR RESORT FEATURES
300-foot dock (approx 4-foot draft)– 2 lifts – 27,000 pound for larger boats
Steps into Ocean at docks end for easy access.
Lift to launch water toys
Fish feeding station at the dock
7000 Gallon Fish pond with walkway stone covered bridge
Outdoor Summer kitchen
Beach and lounging area
Infinity Edge pool lined with beautiful rock
Combo hot tub/ fire pit and seating are
The tennis court fully lit with LED lights
Nature walkway paths throughout the property
Exquisite gardens with a collection of over 300 varieties of Palm trees – Unique identification system with labeled plantings and QR codes to identify the vast flora throughout the property
many of which are critically endangered in the wild, 25 bamboo varieties (and over 100 other types of flora) some of the more notable are:
Borassus aethiopium (African Palmyra Palm): a very large species with unique black boots, silver foliage (have two… one very large 15+ feet)
Copernicia fallaensis (Giant Yarey Palm): only two natural habitats exist in the World with maybe 300 total palms (two… both large)
Tahina spectablis (Tahina Palm): recently discovered in 2007 (two, one very large)
Hemithrinax ekmanina (Jumagua Palm): Only a single population of less than 100 mature individuals remains in the wild. (three of them)
Cyrtostachys renda (Red Sealing Wax Palm): Cherished for the red color of their shaft, there is a collection of over 70 plants including a handful with variegated leaves. But more notably, the collection includes 3 specimen that are over 20 feet tall