THE UNDEFINABLE ONE
LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN TIP OF PRESTIGIOUS ALLISON ISLAND, A SPECTACULAR ONE-OF-A-KIND HOME HITS THE MARKET.
“With 6650 Allison Road, we are giving the buyer a completely different palette and texture,” says David Solomon. Developed by Todd Glaser with Domo Architecture + Design, the 10,715-square-foot home sits on a 26,380-square-foot lot.
“There’s no stucco or paint on any of the exterior walls. That’s because literally the entire house is clad in Florida keystone, so it has this really dramatic ambience when you approach. That’s the showstopper.”
To listing agent David Solomon, 6650 Allison Road is an estate that defies easy categorization. The Miami Beach native has been selling high-end luxury real estate since 2006—he joined Esslinger Wooten Maxwell in 2012—and has seen the market move from Spanish colonial to modern to tropical modernism. But in terms of style, the Todd Glaser-developed property, which was executed by Domo Architecture + Design with Solomon working for Glaser as part of the development team, is distinct. “It’s neoclassical in some respects,” he says, “but it’s difficult to classify its style because it’s so unique.”
Solomon is quick to note that the 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom home boasts a materiality that announces it as something different. “There’s no stucco or paint on any of the exterior walls,” Solomon emphasizes. “That’s because literally the entire house is clad in Florida keystone, so it has this really dramatic ambience when you approach. That’s the showstopper.” Solomon says that such a rich material has built-in versatility: “As time goes on, the look of the façade is up to the owner. They can let the coral stone’s patina naturally develop, or they can power-wash it to preserve the original look. It can be as much maintenance as you want, or as little.”
Solomon prefers the aged look. “I think the more you let in patina, the more beautiful it becomes. It sort of looks old world,” he says. “And there’s also a copper seam roof—and that’s regarded as the safest roof in terms of hurricane protection and wind mitigation. And like the keystone, the copper roof will develop its own patina. Together these two façade elements take the home to the next level.”
Solomon’s talk of the next level is not simply metaphorical. The estate’s split-level design allows its first story to sit 13 feet above flood line; the next level is 20 feet elevation. With that elevation comes peace of mind for any owner wanting to protect their investment—especially the owner of a home sitting at the tip of Allison Island.
The interiors, neutral and lush, were created by Ryan Smaldone, principal of J & R Design, the go-to partner of Glaser and Domo. “J & R chose the finishes and worked very closely with Italkraft on the kitchen and closets,” Solomon explains. “I think this is their best project to date.” The kitchen is outfitted in bronze fixtures by Waterworks and features all Subzero appliances, including an entire wall of refrigeration—an expansive cabinet designed by Italkraft—that contains a double freezer, a wine cooler and a double refrigerator. Italkraft’s wood cabinetry is particularly rich, managing to make the kitchen at once luxurious and homey. The brand’s beautiful millwork can be appreciated throughout the home.
The house is tied together by a recurring bronze finish; marble and wood also make welcome appearances—in the master bedroom, in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. (Those lavish kitchen walls, as well as the island, are clad in a boldly gray-veined Carrara marble—a markedly unique choice.) “These themes show the level of thought that went into this home,” Solomon says. The luxurious materials are on full display in the three-level master suite, which includes a gym, massage room, sauna, and his-and-hers dressing rooms. “The master suite is like a hotel within the home,” Solomon says.
The ways in which 6650 Allison Road—which rests on a wedge-shaped lot that spreads toward 209 feet of waterfront—interacts with its enviable location is especially notable. As Solomon explains, “The pool is set at 13 feet above flood, which is desirable because if someone is cruising by the home by boat, the elevation—and the pool’s location behind the three-arched gazebo—gives you privacy.” The pool, with its striking blue-green tiles, is bordered by the same Florida keystone that covers the home. “This natural material is the common theme throughout the house’s exterior,” Solomon says, “which really sets it apart.” Listed at $22,500,000, davidhuntsolomon.com