93 Palm was built in a colonial style with neoclassical details in 1922. A landmark in Miami Beach for more than 90 years, the waterfront estate is a collection of three houses: a gate house, a main villa and a pool cabana.
The 6,103 square feet, two-story main villa is a wood-frame house with stucco and drywall walls. The house has a central entrance opening to a welcoming hall with stairs to the upper floor, living room on one side, tea room on the other, kitchen and dining room in the back. Main floor’s original features include a black- and-gold Art Deco powder room, the 1920’s ceiling lights, a fireplace in the living room and a porch. The second floor has the same footprint as the first. Three out of four second-story bedrooms were designed with their own full bath and the bathroom fixtures and tiles style has been maintained.
With a simple and restrained design, the general feel is one of elegance and a tie to history that brings the traditions of its past into play in a modern lifestyle. Columns, open archways and fanlights characterize the wide veranda that runs along two sides of the main villa and provides a suggestive view of the garden, the swimming pool and Biscayne Bay. Multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters and paneled doors dress up the exteriors.
The two-story pool cabana overlooks the 30’x60′ swimming pool on one side and Biscayne Bay on the other side. A spiral staircase leads to the top floor which comprises two, mirror-image large rooms – one bedroom and one full bathroom.
The gatehouse that Al Capone built when he turned the property into a fortress is set over one of the entrances and the garage. This house features two double rooms with shared bathroom and one family room with a fireplace. Next to the gatehouse and opposite the main villa’s entrance, there is a pond with a little garden bridge, grotto, lighthouse and waterfall, all made of red coral.
93 Palm has retained its unique 1920s character and preserved its original design, décor and charm. It features plenty of suggestive scenarios, natural backdrops and historic details.