A Key Biscayne, Fla., home, featured in the 2006 movie “Miami Vice,” is listing for $39 million.
Owners Aurelio and Berta Fernandez say the movie’s cast and crew, including stars Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, spent about a week filming at their five-bedroom house, which is located on a peninsula jutting into Biscayne Bay and has about 480 feet of waterfront.
Since building their tropical-style home on the southern tip of tiny Mashta Island off Key Biscayne, “we get calls all the time” from location scouts for films, TV and commercials, Ms. Fernandez said, although “most of the time we’ve turned them down because it’s too much upheaval.”
For the “Miami Vice,” shoot for example, much of their furniture was removed, and the family decamped to a hotel for the week.
Measuring about 12,000 square feet, the house is composed of a series of pavilions connected by copper roofs. An infinity pool overlooks the bay and the private dock can accommodate a 100-foot yacht, Mr. Fernandez said. Built to withstand storms, the house is clad in Saturnia marble, and the living areas and pool are elevated about 17 feet above sea level.
An outdoor kitchen in a covered pavilion by the pool comes in handy for family barbecues, the couple said. To reach the front door, visitors cross a bridge over a 22,000-gallon koi pond that contains more than 200 fish.
The Fernandezes bought the land in 2001 for $3.6 million, according to public records. At the time Mr. Fernandez was retiring from his job as an executive at Broadcom Corp., the California-based semiconductor company, and they wanted to return to South Florida, where they’d both grown up. While they originally planned to renovate the existing house on the site, they decided instead to build a new house from scratch, completing the work in 2004. A few years ago they built a new master bedroom on the second floor to take advantage of the views, Mr. Fernandez said.
They are selling because they’re relocating to Vero Beach, Fla.
Jorge Uribe of One Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. A home on the opposite tip of Mashta Island sold for $47 million in December, Mr. Uribe said, but that was a larger piece of land.
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