Remember Miami Vice? If you do, you’ll see what I see — that this sleek, masterful modern mansion would make a prime location for a reboot. If you don’t know Miami Vice, shame on you. Stream it, laugh at the ’80s clothes, and ogle the architecture. If you’re looking for a house that’s cooler than the one used for the 2006 movie, this is it.
I tore myself away from the computer and went to see this masterful modern last week. I’d heard the phrases, “You have to see it to appreciate it,” and “Photos don’t do it justice,” from too many people. I was in a “show me” sort of mood when I drove into the cul-de-sac at twilight. The first of many plusses is that there are only 11 houses on this street. Another huge plus is this is not just one house. It’s two. Yep. Two.
Indeed, photos don’t do the house justice. Some homes must be experienced. When I walked in, prepared to be judgmental, Compass listing agents Breah Brown and Piper Young helped me pick my jaw up off the floor and kindly guided me to the bar for a restorative cocktail. The word stunning is overused, so let’s go for glamorous, dramatic, impressive, and brilliant.
Merdad Moyaedi purchased the original home in this small, secluded, gated community in 2009. He sold this über-cool house to Brian and Chrissy Rudman in 2012, along with the lot next door. You see, the Rudmans had a plan.
“We flew straight home and met with the HOA three days after our wedding to discuss our plans to replat the lots and add what was originally going to be a detached guest house,” Chrissy said. “Once the HOA approved our idea, I drew up the plans myself, hired an architect who converted them into CAD drawings, and I took them to Randy Kienast, a builder we already knew, and without a doubt wanted to use. He helped us tweak the rest.”
The house is now a grand modern compound. A long, light-filled hall connects the east wing and west wing. The entire home surrounds the pool, which faces the lake. This masterful modern is now 7,502 square feet with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two powder baths.
The U-shape plan is what’s so brilliant. The Rudmans had teenagers at the time. We all know what that means. Privacy is essential, but you also must keep an eye on the kids. The home’s design provides a full view between east and west wings, meaning you can nip any shenanigans in the bud.
“It’s a phenomenal house for entertaining as well as an amazing home just to lay back and relax,” Chrissy said. “We love the brightness and openness of the design, the calming serenity of being on the lake, and the fact that we are less than 10 miles from downtown but feel like we are at a resort. We also love how different it is. There are a lot of modern homes, but few with as many features as this one has. The main kitchen is kosher, so there are two dishwashers and two ovens.”
Then there is the steam shower, the jetted tub, the massage room, the rooftop deck, and the infinity-edge pool. Why would you ever leave home?
Marketing any property this unique requires thought and expertise. Brown and Young brought in George Bass of George Bass Stage & Design to add just the right touches.
“This was not your everyday home,” Bass said. “We wanted to make sure it felt inviting and friendly without being too edgy. We just simplified and relaxed the look so a prospective buyer can float through the house. It’s such an impressive property. You have to see it to believe it.”
The Rudmans are empty nesters now, so they are moving on to the high-rise lifestyle, but there is a lot they will miss about their magnificent masterful modern home.
“I’m going to miss the stunning views from the rooftop deck and every single window in the house,” Chrissy said. “That will never get old.”
Brown and Young have this magnificent masterful modern, at 11 Winding Lake Drive, listed for a mere $2.95 million.
Trust me, see it at twilight. You’ll fall in love.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of all dogs, international travel, good chocolate, great champagne, and historic homes knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well