The exclusive island was conceived and created in 1922 as part of pioneer developer Carl Fisher‘s dream city of Miami Beach. With only 40 waterfront lots of more than an acre and dockage for large yachts it soon became a playground for the super-rich. Today there are only 34 (?) estates homes, some on double or triple lots; all have expansive water and city views.
Flowers bloom amid tropical vegetation with abundant royal palms, banyan trees and live oaks draped in Spanish moss. A tree-lined median divides the island’s two streets lined with waterfront mansions. Architectural styles of homes with exquisite detailing — fountains, archways, columns and courtyards — range from 1920s Mediterranean Revival and Neo-Classical to Modern. Many homes are concealed by high hedges or walls with impressive gates marking their entrances.