Fisher Estate

Carl G. Fisher’s historic Miami estate is restored and expanded—revealing the opulence of the original architecture, while integrating modern amenities.

Designed in the Mediterranean Revivalist style by South Florida architect August Geiger and completed in 1927, the Fisher Estate is one of the most spectacular private estates in Miami. The 1.6-acre property features a private dock and an 85-foot observation tower—the tallest on a private residence in Miami—with views of the city skyline and Biscayne Bay. It is the former home of one of Miami’s founding fathers, Carl G. Fisher (1874–1939), an entrepreneur credited with developing Miami Beach from swampland into a major resort destination.

Our role was to restore the architecture of the original mansion back to its 1920s splendor, while adding every modern amenity expected in this caliber of home. The vast and airy historic interiors have an artful aesthetic—21,000 square feet that needed to be painstakingly maintained and renewed. Working with expert craftspeople, we brought intricate details back to life—from the coffered ceilings to the carved stone mantelpieces to the oak floors—inserting new elements that marry seamlessly with the home’s heritage, including hidden technology and mechanical systems.

In addition to the mansion restoration, we extended August Geiger’s vision in several new buildings on the grounds, including guest villas, staff quarters, a five-car garage, and a sunning cabana. The project included significant relandscaping of the grounds, incorporating new fountains, courtyards, and loggias in which to enjoy Florida’s tropical climate—all in harmony with the spirit and detail of the original architecture.

These new spaces bring lifestyle elements to the 1920s historic building, reflecting today’s more fluid, less formal way of life and style of entertaining. They are designed to bring greater connection, pleasure, and appreciation of the extensive grounds, the climate, and this extraordinary location on the edge of Biscayne Bay.

Miami Beach, Florida, USA
21,000 SF
Architecture, Interior Design
Project Team
Chad Oppenheim, Carl Römer, Leslie Abraham, Juan Calvo, Carolina Jaimes
Image Credit
Laziz Hamani

Fisher Estate