Conceived as a contemporary Italianate compound, crafted with exceptional materials and superlative custom finishes, this bespoke residence has been artfully reimagined by award-winning interior designer Marc Michaels to reflect its light coastal environ. The result is a marriage of easy elegance and relaxed sophistication with the ultimate in lifestyle amenities. In short, this sublime beachfront residence will far exceed your every expectation.
This idyllic oasis is ensconced in a magnificently manicured oceanfront landscape on an estate-sized lot in the prestigious Estate Section of Highland Beach. With 5 garage bays and an expansive fountain motor court, a three-ensuite carriage/guesthouse, a clubroom with pub-style wine vaults, an air-conditioned Florida room with granite sit-down wet bar and French door access to the oceanfront pool, and a dune-topped thatched Tiki Hut to capture endless ocean views and breezes, this entertaining estate is pure perfection.
One expects exceptional finishes, custom built-ins, innovative design elements in a property of this magnitude. Even so, it delights at every turn, beginning with the iron-gated paver drive that continues directly through the center of the carriage/guesthouse. A gracious entry foyer, focused on a gracefully curved staircase, yields to a breathtaking living room with coffered ceiling, dramatic sea urchin fixture, detailed stone fireplace, sublime window wall view of the sun-drenched pool and ocean beyond. A gallery hallway offers sculpted, column-framed entrances to both the formal dining room and oceanfront office/library. A light marble topped gourmet island kitchen, with adjacent butler’s pantry, artfully serves both the formal and junior dining rooms. A sequestered oceanfront master suite encompasses his and hers spa-inspired baths and expansive boutique wardrobes.
With a scope that assures the ultimate in personal space, a design that delivers uncompromising privacy, built-in safeguards that guarantee security and viability, this walled, gated property nestled by a pristine beach offers a delightfully protected retreat. One where the space to enjoy is perhaps the greatest luxury, and ocean vistas expand your view of the ultimate lifestyle estate.
South Ocean Boulevard, Highland Beach, Florida. Fringed with unspoiled ocean beaches, prestigious Highland Beach is ideally situated on a barrier island along the northern shores of Boca Raton, just south of Delray Beach. A scenic tree-lined stretch of Florida’s State Road A1A functions as its Main Street. World-class shopping, dining, entertainment and sporting attractions are all close at hand. Boca Raton’s private executive airport is about 17±-minutes away, while Palm Beach International Airport is a quick 25± minute drive.
This Palm Beach-inspired compound is set amid a manicured landscape on nearly an acre± lot, bordered by 100\'± of glorious Atlantic Ocean shoreline. Ensconced behind an electronically gated wall, it is rimmed with specimen palms, defined by isles of tropical plantings and lawn, divided by its central fountain motor court. The Oceanside entertaining area is comprised of a sun-drenched 36\' x18\' sculpted oceanfront pool with fountains, summer kitchen/grilling station, cabana bath, sun terrace for relaxing and alfresco dining, and an expansive rear lawn. A thatched Tiki hut and private dune crossover mark the approach to the pristine beach.
First Level: Guests proceed through an iron/glass door into the south wing entry foyer surrounded by an under-stair powder room, hotel-style elevator, niche area with desk. The foyer highlights a graceful staircase with art-glass windows, and looks through a gracious living room (pecan floor, coffered ceiling, detailed fireplace, custom fixture) to a spectacular French door/window wall view of the pool and ocean beyond. A gallery hallway leads to a sublime oceanfront office/library, across from a highly sophisticated formal dining room.
The north wing encompasses: a gourmet chef’s island kitchen (marble counters, custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, top-tier appliances including 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators and a Viking gas range), adjacent butler’s pantry, junior dining room with built-ins open to a family room with fireplace, clubroom evocative of a pub (professional wet bar, temperature controlled wood wine vaults, private “friends” entrance), an expansive air conditioned Florida room (terra cotta floor, coffered pecky cypress ceiling, granite-topped professional sit-down wet bar, multiple French doors to the pool), second powder room, laundry, and a cabana bath.
½ flight up from the clubroom is a private guest ensuite, while ½ flight down is the 2-bay attached garage.
Second Level: The south wing is comprised of an oceanfront VIP guest ensuite with covered balcony, and a laundry, across a gallery hallway from a second guest ensuite with balcony.
The north wing encompasses the third guest ensuite adjacent to a shared second family room. A secluded oceanfront master includes an expansive bedroom with covered balcony, a separate sitting room, her spa-inspired bath and adjacent boutique wardrobe closet, his boutique walk-in closet and private bath.
Guesthouse: Encompasses a lower level sitting room, a living room, dining area, kitchen three guest ensuites, and a 3-bay garage.
Special Features: concrete block construction, impact windows, whole house generator, detailed volume ceilings, limestone/hardwood/terra cotta tile floors, multiple gas fireplaces.