Enter a gated Tuscany inspired Intracoastal estate, beautifully appointed in Old World elegance. One of South Florida's most prestigious communities, the Island is tucked away between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in a lush tree-canopied tropical landscape. This stunning waterfront estate provides all the luxuries of a private Mediterranean retreat. The location allows for a totally private environment within its gated area and yet has the advantage of being a short walk to the beach, epicurean restaurants and trendy boutiques.
This stately Tuscan villa captures spectacular waterway views in a lushly landscaped setting. The Chicago brick circular driveway, conveniently appointed with an electric gate for security and privacy, creates an elegant Old World atmosphere, which continues throughout the five-bedroom, five and a half bathroom residence. Meticulous attention to detail is shown in fine appointments including high shine marble throughout the first floor, Venetian plaster finishes, a custom stone fireplace allowing you to enjoy either natural wood or the convenience of gas fire, premium wood flooring on the second floor and rich mahogany hurricane proof doors and windows throughout.
First Floor: A baronial arched entry presents the 2-story grand Foyer with a stunning 23 foot diameter cupola, with an Onyx medallion and polished marble flooring, which continues throughout this level. An ornate ironwork balustrade accents the majestic Navona marble staircase. A wrought iron door opens to the wine cellar, which will hold your favorite wines. Pointing west, beautiful Intracoastal views open through the formal Living Room with architecturally detailed ceilings, oversized custom stone fireplace, and rich mahogany glass doors, which open to an inviting lanai with outdoor barbeque kitchen and a breathtakingly large oversized pool/spa area finished in Tunisian handmade tile. A smart pool/spa & garden wireless control is also available for your convenience. To enjoy a tranquil moment, you can choose one of the private gardens and just relax to the soothing sound of the water fountains. Take a walk down the tropical garden and you will reach a private dock conveniently located.
Facing the waterway, the private Bedroom/Study is styled with bookcases and a boxed ceiling. The large elegant formal Dining Room is a masterpiece with its detailed ceiling box trays in old gold and Moroccan leather finishes as well as stunning black granite and gold marble floor detail. A faux finished powder room with onyx counter and glass bowl is just a step away via a shirt passage with illuminated barrel ceiling and Venetian plaster finish. Just beyond, the gourmet Kitchen is masterfully designed with furniture-grade cabinetry, granite counters, island, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators/freezers, Bosch dishwasher, and a Viking gas range with oven. Adjoining in a spacious open-plan design are the sun-filled, Breakfast Room whose deep red mahogany French doors open to a lush secret garden and the enticing sounds of a Tuscan water fountain.