The lush Old Florida tranquility of Hypoluxo Island provides the setting for this luxurious estate on the eastern shore of the Intracoastal Waterway, giving an enchanting view over the wide waters to the mainland coastline in the distance. Secluded by a canopy of leafy foliage, a walled and gated entry gives a striking approach to the architect-designed coastal-inspired estate custom built in 2011 by Steve Cury Construction, a high-end Palm Beach-based firm with more than two decades of experience. The fine finishes used throughout were selected with special attention to detail.
Bougainvillea-cloaked arches frame the covered entryway into the light and airy interiors that give a refined inflection with traditional design elements interpreted in a fresh, modern way. At the heart of the house, the double-height great room with stately fireplace opens its doors to the sweeping waterfront view through the entertainment lanai. Taking in the splendor of the Intracoastal Waterway and South Florida sunset, this true outdoor living room leads out to the waterside lawns with inviting spots to relax by the fire-pit and saltwater lap pool or on the private sandy beach, with the yachter's deepwater dock placed to the side.
Five bedroom suites feature the calm, casually elegant master quarters which open to a breezy awning-covered balcony terrace basking in the fresh air and gorgeous waterway views. The guest house provides self-contained living quarters as an added luxury of this compound-like estate tucked away in the rare tropical beauty of exclusive Hypoluxo Island.
South Atlantic Drive, Lantana, Florida. Hypoluxo Island preserves Old Florida tranquility on a scenic barrier island surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of South Florida's Gold Coast, midway between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Just across the bridge is the sugar-sand ocean beachfront of Manalapan, home to the Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
This custom-built coastal-inspired residence is beautifully scaled in a grand total of 9,291± square feet with five bedrooms, five and a-half baths, and a three-bay garage. High-end finishes and features include limestone and Brazilian cherry floors, crown-molded volume ceilings, impact-glass windows and exterior doors, a concrete tile roof, sophisticated security system, and Sonos indoor/outdoor sound system. There is also an elevator-ready shaft.
First Floor: Inside the glass-paned double doors, the limestone foyer captures the waterfront view through the double-height great room, open to the balconied upper gallery, with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace as a focal point. Glass doors open this dramatic room to the waterside lanai in a perfect layout for entertaining. Through wide entryways, the wainscoted dining room with coffered ceiling opens to the front porch. Placing an equal emphasis on function and design, the chef's kitchen offers custom cabinetry, marble counters and backsplashes, a wood-topped island, two Marvel wine coolers, and Thermador appliances including the professional-style gas range, double ovens, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and coffee/espresso system. Set off by a richly finished tongue-and-groove-paneled ceiling, the family room is wrapped with glass pocket doors that completely open to the waterside lanai. Also leading to the lanai, the club room has Brazilian cherry floors and provides a powder room that doubles as the cabana bath. The private office is off the foyer.
Second Floor: Atop the staircase, the wraparound gallery overlooks the great room below, and leads into a loft-style second family room with Brazilian cherry floor, rich wood coffered ceiling, brise soleil sun shades, and French doors to a waterside balcony. Set off by a peaked, wood-paneled ceiling, the airy master suite is generously sized to include a sitting area with French doors to a balcony terrace, covered by awning panels, giving sensational views over the Intracoastal Waterway. Complete with two customized walk-in closets, the luxurious marble-and-granite master bath also features an alcove pedestal tub, a multi-head shower, and two separate water closets. Three more bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths all open to balconies.
Guest House: Having private outside access, the guest house contains a living room, kitchenette, bedroom, and bath.