Inspiring a sense of serenity in a natural environment reminiscent of Old Florida, this custom-built oceanfront estate sits in a tropical oasis high above the Ocean Ridge dunes, where infinite blue waters glisten in the sunlight as the backdrop of the lush greenery. Approached from the quiet cul-de-sac on the property's west side, the five-bedroom Modern Mediterranean residence creates a sense of arrival with a monumental porte cochere at its entrance, where the ocean is seen through iron-filigreed glass doors.
Once inside, by the foyer's sculptural floating staircase, the enchanting oceanscape is the center of attention in the vast window wall of the two-story great room, where creamy sweeps of polished marble lay the groundwork for this impressive living/entertainment space with a palatial fireplace, wet bar, and media center defining the various seating areas. Glass doors bring guests outside to enjoy the resort-like realm of the soaring oceanside loggia and sprawling lounge terrace that surrounds the exotic pool and spa giving the languorous look of a meandering lagoon. Upstairs, the enormous oceanfront master suite creates its own private haven of comfortable luxury, indulging in a room-sized double bath and opening to a romantic balcony looking out over the pool to the idyllic ocean waters. Through the property's walled and gated entry on Old Ocean Boulevard, there is direct access to a private boardwalk that crosses the dunes, beckoning to a blissful stroll on the sands or a swim in the sea - all part of the alluring experience of this exquisite oceanfront estate.
Old Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Ridge, Florida. One of the Gold Coast's best-kept secrets, the exclusive oceanfront hamlet of Ocean Ridge is prized for its relaxed atmosphere and tranquil beauty on the barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Centrally located, Ocean Ridge is within easy driving distance of fine shopping, dining, and entertainment in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach. Palm Beach International Airport is just 20 +/- minutes away.
Featuring 118+/- feet of oceanfront with a private dune crossover, this gated Modern Mediterranean estate is extremely well built on its elevated site - one of the highest in the county - and has been carefully maintained, held by only one owner. In an Old Florida atmosphere, lush naturalistic gardens give privacy to the resort-inspired outdoor entertainment space where the lofty loggia steps down by the meandering lagoon-style pool and spa. LED lighting makes this a romantic night-time setting.
Entered from the dramatic porte cochere, this custom-built residence provides a generous total of 9,103+/- square feet with five bedrooms, five and a-half baths, space for an elevator, laundry rooms on both levels, and a four-space garage. The windows include impact-rated glass and electronically controlled storm shutters. Creamy marble floors flow through the main living areas.
First Floor: Inside the iron-filigreed glass doors, the two-story marble foyer is set off by a sculptural floating staircase by an indoor garden. Right ahead, the blue ocean waters and lushly landscaped pool area are seen through massive window walls that brighten the soaring 22+/--foot-high great room. A stately wood-burning fireplace, walk-in wet bar, and built-in media center are featured in this versatile gathering space. Flowing off the great room in an excellent layout for entertaining, the large oceanfront dining room continues into the casual dining area which shares its ocean view with the open gourmet kitchen. Beautifully designed with sleek white cabinetry, granite counters, a large island/bar, and under-cabinet windows for added natural light, the kitchen offers stainless steel appliances including a Jenn-Air range and KitchenAid refrigerator. Across the great room, the custom-fitted media/club room with hardwood floors is served by a full bath that also adjoins the oceanfront bedroom. Another bedroom suite would be ideal for staff quarters.
Second Floor: Off the dramatic bridge hall, open to the great room below, the sprawling south wing creates the ultra-luxurious realm of the private oceanfront master suite, opening to a view-filled balcony with spiral stairs to the pool patio. Amply sized to include a sitting area, the airy master bedroom rises to a pavilion-style tray ceiling above the marble floors. Entered through a dressing area with two walk-in closets, the suite's room-sized marble bath features a jetted tub backed by a glass-block window, a separate glass-enclosed shower, two private water closets, and dual vanities. Across the bridge hall, the other wing contains a game loft plus two bedroom suites, one overlooking the ocean from inside and outdoor on its own balcony.