An impressive vision on an expansive corner property in Delray Beach's Seagate neighborhood, this European-inspired showplace was designed by Randall Stofft, a sought-after South Florida architect with a notable portfolio of world-wide projects and multiple industry awards. Establishing a timeless feel on lush, tropically landscaped grounds, the five-bedroom residence masters a mix of classic style and fresh ease, reflecting the architect's passion for couture design.
Picturesque rooflines and balustrades set off the ironwork-overlaid glassed entry leading the way into the exquisite interiors designed for comfortably elegant modern living in luxe refinement. Wonderfully light and airy, the fluidly flowing rooms are accented by custom architectural elements fashioned with a creative take on tradition. The more formal and casual living spaces both open their doors to the resort-like walled terrace where family and guests can relax outdoors, enjoy a swim in the pool, or dine on the fire-lit loggia, an open-air living room as beautifully designed as the interiors. On the upstairs level of the home, where a second family room is featured, the master suite's restful sanctuary has a large front-to-back wing to itself. Well located only about half a mile from Atlantic Dunes Park, just a few minutes' drive from Atlantic Avenue, this Seagate masterpiece is an extraordinary find.
Seasage Drive, Delray Beach, Florida. A sought-after beachside neighborhood, Seagate sits only about a mile south of famous Atlantic Avenue's boutiques and bistros in vibrant downtown Delray Beach, also home to beautifully restored Old School Square, an award-winning, nationally recognized arts center that takes its place as the city's cultural centerpiece. Centrally located between Boca Raton and Palm Beach in the heart of South Florida's Gold Coast, Historic Delray Beach is a charming village-by-the-sea and a resort destination known for its pristine "Blue Wave" beaches.
Designed by award-winning architect Randall Stofft, this European-inspired estate stands impressively on a substantial corner property lined with hedges, privacy walls, and tropical trees. Edged in leafy foliage, the walled terrace provides inviting lounge spaces around the sleek custom pool with sun shelf. A wood-burning fireplace and full summer kitchen make the loggia a true outdoor living room, with an outdoor shower adjacent. The property is served by a sweeping drive that leads through a gated porte cochere to the discreet parking court between two garages with a total of three bays.
At once classic and modern, this masterpiece was custom built in 2010 using high-end finishes featuring architectural ceiling treatments, polished marble floors on the main level, and warmly finished wide-plank hardwood floors upstairs. The bright and spacious floor-plan totaling 8,575+/- square feet includes five bedrooms, four full and two half baths, upstairs/downstairs laundries, impact-glass windows, a Generac generator, central vacuum system, and an elevator.
First Floor: Entered from the lovely front courtyard, the impressive two-story marble reception hall is appointed with a grand staircase, a formal powder room, and a brick-finished wine vault with ironwork-overlaid glass door. An archway enters the comfortably elegant living room which is anchored by a stately marble-faced gas fireplace and opens through a transom-topped window wall to the pool terrace. The stunning custom-fitted library is set off by classic checkerboard marble flooring and a coffered ceiling. Rising to a graceful barrel-arched ceiling, the dining room creates a refined space for entertaining, served by a butler's pantry. Bridging classic and modern style, the showpiece kitchen has crisp white cabinetry, marble counters, and hand-painted tile backsplashes. For the master chef, stainless steel appliances include the Wolf six-burner gas range, Wolf double ovens and warming drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, and dual Miele dishwashers. In an open layout, separated by the kitchen's bar counter, the light-flooded casual dining space and coffer-ceilinged family room are wrapped with windows and retractable glass doors that join to the poolside loggia for a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The second powder room doubles as the cabana bath.
Second Floor: In the upstairs hall, double doors enter the master suite, a restful sanctuary stretching from front to back in the south wing. French doors open to a sunset balcony from the suite's large bedroom accompanied by two customized walk-in closets and a luxe bath featuring a marble-encased soaking tub, multi-head marble shower, separate water closet, and a balcony above the pool terrace. Across the hall, which also opens to front and back balconies, the second family room with custom built-ins leads into four more bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite baths and open to a balcony above the pool terrace. Served by a connecting bath, the two other bedrooms include one which is also accessible from the hall and presently serves as an office/study.