Secluded behind privacy hedges, with a bowered tree canopy at its entry, this Tropical Georgian-inspired estate fronts a serene deep-draft waterway in a picturesque neighborhood located between the private Little Club and Gulf Stream Golf Club, on acreage that was once part of Gulf Stream's historic polo fields. In the gorgeous compound-like oasis of the spacious corner property, the five-bedroom main residence gives a timeless impression with trellised vines and elliptical dormer windows, and is accompanied by a separate two-bedroom guest house.
Set off by black-and-white checkerboard marble floors, the classic foyer introduces the beautifully flowing interiors where the living room, family room, and library all feature fireplaces and open their doors to the waterside garden terrace. Here, various seating/dining spaces surround the pool in this understatedly elegant outdoor entertaining space, anchored by the guest house. Also opening by the pool, the large multi-room master wing offers the luxury of two separate baths. Adding to the outdoor activities, the grounds include a basketball court, hidden behind hedges, and also feature a lift-equipped dock in this magnificent estate setting on Gulf Stream's tranquil coastline.
Polo Drive, Gulf Stream, Florida. A hidden gem in the heart of South Florida's fabled Gold Coast, Gulf Stream is a quiet oceanfront hamlet prized for its exceptional quality of life and Old Florida character. Established as an exclusive winter resort in the 1920's, Gulf Stream is served by a winding stretch of Ocean Boulevard which is canopied with Australian pine trees and has been designated a Historic Scenic Highway. Centrally located between Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Gulf Stream sits just north of Delray Beach, known for its charming historic downtown district offering a vibrant array of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Palm Beach International Airport is only about a half-hour's drive.
Lined with privacy hedges and lush landscaping on a spacious corner property, this timeless Tropical Georgian-inspired estate fronts 50± feet of deepwater shoreline served by a dock equipped with a jet ski lift. A sweeping motor court leads to the formal entry, with a side drive providing additional parking by the discreetly placed three-bay garage. French doors open the west side of the house to the awning-covered coral-stone terrace that steps out by the classic pool, framed in tropical trees on the expansive waterside lounge terrace backed by tall hedges. On the covered breezeway that connects the guest house, a covered grilling station serves the pool area. The secluded basketball court is by the side drive.
This understatedly elegant residence has seven bedrooms, six full baths, and two powder rooms in the grand total of 7,689± square feet including the guest house. Three wood-burning fireplaces, fine moldings, and plantation shutters are part of the timeless décor. New updates done in 2017 include the new slate roof and impact-glass windows and doors.
First Floor: Inside the transomed double doors, the foyer is appointed with a classic black-and-white marble floor and spiraling staircase, and has a powder room and butler's pantry/wet bar on either side. Through the column-framed entryway, the living room opens to the pool terrace through three sets of French doors, and has herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, an elegant marble fireplace, and custom built-ins as its finishing touches. The lovely bay-windowed dining room with custom built-ins also opens to the terrace. With the butlers pantry/wet bar adjacent, the chef's kitchen is outfitted with hand-crafted Rutt cabinetry, granite counters, a Viking gas range with double ovens, a commercial-grade Traulsen refrigerator/freezer, and dual KitchenAid dishwashers. Open to the kitchen, the cathedral-ceilinged, paneled family room leads out by the pool and centers on a fireplace between custom built-ins. The large laundry/utility room adjoins. Entered through a vestibule across the foyer, the bay-windowed library/office opens to the pool terrace from this inviting room with detailed paneling and built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace. Off the vestibule, and also adjoining the library, the capacious master suite opens to the pool terrace from the beautiful bedroom which encompasses a sitting area and is set off by a lofty tray ceiling. In its private front-to-back wing, the master quarters also feature a dressing room, two walk-in closets, and two separate marble-finished baths, one offering both a tub and shower. Placed in a separate wing off the kitchen, another bedroom suite is ideal for staff.
Second Floor: Three bedrooms with walk-in closets are served by two baths.
Guest House: Opening by the pool, the two-story guest house contains a living room with wet bar and powder room, plus two upstairs bedrooms with a bath.