In the sublime beauty of Manalapan's seaside barrier island, this stunning Ocean-to-Intracoastal estate has been exquisitely remastered in a total renovation done in 2015, with no expense spared, bringing a fresh modern sense of light airy openness to the understated Mediterranean elegance of the original home built in 2005. Stretching all the way from 150+/- feet on the open Atlantic Ocean to another 150+/- feet on the wide Intracoastal Waterway, equipped with a dock, lush 1.88+/--acre grounds provide glorious views from every angle of the alluring indoor and outdoor living spaces of this timeless architectural jewel.
Encompassing a total of 13,216+/- square feet, all beautifully furnished, the eight-bedroom residence gives its grand overall size an inviting coastal feel through the use of perfect proportions and refined classic elements such as the artisan marble floors, washed-finish pecky cypress ceilings, and Chicago brick accents. Smart-house innovations ensure effortless luxury, and there are generous spans of impact-glass that bring the outdoors inside.
Preluded by a colonnaded gallery, the impressive two-story great room with fireplace overlooks the Intracoastal's majestic bay-like expanse, also seen from outdoors on the spectacular poolside terrace where the open-air fireplace and soothing fountains make this a romantic realm for relaxing and watching the sunset over the water. The waterside club room and outstanding European-inspired chef's kitchen add to the home's entertaining capabilities. Designed with comfort and privacy in mind, the bedrooms feature a serene master retreat in addition to a separate guest house. On the estate's east side, a boardwalk over the seagrape-covered dunes beckons to the sparkling ocean from the sun-drenched sands of this resort-like paradise offering Gold Coast living in the best of all worlds.
South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida. Few places in the world rival the lifestyle of Manalapan, an idyllic oceanfront hamlet on the barrier island just south of Palm Beach. Residents of Manalapan enjoy deeded privileges at the Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa and its La Coquille Club.
On sweeping grounds fronting the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, this impressive estate is a refined take on classic Mediterranean design. From two gated entries, the motor court leads to the formal entrance and continues around to the air-conditioned four-bay garage. French doors open the west side of the residence to a loggia by a gas fireplace, stepping down to the saltwater pool and fountained spa on a lounge terrace served by a summer kitchen/bar and cabana bath. Broad lawns slope to the Intracoastal shoreline with dock. The oceanfront grounds feature a dune walkway.
Eight bedrooms, eight full and two half baths, and an elevator are included in the grand total of 13,216+/- square feet with fine furnishings included. Meticulous attention to detail is a hallmark of the home, with decorative ceilings as a featured design element.
First Floor: Inside the marble foyer, a wondrous view of the Intracoastal Waterway unfolds from the groin-vaulted gallery into the great room which soars two stories high to a stenciled pecky cypress ceiling. Brightened by oculus windows atop French doors that open to the loggia, this dramatic room is anchored by a wood-burning stone fireplace. Also opening to the waterside loggia, the light-filled family/club room is served by a professional-style wet bar with seating at the wraparound onyx counter. A pecky cypress ceiling and sand-toned wood floors add the room's finishing touches. Across the gallery, the marble-floored dining room is adorned with rosettes in its intricate coffered ceiling and is served by a wine room, with the formal powder room on the other side of the foyer. Opening to the waterside loggia from the breakfast bay, the European-style kitchen is itself a showpiece, with a barrel-vaulted brick ceiling, furniture-grade cabinets, and granite counters. Chef's appliances include the six-burner Wolf gas range with double ovens, Wolf steamer, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezers, dual Miele dishwashers, and a Summit wine cooler. There is also a private bedroom suite, a fitness studio/playroom, and staff suite.
Second Floor: Ascending the elevator or turret-style staircase leads to the dramatic upper gallery capturing Ocean-to-Intracoastal views. In the south wing, opening to a balcony above the expansive Intracoastal Waterway, the romantic master suite is set off by a pavilion-style pecky cypress ceiling and has an inviting sitting area by the fireplace. Walk-in closets accompany the suite's two luxe marble-and-onyx baths, one viewing the Intracoastal Waterway and the other the Atlantic Ocean. Another wing has three bedroom suites, one with a balcony looking out on the Intracoastal Waterway, and two with balconies capturing idyllic ocean views.
Guest House: Above the garage, the guest house opens to a wraparound balcony overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, and contains two bedrooms, a bath, and wet bar.