Acqua Liana blooms, reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County, Manalapan Beach, Florida.
Acqua Liana, the Tahitian and Fijian word for "Water Flower" was bestowed with its unique name resulting from the home's calming and soothing inclusion of many forms of liquid serenity, each intertwined in a magical and eternal blossom.
Inspired by many visits to Tahiti, Fiji, Bali and Hawaii, the fully furnished estate home reflects the peaceful and tropical influences of South Pacific architecture, yet feels perfectly at home on the beach of South Florida.
South Florida coastal architecture is long overdue for such a fresh, tranquil and tropical design.
Acqua Liana was created by Frank McKinney, renowned for his oceanfront artistry, and built by Dale Contruction. Acqua Liana is set upon 1.6+/- acres, and 23+ feet above sea level, with 150+ breathtaking feet fronting direct Atlantic Ocean-to-Intracoastal Waterway property.
The home offers the unique combination of enjoying a private stroll on the estate's white sandy beach and the ability to keep a yacht at your private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway immediately across from the residence. The property is also protected by a formidable concrete and steel beachfront seawall.
Acqua Liana features a first ever glass "water floor" with handpainted Lotus garden motif below, arched aquarium wet bar (walk below with exotic fish above), 24-foot oceanfront sheeting water walls, 10-foot kitchen water wall, double helix glass staircase, exotic tropical hardwood floors (coconut, bamboo, palmwood, reclaimed teak, etc.), 15,071+/- total square feet, 2,180 sq.ft. oceanfront master bedroom suite with his/hers oceanview baths, magnificent oceanfront Hawaiian Koa-wood kitchen and catering kitchen, fitness studio, oceanfront glass office, 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 2 elevators, 2 laundry rooms, glass wine cellar, oceanfront grand salon that opens to the beach, dining room that opens to the pool, Hollywood-like movie theatre, subterranean air-conditioned & marbled oversize garage with windows into pool above, ultra hi-tech home automation with bio-feedback, thatched and cedar tile roofs, cocktails bale', meandering and swimmable water gardens, classical lounge and lap pool, serene reflecting pools, waterfall spa w/ fire feature, floating sun terrace, bamboo Koi ponds, water palapa, tiki showers, wood timber bridge w/ water flowing beneath, special golf course grass driveway, mature native vegetation, expansive lawns, 2-bedroom 2-bath guesthouse adorned in bamboo that is partially submerged in a lagoon, yacht dockage, and much more.
One of most impressive elements reflected in the 3-story manse' is that it is the first to be built and certified to the rigorous "green" standards (environmentally responsible) as defined and mandated by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Florida Green Building Council.
A small sampling of the green features include:
Solar panels generating enough energy to run the entire home on certain days (generating enough electricity to run 2 average sized homes). When combining the home's solar use, energy efficient appliances and air-conditioning, insulative characteristics and overall architectural design, the home's automated bio-feedback system will display its energy efficiency in real time.
Environmentally conscious lighting that cuts down on fixture consumption by 70%.
Enough pools, reflecting ponds, water gardens, misters, water walls, strategic landscaping, etc. to drop the site temperature by 2-3 degrees over neighboring properties, thus reducing cooling costs.
A water system that collects enough runoff water from the entire cedar roof to fill an average swimming pool every 14 days. The water is then used to fill the water garden and irrigate the landscape.
Ultra-high efficient air conditioning and purification systems that make air quality 2x cleaner than a hospital's operating room.
Use of enough reclaimed and renewable wood to save over 10.5 acres of rain forest. Renewable woods used regenerate at an average rate of every 3 years vs. every 50 years for many hardwoods (one species of Columbian guada bamboo regenerates by growing up to 90 feet in a single year!).
During construction over 340,000 pounds of debris and trash was recycled. Nearly 80% of all debris was diverted, and will never reach a landfill.
About the Town of Manalapan: Offering quiet surroundings in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, the prestigious oceanfront enclave of Manalapan Beach lies between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Manalapan is convenient to international/executive airports as well as world class sporting clubs, shops and restaurants.
Acqua Liana is situated in Manalapan Beach's estate section, consisting of just 28 estate homes, each spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Acqua Liana enjoys private deeded club privileges at the nearby Eau Palm Beach Resort