Glimmering blue waters stretching open beyond dune-fringed sands paint the tropical dreamscape for this exquisite estate in Ocean Ridge, a seaside hamlet which carefully conserves its serene natural beauty in a prized Gold Coast location, mid-way between Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Indulging the sublime luxury of oceanfront living, this Mediterranean jewel by Bali Design Group highlights romantic outdoor spaces by the lushly secluded pool and by the ocean, also featuring a viewing deck right on the dunes, where a walkway steps down to the beach.
Custom built with the utmost attention to detail, this artfully styled abode strikes a perfect balance between classic Old World tradition and modern refinement, with view-filled banks of windows and glass doors brightening every room. Sumptuous Old World flourishes range from the foyer's Italian mosaic medallion, to the living room's hand-carved stone fireplace, to the hand-painted dining room ceiling inspired by the great 18th-century Venetian artist Tiepolo. As an added convenience, the residence is also available fully appointed with fine furnishings. Designed and crafted to perfection, this is an oceanfront masterwork in the Old Florida tranquility of Ocean Ridge.
Old Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Ridge, Florida. One of the Gold Coast's best-kept secrets, Ocean Ridge is an exclusive oceanfront hamlet preserving a quiet, unspoiled atmosphere in a prime location within easy driving distance of the world-class attractions of Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach. Palm Beach International Airport is only about a 22-minute drive.
Featuring 105 feet of pristine oceanfront, this impressive Mediterranean-inspired estate built in 2005 resides high above the dunes, overlooking the idyllic ocean waters. A lounge deck sits atop the dunes, with a private walkway to the sands. West of the residence, columned loggias with cypress ceilings wrap around the lushly secluded garden patio where triple waterfalls cascade into the pool. There is also a built-in barbecue area for outdoor dining. The property is served by a sweeping Chicago brick motor court with double entries.
Fine finishes and high-end construction features are the hallmarks of this luxurious residence totaling 8,442 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, and a high-ceilinged 2-bay garage which can accommodate lifts for another 2 cars. All windows and exterior doors are fitted with impact glass. Amenities include a mahogany-paneled elevator and a central vacuum system.
First Floor: At the entrance loggia, iron-overlaid glass doors introduce the foyer, set off by classic columns and limestone flooring inlaid with an intricate mosaic medallion imported from Ravenna, Italy. The formal powder room is adjacent. Directly ahead, the window-walled living room opens to the loggia, pool patio, and gardens, and is beautifully grounded by chiseled-edge tumbled limestone floors laid in an ashlar pattern. Hand carved of imported stone, the room's massive fireplace adds a dramatic focal point. Also opening to the poolside loggia, the library is highlighted by a magnificent hand-stenciled cove-lit coffered ceiling. There are handsome mahogany built-ins including bookcases, cabinets, and a granite-topped wet bar. Capturing the serene ocean view, the formal dining room showcases a magnificent hand-painted Italianate ceiling above the marble-inlaid polished limestone floor. Adjacent is a brick-finished Old World wine cellar/tasting room. In the epicurean's kitchen, Clive Christian mahogany cabinets add rich contrast to Golden Beach granite counters. Stainless steel GE Monogram appliances include the professional-style 48-inch gas range with double ovens, 48-inch refrigerator/freezer, professional-style dishwasher, and wine cooler. The spacious open layout transitions into the window-lined breakfast area and family room where French doors open to the poolside loggia, next to a cabana bath with adjacent outdoor shower. Off the kitchen is a laundry/utility room. Through a hallway off the living room is an oceanview guest/master suite comprising a bay-windowed bedroom, walk-in closet, and luxurious bath with marble-tiled Roman shower. A morning bar is adjacent. Completing this level is another bedroom suite which could serve as staff quarters.
Second Floor: Ascending the elevator or stately Brazilian cherry-wood staircase leads to the upper gallery, opening east to a romantic covered terrace capturing the magnificent ocean vista, and west to a sunset terrace which features a fireplace and overlooks the pool patio. Through a double-door entry, the oceanfront grand master suite flows to a private balcony and to the covered terrace, both taking in the glorious ocean views. A convenient morning kitchen is located in the master suite. Off the suite's barrel-vaulted gallery are 2 customized wardrobe rooms and separate his-and-her baths, hers featuring sumptuous French marble finishes, an oversized hydrotherapy soaking tub, a multi-spray shower, and Rubinet fixtures. Across the gallery, another oceanfront bedroom features a private balcony, walk-in closet, and en-suite bath. Also on this level is an oceanfront bonus room, an expansive 37-foot-long space, perfect for a theater or game room.