Oceanfront serenity infuses this custom-built estate hidden away on of one of Gulf Stream's deepest properties, right across from the Gulf Stream Golf Club, on one of the wide stretch of sun-drenched sugar sands. Set well back from Ocean Boulevard at the end of a winding tree-lined drive, the timeless traditional-style residence has been beautifully designed for its prime oceanfront site by Boca Raton architect John D. Conway, and looks out on the vivid blue ocean waters from almost every room.
Stepping in from the garden courtyard entry, the two-story foyer makes an impressive introduction to the comfortably elegant living areas where classic design elements are used in a fresh, refined way. High ceilings enhance the airy spaciousness on both levels, with Tischler mahogany windows, hand-crafted custom cabinetry, and inviting fireplaces also featured. Creating a gracious flow for indoor/outdoor gatherings, French doors open the ocean side of the residence to inviting verandahs stepping down to the pool terrace, taking advantage of the property's privacy and sublime ocean views. Encompassing more than half of the second floor, the luxurious multi-room master suite opens to the upstairs verandahs, where the sights and sounds of the ocean make this outdoor lounge space wonderfully relaxing. Carefully maintained, held by only one family, this beautiful estate home on a prime oceanfront property is extraordinary.
North Ocean Boulevard, 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 tree-canopied stretch of Ocean Boulevard designated a Historic Scenic Highway. Centrally located between Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Gulf Stream sits just north of Delray Beach, renowned for its charming historic downtown district offering a vibrant array of bistros and boutiques. Palm Beach International Airport is a convenient 25±-minute drive.
Directly fronting 100± feet on the ocean and stretching 400± feet deep, this privately walled, fenced, and gated estate is nestled on the wide, dune-fringed sands right across from the Gulf Stream Golf Club. Tall hedges, stately palms, and other lush tropical trees create an established estate setting. Through an archway from the winding drive, a lovely courtyard highlights the entrance to the residence. Verandahs stretch across both levels of the ocean side, served by a cabana bath, stepping down to the heated pool, with a dune crossover behind the hedged lawns.
Capturing ocean views from nearly every room, this custom-built residence provides a generous floor-plan totaling 9,550± square feet with four bedrooms, four full and three half baths, custom-fitted walk-in closets, laundries on both levels, space for an elevator, and a three-bay garage. Crown-molded 12±-foot ceilings, warm-toned maple and Mexican tile floors, furniture-grade cabinetry, and Tischler mahogany windows are features of the timeless traditional design.
First Floor: A graceful hardwood staircase spirals upward in the impressive double-height foyer grounded by maple floors bordered in artisan inlays. The formal powder room is off the side gallery. Directly ahead, ocean views are framed through tall French doors and windows that line the living room, with a beautiful fireplace and cross-beamed ceiling as the finishing touches. Opening its doors to the front courtyard, the lovely dining room connects through a butler's pantry into the chef's kitchen with sleek custom cabinetry and granite counters. High-end appliances include the Dacor gas cook-top, double ovens, and warming drawer; Sub-Zero refrigerator; and two Asko dishwashers. Ocean views stretch into the kitchen from the light-filled breakfast bay and family room with a concealed wet bar and French doors leading out to the wraparound verandah. Another powder room is off the kitchen. Opening to the oceanfront verandah from the south wing, the handsome mahogany-fitted library/office includes a wet bar and features an elegant fireplace with a fine hand-carved mantelpiece from the William H. Jackson Company in New York. The private guest suite has outside access from the front courtyard.
Second Floor: Off the upstairs gallery, a private double-door vestibule enters the large master suite, opening to two oceanfront verandahs, overlooking the brilliant blue waters from its beautifully spacious bedroom, and luxurious marble bath featuring a jetted tub, glassed shower, and two separate water closets. Two custom-fitted walk-in closets and an exercise room complete the expansive master quarters. Across the hall, two more bedroom suites both open to the oceanfront verandah.