Time-honored tradition takes on fresh modern appeal in this new masterwork that beautifully fits into its surroundings in a quiet neighborhood just north of the private Gulf Stream Golf Club. Luxury custom home specialists Seaside Builders created this island-inspired jewel in collaboration with the innovative talents of Richard Jones Architecture and FGS Architecture & Design. Set behind lantern-lit stanchions and stately palms on a spacious waterside corner property, the five-bedroom residence is the picture of classic symmetry. Careful attention to detail hallmarks every aspect of the home - from the design, proportions, and finishes to the advanced engineering techniques that meet or exceed the latest hurricane codes.
Highlighted by the graceful sweep of the hand-crafted staircase, the entrance hall leads into the light and airy living room's fireside seating space that gives great versatility for everyday use or entertaining, open to the high-end chef's kitchen that complements the home's refined, casually elegant style. French doors join both rooms to the relaxing outdoor living space that lines the sparkling lap pool in this quiet oasis secluded by tropical greenery and privacy walls. Also opening its doors by the pool, the first-floor master suite creates its own haven of tranquility complete with a versatile sitting room/office/gym plus a luxe double bath. With high standards as its signature, this is a home of lasting quality and beauty.
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.
A timeless presence, this new island-inspired estate is beautifully sited on a substantial corner property, served by a double-entry formal motor court plus a secondary drive to the discreet side-entry two-bay garage. Lush foliage, privacy walls, and fencing seclude the south-facing outdoor entertainment space where the large lap pool wraps around the columned dining verandah and lounge terrace.
In a light, airy living environment grounded by wide-plank hardwood floors, the spacious floor-plan totals 5,546+/- square feet including five bedrooms, five and a-half baths, an elevator, abundant custom-fitted storage, and laundry rooms on both levels. The well-engineered concrete construction incorporates piling reinforcements and a concrete roof. All windows and exterior doors are fitted with impact-rated low-E glass. Amenities include Lutron lighting, a built-in audio-visual system with ultra-HD 4k video capability, and a generator hook-up to the 500-gallon liquid propane tank.
First Floor: Framed between Doric columns and coach lanterns, handsome double doors enter the two-story foyer which showcases the sweeping staircase and has a powder room adjacent. Right ahead, views of the pool and lush back garden open through French doors that brighten the living room, anchored by a sleek-lined gas fireplace. Opening through a wide entryway, the chef's kitchen also leads out by the pool and is custom designed with crisp white cabinetry, quartz counters, glass-tile backsplashes, Blanco sinks and fixtures, and a large island/bar. High-end appliances include the professional-style Wolf gas range with oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and wine cooler, Bosch dishwasher, and Sharp microwave. Also off the kitchen is the octagonal dining room with built-in display shelves. Off the foyer, a private vestibule enters the master suite's sitting room which is also ideal for an office or fitness studio. Set off by a tongue-and-groove-paneled tray ceiling, the airy master bedroom has two sets of sunlight French doors that open to the poolside terrace and lawns. A custom-fitted wardrobe room is next to the suite's luxe marble-and-quartz bath featuring a soaking tub, glassed shower, and two separate water closets.
Second Floor: Opening off the loft-style upper gallery, the tray-ceilinged family/media room is outfitted with a surround-sound system and opens to a sun deck taking in a tree-top view of the waterway. Four bedrooms with en-suite baths are privately arranged on each side, and two open to the water-view deck.