• Ocean-to-intracoastal Palazzo

    Manalapan, Florida
  • $13,950,000 US


PROPERTY INFORMATION

Reminiscent of the Mediterranean Riviera’s great estates, this regal Ocean-to-Intracoastal palazzo surveys stunning scenery, stretching from the white-sand beach and endless turquoise ocean, to the tranquil waterway and lush nature preserve beyond. In the grand tradition, Old World design and craftsmanship hallmark this exquisite masterpiece styled with grand-scale entertaining in mind. Preluded by the breathtaking rotunda foyer, the formal living areas are replete with rare antique elements and sumptuous custom details taking inspiration from European heritage. Outdoor social events focus on two levels of fire-lit loggias overlooking the resort-style pool, beyond which is the yacht dock on the waterway. By the ocean, the gracious beach house is nestled by the dunes in this private tropical paradise offering the epitome of Gold Coast living in exclusive Manalapan Beach. Location South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan Beach, Florida. Few places in the world rival the lifestyle of Manalapan Beach, an idyllic oceanfront hamlet on a barrier island between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Manalapan residents have deeded club privileges at the prestigious Palm Beach Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s La Coquille Club. Property Sweeping from 150± feet of Atlantic beachfront to 150± feet on the Intracoastal, this spectacular European-inspired estate commands breathtaking views at every turn. Lush tropical foliage creates a serene oasis. Magnificent entertainment loggias feature a summer kitchen, wet bar, stone fireplace, and authentic pizza oven.. Palm trees frame the resort-style pool with waterfall spa. A 30±-foot dock is on the Intracoastal, where the view is protected by a nature preserve. Residence Old World craftsmanship combines with 21st-century engineering in this lavish palazzo totaling 15,300± square feet with sumptuous stone and hardwood finishes, 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths, 3-bay garage, sophisticated security system, 7 Trane air-conditioning units, Lutron lighting, and elevator to all 3 levels. All major rooms capture glorious water views. Main Level: Baronial mahogany doors enter the barrel-vaulted foyer with gilded moldings. Through an ironwork gate, the rotunda Foyer is resplendent in inlaid marble and Corinthian columns below the 30±-foot-high frescoed dome. Arcaded galleries open to either side. Soaring to a 25±-foot ceiling, the formal living room highlights a view-filled window wall and an onyx fireplace wall. Setting the stage for elegant evenings, the banquet-sized formal dining room showcases a hand-carved circa armoire and an Austrian crystal chandelier below the intricately carved ceiling replicated from a Roman palazzo. A butler’s pantry adjoins. The epicurean’s kitchen features a 12±-foot pecky cypress ceiling, furniture-grade cabinetry, granite counters, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators, and a 6-burner Thermador range. Stained glass windows illuminate the gathering room with built-in media center. Accessed from several rooms, the wonderful enclosed Loggia features pecky cypress coffered ceilings, fully equipped wet bar with outside serving area, and bronze fountain. A staircase flows to the large terrace and pool beyond. Two bedroom suites and a powder room complete this level. Upper Level: Off the upper rotunda, the majestic master suite opens to breezy east/west balconies taking in enchanting Ocean-to-Intracoastal scenery. The window-walled bedroom features marble-inlaid Brazilian cherrywood floors, intricate plasterwork ceilings, an antique French fireplace, ropework columns, a wet bar, and media/storage built-ins. Book-matched marble adorns the lavish master bath with spa tub and steam shower. Artisan craftsmanship refines the customized library. The luxurious VIP suite includes a separate sitting room with wet bar. Lower Level: Opening to the poolside loggia, terrace, and Intracoastal views, this level provides a spacious guest suite with living area, in addition to another bedroom, a spa/exercise room, cabana bath with steam room, laundry, and splendid 1,000±-bottle wine cellar. Acoustically designed, the high-tech media room features Crestron electronics, 8 D-Box motion-controlled seats, Meridian sound system with Dolby EX, and art-glass windows and doors. The snack bar includes a refrigerator, ice-maker, and dishwasher. There is also a granite powder room. Beach House: Opening to an oceanside patio, this private 500±-square-foot residence provides an open living room/bedroom with kitchenette and bath.