Bar, Billiards Room, Butler's Pantry, Cable TV, Cathedral Ceiling, Ceiling Fan, Courtyard, Elevator, Exercise Room, Fitness Room, Garage, Garden, Jogging/Biking Path, Large Kitchen Island, Library, Media/Game Room, Pantry, Pool, Smart Home Technology, Vacuum System, Walk-In Closets, Whirlpool Tub, Wireless Internet.
Automatic Pool Cleaner, Bar Refrigerator, Built in Wine Cooler, Burglar Alarm, Ceiling Fans, Central Air Conditioning, Central Vacuum, Continuous/Self Cleaning Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Fixtures, Gas Appliances, Grill, Ice Machine, Ice Maker, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Pantry, Microwave Oven, Oven, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Satellite Dish/Antenna, Self Cleaning Oven, Washer & Dryer, Wine Cooler.
Abundant Closet(s), Bar, Bay/bow Window, Breakfast bar, Cathedral/Vaulted/Tray Ceiling, Chandelier, Corridor Access, Crown Molding, Decorative Lighting, Decorative Molding, Elevator, Entertainment Center, Fire Alarm, Floor to Ceiling Windows, French Doors, Furnished, Granite Counter Tops, Hardwood Flooring, High Ceilings, His/Hers Closets, Home Theater Equipment, Hot Tub/Jacuzzi/Spa, In-Law Suite, Kitchen Island, Large chest freezer, Marble Counter Tops, Network/Internet Wired, Quartz Counter Tops, Recessed Lighting, Security System, Smoke Alarm, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets, Solid Wood Doors, Stereo System, Stone Counters, Study, Surround Sound Wiring, Two Story Ceilings, Walk-In Closet, Washer and dryer, Water Purification System, Wood Ceilings, Wood Floors, Woodwork.
Central/Center Hall, Den, Dressing Area, Exercise Room, Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Foyer, Game Room, Great Room, Guest Room, Home Theatre, In-law, Inside Laundry, Laundry Room, Library, Living Room, Media Room, Office, Recreation Room, Separate Family Room, Study, Theatre, Utility Room, Walk-In Pantry, Wine Cellar.
Balcony, Barbecue, Deck, Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler, Open Porch(es), Outside Shower, Patio, Sprinkler, Street Lights, Swimming.
Ocean View, Swimming Pool View, Trees.
Every convenience has been considered and artistically provided in an idyllic oceanfront setting. This exceptional home, presiding over 100 feet of private beachfront, is embellished with unexpected riches at every turn.
CASA SOL RISA
Gloriously sited on a dune 27 feet above sea level on one of Highland Beach’s highest lots, this Tuscan-inspired home is endowed with sweeping vistas of surf and sky. Warm interior touches such as pecky cypress columns and Antique Botticino marble floors create a comfortable, yet refined ambiance. Designed by renowned South Florida architect Tom Benedict, this walled and gated 11,534 square foot hide-away assures privacy for family and guests pursuing the South Florida resort lifestyle.
THE MAIN LEVEL
Ornate glass and iron-work doors, atop a graceful set of “butterfly” double staircases, create a grand entrance to this stately home. Gentle curves draw you and your guests into the galleria and foyer, where the rotunda’s leaded stained-glass dome, towering two stories above, announces this as a home of incomparable beauty. The dramatic two-story formal living room unfolds with breathtaking ocean views and an impressive hand-carved limestone fireplace. Walls of windows and French doors overlook the oceanside pool and waterfront terraces where indoor and outdoor living spaces merge as the resort-style patios beckon.
The open, oceanview kitchen is divinely appointed for the most passionate of chefs, with a Thermadore 48” Pro-Style gas range with two double ovens, an additional 30” electric oven and microwave, two Bosch integrated dishwashers, and a six-drawered Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer wall complete with a Meile coffee and television center that can hide neatly behind cabinet doors. The kitchen’s functionality is surpassed only by its remarkable beauty. Oversized slabs of South African Sodalite Blue have been expertly honed into countertops with an expansive wrap-around bar and accent wall. The ocean great room, which flows to the kitchen and breakfast nook, features a comprehensive entertainment center with wet bar and plasma TV. A well equipped butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the formal dining room that boasts a charming barrel cove ceiling and two chandeliers. This opulent venue is served by a white onyx wine-cellar alcove with wet bar that includes separate chillers for red and white wines. Dining companions will enjoy the adjoining cigar balcony.
The commanding executive office overlooks the pool with French doors leading to the loggia. It has an oak and Australian granite fireplace and custom cabinetry with window seats. Rich wood paneling continues into the adjoining cabana bath. The main level also hosts an extravagant VIP guest bedroom suite with tray ceiling and a full bath outfitted in Arabescato Orbico Italian marble. An additional main-level ensuite bedroom with a private sitting room is ideal for guests or live-in staff. An ornate powder room is an unexpected treasure on this level, featuring apple green onyx, an antique Bombay chest with crystal vessel sink, cathedral ceiling and a unique Botticino and onyx floor design.
The impressive central staircase, finely crafted of reclaimed antique oak with Italian marble mosaic risers, leads the way to the third floor. A level-5 elevator with custom oak cab can also be used for moving between floors of the residence. Perched between the two upper floors is a light-filled, mid-level loft with an attractive pecky cypress 15-foot high ceiling design featuring a lovely chandelier. This space makes a comfortable second office, library or sitting room.
THE UPPER LEVEL
On the third floor, the broad, arching galleria overlooks the living room and vast seascape beyond, and French doors lead to a spacious sunset terrace. Gorgeous intricately carved double doors lead to a magnificent master suite with sweeping ocean views, grounded with reclaimed 300-year old American Chestnut floors beneath an embellished coffered ceiling. Cloister yourself in luxury with the exquisitely styled onyx morning bar featuring a Meile coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave. An enchanting “Juliette Balcony” hides behind a second set of carved doors and provides an interior view of the stained-glass domed rotunda and main front entry doors.
From there, you can bask in romantic sunsets to the west and moonrises to the east. The master suite includes a gallery and vestibule leading to two huge finished closets and two opulent baths, each befitting a home of this caliber: sumptuous onyx slabs throughout, a heated claw-footed tub with jets, a doublesteam shower and more, all with perfectly chosen lighting and ultra high-end fixtures. The master suite accesses two covered ocean balconies, one of which is currently used as a private, enclosed air-conditioned gym.
Two more bedrooms are on the third level, both with elaborately appointed baths, walk-in closets and balconies. The western guest room offers a study and the eastern guest room is Oceanside with French doors and features a stunning semi-precious Lapis Lucido bath. Also on this floor is a convenient, full laundry room.
THE LOWER LEVEL
Casa Sol Risa has an impressive three-story elevation on Ocean Boulevard. The elegant entry level features a lushly landscaped Chicago brick motor court with gated drive, as well as an additional circular drive outside the gate. This level hosts a casual home theater with a kitchenette/bar, a large game room for billiards and cards, and a spectacular full bath with floor-to-ceiling slabs of Rainforest Green Indian marble. It also has a true wine cellar, temperature-controlled, that holds a generous collection of 3,000 bottles, and a second large laundry room. Also on this level are two service entrances and a three-car air-conditioned garage that conveniently tucks beneath the main level. The exceptional breadth of amenities, quality of workmanship and natural beauty found in this ocean estate make it a truly extraordinary offering.
Highland Beach is an exclusive community on a barrier island at the northern shores of Boca Raton, just south of Delray Beach. Panoramic views, tropical breezes and natural protection from the sea are afforded by the island’s uncommonly high coastal dunes, for which the town was named. Town amenities include 24/7 police, fire and paramedic services, a new library, post office, a rare doggie-friendly beach, as well as its own reverse osmosis water treatment facility free from water restrictions. Fine restaurants, galleries, museums, sporting events, world class shopping and a jetport are minutes away. Florida’s Turnpike and I-95 provide easy access to three international airports for worldwide travel.
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