South Florida's grand tradition endures in the estate section of Boca Raton, a prestigious beachside enclave of stately waterfront homes in the timeless ambiance of a tropical oasis. This premier locale pays homage to the past in an elegant Tuscan-inspired villa, surrounded by the tranquility of lush gardens on the Intracoastal Waterway. Noted Boca Raton architect Rex Nichols and builder David A. Farrow joined forces to create this exquisite jewel, a perfection of Old World design and craftsmanship.Greeting guests with a classic courtyard entry, the five-bedroom residence flows flawlessly to host gracious entertaining and capture the beauty of the glistening waterway and colorful tropical gardens. At the heart of the residence, the 2-story salon combines elegant formality with the inviting warmth of gleaming Fontainebleau-patterned hardwood floors and an intricately carved stone fireplace.Just outside, the grand loggia and spectacular pool with jetting fountains serve as the centerpiece for alfresco entertaining on the waterfront. Throughout this magnificent estate, the most advanced engineering features meet hurricane standards, and state-of-the-art technologies, unobtrusively incorporated, ensure the most discerning requirements of luxury.LocationSpanish River Road, Boca Raton, Florida. The residence enjoys a sought-after address in the estate section, Old Boca Raton's finest beachside enclave. Beautiful beaches and the renowned Boca Raton Resort and Club lie minutes away. Also close by are Mizner Park's world-class shops and restaurants and Boca Raton's executive airport.PropertyOn the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway, this Tuscan-inspired estate is beautifully complemented by manicured tropical gardens. Framed by stanchions surmounted by imported English urns, a stately gated entry serves the formal motor court, finished in Turkish travertine marble. Along the waterfront, classic columned loggias with pecky cypress ceilings are appointed with gas-fired Macedonian stone fireplace and columns, built-in speakers, and a full summer kitchen with cypress cabinetry, granite counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and stainless-steel barbecue grill. Lush foliage accents the travertine marble terrace, surrounding a lavish Diamond Bright pool with AquaLink controls and jetting spa fountains.ResidenceUncompromising standards of design and workmanship are in evidence throughout this elegant 2-story villa comprising 10,200+/-total square feet with 5 bedrooms, 7.1baths, and garages for 3 cars. Warmly inviting with gracious Old World character, exquisite appointments of marble, quartzite granite, hand-made tile, mahogany, and Brazilian cherry wood are lavished throughout. Superior construction features meet hurricane standards, and all windows and exterior doors are custom crafted of mahogany with impact-resistant glass. State-of-the-art technologies provide 25-ton air conditioning, computerized low-voltage Lutron lighting, a central vacuum system, a built-in sound system, a large double-door custom elevator, prewiring for telephones and cable/satellite television, backup generator capability, and a sophisticated security system and natural gas generator serving the entire property.First Floor: Stately double doors enter the welcoming foyer, flanked by a formal guest onyx powder room and a stair hall with Creme de Marfil marble floor and grand staircase, encircled with an intricate custom balustrade. Framed by hand-carved stone columns, an open entry proceeds to a 2-story formal salon with Fontainebleau-patterned cherry-wood floor and intricately carved gas-fired stone fireplace. Triple sets of arched French doors open to the loggia, pool terrace, and beautiful waterfront views. In the formal dining room, views of an outdoor garden fountain create the backdrop for elegant evenings. An adjacent custom-designed wine room, wet bar, and butler's pantry facilitate entertaining. Overlooking the gardens, the light-filled gourmet kitchen is impeccably equipped with fine dovetailed cabinetry, granite counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf gas range and built-in microwave, Jenn-Air downdraft electric range, and dual Asko dishwashers. An open breakfast bay and family room with Marie Antoinette-patterned cherry floors lead to a waterfront loggia by the pool. Off the stair hall, a private custom designed bookcase-lined library/office with herringbone-patterned cherry floor and adjoining cabana bath also leads to the poolside loggia. Opposite is a private guest suite with walk-in closet, full bath, and adjacent outside entry. A Large, well-equipped laundry/utility room completes this level.Second Floor: Captivating water views provide the backdrop for the grand master suite, a generously scaled and elegantly appointed retreat. The spacious master bedroom and bow-windowed sitting room lead to a large covered/open balcony above the waterfront. Completing the suite are his and her walk-in wardrobes, a morning bar, and luxurious his and her marble baths, both with walk-in showers and hers also with a spa tub and dressing area. Privately arranged off the dramatic bridge hallway, open to the living room below, 3 additional bedroom suites all feature walk-in closets, luxurious baths, and balconies. An exercise room is off the upper hall.
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