Compass Lane, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bay Colony is Fort Lauderdaleâ€™s premier gated island community, ensuring quiet seclusion in the utmost privacy. Excellent beaches, golf, tennis, shops, restaurants, and prominent private schools are all close at hand in this sought-after location. Property Encompassing 1Â½ deepwater lots, this magnificent Old World estate presides over 170â€™ of sweeping shoreline with wraparound Yacht Dockage and expansive waterway. Wonderful Loggias and Balconies overlook the waterway across the resort-style outdoor entertainment area, centered on a glistening waterfront Pool, with the additional luxuries of a full wet bar and a charming Gazebo. The property is served by a circular motor court leading to the 3-bay Garage and the formal entrance to the residence.
Generously scaled with 14,100 total square feet, this elegant villa is exquisitely detailed at every turn, creating a truly magical setting for entertaining. Built in 1989, this one-of-a-kind residence has recently been substantially remodeled with artistic enhancements and luxury-grade appointments meeting todayâ€™s most sophisticated requirements. Seven Bedrooms and 8Â½ Baths are included in 10,800 square feet of luxurious air-conditioned living area.
First Floor: A double-door entry welcomes guests to the marble Entrance Vestibule, stepping down to the grand Reception Hall, where the spectacular double staircase is encased with an ornate ironwork balustrade. Through another double-door entry, the formal Living Room exemplifies classic elegance with its polished marble floor, elaborate columned fireplace, and sunlit French windows overlooking the tropical waterfront. A granite-topped sit-down bar and glass doors accessing the loggia facilitate gracious entertaining. Also leading to the loggia, the formal Dining Room comfortably seats 12 guests with the enchanting backdrop of hand-painted details and scenic waterway views. Water views also highlight the private Office, richly finished in mahogany. Features of the chefâ€™s Kitchen include custom cherrywood cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a cooking island, breakfast bar, and window-lined octagonal dining area. The space flows beautifully to the Family/Media Room with custom built-ins and wet bar, leading onto a full Cabana Bath and the pool terrace outdoors. A spacious Gym is equipped with a state-of-the-art environmental room incorporating sauna, mister, tanning and steam. A separate Laundry Room is provided along with a private Staff/In-Law Suite featuring its own Kitchen and Bath. A Guest Bedroom with en-suite marble Bath completes this level.
Second Floor: The grand staircase ascends to an upstairs Entertainment Area with wet bar and a private Den with Balcony. Opening to a breezy waterside Balcony, the grand Master Suite features a luxurious Bedroom with hand-painted ceiling, a columned Sitting Area with built-in media center, generous closets, and a sumptuous marble Bath with spa tub, etched glass shower, and dressing/make-up salon. A separate Gallery serves 4 additional luxurious Bedroom Suites accompanied by two Utility Rooms. Two of the bedrooms open to private waterfront Balconies, and one also features an octagonal Solarium with spiral stairs to a turret Sitting Room filled with glorious views unfolding across Bay Colony and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Truly an exceptional estate in one of Fort Lauderdale's most prestigious island enclaves. 1.5 lots with 170± ft. waterfront featuring wraparound deepwater dockage..
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