Nestled at the end of Barcelona Drive, near the tip of the finger isle, a rare waterfront site was chosen for this exceptional estate that fronts deep-draft waterways on both the front and back sides in the unsurpassed privacy of a gated association of just two estate homes, having the added seclusion of its prestigious location in the guarded, patrolled community of Seven Isles. Taking advantage of its special setting, this impressive Mediterranean Revival residence was designed by noted Fort Lauderdale architect Arthur Bengochea and hand-crafted in 2005 by respected builder J.L. LaVallee Construction. With the north side fronting 103+/- feet on the Rio De Sota Canal, and the south side fronting 100+/- feet on the Rio Giralda Canal, just one property from the Intracoastal, the waterways beautify the estate and give the yachter the ultimate luxury of having multi-vessel dockage with room for both an 83+/- foot yacht and an 80+/- foot yacht, or using one side of the shoreline for boats and other small water craft.
Statuesque palms line the gorgeous garden walkway welcoming the visitor to this magnificent five-bedroom residence that is large enough for grand entertaining yet also creates a comfortably elegant environment for day-to-day living. The soaring fireside living room and relaxing family room both open to the resort-like outdoor oasis that sprawls across the south shoreline and is perfect for lounging by the pool or dining alfresco in the backdrop of the lush gardens. The professional-style theater room is another special feature of the home. Upstairs, the grand waterfront master suite indulges in the luxury of two separate baths, and opens its spacious sitting area to a terrace looking out over the pool and waterway. Set apart by its stunning indoor/outdoor living spaces, rare waterfront setting, and supreme privacy, this Seven Isles estate is truly extraordinary.
Barcelona Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Set behind a guardhouse entry and served by its own patrol detail, the sought-after Seven Isles community is a yachter's paradise on the Intracoastal Waterway and deepwater Grand Canals of Fort Lauderdale, a world-famous yachting capital known as The Venice of America. Just to the south is Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's signature thoroughfare, lined with fine shops and restaurants as it stretches toward the ocean beach, right across the bridge.
Tropically landscaped in a rare front-to-back deepwater setting, this impressive Mediterranean Revival estate fronts the Rio De Sota and Rio Giralda Canals, together providing full-service dockage for multiple yachts or various options for smaller vessels. By the south waterfront, the spectacular outdoor entertainment space centers on the resort-inspired pool with waterfall spa. A summer kitchen serves the marble-finished terrace and loggia.
Fine design details and finishes are the hallmark in the generous floor-plan totaling 8,136+/- square feet with five bedrooms, six and a-half baths, walk-in closets, and a three-bay garage. Architectural ceiling treatments are featured along with floors of creamy marble and handsome Brazilian cherry. Notable amenities include impact-rated glass, an elevator, a central vacuum system, Lutron lighting, and natural gas service.
First Floor: Mahogany double doors give way to the drama of the two-story foyer, with its curvaceous staircase, leading into the two-story coffer-ceilinged living room that opens its waterside window wall by the pool, and also showcases a monumental gas fireplace. Across the foyer, the open dining room is warmly elegant, set off by graceful columns. Providing the gourmet chef with everything desired, the custom kitchen includes Neff cabinetry, granite counters, a walk-in pantry, professional-grade Thermador six-burner gas range, Thermador double walls ovens, a full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and Miele dishwasher. Sharing a large open space with the kitchen, the bright breakfast bay and family room are wrapped with waterside window walls leading out by the pool. For a professional-style cinematic experience, the theater room has a large projection screen and tiered, reclining leather seats for seven. Off the foyer, the luxurious guest bedroom suite opens to the waterside loggia by the pool. Across the foyer, the upper mezzanine level provides a beautiful bay-windowed office/sitting room, and the lower mezzanine level hosts a mirrored gym with rubber floor.
Second Floor: Off the bridge gallery overlooking the living room and foyer below, a private double-door vestibule enters the luxurious haven of the grand master suite, where the expansive open space of the exquisite bedroom and sitting area leads out to a large terrace and balcony above the pool and south waterfront. Along with a morning bar and a double wardrobe room, the master quarters feature two separate baths which have a connecting shower and also a jetted tub. Another bedroom suite opens to the south waterfront terrace, while two more bedroom suites have private balconies above the front garden.
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