Some of the most impressive homes on the market in South Florida are offered by affiliates of Christie’s Great Estates.
The prestigious oceanfront community of Gulf Stream is prized for its quiet solitude, relaxed ambience, and unspoiled landscape nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Christie’s Great Estates is the largest international network of luxury real estate companies, comprising approximately 35,000 sales associates with 850 offices in more than 40 countries. The affiliated brokerages benefit from a close association with Christie’s, the world’s leading art business. The exclusive affiliates of Christie’s Great Estates represent the finest properties around the globe. In Florida, these include the following estate properties in the luxury destinations of Palm Beach, Gulf Stream, and Miami.
Distinguished by its flawless design, an exquisite eight-bedroom home is located in one of the most desirable ocean blocks on the island of Palm Beach with deeded beach access. The lushly landscaped property of nearly one acre creates a very private and secluded enclave for this unique British Colonial West Indies-style house, which lends itself to formal and informal living and entertaining.
A double-door entry to the foyer with parquet floors and an elegant curving staircase is the perfect introduction to this superb 10,000-square-foot home. The stately living spaces include a dramatic octagonal dining room featuring French doors that open to a magnificent pool and bougainvillea-covered cabana. A stylish bar leads to a paneled library with a fireplace. The living room is graced with high ceilings and elaborately detailed molding with access to an intimate patio through lovely French doors.
Historically, the property was part of the 42-acre estate “El Mirasol” owned by Edward and Eva Stotesbury, the queen of Palm Beach society from 1919 to 1938. The mansion was Addison Mizner’s first residential design in Palm Beach. The estate is offered at Price Upon Request by Brown Harris Stevens of Palm Beach.
The prestigious oceanfront community of Gulf Stream is prized for its quiet solitude, relaxed ambience, and unspoiled landscape nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. This point-lot property of more than one acre creates a striking presence on the Intracoastal and enjoys roughly 470 feet of waterfrontage. Richly tropical landscaping cradles the exquisite six-bedroom, seven and three half bath deepwater estate, which is appointed with a resort-quality infinity pool, spa, and loggia with a full summer kitchen.
Timeless elegance carries throughout the Georgian-style main residence. Double doors made in Peru and crafted from mahogany and glass introduce the grand two-story foyer finished with elegant French limestone floors. A custom handmade iron balustrade frames the winding staircase. Magnificent waterway views open directly ahead through the formal living room where double sets of French doors segue to the pool patio and Intracoastal beyond.
Other thoughtful interiors include a generously proportioned formal dining room; a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, custom onyx and glass tiled counters, and professional-grade appliances; a family room, complete with a separate billiard room; a state-of-the-art media room; and a library richly finished with handsome millwork and built-in shelving. A separate guest house completes the estate which is offered at $12,900,000 by Premier Estate Properties.
North of Miami and bordering Everglades National Park is the premier development of Weston’s Windmill Ranch Estates with its top-rated schools, the Weston Hills Country Club, and two 18-hole golf courses. Exquisite architectural detail and quality craftsmanship in a beautiful Mediterranean style set this home apart. Six bedrooms and six full and two half baths offer supreme accommodations in the 8,000-square-foot residence. A large covered balcony, with steps leading to the patio and pool area, graces the second-floor master suite. Other impressive areas include a comfortable den, media room, recreation room, and kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock.
A bevy of stylish accents creates an interior rich with textures and interest and include coral columns, marble and wooden doors, and solid mahogany doors. The charming summer kitchen, with a gas grill and refrigerator, is one of many special extras. It is offered at $6,250,000 by Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc.