Air travelers into South Florida have marveled for many years at the vast green landscape to the west of the developed areas clinging to the coast and in particular, one transitional area which from the air seems so different than the rest of this endless string of cities. This zone looks like islands of a well planned community of ranches and estates that all seem to overlook the lakes and waterways of the community, arrayed around a central spoke of the service area of shops, banks, schools, and public buildings within a dense overlay of green trees and landscaping. This perfectly planned community of Weston appears from the air to have escaped the madness of Miami, and in fact it has.
From the moment one arrives to the very civilized gate house of Weston’s Windmill Ranch community and its welcoming uniformed guards, your background stress level drops by fifty percent. Continuing ahead and after passing its equestrian center and the beginning of the lake community, one experiences the sheer bliss of the wide open spaces of this beautiful and exclusive neighborhood. By the time you reach 3485 Windmill Road, you already realize you have truly arrived to sometime extraordinary.
It’s a rare architect that can favor very high doors and ceilings without creating an uneasy sense of a visit to the Land of Giants in Jack and the Bean Stalk. This home is both grand and well-scaled at the same time presenting an elegant, sophisticated, comfortable home for entertaining as well as simply enjoying the good life in the American tropics. Hanging out here in your shorts at the barbeque works equally well as hosting a large, formal party. One flows into the next. Perhaps it’s the good karma of its important positioning at the head of the lake which produces these grand vistas from many of the rooms of the house. Surely the vast pool and well tended gardens lend plenty to the positive energy of the space. But this grand residence isn’t just beautiful; it is also very functional and amazingly practical. Downstairs in the public space you have a grand dining room and cook’s kitchen as well as living room, cozy den, elegant office, and large entertainment room fanning out of the kitchen. Across the pool terrace is a large guest house that could serve as a full on gym and pool house. Beyond that is the grand lake inviting an afternoon picnic and paddle. Back in the main home is an amazing garage with abundant space for both cars and the toys of the good life. Just off the garage is a full maids quarters with the obligatory back service stairs to the second level.
On the second level one finds a beautiful array of 6 bedrooms in split plan with huge volumes, high ceilings and window, yet again the miracle of comfortable, well portioned spaces. All of these are interconnected by a grand Venetian balcony system defines the character of the private spaces of the home. On the westerly upstairs third of the home is its signature master suite looking much like the presidential suite at the Four Seasons Singapore with rich, dark imported hard wood floors, two baths, a gym, an office, and a mini kitchen for coffee, champagne, and late night snacks. The suite is completed with a large, sunny terrace affording blissful privacy while overlooking the pool, the gardens, and the lake. In addition to the bedrooms upstairs are a suite of rooms downstairs for the guests you love with beautiful green garden views.
Offered at $3,950,000