One of the most alluring estates of the prestigious Riviera Isles is discovered in this exquisitely renovated 1920’s Mediterranean Revival jewel in a tropical point paradise.
Riviera Isle Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The prestigious Riviera Isles present a gated community of multi-million-dollar estates fronting the wide deepwater Grand Canals of Fort Lauderdale, acclaimed as The Venice of America. Offering the ultimate Fort Lauderdale lifestyle, this sought-after neighborhood is close to the beach and just south of famous Las Olas Boulevard with its boutique shopping and enticing dining selections. This is also an address of choice for serious boaters, providing easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean inlet.
A rare treasure on a prized Fort Lauderdale point property, this Mediterranean Revival estate dating from the 1920’s has undergone an artisan-quality renovation resulting in a remarkable blend of modern luxury and vintage authenticity. The exceptionally private, walled and gated grounds front a total of 212+/- feet of shoreline encompassing 88+/- feet on the Rio Placid Canal and 124+/- feet on the side canal, giving flexibility for multi-vessel dockage on both exposures or docking a vessel on one side without obstructing the shoreline scenery. Reminiscent of the Palm Beach houses designed by Addison Mizner, the Old World residence radiates elegant warmth both inside and outdoors. Ropework columns and pecky cypress ceilings adorn the loggia, hosting fresco entertaining by the mosaic-inlaid pool with water fountains, across from a separate pavilion housing the full summer kitchen. Both the loggia and pavilion are fitted with convenient automatic shutters. Tall ficus hedges seclude the patio, and magnificent tropical gardens underscore the exotic ambiance.
With beauty and subtle glamour, this professionally decorated residence strikes a perfect balance between formality and gracious charm. Exquisite craftsmanship and original architectural elements reflect the spirit of a bygone era, while all the requirements of today’s lifestyle are seamlessly integrated into the well-proportioned floor-plan totaling 4,353+/- square with three bedrooms, three and a half baths, two-bay garage, and storm shutters on all windows and exterior doors.
First Floor: Adorned with original mosaic detailing, a grand loggia beckons to the welcoming foyer with faux-stone-finished walls and classically styled staircase. The warm terra cotta tile floors continue through the main living areas also featuring gallery-like wall space and interesting alcoves for showcasing works of art. An elegant focal point, the soaring formal great room is appointed with intricate plaster moldings, a spectacular Old World fireplace, and transomed French doors flowing to the lush tropical gardens. To either end of the room, graceful archways transition into the open music room, and opposite, into the inviting sun room leading to the poolside loggias. Across the foyer, the opulent library is appointed with built-in bookcases and trompe l’oeil leather wall finishes. Opening to the poolside loggia, the formal dining room is embellished with rich faux finishes and an elaborately molded ceiling. Perfect for entertaining, the full-service butler’s pantry connects into the chef’s kitchen equipped with KitchenAid appliances plus vintage-inspired appointments including hand-crafted furniture-grade cabinetry, granite counters, and beautiful pine flooring. A laundry/utility room and powder room complete this level.
Second Floor: Romantically elegant, the grand master suite opens to a waterside balcony above the gardens. Customized wardrobe rooms accompany the large master bath featuring a spa tub and sumptuous marble finishes. Across the hall, two more bedroom suites are each invitingly decorated. One includes an intimate sitting area, and the other overlooks the gardens to the waterfront.
Offered @ $2.695 Million USD