You must see…. “Palazzo Paradiso”…. A paradise setting within your own living environment and one of Orlando’s signature lakefront estates, artistically designed, creatively crafted and built to last by Master Custom Builder, Rial Jones, President and Owner of Jones Clayton Builders. Rial Jones has crafted some of Orlando’s “masterpieces” for several years …. but this “masterpiece” is truly one of his finest!
The lakefront setting with its European gardens boasts tiered marble terraces, framed by Roman balustrades enhanced by beautiful flowers and Bougainvillea, and dancing fountains. Such a beautiful setting … that the estate was designed with towering glass window-walls which span the rear so that this view of “Paradise” can be seen from all living areas. Imagine this setting in a prestigious guard-gated community – yet only 15 minutes to Disney attractions, hospitals, shopping, and some of Orlando’s finest restaurants! A rare combination of amenities – privacy, tranquility, seclusion – and convenience!
The artistic interior design was executed by Marc Thee of Marc Michaels, one of the country’s most renowned, international interior design firms, who personally selected the furnishings and accessories. The results are warm, friendly and perfectly exquisite. Towering ceilings are framed in stone and hand-crafted moldings, with dramatic architectural detailing and hand finished patina. Rooms are defined by stately Corinthian columns so that the open floor plan can be respected and the views are uninterrupted.
The First Floor
The moment you enter this magnificent interior you are looking into the grand living room and out to a “Paradise” lakefront setting through a dramatic two-story Palladium window, which extends the entire width and breadth of the rear wall. It is truly an awesome experience. A grand two-story marble staircase gracefully ascends to a 62’ balcony on the 2nd floor.
The open floor plan establishes a balance of formality and relaxed family enjoyment. Everyone agrees that the family room and kitchen are the “heart of the home” – and here it is – a chef’s dream – with an olde world brick pizza oven, wine bar with multiple dispensers, cappuccino/espresso bar, Viking appliances, gas cooking, warming drawer –and large expanses of granite serving and prep counters. A 20’ long granite counter is all that separates the kitchen from the family room – making it very family friendly. The breakfast area boasts a commanding view of “Paradise”.
Once again another two-story Palladium window spans the entire rear of the Family Room and overlooks the gardens, pool and lakefront. A towering stone fireplace with intricate carving is flanked by display shelving and cabinetry for media equipment.
The right wing of the floor plan, near the Family Room and Kitchen, offers a large Media Room with tiered seating, conveniently located for ease of use. Media equipment is discreetly stored in the ceiling drops down with the use of a remote control. A rear hallway leads to a spacious formal Foyer which precedes the Guest Suite with a refrigerator, wardrobe storage, entertainment center with T.V., and luxurious adjoining marble Bath. This Suite has it own private exterior entrance from the Courtyard.
The left wing of the floor plan of the first floor is dedicated to the owners, offering an intimate study with spiral staircase leading to a 30’ library, and a large two-story foyer leading to a 31’ lakefront Master Bedroom Suite. French doors in the Master open to a romantic outdoor, lakefront Spa area framed by a Roman balustrade. An oversized Master Bath offers “his” and “hers” separate marble vanities, large walk-in shower, tub with jets and a 22’ custom-fitted wardrobe room. Fitness is a pleasure in the adjoining gym, complete with T.V. and refrigerator.
This estate residence offers two marble staircases – front and rear – both of which ascend to a 62’ balcony leading to three (3) bedrooms suites. At the top of the rear staircase is a dramatic 43’ Game Room with a “tent”, beamed ceiling – room for a pool table, card table and seating for watching T.V. in the entertainment center. Truly a handsome setting with a dramatic “tent”, beamed ceiling and a refreshment bar with sink, refrigerator and icemaker. French doors in the Game Room open to a 31’ marble Terrace overlooking “Paradise” – the views are stunning!
Invite your friends to a wine-tasting party! A stone staircase descends to a magnificent 23’ climate controlled Wine Cellar, artistically designed in an “olde world” motif which turns back the pages of time, with refrigerated storage cabinets in addition to open wine racks. A Half-Bath is added for the convenience of your guests.
The Guest Apartment
Additional living quarters are offered in a detached Guest Apartment above a bank of garages –ideally located for staff or visitors who appreciate total privacy. The Guest Apartment offers a spacious Living-Dining Room with entertainment center, a kitchenette with range, refrigerator, microwave, a large Bedroom with two closets and an adjoining Bath. . This is one of the most comfortable guest facilities offered.
French doors span the rear of the estate and gently step down to tiered, marble Terraces with intimate areas for different moods and functions – all overlooking sparkling Lake Sheen on the famed Butler Chain of Lakes.
The Terrace areas are accented by a tiered fountain which gracefully cascades into a basin, which gently flows into a 48’ Swimming Pool with a dramatic infinity edge, allowing the water seemingly to appear to be flowing into the lake.
Outdoor dining and cooking is available beside a stone fireplace where one discovers a gas grill and wet bar. There is a special “sunning area” on the lower Terrace framed by tropical plants for privacy. Don’t forget the out door Spa off the Master Bedroom Suite in its magnificent European setting. A Florida, lakefront lifestyle would not be complete without a private Boat House and the opportunity to navigate the world-famous Butler Chain of Lakes for water skiing, fishing and relaxing boating.
"Palazzo Paradiso" is both beautiful and inspirational – and offers one of the most beautiful lifestyles in all of Central Florida – a canvas of tropical foliage, a palate of color and private vistas similar to those on The Riviera!
"Palazzo Paradiso" is well-suited for a corporate or family retreat where many families can enjoy a tropical lifestyle with maximum privacy for all, and convenience to all the wonderful amenities Orlando has to offer.