1033 Waterway Lane, Delray Beach, Florida
Offered at: $12.75 Million
Artfully conceived by acclaimed Delray Beach Architect Randall Stofft, masterfully crafted by The Courchene Development Group, with full furnishings and custom finishings by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, the estate known as The Nautilus is a laidback resort-style compound that far exceeds every expectation.
Designed For Pleasure
This yachting estate fronts 158’± of direct Intracoastal Waterway, offering a fully equipped dock with a 20,000-pound boatlift, and direct ocean access with no fixed bridges. So it is no surprise that the light-filled island-style residence is designed to showcase that sublime waterway view from every major room through expansive window walls. Ten-foot pocket sliders further blur the line between indoor/outdoor living by extending the open family room into a covered entertaining loggia with coquina gas fireplace, sit-down wet bar and summer kitchen/grilling station. All overlooking an expansive infinity-edge lagoon-style pool with fountains, sun-shelves, sunken seating and spillover spa, amid a tropical landscape complete with Tiki-thatch gazebo.
From the coquina-columned portico entrance to the wood-beamed detailed vaulted/volume ceilings, marble and wood floors, exceptional finishes, custom built-ins and boutique closets, this designer-furnished residence bespeaks luxury, but in a quietly comfortable way. With over 11,000 square feet of space in an airy intuitive split plan, it affords every comfort. From the downstairs waterside secluded master wing to the charming water-view living room, comprehensive gourmet chef’s island kitchen, waterfront casual dining and formal dining rooms to a climate-controlled 400-bottle wine room, butler’s pantry, spacious library/office, clubroom, elevator, wet bar, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, even a Tesla charging station, this thoughtfully designed residence offers it all, along with convenient smart-house technology for added ease and energy-efficiency.
Privacy And Security
This remarkable lifestyle compound is a secure retreat for an uncertain time. One where personal space and privacy, the ultimate luxuries, are easily assured by the fluid split plan, with very separate master and VIP suites downstairs, three guest ensuites upstairs, plus a carriage house studio apartment with private entrance for staff or guests. Personal security is also assured with a built-in safe in every suite. An electronic gate, intercom and security systems add peace of mind. Built-in safeguards from the ground up (concrete construction throughout, impact windows/doors, natural gas whole-house generator) guarantee viability come what may.
Waterway Lane, Delray Beach, Florida. Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this East Delray Beach Intracoastal estate is barely two blocks from the beach, and a two-minute golf cart ride to the many eclectic boutiques, cafes, and fine dining options available along vibrant Atlantic Avenue. It is 9.5± miles from Boca Raton’s Executive Airport, and about 19± miles from Palm Beach International Airport.
On one of the largest waterfront lots on the barrier island, fronting 158′ of Intracoastal Waterway, this gated, walled estate is ensconced in a meticulously maintained, mature tropical privacy landscape and approached on a circular brick paver drive. The expansive motor court within is defined by islands of lawn with specimen palms. A garage with stairs to the carriage house studio above is connected by a breezeway to the main residence. The resort-inspired rear waterfront area, ideal for lavish entertaining or purely private enjoyment, features an expansive waterside covered loggia with detailed wood ceiling, coquina gas fireplace, built-in wet/snack bar, summer kitchen/grilling station, areas for conversation and alfresco dining. A heated freeform infinity-edge lagoon-style pool (with fountains, sun-shelves, sunken seating, spillover spa), punctuated by palms, looks out to the waterway dock, over to a step-up island-style gazebo.
Main Level: A light-filled foyer and formal living room with painted beam ceiling, fireplace and bay window waterway view are at the heart of the residence. A connecting south wing encompasses: an adjacent dining room with tray ceiling, French doors to the pool terrace, hidden access to the butler’s pantry; a 400-bottle temperature controlled wine room; elevator; powder room; VIP ensuite with spa bath and shower; waterfront breakfast room; stunning gourmet chef’s kitchen with volume beam ceiling, granite-topped island, marble counters, custom cabinetry, top-tier appliances, walk-in food pantry, breakfast bar; open family room with tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling, paneled walls, wet bar, floor-to-ceiling pocket sliders to the waterfront loggia; cabana bath. The north wing includes: an expansive secluded master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, bay window wall waterfront sitting area; partner boutique walk-in closets with dressing area; spa-inspired bath with pedestal tub, indoor/outdoor showers, partner vanities/water closets (hers with bidet); an expansive library office and a clubroom pre-wired for a home theater.
Second Level: Two south wing guest ensuites (private balconies, walk-in closets), a second laundry and elevator are separated from the north wing guest ensuite (vaulted ceiling, waterfront balcony) by a gracious shared lounge overlooking the pool and waterway beyond.
Carriage House Studio: Situated above the first of two garages, accessed via private entrance, it offers staff or guests a spacious ensuite with walk-in closet.
Special Features: built 7′ above sea level; 2ndlevel concrete floor/staircase; smarthouse controls security system, lighting, HVAC systems, pool/spa/fountains, irrigation, AV; garage workshop; 4 attics/storage; dock w/electric/water/AC/storage/boatlift.
Type: Residential – Single Family
Beds: 6 Baths: 6.1
Total Sq. Ft.: 7,827 sq. ft.
Year Built: 2006