Sublime and serene in the midst of the ocean’s sights and sounds, this rare new compound spans 200± feet on the Atlantic Ocean, backed by another 200± feet fronting the wide Intracoastal Waterway, on the prized barrier island coastline of Manalapan’s Estate Section, next to the landmark historic mansion built by Howard Stirling Vanderbilt, who chartered the town in 1931.
Bringing the ideals of modern luxury to the classic Gold Coast tradition, this seaside masterpiece on 2.14± acres was designed by Yates Rainho Architects, a Palm Beach-area firm with an award-winning global portfolio, and was just completed in 2018.
Lantern-lit gated entries give way to a long drive that winds along the sprawling front lawns to the stately six-bedroom main residence, while a second drive approaches the separate two-bedroom guest house. Inside, fresh soft neutral tones refine the timeless living environment that discreetly integrates the advanced technologies and structural features.
By the spiraling staircase, the lofty foyer brings guests into the airy double-height great room, at once dramatic and understated, with a monumental wall of glass placing the attention on the inspiring ocean scene, and a statuesque fireplace as a focal point. In this stunning space designed with entertaining in mind, cocktails can be served from the professional-style bar by the lounge area, opening out to the ocean loggia and pool by broad lawns that can expand the outdoor gathering space.
Accessed by either of the two elevators, the second floor features a sumptuous oceanfront master suite indulging in a fireside sitting area, romantic balcony, and two exquisite bath retreats. Added luxuries of the estate include a five garage bays plus dockage for the boater in this exclusive Ocean-to-Intracoastal compound in one of South Florida’s most prestigious communities, where residents also enjoy deeded privileges at the Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa and its La Coquille Club.
South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida. Few places in the world rival the lifestyle of Manalapan, an idyllic oceanfront hamlet on the barrier island just south of Palm Beach.
An idyllic oceanfront paradise, this sprawling compound fronts 200± on the sugar-sand beach in an elevated site, protected by a massive seawall, and fronts another 200± feet on the Intracoastal Waterway equipped with a full-service ipe dock. Sweeping lawns studded with palm trees present the main residence and guest house, and also stretch open from the breezy ocean loggias, served by a summer kitchen, next to the saltwater pool with flow-over spa.
At once classic and modern, this understatedly elegant residence provides a grand total of 23,795± feet – including the guest house – with eight bedrooms, twelve full baths, three powder rooms, walk-in closets, two elevators, three laundry rooms, and five garage bays. There is exquisite millwork and impact glass throughout, and the floors are done in creamy Corsica marble and wide-plank walnut. Leading-edge amenities include the full-house 150-kilowatt Kohler generator, Lutron LED lighting, electronically controlled window treatments, sophisticated security system, eight air conditioning systems, and four tankless water heaters.
First Floor: Arched doors enter the two-story marble foyer and stunning window-walled oceanfront great room, anchored by a sleek fireplace across from the full-service bar. Another fireplace highlights the oceanfront club room/library which also has a wet bar, as does the pre-wired theater room adjacent. Looking out on the ocean and a garden fountain, the dining room flows off the oceanfront family/breakfast room where an island/bar separates the showpiece chef’s kitchen outfitted with leathered and polished granite counters, a Dacor gas range with oven, two Dacor wall ovens, two Bosch dishwashers, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer. There is an 1,100±-bottle connoisseur’s wine room plus a butler’s pantry, two powder rooms, and two full cabana baths. Facing a private garden, the guest master suite features a bow-windowed sitting area, morning bar, and luxe bath.
Second Floor: Open to the great room below, the oceanfront loft with wet bar and adjacent powder room has spiral stairs to the sensational rooftop observation deck. Entered through a private vestibule with wet bar, the sumptuous master suite has a grand wing to itself. Capturing spellbinding ocean views from inside and out on the private balcony, the walnut-floored bedroom is highlighted by a linear fireplace. Exquisite stone finishes adorn the two master baths, one a salon-like retreat featuring a jetted tub, multi-head shower, and boutique-style wardrobe room. The other bath also has a wardrobe room, and an exercise room is next to the master wing. In the other wing, balconies open off the four bedroom suites and game room with bar. Two of these bedrooms open to a glorious oceanfront balcony stepping down by the pool.
Opening to loggias and balconies, this two-story residence has a living/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and three baths.