Hidden away in a verdant oasis on exclusive Hypoluxo Island, this compound-like estate gives the casually elegant feel of an island resort villa in the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway setting where far-reaching water vistas stretch to the coastline of the mainland. Coming into view down the gated, tree-canopied drive, this picture-perfect residence by the award-winning boutique firm Perez Design gives a fresh modern take on traditional coastal architecture. Meticulous workmanship hallmarks the high-end construction by Courchene Development, an award-winning custom builder with a reputation for quality and integrity that spans more than five decades.
Light and airy while warm and inviting, the spacious and well-laid-out living areas are designed to give each space a separate but open feel, with elements such as the Brazilian cherry floors and tongue-and-groove paneling ceilings adding to the timeless look. Leafy landscape views open from everywhere, and most main rooms overlook the waterfront, a scene all the more captivating from the resort-inspired pool patio. Just beyond are the private beach and which provides the water sports enthusiast with lifts for a jet ski and a boat.
Family and friends have the comfort and privacy of five bedroom suites featuring the master suite’s luxurious retreat, sprawling across half of the second floor, in addition to separate self-contained guest quarters in the carriage house. Whether for personal enjoyment and relaxation or for gracious entertaining, this idyllic Hypoluxo Island estate leaves nothing to be desired.
South Atlantic Drive, Lantana, Florida. Hypoluxo Island preserves Old Florida tranquility on a scenic barrier island surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of South Florida’s Gold Coast, midway between Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Just across the bridge is the sugar-sand ocean beachfront of Manalapan, home to the Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
Picturesque westerly views stretch over the wide Intracoastal Waterway from this lushly landscaped compound on 106± feet of shoreline providing a private beach and 140±-foot L-shaped dock with water/electrical service, a 5,000±-pound boat lift, plus a jet ski lift. French doors open the water side of the residence to the verandah with built-in gas grill, stepping out to the tree-framed lounge patio by the free-form pool with sun shelf and spillover spa. The property is served by a gated brick motor court leading to the main residence and companion two-story carriage house with three-bay garage and upstairs guest house.
This timeless island-inspired residence totals a generous 9,255± square feet with five bedrooms and five and a-half baths including the guest house. Architectural millwork, Brazilian cherry and marble floors, and high ceilings are featured throughout. Special features include the impact-glass windows, metal roof, elevator shaft, indoor/outdoor sound system, and central vacuum system.
First Floor: Waterfront views stretch from the two-story entrance hall into the spacious, comfortably elegant living room which centers on a classic fireplace and opens through French doors to the verandah. Across the gallery is the large and gracious open dining room with a bay window and pecky cypress ceiling. Set off by a tongue-and-groove paneling ceiling, the chef’s kitchen is part of a large open space encompassing the casually elegant family room which has a bookcase-framed fireplace, charming pavilion-style breakfast nook, and French doors to the waterside verandah. Serving the living room with a pass-through counter that can be closed off with plantation shutters, the kitchen includes a wood-topped island plus high-end appliances including the Thermador gas cooktop and double wall ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, U-Line wine cooler, LG dishwasher, and Miele coffee/espresso system. On the other side of the gallery, another wing contains a library/office with built-in wet bar and adjacent powder room. There is also a private bedroom that opens to the waterside verandah and provides a full bath that doubles as the cabana bath.
Second Floor: Encompassing half of this level, the voluminous master suite features a large bedroom that rises to an airy beamed, wood-paneled ceiling and opens through three sets of French doors to a large waterside verandah, a breezy open-air lounge space capturing water views framed by the treetops. This enchanting view is shared by the master bedroom’s open sitting room which has a coral-stone fireplace as an inviting focal point. In addition to a morning bar and two walk-in closets, the master quarters are complete with an enormous marble bath featuring a walk-through double shower, free-standing soaking tub, two separate water closets, and a door to a verandah above the front garden. Across the loft-style hall are two bedroom suites, one opening to the waterside verandah and the other to the front verandah.
Guest House: Above the garage, the separate guest house contains a living room, kitchenette, bedroom, and bath.