Totally remastered in an architect renovation, this Bermuda-inspired estate offers the rare peace and privacy of Point Manalapan, an exclusive island enclave just off Hypoluxo Island, itself a private island community served by a bridge to the mainland and Manalapan’s oceanfront barrier island. Time-honored traditions take on an artful modern sensibility in the five-bedroom residence complemented by designer finishes and furnishings with a look of understated elegance.
A beautiful stand of night-lit palm trees fronts the motor court, giving a striking first impression at the estate’s entrance. Inside, the gallery foyer sets the refined tone that carries through the grand salon-like living room, stylish dining room, and Italian-crafted MiaCucina kitchen, all designed for effortless entertaining with each opening to the fabulous 41 /- foot-long loggia. This true outdoor living room invites guests to relax by the sun-splashed pool in the resort-like escape of the lush backyard oasis. Also opening its doors by the pool, the serene master suite enjoys a room-sized bath designed as a spa-like retreat done in delicately veined Canadian blue marble and translucent Walker Zanger Roku Glass with an aqueous gloss. Simply stunning, this one-of-a-kind estate is fashioned for a life well-lived, complete with deeded club privileges to the award-winning Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, minutes away on the Atlantic Ocean’s sugar sands.
Curlew Road, Manalapan, Florida. Hidden away in Old Florida serenity, Point Manalapan is an exclusive guard-gated enclave of Hypoluxo Island, surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway, with Manalapan’s ocean beachfront just across the bridge. Manalapan residents enjoy deeded club privileges at the Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Centrally located in the heart of South Florida’s Gold Coast, Manalapan is only about 10 miles south of Palm Beach and about 15 miles north of Boca Raton.
Stunningly renovated inside and out in 2012, this Bermuda-inspired estate is surrounded by lush landscaping on a corner lot served by a double-entry motor court and a second drive to the discreet two-bay garage. French doors open the west side of the residence to the resort-style outdoor entertainment space completely secluded by tropical foliage. A full wet bar serves the generously sized living/dining loggia by the heated saltwater pool. Lounge areas on the garden terrace have a balance of sunlight and shade.
Five bedrooms, five full and two half baths are included the spacious total of 7,824 /- square feet with carefully curated designer finishes including selections from Loro Piana, Lelievre, Larsen, Clarence House, Manuel Canovas, Nancy Corzine, and Brunschwig & Fils. Pella impact-glass windows and exterior doors are featured along with a new concrete tile roof. Baths include fixtures by Duravit and Toto plus Newport Brass fittings. Myriad amenities include the full-house Generac Quiet Source generator, new Lennox air conditioning, sophisticated security system, Panasonic telephone/intercom system, and indoor/outdoor audio system.
Entered through mahogany double doors, the gallery foyer is grounded by warm oak flooring below the cove-lit tray ceiling, and hosts the formal powder room. Flowing through French doors to the poolside loggia, the salon-like living room rises to a lofty 14 /- foot coffered ceiling with a pair of period chandeliers, and provides multiple seating areas. Pocket doors enter the elegant dining room with custom-upholstered walls and Collura light fixture. Connecting through a butler’s pantry, the sleek custom kitchen by MiaCucina is appointed with white lacquer-finish Record Cucine cabinetry, Caesarstone counters, and Thassos marble flooring. Chef’s appliances include the 60-inch Imperial gas range with double ovens; Gaggenau electric oven, microwave, and warming drawer; Three Sub-Zero refrigerators and ice maker; and dual Miele dishwashers. Next to a walk-in pantry with cabana bath, the garden-themed breakfast room opens to a pergola-covered terrace by the pool. A separate laundry/utility room is off the kitchen. Opening to a side terrace with water feature, the library/family room centers on a marble-faced gas fireplace between Deco-inspired built-ins incorporating a wet bar with Sub-Zero Fridge/Freezer and Wine Cooler. French doors lead out to the pool terrace from the comfortably elegant master suite in a generously sized wing. Along with a morning bar with Sub-Zero Fridge/Freezer and two wardrobe rooms, the master quarters offer the luxury of a spa-like bath retreat featuring exquisite marble and glass finishes, a cast iron soaking tub, steam shower, two separate vanities, and a private water closet. Three more bedroom suites include one with a sitting area. In another wing off the kitchen, the fifth bedroom suite could be converted into a media room or fitness studio if desired.