Timeless beauty hallmarks this Mediterranean Revival jewel set behind a lush canopy of trees on the signature street of Delray Beach’s desirable Seagate community, a short walk from the ocean’s sands, only about a mile south of famous Atlantic Avenue. Approached from the shady drive, a European-style gated garden courtyard introduces this showplace estate which was totally renovated by acclaimed Marc-Michaels Interior Design. In an easy, airy flow that opens most rooms to the outdoors, the four-bedroom residence brings a fresh, relaxed look to the grace of tradition. Adding to the warmly welcoming feel, artisan millwork as carefully crafted as fine furniture is a key element of the high-end workmanship by luxury builder Dale Construction.
Fireplaces are inviting focal points in the living room – opening to the courtyard – and the great room’s casual gathering area which combines with the designer kitchen. Here, window walls wrap around this large, bright open space spilling to the resort-like outdoor oasis on the romantic fire-lit loggia and lounge terraces by the fountained pool and spa in a lush, serene landscape. The lovely view and soothing sounds of the fountains also provide the backdrop for the comfortably elegant master suite upstairs, which also has the luxury of an adjacent office/study and sitting/exercise room. A Seagate estate of lasting beauty and quality, the residence is also available with the adjacent residence on South Ocean Boulevard, giving the option to create a sizeable compound with separate living quarters for guests or extended family, right across from the beach access.
Seagate Drive, Delray Beach, Florida. Fringed by the ocean’s sugar sands in Old Florida beauty, Seagate is a sought-after beachside neighborhood located only about a mile south of famous Atlantic Avenue, the centerpiece of historic downtown Delray Beach’s vibrant shopping, dining, and culture. In the heart of South Florida’s Gold Coast, between Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Delray Beach is known as a charming village-by-the-sea and a resort destination featuring pristine “Blue Wave” beaches.
Timeless grace sets the tone of the indoor/outdoor living spaces of this totally renovated Mediterranean Revival estate in a beautiful, lantern-lit landscape with lush trees and garden plantings. Outdoor living is at home in the resort-like setting around the fountained pool and separate fountained spa, surrounded by stone terraces opening off a loggia with cozy fireplace and concealed summer kitchen. There is also an outdoor shower. The sweeping drive leads to the gated entrance courtyard, then winds around to a parking court by garages for three vehicles. The estate is also available as a compound with the adjacent property on South Ocean Boulevard.
Fine architectural millwork of mahogany, walnut, and cypress reflects the master craftsmanship in the inviting living environment totaling 6,460+/- square feet with four bedrooms, four full baths, and two powder rooms. For comfort and convenience, the amenities feature an elevator, natural gas service, a generator, impact-rated glass, Crestron electronics, and Lutron lighting.
First Floor: Flowing off the soaring two-story foyer with inlaid stone floor and classic spiraling staircase, the inviting living room opens to the courtyard and has a fireplace, coffered ceiling, and wide-board walnut floor as its finishing touches. Sharing the courtyard view, the lovely coffer-ceilinged dining room connects through a butler’s pantry into the country-style chef’s kitchen which includes limestone counters, a six-burner Wolf gas range with double ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, and Miele dishwasher. Continuing the cypress-beamed ceilings as part of the large open space, the light-flooded family/breakfast room is beautifully designed with airy poolside window walls, a fireplace framed by media/storage cabinetry, and a full-service wet bar concealed behind French doors. A hobby/laundry room adjoins. Powder rooms are placed off the family room and kitchen. The private guest suite opens to the front courtyard.
Second Floor: Ascending the elevator or staircase leads to a loft-style sitting area that opens to a balcony above the front courtyard. French doors enter a study designed as a handsome work space with custom cabinets/shelves/desk and cross-beamed ceiling. Through a gallery, the custom-fitted sitting/exercise room opens to a treetop balcony above the pool and back garden. Double doors enter the private vestibule of the large master suite created as a comfortably elegant retreat, opening to romantic balconies from its airy bedroom and luxurious onyx-inlaid bath featuring a jetted tub, indoor and outdoor showers, two vanities, and a separate water closet. Completing the master quarters is a large custom-fitted wardrobe room that adjoins a laundry room also accessed off the loft. In the other wing are two more bedroom suites, one with a balcony.