This stunning coastal home greets you with a tranquil and serene courtyard, shaded by a lush arbor welcoming you to this Gulf-front home in the gated, Mediterranean neighborhood of Vizcaya. Enter the grand foyer with 12-foot ceilings, stacked crown molding & an elegant chandelier. The courtyard features direct access to the beach walkover and a hot/cold outdoor shower. A small set of stairs leads from the foyer to two private Gulf-front bedrooms, each with its own full bath. Both open onto a large covered porch & feature an unobstructed view of the Gulf, & direct access to a sunning patio. Also accessible from the foyer is a spacious 2-car garage with finished loft and attic space for ample storage. Ascend to the second or third floor from the foyer via the elevator or stairs. An elegant separate dining room accented by an expansive archway and oversized wood columns greets you at the top of the stairs on the second floor. As on the first floor, the second features limestone floors & substantial wood crown molding. A full guest bath & fifth bedroom with built-in shelves & walk-in closet occupies the north end of the second floor. The bedroom doubles as a media/game room features a balcony. The south end of the floor gives way to an open, light-filled living space with incredible views of the Gulf. A gas-burning fireplace clad in limestone, wet bar with wine storage & built-in shelving meld seamlessly in the space with the open kitchen & breakfast nook. The living room is defined by an indentured, tray ceiling, while the kitchen features an exposed beam & maple paneled ceiling. Another spacious Gulf-front porch extends the living space. A hand-forged iron banister by renowned artist Ivan Bailey marks the stairs to the third floor. From here, the stair well becomes one with the voluminous space created by a lofty tower set atop the home, lined with windows. Its exposed Cypress wood beams, panels & decorative corbels are complimented by the softened, bull-nose wall corners & archways to create a distinctive, Old-World atmosphere. A junior master bedroom with private bath & balcony occupies the north end of this floor; the remainder is devoted to a wonderfully private master suite. The master features a gas fireplace with statuary marble surround & wood mantle. Tray ceiling with accent lighting create an intimate ambiance. The dressing area is flanked by two double closets leading to the master bath. Pristine statuary marble covers nearly every surface throughout & the many windows offer the warmth of the sun. Its Jacuzzi tub with a separate shower enjoy a clear view of the Gulf. The dressing area also connects to a home office, that is accessible by the hall, allowing for each space to flow effortlessly into the next. Additional features include window & porch planter boxes equipped with an automatic irrigation system, perfect for maintaining a fresh appearance even when away for extended periods, an HVAC system zoned by floor for optimal temperature control, as well as a whole-house CD/FM/AM audio system controlled on the second floor with volume controls located throughout. The fire alarm & security system are remotely monitored for added safety & peace of mind. Enjoy the privacy of 1000FT of beach frontage for only 32 homes. All dimensions are to be verified by the buyer.
Listing courtesy of The Premier Property Group Watercolor Office.