701 Middle River Drive Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- For Sale
Poised on the Middle River, on the southern shore of the peninsula of the prestigious Sunrise Intracoastal community, this brand-new estate is at one with its sensational waterfront setting where wide-open views sweep over the river and all the way to downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach skyline. Refined coastal style takes a chic modern twist in this six-bedroom residence hallmarked by the uncompromising standards of award-winning Affiniti Architects and luxury builder Sarkela Corporation (Seppala Corporation). The gorgeous water views are the focus of the equally stunning indoor and outdoor living spaces.
With the sleek accents of a linear fireplace and glass-encased wine vault, the dramatic loft-like great room creates an indoor/outdoor feel with a soaring glass wall across the waterfront terrace, where the pool is artfully composed with an overflow spa and stepping stones across the sun shelf framed by waterfalls that cascade from vessel fountains. Designed as a true outdoor living room, the poolside lanai has its own open-air fireplace as an alluring night-time element in this resort-like realm.
Upstairs, in a sprawling wing, the luxe master retreat with two spa-like baths opens to a waterfront balcony where the towering view seems captured from the prow of a yacht. Separate first-floor guest/captain’s quarters have outside access leading to the terrace and dockage for the yachter’s 80±-foot luxury vessel. Offering the ultimate Fort Lauderdale lifestyle in Sunrise Intracoastal, near The Galleria and Birch Park’s idyllic ocean beachfront, this rare new Middle River estate is the perfect find for those who seek the best of the best.
Middle River Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sunrise Intracoastal is a desirable guard-gated community tucked away on a tranquil peninsula between the Intracoastal Waterway and Middle River, featuring tree-lined streets, a private park, and playground. The fabulous location is just south of The Galleria’s fine shopping and dining. Just across the bridge are the sun-drenched sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the emerald oasis of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, and the historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.
Fronting 100± feet on the Middle River, this brand-new estate looks south on a breathtaking expanse of waters, with vistas stretching to the downtown and beach skylines. Resort-at-home living centers on the waterfront terrace featuring an artfully designed glass-tiled pool with spa and vessel fountains. The air-conditioned lanai is luxuriously appointed with a linear gas fireplace, summer kitchen, cabana bath, Phantom screens, and adjacent outdoor shower. The full-service concrete yacht dock gives unobstructed access to the ocean. Sylvester palms preside over the riverfront and the landscaped motor court.
Gorgeous river view fill this well-engineered modern coastal-inspired residence totaling 8,784± square feet with six bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, upstairs/downstairs laundry rooms, elevator, whole-house generator, impact-glass windows, and three-bay garage. Creamy honed marble floors enhance the unity of the soft tone-on-tone palette. Leading-edge Crestron electronics integrate the climate controls, lighting, security system, and window treatments.
First Floor: Custom iron-and-glass doors enter the two-story foyer with loft-style staircase crafted of marble, glass, and stainless steel. Just ahead, the window-walled great room rises two stories high, looking out over the pool to the riverfront. A linear gas fireplace and glass-enclosed temperature-controlled wine room also highlight this impressive gathering space. Glass doors open the adjoining club room to the pool terrace. Open to the great room, the dining room is served by a butler’s pantry connecting to the epicurean’s kitchen, an elegant fusion of function and style with white lacquer cabinetry, dual islands, Silestone counters, and mosaic-tiled backsplashes. High-end appliances include the Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, dual Asko dishwashers, and Wolf gas range, double ovens, and microwave. Riverfront views stretch through the bright and airy family/breakfast room lined with retractable glass doors that completely open this space to the poolside lanai. Through a hall off the foyer, the private guest/captain’s suite is served by a wet bar and has its own outside entry.
Second Floor: Open to the great room below, with steel-railed glass enclosures, the dramatic loft has a private double-door entry into the master suite, a relaxing sanctuary in its own voluminous wing. Highlighted by an airy wood-paneled peaked ceiling, the sunlit bedroom opens to a balcony looking far and wide over the Middle River, a sensational view shared by a luxe spa-like bath – one of two featured in the master quarters – with a free-standing Duravit tub, frameless glass shower, and separate water closet. Two custom-fitted wardrobe rooms complete the master suite. Placed in the other wings, four more bedrooms with en-suite baths include another waterfront suite with view balcony.
Built-Ins, Fireplace, First Floor Entry, Two story, Volume Ceilings, Walk-In Closets, ElevatorFlooring
Automatic Garage Door Opener, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Range, Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Washer, MicrowaveWindows
Blinds/Shades, Impact Glass, Single Hung MetalBathroom
2 Master Bathrooms, Bidet, Dual Sinks, Separate Tub & Shower, Whirlpool SpaParking
Circle Drive, DrivewayPool
Free Form, HeatedConstruction / Exterior
Concrete Block ConstructionRooms
Den/Library/Office, Family Room, Great Room, Maid/In-Law Quarters, Master bedroom upstairs, Recreation RoomRoofing
Concrete Roof, Flat Tile RoofKitchen
Canal Width 121 Feet Or More, Navigable, No Fixed Bridges, River FrontBedrooms
At Least 1 Bedroom Ground LevelViews
Water View, RiverAccess Features
Central Cooling, Central Heat, Electric Cooling, Electric HeatDining
Eat-In Kitchen, Formal DiningSubdivision Feature
Boating, Security PatrolLocation
Lot Located In A Flood ZoneUtility