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2817 North Ocean Boulevard Gulf Stream, Florida

$23.0 Million USD
MLS #RX-10151987

Steeped in Gulf Stream’s rich history and Old Florida beauty, this rare oceanfront compound dates from 1926, soon after the opening of the Gulf Stream Golf Club, designed by Palm Beach society architect Addison Mizner, and just before the opening of the Gulf Stream Polo Club – both of which helped establish this then-new community as an exclusive winter resort.  Enchantingly nestled by the dunes on 200± feet of oceanfront, right across from the Gulf Stream Golf Club, this private paradise was originally designed by Howard Brougham Major, a prominent New York architect who had joined Mizner’s office, and was built for Howard Whitney.

A painstaking, over-three-year restoration bringing new life to this historic jewel was completed by Tim Givens Building and Remodeling in 2009 under the direction of Bridges, Marsh & Associates, a noted Palm Beach architectural firm which was also the renovation architect for Palm Beach’s legendary Worth Avenue.  Select finishes and unique elements, both old and new, were sourced by the owner from all over the world, resulting in a characteristic blend of timeless beauty and luxury.

Calling to mind a picturesque Spanish village with its architectural tapestry interweaving romantic courtyards and gardens, the evocatively named “Viento y Mar” (“Wind of the Sea”) captures the delightful sea breeze in airy plan that also gives exquisite views from everywhere.  The gated drive meanders past the gatehouse and garden house to the main residence of the six-bedroom compound set off by charming bell towers and trickling fountains.

Highlights of the understatedly elegant residence include the magnificent antique French and Cuban architectural elements in the main rooms, which radiate off a gallery-framed central courtyard, leading to another stunning courtyard around the oceanside pool.  An artful transformation of an historic property for unparalleled luxury living, this breathtaking compound endures as one of Gulf Stream’s largest and most prestigious estates.

Location

North Ocean Boulevard, Gulf Stream, Florida.  Gulf Stream is a hidden oceanfront gem in the heart of South Florida’s Gold Coast, just north of Delray Beach and 15± miles south of Palm Beach.

Property

On 200± feet of sugar-sand ocean beachfront, protected by a seawall, this sprawling Spanish-inspired compound creates a tropical paradise among idyllic gardens and courtyards on 1.32± walled and gated acres.  Entered from a garden courtyard with 18th-century Italian fountain, the dramatically positioned main residence opens by the saltwater oceanside pool in another walled courtyard adorned in custom hand-made Spanish tile murals by artist Jose Manuel Tos.  For outdoor entertaining, the pool terrace is served by a cabana with kitchen, bath, and steam room, plus two pavilions each with changing room and bath.  Accessed by interior stairs or elevator, a covered/open rooftop terrace with spa and summer kitchen overlooks the ocean.  The entire grounds are landscaped with exotic tropical foliage including rare palm trees and mature, sculpted sea grapes that line the circular drive.

Residence

This understatedly elegant residence has a trove of antique elements and fine finishes in a grand total of 12,623± square feet with six bedrooms, 10 full and three half baths, including the gatehouse and garden house. Special features include the Tischler impact-glass mahogany windows, Columbian-made barrel tile roof, Creston smart-house electronics, and full-capacity generator.  Attached and detached garages, each with gardener’s bath, have a total of four bays.

The fountained entrance courtyard steps into the foyer, segueing to galleries around the central courtyard with a romantic fountain and a view to the ocean.  Continuing the diamond-patterned antique limestone floors and beautiful cypress cathedral ceilings, the anteroom has late 19th-century, scrolling ironwork gates into the glass-enclosed oceanfront loggia anchored by a fireplace with 18th-century antique French mantelpiece.  Off the gallery, the cathedral-ceilinged living room opens to the entrance courtyard and is highlighted by rare antique architectural elements including the elegant French bookcases, the elaborate colonnade from Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the palatial fireplace from an 18th-century French chateau.  Opening to an oceanfront terrace, the dining room is embellished with an antique tile wall mural preserved from a Cuban hacienda, and also has antique French blanc rose terra cotta tile floors and a cypress-beamed cathedral ceiling.  The butler’s pantry has a dishwasher, ice-maker, and dual Miele coffee systems, and adjoins a powder room with gold leaf ceiling.  Ocean views also backdrop the stunning vintage-inspired kitchen featuring a tongue-and-groove paneled ceiling, custom cabinetry, Carrara marble counters, and an island/bar.  Stainless steel chef’s appliances include the six-burner Wolf gas range, double Miele steam ovens, dual warming drawers, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and dual Miele dishwashers.  The media room is in another wing.  Opening to a relaxing oceanside terrace by the pool, the comfortably elegant master suite features a cathedral-ceilinged bedroom, an adjacent nursery/office, two walk-in closets, and a spa-like bath with marble mosaic-tile walls, radiant-heated terra cotta tile floor, glass-enclosed shower, slipper tub, and separate water closet.  Another bedroom has an adjoining bath.  Upstairs, a private bedroom with en-suite bath opens to an oceanview terrace.

Dependencies

Next to the main house, the oceanside dance studio has a wet bar and full bath.  The gatehouse hosts a living room, dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, and a powder room.  Ideal for staff, the garden house encompasses the detached garage plus an upstairs studio apartment.

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