517 ISLE OF PALMS DR
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

$3.995 Million

Capturing the spirit of a resort villa on the Mediterranean coastline, this impressive estate home looks west on the Oriente Canal in the South Las Olas Isles, the side of this prestigious yachting community closest to the ocean inlet.  Statuesque palms front the fountained garden courtyard that sets the tone of this timeless masterpiece built in 2006 by Benchmark Custom Luxury Homes.

Sweeping double staircases frame the entry into the lofty double-height living room, balancing its dramatic visual impact with the warm character of beautiful terra cotta, cast stone, and hardwood finishes.  Tiered window walls open the room to the grand loggia, resort-inspired pool, and garden pergolas that come together in a romantic night-lit realm for outdoor gatherings by the waterfront, equipped with yacht dockage.  Other highlights that make this lavish residence ideal for entertaining include the 10-seat surround-sound theater and Old World wine room.  Giving family and guests the ultimate privacy, the five bedroom suites feature sumptuous master quarters which open to the expansive upper loggia overlooking the waterfront of this stunning Las Olas Isles showplace.

Location

Isle of Palms Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The Las Olas Isles offer a prestigious address in Fort Lauderdale, a world-famous yachting capital also known as The Venice of America.  This well-located neighborhood centers on Las Olas Boulevard, lined with fine boutiques and restaurants as it stretches toward the ocean beachfront just across the bridge.  Only a couple miles away, Downtown Fort Lauderdale's picturesque Riverwalk serves as the cornerstone of the city's dynamic arts and entertainment district, home to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and NSU Art Museum.  Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a convenient 20±-minute drive.

Property

A showplace for indoor/outdoor entertaining, this Mediterranean Revival estate fronts 100± feet on the Oriente Canal, with full-service yacht dockage giving direct access to the ocean, unobstructed by fixed bridges.  Centered on an Old World fountain lined with decorative Spanish tile, a garden courtyard creates the villa's entry.  Grand two-story loggias stretch across the water side of the residence where the resort-inspired pool is framed by a pergola-covered spa and wading pool on the herringbone-patterned brick patio.  The dining loggia is served by a high-end summer kitchen equipped with 52-inch Dacor gas grill and U-Line refrigerator.

Residence

Custom built in 2006, this impressive residence comprises a total of 8,700± square feet with five bedrooms, six and a-half baths, a three-bay garage, and another covered parking bay.  Warm terra cotta tile floors flow through most of the main level, with detailed ceiling treatments in many rooms.  There are PGT impact-glass windows throughout.  Smart-house electronics integrate the lighting, sound, security, and climate-control systems.

First Floor:  Mahogany double doors enter the foyer, flowing between double staircases into the window-walled living room where three sets of French doors open to the waterfront patio.  Blending drama and warmth, this two-story room is dominated by a palatial cast stone wood-burning fireplace, and is also finished with a tile-inlaid terra cotta tile floor and a detailed pecky cypress ceiling treatment.  Through a columned archway, the warmly elegant dining room is served by a butler's pantry and stone-finished, temperature-controlled wine room.  Equipped with cherry cabinetry and granite counters, the country-style chef's kitchen includes a professional-style six-burner Viking gas range with griddle and double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, and a walk-in pantry.  French doors open to the waterfront patio from the open family/breakfast room with media center and full-service bar with granite counter and a wine cooler.  A staff bedroom with en-suite bath is off the kitchen.  The professional-style 10-seat theater room is complete with a surround-sound system and lighted ceiling giving the effect of a starlit night sky.   Opening to the waterfront loggia, the adjacent bedroom has an en-suite bath that doubles as the cabana bath.

Second Floor:  In the bridge hallway, double doors enter the sumptuous master suite lined with French doors opening to a waterside loggia/terrace that stretches across the entire upstairs level.  Set off by a tray ceiling, the master bedroom is generously sized to include an inviting sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace faced in glass mosaic tile.  Two customized walk-in closets accompany the suite's lavish marble bath featuring a jetted tub, glass-enclosed shower, granite-topped double vanity, and two separate water closets.  Another wing provides two bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and en-suite baths.  One of the bedrooms opens through French doors to the waterside loggia.  Overlooking the living room below, the handsome loft-style office is appointed with hardwood floors, built-in bookcases and cabinetry, and French doors to the waterside loggia.

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List Price
$3,995,000
MLS#
F1380018
Property Type
Single Family
Lifestyle
  • Estate Enclave
  • Deepwater / Intracoastal
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5 full / 1 half
Total Square Feet
8,700
AC Square Feet
6,729
Garage Spaces
3
Year Built
2006
Taxes
$31,815
Tax Year
2015
New Construction
No
Area
Subdivision
LAS OLAS ISLES
Zip Code
33301
City
Fort Lauderdale
Has HOA Fee
No
View
  • Canal
  • Water View
Waterfront
  • Canal Front
  • No Fixed Bridges
  • Ocean Access
Interior
Interior Features
  • Bar
  • Built-Ins
  • Closet Cabinetry
  • Cooking Island
  • Fireplace
  • Volume Ceilings
  • Wet Bar
Furnished
Unfurnished
Windows
  • Impact Glass
Dining Area
  • Breakfast Area
  • Formal Di
Master Bedroom / Bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Dual Sinks
  • Separate Tub & Shower
  • Whirlp
Pets Allowed
Yes
Exterior
Architectural Design
  • Detached
Construction
  • Barbeque
  • OPENPORH
  • Exterior Lighting
  • SCRNPORH
Roof Description
  • Curved/S-Tile Roof
Parking Description
  • Driveway
  • Pavers
Pool
No
Lot Description
  • 1/4 To Less Than 1/2 Acr
Amenities
Community Amenities
  • Boating
Utilities
Cooling
  • Central Cooling
  • Electric Cooling
Heating
  • Central Heat
  • Electric Heat
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