509 Idlewyld Dr
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

$3.699 Million

A one-of-a-kind gem is discovered in this compound-like estate with Intracoastal frontage in Idlewyld, a sought-after gated neighborhood well located just south of famous Las Olas Boulevard, with the Atlantic Ocean beachfront right across the bridge.  Custom built in 2007, this five-bedroom residence takes its inspiration from the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright in its richly composed forms, distinctive wood and stone accents, and serene outdoor living space as part of the overall harmony.

Architectural entrance gates are punctuated by lantern-lit stone stanchions in front of the entry to the comfortable open-plan living areas set off by signature hardwood and stone accents adding an intimate feel to the fresh atmosphere.  Between the main residence and private guest house, the tranquil pool courtyard is designed as an exquisite composition of lush greenery, water, stone, and wood - all coming together with a calm Zen-like sensibility.  Featuring a dock with lift on the Intracoastal Waterway frontage right across from the house, this Idlewyld estate stands out with a striking design and special character truly unlike any other.


Idlewyld Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  In a prime location just south of Las Olas Boulevard, close to the beach, the gated Idlewyld neighborhood creates a true sense of community with sidewalks along its tree-lined streets, and a scenic park and promenade along the Intracoastal Waterway.


Featuring 50+/- feet of frontage on the Intracoastal, this fenced and gated, compound-like estate has a full-service dock that doubles as a viewing deck overlooking the waterway, yacht basin, and beach skyline.  The dock and lift can accommodate a 40+/- foot boat.  Privacy hedges line the serene, lushly landscaped  pool courtyard between the main house and guest house above the three-bay garage.  Wall fountains and a reflecting pool with garden statue are part of the tranquil pool.  The summer kitchen is perfect for outdoor entertaining.


Highlighted by a koi pond at its entry, this striking Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired residence is thoughtfully designed in a total of 7,818+/- square feet with five bedrooms and 5+/- baths including the guest house.  Extraordinary custom design elements are showcased throughout.  The light-finish hardwood floors include inlaid borders.  Amenities include a full generator and comprehensive Lutron/Creston home automation.

First Floor:  Glassed with three sets of French doors facing the Intracoastal Waterway, the open living room features an architecturally designed media/display wall and sculptural floating staircase.  Graceful pillars and a warmly finished accent wall set off the open dining room.  Incorporating a bar counter between a pair of pillars, the showpiece kitchen is architecturally styled with sleek cabinetry, granite counters, and chef's appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and Miele six-burner gas range, oven, microwave/convection oven, and warming drawer.  Bringing the outdoors in, French doors lead to the pool courtyard from the family room lined with custom built-ins.  Sliding wood-and-glass doors enter the private library/bedroom which has custom built-ins and a full bath that doubles as the cabana bath.

Second Floor:  Atop the staircase, the billiard/entertainment loft is appointed with a custom media center and full-service wet bar.  Opening to a balcony giving a scenic Intracoastal view, the luxurious master suite features a boutique-style wardrobe room plus an enormous bath with jetted tub, glass-block shower, and separate water closet.  Two more bedrooms both have walk-in closets and en-suite baths, one also accessible from the loft.  Through the laundry/utility room, a covered walkway connects to the separate self-contained guest house which has its own kitchenette and bath, and overlooks the pool courtyard.

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List Price
Property Type
Single Family
  • Estate Enclave
  • Deepwater / Intracoastal
5 full / 1 half
Total Square Feet
AC Square Feet
Garage Spaces
Year Built
Tax Year
New Construction
Idlewyld 1-19 B
Zip Code
Fort Lauderdale
Has HOA/Condo Fee
  • Intracoastal View
  • Intracoastal Front
Interior Features
  • First Floor Entry
  • Built-Ins
  • Closet Cabinetry
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Tub
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wet Bar
  • Blinds/Shades
  • Drapes & Rods
  • High Impact Windows
Dining Area
  • Breakfast Area
  • Dining/Li
Master Bedroom / Bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Dual Sinks
  • Separate Tub & Shower
  • Whirlpool/Spa
Pets Allowed
Architectural Design
  • Detached
Roof Description
  • Concrete Roof
  • Fiberglass Roof
Parking Description
  • Covered Parking
  • Pavers
Lot Description
  • 1/4 To Less Than 1/2 Acre Lot
Community Amenities
  • Sidewalks
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Cooling
  • Zoned Cooling
  • Central Heat
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