This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from September 26, 2014
LOCATIONCoquina Road, Ocean Ridge, Florida. Ocean Ridge is located in the heart of South Florida's Gold Coast, only minutes from Palm Beach and Boca Raton. The residence is situated in Ocean Ridge's prestigious Estate Section, consisting of only 14 direct oceanfront homes. PROPERTYThis unique property offers a premier, direct oceanfront setting situated at 20± feet above sea level, consisting of nearly 1/2 acre with 70± feet of direct beachfront splendor. Commanding majestic, unobstructed oceanfront views, the courtyard compound provides an oceanside Verandah, a Cabana Bath, a coquina stone Sundeck, and walkways with a disappearing-edge Pool and spillover Spa for relaxing in the south Florida sun. A private, meandering dune walkover leads to the wide sandy beach and the inviting Atlantic Ocean, with world-class snorkeling just offshore. Many covered and open Loggias are provided for enjoying ever-changing ocean-scapes and serene sunrises. The entry courtyard features a tumbled Saturnia marble brick motor court, cascading fountain, secret garden, and entry Verandah where guests are greeted. The walled and gated property provides an abundance of mature tropical foliage. RESIDENCEThis magnificent oceanfront estate was created by renowned oceanfront developer, Frank McKinney. The stately Italianate residence reflects warm Mediterranean influences with its varying roof elevations and facade relief. The home contains 7,378± total square feet with 5 Bedrooms, 5-1/2 Baths, Elevator, and oversized 2-car showcase Garage with observation loft and lift system which turns the garage into a 4-car capacity. Panoramic oceanfront vistas highlight nearly every room. Other rooms overlook the enchanting gardens and courtyard. The most rigid construction standards and technology were used, including steel-reinforced concrete walls/floors throughout, reinforced concrete pilings, corrosive resistant metals, hurricane-rated windows/doors/roofing, and high efficiency mechanical equipment. Some of the world's finest and most unique appointments have been used, including rare stones, woods, exotic carpets, ornate metalwork, artistic paints, European textiles, glass treatments, aquatics, architectural ceilings and column work, authentic clay barrel roof tiling, fiber optics, home automation, theater treatments, furnishings, and accessories. FIRST FLOORAn entry Verandah leads to the tropical courtyard, enveloped by 5 sets of French doors, symmetrical Italian gardens, and a Reception Foyer. Upon entering the custom pecky-cypress front door, captivating views overlook the stunning azure blue Atlantic Ocean, with the illusion of the disappearing-edge pool flowing into the ocean. The Grand Salon is designed for everyday family use with antique marble floors, dramatic ceiling treatments, massive fireplace, and double French doors to the ocean-side verandah and pool. Serving the groin-vaulted formal Dining Room, the breathtaking oceanview Kitchen includes Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a center island, and counter seating. Adjoining are a Breakfast Area and sun-filled Family Room with curving glass framing the unobstructed ocean-scape. Centrally located and enjoying direct ocean views is a unique custom aquarium wet bar. A state-of-the-art Home Theater and cozy reading Library are found in the south wing. The barrel-vaulted, climate-controlled Wine Cellar and Tasting Room are finished in old Florentine brick. A Pantry, Laundry/Utility Room, and full Cabana Bath are also provided. SECOND FLOORThe entire north wing is devoted to the spectacular oceanfront Master Bedroom Suite. Accessed via the dramatic stone staircase or elevator, the suite is complete with unobstructed ocean views through custom curved floor-to ceiling windows, private ocean-side Balcony, spacious Bedroom, and his-and-her Bath with romantic groin-vaulted ceiling, fluted columns, ocean-view steam shower, and Jacuzzi tub. Complementing the suite are a Morning Bar, a Laundry Area, a Sitting Parlor, a garden Loggia, and his and her walk-in closets with secret passage. Three additional Guest Bedroom Suites offer walk-in closets, private Baths, and Balconies, 2 viewing the ocean and 1 overlooking the garden. An open Study and Reading Room complete this level.THIRD FLOORA secluded and whimsical hideaway, the Observation Room could also function as a private office, studio, or exercise room.