Location Idylwyld Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Ensconced on a manicured 2/3±-acre lot, directly across a quiet street from 160'± of Intracoastal waterfrontage, in the highly sought-after Idylwyld yachting enclave, one of the only gated communities within sought-after Las Olas Isles. Looking directly across the Intracoastal Waterway at the Bahia Mar mega-yacht basin marina, it offers direct access to th…
Location Idylwyld Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Ensconced on a manicured 2/3±-acre lot, directly across a quiet street from 160'± of Intracoastal waterfrontage, in the highly sought-after Idylwyld yachting enclave, one of the only gated communities within sought-after Las Olas Isles. Looking directly across the Intracoastal Waterway at the Bahia Mar mega-yacht basin marina, it offers direct access to the Atlantic Ocean unobstructed by fixed bridges. All just minutes from the beach and famed Las Olas Boulevard, lined with an eclectic array of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. With easy access to I-95, Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Executive Airport are barely a 15±-minute commute. Property This electronically fenced, gated mega-mansion is approached by a front brick paver drive leading beneath the front entry to a covered multi-bay parking plaza, through to an open motor court with fountain, fronting a 2-car side-load garage. This parking plaza, framed on both sides by a dramatic wrought iron butterfly staircase to the elevated front entrance, bifurcates the residence. A pristine tropical privacy landscape of hedges, mature trees, specimen palms, islands of lawn and manicured shrubs, forms a rear south-side oasis cloaked in greenery, where a covered terrace ideal for sunset alfresco dining looks out on an octagonal pool and spa with decorative tile accents and step-up spillover fountain, all in serene seclusion. Residence Lower Level: The north wing encompasses a guest ensuite in use as a gym; a laundry/service room; and full staff/boat captain quarters with two ensuites, living room, full kitchen and private entrance by the garage. The south wing (across the parking plaza, by the pool) is comprised of the owner’s entrance with elevator; guest ensuite with French patio doors; a large screening room; full catering kitchen with top-tier appliances, custom cabinetry; party room with French doors to the pool; cabana bath; covered patio. Main Level: Double doors open to a two-story foyer with arched window walls, extending into a glass-encased water/garden view grand salon at the heart of the residence, complete with soaring fireplace, crème stone floors, detailed volume tray ceiling. The north wing encompasses a clubroom/library with herringbone bleached wood floor, spectacular panoramic waterway views; a powder room; two guest ensuites with cherry wood floors, walk-in closets, private entrance via the staircase off the motor court. The south wing is comprised of a gallery hall with powder room; elevator; formal dining room for 12 with stunning arched window wall waterway views, multiple glass French doors on two sides to private patios, tray ceiling with blown glass sculpture chandelier echoing the delicate chinoiserie floral wallpaper theme; reimagined Downsview tuxedo chef’s kitchen with double island Sub-Zero freezer drawers, Sub-Zero glass refrigerator, Thermador double ovens, piece de resistance La Corneu gas stove with vented hood, 2 Bosch dishwashers, marble counters, custom cabinetry, wide oak floor; waterfront breakfast room with custom built-ins, patio French doors; walk-in pantry; butler’s pantry for fine entertaining. Upper Level: The north wing encompasses a loft lounge with a full bath between the VIP ensuite with waterfront balcony and another guest ensuite. The south wing, across the grand salon bridge, leads to a dream-like sequestered master wing with two private entrances, comprised of an expansive bedroom with tray ceiling, sitting area, 3-way water views, French doors to a waterfront covered balcony; marble spa-inspired bath with partner vanities/water closets, Victoria Albert tub, central designer shower; morning bar; partner designer boutique walk-in closets; office/sitting room overlooking the pool. Observation Sky deck: Accessible via elevator and spiral staircase, this final level offers an incomparable party platform with 360• panoramic views of marina/waterway/city skyline.
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709 Idlewyld Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States