Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Birch State Park, the charming community of Las Olas by the Sea provides the cul-de-sac setting for this fabulous estate where, to the east, the sun-drenched sands of world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach beckon just a few properties away, and private residential access to the lush 180+/- acre natural parklands is just one block west. Traditional coastal architecture gives the perfect expression of South Florida living in this architect-designed residence which has just been completely renovated on the main floor by its owner, an interior designer, and offers four bedrooms and five full baths in addition to an expansive, recently finished bonus room on the third floor.
Perfectly attuned to today's lifestyle, the comfortable layout features two large great-room-style spaces, one combining the main living/dining areas with the gourmet kitchen, and the other creating a family/game room with an open office area. From here and in the Florida room, French doors invite guests outdoors to the secluded pool terrace in an Old Florida oasis brimming with lush queen palms, coconut palms, shade trees, and the delicately scented blossoms of orange jasmine trees. On the second floor, the luxurious master suite opens to a breezy treetop balcony above the pool. Accessed from the third floor, the rooftop "crow's nest" is a delightful outdoor hideaway where panoramic coastal views sweep from the brilliant blue ocean to the verdant parklands. A one-of-a-kind feature, the two private drives on the grounds provide car access and parking at both the front and back of this very special seaside estate, well located just steps from renowned Fort Lauderdale natural treasures.
Northeast 18th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Las Olas by the Sea is a charming community nestled between the Atlantic Ocean beachfront and 180+/- acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a natural treasure in the middle of Fort Lauderdale which is often compared to New York's Central Park. The neighborhood is served by the top-ranked Bayview School District. In a quiet setting, Las Olas by the Sea is just a short drive from fine shopping and dining at The Galleria and on famous Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's signature thoroughfare. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only 25+/- minutes away.
Newly remastered, this Traditional Coastal-inspired estate is lushly landscaped on manicured zoysia grass lawns with a privacy wall, fencing, and gated entries. Chicago brick drives serve the front and back of the property which also has room for a separate garage structure. Leafy greenery lines the shaded and sunny spaces of the backyard oasis featuring a marble-terraced, 40+/- foot heated swimming pool with diving board and slide, next to a porch and garden aviary.
Designed by architect John Lamb, this custom-built residence includes four bedrooms and five full baths in the spacious total of 5,417+/- square feet. Among the home's myriad amenities are impact-rated windows and exterior doors, a Kynar-finished metal roof, high-performance Insul-Seal insulation, zoned air conditioning, and an on-demand 80-gallon water heater. Custom millwork refines the timeless interior decor, with beautiful Turkish travertine floors on the main level.
First Floor: At the classic front porch, double doors enter the great room's spacious main living and dining areas, both brightened by large windows. Separated by a sit-down bar, the open-plan gourmet kitchen is beautifully designed with crisp white cabinetry, Golden Juparana granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including a KitchenAid refrigerator and a gas range, with another KitchenAid refrigerator in the butler's pantry/laundry room. French doors open out to the pool terrace from the expansive family/game room and the adjoining Florida room brightened by wraparound windows. Anchored by an inviting granite-faced gas fireplace, the family/game room is also open to an office area with custom ash-wood built-ins and an adjacent full bath. The private first-floor bedroom is served by another bath with Ann Sacks tile finishes.
Second Floor: Capturing lush treetop views toward the ocean, the beautifully spacious master suite opens to a wide balcony overlooking the pool and back garden. In addition to a walk-in closet with mahogany and anigre fittings, the master quarters feature a luxurious room-sized marble bath with an oversized jetted tub, frameless glass shower, two vanities with Imperial Blue marble counters, and a private Toto water closet. Facing the ocean, the second spacious master suite has a walk-in closet and private bath. Opening to a balcony above the front garden, another bedroom also has a walk-in closet and private bath.
Third Floor: Providing a 41+/- foot-long bonus room lined with dormer windows on both sides, this level also gives access to the rooftop crow's nest, complete with water/electrical connections, commanding panoramic views over the ocean and parklands.
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