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Fort Lauderdale's desirable Rio Vista Isles neighborhood provides the setting for this custom-built architect-designed estate looking south on 100 +/- feet of shoreline on a grand canal just off the Intracoastal, which winds its way to the ocean inlet just a short distance south of this prime yachting community. Standing among lush tropical gardens, set behind two gated entries, the six-bedroom residence gives a fresh take on classic style in airy, openly flowing interiors that link with the outdoor living space in an ideal layout for entertaining.
Across from the graceful sweep of the foyer's staircase, the large living room has a fireplace as its inviting focal point, which is also seen from the waterside dining room designed to create a separate but open feel. Here and in the sizeable family/club room, served by a professional-style bar, waterside glass doors open to the entertainment loggia that wraps around the garden terrace where guests can relax by the fountained pool next to the yacht dock, which is large enough to provide another view-filled lounge space right at the water's edge. Upstairs, the multi-room master quarters open to romantic waterside balconies on two sides of this spacious private retreat. A timeless, traditionally inspired home perfectly attuned to today's preferences, this beautiful Rio Vista Isles estate is the picture of South Florida's effortless waterfront lifestyle.
Southeast 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bordering the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway, Rio Vista Isles is a sought-after estate community of scenic finger isles on wide, deep-draft waterways close to the Port Everglades Inlet, making it a preferred choice for yachters. The prime location is also within close proximity of famous Las Olas Boulevard's fine shopping and dining, all downtown amenities, and the iconic sun-drenched sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Refined Mediterranean-inspired design hallmarks this custom-built estate looking south on 100 +/- feet of waterfront offering yacht dockage complete with a boat lift. Outdoor gatherings of family and friends center on the waterfront terrace where a summer kitchen serves the wraparound loggia by the pool with its multiple sun shelf spaces and spouting fountains. Lush foliage lines the property's perimeter.
Six bedrooms, six full baths, two powder rooms, and ample storage are included in the spacious layout totaling 12,500 +/- square feet which also has an elevator, impact-rated windows and exterior doors, a Crestron-controlled indoor/outdoor sound system, upstairs/downstairs laundry rooms, and a two-bay garage. The fine furnishings are additionally available to make this home turn-key move-in ready.
First Floor: Inside the ironwork-overlaid glassed entry, the ashlar-patterned Jerusalem stone floors ground all of the main living spaces with a unified look. Open to the architecturally styled foyer, with the sweeping staircase and powder room adjacent, the living room is at once spacious and inviting, anchored by a fireplace with an elegant hardwood mantelpiece. This room seamlessly flows into the lovely dining room where glass doors connect to the waterfront terrace. Opening across the gallery, the centrally placed gourmet kitchen features a bright waterside dining nook and includes rich wood cabinetry, marble counters, double ovens, a range with decorative tiled backsplash, and a generous walk-in pantry. Glass doors leads to the waterfront terrace here and in the adjoining family/club room, served by a well-equipped sit-down wet bar plus a second powder room that doubles as the cabana bath. The private first-floor bedroom suite has been converted into a custom-fitted office/library having outdoor access from its full bath with walk-in closet.
Second Floor: Ascending the staircase or elevator leads to the upstairs hall where the comfortable den opens its doors to a balustraded balcony that overlooks the waterfront and has spiral stairs down to the pool terrace. Entered through double doors in the den, the spacious master wing is also filled with scenic waterway views and opens through French doors the main balustraded balcony plus a second balcony accessible from the suite's bedroom and adjacent fitness room. Along with a sizeable wardrobe room with custom fittings, the master quarters offer the luxury of a sunlit room-sized bath oasis featuring elegant stone finishes, a jetted tub, multi-head shower, and private water closet. Arranged off the gallery hall, four more bedrooms all have beautifully finished en-suite baths and include another luxurious waterfront suite which opens out to the main balcony.