Casually elegant waterfront living is at home in this architect-designed gem on the Rio Idlewyld Waterway in one of Fort Lauderdale’s most prestigious private communities.
Poinciana Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway, Idlewyld has long-standing prestige as one of Fort Lauderdale’s finest private communities, among the top choices of discerning purchasers. Lovely vintage homes are set among the significant multi-million-dollar estates of this exclusive gated neighborhood, prized as the closest location off Las Olas Boulevard to the beach and five-star beachfront hotels and resorts. Fine shopping and dining are also close by on charming Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale’s signature thoroughfare. Adding to Idlewyld’s true sense of community, the promenade along the Intracoastal Waterway is ideal for strolling, bicycling, or picnicking while taking in the magnificent views. Boaters enjoy the close proximity to the inlet, with direct access to the ocean unobstructed by fixed bridges. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only about a 15-minute drive.
Perfectly styled for casually elegant indoor/outdoor living, this beautiful deepwater estate fronts the wide and tranquil Rio Idlewyld Canal, just off the Intracoastal Waterway, in walled seclusion behind impressive ironwork entrance gates. Renowned architect Randall Stofft designed this Mediterranean-inspired gem, built in 2001 by Fitzgerald Signature Homes utilizing superior construction techniques and fine finishes. A notable feature of the property is the ample 600+/- square-foot boat dock with five-foot setbacks. Surrounding the oversized pool with spa, the stunning waterfront patio, finished in travertine marble, serves as the focus for outdoor entertaining. Sunbrella retractable awnings add shaded lounge areas by the pool and dining loggia. Distinctive night lighting accents the professionally designed tropical landscaping.
Both timelessly classic and freshly modern, this comfortably scaled residence comprises a total of 5,312+/- square feet with five bedrooms, five and a-half baths, and two-bay garage. Travertine marble floors flow through the bright open living areas, and all windows and exterior doors are fitted with impact glass. At the formal entrance to the residence, a shaded loggia sets the welcoming tone that continues throughout the interior living spaces.
First Floor: In the grand foyer, columned archways lead the way into the dramatic two-story formal living room, anchored by an inviting fireplace and flowing through French doors to the waterfront loggia and pool patio. Classic columns set off the well-placed full-service wet bar that also opens to the expansive family room and bay-windowed breakfast area. The open formal dining room adjoins the gourmet kitchen, beautifully designed with custom cabinetry, granite counters, a preparation island, and stainless steel Thermador and Bosch appliances. Additional features include the menu-planning area, walk-in pantry, and separate laundry room. Also on this level is a private bedroom/den with exquisite Brazilian rosewood floor, tall arched windows, access to the poolside loggia, and an en-suite bath doubling as the cabana bath.
Second Floor: Ascending the sweeping staircase with maple-and-iron balustrade leads to a loft area perfect for an office or library. Brightened by a Palladian window overlooking the waterfront, the expansive master suite features a comfortable sitting area, separate his-and-her walk-in closets with Elfa built-ins, and a spa-style marble bath with jetted tub, glass-enclosed walk-in shower, and two separate maple vanities. Three more bedrooms with en-suite baths are situated for maximum privacy.