An enchanting environment of forested natural beauty, panoramic water vistas, and a masterpiece residence harmonize invitingly to make this over 6.69+/- acre Jupiter Island estate a delight for all the senses. The magnificent 2-story home, designed in the Craftsman-manner, a style born of the 19th century Arts & Crafts movement, features shared easement to the beach and overlooks a broad expanse of green lawns extending down to 250+/- feet along the Intracoastal Waterway..... Architect, Roger Janssen, designed the home to blend with its natural setting, opening to the picturesque backyard area that includes a lagoon-style swimming pool with rock waterfall.
Just across from the beach, security gates open to the estate's long driveway leading to the residence. Drive slowly to savor the forested garden of tropical delights; the road is lined with breathtaking scenery. Towering banyan trees, each one an exotically sculpted natural work of art, frame the road, creating a lacy canopy overhead and a border for the lush foliage spreading out on each side. A tennis court makes its appearance near the home's entry court and porte cochere, along with a storage building housing two 2-car garages, echoing the main house's architecture, which may be easily transformed into a spacious guesthouse.
The timeless appeal of Craftsman design, a style that holds its value since it never looks dated, makes a stunning first impression upon entering the 14,659Â± total square foot home (10,248Â± under air). Characteristics of Arts & Crafts residences include an organic interplay of wood and stone, open floor plans, handmade craftsmanship, built-ins, and cultured informality throughout. This 5-bedroom, 8.2-bath home displays these warm and inviting personality traits with unhoned Travertine floors, a variety of built-ins, and eye-catching ceilings with box and open beamed patterns.
The first floor's open living spaces access a covered porch that spans almost the width of the home and overlooks the river. One wing provides a bedroom, bath, and living area which may be closed off to create a mother-in-law's suite. A magnificent barrel-vaulted ceiling is above the spacious family room which adjoins a gourmet kitchen with granite center island and breakfast nook. The formal dining room features hardwood floors that contrast artfully with the predominant Travertine. Step down from the kitchen into an ultra expansive bar/entertainment room with walls of built-ins, a continental style wet bar, wine cooler, and access to the tennis court. The first floor also provides two private offices.
On the second level, rustic cedar doors open into a master suite that features a river-view, covered balcony, vaulted ceiling, large walk-in closet, marble accented bathroom with jetted tub, and a laundry chute.
This exclusive home, built in 1997, is sturdily constructed of concrete block and stucco and provides a wide array of fine details throughout such as crown molding, wood-trimmed windows and beautiful hand-crafted woodwork throughout. Additional amenities include abundant storage, a nicely-equipped laundry/utility room, garage space to house 8 vehicles, generator, and a private dock with 2 slips boat lifts.
Deck, Open Balcony, Open Patio, Summer Kitchen