Villa Il Cortile
On the waterfront of Palm Beach’s exclusive Everglades Island, this enchanting Italianate villa was designed by the award-winning architectural firm of Fairfax & Sammons and is on the market for the first time. Known as Il Cortile, the home is named for its peaceful 25-square-foot central courtyard, where thriving bougainvillea and palms are accompanied by a charming fountain, regal brick pathways, and loggias.
Every space focuses on the outdoors, and many rooms and alfresco spaces were oriented to harness refreshing sea breezes. Balconies overlook the courtyard and afford sparkling views of Palm Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Exemplifying Mediterranean style and created with the finest craftsmanship and materials, Il Cortile features a classic stucco façade, an eye-catching green barrel-tiled roof, dramatic arched doors, casement windows with traditional shutters, coffered and vaulted ceilings, limed cypress rafters, and vibrant imported antique tile.
It offers approximately 7,500 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, including a stylish great room with a warming fireplace and arched windows and doors opening to the courtyard.
The refined kitchen features an island with counter seating, high-end appliances, handsome wood cabinetry, wine storage, a hand-carved Portuguese stone hood, and views of Palm Beach and Tarpon Island.
The wood-paneled study is ideal for quiet contemplation.
One of five bedrooms, the elegant master suite includes a sitting room with serene views of the property. Each of the guest bedrooms is relaxing and timeless, with classic wood floors and en suite baths accented with French and Belgian encaustic tile. An airy second-level balcony is perfect for enjoying gentle breezes and mesmerizing views.
Tasteful landscaping by designer Jorge Sanchez, mature shade trees, and other lush tropical foliage embrace the villa. Perched on the banks of Island Drive, the dazzling pool is enveloped by an expansive emerald lawn and stately shady palms. A private dock with a boat lift encourages all manner of water activities.
Offered at: $20,995,000
Location: 670 Island Drive, Palm Beach, FL 33480