Perhaps more so than any other locale, Palm Beach is known for a lifestyle where the boundary between indoors and out is perpetually blurred. In the early 20th century, largely at the hands of famed architect Addison Mizner, the relaxed resort aesthetic now widely known as Palm Beach style came to life, with homes throughout the area displaying a dedication to courtyards, patios, arcades, verandas, and balconies that inextricably linked interiors with their rarefied natural surroundings.
Spanning the land from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Worth, this exceptionally designed eight-bedroom estate in Manalapan exemplifies this indoor-outdoor emphasis, with nearly every room opening to a terrace, a covered patio, or a deck with a view of the sky and water.
From a lush, Zen-like entry courtyard, the sightline leads directly through the center of the home to a soaring covered patio overlooking a waterfall that cascades into a pool.
Beyond the surrounding verdant lawn is a private dock that encourages water sports on the sparkling lake.
The property also includes a tennis court cleverly constructed on the roof of the garage.
The 21,226-square-foot interiors are, of course, equally alluring. Indoor entertaining is effortless thanks to formal living and dining areas, a uniquely accented kitchen, a billiards room, a theater, a family room, a sitting room with a bar, and a spacious lower-level recreation room. Furthering the sense of resort-style living is the serenely lit private home gym, which can easily accommodate a massage table.
Each space boasts striking detail and eye-catching nuances, including richly hued wood floors, a variety of unique ceiling treatments, intriguing windows and glasswork, and other distinctive fixtures and finishes.
Time spent on the beach is an essential part of the Manalapan lifestyle, so naturally, the property includes an oceanfront beach house, which offers an additional bedroom and bath, an elegant entertaining space, its own rooftop pool and terrace, and steps away, a beachside deck.
Offered at: $25,995,000
Location: Manalapan, FL 33462