One of the area’s most admired waterfront estates has hit the market for the first time in decades.
The nearly 7,000-square-foot main home, guest house and outbuildings are situated beneath ancient oaks atop a bluff on a private 2.7 acres of rolling terrain, with an unheard of 248 feet of Intracoastal frontage.
Designed and constructed in 1953 by Dr. Harris of The Harris Corp., as the company ascended on the area to start the space program, this gorgeous home is unmatched in quality and elegance.
“The building methods were the absolute best available, without regard to expense,’’ said Realtor Ryan Adams. “And the incredible integrity and craftsmanship are immediately evident as you enter the home today.”
While the estate was designed to entertain a large crowd, it retains a rich, warm atmosphere among the gracious living spaces that make up the nearly 4,000 square feet of ground-floor living.
A second spectacular living room — measuring 53-by-14 feet and encompassing the entire southern end of the main home — features a south wall, comprised of a series of floor-to-ceiling casement windows that allow the soft southern sun to filter through the majestic oaks, while the abundance of glass brings the outdoors inside. It offers views of the river, the south lawn beneath an oak hammock and the breathtaking courtyard garden to the east, described Adams, of Adams, Cameron & Co.Realtors.
An arched entryway opens to the lounge, with a handsome handcrafted wet bar, constructed of mahogany, brass and marble. There are also two wonderful dining rooms to choose from — the proper formal dining room, with splendid millwork, and a second more casual dining space to accommodate overflow guests or to enjoy breakfast or a casual supper, overlooking the gardens.
The custom solid cherry and marble kitchen, with top-of-the-line commercial-grade appliances, extends into a substantial butler’s pantry that was designed to double as a caterer’s prep space.
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