Located on Tortoise Island, this unique European style home is situated on a canal just across from Samson Island Sanctuary. Completely updated in 2007, this palatial estate features rich old-world accents including rustic wood floors, doors, and magnificent built-in bookshelves. A grand foyer reveals a winding staircase and a two-story living room with Coquina soaring fireplace. On the right, French doors open to a gentleman’s study and on the left, slide away doors reveal a grand formal dining room. The kitchen has a French country flair with a modern influence boasting elegant two-toned cabinetry, center island granite countertops, and a charming breakfast area with built-in window bench that seats 6-8 comfortably. Windows and doors across the back bring in the serene views of the canal. Pavered patio and lush tropical foliage are arranged around the canal and stunning resort style heated pool/hot tub. Multiple docks with a 10,000 lb boat lift and jet ski lift are just a few steps away from the pool. What was once the third garage has been outfitted with an A/C unit and would make an excellent cigar-room, playroom, or additional family room. A half bathroom is positioned between the new space and the kitchen. A guest bedroom on the main has sliders to the patio and a full bath.
Upstairs a glorious catwalk looks over the living room, and upstairs windows show reflections of the water. A landing area with built-in two-sided bookshelves is large enough for a music room, additional office, or lounging area. Two guest bedrooms share a full bath and have access to the exercise room. The crown of this elaborate home is the Master Suite; replete with opulent finishings, the French glass doors unveil a foyer of sorts where the bathroom is to the left embellished in sparkling gold fixtures, black marble covers the floors, shower, and tub, a private water closet houses a bidet, and dual vanities flank either side. His-n-hers closets are generous in size, and one has a hidden door that opens to a custom closet in lavish wood cabinetry. The intricate windows over the bed give an inkling of the natural wonder that lies outside. As you turn, you find a window seat where you can lounge and look out over the canal from above.
A sitting area stretches across the back of the home where a wall of windows capture a fabulous display of the canal and sanctuary beyond. Above the sitting area culminating in the most prominent element of the space is a monumental arched mosaic tile ceiling. A Coquina fireplace is centered in the room across from the windowed wall. Joining the master with the exercise room is a sunny space to take in the Banana River waterways. This home is equipped with a whole house generator, newer tile roof (2008), PGT windows with two rollaway shutters, two electric storm panels, central vacuum, four A/C units, 4500 lb. car lift in the garage, and Crestron home automation system.