Sitting on the winding waterways of Florida, close to Delray Beach and a good distance from the glitzy Palm Beach, this seven-bed showpiece home is its own private resort. Completed in 2017, the majestic modern home overlooks a lake, boasts its own infinity pool, sun shelf, floodlit tennis courts and plethora of terraces – all nestled in 2.5 acres of lush greenery.
As soon as you enter the sweeping drive you are greeted with palms and glass – a nod to the sunshine state. Yet, this home is so much more than just another pretty pastel Florida mansion; apparent when you step inside to witness a world of soft chalky greys, polished concrete, marble, and modern art inspired pieces from Lesly Maxwell Interiors.
Ceilings are cathedral like tall, with glass windows to match. The rear of the home – facing the lake, is mostly glass – inviting the shimmering blues and sunlight to pour on in. There is a loftiness throughout, particularly on the ground floor where wide open spaces are sectioned into cozy knit corners beside the modern feature wall fireplace.
The open plan lounge leads seamlessly through to the formal dining room; all dark wood, glass, and splashes of silver.
The modern kitchen is overly generous with space – snowy white, gleaming and filled with top of the range Thermador appliances and Caesarstone counters. Again, the open plan layout invites communal cooking space; where aperitifs can be enjoyed in the seating area while the chef whips up something special.
A wet bar and slinky game table also invite indoor entertainment, a theme that leads right through to the lakeside club room complete with wet bar and surround sound entertainment system. In the other ground floor wing you will find the lakeside library, fitness studio, guest and staff quarters.
The summer kitchen is also a truly thoughtful touch from the designer at Brenner Architecture Group. It’s clear the team behind this Stone Creek Ranch property knew that owners would want to make the most of balmy Florida evenings beside the sweet water lake.
Take the elevator or the floating staircase in the foyer to the second floor. Private bedroom suites also echo that resort like feel, especially the multi roomed master suite; draped in white and with a stunning wraparound deck for watching the changing light over the lake.
A spa style double bathroom could be its own miniature museum space with loving boutique features like a jetted tub and two Toto water closets.
A bridge gallery arches over the living room below, leading to four other bedroom suites and a playroom with private balcony – again overlooking the lake. The location of this stunning 18,673 square ft. home goes unrivalled; Stone Creek Ranch is a splendid place to live, a gated community with 36 super deluxe ranches dotted across the jeweled like greenery that surrounds the lake.
Only a short distance away you will find the buzz of Delray Beach with its pristine sugar sand beaches, lively Atlantic Avenue and thriving arts scene. The property is listed at $15,900,000 from Christies.