Posted on August 24, 2010


Located in a coastal community of Sewell’s Point along the eastern “Treasure Coast” of Florida is a truly breathtaking 4 acre Hawaiian Island-style gated riverfront compound.  From the porte cochere, one is led through a series of keystone, or natural coral, columns on an angled pathway of Chinese slate outlined in keystone. The main home is a peaceful statement  featuring a 10,000 square feet, four exquisite bedroom (6 bath, 2 half baths) with a variety of stone & wood appointments highlighted by intricately patterned limestone and slate floors, cypress-beamed ceilings, and a magnificent coral stone fireplace. 
At 1700 square feet, the living room with foyer is quite spacious for entertaining and ultimate relaxation. The massive floor-to-ceiling cut coral stone fireplaces is impressive. Stepped down from the living room, the dining room is a comfortable juxtaposition of Old World and contemporary details. A reminiscent touch of France is seen in the pillowed French limestone floor of the highly-customized, spacious chef’s kitchen.   A sweeping panorama of outdoor and water views is enjoyed through shuttered windows in the hexagonally-shaped, island-style master suite. The master bath is spa-like with alicante marble from Spain and Spanish cobblestones on the floor.   For your convenience, you’ll find a private stairway to the pool. An elegant dressing area for the lady of the house is adjacent to the bath and to the side of that is an enormous walk-in customized closet with storage space for everything from luggage to shoes.
Panoramic views, tropical pool, koi pond, and lush grounds exude a South Seas feel.  Driving through the aquatic-themed massive gate along the private meandering drive, one immediately takes notice of the lush landscape that begins on a hillside – a rarity in this region – and gently undulates to relatively flat terrain at the rear site of the property along the wide river that includes a section of natural beach with a lagoon.    
The main home is situated 150 feet from the water which allows you to admire the gorgeous expansive lawn from the 18 foot-wide, colonnaded outdoor veranda of cypress with its deep, cypress overhang.  It wraps around, conforming to the hexagonal contour of the living areas, and provides more than ample shaded deck space for entertaining a large number of invitees.  Electronically controlled shutters are concealed inside the outer beams of the overhang.   
There are two homes on the property in addition to the grand main home:  a 2,500 Key West-style house overlooking the water, beach, and boat dock.  This residence would be ideal for guests, a get-away residence for teenaged children to play pool with friends, or a separate office/workout area.   A  3,000 square foot  house is also on the property with its own deck and private swimming pool and ideal for a caretaker,  guest overflow, or in-laws. 
Amenities include dog kennels, two docks featuring deepwater facilities with power, water, and phone service; two boat lifts; and two covered verandas for picnics or fishing.
Waterfront residences are prized possessions in Florida.  Don’t miss your chance to obtain this outstanding statement of graciousness and style.  Call for Michael Thorpe of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty at 772-532-0449 for a private tour.  Offered at $7,950,000.

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