Lake Ida's most grand estate with 134 feet of panoramic waterfront. Located in coveted Delray Beach, this lakefront estate home sits on the third largest lot in East Delray spanning over 1 acre. Perfect for a large family and for those who love to entertain. With roughly 8,500 SF of living space, 5 covered porches and balconies, this cathedral ceiling 2-story home has 8 bedrooms plus maid's quarters and 10 bathrooms. For privacy, this substantial compound is buffered along the western edge of the property by a deed restricted preserve that does not permit new development. Built like a fortress with CBS, steel reinforcements, poured concrete, hurricane windows and doors and a 65 kW generator. Huge backyard with a 45 foot long pool. Truly one of the most upscale estates in Delray Beach.Enter this elegant and established showplace through a breathtaking gated entry guided by a custom brick-paved circular driveway. As you walk into the home's foyer, you'll be impressed with a spectacular open floor plan with French doors and 8,000 feet of Brazilian hardwood custom flooring. All windows and doors are double-pane impact glass, built to post Hurricane Andrew specifications. There are 5 zoned air conditioning units, multiple fireplaces, a wet bar, an expansive family room, a 2-story living room and a club room. For the wine connoisseur who loves to collect and entertain, there is a large, climate controlled, custom-storage wine cellar designed with the capacity for 2,188 bottles and to make sampling with friends easy. The wine room serves as an impressive Italian style second dining space with solid mahogany table suited for 8 guests. Grand and inviting, this home boasts a very large gourmet kitchen which features a center-island prep sink, granite counter tops, hooded natural gas cooking range, and extensive custom cherry wood cabinetry. The eat-in kitchen flows beautifully to the formal dining room with crown-molded ceilings throughout the entire estate. All bedrooms feature walk-in closets and full en suite bathrooms. A wooden staircase leads upstairs to the balcony overlooking the lower level and provides a spectacular view as you walk to the very spacious master suite and beautifully appointed bathroom with dual sinks, separate bath & shower and bidet. Your very own resort boasts a sprawling exterior and the lush backyard area is the oasis of this estate home and is as spectacular as the home's interior. Over 6,000 square feet of white and bright Saturnia marble outside surrounding the pool area enhancing the resort-at-home experience. There are covered and open patio areas, a commercially solar and gas heated 45 foot "volleyball waterfall pool" with a child-friendly shallow area and security screen. You'll love the connected hot tub spa, cabana with powder room and refrigerator, complete bar and a new drinking fountain and, of course, an outdoor shower. Entertaining is a breeze with your built-in hooded stainless steel gas BBQ, and for the youngsters, two swing sets and play houses. The 134 feet of water-frontage includes a seawall, a lighted 80-foot private dock with new composite deck, complete with water and electric and a covered boathouse. Of the many other amenities included are: a 3 door attached garage that holds 4 cars and has a ceiling height that can accommodate car lifts, a shed, solar water heater, air conditioned garage wood shop, 65 kilowatt automatic LP gas Sentry-Pro by Gillette generator that can run the entire home and two built-in outside storage closets. The St. Louis brick circular driveway can hold 12 cars and is supported by an 11 inch underground footer. There are poured concrete sidewalks from the front of home to the back yard which on the north side runs all the way to the Lake. All gardens and walkways are also lined with St. Louis brick. The estate is protected by a state of the art security system with color high definition night vision cameras, battery backup and 14 days of recorded recall & hi-speed Wi-Fi covering the property which recently added an 8-foot privacy wall with gated entry utilizing voice & camera for security. In addition to all of the luxury of this incredible estate, this home is located just minutes from some of the finest schools, shopping and dining available in and around Delray Beach and South Florida. USA Today voted Delray Beach among the "top 10 cities to live in Florida." A rare opportunity to own the home which represents the heart and soul of the Lake Ida community.
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Listing information last updated on August 24th, 2019 at 12:30pm EDT.