Intracoastal front living... A must see!!! Paradise on the Water, that's precisely what this Coastal Bayside Retreat conveys. This palatial Camachee Island retreat shares its home with the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine Florida, and embraces the spirit of Greek Revival. The intracoastal estate spans more than 2 scenic acres located on the bay where the Tolomato River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Coastal luxe living awaits you in this exceptionally inviting masterpiece, artfully curated during a recent three year re-design. Enjoy the privacy amid the ivory brick serpentine palisade barrier flanking the shores of the beautiful Tolomato River, a place where sailboats and dolphins share the beautiful coastal deep waters. Arrive home to a grand three-story bay-side retreat where the native palm trees meet the beautiful coastal breeze. With only a short walk to the deep water Camachee Yacht Cove Marina, you can board your private or chartered watercraft for a relaxing day on the ocean or enjoy a bike ride into historical downtown St. Augustine for a relaxing day of shopping and dinner or drinks. Architectural features of this private retreat display impressive pilasters beneath massive, towering Tuscany style columns, plantation shutters, grand arched windows, masterly designed entry gates, expansive courtyards flanking the north and south entries of the home. Also enjoy any of the four verandas designed to take in the coastal sunset or sunrise. Walk into the ground level entryway welcomed by the essence of Greek inspired cornices throughout where the notes of synchronized onyx anchors the massive ascending hand-crafted Amish spiral staircase, a repeated design element echoing throughout the bay-side retreat. The ground level offers form and function with a sophisticated foyer, a training gym, service room, subterranean cellar, captain's club lounge with fireplace, custom wet bar, rich pleated onyx ceilings and expansive outdoor cobblestone courtyards, making it fit for family, friends, and entertaining. Ascend to level two's grand landing via staircase or elevator where warm ash hardwood flooring ushers you to a choice of living spaces. Relax in the elegant coastal living space highlighting a gas fireplace with a marble mill-work mantle, and expansive views from the eastern walk-out covered lanai or from the bright private study. The hyper functional layout of the gourmet kitchen featuring Industrial grade Wolf and Sub-Zero Appliances inspires your inner chef. Enjoy your culinary creation, or simply take in the stunning scenery from the sun-drenched breakfast solarium. Wind down your day on the top floor where you'll take in decadent sunsets from the serene primary en suite and full-length observation terrace with epic panoramic views of the waterway. Wake up to the sunrise, or sleep in utilizing the automatic window shades. The exquisitely appointed main retreat is the ultimate in luxury with European sourced fixtures and finishes, sleek executive wardrobes, and a luminous Italian tile wet room featuring a roman style soaking tub and choice of customized brass shower fixtures, allure champagne finished vanities, and private powder room. The split layout design of the third level is anchored by an observation landing where you can enjoy panoramic views and leads guests to the secondary bedrooms where they can enjoy an equally pampered experience in suites complete with their own spa, and breathtaking views. Truly unparalleled, opulent comfort is an understatement. Get in sync with integrated room-by-room SONOS sound system featuring smart phone capabilities. The incredible details of this extraordinary home are abundant, whether it be the use of complimentary mixed metal-hardware, classical crown details, contemporary crystal lighting, or the layering of tactile decor you will be captivated from the second you cross the cheerful cobalt threshold. Additional features include the circular paver driveway embellished with a custom inlaid nautical compass, attached sub-set primary garage, detached carriage garage, extensive Trex wharf, vast paver sundeck, and lush tropical landscaping. Don't wait, start planning your coastal housewarming garden event complete with kayaks and cocktails today... And yes, the brilliant vintage boat beverage station stays!
Listing courtesy of REMAX LEADING EDGE.