At once artfully compelling and blissfully serene, this Ocean-to-Intracoastal paradise built in 2014 seems worlds away in a lush cloak of tropical foliage in exclusive Manalapan Beach. East meets West in both the exotic Asian-inspired design and sublime barrier island landscape, capturing the easterly sunrise view from 150+/- feet of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, and the westerly sunset view from 150+/- feet on a bay-like expanse of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Bringing the inside and outdoors together is the theme of this striking showplace designed by award-winning Studio K Architects, with construction by Leperadise Building & Development, a boutique firm specializing in high-end Manalapan coastal estates. In walled and gated seclusion on 1.77+/- acres, this resort-like eight-bedroom compound is as perfect for grand-scale entertaining as it is for private enjoyment.
Below the elevated north/south tennis court, a porte cochere lined with charred cypress trunks, done in a centuries-old Japanese technique, emerges into the tranquil garden courtyard. Through a 200+/- -year-old Malaysian door, the Intracoastal Waterway is seen from the pavilion-style outdoor living room where a sensuous waterfall is cantilevered over the pool in the midst of Zen-like terraces and gardens with bamboo, bonsai trees, and volcanic rocks.
Equally exquisite, the professionally decorated interiors are set off by Amazon tigerwood floors, furniture-style Japanese cabinetry, and other artistic imported elements. In addition to the seven bedroom suites of the main house, featuring a romantic full-floor master retreat, there is a separate oceanfront guest house that sits right by the sands and indulges in its own rooftop pool. Providing everything one could desire, with other highlights ranging from a seven-vehicle garage to an extensive dock, this utterly unique estate is without compare.
South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, Florida. Few places in the world rival the lifestyle of Manalapan, an idyllic oceanfront hamlet on the barrier island just south of Palm Beach. Residents of Manalapan enjoy deeded privileges at the Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa and its La Coquille Club.
Secluded behind lush foliage and privacy walls, this exotic compound-like paradise stretches all the way from the Atlantic Ocean’s sugar sands to the bay-like Intracoastal waters, where the dock includes a 38,000+/–pound boat lift plus extra room for kayaks and personal water craft. Past the gated entry, the covered motor court – below the tennis court – proceeds to the garden courtyard, giving way to the soaring thatch-roofed outdoor living room, taking in the wide Intracoastal view, with a flickering firepit by the waterfall that spills into the pool. Two lanais, served by a full cabana bath, are also part of this beguiling outdoor entertaining space. The separate beachfront guest house features a rooftop pool.
Eight bedrooms, nine full baths, and two powder rooms are provided in the grand total of 21,226+/- square feet, including the guest house and seven-vehicle garage with adjacent full bath. Amazon tigerwood floors, wood-paneled ceiling treatments, Japanese cabinetry, and other rare imported elements are featured finishes. Amenities include a high-speed elevator and Savant smart-house automation.
First Floor: Opening to a lanai and the outdoor living room, all facing the Intracoastal, the expansive living/club room centers on a see-through gas fireplace encased in bamboo reeds, and is served by a walk-in wet bar and wine cellar. Another artistic fireplace highlights the family room, leading to a second waterside lanai. A live-reef aquarium is between this room and the dining room lined with exquisite Japanese cabinetry. Also exquisitely custom fitted, the open kitchen has furniture-style cabinetry, honed onyx counters, a professional-style FiveStar gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and dual Bosch dishwashers. French doors open to a lovely outdoor dining space amidst a garden with water features. The southeast wing hosts a recreation room, high-tech theater room, and guest suite. Another wing contains the two-room staff suite.
Second Floor: Facing the Intracoastal, the large office/study is open to the family room below. In two wings connected by a glassed bridge gallery, this level also provides four bedroom suites, one with a waterside terrace and another currently a fitness/massage room.
Third Floor: Having this level all to itself, the ultra-private master suite is a romantic and restful haven, warmed by a fireplace and opening to a treetop terrace looking out on the blue ocean waters. Along with a sitting room and two wardrobe/dressing rooms, this luxurious suite features two spa-inspired baths with a sculptural soaking tub, walk-through mosaic-tiled shower, and balcony overlooking the Intracoastal.
Guest House: Nestled among the seagrape-covered dunes, stepping right out to the sands, the private guest house captures glorious ocean views from its deck, living room with kitchenette, bedroom with bath, and rooftop pool.