Stretching from 1,200± feet on the Atlantic Ocean to 1,300± feet on the Intracoastal Waterway, this 15.65±-acre crown jewel tropical compound is a once-in-a-lifetime offering of one of the world's truly great and rare estates.
Laden with boughs of tropical trees, a long gated drive unfurls a dramatic vista high above the Intracoastal Waterway, inspiring a sense of wonder as it begins the experience of discovering this expansive Ocean-to-Intracoastal haven on Manalapan's prestigious barrier island, just 20± minutes south of Palm Beach. This 15.65±-acre walled compound is a park-like botanical oasis joining two sublime Old Florida settings on South Ocean Boulevard – one on a 1,200±-foot stretch of dune-fringed Atlantic Ocean beachfront, the other spanning 1,300± feet on the Intracoastal Waterway at a bay-like expanse of the water, approximately half a mile wide.
The centerpiece of the property is a large, elegant yet invitingly informal coral-clad main residence that brings the subtropical climate in through a series of loggias, open stairways, and balconies. While the main features of the estate are undeniably breathtaking, the property's most mesmerizing quality is that of an Ocean-to-Intracoastal private island paradise in which the bisecting road magically disappears. This enchanting effect is the result of the residence comprising large wings on both the ocean and Intracoastal sides, joined by a unique and irreproducible 15±-foot-wide residential gallery that begins at ground level near the pool on the Intracoastal side and passes imperceptibly to a skylit foyer on the ocean side, denying the presence of the road above. This feature seamlessly twins the two sides of the compound, inspiring the original owners to name the property Gemini. Furthering the roadless effect, South Ocean Boulevard sits high on an elevated dune ridge above both sides of the estate, screened from the property below by both hidden walls and dense vegetation.
Finally, completing the unique sense of seclusion, the ocean wing and guest cottages are the only oceanfront residential structures on this still-pristine stretch of the Atlantic Coast. There is nothing else remotely similar in all of Southeast Florida.