Location Northeast 16th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A rare gem, this idyllic oasis is perfectly located just steps from Fort Lauderdale Beach and the soon to be created Birch Park neighborhood beach promenade, an environmentally sensitive design will make this beachfront community a model for the nation. Here, landscaped walking and biking paths lead through a pristine oasis among preserved dunes and a sea turtle habitat. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a natural treasure in the middle of Fort Lauderdale, preserving Broward County’s last tropical hardwood hammock. Only a couple miles south, famous Las Olas Boulevard offers fine shopping and dining. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only about a 20-minute drive. Property Artfully refurbished for today’s lifestyle, this Mid-Century jewel is secluded in its own tropical garden paradise overlooking a freshwater lagoon to the lush parkland preserve, and also captures ocean views. The residence opens to an oceanview lanai and a garden patio, perfect places to relax and enjoy the wondrous natural beauty. Elevated high on a natural coral ridge, the park-like grounds are a horticulturalist’s dream, brimming with exotic palms, seagrape and ferns along with banana, avocado, and mango trees. For the naturalist, the environs are a habitat for wildlife including abundant shore birds. Residence Beautiful design elements and fine finishes combine to create a one-of-a-kind residence of wonderful character and comfort. Encompassing a total of 2,986± square feet with impact-glass windows, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an attached garage, the versatile 2-story floor-plan is designed with main living quarters on the upper level, with the ground level comprising a private self-contained suite perfect for guest quarters. Main Level: Rising to an 11±-foot beamed cathedral ceiling of Dade County pine, the magnificent open great room is glassed with window walls along both sides, overlooking the ocean and parklands. Maple floors, decorative millwork, and a wood-burning fireplace with shell-stone hearth add inviting warmth to this generous gathering space. A powder room adjoins. The open dining area is served by the marble-floored gourmet kitchen which includes custom cherry cabinetry, granite counters, a Thermador electric range, convection and microwave ovens, and a Bosch dishwasher. Serene garden views surround the 3-exposure master suite featuring wide-board oak floors, 2 walk-in closets, and a luxurious bath with separate tub and shower. Ground Level: Opening to a garden patio, this comfortable suite is finished with bamboo and marble floors, and provides a large open living space with custom built-ins, an efficiency kitchen, bedroom, and marble-and-granite bath. Adjoining the ground level suite is a home office with a built-in desk and cabinetry that could double as a third bedroom.