Billy Joel’s artfully restored estate in the exclusive enclave of Manalapan, Florida, offered at US$16,900,000
The property, represented by Premier Estate Properties, an Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, is available fully furnished to include Mr. Joel’s piano
Boca Raton, Florida (April 26, 2018)—Christie’s International Real Estate, with its Affiliate Premier Estate Properties, is proud to introduce to the market Billy Joel’s magnificent Manalapan estate in Florida. The home was exquisitely remastered in a total renovation completed in 2015, bringing a fresh sense of airy openness to the understated Mediterranean elegance of the original home. This rare offering, available with its bespoke furnishings including the piano played by Mr. Joel in his home’s club room, is presented at US$16,900,000 by Pascal Liguori and William Koch of Premier Estate Properties, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Boca Raton, Florida.
The almost two-acre site enjoys an enviable location, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway, with approximately 150 feet of waterfront on each side. At more than 13,000 square feet, the eight-bedroom main residence is graced with accents such as artisan marble floors, washed-finish pecky cypress and coffered ceilings, not to mention stunning ceilings of Chicago brick to create what is truly an architectural work of art. Two gated entries lead to a motor court located at the formal entrance. Inside the magnificent front doors, the dramatic turret-style marble staircase, appointed with an intricate wrought iron bannister, winds up to the upper gallery, all brightened by a double deck of oversized oculus windows.
On the main level, a majestic colonnaded walkway passes the two-story dining hall, ideal for grand entertaining with seating for at least 14. This majestic room includes a hand-stenciled wood ceiling and is warmed by a massive woodburning stone fireplace. The spectacular pool terrace is on full view through multiple French doors as is the expanse of the Intracoastal beyond. The main level also features a European-style kitchen, a showpiece in itself, with a barrel-vaulted brick ceiling, furniture-grade dark mahogany cabinets, and white granite counters. Chef’s appliances include the six-burner Wolf gas range with double ovens, Wolf steamer, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezers, dual Miele dishwashers, and a Summit wine cooler. The breakfast bay off the kitchen opens to the waterside loggia. A family/club room is served by a professional wet bar with seating at the wraparound onyx counter. Completing this level is a media room, a private bedroom suite, a fitness studio/playroom, and staff quarters.
The second level, also accessible by elevator, includes a gallery overlooking the dining hall and capturing both ocean and Intracoastal views through French doors leading to a sundeck and facing windows. The master suite pampers with an inviting sitting area circling a fireplace, a private balcony with water views, walk-in closets, and two luxe marble-and-onyx baths. A second wing is comprised of three en suite bedrooms, all with balconies.
The outdoor colonnaded loggia welcomes alfresco entertaining with a generous seated dining area and a fireplace nook overlooking the saltwater pool, fountained spa, summer kitchen and bar, and cabana bath, as well as magnificent sunsets.
The estate is further equipped with an Intracoastal dock for the boating enthusiast, lush landscaping, broad lawns that slope to the Intracoastal shoreline, and oceanfront grounds featuring a dune walkway. There is also an air-conditioned four-bay garage. Above the garage is a guest house with two additional bedrooms and a bath.
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