This dramatic country estate stretches across two homesites overlooking a lake at the southern edge of the first green. Residents enjoy unparalleled privacy within spacious grounds that unfold through a series of pavilions, gardens and outdoor living areas. Curved rafter tails below wide eaves, pivoting screens between living room and dining room and guest cottages that resemble a row of bungalows give this timeless eight-bedroom residence the feeling of an exotic village. Exposed beams and tongue-in-groove wood paneling enrich the soaring ceilings in the interiors and on wide loggias. Fine craftsmanship, timeless materials and attention to detail everywhere.
Centrally located within the property, two open air pavilions create a harmonious entry sequence while framing a view of the golf course beyond. Off the driveway, a hand carved entry gate positioned within the vine covered privacy wall sets the tone for this tropical paradise. The main house is oriented around a private pool courtyard on the west side of the property. Tropical plants, leafy bamboo and smooth river rock create an ideal backdrop for the fountain that spills into the spa, creating a soothing atmosphere that continues inside the home. A wide living porch with an outdoor fireplace provides a shady retreat from the sun filled pool deck.
French doors off the living porch open into the well-equipped kitchen which features a large center island, maple cabinetry and a walk-in pantry. Additional built-in cabinetry in the adjacent family room provides ample storage while concealing a television behind perforated maple doors. A central stair hall with powder room and coat closet leads into the expansive, window-lined area that serves as a dining room and living room. A media room is set into the far end of this luminous space.
On the second floor, the stair hall connects the east and west bedroom wings while preserving their individual privacy. The master suite, which includes a sitting room as well as a bedroom, a large bathroom and oversized dressing room, fitted with custom cabinetry, defines the east wing. A wide veranda offers a panoramic vista of the gold course to the north which offers varying views from sunrise to sunset. A balcony on the south side of the master bedroom overlooks the pool courtyard and tropically landscaped grounds. A stair off the kitchen rises to a sitting area which is centrally located between the four, guest bedroom and bath suites along the west side of the property.
East of the entry pavilion, a breezeway provides access to the private ground floor guest house. Two bedroom and bath suites, each with a covered porch overlooking the golf course, are separated by a sitting room. An auxiliary kitchen opens into the light and airy great room that defines the corner of the property.
Garages provide storage for three cars and two golf carts. Perimeter walls vary in height to define the property while capturing stunning views and balmy breezes.