Directly fronting the Intracoastal in ultra-private Bay Colony, this custom-built showplace is one of a select number of properties here that stage the spectacular Intracoastal view while also having deepwater dockage on the other side, large enough for a 100+/- foot vessel, making it a yachter's paradise. Overlooking the expansive 300+/- foot-wide waters of the Intracoastal, with its passing yachts, this six-bedroom residence is finely crafted in stunning living spaces inside and outdoors that come together as an impressive entertaining venue. At the beautifully landscaped front entry, graceful archways are a signature element of this stylish take on traditional Mediterranean design.
Inside, the rotunda foyer brings guests into the monumental window-walled living room that looks out on the Intracoastal, centering the view on a spa between the awning-covered entertainment lanai and infinity pool that also highlight this resort setting lined with statuesque palm trees along the waterfront. Grandly sized while warmly inviting, the family room also opens its doors to the waterfront terrace. In another wing, next to the office/library, the master suite is fashioned as a sumptuous haven, opening to the waterfront terrace from its bedroom, sitting room/study, and one of two luxurious baths. Private baths also serve all other bedrooms including another first-floor suite presently outfitted as a high-tech theater room. As impressive for its design and workmanship as it is for its rare front-to-back waterfront setting on the Intracoastal, this distinguished residence is one of the finest estates in prestigious Bay Colony.
North Compass Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An exclusive, ultra-private waterfront community on the western shore of the Intracoastal, Bay Colony is set behind a guard-gated entry and has its own patrol service. The quiet setting in northeast Fort Lauderdale is minutes away from charming Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, with its sugar-sand beach and wonderful shopping and dining options. Downtown Fort Lauderdale's world-class attractions are a short drive away.
Directly fronting 120+/- feet on the Intracoastal, this Mediterranean-inspired estate also fronts 120+/- feet on a tree-lined, deep-draft waterway, right across the street from its front entrance, with full-service dockage. Approached by a beautifully landscaped motor court, this stately residence designed by architect Gregory A. Jones was custom built in 2005. Banks of windows and glass doors overlook the Intracoastal Waterway, where swaying palms and lush plantings highlight the lavish outdoor entertainment space featuring a Pebble Tec infinity pool, a separate spa adorned with garden statues, and an awning-covered lanai stepping down by the concrete dock that extends the lounge terrace over the waterfront.
Exceptional custom finishes are the hallmark of this stately residence totaling 7,815+/- square feet with six bedrooms, seven full baths, two powder rooms, and a three-bay garage. Impact-rated glass is used for all windows and exterior doors. Crestron smart-house electronics integrate the Lutron audio/video/lighting systems, and the central vacuum system is an added convenience.
First Floor: Arched double doors enter the soaring rotunda-style foyer hosting the sweeping staircase with custom wave-motif balustrades. Continuing the intricately embellished ceiling treatments and marble floors, the grand two-story window-walled living room overlooks the Intracoastal - opening to the terrace - and showcases a floor-to-ceiling fireplace between architecturally designed wall treatments. Classic columns mark the entry into the warmly elegant open dining room, served by a butler's pantry with Miele dishwasher and U-Line ice-maker. Outfitted with finely crafted millwork, granite counters, and a pantry, the hardwood-floored chef's kitchen has a Wolf gas range, double ovens, warming drawer and microwave, plus a GE Monogram convection/microwave oven, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators/freezers, and dual Miele dishwashers. Separated by a bar counter, the expansive family room is wrapped with arch-topped French doors opening to the waterfront terrace, and incorporates a casual dining bay. Converted from a bedroom, the custom-designed theater room has a large-format screen, high-tech components, and a full bath. Across the foyer, the custom-fitted office/library opens to a front terrace. Double doors enter the sumptuous waterfront master suite opening to the terrace and Intracoastal view from its tray-ceilinged bedroom and sitting room/study. Wardrobe rooms accompany the suite’s two richly appointed baths - one opening to the terrace, the other featuring a jetted tub, glassed shower, and separate water closet. Leading to the front terrace, the guest bedroom has a walk-in closet and en-suite bath.
Second Floor: Open to the living room below, the dramatic loft is fitted with custom built-ins. The three privately placed bedrooms all have walk-in closets, en-suite baths, and balconies - two overlooking the Intracoastal and one facing the other waterway.
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Fort Lauderdale Real Estate
Bay Colony Real Estate
Located just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, Bay Colony is one of two guard-gated communities in Fort Lauderdale. This exclusive enclave hosts a stunning collection of estates boasting immediate water access.
Bay Colony luxury real estate includes a wide selection of estates, each situated along the surrounding waterways. There are 108 luxury properties in Bay Colony in total, all built between 1968 and 2014, offering an array of architectural styles. Bay Colony features underground utilities, and wide, deep canals without fixed bridges. Some estates in Bay Colony are situated along protected interior canals with less boat traffic, and some enjoy over 150 feet of water frontage for large vessel dockage.
Bay Colony Lifestyle
Situated in northeast Fort Lauderdale just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, this picturesque waterfront community boasts one of the most desirable locations in the region. Bay Colony is one of only two guard-gated waterfront communities in Fort Lauderdale. The 24-hour guarded gate and roving security force provide a sense of privacy for residents. The community is surrounded by waterways, making yachting and boating extremely convenient for residents of Bay Colony, who may park their vessels at private docks.
Bay Colony features gorgeous estate-style homes nestled along beautiful tree-lined streets filled with lush tropical landscaping. Residents of Bay Colony may easily access downtown entertainment and nightlife, the Galleria Mall, the white-sand beaches of Fort Lauderdale, some of the finest restaurants in the world, and state-of-the-art golf courses.
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