Situated north of Mar-a-Lago, "Villa Las Carpas" is a pristine, European-inspired estate with all the elegance and ambiance of old Palm Beach, lovingly modernized.
Beautifully conceived by famed Swiss architect Maurice Fatio in 1932 and recently landmarked, this European-style two-story residence combines elegantly detailed yet warm formal areas with beautiful, comfortable casual spaces. High ceilings and crown moldings on both levels accentuate the scale of the rooms. Original Spanish tile and terrazzo floors have been scrupulously maintained and the hardwood floors are perfectly restored. There are original carved fireplaces in the living room and four original bedrooms. Distinct sleeping quarters ensure privacy and space.
The formal living room, with its Dade pine paneled walls and wood floors, leads to a covered loggia with a hand-painted wall mural. The terrazzo-floored family room has a wall of arched windows overlooking a mature landscape that includes fruit trees and endless flowering vines. An orchid slat house with an outdoor shower and a barbecue grill are just beyond the family room. The large pool and myriad gathering areas set the tone for easy entertaining. A guest foyer and separate staircase lead to a private 3-bedroom, 2-bath guest wing, above the over-sized 2-car garage. Complete with deeded beach access, Villa Las Carpas offers true estate living with convenient access to all contemporary needs.
Via Bellaria, Palm Beach, Florida. This charming compound is north of Mar-a-Lago and just down the street from its own sugar sand beach. It is readily accessible to the Michelin star dining and the world-class designer shopping found in-town along famed Worth Avenue, or mid-town at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Award-winning golf and tennis facilities abound at nearby private clubs. Social events occur at The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago, the Flagler Art Museum and Four Arts Gardens. Private banking institutions abound along Royal Palm Way. Private and commercial air service is available at the Palm Beach International Airport a mere 15+/- minutes away.
An L-shaped driveway, defined by perfectly manicured hedge walls, follows the line of the house, past the guest foyer, to the 2-bay garage. Mature trees create a natural privacy barrier that opens in back to a perfectly manicured lawn surrounding the pool, while glorious palms, shrubs and flowering vines trim the residence with old-world charm.
This beautifully designed residence has been expanded and completely updated over the years to include 9 bedrooms, 9.3 baths, and 2 garage bays in a total of 10,125+/- square feet. From the gleaming Spanish tile, terrazzo and hardwood floors, to the hand-painted mural and beamed ceiling of the covered loggia, beautifully carved fireplaces, living room paneling, custom moldings and built-ins, this residence conveys sublime grace and European style balanced with modern ease.
First Floor: Two distinct two-story wings are connected by a one-story formal living room, with pine paneled walls and wood floors, that looks out on a covered loggia, with Spanish tile and hand-painted wall mural, to a pool and garden view. The east wing includes a gracious tiled entry foyer, with powder room and tiled staircase. The foyer yields to a formal dining room, with a decidedly Florentine feel, that opens to an elongated family room, with terrazzo floor, wood ceiling treatment and a wall of arched windows facing the trellis-covered patio with pool view. The dining room is well served by the gourmet chef's kitchen complete with butler's pantry, granite-topped island with wine storage, custom cabinetry, top-of-the line appliances and separate breakfast area. An elevator and powder room border a separate guest foyer with private staircase. The oversized 2-bay garage connects to a gym/storage room and cabana bath, beyond which lies the orchid greenhouse. The west wing includes two airy bedroom suites, one currently in use as an office.
Second Floor: The east wing includes spacious his and hers master bedroom suites (his with a private south-facing balcony), complete with wood floors, ensuite baths (hers with a separate tub and a bidet), walk-in closets, and French doors that connect them to a shared sun terrace. Beyond his master suite are three additional guest bedrooms (one now used as a sitting room), each with walk-in closet and ensuite bath, and a laundry room. The west wing includes two guest bedroom suites, one with a balcony overlooking the pool.
Special features include: separate 2.5 bedroom guest apartment with living room, central vacuum, whole house generator, elevator, screened loggia, summer kitchen, outdoor shower, greenhouse, additional parking in the west motor court, deeded beach access by easement.
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