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PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - ESTATE SECTION

17,190 SQ. FT | 6 BEDROOMS | 11 BATHROOMS | $45 MILLION

Lake to Lake

This resort inspired home on Palm Beach Island’s iconic ‘Estate Section’ puts a contemporary spin on local materiality and architecture to create a luxurious modern holiday home ideally tailored to its beautiful surroundings.

This getaway home, designed by award winning Roger Janssen of Dailey Janssen Architects, is named Lago-a-Lago or Lake to Lake, which aptly describes the property's uniqueness of having Intracoastal frontage on both the front and backyards, each equipped with separate docks, the west dock being over 150’ in length. Unlike most of the Palm Beach “Laketrail,” the views across the wide intracoastals anchoring this home are that of the WPB Skyline and Yacht Marina on the west, and Worth Avenue and Everglades Golf Club to the north & east.

See Thru Concept

The scale of the almost 1 acre, deep site, allowed for the design to accommodate a resort‐inspired layout with separate suites and living spaces in a fragmented arrangement that weaves together indoor and outdoor spaces. The footprint of the home is built around a very large central courtyard, with pocketing Mahogany wood framed glass sliders from Hartman all the way through, creating a ''see-through'' effect, and allowing views thru both sides of the home to either the west or east Intracoastal Lake at the same time.

While DKOR & Janssen designed the home to mirror that of a 5-star elegant, dressy-modern hotel and entertaining compound, because of the dynamic floorplan (link to floorplans), one could occupy the main suite and living areas without being aware of the additional guest rooms, so the grandeur of the arrangement also never loses a sense of intimacy.

Exterior

The grounds of the home are like your own private resort. There is water everywhere, and not just in the Intracoastal Waterway. The home even has a moat-like feature.

The way in which architecture and external courtyards are interwoven means navigation through the buildings involves constantly crossing between architecture and landscape, facilitating a powerful sense of place. The seamlessly integrated indoor‐outdoor lifestyle is also a response to Palm Beach’s climate during “season.” The porous nature of the design encourages naturally cooling cross ventilation to flow in from the two intracoastals.

Landscape was a key element considered while designing, used to define the unique California vibe as well as connect the landscape with the built structure. Designed by Lang Design Group, strategic placement of a Ligustrum tree alley with ornamental grasses off the facade and Japanese blueberries in the courtyard is a look inspired by Luciano Giubbilei. The line of sight is kept focused all the way through the home to the water views on both sides.

The unique minimalistic modern, exterior design features the most high end limestone for an impressive and tasteful finish, concrete tile clean roof lines, and Hartman hurricane-impact mahogany windows.

With a range of covered outdoor spaces and courtyards, pavilions and terraces, and rooftop “Sky Lounges,” this hurricane resistant compound, anchored by concrete and steel, offers a variety of outdoor experiences with varying degrees of cover, for a total of 17,190 SF of indoor/outdoor living space, and 13,025 SF of air conditioned living space. There are gravel courtyards and other ornamental grasses, agave, and yucca spread throughout the grounds, opposed to cliche Palm Trees. Lots of different cohesive wood slats, ceilings, and veneers, create an environment which has almost a California feel to it, very unique for South Florida!

Interior

Inside, a concept of discovery was implemented into this museum-quality finished resort by DKOR Interiors of Miami. For example, seamless, flush doors and master closets & bathrooms, hidden behind custom built-in millwork, add to the discovery concept.

Additionally, the grandeur of the arrangement was not given away immediately upon entrance, but rather a more intimate foyer with lengthy corridor crafted out of large Italian statuary marble slabs hand picked in Forte Dei Marmi, Italy within a brass inlay pattern. Similarly, throughout the plan, large spaces such as the formal living room and cabaret-styled lounge / bar, are balanced with intimately proportioned living spaces. Despite the large size of the structure and all the different spaces, there are no white walls in the entire home, something very important to the developer and design team. This differentiates 520 Island Dr. from other new construction homes on the market. Every single wall is finished with either designer wallcoverings (vinyl, silk, and leather) custom wood veneers, or Italian marbles.

Contributing the the hotel or resort inspired theme, there are two Master Bedroom Suites, one upstairs - one down, each with dual master baths, and amazing custom "His" & "Her" walk-in closets. The first floor master wing appears to be floating on water like an island, while the second-floor master suite offers grand design features from the lofted ceiling with recessed LED lighting, to the built-in cabinetry concealing the dressing and bathrooms, to the white marble partition which is the backdrop of a custom-built shagreen covered headboard. With the best brand plumbing fixtures such as Dornbracht and THG, Calcutta Gold slab floors, marble slab side walls, mirrored vanities, gold reveals, and an exquisite back-lit semi-precious Agate shower from Antolini, both master baths are an elegant retreat.

Attention to detail is evident throughout this modern, yet timeless, interior. Much of the marbles, quartzite, and onyx were crafted on-site from imported Italian slabs to create the artistic design. Wood, marble, metal, semi-precious agate, and Gemstones are repeated in patterns accented by contouring and lighting. Interior and exterior Recessed LED lighting throughout the home imparts the tranquil and peaceful theme, and creates the perfect ambiance for a magical, come-to-life, evening entertainment mood, which can be seen in the 'NIGHTLIFE' section below.

THE ISLAND aka "THE AMERICAN RIVIERA"

Palm Beach Island is world-renowned for its extraordinary beauty, small-town character and luxurious lifestyle. Around the entire country, whenever someone refers to "THE ISLAND", it is universally known they're refering to Palm Beach. The 16-mile-long barrier island is located 65 miles north of Miami, and is closer to the Gulf Stream than any other land area in the country, creating a paradise of lush gardens, palm-lined beaches and an abundance of marine life.

The community features stunning historic architecture, highly acclaimed shopping, dining and hotels and a luxurious culture that's been enjoyed by the rich and famous for more than 100 years. It's also home to spectacular marinas, tennis clubs and golf Clubs, as well as an award-winning Par 3 course that borders both the Atlantic and the Intracoastal. And as one of the safest and most private locations in the country, it's no wonder people from around the world choose to make Palm Beach their home.

Palm Beach - The Origin of South Florida Decadence

Henry Flagler began construction of the Florida East Coast Railroad in 1885 with the intention of transforming the rather undeveloped areas of Central and North Florida into winter playgrounds for the nation’s leisure class. During his exploration of South Florida he discovered a land with unlimited potential for development and transformation into a veritable resort-style paradise. And on a small island off of the South-East coast of Florida, he found an untapped frontier that was flourishing with natural beauty and potential, he dubbed it, “The American Riviera.”

In 1894 Flagler’s Royal Poinciana Hotel was completed and Palm Beach became synonymous with society. In 1896, the world-famous Breaker’s Hotel opened its doors and, to this day, represents the ideals on which the island of Palm Beach was developed... class, comfort, and luxury.

Unmatched Lifestyle Opportunities in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is divided into three different sections. The area located south of Worth Avenue, where 520 Island Dr. (Lago a Lago) is located is known as the Estate Section. During the 1920′s the Estate Section was home to some of the nations most dignified families. Today the Estate Section is a mix of old and new mansions. Some Palm Beach mansions for sale span over an entire block - stretching from the Lake Worth to the Atlantic, but 520 Island Dr. is only 1 of 2 that stretches from Lake to Lake. Nowhere is opulence and extravagance more grealty exemplified and in abundance per square foot than on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Worth Avenue represents the winter playground for the rich and famous to both see and be seen. High fashion designer stores, exquisite jewelry shops and beautifully manicured and maintained Palm-Tree lined streets and boulevards abound.

Palm Beach’s deep history, nostalgic architecture, and sheer natural beauty truly make it one of Florida’s greatest treasures, one that you should experience for yourself.

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