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.