By Linde Hyder
Families who enjoy summers along the shores of The Hamptons, Nantucket or Block Island will want to escape from the harsh winter climate to this family compound enviably situated in Jupiter’s distinguished enclave of Admirals Cove. The warm Florida sunshine, a private marina that can dock yachts up to 160 feet, 45 holes of championship golf, a highly acclaimed tennis center and an expansive waterfront clubhouse are but a few of the amenities offered to residents of this elite retreat located in the heart of the Palm Beaches. Here, overlooking more than 180 feet of the Intracoastal Waterway, lies Chateaú des Amiraux.
Approached by winding streets shaded beneath a leafy canopy of trees, Chateaú des Amiraux presents the ideal sanctuary for celebrities, professional athletes and titans of industry. Currently owned by former New York Yankees pitcher and four-time World Series winner Jeff Nelson and his wife Sheri, the 1.1-acre property offers unobstructed waterfront views punctuated by spectacular sunrises and warm tropical breezes.
Inspired by European influences, the coastal seven-bedroom residence has been appointed with the finest fittings and fixtures while epitomizing the Florida lifestyle with a floorplan that is open and filled with sun-dappled light. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural sunlight to beam through every window of this 11,394-square-foot design that is as gracious for entertaining as it is relaxed for family living. The gourmet chef’s kitchen facilitates gatherings of any size making it the perfect venue for large family dinners, corporate retreats or tented fundraisers for a favorite charity.
Owners will immerse themselves in luxury in the first floor master suite, where separate sauna and steam rooms can soothe away the stress of life in the northeast. A private staircase leads to a fully equipped fitness center overlooking the water. Completing the interior design are 11 bathrooms and a handsomely arrayed home office that is suitable for any chairman or CEO.
Outside, meticulous landscaping and colorful foliage provide an inviting backdrop for entertaining. Guests and family members alike will gather in the extensive loggia area, which is complemented by a swimming pool and fully outfitted outdoor kitchen. Bask in all that Florida has to offer poolside, or take a journey along one of the Sunshine State’s most noted waterways from your private dock.
The preeminent community of Admirals Cove has been home to other notable residents, including Celine Dion, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and former Philadelphia Phillies player Mike Schmidt. The white sandy beaches of the Treasure Coast and neighboring Palm Beaches are just a five-minute boat ride away via the Jupiter Inlet, while world-famous Worth Avenue and Palm Beach International Airport are less than 30 minutes by car. Also noteworthy is Florida’s status as a tax-friendly state in addition to its year-round temperate climate.
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