By Linde Hyder
Built for the discerning yachtsman, this incomparable estate offers 250 feet of frontage on a deep-water canal that can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet. Uniquely positioned on three pointe lots in the exclusive enclave of Rio Vista, the property affords easy access to the Atlantic Ocean in just 10 minutes and the spectacular waters of the Bahamas as close as 60 miles away. Here, seafarers can enjoy a host of activities including sport fishing, scuba diving or a relaxing sunset cruise.
A rare find in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the waterfront setting provides a stunning backdrop for large-scale entertaining and comfortable family living in the extensive 7,814-square-foot showplace. Recently customized to suit the current owner’s highly discriminating tastes, the home is appointed with fixtures and finishes that are truly one-of-a-kind. Soaring ceilings, dramatic lighting and a sweeping staircase highlight the primary living spaces, while walls of glass open to an expansive terrace overlooking the nearly 90’ wide pool, concrete dock, serene and South facing waterway.
The zero entry swimming pool encourages outdoor fun and is heated for year-round enjoyment. Capitalizing on colorful sunrises and sunsets is the rotating observation deck on the fourth level. Designed for the most demanding yachtsman, the extensive boat dock is on a turning basin/hurricane hole and is outfitted with four power pedestals.
Private accommodations include five bedrooms, each featuring a private balcony, and a handsome library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. Completing the sprawling three-level design are a fully-equipped fitness center, a climate-controlled wine cellar, two laundry rooms and an array of high-tech systems for security, lighting and sound.
Rio Vista is characterized by tree-lined streets punctuated with architecturally distinguished homes and a friendly ambiance. Recognized as one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, it is home to the Lauderdale Yacht Club, a private club offering an elite junior sailing program, as well as a marina, fine dining, social events and scenic vistas of the Intracoastal Waterway. Located close to the dynamic downtown area and world-famous beaches, this unrivaled residence awaits your arrival by sea or by land.
Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC