At approximately 10,000 glorious square feet, the magnificent estate was designed in 2006 by noted architect Don Nulty and acclaimed interior designer Michael S. Smith.
The result of their remarkable pairing is a timeless composition that is at once stately and sophisticated, gracious and grand, meticulous yet effortless.
Once inside the galleria, hand-troweled Venetian plaster walls create delicate facets for reflecting light. As the day wanes, and the sun traces its lazy arc across the horizon, shadows dance along the groin-vaulted ceiling and highlight the graceful curves of the perfectly balanced ellipses.
The formal living room is a study in grandeur. A commanding fireplace anchors the room and provides a stately counterpoint to hand-stenciled walls and delicately beaded chandeliers. The ethereal beamed ceiling offers a structured balance to the graceful archways of three southerly doors, leading to commanding coastal views. Romantic and sophisticated, elegant and sumptuous, this unrivaled space is truly exceptional.
Just outside three sets of iron French doors, an expansive entertaining terrace, with seating around a beautiful fireplace and lush lawns, offers a front-row seat to experience the uninterrupted views.
Back inside, the formal dining room is a dramatic and intimate space for entertaining. Layered design elements create a nuanced composition. Walls come alive through a delicate hand-painted mural and beautiful ceiling moldings crown the room. Privately tucked off the main galleria and opening to an interior courtyard, the dining room offers a reason to linger long after dessert has been served. The serene interior courtyard is home to a beautiful antique fountain and stone fireplace. As a private plaza under the stars, this will quickly become your favorite spot for intimate conversations, lazy summer nights, or simply a quiet moment of repose.
Perfectly situated between the formal living and dining rooms, an open-concept great room comprises the eat-in kitchen and inviting family room. Walls of French doors access the south facing terrace and allow stunning ocean views and wonderful natural light in.
When pocket doors are closed, the kitchen remains private and an independent space for caterers. With two expansive islands, professional appliances, and beautifully painted cabinetry the kitchen is as visually pleasing as it is practical. A large, walk-in pantry and extensive cupboards offer excellent storage options for delights from Friday’s farmer’s market, your favorite kitchen gadgets, seasonal linens, and tabletop accouterments. Beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace, and luxe textiles surround the great room and offer a sense of everyday elegance.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a second office overlooks the ocean and islands. Beautiful built-ins line the walls and a large walk-in closet provides ample space for files and storage. This idyllic room is a perfect place to catch up on email, plan your next event, or book an upcoming holiday.