Point lots along Fort Lauderdale’s historic New River are few and far between, and of those which do exist, only a handful are ever available for sale. The Bontona Peninsula estate is one such offering; yet she is set apart from all other point lots ever having been offered, being situated on one of just two isles in the city split into two distinct sections, separated by a private side canal. This unique arrangement creates a waterfront parcel providing three sides of water, an asset which is truly rare and indeed a peninsula, elevating the Bontona property to a class unto itself.
Secluded in a park-like setting deep within the legendary Las Olas Isles section of Fort Lauderdale, the Bontona Peninsula estate offers its new owner wide views of New River from several ideal vantage points. Looking west, the city's famed skyline appears, while east is the curve of the river as it leads into the Intracoastal Waterway, just north of the Port Everglades inlet to the Atlantic Ocean.
Far from an ordinary waterfront property, Bontona Peninsula boasts an incredible 650+ ft. of prime frontage directly along the banks of South Florida's most famous natural waterway, which is yet another feature of this point lot that sets the estate apart from all others and provides dockage for a true megayacht of epic proportions.
Entering the property through its iron front gate is like driving into a private park with artistically manicured trees and enough parking to accommodate a party. The spacious circular driveway has, as its centerpiece, a large artistic fountain made from massive Terracotta pots with glimmering waterfalls playfully splashing and dancing in the sun. Around the corner from the etched-glass front entrance façade is found the 4-car garage and canopied car port.
The layout of the residence is immense, yet very livable, with each wing having its own theme, from grand and elegant to warm and intimate. There are 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, 6 of which were recently updated. One is presently set up as an office, while another has been transformed into a fitness/spa, complete with wood-burning fireplace and fantastic bathroom with sauna. In fact, the home features 4 fireplaces.
The open expanse of the great room, with a tongue & groove vaulted ceiling, presents comfort on a grand scale with its own soaring coral stone hearth subtly jutting out into the room as a monumental, yet approachable, form in its own right. Floating high above this area of the home is an open cross-walk which bridges two sections of the second floor and framed by an arched balustrade above the foyer and great room.
The enormous master suite is something to behold with its lighted sleeping platform, soft pickled bamboo ceiling, his and her marble bathrooms, two walk-in closets and large deck overlooking New River. Equally impressive is the upstairs guest suite which includes its own full kitchen, large bathroom, and dining/living areas that lead out onto a large private deck with fantastic water views.
The updated kitchen is outfitted in dark wood, creating the feeling of being aboard an ocean-faring yacht, and a geometric center island provides seating for six. While just adjacent is the long, formal mirrored dining room with custom ceiling treatment and views which literally surround you. Directly off the kitchen is a casual outdoor summer kitchen with built-in grill, sink and cabinetry.
Numerous private spots are found throughout the outdoor areas of the home, many raised as large balconies and terraces overlooking the waterways. Access to these areas is directly from interior rooms both upstairs and downstairs, each leading out as if suspended in the trees.
Stepping through the two-story south portico and out onto the European-style marble pool deck is reminiscent of the Côte d'Azur or Palm Beach. Views of the waterways are framed here by immaculate gardens with mature tropical trees and other artistic landscaping. Palms of every variety line the edges of each dramatic scene which unfolds before you while walking the estate. Arboreal and botanical delights are discovered around each turn. A charming gazebo is found on the north lawn set beside two impressive sculptures and an incredible 30 ft. privacy hedge created over time by carefully maintained palms of three species.
Numerous other noteworthy features are found within this spectacular manse, including the dramatic billiards room with its carved lattice ceiling, island motif, custom murals on the walls and panoramic windows set within grooved framing. The state-of-the-art media room is richly paneled and features custom built-in shelving and entertainment center.
In all, there are far too many details about this property to convey fully with mere words. It must be seen and experienced to be fully appreciated. Bontona Peninsula is a magical retreat nestled on its own point within Las Olas Isles, making this property one of the finest offered in the past decade, or ever, for that matter. Please call to schedule a tour after approval.
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Exclusive Las Olas Isles Waterfront Setting
Panoramic Views of New River
Immaculate Parklike Setting
Custom Features and Appointment Throughout
Awe-inspiring Interiors and Views