Fort Lauderdale offers much in the way of luxurious waterfront living. Yet only a small handful of its neighborhoods provide the ultimate vantage points from which to enjoy unparalleled water views and proximity to the major inland canals, such as the grand Intracoastal Waterway and historic New River.
Harbor Beach is one such section of the city. It affords its residents the most desirable selection of waterway locales and access to the beach as well. Harbor Beach is situated on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. This prized position is enjoyed by all who live here, but only a few select homes in the neighborhood have the best views. Only a small number of those homes are positioned on point lots overlooking the deep, wide bodies of water which surround them. Life in Harbor Beach also grants residents access to a private beach club with barbecue grills and changing rooms, plus 300 ft of private beach.
The estate at 2401 Laguna Drive has these characteristics and much more. Its commanding position at the apex of where the Intracoastal meets New River offers fantastic open vistas in several directions. Boasting 390+ ft of prime water frontage, the property also includes a recently-built new concrete dock for mooring a substantial vessel.
Views from the large formal living room are truly awe-inspiring as they reach out toward the long westward view up New River and beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale with its spectacular skyline. A long custom sitting area is embedded within the curve of a multi-directional glass expanse at the end of the room. The living room and dining room are each graced with lovely Venetian plaster walls and French doors which open out onto a wrap-around covered terrace with views that literally surround you. The master suite, one of 6 bedrooms on the property, presents an amazing panoramic view of the waterways and includes a marble-floored bathroom with separate tub shower. In fact, an impressive variety of gleaming marble flooring is found throughout the residence.
Just off the charming breakfast nook and open kitchen area is found an immense great room framed by views of the waterway and capped by a beautiful beam ceiling rising high above the diagonally-laid wood floor, atop which sits a long series of custom built-in wall units. The open design of this section of the home provides views of the outdoors and waterways from nearly every direction. Nearby is the covered loggia which overlooks the large pool and side waterway.
An outstanding array of thriving tropical foliage and lush garden areas are found throughout the property. Yes, the Laguna estate is literally brimming with blooming shrubbery and bright flower beds at every turn. Cascades of colorful sprays frame outdoor loggia areas, courtyards and the impressive entrance drive. Open-air covered connecting walkways are strategically placed between the various structures of the property, including its two large guest houses, one of which includes its own kitchen; while the other overlooks a private dock and boat lift.
Of special note is a massive marble sculpture prominently installed and displayed on the west lawn. It is the work of world-renowned artist Henry Moretti who is the namesake for Broward County's annual Moretti Awards for cultural excellence. This is an artistic landmark along the waterway and adds great value to the home.
Rounding out the splendid array of interior rooms and suites is the fully-equipped fitness center and wood paneled office area which could become a 7th bedroom if desired. It even includes a wood-burning fireplace.
Indeed, this stunning residence and property is far more than could ever be described with words. It has it all, from breathtaking waterfront views, to a coveted point-lot setting and a rare position overlooking a seemingly endless expanse of open water where the city's brilliant skyline provides a spectacular reaching focal point and backdrop. Harbor Beach is known for its stellar residences, and this home is indeed one of its finest.
OFFERED AT $7,995,000
Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale
Panoramic Views from Laguna Estate
Marble and Woodwork Throughout