A landmark jewel is found in this enchantingly elegant waterfront home in an equally enchanting setting at the tip of the lushly treed peninsula of Himmarshee Park, a gated cul-de-sac enclave of only seven estates having exceptional in-town privacy a short walk from Las Olas Boulevard. Surrounded by 296+/- feet of waterfront on the Himmarshee Canal, this prime 0.62+/- acre point estate sprawls across three lots overlooking the water to the New River, just one property away, from this yachter's paradise featuring dockage for multiple craft including up to a 100+/- foot luxury vessel.
Artfully reimagined in a renovation by Cartaya and Associates Architects, P.A., a noted Fort Lauderdale firm, the five-bedroom residence is a Spanish Eclectic masterwork originally built circa 1927 as the home of prominent businessman/bridge builder Hugh C. Quinn. Then known as "The Anchorage", it was featured in a newspaper article describing its many extraordinary aspects, which are even more numerous today. Among the most remarkable is the unparalleled outdoor entertaining space done in the renovation, envisioned as an exotic tropical island dreamscape where the meandering waters of the tree-canopied pool give the feel of swimming in a natural lagoon amid the cascading waterfalls, swim-up tiki bar, romantic night-lit grottos, and bridge walkways.
In addition to rare antique elements used in the home's original construction, including the centuries-old Spanish mahogany front door, the renovation incorporates signed masterpieces by architectural ceramic artist Peter King. These feature the dragonfly-motif terra cotta door surround, the Italianate shell embellishment atop the living room's fireplace, the family/club room's elaborate wall fountain, and the study's flamingo-motif fireplace. An utterly one-of-a-kind residence in an exquisite waterfront setting, where one can enjoy all the delights of this private resort-like realm while also having all downtown attractions close at hand, this landmark estate offers an endless source of enjoyment.
Southeast 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Part of the Collee Hammock neighborhood, Himmarshee Park is comprised of just seven waterfront estates in a private gated peninsula enclave within walking distance of famous Las Olas Boulevard, lined with fine boutiques and restaurants as it stretches to the beach.
Wrapped with 296+/- feet of waterfront, this landmark point estate overlooks the Himmarshee Canal at the confluence of the New River, and has multi-vessel dockage for up to a 100+/- foot yacht. Privately walled, fenced, and gated, the sprawling grounds are a botanical oasis brimming with lush palms, oak trees, anthuriums, ferns, orchids, and many other varies of tropical plants. Centered on the spectacular lagoon-style pool, recently refurbished to integrate LED lighting, the sensational outdoor entertainment space has also been the setting for many photo shoots in this resort-like paradise composed with multiple waterfalls, a large spillover spa, swim-up tiki bar, slide, 2,500+/- gallon saltwater aquarium, grottos, and bridges. A summer kitchen and outdoor sound system are provided. There is also a dockside terrace and a garden area with koi pond. Another outdoor entertaining space is upstairs on tiered terraces which overlook the waterway to the New River and are served by an awning-covered wet bar.
This Spanish Eclectic jewel is replete with special elements including rare antique appointments, artisan ceramic details by Peter King, Tiffany-style textured plaster walls, and archways. Five bedrooms, five and a-half baths, and a three-bay garage are included in the spacious total of 5,687+/- square feet, which has impact-rated glass in many windows and exterior doors.
First Floor: Inside the antique mahogany door with King-designed surround, the foyer enters the strikingly elegant living room featuring a lofty elliptical-arched ceiling, hardwood floor, floor-to-ceiling window, and wood-burning fireplace with King-designed overmantel. Entered through French doors and a filigreed iron gate, the card room is wrapped with tall arched windows facing the waterway and river and is finished with old Cuban black-and-white marble flooring. The adjoining family/club room opens to the dockside terrace and is served by a wet bar across from the King-designed wall fountain. Archways off the living and family rooms enter the dining room, accented by decorative columns. Encompassing an informal dining space, the kitchen opens out by the pool. Two bedroom suites, one in a separate wing, both open to the pool area.
Second Floor: In a separate wing, opening to a private balcony terrace, the three-exposure master suite is surrounded by serene treetop views above the pool oasis, and is accented with King-designed tilework. Served by a marble bath with jetted tub and walk-in shower, the master bedroom has an adjacent study with King-designed fireplace and poolside terrace. The second floor also contains two bedroom suites opening to a waterside terrace.
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