355 Old School Road, Gulf Stream, Florida
In a rare setting nestled on the golf course of The Little Club, this timeless Modern Mediterranean estate by award-winning architect Randall Stofft takes advantage of its enchanting emerald backdrop looking all the way up the fairways of this intimate private-membership club established half a century ago on grounds which were formerly Gulf Stream’s legendary polo fields. Behind a canopy of leafy trees, the lovely front gardens and columned entry make a beautiful presentation of this five-bedroom residence designed for comfortably elegant indoor/outdoor living in an effortless single-level floor-plan.
Lofty ceilings enhance the perfect proportions throughout the interiors, set off by design elements which interpret tradition with a sense of refinement. Wonderfully light and airy, the more formal and casual living areas are arranged on either side of the chef’s kitchen, all bringing in lush views through window walls that open outdoors to the relaxing resort-inspired oasis where lounge areas surround the sun-splashed pool bordered by low hedges along the golf course. Next to the handsome office/library, the luxurious master suite opens to the pool terrace and scenic view from its large private wing which pairs two separate baths with walk-in closets. An impeccably architected home in a picturesque golf course setting, this rare estate personifies the relaxed grace of Gulf Stream.
Old School Road, Gulf Stream, Florida. A hidden gem in the heart of South Florida’s fabled Gold Coast, Gulf Stream is a quiet oceanfront hamlet prized for its exceptional quality of life and Old Florida character. Established as an exclusive winter resort in the 1920’s, Gulf Stream is served by a winding stretch of Ocean Boulevard which is canopied with Australian pine trees and has been designated a Historic Scenic Highway. Centrally located between Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Gulf Stream sits just north of Delray Beach, known for its charming historic downtown district offering a vibrant array of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Palm Beach International Airport is only about a half-hour’s drive.
Bordering the south side of The Little Club golf course, by the 5th and 14th holes, this Randall Stofft-designed estate captures a sweeping view all the way up the fairways. Lush trees and gardens beautify the Modern Mediterranean residence approached from stanchioned entries to the semicircular Chicago brick drive. Banks of glass open the back of the house to the resort-inspired outdoor entertainment space taking in the gorgeous golf course view from the covered and open terraces that surround the sparkling pool with spillover spa.
Five bedrooms, six and a-half baths, and a three-bay garage are provided in the spacious and well-thought-out floor-plan totaling 7,819± square feet all on one level. Featured finishes include the impact-rated windows and exterior doors, authentic barrel tile roof, lofty ceilings, and floors of chiseled marble and hardwood. There are three air conditioning systems plus a central vacuum system.
Colonnaded walkways frame the fountained garden courtyard by the covered entry’s double doors. Inside, the foyer captures the lush golf course view through the coffer-ceilinged living room’s wall of French doors which open to the pool terrace from this understatedly elegant gathering space by an inviting wood-burning fireplace with coral-stone mantelpiece. Doric columns set off the bright open dining room lined with French doors along the fountained courtyard. The guest powder room is adjacent. Custom designed with crisp white cabinetry and marble counters, the gourmet kitchen shares a large, light-flooded open space with the breakfast bay and custom-fitted family room, both wrapped with window walls that overlook the golf course and open to the terrace. The kitchen appliances include a Thermador induction cooktop, double wall ovens, and dishwasher, plus a Sub-Zero refrigerator. An added asset for entertaining, the butler’s pantry/wet bar has a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers.
Off the foyer, double doors enter the office/library, a handsome work space custom fitted with hardwood built-ins. Through another set of double doors, the beautifully spacious master suite stretches from front to back in the privacy of the west wing. Highlighted by a tiered tray ceiling, the master bedroom has the golf course view as its relaxing backdrop, and opens by the pool. Along with two customized walk-in closets, the master quarters offer the luxury of two separate marble baths, one opening by the pool. Both baths have glassed showers, and one also features a free-standing soaking tub. Placed in the east wing, away from the master quarters, are four more bedrooms with four full baths. Facing the golf course, one of these bedrooms opens to the pool terrace and currently serves as a second office, with its adjacent bath doubling as the cabana bath. The other three bedrooms have en-suite baths.
Type: Residential – Single Family
Beds: 5 Baths: 6.1
Total Sq. Ft.: N/A
Year Built: 1997