947 Fern Drive, Delray Beach, Florida
Offered at: $2.995 Million
947 Fern Drive, Delray Beach, Florida. Tropic Isle is desirable yachting community fronting the Intracoastal Waterway, a yacht harbor, and deep-draft canals. Minutes from the ocean beach at Atlantic Dunes Park, Tropic Isle is a short drive from famous Atlantic Avenue in charming downtown Delray Beach, named one of the “Most Fun” Small Towns in America by Rand McNally and USA Today, known for its vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment.
A new brick-paved motor court and circular drive create bounteous curb appeal, while in the backyard, a tiki hut and covered loggia, with new hurricane shutters, overlook the sun-splashed heated pool. Just four properties from the Intracoastal and fronting 90 feet on a picturesque deep-water canal, with an updated seawall, a composite-material dock and a 13,000-pound-capacity boat lift, this chic residence ‘wows’ boaters, water-sports enthusiasts and those who appreciate water views.
Elegant and welcoming and offering a great South Florida lifestyle, this traditional-style estate, with 4,001 +/- total square feet and three bedrooms, offers water views from many rooms. Inviting refined entertaining, a grand sense of arrival is achieved at the heart of this residence, where the living room is a step down from foyer and open staircase, all crowned by soaring paneled volume ceilings. Floors here are marble, and in the living room, large picture windows overlook the front courtyard. Just adjacent, the formal dining room features wood floors, crown molding and a sliding door that accesses the pool loggia. For seamless indoor-outdoor family living, the great room, kitchen and breakfast area all access the water-view pool loggia, too. Highlights in the great room are a stunning brick-faced fireplace, marble flooring, new custom wet bar and built-in cabinetry. The all-new kitchen is also finished with custom cabinetry, and other fittings include natural stone quartzite countertops, glass tile backsplash, high-end appliances, and a convenient pass-through window to the pool loggia. The split bedroom plan places the primary suite on the first floor. Bright and airy, with doors that also access the water-view pool loggia, the suite comprises a large custom-fitted walk-in closet and new spa-inspired bathroom, finished with a glass-enclosed walk-in multi-head shower, freestanding soaking tub, custom cabinetry with underlighting, and a water closet with a Toto toilet. A cozy loft, with new custom cabinetry, and two guest bedrooms preside over the second-floor, with both bedrooms accessing the large water-view balcony. Completing the layout are a two-car attached garage, laundry, and powder room. Upgrades include new full-house hurricane windows and doors, new pool pump, propane gas for the pool heater and grill, and extended-warranty on the three air-conditioners, which were replaced in 2017.
Type: Residential – Single Family
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.1
Total Sq. Ft.: 3,993 sq. ft.
Year Built: 1985