Welcome to Joie de Vivre, an estate where you can truly experience the joys of living. This luxurious estate features 2 houses and offers more then 13,000 square feet of living space. Located in The Estates in Old Boca Raton, Joie de Vivre is within 2 short blocks of the beach, and less then a mile away from the prestigious Boca Raton Resort & Club. As a member of the luxurious club you will enjoy exclusive access to the restaurants, spa, and beach club. Your guests will also benefit with special rates given to club members.
Designed by well-known and respected architect, Randall Stofft, the main house has been designed to reflect a French European flavor. Painted in a soft vanilla, and covered by a brown slate tiled roof this house embodies an elegant classical design. With over 8,900 square feet, this 5 bedroom, 6 bath home is sure to provide you with the luxurious living that you have become accustomed to.
The gracious, two-story foyer opens into a unique piano area. Large enough to accommodate a piano and
seating, this room is perfect for a classical music room, or a lounge and bar. Overlooking the gardens as well as the living room, the black and white marble seamlessly blends in to the room. With a beautifully accented fireplace, a unique furniture niche, and detailed ceiling, the living room is the perfect place for entertaining your guests. The adjoining powder room and telephone room create an old worlds elegance reflected throughout the home. The two arched doorways open up into the clubroom extending the grandeur and potential entertainment area for your larger functions while still providing a separate area for your family, or for informal use. Off of the clubroom is the library or study, equipped with its own private full bathroom.
The dining room is completely windowed from floor to ceiling giving it a garden room feeling. The French
doors lead out into the front garden, which is dominated by mature trees. A butler’s pantry discreetly connects the dinning room to the kitchen. Upon entering the kitchen you will encounter a beautiful, fully equipped chef’s kitchen. With two islands, and the latest in top of the line appliances all of your cooking needs will be met. The kitchen features a generous eat-in dining area, which looks out onto the patio, fireplace, garden and swimming pool. The temperature controlled wine room is viewed from the kitchen, and perfect for storing your wine collection. The connecting family room offers views of the beautifully landscaped gardens and pool area. A bedroom with its’ own bathroom, and private access to the patio completes the first floor.
The second floor boasts a large master bedroom suite with its’ own separate sitting area. A luxurious marble spa area is reached through a spacious hallway, perfect for displaying your art collection. The bathroom features two separate water closets, a spacious shower and separate tub. The huge master closet will comfortably accommodate your entire wardrobe. The master suite also offers its own private terrace overlooking the pool. A second stairway leading up from the kitchen area accesses the master suite, as well as an oversized bedroom with its’ own private balcony and complete bathroom. There are two other generous bedrooms, one featuring a private balcony, and both with windows overlooking the front gardens as well as custom finished marble bathrooms.
The attention to detail is carried outside to the large front and side garden areas. In the back you will find a beautiful garden with a swimming pool and spa area. The built in barbeque, fridge, sink, and gas fireplace grace the large patio area with is perfect for enjoying the sun while you relax next to the pool.
You will be able to truly experience the joys of life knowing that you and your family will be well taken
care of during the hurricane season. Meeting the most stringent building requirements, this home is insulated with Icynene insulation. Not only is this insulation healthier, quieter, and more energy efficient, it also strengthens the house protecting it against winds of up to 200 miles per hour. You will be supplied with clean comfortable air whenever you desire through the use of the Trane XB13 Seer air conditioning system. Equipped with a Guardian standby generator, you will be constantly supplied with power by the automatic power-on transfer incase of power outages by the public utilities. The homes low voltage Vantage InFusion lighting system not only ensures that the generator will last as long as needed, but it also provides complete home automation. With the touch of a button the homeowner is ready to leave- activating all security systems, confirming that all doors are locked, thermostats set back, and ready to cycle lights based on the last two weeks of activity.
Should the unthinkable happen, your family will remain safe within the concrete and steel reinforced safe
room on the first floor. An additional disguised safe room is on the second floor for the storage and protection of your most precious valuables. This house has been built to meet and exceed the current state code requirements ensuring not only your own safety, but also adding an additional layer of defense against would be thieves. Equipped with the latest in security and surveillance systems, your mind will be at ease knowing that you have provided your family with all of the protection and comfort they deserve. Elegance, comfort, and security all woven together in this luxurious Estate – the Joie de Vivre.
GUEST HOUSE DESCRIPTION:
When your guests come to stay with you at your estate they will be treated to the finest you have to offer.
By staying at your guesthouse, you will be able to share the joys of living with them. The guest house, with over 4,500 square feet, was designed by Carlos Martin, who took great care to design a classic, southern European style home.! Soft vanilla stucco, barrel tiled roof, oversized terrace and beautifully landscaped gardens grace the outside.! Inside, natural stone flooring, 15 foot high detailed ceilings and large, open areas guarantee that this home will be perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertaining.
As your guests enter, they may note the groin-vaulted ceiling, crystal pendant light, Italian sconces and the light, honed limestone floor in the traditional, French pattern. The foyer opens into a grand space which features both living and dining areas. The living room’s high ceilings are detailed in exotic, Pecky cypress. A stone, gas fireplace gives an intimate warmth to the room. Elegant draperies hang on custom, wood rods over two sets of French doors, leading to the terrace. Your guests can relax in style. The dining room is lit by four Italian sconces and a 12-light crystal chandelier. A private, walled garden with a fountain can be viewed through another set of French doors.
The formal and informal areas of this house are joined by arched hallways and can graciously
accommodate large gatherings. The chef’s custom kitchen is equipped with the latest culinary appliances.
The side-by-side Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer will keep food fresh and ready for your guests. A large
butler’s pantry is equipped with a GE wine cooler, ULine icemaker and custom, granite topped cabinets
and wine storage. Additional storage is found in an extra-large open-shelved pantry. The cooking
experience will be a delight as food is prepared at the granite island, cooked on the 8-burner professional
cooktop and double Thermador ovens. Clean up is made easy with a Bosch dishwasher, large Franke
double sink, vegetable sink and two garberators. And for casual dining, there is an eat-in kitchen with a
large window alcove. A black, hand painted 8 light chandelier hangs above the dining table to give even
casual meals an elegant glow.
Enjoy the latest movies, DVDs music and television programs in the adjoining family room.
Equipped with a custom built entertainment center and surround-sound, your guests can enjoy the latest
Hollywood has to offer as they sit in this beautifully detailed room, which has stenciled, wood beam
accented ceilings, custom window treatments and a beautiful, tropical Schumaker print draped on custom,
bamboo rods. The powder room features a curved, carved piece of furniture with drop in sink.
The master bedroom and study are in a separate wing, secluded from the other three bedrooms.
The study features a natural stone floor, 14 foot ceilings and French doors to a front terrace. Guests will
enjoy the finest as they spend the night in the master bedroom. Wall to wall wood carpeting and silk
draperies on custom rods create a tranquil retreat.! Two sets of French doors offer a view of the tropical,
landscaped pool area. A large bay window, draped with Austrian shades, overlooks a private, side garden
provides a peaceful sitting/lounging spot.
As your guests prepare for the day, they are greeted with the latest in luxurious indulgence. In
the honed marble-tiled master bathroom, your guests can enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi tub while enjoying a
private garden view through the extra large window or have complete privacy by lowering an automatic,
remote controlled Hunter-Douglas blind. Or enjoy the large, glass-enclosed shower. With two large sink
and storage areas and separate water closet, there is ample room in this spacious bathroom.
Three separate bedrooms are located in the other wing of the house. Each bedroom features wall
to wall carpeting, walk-in closets with built-ins and an en suite bathroom with natural stone flooring and
granite counters. Two have a shower/tub combination and the third is equipped with a large glass-doored
The laundry room features Maytag Neptune washer and dryer. A linen closet also houses a 5’6”
tall Fort Knox safe which can secure any valuables.
Attention to detail continues on the outside of this lovely guesthouse in the beautifully landscaped
gardens featuring palms, privacy hedges, tropical plants and flowers. All of these features should allow
your guests to completely relax and enjoy the outdoors in the pool or from the extra large loggia with its
exotic pecky Cypress ceiling. A television, built-in barbeque and sink, as well as a conveniently located
cabana bath, all add to the wonderful experience your guests will have when they stay with you.
And rest assured. Your guests will be well-protected and provided for, even in hurricane season.
This home features hurricane-rated windows and roof and a pad mounted permanently installed generator
powered by natural gas which can supply 25 kilowatts of power in the event of a power failure. This can
run all essentials, including the 2 zone air conditioning/central heating system.
When your guests stay with you, they will get to experience not only the joy of living but also the
many joys in life. They will experience Joie de Vivre.