Welcome to Joie de Vivre, an estate where you can truly experience the joys of living with all the Elegance, Luxury, Comfort, Security and Happiness you deserve.
Joie de Vivre, the luxurious estate located in The Old Estates area, is a mere two blocks from the beach and less than a mile from the prestigious Boca Raton Resort and Club. As a member of this world renowned club, you will enjoy access to exclusive restaurants, spa and beach club. Your guests also benefit with special rates available only to club members.
Designed by well-known and respected architect, Randall Stofft, this estate has been designed to reflect a French European flavor. Painted in a soft vanilla and covered by a brown slate tiled roof, this home embodies an elegant, classical style. With over 10,000 total square feet and 8,241 living square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and four car garage, this home is sure to provide you with the ultimate in spectacular living.
The generous and gracious, two-story foyer opens into a unique room. Large enough to accommodate a grand piano and seating, this room is perfect as a classical, music room or as a lounge and bar. Overlooking the gardens, its black and white marble floor blends seamlessly though double arches into the living room. With a beautifully accented fireplace, a stylized furniture niche and a highly detailed ceiling, this stylish living room is the perfect place to entertain your guests. An adjoining, glamorous powder room and telephone room creates the Old World elegance reflected throughout the home. Two arched doorways, opening into the clubroom, extend the grandeur and potential entertainment area for your larger social functions. Yet, this clubroom is also the ideal family area for informal gatherings. Off the clubroom is a private library/study area with its own full bathroom and storage area.
The dining room is windowed from floor to ceiling, giving it a garden room feeling. The French doors lead into the front garden, which is graced with mature trees. A butler’s pantry discreetly connects the dining room with the kitchen. Upon entering this kitchen, you encounter a beautifully fully-equipped chef’s paradise. With two oversized islands and the latest in top of the line appliances, all of your cooking dreams can be realized. A breakfast dining area overlooks the patio, outdoor fireplace, garden and swimming pool. A conveniently located, temperature controlled wine room is perfect for storing your collection. The connecting family room is a cozy retreat and offers access to the beautifully landscaped gardens and pool area. Another bedroom or lounge, complete with full cabana bath, has its own private access to the patio.
The second floor boasts a large, master bedroom suite with a generous, personal sitting area. There is access to a large, private terrace overlooking the garden and pool. A luxuriant marble spa is reached down a spacious hallway, uniquely perfect for displaying your private art collection. The spa features two separate water closets, two sink areas, a vanity, a spacious shower and an oversized oval tub. The huge master closet will comfortably accommodate even the most extensive wardrobes. A secondary stairway leads up from the family/kitchen area not only to the master suite but to an oversized bedroom with private balcony and complete bathroom.
Two other generous bedrooms are accessed via the grand, main, wrought iron and marble stairway. Both bedrooms feature private balconies, custom finished bathrooms and overlook the mature trees of the front gardens. Attention to detail is carried outdoors to the large front and side gardens. The attractive back garden is graced with an oversized pool and a separate spa. With a built-in barbeque, fridge, sink and gas fireplace enhancing the large patio, this area becomes the perfect place to lounge and enjoy a vacation with the amenities you can only achieve in your own home.
Experience the joys of life knowing that you and your loved ones will be well taken care of in the event of a hurricane. Meeting the most stringent of building requirements, this home is fully insulated with Icynene insulation. Not only is this type of insulation healthier, quieter and more energy efficient, it also strengthens by protecting against winds of up to 200 miles per hour. Clean, comfortable air is provided by the Trane XB13 Seer air conditioning system. In the event of a power outage, you will immediately be supplied with electricity via the automatic power-on transfer of the Guardian standby generator.
The home’s 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 the doors are locked, the thermostats set back and ready to cycle lights, based on the last two weeks of activity.
Should the unthinkable happen, you and your loved ones 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. Situated in a non-flood zone, and built on pilings to ensure strength and stability, both the home and the pool have been built to meet and exceed the current state code requirements. To ensure your safety, the home is equipped with the latest in security to set your mind at ease and know you have provided your family with all of the protection and comfort they deserve.
Elegance, Comfort, Diversity and Security!
They are all woven together in this magnificent Estate – the Joie de Vivre.