A Hidden Gem! This 1949 Dade County Pine Bungalow was professionally remodeled twice over the last 35 years in Lake Clarke Shores. The first time on the market since 1980. Large, elegant rooms in a designer home on a private lake with an incredible backyard and view. Purchased in 1980, the owner has lived here for 43 years. During that time, the owner has taken extreme care to restore and remodel the home twice with the help of the same professional architect. The house has a marble 35-foot gallery entry hall, which opens through French doors onto a large private lake named Mango Lake. Mango Lake is only accessible to 14 homes on the lake. The Deed includes Riparian Rights, so you jointly own the lake with your neighbors. It is the best lot on the lake, with Eastern exposure giving b eautiful sunrise views, and in the evenings, you can relax on the two large, covered porches in the shade. There is typically a constant cool eastern breeze coming off the lake and the ocean, which is only about 2.66 miles to the East. Lake Clarke Shores is a small town with about 1,407 homes and its own Police Force. The house was designed and remodeled to entertain in style. It has a 12x26 formal dining room with two large bay windows. In this room, the owner was able to preserve and restore the original Dade County Pine Floors. The dining table seats 12, and the space remains abundant even when hosting 12 dinner guests. You can close off the room with the two sets of custom-made wooden doors with beautifully beveled glass inserts. Duplicate entries are used upstairs to separate the great room from the loft office. The upstairs principal bedroom is a large 18x18, with an equal 18x18 covered screened Florida room off the bedroom with incredible views. The owner was the Past President of the South Florida Horticulture Society, a nonprofit organization, and the backyard reflects the owner's love of tropical vegetation. There are twelve varieties of palms, including rare plants such as a Japanese Jasmine Vine, which has a lovely but low-key smell. There is also a large Japanese Hanging Lantern Hibiscus. A large mature Florida Hydrangea, four aged orchids are pinned to two multiple-trunk pygmy date palms. There are also three mature old Frangipanis and an oversized 12x18 Butterfly Garden. Enjoy sitting in chairs by the water or view the backyard on the large covered 12x36 back deck, which is currently equipped with a dining table that seats six, a sofa and two chairs, two rockers, and an outdoor bar. The lake keeps the backyard filled with Florida wildlife, Great Blue Herons, Large White Herons, Ibis galore, and some Mallard Ducks and rare Egyptian Geese regularly on the premises. The pool was installed only after securing a variance from the Town, as there is a 20' setback ordinance. The backyard is a substantial 100x100 feet frontage on a private lake. The front yard has a mature Queen Isabella Variegated Hibiscus, about five varieties of palms, and a forty-year-old Azalea hedge on the front of the home. A large Ficus hedge separates the house from the street and arches over the paver stone driveway. Inside the home are fifteen built-in Antique English Stained Glass accents, with two significantly large windows and a matching front door with Stained Glass, the same as the other four panels in the Entry Hall. As needed, the owner hired McMow Glass in Lake Worth to make professionally matched pieces to complete the "look." Thus, the guest bedroom, which overlooks the lake, has French doors opening to the downstairs porch/pool area and has 10 matching panels in a lovely light blue shade. The owner used glass blocks in four spots in the house to create a modern mid-century look. Adding this to Vintage Capiello Art Deco Lithographs, the design is elegant yet casual. The owner designed the Kitchen, which has many cabinets for a professional cook. It is a white-on-black theme, with a large bar sitting area and a wet bar, with black mirror glass backing. Four upper cabinets have glass doors, which appear to be free-standing glass between two end pieces. These cabinets are all light and show off the owner's Antique glass collection to its fullest. The bar has a glass block panel below, lit from a secret panel through one of the cabinets. Quality appliances include stainless steel Samsung Refrigerator, an LG Double Oven Gas Range with a Griddle Burner, a Bosch Dishwasher, and a 100-bottle wine storage cabinet. Upstairs both the Bedroom and the Great Room have vaulted wood ceilings, with the Bedroom Red Cedar and the Great Room White Cedar. Both rooms have extensive crown modeling. The Great Room has built-in cabinets, a working fireplace with marble surround, and twelve feet of Hurricane Force Sliding Doors that open the room to an upstairs porch overlooking the lake. Just off this room is a custom-designed and built bathroom with a glass block shower and a seating area with custom lighting. The bathroom opens to a monumental 13x9.5 closet. All baths have marble flooring and custom cabinets. The powder room has pink and black marble, which the owner first saw in a restaurant in New Orleans, which took years to find and acquire. The owner's professional painter installed the wallpaper and mixed a custom paint color for the trim. The owner used exclusive black fixtures to make an elegant but notable Powder Room located in a passageway off the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Breakfast Room directly across from two large 6x8 glass blocks wall that separates the Kitchen and the passage. The Dining Room has a professional faux finish technique completed in the traditional academy method. This home is one of the most notable homes on the market in Lake Clarke Shores, boasting excesses of charm and character. The owner is only selling the home to relocate to Savannah, GA. The owner will consider selling much of the furniture, which can be negotiated. You must see and walk through the home to fully understand and appreciate these amenities and the truly relaxing nature of the backyard and porch areas. Some technical articles. The plumbing is all updated with permanent (PVC) drain pipes and copper water lines. All the old cast iron was removed from the house. The electrical system was completely upgraded and now has a 200-amp panel in the garage, which feeds to a 100-amp panel in the utility/AC closet off the Hall. There are three separate AC units, which allow you to save power. The entire house is insulated, even the original Dade County Pine walls in the old part of the house. The sprinkler system was designed by experts and fed off the lake, saving the city water expense. The home is in the North part of Lake Clarke Shores, which has Palm Beach County water, a much less costly service than the City's, which serves South of Forest Hill Blvd. Impact windows have been installed in the most vulnerable areas of the house, and the owner has ordered new ones for specific spots of the home that the owner feels need replacement. In summary, this home is a true masterpiece, boasting an excess of charm and character that is second to none. It is one of the most notable homes on the market in Lake Clarke Shores and is sure to impress even the most discerning homeowner.
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty. Contact:Selling Office: Cash Flow in Miami Realty.