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Living the Dream, Part 1

Jaw-dropping residential properties in South Florida continue to spark interest from buyers all over the world.

1425 E. Lake Drive

Fort Lauderdale

Courtesy of Josh Dotoli (main photo)

The basics: Nearly 8,500 square feet; 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half-baths

The story: Modern splendor and spacious, open comfort grace every corridor of this masterfully rendered corner property in Harbor Beach. In addition to 100 feet of water frontage and deepwater dockage, boating enthusiasts will appreciate the absence of fixed bridges en route to the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 2019 with sprawling terraces and outdoor areas for entertaining—including a resort-style pool—the layout maximizes its west-facing views of water. Expansive windows bring the outdoors inside in spaces throughout the home.

Bonus highlights: The 15,000-square-foot lot is located on Lake Sylvia, home to some of Fort Lauderdale’s most coveted and expensive waterfront estates. Other noteworthy details: a covered roof terrace, dramatic outdoor lighting and artful interior lighting fixtures, a bar area, an office/library, an elevator and state-of-the-art hurricane-resistant construction.

For more listings: Principal of Dotoli Group and director of luxury sales at Compass; 954.290.4793, [email protected], dotoligroup.com

1600 N.E. Sixth St.

Fort Lauderdale

Courtesy of Megan Romine

The basics: Nearly 4,000 square feet; 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half-bath

The story: The worlds of bright-hued elegance and artistic splendor seamlessly co-exist inside this two-story layout amid Victoria Park. Masterfully rendered lighting catches the eye throughout the home, including a dramatic fixture in the great room, hanging from a 20-foot-high ceiling, that’s composed of more than 30 illuminated metallic spheres. A sea of white permeates the clean-lined gourmet kitchen, which features two elongated islands with quartz countertops and towering custom Italian cabinetry. The upstairs master bedroom with walk-in closets leads to an oversized bathroom that recalls a world-class spa setting—complete with a lush “green” wall that fronts the soaking tub.

Bonus highlights: The estate operates through a voice system that activates lighting, blinds, the Sonos sound system—and even the shower in the master bath. The indoor-outdoor experience is enhanced by sliders in the great room that open to a private saltwater pool, a built-in barbecue and an expansive (and furnished) covered porch area. Exquisite pool and exterior lighting lends nighttime theatrics to outdoor entertaining.

For more listings: Founder/owner, Luxuré Real Estate; 954.294.9968, [email protected], luxurerealestate.com

633 Isle of Palms Drive

Fort Lauderdale

Courtesy of Liz Caldwell

The basics: Approximately 8,000 square feet of living space; 5 bedrooms, four baths

The story: Artisanal touches abound inside this three-story waterfront masterpiece within earshot of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Think custom German eucalyptus doors throughout, a $250,000 upgrade; marble and mother-of-pearl feature walls (including on the shower ceiling) in one of the master baths; fine-art sconces and designer chandeliers; 36-inch marble flooring with inlaid wood in all first-floor common areas; marble staircase with decorative marble tile on the stair risers, a second-floor morning bar with a 3D marble wall; gas lanterns on the street, by the front door and along the back of the house—and countless of showstopping details.

Bonus highlights: The rooftop patio, with epic city views, boasts patterned flooring with marble and artificial-grass, a gas firepit, and an outdoor kitchen with grill, cooler, icemaker and sink. The entertaining continues out back with an oversized heated lap pool and Jacuzzi, an outdoor kitchen, and a patio with two Resoration Hardware chandeliers. Along with 100 feet of water frontage, the property features a 21,000-pound boat lift—with six ocean habitat mini-reefs under the dock. In addition, the main air-conditioned garage has two car lifts and can accommodate five cars—plus, there’s a golf cart garage.

For more listings: Liz Caldwell Group, Compass; [email protected], 954.646.6332, lizcaldwellgroup.com

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