The Livin’ Is Easy
Canal and Private Courtyard Pool in a Modern Luxurious Setting
This newly renovated Designer home is hidden behind a tall wall and
an iron gate providing a tranquil oasis away from the city. It is
hard to imagine that you are still in the center of all the action
of Fort Lauderdale while you lay floating in your warm pool counting
the stars or sitting by your canal counting the fish that jump.
Located on a dead end street, this is a safe and respected area, yet
it is just a few minutes away from everything you would expect to
see in Florida…the ocean, shopping, golf and all the
The “open concept” layout of the house centers around the courtyard
pool in the front and the canal in the back. It offers many
different places to gather as a group and other areas for private
reflection, both indoors and out.
The new marble pool and terrace areas are completely secluded, surrounded by a
tall wall and landscaped with huge pots, cascading flowers and palm
Comfortable chaise lounge beds and cushy seating are provided for
quiet afternoon naps or cozy conversations in the shade of the
vaulted ceiling and the breeze of two outdoor ceiling fans. Or, take
in the full sun any time of the day, then dip in the pool for a
Lunch or dinner can be easily served by the pool at the outdoor
dining table with gas barbeque and direct access to the kitchen.
This courtyard pool area provides central access to different parts
of the property.
Enter the house through a set of french doors and into the main
living area. Walk down a tropical garden path to sit by the canal to
watch sunset and fish jump. Or lounge in the screened sunroom, also
overlooking the breezy canal and gardens. There is a patio table in
the sunroom so it provides yet another dining area.
Alternatively, access the kitchen or two bedrooms directly from the
pool. The flow of the house is magnificent and provides easy living
There are plenty of places for sun or shade all day long, both
poolside and at the canal, and lots of places to settle into a good
book or conversation.
ABOUT THE HOUSE
Open the french doors off the courtyard pool terrace to reveal a
wonderful open concept Designer home.
This modern renovation includes a stylish granite kitchen with all
the culinary toys to assist the most discriminating chef: modern
side-by-side fridge/freezer/ice machine, stainless steel dishwasher,
oven/stove and microwave. A full size washer and dryer are in the
cabana room so there is no need to pack a lot of clothes.
There are tall stools for casual breakfasts at the granite counter,
and a large oak block table with white leather chairs that overlooks
the pool for more formal dining. Or, eat on a glass garden table in
the screened sunroom overlooking the canal in a surround of uplit
palms, flowers and a banana tree. Here, lingering in the breeze, you
can capture the aroma of the jasmine tree. There is also a lounge
chair and rockers, perfect for an afternoon book nook accompanied
with frosty lemonade.
The entertaining area centers around the wood burning fireplace.
The living room is on one side, kitchen on the other. Dining room
and sunroom complete the quadrant. A large, lofty leather sofa, two
rattan chairs with lots of pillows and a mahogany writing desk all
sit in front of the fireplace on an area rug set on crisp white
All three bedrooms are large. One king with master
ensuite bathroom, including a large walk-in shower, and two guest
bedrooms each with queen beds. The house accommodates 6 people
comfortably. The two guest rooms share the second bathroom with tub
and shower. The master bedroom and one guest room also go directly
out to a garden walkway that leads to the pool (perfect to sneak out
for a midnight dip!)
There are two televisions, CD, DVD and VCR. A new HDTV is in the living room with blue-ray. The house has central heat, air conditioning and ceiling fans in all the main rooms.
A circular drive provides free parking for up to three cars.
ABOUT THE AREA
This is a prime location in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, surrounded by the Middle River and featuring rows of man-made canals.
The Middle River joins the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Intercoastal
The house is on one of these canals in a very safe and friendly
neighborhood. It is located on a dead end street so there is very
little street traffic. It is very quiet residential and protected by
Within a few minutes you are anywhere you need to be - this is a
great location. The Atlantic Ocean and some of the world's best
sandy beaches are 5 minutes away. There is plenty of parking and
the oceanshore is always kept perfectly clean, monitored by
lifeguards. Watersport attractions or private, more secluded
areas are available depending on which part of the beach you wander to.
Rent a chaise for the day or take one of our beach chairs and the
cooler provided in the house.
The public beach is very active and has been newly restored, but
there are a number%
Everything is nearby. Beach, airport (15 min), shopping, golf,
attractions, tourist sites, malls, movies, restaurants, museums and
galleries, boardwalk, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (5 min), Las Olas Blvd. (5