The blissful luxury of living right on the ocean awaits in this rare gated estate in Hillsboro Shores, a sought-after Pompano Beach neighborhood ensconced at the tip of the barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, where the yacht and boats pass through the inlet guided by the landmark century-old Hillsboro Lighthouse. An original Mid-Century estate underwent a significant architect-designed expansion to create this two-story, five-bedroom Mediterranean residence, opening both levels to outdoor living spaces on breezy terraces where the sparkling ocean views and gentle sounds of the surf inspire a sense of tranquility. There is also ample...room for a pool on the sweeping east lawns where gated access steps down to a pathway that winds its way over the dunes and beckons to a relaxing day spent lounging on the beach, strolling along the sands, and swimming in the ocean. Inside the residence, banks of windows focus on the ocean from most major rooms in the versatile floor-plan featuring living spaces on both the main floor and upstairs, where the majestic oceanfront view stretches far and wide, all the way up to the Hillsboro Lighthouse. Located on Bay Drive, the home has one of Pompano Beach's most desirable addresses, tucked away in beautiful Hillsboro Shores right across from the Hillsboro Lighthouse on the inlet, making this direct oceanfront estate an exceptional find. Location Bay Drive, Pompano Beach, Florida. A beautiful seaside community, Pompano Beach offers miles of sugar-sand beaches, acres of scenic parklands, and easy direct yachting access to the ocean through the Hillsboro Inlet, where the landmark Hillsboro Lighthouse stands sentry. For fishing and diving enthusiasts, the warm clear waters of Pompano Beach teem with tropical fish and also feature an amazing coral reef. Downtown Pompano Beach's Atlantic Boulevard offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. In the heart of South Florida's famous Gold Coast, Pompano Beach combines the best of both worlds -- a quiet seaside setting close to the world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment of Fort Lauderdale, only about nine miles to the south. Property Directly fronting 96+/- feet on the ocean, this Mediterranean estate sits on spacious 0.3+/- acre grounds set behind privacy walls and fencing, with gated entries to the motor court and to the stairs that step down to the dune-fringed sands from the elevated grounds spanned by a piling-reinforced seawall. Abundant palm trees and other tropical plantings highlight the front grounds and also line the sides of the property. Glass doors open the residence to a brick terrace and balcony capturing the ocean's splendor. Residence Five bedrooms and four and a-half baths are provided in the versatile layout totaling 4,619+/- square feet which also includes a two-bay garage. Systems include three-zone air conditioning. Adding to the warm Florida feel, the floors are finished in basket-weave-patterned brick, Southern yellow pine, and teak. First Floor: Stepping in from the covered entry to the two-story foyer, the ocean vista is the center of attention in the living room's broad bow window wall which fills the space with natural light and opens to the terrace. Adding an inviting focal point, the gas fireplace is framed in coquina stone quarried in Key West. Ocean views also provide the backdrop scenery for the dining room which adjoins the kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. In the other wing are two bedrooms, one looking out on the ocean, both with walk-in cedar closets. One bedroom has an en-suite bath while the other has an adjacent bath. In the foyer, a piano alcove is tucked under the open-tread suspended staircase that ascends by a dramatic double-height bow window wall to the balcony hall above. Second Floor: Opening directly ahead of the upper gallery is an expansive loft-style great room where a bow window wall of seamless glass panels commands a panoramic view of the ocean that takes in the Hillsboro Lighthouse. Large enough to serve as a versatile, multi-purpose space, this room is open to a study that shares the same magnificent oceanfront view from inside and out on the balcony. Entered through double doors on the other side of the great room, the oceanfront master suite encompasses a large private wing where the capacious bedroom also takes in the ocean's splendor and opens to the balcony. A generously sized wardrobe room is next to the voluminous master bath featuring a jetted tub and separate shower. Placed apart from the master suite, two more bedrooms, one facing the ocean, are served by another bath.
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