Stuart - Treasure Coast Country Estate
Nestled in the Treasure Coast area of Palm City, finding this ten-acre property was a dream come true for the nature lovers who purchased it. Surrounded by 300 acres of protected Audubon preserve, it’s only minutes to I-95 and the Turnpike. The main house (complete with his and her home offices), guesthouse, pool and grounds needed extensive renovation to make it the perfect family compound. The renovations took one year to complete and include a remodeled country kitchen, a dining area suitable for both casual and formal dining and a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and intricate parquet flooring. French doors open to the wrap-around porch. Two ground-floor guest suites in the main house were also remodeled. Just up the wide staircase, lined with family photographs, is a private sitting room overlooking the great room below. This inviting room leads to the sumptuous master suite with tray ceilings and views of the pool area and the surrounding grounds. Australian-style deep wrap-around covered porches offer an excellent vantage point from which one can observe interesting wild life in the Monet-style water garden. A nature deck for viewing the ponds, wildlife and marshes was also built a short walk from the main house. The two-story guesthouse has a separate drive and entrance for added privacy plus its own deep porch overlooking the pool from the upstairs apartment. The pool area has been redone with a large marble deck and two wide steps that run the entire length of the pool at different depths to accommodate children and dogs playing in the water. An eating area has been created at the far end of the pool to enjoy dining al fresco. A state-of-the-art mosquito control system surrounding the house, guesthouse and pool area eliminates the need for screens, which would interfere with the fantastic views. Over 75 mature trees, indigenous grasses, hibiscus, lilies of all sorts, ferns, daisies, plumbago, pentas and Mexican lavender were planted and nesting areas for ducks and other birds were strategically placed to maximize habitats for all sorts of wild life.