The holiday season is in full swing! Let’s explore some of the most impressive properties in South Florida, each providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Plus, with features like towering fireplaces, grand two-story entryways, and majestic front doors, these homes make ideal backdrops for your holiday card photo.
These holiday-ready estates in South Florida are sure to impress all year long.
Extravagant Palm Beach Estate With Garden Courtyard
5 Bedrooms | 9.5 Bathrooms | 24,739 Square Feet
Conceived in the 1920s and artfully restored 20 years ago by noted architects Smith and Moore Architects, this magnificent residence in Palm Beach centers on a gracious fountain courtyard connected to each major room by a wall of French doors. Encompassing nearly 25,000 square feet with five bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms, this expansive mansion is nothing short of extraordinary. The formal and elegant living room is the perfect place for a photo opportunity during the holiday season. Or showcase the outdoor space by posing in the courtyard near the fountain or by the sparkling pool surrounded by a tall privacy wall.
Elegant Waterfront Estate in Manalapan
6 Bedrooms | 8.1 Bathrooms | 16,301 Square Feet
This palatial estate in Manalapan commands a breathtaking vantage point on a tranquil lagoon leading to the Intracoastal Waterway. Exquisite hand-carved mahogany doors lead to a lavish entryway, featuring a 35-foot-high stained glass dome crowning a spectacular butterfly staircase. This is the perfect location for a towering tree covered in sparkling lights — a gorgeous backdrop for your holiday photo. The entire residence is equipped to transition to the warm and romantic holiday season, featuring elegant adornments and warm brick and wood details.
Gorgeous Remastered Boca Estate
6 Bedrooms | 8.3 Bathrooms | 15,285 Square Feet
This Palm Beach-style deepwater estate is one of the largest and most significant residences in Boca Raton, encompassing a grand total of 15,285+/- square feet. Secluded and serene in a park-like landscape, giving spectacular water views from all main rooms, the six-bedroom residence has just been remastered in 2017 by the renowned original designer/builder, Dan Swanson of Palm Beach-based Addison Development. A decorative iron-and-glass entry ushers guests into the inlaid stone foyer under a pecky cypress coffered ceiling. The gallery with exposed wood ceilings leads into an inviting salon with an impressive cast stone fireplace and herringbone-patterned hardwood floors. This is a wonderful space for hosting holiday gatherings and capturing it all with a photo.
Timeless Beauty in Vero Beach
5 Bedrooms | 5.1 Bathrooms | 7,561 Square Feet
Featuring exquisite indoor and outdoor living spaces, this understatedly elegant oceanfront residence is embraced in a tropical paradise in Ocean Pearl, an intimate gated cul-de-sac enclave just north of John’s Island. Approached by a gated drive that winds through the gorgeous tree-cloaked landscape, the five-bedroom residence is a vision of timeless beauty designed by noted Vero Beach architect L.M. Silkworth P.A. and custom built by The Hill Group. The ocean’s aquamarine splendor is the focus of the graceful layout that opens virtually every room to the outdoors. An understatedly elegant gathering space by an inviting fireplace, the living room joins to the lounge areas around the perimeter-overflow pool, across from a romantic fire-lit pavilion, where the ocean’s sights and sounds give this resort-like setting the true feel of paradise. The comfortable living area is an exceptional place to pose for a holiday card photo.
Modern Mediterranean Estate in Delray Beach
4 Bedrooms | 5.2 Bathrooms | 7,781 Square Feet
Approached by a gated, landscaped motor court at the end of a cul-de-sac, this beautiful Modern Mediterranean estate in Delray Beach gives a clean-lined look to classic design that carries through its wonderfully light and bright interiors designed to capture the waterway view from most rooms. The perfect location for a towering holiday tree, the double-height living room is designed for effortless entertaining during the holiday season, complete with a professional style wet bar and uninterrupted water views. This gathering space is anchored by an elegant gas fireplace topped by a mirrored overmantel.
Artistic Estate in Fort Lauderdale
5 Bedrooms | 6.1 Bathrooms | 7,991 Square Feet
The wide river-like waters of the grand Rio Barcelona Canal set the stage for this impressive estate home on the signature street of Sunrise Key, an exclusive gated island enclave offering tranquility and seclusion in a convenient location in Fort Lauderdale. Introduced by a European-inspired gated garden courtyard, the five-bedroom residence adds modern refinement and livability to the hallmarks of a stately Mediterranean villa. Stepping inside the iron-filigreed glass doors, the lofty great room overlooks the water through bright arched windows soaring toward the wood-paneled cathedral ceiling. Perfect for entertaining, the open flow segues into the waterfront family room where glass doors invite guests outside to enjoy the view from the lounge terrace by the pool, all dramatically lit at night-time, served by a summer kitchen and bar beneath a pergola. This elegant, artful residence shines during the holiday season — and all year long.
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