Occasionally the discerning buyer will come across an important property that offers vintage architectural significance combined with classically timeless design in a modern lifestyle environ. The Carpenter Estate, situated in one of the most exclusive yachting communities in the country, is just such a jewel. It is being offered for the first time in 45 years.
The main residence was designed in 1964 by mid-century Palm Beach architect, Byron Simonson, the protégé of two iconic architects, Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio. In contrast to his mentors, Simonson designed this classically understated, sprawling one-story residence with a more coastal feel and a strong emphasis on entertaining.
Classically Timeless Design
This residence was last purchased in 1977 by William Dupont Carpenter, heir to the DuPont fortune. Ten years later the guest/carriage house was added by his late wife, Mrs. Patricia Carpenter, and the breezeway connecting it to the main residence was created Its most distinctive architectural features include: the cedar shake roof; elegantly coastal crisp white brick façade; high ceilings and light filled rooms; tongue and groove beam ceiling treatments; board and batten gallery hallway; relaxed open plan living; the espresso wood, white veined marble and slate floors which strike a balance between its timeless sophistication and rusticity; and the turreted guesthouse entry foyer. Featured in the November 1994 issue of W Magazine, this residence epitomizes classic American understated elegance.
The rambling sunlit floor plan, verdant lawn-scape, old growth canopied banyan trees bespeak a sense of ease that only accompanies long-standing wealth. Graceful living is quietly reflected in the expansive motor court with its three driveways (for staff, guests, and owners); the commercial chef’s kitchen scaled for extensive entertaining, and its adjoining staff quarters; the board and batten gallery hall showcasing collected works of art; the cabana striped entertaining pavilion, waterside swimmer’s pool, waterfront boatlift. All indicative of a truly enviable lifestyle.
East Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton, Florida. Ideally sited on the Intracoastal Waterway in the guard-gated Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club enclave, a prized location adjacent to the renowned Boca Raton Resort and the Boca Raton Inlet. By invitation only residents can enjoy access to a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, full-service marina, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and croquet courts, and fine dining. Located minutes from world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in nearby Mizner Park. Boca Raton’s private aviation facilities are barely 12 minutes away, while Palm Beach and Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airports are about a 30±-minute commute.
A canopy of mature banyan trees yields to an open concrete and brick grid motor plaza with three driveways, two of which lead to separate garages. A fenced, hedged, manicured landscape complements the easy architectural flow, and projects an air of privacy. Along the rear of the residence, framed by the Intracoastal waterway and directly off of the primary suite are the full cabana bath and 40' x 20' pool, leading to multiple patios and an entertaining pavilion with service bar, all scaled for large outdoor parties.
The main residence has been refreshed to amplify its original charm. Here, the entry foyer yields to a sunlit Greatroom, encompassing a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows front and rear for a yacht-like water view, vaulted wrap-around wood ceiling treatment, veined marble flooring, petite fireplace; and a water-view formal dining room with vaulted plank wood ceiling, marble flooring, 70-candle chandelier, and service bar.
The south wing includes a waterside family room with barn-like vaulted tongue and groove beam ceiling and wet bar, two bedroom ensuites (one currently used as an office) with wardrobes, a floor-to-ceiling glass-encased solarium Clubroom with distinctive tongue and groove beam cathedral ceiling and slate floor, and a board and batten gallery hallway leading to a two car garage.
The secluded primary suite is comprised of a foyer with wet bar, a courtyard-facing sitting room, an expansive bedroom with waterway and pool views, espresso hardwood floor and tray ceiling, service bar, boutique wardrobe with door to a full cabana bath with shower, and the primary marble bath with Roman tub, and dual vanity with make-up area.
The north staff wing encompasses a gourmet chef’s commercial kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, 10-burner gas range, top-tier appliances, custom cabinetry, granite counters and a skylight; a utility room; and staff quarters or mother-in-law suite with full bathroom, sitting room and bedroom.
Comprised of a turreted entry foyer, marble-floor family room overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, two gracious guest ensuites (one facing the waterfront), a guest kitchen and two-car garage.
This single family home located at 2408 E Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33432 is currently listed for sale by Premier Estate Properties Inc, with an asking price of $41,500,000. This property was built in 1964 and has 6 bedrooms and 7 full and 2 partial baths with 9962 sq. ft. E Maya Palm Drive is located in the Royal Palm Yacht Country Club subdivision. Search Royal Palm Yacht Country Club real estate on www.premierestateproperties.com today.
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