Secluded at the very top of Country Club Drive and surrounded by lush tropical plantings, discover 'Villa de la Torre,' an absolutely unique celebration of spectacular views and state-of-the-art indoor-outdoor living punctuated by timeless architectural elements brought together for the enjoyment and luxurious comfort of its residents.
Grand gates open to reveal a granite cobblestone drive with an ornate antique iron gate opening to the completely private, expansive entry patio with monolithic slab steps and Jerusalem stone paving, a huge spa pool flanked by antique fire bowls and graced by a French architectural plaque, and a peaked pavilion with gorgeous fireplace and adjoining outdoor kitchen with Viking grill, stovetop, warming drawer and refrigerator. On the view side, large sun decks overlook the picturesque fairway-to-ocean panorama.
With golf course and ocean views from almost every room and clad with 200 year old terracotta roof tiles imported from Spain, this important residence echoes distinctly European ambience, renovated by Trip Bennett, AIA in 2008, incorporating the owners' tasteful collections into creating a gracious welcome in each area of the home. Floors of gleaming solid wood (with inset stone at the entry,) and hand-rubbed terracotta tiles, massive fireplaces, (one surrounded by copper,) antique doors collected from all over the world and utilized throughout, open ceilings with massive beams, lavish use of the finest wood cabinetry and beams, amazing custom sinks in baths and kitchen, intricate stone mosaics and patterns, artist-glazed walls, custom windows with hidden, and wood-framed pull-down screens...-- one can hardly express the beauty and awe discovered throughout. The kitchen invites intimate gathering with its warm woods, antique doors, center island, beveled edge divided light see-through cabinetry and bar, and a seductive pair of leopard-fabric booths creating a wonderful dining niche. A custom wine cellar houses 1,000+ bottles. The master retreat offers a private sun deck, fireplace, exquisite bath and a luxurious 18 x 10 closet with glass cabinetry and built-ins. Above the master is a view perch library/reading room with rubbed wood cabinetry. Secondary bedrooms and the game room are found below and also enjoy the sweeping ocean and fairway views. Updated systems include Creston and security.