This residence named Safe Harbor was custom-designed by timeless master architect Robert Bradford Browne for the serious boater and Florida-style indoor-outdoor waterfront entertaining.
The home was built 22 feet above sea level into the natural rock ridge bordering the wide Gables Waterway and has 120 feet of waterfront, a 90-foot concrete dock, no bridges to bay and no mangroves. The depth of the main Gables Waterway is approximately eight feet. Therefore vessel draft can exceed that which is possible in many other smaller canals. Three-inch thick native coral rock veneered walls and copper roof blend with the natural rock ridge setting.
The double living room features a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, a bull-nosed keystone wood burning fireplace and four sets of French doors on each side that open to a garden in the front and a sun room in the back for open air entertainment and cross ventilation. A large dining room is adjacent to the living room. The kitchen has a sunny breakfast nook and a bay window framing great water views.
The main level also includes two bedroom suites. The top story consists of a private master suite with a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, bull-nosed fireplace, closet and dressing area and a private terrace or “sleeping porch” overlooking the dock and waterway. The family room opens to a large terrace. The elevator serves three levels: main living area, family room and dock.
The property also features staff quarters and a two-car garage. Safe Harbor is located in guard gated Cocoplum, offering neighborhood tennis courts and a playground, plus no mandatory homeowners association or application fee.
Safe Harbor is offered for sale for $4,750,000 as an exclusive listing of the Cocoplum Team: Consuelo Stewart, 305-216-7348; Teresita Shelton, 305-775-8176; Tere Bernace, 305-607-7212; and Elba Fernández, 305-799-7972 of Shelton and Stewart Realtors, 305-666-0669.