A newly built luxury home on Jupiter Island, Florida, now furnished and move-in ready, hit the market Tuesday for $37.9 million, the same price as it asked almost a year ago when it was still under construction.
Dubbed Cielo-y-Mar (meaning Sky and Sea), the 16,000-square-foot contemporary residence is one of the approximately 70 homes that spans the water frontage of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Richard Stone, a Palm Beach, Florida-based attorney and the house’s developer.
“It’s also among the very few homes without a seawall,” Mr. Stone said, noting that seawalls separate other properties from direct ocean access.
Mr. Stone purchased the property in 2014 for about $6.56 million in a short sale. He and his wife, Lesley Blackner, who’s also an attorney, have spent the last three years crafting the new mansion with help from Silicon Valley architect Scott Hughes.
The two-story home, elevated 27 feet above sea level, features eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a formal living room and formal dining room, a custom-designed Snaidero kitchen with a matching butler’s pantry, a family room, two home offices, a staff’s quarter, as well as a 900-square-foot flexible space for entertainment.
Also of architectural significance is the home’s two-story self-supporting, floating elliptical staircase, which leads to the 3,000-square-foot roof deck with a large Jacuzzi tub and panoramic views at the highest residential point on Jupiter Island, according to Mr. Stone.
The interior layout and design accommodate the 30 pieces of art the couple collected for the house, which include the works of Milton Avery, Daniel Garber, Bernard Buffet, William Glackens and John Twachtman. The art comes with the sale of the house.
Sitting on two acres, the mansion comes with an infinity pool, a long dock that’s large enough for a 100-foot yacht and landscaping with native plants.
The property is designed to be eco-friendly, complete with Ipe wood material, low-maintenance insulation, self-tinting floor-to-ceiling windows, a 10,000-gallon cistern capturing rainwater to irrigate the gardens and lawn, Mr. Stone said.
His reason for keeping the same price tag, Mr. Stone said, is that he had envisioned it as the exact finished product when he listed it last March. The listing was taken off the market on Jan. 1, 2018.
Chad Carroll of Douglas Elliman is now handling the listing.
“One of the most interesting features of this property is its cascading infinity pool with dramatic views of the Intracoastal Waterway, especially for the sunset,” Mr. Carroll said. Most other properties on the island have pools on the east side overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, he said.
Jupiter Island, a narrow barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most affluent towns in the U.S. Famous residents include the Bush family, pro golfer Tiger Woods and Canadian singer Celine Dion, who sold her home last April.
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