Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
According to a recent National Association of Realtors report on international home buying activity in the U.S., Florida made up 23% of international home sales this past year, a year that has seen a 35% increase in foreign purchases (source: 2014 Profile of International Homebuying Activity, July 7, 2014). Windsor, a private residential community in Vero Beach, Florida, has long led this trend of attracting distinguished international member families primarily from Canada and Northern Europe who enjoy the serene subtropical lifestyle in this New Urbanism “village by the sea.”
Windsor’s newest luxury real estate offering at 3240 Savannah Place is an elegant 12,143 square foot Country Estate; it is an architectural masterpiece with phenomenal views of a winding lake that embraces the Serengeti-like Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course. Listed at $9,950,000, this remarkable home features eight bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms.
“One minute it’s all air and light, and the next minute it’s a fortress, shut tight against the outside world,” said renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, referring to his design for this versatile home.
The home’s living spaces are divided among three tall pavilions laid out with Palladian symmetry. A gallery-like entry hall paved with travertine and punctuated by curving bleached oak stairways at each end connects these spaces. Most rooms have windows on three sides, so ocean breezes can circulate the air, while triple hung Bermuda shutters filter the light. A central great room boasts dramatic 38-foot-tall ceilings and tall pocketing doors that extend the room to the outdoor living spaces and pool terraces.
Outside, a serene infinity pool framed by a sweeping lawn sets the stage for stunning views over a gentle lake to the golf course and village beyond. The east wing includes a master suite with golf course views, complete with generous storage, an office nook and his-and-hers baths and dressing rooms. A spacious guest suite and elevator are also located in the east wing. Directly upstairs are two additional guest suites, a library with bar featuring Jacobsen’s signature built-in bookcases, and an adjoining bathroom.
Ideal for entertaining, the newly renovated chef’s kitchen with Artcraft cabinetry and premium-grade appliances is in the center of the west wing adjacent to the formal dining room, breakfast room and laundry room. The second floor of this wing encompasses a private guest house with a large sitting room, kitchenette, washer/dryer and four bedrooms with private baths. With a thoughtful plan and attention to detail, this luxury golf home design is an architectural triumph in a breathtaking setting.
Windsor Members may join the prestigious private Club at Windsor, which offers the finest sporting activities, exemplary services, and amenities, including a championship Robert Trent Jones Jr. 18-hole links style golf course, Har-Tru™ tennis courts, an Equestrian Centre, Fitness Centre, Gun Club, Beach Club, and fine dining at two distinct restaurants set within a family friendly seaside retreat.
Windsor is a private residential community spanning 416 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to offer public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates this tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor features an outstanding selection of homes and homesites including Village residences, Golf homes and Oceanfront homes, cottages and country estates; all are remarkable for their distinctive architecture which blends classic southern and island home styles with a contemporary appeal that has earned it critical acclaim throughout the architectural community.