Whimsical on the Water

A contemporary Asian‑inspired home awaits you on the Intracoastal Waterway.

By: 

Gisel Habibnejad

Published date: 

Sep. 1, 2017

A fun oasis sits in Idlewyld just south of Las Olas Boulevard with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Built in 2007 with inspiration drawn from Frank Lloyd Wright, the house is themed with wooden accents and serene pieces that add to its overall contemporary Asian ambiance.

The 7,818+ square-foot property is made up of five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths including the guest house connected through a walkway overlooking the pool.

Towards the entrance of the home, you are greeted by koi fish swimming beneath the steppingstones. 

The admiration of architecture in the custom-designed residence is evident throughout with geometric shapes adorning the ceilings, staircases and walls. 

At the top of the stairway, the billiard and entertainment area is situated at the center of the bedrooms and features a full-service wet bar. To the right of the loft-like area, the master bedroom includes a balcony/patio with scenic views, master bath and walk-in closet.

The calming wall fountains leading into the reflecting pool combined with the fluorescent fiber optic lighting create a perfect, Zen-like harmony. The outdoor living space acts as the meeting point between the main house and guesthouse; each offers its own access to the outdoor area.

Great for entertaining, the summer kitchen and barbecue station is perfect for any social occasion. The guesthouse contains comfortable living space equipped with a kitchenette and bath.

A few steps from the main house entrance is the Intracoastal, where you’ll find your own personal dock lift overlooking the water, yacht basin and beach skyline. 

The residence also features an elevator, three-car garage, full generator and comprehensive Lutron/Crestron home automation.


Photos by Ed Butera, IBI Designs