Nearly 100 years ago, revered Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, âYou see things and you say, âWhy?â But I dream things that never were, and I say, âWhy not?ââ
Shawâs words still resonate today, especially among those homebuyers who fulfill even their most extravagant dreams by building in Old Palmâs magnificent Custom Estates. This extraordinary neighborhood offers one of the rarest luxuries in the Palm Beachesâfull one-acre home sites. With so much space to work with, buyers can construct the custom home of their dreams, even an estate of up to 20,000 square feet.
âThe beauty of a one-acre home site is that it gives owners the freedom and opportunity to build whatever they have in mind,â says Connie McGinnis, Director of Sales. âThey might construct a sprawling Italian villa or the ultimate contemporary estate with enough garage space for a car collection. Old Palm is one of the precious few places in the Palm Beaches where there are home sites large enough to accommodate residences of this magnitude.â
Take Casa Contempo from Couture Lifestyle Homes. The largest model home presently under construction in Old Palm Golf Club, the 9,187-square-feet-under-air Casa Contempo is close to being finished. As the final touches are completed, the beauty and grandeur of this magnificent estate are only magnified, especially when seen in person.
The homeâs sprawling layout allows plenty of space for its six bedrooms (including two master suites), six full and two half baths. Walk through the light-infused interior, and the sense of space and openness are even more dramatic. Of course, the home also features more intimate areas, such as the club room with its state-of-the-art theater and walk-in wine room. Although remarkably large, the club room still feels comfortable and inviting.
The residence feels just as spacious outside, as it is beautifully situated on a lushly landscaped full acre that overlooks the 13th
hole of the Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course. The view across the tee-shaped swimming pool and beyond is particularly memorable from the homeâs second story. Casa Contempo is priced starting at $7,500,000.
Three estates are also available as re-sales in the Custom Estates, all of them with expansive golf course views. The Mediterranean-style Casa Vizcaya features a grand, wonderfully ornate entry that sets the tone for this 10,448-square-feet-under-air residence. The detail and craftsmanship throughout are stunning and beautifully complement the two-story homeâs six bedrooms, six full and two half baths, club room, wine room and theatre room. The residence is priced at $9,995,000 furnished.
Just down the street lies another sprawling estate of similar dimensions. This 12,361 square-feet-under-air custom home features a more contemporary design and a palette of dark brown, cream and golden hues. It too offers six bedrooms, eight full and one half baths, a club room and theatre room. There is also a fitness room with an array of exercise equipment and free weights. This residence is offered furnished for $10,950,000.
The other available residence in the Custom Estates has a transitional flair. This exceptional two-story, 9,640-square-feet-under-air custom home offers six bedrooms, eight full and one half bath, a club room, office, loft and sun deck. The covered patio below the sun deck is particularly inviting as it features an abundance of seating, a summer kitchen and a gorgeous view past the swimming pool and on to the golf course. Even the garage is oversized, as it accommodates six cars. This estate is priced at $10,995,000 unfurnished.