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Lakefront Olympia Home Features Many Custom-Designed Upgrades

Lakefront Olympia Home Features Many Custom-Designed Upgrades

This unique Olympia home is situated on a premium lakefront lot and features the finest finishes and custom-designed elements, including gorgeous marble flooring, crown molding and millwork, professional window treatments and more. There is a three-car garage, a whole house generator and automated blinds. The floorplan includes two bedrooms on the first floor and three more bedrooms, all with bathrooms, as well as a spacious loft on the second floor. Aside from the home itself, with its gorgeous pool area, the home has access to all the resort-style amenities of the Olympia neighborhood, such as the community pool, water park, clubhouse and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.  


Entryway: The home’s dramatic entryway is breathtaking. A stunning chandelier adds dramatic flair by day and casts a romantic glow by evening.

Kitchen: This thoroughly modern kitchen has everything a chef needs — electric wall oven, Sub-Zero stainless-steel fridge, vegetable prep sink in the island, under-counter wine storage, a walk-in pantry and a breakfast bar. Granite countertops and backsplash ground the space, while ample lighting, including under-cabinet lights, make it easy to work.


Family Room: The home’s family room can adapt to many needs. Located just off the kitchen and viewable from the loft, it’s a popular gathering spot. Triple windows and two-story custom built-ins add luxury to the space, as do the professional window treatments.


Master Bedroom: The master bedroom, one of two bedrooms located on the main floor, has a sitting area, custom closets with built-in organizers, and luxurious his-and-her en suite bathrooms that are completely separate, divided by the bedroom itself.


Guest Bedroom: An amazing Grecian-look custom border and sweeping behind-the-headboard wall treatment are what set this guest bedroom apart from the others.


Breakfast Nook: Near the gently spiraling staircase, the cozy breakfast nook offers views of the private pool.


Patio Area: The luxurious pool deck offers a covered patio sitting area.


Front Entry: Once inside the stately entrance gates, lush landscaping and brick pavers lead to the front door and its eight-pane overhead window and archway.


Pool Deck: This L-shaped freshwater pool complements a nearby spa and waterfall features.


Light And Lively Redesign Breathes New Life In Binks Forest Family Home

Light And Lively Redesign Breathes New Life In Binks Forest Family Home

Wellington’s Binks Forest neighborhood may be a bit of a drive from the coast, but that didn’t stop designer MaryLou Pilous of Interiors With MaryLou from infusing a coastal cottage feel into this family home. The transformation began on the ground floor, taking the living room, family room, kitchen and cabana bath from dark and dated to light and lively. Working her magic primarily with a paintbrush, Pilous began with the walls, cloaking each in Palladian Blue, a gentle mix of blue and green that calls forth memories of the many changing moods of the sea. With decorative accents of yellow, blue and white, the downstairs maintained a seaside cohesiveness from room to room, with occasional pops of a darker blue to surprise and delight.


Family Room: The family room boasts a harlequin-painted coffee table in the style of MacKenzie-Childs. In its previous life, it was simple pine, hardly deserving of its center stage spot. Designer MaryLou Pilous changed all that.


Dining Room: In the formal dining room, old oak corner cabinets were painted white and their interiors wallpapered. The white pine laminate flooring seems ready to stand up to sand and surf with its natural-looking “planks” of different widths.


Open Display Hutch: Formerly nothing but plain pine, this distressed white family room hutch now sets the tone for the in-home oceanic experience with its pastel yellow beadboard back and mismatched drawer pulls.


Hutch With Drawers: Again, old dark wood cabinetry gets a new lease on life with a coat of crisp white paint and mismatched pulls, one pair reminiscent of teardrop earrings. Also shown is a close-up detail of the decorative accents.


Bathroom: Seamless glass walls and a rain shower were a pleasant addition to the cabana bath. Its statement flooring, which dramatically continues up the walls of the shower, was imported from Italy.


Breakfast Nook: With windows overlooking the backyard and the lake, and a glimpse of the blue awning outside, this cheery breakfast nook makes it easy to begin the day.


Living Room: An angled sofa, oversized glass coffee table, family photo gallery and wing chairs upholstered in three or four complementary floral fabrics boldly hold their own against the breathtaking faux fireplace and its hand-painted surround.


Kitchen: Previously inhabited by an undersized island, the kitchen was reminiscent of a dance floor. Designer MaryLou Pilous took two matching china cabinets, placed them back-to-back and topped them with quartzite. A farm sink in a lower cabinet supported by two feet, an open-shelf upper cabinet with added corbels and a shaved brick backsplash brought this kitchen rightfully into the Sunshine State.


Newly Remodeled Maidstone Estate Features A Stunning Open Floor Plan

Newly Remodeled Maidstone Estate Features A Stunning Open Floor Plan

This Maidstone estate in Palm Beach Polo & Country Club was remodeled last year with today’s families in mind. Especially visible from the second story loft, the open floor plan encourages casual living. Overlooking the golf course, the home features five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, including a spacious master suite on the first floor, and a three-car garage. For privacy and safety, the home was built on nearly an acre in a cul-de-sac, yet it isn’t too far from Wellington’s many amenities. It also features a smart security system and climate control, all accessible by cell phone.


Entry Foyer: Extra-wide custom wood-framed double doors with a huge transom window welcome guests to the foyer area. Just to the left, the office/library beckons with built-in bookshelves and a rolling ladder.


Staircase: Glass panels and crisp white metal handrails blend seamlessly with the rest of the contemporary backdrop along the grand staircase leading from the main living area to the spacious loft above.


Game Room: This niche room next to the fireplace is perfect for gamers of all kinds. Homeowners can relax in air-conditioned comfort while keeping an eye on the patio and the golf course.


Dining Area/Kitchen: The home features a formal dining area, as well as a casual breakfast bar. The kitchen boasts a Wolf range, recycled glass countertops and two islands, one with a gas cooktop and butler sink, the other with the breakfast bar seating.


Living Room: Oversized porcelain hardwood-look tiles on the floor of the primary living area echo the soft natural tones of the ceiling, while the rest of the lower floors are sheathed in marble. Wrap-around impact glass walls offer a calming view of the pool deck. Just off camera to the right is a two-story wood-burning fireplace.


Loft: The spacious area loft leaves plenty of room for entertaining.


Bedroom: This guest room offers a walk-in closet, en suite bath and a private balcony.


Hallway: The slant of the ceiling, together with ample windows, makes this space perfect for anyone who likes to keep an eye on the weather. Together with the guest bedrooms, a second master suite is upstairs, with the primary master suite below.


Guest Room: This guest bedroom offers privacy as well as a balcony overlooking the pool. All told, the home has five bedrooms and five baths, plus a cabana bath.


Pool Deck: The backyard features a tiki-style summer kitchen with a unique, geometric-shaped saltwater pool, travertine deck, sub-tropical plantings and a covered lanai.



Remodeled, Transitional Style Estate Home Features Custom Pool & More In Oakmont Estates

Remodeled, Transitional Style Estate Home Features Custom Pool & More In Oakmont Estates

This stately home in the Oakmont Estates neighborhood has been recently remodeled. It’s situated in a beautiful, tropical setting with manicured landscapes and picturesque lakes, located right in the heart of Wellington, near the amenities of State Road 7 and central Wellington, and just minutes from the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The five-bedroom, four-bath residence features a spacious open floor plan with seamless wood tile floors and custom lighting. Hurricane impact windows and doors, an oversized three-car garage and a smart home security system are also included.


Living Room: Enter the formal living room, and you are greeted by a defining iron banister and staircase to the second floor. Soaring ceilings give the room prominence, while plenty of natural light fills the space.


Dining Area: The formal dining area is part of the open floor plan, but also features two walls to give it some degree of separation. An elegant chandelier and pair of wall sconces complete the picture.


Family Room: There’s plenty of room for lounging in the spacious family room. A pass-through window from the kitchen makes TV time snacking easier. Meanwhile, double French doors lead out to the pool and patio area.


Kitchen: The newly remodeled gourmet eat-in kitchen has quartz countertops, a custom marble tile backsplash, a large island, a walk-in pantry and Samsung smart stainless steel appliances. The FlexZone fridge allows custom control of the temperature of each compartment and built-in entertainment options.


Master Bedroom: The generously sized master suite offers a gently turning ceiling fan, wall sconces, a large walk-in closet and views of the spacious, resort-style pool.


Pool: The backyard oasis boasts a custom-built heated pool with multiple water features, salt system, raised lanai and sun shelf. The patio includes a fully equipped outdoor kitchen.


Front Elevation: Leave the driveway of this estate home secure in the knowledge that the community is protected by a state-of-the art virtual security system and guard gate.


Guest Bedroom: Aside from the master suite, the home features four additional bedrooms, offering plenty of space.


Master Bath: The en suite master bath features striking pillars, a soaking tub, separate shower, oversized mirrors and his-and-her vanities.
Lake View: The Oakmont community features lakefront lots. Amenities include a clubhouse, heated community pool and spa, children’s pool, playground, exercise room and tennis court.


Two-Story Aero Club Estate Home Features Sleek, Contemporary Look

Two-Story Aero Club Estate Home Features Sleek, Contemporary Look

This two-story estate home in Wellington’s Aero Club community is located directly along the community’s taxiway. With interior walls of environmentally safe poured concrete, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, an oversized three-car garage, impressive landscape lighting and a truly stunning back patio, this home seems to have it all on its .92 acres. Also featured is a resort-style pool, a spacious master suite and an open floor plan with plenty of natural light.

Living Room: The spacious and welcoming living room shows off the open floor plan. The expansive downstairs space is sleek and contemporary. A ground floor office to the left includes its own half bath, and the room showcases two big bonuses — a loft hallway and an alcove on the landing. Just off camera, to the right, a wood-burning fireplace soars upward, providing warmth and ambiance on cool evenings.


Family Room: The family room offers expansive views of the pool and access to the backyard patio area, while a wet bar serves the needs of those who choose to stay inside. Overhead is a unique twin paddle fan, and to the left, catch a glimpse of the cabana bath with a full shower.


Foyer: Whether you enter through the foyer or down the sweeping staircase from upstairs, the coquina stone façade of the gas fireplace, two-story arched windows and stunning chandelier all draw your attention to the formal living room.


Kitchen: Clean and pristine, this sparkling white kitchen offers the perfect backdrop to the art of cooking. With an oversized six-burner Viking gas range, island bar sink, butler’s pantry and multiple wine coolers, it serves as the perfect space for the cook who enjoys entertaining.


Master Bedroom: The ground floor master bedroom opens out onto the lanai for easy access to the resort-style pool. It features his-and-her closets with built-in cabinetry and shoe storage, as well as access to the huge en suite bath.

Guest Bedroom: This upstairs bedroom has two double doors that exit to its own balcony, as well as its own private bath.


Pool Deck: The 20-foot-by-40-foot resort-style freshwater pool features gas heat and a spa. A pair of Italian cypress trees, gardens that flank the back staircase and a lanai sheltered by an elevated portico complement the outdoor space.


Master Bath: The huge master en suite bath offers a soaking tub with a front bench, a walk-in shower with five showerheads, his-and-her sinks, custom sconces, a bidet and access to its own patio.


Lanai: This view of the back lanai proves that a picture is worth 1,000 words.


Aerial View: This aerial view of the property highlights the lush landscaping and uninterrupted views.



Aero Club Home Features Plenty Of Space In A Prime Location

Aero Club Home Features Plenty Of Space In A Prime Location

Designed as the personal home of a well-known architect, this 4,400-square-foot Wellington Aero Club estate has prime access to the community’s taxiway. It boasts a new concrete tile roof extending over its four bedrooms, three baths and oversized three-car garage. The master suite is on the first floor, and its accompanying bath has recently been remodeled. All of the rooms are huge, and windows abound — and a fabulous, extra-large game room upstairs is perfect for entertaining. The home’s oversized patio features a soaring, two-story screen enclosure and a heated pool with a saltwater chlorinator.


Foyer: The neutral palette shows off the space in the two-story foyer area. Large tile runs throughout the foyer, hall, kitchen and breakfast nook, while plush carpeting anchors conversational spaces, such as the formal living and dining rooms.


Family Room: The home’s family room offers easy access to the kitchen and plenty of entertaining space. With lots of room for media and technology, the family room also has a view of the patio.  


Dining Room: The formal dining room can accommodate plenty of guests. Custom wainscoting adds architectural interest, while a stunning chandelier and three arched windows provide lots of light.


Breakfast Bar/Nook: There’s plenty of seating at the spacious kitchen’s breakfast bar, along with a nearby casual dining area. Like other parts of the house, it offers a great view of the pool deck.


Living Room: Whether it’s warm or cool outside, this formal living room is a room with a view. The wood-burning stone fireplace is great for cooler times of the year, while French doors lead out to the enclosed pool deck when the weather is warmer.


Master Bedroom: A tray ceiling adds depth, dimension and interest to the oversized master suite, which also includes space for a seating area. The new en suite bath features a large walk-in shower, double vanity and beautiful hardware throughout.


Game Room: The generously sized game room currently holds a full-sized billiard table, a full-sized ping-pong table, a foosball table, a sofa and a loveseat — with room to spare.


Pool Deck: An unusual two-story screen enclosure and coach lights add drama to the spacious patio area, especially at night. The pool features a saltwater chlorination system, while the premium lot has a view of the Aero Club’s taxiway.


Front Elevation: Behind a spacious front lawn, the home’s elevation features plenty of windows, tasteful landscaping and a huge, three-car garage.


Meadow Wood Home Features Both Curb Appeal And Practicality

Meadow Wood Home Features Both Curb Appeal And Practicality

Softly swaying palm trees provide a hint of shade and shelter for this home in Wellington’s Meadow Wood neighborhood, but the real protection comes from its solid roof, metal hurricane shutters, new electrical panel and dual air conditioning units, both recently upgraded. There are also cameras and a security system protecting the entire home. With an oversized side-entry two-car garage, this 2,652-square-foot home has both curb appeal as well as practicality.


Dining Room: A fully mirrored accent wall doubles the light while giving the formal dining room a contemporary edge. Oversized floor tiles extend throughout most of the home, providing a seamless transition from room to room.


Master Bedroom: The master bedroom has plenty of room for a desk and dressing table, but it’s what you don’t see that matters the most — an en suite bath with a jetted Jacuzzi tub, a private sauna and a large walk-in closet.


Pool Deck: With its generous deck, weather-forgiving overhang and plenty of room for guests, the luxurious pool and spa area is a great place to entertain guests.


Bathroom: Sleek and modern, the home’s guest bath features a cool green glass-topped vanity with molded double sinks, as well as a full shower.


Sauna: Not every home has a built-in sauna, but this one does! Located in the master bathroom, it’s an extra luxury that helps create a private oasis for the homeowner.


Front Entrance: A quietly soothing water feature sets the tone for the main entrance, which includes sleek double doors with glass panes to greet guests.
Aerial View: Dense landscaping, a circle drive, a fenced-in pool and a gently rippling canal all adds up to plenty of privacy for the homeowners.


Renovation Brings An Open, Airy Feel To Village Walk Home

Renovation Brings An Open, Airy Feel To Village Walk Home

One of Wellington’s more established neighborhoods, Village Walk has become more desirable than ever thanks to beautiful renovations and interior design upgrades occurring under the homeowners’ direction. A perfect example is this home, where a bank of kitchen cabinets was removed to add to the open, airy feel to an interior that already featured dramatic 12-foot ceilings — standard fare when the home was built. The popular gated community is known for its walking bridges over waterways and inter-connected finger lakes, offering nearly every home a water view


Dining Area: Diners seated at the formal dining table, as well as casual brunchers at the island bar, all enjoy the view. The classic look of crown molding and a statement chandelier from Restoration Hardware define the space as both elegant and modern.


Kitchen: A ceiling that seems to float above the kitchen offers acoustical quiet to this well-appointed workspace, complete with new stainless steel appliances and the same polished travertine marble flooring that extends through all the high-traffic areas of the home.


Kitchen Detail: Light kitchens never go out of style. Here, granite countertops and a backsplash of white subway tile join forces to provide a sanitary food prep area with easy cleanup.


Great Room: Walls of sliding glass and the calm of a Sherwin-Williams paint color called Krypton work together to enhance this open great room, usually buzzing with activity. Frosted sliders let the sun shine in, but also provide convenient access to the side yard, while two sets of triple doors provide access to the back.


Master Bedroom: The newly carpeted master bedroom, located at the back of the home, offers another double-door entrance,

as well as a set of sliders allowing easy access to the outdoors. Inside, a central vacuum system makes morning chores a breeze.


Front Elevation: A coveted side entry from the windowed two-car garage sets this home’s design apart. Also featured are Spanish barrel tile, new carriage lights, a pristine paver driveway, butter yellow exterior and lush tropical landscaping.


Back Patio: With its overhead fan, rattan look sectional sofa, Pottery Barn drapes and defining area rug, the homeowners have everything they need to comfortably enjoy this back patio area. Off camera, a bar and television have been added to the space, and all the home’s lights are now on dimmers.


Completely Renovated Aero Club Home Features High-Tech Amenities

Completely Renovated Aero Club  Home Features High-Tech Amenities

This month’s featured home is a two-story Mediterranean-style estate in the Aero Club of Wellington. It was built in 2006 and completely renovated this year. The home features lush new landscaping, a paver drive, impact windows and doors, a whole house generator and a four-car garage. Inside, a pre-wired Creston automated smart system allows the owners to remotely operate all lighting, window treatments, and pool and landscape lighting. The home also has access to all the amenities of the unique Aero Club community, including its 4,000-foot paved runway. Like many homes in the Aero Club, this home features its own airplane hangar.


Dining Room: The formal dining room’s pecky cypress barreled ceiling and stunning contemporary pendant lights are typical of the attention to detail evident throughout this 7,733-square-foot home. Note the large Italian marble tiles that run throughout the downstairs, visually connecting the primary living spaces.

Grand Staircase: A sweeping grand staircase featuring wrought iron and marble elevates the home’s main living area. From above, the homeowners can view the pristine formal living room.

Family Room: Nestled underneath the upstairs hallway, the home’s family room has everything needed to snuggle down and get comfortable. Located just a few steps from the kitchen and breakfast room, the family room features an impressive entertainment system.

Kitchen: Old Chicago brick on the back wall, barn-style pantry doors, replaned beams on the ceiling and engineered hardwood floors add to the appeal of this rustic-looking kitchen. But don’t be fooled — it has every modern convenience, including a copper range hood, Wolf gas range and a huge Carrara marble island.

Master Bedroom: Decorated in gorgeous earth tones, the ground floor master bedroom features a stunning and dramatic tray ceiling, as well as easy access to the pool deck. An oversized closet offers full-length mirrors and LED lighting.

Dramatic Windows: French doors and arched clerestory-style glass give new meaning to “Let the Sun Shine In.” Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a media center and a hallway with Brazilian cherry floors.

Pool Deck: The gas-heated, raised spa and custom pool sit just outside a covered lanai. The accompanying summer kitchen has a 48-inch grill, fridge, sink, TV and Sonos wi-fi entertainment speakers.


Billiard Room: This comfortable game room features Chicago brick and Italian marble, as well as a full wet bar.


Media Room: The plush media center offers a high-definition screen, double rows of seating and all the latest technology.


Runway: In addition to its own airplane hangar, the home has access to the community’s 4,000-foot paved runway.



Custom Millwork, Unique Décor Make Olympia Home Stand Out

Custom Millwork, Unique Décor Make Olympia Home Stand Out

When a carpenter builds his dream home, it looks like a model house — with plenty of upgrades and personal touches. That is what we find in this month’s featured home. Located in the Olympia community, this five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, single-family home is like no other. The custom millwork alone makes it stand out. Factor in its water views, upgraded hurricane protection and convenient location, and there’s much to love about this unique Wellington home.


Dining Room: No expense was spared when it came to the crown molding and trim work in the formal dining room. A large mirror wall and tray ceiling finish the space, while a built-in display shelf around the corner marks the front foyer. Easy-care tile extends throughout the entire downstairs, making for a contiguous, seamless look.


Family Room: Recessed lighting provides ambience to the family room but, during the day, natural sunlight floods the space. Sweeping French doors open to the extended covered patio and manicured backyard.


Living Room: Designed for the way today’s families live, this open concept living room/dining room area features wide open spaces, as well as a statement wall perfect for displaying artwork.


Kitchen: The light palette of the kitchen is offset by the dark counters, while a bold marble tile backsplash keeps things interesting. The large island features a vegetable sink, and a walk-in pantry offers extra storage.


Staircase: A hardwood staircase with custom-made wrought-iron balustrades commands attention as a focal point of the home. All five bedrooms are conveniently located upstairs, away from the hub-bub of downstairs traffic.


Breakfast Nook: The breakfast nook is clearly defined by the stepped ceiling feature, adding prominence to the chandelier. The encased windows show off the distinctive millwork present throughout the home.


Patio: A large, screened-in patio with a fixed-draped cabana offers comfort and privacy, while pavers imbue the area with a sense of cobblestone charm.


Master Bath: The master bath features a large soaking tub, a walk-in shower, double vanity sinks and plenty of light.


Master Bedroom: The master bedroom features flooring that is a departure from the downstairs tile. Brazilian cherry hardwood extends throughout the upstairs. The room also has a coffered ceiling and a view of the sunset through tinted windows.


Front Elevation: A two-car garage and shaded entryway with stone walking paths mark the front of the home, which also features well-maintained native landscaping.