Luxury that’s meant to be lived in. Take California modern flair, matched with sleek and lavish amenities, all set on a coveted waterfront lot in the exclusive Harbor Beach community in Fort Lauderdale. The result? A dream project brought to life by renowned local developer and designer John DiDonna, president of Trilogy Construction, and architect Randall Stofft.
“The entire planning process for Del Lago was focused on creating a residence that combines a contemporary aesthetic with comfortable, organic finishes,” DiDonna says. “Finding this balance was a delicate process, but the result is a home that’s modern, but not menacing; comfortable, but not overly casual.”
Each aspect of this new construction smart home was designed to cater to the future homeowner’s needs and desires. According to Gilles Rais of Coldwell Banker Realty, “Buyers of this home are tastemakers, business leaders and trendsetters looking for a home nestled among the most valuable estates in the area.”
The owner will enjoy unique features, including a club room with a lobby-style bar area, 7-seat home theater, 2 laundry rooms (one with dog wash), commercial-grade elevator, and chef’s double island kitchen with an espresso and cappuccino machine. “A focal point of this home is the 560-bottle, temperature-controlled wine room adjacent [to] the dining area and butler’s pantry, clearly visible upon entry from the voluminous foyer,” Rais says.
Del Lago Drive’s architectural styling is anything but typical. “It blends modern lines with traditional pitched roof-lines, resulting in an aesthetic that is truly unique,” DiDonna says. “The home’s interior design approach creates a layered look everywhere you turn, blending warm wall coverings with paneling and contemporary art and lighting.” Focal points, such as the floating staircase and double-sided water vapor fireplace encased in marble, can attest to this fact. Rais shares that the home has also been decorated and accessorized with high-end furniture and carefully curated artistic selections.
“Every bespoke detail and accessory is ready for its new owner, making the moving process smooth and seamless,” Rais says.
Boasting an open floor plan with seamless connectivity between indoor and outdoor entertaining, plus impressive water and downtown views, Del Lago’s water fountains, an infinity-edge pool, floating hot tub and summer kitchen create an enviable space for hosting or relaxing. The estate’s peaceful and private Harbor Beach location, dubbed a boater’s paradise, is hard to beat. “Harbor Beach commands the highest price per square foot of any community in the Fort Lauderdale area for three main reasons,” Rais explains. “First, Harbor Beach’s proximity to Miami, the airport, shopping and dining is second to none. Second, the properties are all oversized lots with extra-wide canals, easy access to the ocean and higher elevations. Third, Harbor Beach is a gated beach club community with its own marina and private beach access.” With 105 feet of waterfront and a concrete dock, the estate also includes the perfect space for a yacht.
Setting a sky-high standard for luxury living, every interest of the future residents has been considered, even the 4-legged ones. “My favorite features demonstrate the thoughtfulness of the home’s design,” DiDonna says. “As a dog lover, I am excited about the dog wash area. As a boater, the outdoor marine storage, shower and fully appointed dock space is great.”
Every amenity considered makes Del Lago a dream home worth living in.
2481 Del Lago Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths
Represented by: Gilles Rais
Coldwell Banker Realty
This article originally appeared in Homes & Estates magazine.