Ocean Apple Estate610 North Ocean Boulevard | Delray Beach, Florida
The Manalapan ResidenceManalapan, Florida
Offered At: $135 Million Pre-Construction
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Completely renovated, including the addition of two large new rooms and a brand new gourmet Kitchen!The compound sits upon 100 breathtaking feet fronting the Atlantic Ocean, has 346.54′ in depth with a Main Home, Guest House, and a Treehouse Office with Bedroom!
The History of Ocean Apple EstateCapturing picturesque oceanfront vistas, tucked away in tropical seclusion, this vintage jewel is a much-admired local landmark designed and built in 1930 by renowned Palm Beach society architect John Volk.
Volk was born in Graz, Austria, and received architectural degrees from Columbia University and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Volk’s residential clients included the families of Vanderbilt, DuPont, Ford, Dodge, and Pulitzer.
Volk was known for his versatility and great sense of proportion. His love of a light, airy, gracious style is apparent in so many of his creations, particularly in Ocean Apple Estate.
Volk designs have the distinct quality of propriety. One notices the lives lived in his homes, no matter how grand, rather than just the home itself. This was his true genius. This gift was never more profound as reflected in the Ocean Apple Estate compound Volk was commissioned to create for Fontaine Fox.
Ocean Apple is owned by Frank and Nilsa McKinney who recently masterfully added onto and restored Ocean Apple to its original grandeur.
The Grounds and ResidenceListed on the local Historic Register and featured in numerous architectural publications, the captivating oceanfront compound presides over a rare 100′ x 346.54′ tropical enclave.
Massive mature gumbo-limbo trees, 100+ year-old sea grape trees, various palm tree species and oversized rubber trees enhance this untamed oasis, thus providing ample privacy.
The property features expansive authentic tropical hardwood decks and terraces with a lovely swimming pool, sunken spa and exercise sauna.
Replete with vintage South Florida charm, the inviting home is appointed with Florida cypress walls and ceilings and Dade County pine floors.
The compound, consisting of the Main Home and a charming Guest Cottage containing a total of 5,490+/- square feet with 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and a separate 2-car garage and storage building. The Guest House provides 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Ocean Apple has a unique and separate Treehouse Office with a Bedroom loft.
The Treehouse Office and Bedroom has a spectacular ocean view out of 12 well positioned windows. It also has a shower, bathroom, sink, air-conditioning, hardwood floors, cedar walls, a bamboo desk, loft with a king size bed and TV, and suspension bridge that connects to the master bedroom of the main house.
The Living Room of Ocean Apple’s main home opens through French doors to authentic tropical hardwood Decks overlooking the pool and tropical gardens.
Complete with a wet bar, the Dining Room opens to a delightful Veranda for outdoor dining.
The newly renovated Kitchen with blue crystal countertops adjoins a brand new Florida Family Room with high, wood ceilings and many windows looking out to the lush gardens
The 2nd level Master Bedroom Suite commands full ocean vistas and features a private Bath, walk-in Closets and private tropical hardwood Balcony with suspension bridge to the Treehouse Office and Bedroom mentioned above.