Sotheby's International Realty - Palm Beach, FL

This direct waterfront villa known as Il Cortile reflects the classic and refined Mediterranean style of Palm Beach. From the moment you enter, the villa romances your senses. Located on the east side of Everglades Island, the award-winning estate was designed by architects Fairfax & Sammons and is on the market for the first time. With approximately 7,500± sq. ft. of total indoor/outdoor living, the villa surrounds an exquisite 900± sq. ft. central courtyard that is framed by loggias and graced with a charming fountain and water views which provide the perfect backdrop for gracious entertaining. Beautiful archways and balconies overlook the courtyard offering sparkling water views. Two grand trees on each side of a brick drive welcome guests. Every thoughtful element used contributes to an Old World feel, from the stucco facade and the distinctive glazed green barrel-tiled roof to the dramatic arched doors, casement windows with classic shutters, coffered and vaulted ceilings, limed cypress rafters, and colorful antique European tile. The kitchen features a center island, high end appliances, a hand-carved stone hood and views of Palm Beach and Tarpon Island; an elegant great room includes space for both comfortable living and formal dining; a warm wood paneled study or library is a peaceful retreat; the elegant master suite includes a sitting-room with serene views of the grounds; four timeless guest bedrooms have ceiling fans, handsome wood floors and ensuite baths with French and Belgian encaustic tile; the powder room is also detailed with eye-catching Portuguese tile. The villa's ambiance is enhanced by tasteful landscaping, large shade trees, thriving bougainvillea and other lush tropical foliage. The pool is located on the expansive lawn by the lake which provides gentle breezes and lovely water views. A private dock with boat lift facilitates boating and water activities on Lake Worth.