Set on silver sands and turquoise seas like a jewel in a crown, Mandalay lies on the unspoiled barrier island, Sanibel Island, with spectacular sunset vistas of the Gulf of Mexico. Some 700 feet of private beachfront (with a boat dock) lead to Mandalays tranquil, secluded grounds. The centerpiece of the estate is an exquisite 10,960-square-foot Mediterranean-inspired villa surrounded by lush, classically inspired gardens, elegant terraces and balconies, all shielded by a 25-foot-deep seawall that runs the entire length of the house. Completed in 2009, Mandalay was crafted with the finest materials and artisanal detail, evoking the villas of Tuscany: Archways, balconies, terraces, and sweeping staircases beckon to the warm living spaces within.
Framed by floor-to-ceiling Tischler windows that reveal breathtaking views of the sea, the interiors wood-beamed ceilings and barnwood floors add to the warmth, while frescoed ceilings, mosaic tile, stone accents, antique fireplaces, and rotundas provide a sense of drama and grandeur. The heart of the house is its kitchen offering magnificent sea views. Formal dinners convene under the chandelier in the 14-seat dining room. The master wing is a luxurious private retreat with an office, walk-in closets, and a spa-like bathroom with a dramatic vista of sea and sky.
The guest wing provides every comfort, with three bedroom suites, a sitting room, breakfast bar, porch, and four car garage. Mandalays grounds are graced with an oversized saltwater pool with a magnificent spillover waterfall. Secluded paths lead from both the pool terrace down to the beach and boat dockage. Other superb amenities include two garages and a motor court which can accommodate up to 40 vehicles.