Inspired by the open designs of the tropics, The Makai welcomes you through its lush landscape canopy with twelve-foot glass entry doors that open into a wide-open world of entertainment. With 35 feet of disappearing glass walls that offer panoramic views of the Caloosahatchee River, the lines between indoor and outdoor living seamlessly melt away.
The great room features soaring ceilings with handcrafted cypress ceilings featuring hidden lighting and ten-foot-tall sliding glass doors. A custom wine bar and stone fireplace make every day living or gathering with friends and family a pleasure. A dining room table is positioned artfully to feel as if you are dining on the terrace as the sliding doors are open. Off the great room is the gourmet chef’s kitchen featuring Viking appliances, Dekton countertops and an island large enough to prep, serve and dine. The kitchen also features a 12’ sliding glass wall that adds natural light and sweeping views of the water and a fully functional butler’s Pantry.
Down the hall past the kitchen is the master retreat. Featuring a 90-degree disappearing glass wall, hand-scraped wood floors and a painstakingly crafted cypress ceiling, the master bedroom offers its own spectacular views across the pool to the river beyond. Walk through the luxuriously stained wood door and enter the master bath with its spa-inspired raised tub that looks through corner glass windows to the water beyond and imagine yourself unwinding after a long day as you soak your cares away. After your bath, you can dress in the nearly four hundred and fifty square foot master closet, featuring custom built-in cabinetry and a center island with a chandelier.
For family and guests, the opposite side of the house separated by beautifully stained barn doors, are the two guest suites with ensuite baths and custom hand-scraped wood floors. Each of these suites features beautifully crafted stone showers and distinctive decors. Off the back of the great room and open to the water and views beyond is one of the more functional rooms in the house. Designed as a fully functional office but built with the need the for the occasional fourth bedroom, the office features a walk-in closet and ensuite bath that doubles as the pool bath. This bath features an intricately woven glass wave design and a restoration vanity that comes alive with the blue hues of the pool.
The outdoor living spaces are unsurpassed and feature separate but connected social zones. There is a terrace with a fire pit overlooking the pool and river, and the island-inspired pool features beautifully crafted glass tilework, and a black stone negative edge nearly fifty feet long. There is seating along the negative edge that allows the water to move around you as you take in the vista beyond. The outdoor kitchen and bar area offer the ideal spot for gathering with friends and family at the 16-foot-long handcrafted wood bar. This area features a Viking grill, icemaker, refrigeration, an inlaid cypress ceiling and big screen TV.
When the day is done head up to the 400 square-foot second-story observation deck and relax and unwind as you watch the sunset and take in what it feels like to enjoy the best in Florida living.