Four years under construction, Malasky Homes's West Indian-style property is completed and furnished on 488 Island Drive on the northeastern tip of Everglades Island.
Patriarch of a multi-generational family of builders, Donald Malasky brought his to the south of Youngstown, Ohio in the late 1970s, and sons Stephen and Bruce joined him in the 1980s at Malasky Homes. The three have focused on the construction and renovation of Palm Beach homes over the last 20 years.
"This is our crown jewel," says Stephen Malasky of the house that the firm developed from speculation on Everglades Island of Worth Avenue and The Everglades Club over a lagoon, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, yachts in the Town Docks , the skyline of West Palm Beach. The east side of the house also overlooks the canal that separates Everglades Island from the Everglades Golf Course. The jetty of the house is located in the canal.
"I have to say about houses on Island Drive, 70 percent are either new or have been refurbished in recent years, and when I saw this product for sale, I knew we had to work hard, and though it was a lot Time has cost, we could buy them, "says Stephen Malasky.
"The house we built is unique, with water on three sides. The views are truly dramatic."
With five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two half baths, and 9,494 square feet of living space, both inside and out The house for sale listed with broker Christian Angle by Christian Angle Real Estate for $ 27.9 million, a price that includes the facility
The house at 488 Island Drive, furnished by Knowles Design in Boca Raton, was designed by architect Roger Janssen of Dailey Janssen Architects designed with a landscaping plan by the late Frank Meroney of Environment Design Group
The house, which Stephen Malasky describes as a "back L" configuration, was designed so that each room overlooks the water. Banks with French windows open onto the lower outdoor living areas and balconies on the second floor.
The architecture is fresh and clean, with a white stucco exterior with dark blue shutters and window ledges. The curved parapets are a hallmark of the Dutch colonial style.
The front yard is to the south, and the front door opens to an anteroom that leads directly to the living room to the north. To the west are the library and a guest bedroom suite. In the east is a block of rooms, which is the long part of the "L." parallel to the canal from south to north, this wing includes the staircase hall the dining room and the large room with a kitchen that opens onto a covered loggia. All of these rooms include the pool and patios to the west.
A two car garage ̵
Back in the main house, the second floor is accessible via the main staircase or the adjoining elevator. Upstairs is the master suite – with a living room, bathrooms and closets – at the north end of the house. South of the staircase and the short leg of the "L" are three guest room suites and a so-called "bonus" room. The latter, positioned above the garage at the house, "can be used as an office or gym," says Bruce Malasky. "There are also laundries on the upper and lower floors."
In the interior, the floors are made of scraped walnut wood, laid in different patterns. In the living room, for example, they are kept in a herringbone pattern, and further details of the room include a fireplace with a cast stone mantel and detailed ceiling moldings that can be found in several rooms. The room is in a color palette of white, black and gray and features textured linen wall coverings.
The library has a bay window and custom walnut cladding. Next to the library is a wine room that holds 1,000 bottles.
The dining room is especially worth mentioning, says Stephen Malasky. It has French doors overlooking the water to the west. "They open to a raised terrace that is illuminated at night, and overlook the canal to the east, offering the opportunity to dine indoors and out."
Further details include silver-colored wall hangings, a bay window and a marble floor
The kitchen has custom-designed cabinets painted white and polished nickel fittings. The professional appliances are finished in stainless steel and the counters and walls are clad in marble.
Bruce Malaksy shows "the carpenter's quality, craftsmanship and detail work" as a signature of the houses his company develops
In the adjoining large room, the ceiling is lined with beams and beaded cardboard, and the mantelpiece is made of cast stone ,
Above, the main living room and the bedroom have a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The bedroom has linen wall coverings in shades of gray, and between the living room and master bedroom is an ensuite bar. All bathrooms are marble.
Donald Malasky and his sons are working on another project on Everglades Island – a smaller house under construction on 608 Island Drive. With five bedrooms and a total of 8,051 square meters, Angle's home is valued at just under $ 17 million.
"We are really excited about the revitalization of Everglades Island," says Stephen Malasky.