Rio Vista Isles Fort Lauderdale, Florida Tranquility and charm abound in this beautiful Old Florida-style estate fronting the deep waterway on a prestigious street of Fort Lauderdale’s desirable Rio Vista Isles. Established in the 1920’s, Rio Vista Isles retains the ambiance of Old Florida in a desirable waterfront neighborhood of tree-lined finger isles bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway and New River, close to Fort Lauderdale’s famous Las Olas Boulevard and ocean beachfront. Situated on a prestigious street of Rio Vista Isles, this beautiful traditional-style estate was honored with a community award for its gorgeously landscaped garden setting on 100± feet of waterfront near a wide turning basin. Flourishing oak trees, bamboo, and royal poinciana and coconut palm trees provide shady canopies for the delightful outdoor living spaces by the heated pool and southwest-facing shoreline, where the full-service dock has room for an 80±-foot luxury yacht, and gives quick access to the ocean. Tastefully updated and kept in mint condition, this inviting residence features a comfortable living room, equally well suited for everyday use or entertaining, appointed with teak floors, a fireplace, media components, and view-filled French doors to a waterside verandah by the pool patio and lush tropical gardens. Upstairs, the four bedrooms include a spacious master suite with sun-filled sitting room and luxurious marble-finished bath. All of the bedrooms overlook the waterfront and open to outdoor living spaces with spiral stairs leading down to the pool area and gardens. Filled with charm, this one-of-a-kind waterfront estate creates a tranquil oasis in a prime Fort Lauderdale location. Location Southeast 7th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rio Vista Isles is a well-established and desirable neighborhood of beautiful waterfront estates, situated only minutes away from the private Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale’s renowned ocean beachfront, and famous Las Olas Boulevard’s fine boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes. Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s picturesque Riverwalk is also just minutes away and serves as the cornerstone of the city’s dynamic arts and entertainment district, home to noted cultural venues including the Museum of Art and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only about a 12-minute drive. Property Sumptuous tropical landscaping gives shade and seclusion to this traditional Old Florida-style estate fronting 100± feet on a deep waterway just one property from a wide turning basin. Built in 2007, the dock can accommodate an 80±-foot yacht and is complete with a power station. The entire grounds are lushly landscaped with stately oak trees, palms, bamboo, and lovely gardens. Approached by a Chicago brick drive and walkway, the residence opens to a waterside verandah and garden patios by the sun-splashed heated pool. Residence Tastefully updated, this comfortably sized residence provides a total of 4,138± square feet including 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, a security system, and a 2-bay garage. Warm hardwood floors carry throughout most of the living areas and the bedrooms. First Floor: Introduced by a shady garden courtyard, the main entry is set off by a double-height verandah, windows with wooden shutters, and a doorway topped by a classic pediment. Inside, the foyer is appointed with a sweeping staircase. Just ahead, light-filled French doors flow to the waterside verandah from the spacious and airy living room, anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with a raised brick hearth framed by built-in back-lit shelves. Media components include the flat-screen television and built-in speakers. Through a wide entryway, the formal dining room also overlooks the waterfront and has teak floors, warm-toned rattan wainscoting, and built-in speakers. A powder room is adjacent. Handsomely finished with Mexican tile floors and a beamed ceiling, the gourmet kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, tile counters, a 6-burner Russell gas range, Dacor wall oven, KitchenAid microwave, Miele dishwasher, Whirlpool stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, and U-Line wine cooler. Separated by a bar counter in a spacious open layout, the comfortable family room is highlighted by a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, and adjoins the light-flooded breakfast room lined with view-filled waterside windows. Off the service entry from the garage, the separate laundry/utility room is equipped with Whirlpool Cabrio appliances. Off the foyer in the opposite wing, the tray-ceilinged media room is appointed with a built-in entertainment center incorporating 3 viewing screens, and also has plantation shutters. The second powder room is adjacent. Second Floor: Encompassing a spacious private wing, the waterfront master suite is beautifully finished with hardwood floors and plantation shutters. The master bedroom opens into a light-flooded sitting room glassed with French doors leading to a waterside deck. Encased in sleek white marble, the luxurious master bath features designer appointments and a glass-enclosed walk-in double shower. Three more bedrooms all open through French doors to a waterside verandah with spiral stairs to the pool area. One bedroom is served by a private en-suite bath, while the other 2 bedrooms share a bath.