2 years ago
When a home gets a name, it either has historical significance, or is simply extravagant. The latter is the case for “Gemini,” a property as impressive as the estate that sits on it. Bordered by more than 1,000 feet of Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway on either side, the 15-acre walled compound rests on a barrier island in Manalapan, Florida, just 20 minutes south of Palm Beach. While the 62,000-square-foot main residence is the elegant centerpiece of the estate, Gemini features three additional guest cottages, staff quarters, and numerous luxury amenities and recreational facilities.
In the center of the property lies the coral-clad main residence with 12 bedrooms and 12 full and nine half bathrooms. The shell-stone and marble exterior, coupled with the tropical wood interior, gives the home an elegant and inviting appearance. The top floor is arranged into two separate suites—each with a wet bar, kitchenette, three bedrooms, and spa-style bathrooms. The main master bedroom opens to a loggia, with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The main home’s ground floor is ideal for entertaining guests with informal and formal living and dining rooms, two offices, two libraries, several guest bedrooms, and an industry standard kitchen designed by a professional chef. To perfect your golf swing indoors, the home includes a video-equipped practice room. For the wine lover, it offers a three-room wine cellar. Mostly comprised of storage and utility space, the basement also features a game room and staff quarters.
Blending into the home’s lush tropical exterior, the patio opens to a cushy indoor/outdoor space fringed with a jungle-like garden. The luxurious pool is accompanied by two changing rooms, a two-room gym, mahogany bar, spacious lounge area with fireplace transitions, and an indoor palm garden.
In total, the tropical compound has nearly 85,000 square feet of living space that includes 33 bedrooms, 34 full- and 13 half-bathrooms. These comprise a seven-bedroom guest house, a pair of four-bedroom guest houses, and four separate staff quarters—all scattered throughout the property to give each structure an isolated feel. For the recreation-minded owner, the estate is home to a PGA-standard golf practice area, regulation tennis court, half basketball court, playground, mini-golf course, butterfly garden, bird sanctuary, and Robinson Crusoe–style treehouse. As if that weren’t enough, the compound is capable of being entirely self-sufficient with multiple gas pumps and generators. It also has it’s own cell phone signal booster if you were to need to take work calls while at home.