This Hobe Sound refuge offers 150 coveted feet of private frontage on both of the island’s coastlines.

When it comes to South Florida waterfront real estate, most people have a definite preference when it comes to choosing between oceanfront and the more serene Intracoastal Waterway. Either they want the white-sand beaches, the forever blue views and the crashing waves of the ocean (even if it means more wind and people traffic), or they treasure the calmer waters and solitude that comes with the interior-facing Intracoastal. With this fantastic, 1.68-acre enclave that stretches across both sides of Jupiter Island, you get both.

“This property spans ocean to Intracoastal, which is very rare,”  explains Corcoran agent Joanne Wagner Hughes, who shares the listing with Susan Turner. “There are very few properties that have that.”

The 6,200-square-foot house at 619 South Beach Road lies at ocean’s edge, and the expansive yard, with its rich mix of tropical gardens, water features, flat lawn and entertaining areas, reaches back to the lapping shores of the Intracoastal—or Indian River, as the locals call it.

That latter side of the property features a private dock with a boat lift, and a welcoming beach that’s just the spot for launching canoes and kayaks. “It’s just minutes to Jupiter and all its wonderful restaurants—you can go by boat,” says Joanne.

For fishing aficionados, it’s a quick cruise to Jupiter Inlet and out to the Atlantic Ocean.

“With no commercial businesses on the island, this is just a wonderful place to be,” Joanne adds. “We have a lot of high-profile people here, but it’s all very low-key, not flashy at all. Hobe Sound has always been a hidden treasure.”

The three-story residence, originally built in 1992, was completely renovated and reimagined in 2016 by Scott Hughes, an award-winning local architect known for his crisp contemporary designs (and he’s also Joanne’s husband). Architectural and design details in the Art Deco-inspired home include dramatic double-height ceilings, honed marble floors throughout, a new floating staircase, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and lots of built-ins. With the luxury of having six bedrooms, the current owners have converted two of them into home offices, and a third is now an exercise room.

The terrestrial overhaul was overseen by Tyler Neilson, who trained under the well-known landscape designer Raymond Jungles. The grounds offer 150 feet of water frontage on both the ocean and the Intracoastal. “The standard here is 100—that’s why it all feels so private,” Joanne says. The lush new landscaping, with specimen trees and rare plants, and the private gated driveway add more layers of privacy.

Other amenities include multiple decks and terraces with seating and dining areas, a guest suite with a kitchenette and its own entrance, a three-car garage, and a whole-house generator.

“The ocean views are just breathtaking, especially from the primary suite on the upper level,” Joanne remarks. The modern kitchen also faces right out to the ocean. “Because of all of the glass in the home, you have a constant view of the ocean—or turn a different way and take in the gardens.”

And there’s plenty of room here for a pool, if you want to add yet another option for a good swim.

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