13 May 2019
Luxury home broker associate Chad Gray and the Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale real estate group closed on the record-breaking sale of the award-winning Casa Bella Fortuna estate for $17,360,000. This transaction represents the highest sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the past 18 months.
In 2018 the most expensive Fort Lauderdale home record was held by the sale of 2501 Delmar Place for $7 million.
The Casa Bella Fortuna sale caught the attention of multiple media outlets, including South Florida Business Journal and The Real Deal, a media company with a focus on the top real estate markets of New York City, South Florida, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Casa Bella Fortuna is located at 534 Bontona Avenue on a private peninsula on one of the Las Olas Isles. The stunning estate home sits on a 0.92 acre site and features 750 feet on the popular Intracoastal Waterway. Las Olas Isles homes are located in a much sought after area in east Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The area truly exudes the title of Venice of America for the many waterways.
The home includes five full bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and five half baths. The interior features an opulent design scheme, including hand-painted ceilings by Leonard Pardon, French doors imported from Germany, and hand-painted Portuguese wall tiles.
Along with an exquisite entry foyer, the house features an interior elevator, floor to ceiling windows, custom antique light fixtures, and two fireplaces. Amenities include a gym, massage room, yoga room, two home offices, and a four-car garage.
Outside, Casa Bella Fortuna has a Venetian-style saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen, 350-foot concrete dock and room for a tennis court. There is also room to expand on the location, including 2,000 square feet of space on the second floor.
Casa Bella Fortuna is situated in an ideal location in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, less than two miles to the beach, 10 minutes to the ocean by boat, 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and 29 miles from Miami. The property has won several prestigious awards, including the Addison Mizner Award for Craftsmanship, 10 Construction of South Florida Awards, and a Florida Nursery, Growers, & Landscape Association Award.
To learn more about the stunning Casa Bella Fortuna estate and view images, read our recent post: Sold: 534 Bontona Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.