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610 N Ocean Boulevard
DELRAY BEACH, FL 33483
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Historic Ocean Compound
Completely renovated, including the addition of two large new rooms and a brand new gourmet Kitchen!
Thecompound sits upon 100 breathtaking feet fronting the Atlantic Ocean, has 346.54′ in depth with a Main Home,Guest House,and a Treehouse Office with Bedroom!
The History of Ocean Apple Estate
Capturing picturesque oceanfront vistas, tucked away in tropical seclusion, this vintage jewel is a much-admired local landmark designed and built in 1930 by renowned Palm Beach society architect John Volk.
Volk was born in Graz, Austria, and received architectural degrees from Columbia University and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Volk’s residential clients included the families of Vanderbilt, DuPont, Ford, Dodge, and Pulitzer.
Volk was known for his versatility and great sense of proportion.His love of a light, airy, gracious style is apparent in so many of his creations, particularlyin Ocean Apple Estate.
Volk designs have the distinct quality of propriety. One notices the lives lived in his homes, no matter how grand, rather than just the home itself. This was his true genius.
This gift was never more profound asreflected in the Ocean Apple Estate compound Volk was commissioned tocreate for FontaineFox.
Fox was a famous cartoonistbest knownfor writing and illustrating the Toonerville Folks comic strip that appeared from 1913 to 1955 in over 300 newspapers across North America.
The strip was about a small-town, which seemed to operate in its own little universe, and the gentle humor dealt with the antics ofvarioussemi-realistic situations. It was one of the most popular comics in the World War I era.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontaine_Fox
Walking through the home, guest cottageand around the expansive grounds one feels what Fontaine Fox must have experienced when drawing upon the deep creativity inherent to such a serene setting.
Fox later sold the estate to The Mott family, known forMott’s Apple Sauce and other apple based products. Hence the name, Ocean Apple Estate. The Mott family owned the estate for a generation.
Ocean Apple is owned by Frank and Nilsa McKinneywho recently masterfully added onto and restored Ocean Apple to its original grandeur.
The Grounds and Residence
Listed on the local Historic Register and featured in numerous architectural publications, the captivating oceanfront compound presides over a rare 100′ x 346.54’tropical enclave.
Massive mature gumbo-limbo trees, 100+ year-old sea grape trees, various palm tree speciesand oversized rubber trees enhance this untamed oasis, thus providing ample privacy.
The propertyfeatures expansive authentic tropical hardwood decks and terraces with a lovely swimming pool, sunken spa and exercise sauna.
Replete with vintage South Florida charm, the inviting home is appointed with Florida cypress walls and ceilings and Dade County pine floors.
The compound, consisting of the Main Home and acharming Guest Cottage containing a total of 5,490+/- square feet with6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and a separate 2-car garage and storage building. The Guest House provides2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Ocean Apple has a unique and separateTreehouse Office with aBedroom loft.
The Treehouse Office and Bedroom has a spectacular ocean view out of12 well positioned windows. It also has ashower, bathroom, sink, air-conditioning, hardwood floors, cedar walls, a bamboo desk, loft with a king size bed andTV,and suspension bridge that connects to the master bedroom of the main house.
The Living Room of Ocean Apple’s main home opens through French doors toauthentic tropical hardwood Decks overlooking the pool and tropical gardens.
Complete with a wet bar, the Dining Room opens to a delightful Veranda for outdoor dining.
The newly renovatedKitchen with blue crystalcountertops adjoins a brand new Florida Family Room with high, wood ceilings and many windows looking out to the lush gardens
The 2nd level Master Bedroom Suite commands full ocean vistas and features a private Bath, walk-in Closets and private tropical hardwood Balcony with suspension bridge to the Treehouse Office andBedroom mentioned above.
Location: About Delray Beach
Ocean Apple enjoys a prime oceanfront location in the desirable North Beach Estate Section of historic Delray Beach, a beautifully preserved oceanfront enclave situated between Palm Beach and Boca Raton.
Nearby Atlantic Avenue is famous for its fine village shopping and gourmet dining. Delray Beach has received the All-America City award twice by the National Civic League (only city in the state of Florida to win twice), voted the “Most Fun Small Town in America”by theTravel Channeland voted as having the best beach in the Southeast United States by Travel and Leisure magazine.