Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Marco’s Greystone Manor

Waterfront Estate on a Grand Scale

Greystone Manor offers a grand Venetian palazzo lifestyle in a modern manor setting with over the top “wow” factors in its architectural details and location.

Located on 1690 Copeland Drive in the prestigious Estates area of Marco Island, it is on nearly three acres of lush tropical gardens complete with a lighted tennis court, adjoining gazebo and a yacht-sized dock. With the main floor at 24 feet above sea level, Greystone Manor overlooks a breathtaking panoramic view of Robert’s Bay.

Greystone, with its impressive solid grey stone exterior, offers elegance, posh European charm and modern living geared for large-scale entertainment or a coastal retreat with a tranquil vista of the pristine waters of Roberts Bay.

A magnificent Porte Cochere grand entrance accented with a custom made wrought iron chandelier welcomes guests into the spectacular Grand Salon with its 52×52-foot space and a 25-foot barrel ceiling. The impressive Renaissance style ceiling was masterfully created by Italian artisans. The Grand Salon lends itself for memorable celebrations.

Ten marble Corinthian columns anchor the lofty spaces of the Grand Salon.

The Roma Crema marble floor complements the rich earthy tones of the surrounding walls. The leaded glass windows and archways leading into the private quarters providing utmost privacy for the Master Suite wing.

The Master Bedroom’s Venetian barrel ceiling continues in the Grand Salon style. It has a seating area; morning room with a wet bar; His and Hers bathrooms; private balconies with a spiral staircase leading to the pool area with a cherry paneled Study accessed by a secret door.

The Master bath is crowned with a domed ceiling and a Fine Art chandelier with crystal fins. The bathroom’s custom glass windows reflect over 10 different glass patterns creating a rare piece of art.

A fully equipped modern gourmet kitchen is warm and functional with silver travertine marble floor laid out in herringbone pattern adding to the rich millworks in the room. A stairway leads to an adjacent apartment for live-in staff with its own private entrance.

In the guest bedroom wing downstairs, retractable glass walls open onto a private pool in the quatrefoil shape favored in the Renaissance. A sweeping balcony overlooks a fountain and lush tropical garden delivering plentiful sights and sounds of Marco’s wildlife.

Abundant with natural beauty and tranquility, the Manor’s private botanical garden is dotted with palms, rare varieties of bamboo, bromeliad and staghorn gardens, trellises of blooming bougainvillea and even a veggie garden.

History: Residents still drive by Copeland Drive to get a glimpse of the “House that Bob Turley built.” With its impressive appearance, it could be a Tuscan Villa, a museum or a private retreat. “Bullet Bob” built this mansion for his family, friends and the community. He spent 12 years in the American League mostly with the New York Yankees, pitched in five World Series and earned the Cy Young Award. Bob called his Marco Island Mansion “Casa Nel Sole” (Our House in the Sun). Islanders fondly call it the “Turley Mansion.”

The present owners have lived in Greystone Manor for 20 years, finished two major renovations enhancing Greystone’s rare modern manor appeal. It is 20,000 square feet under roof.

For more information about Greystone Manor, contact Jim and Nikki Prange for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty at 239-642-1133 or email jim.prange@sothebysrealty.com.

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