Although things have quieted down quite a bit from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, it’s spring break time and thousands of college students will still head to the Fort Lauderdale beaches. The beach town that started the tradition in the 1930s, when northern college swim teams took advantage of the spring school break to compete in Fort Lauderdale tournaments and spread news of the city’s big sandy beaches and cheap hotel prices to their fellow students, is much different than the hotel balcony diving and wet t-shirt contest days. Instead of spring breakers, it is now the home of rich guys, beach penthouses, the world’s largest boat show and yachts on its 165 miles of water.
Now for sale is a Fort Lauderdale waterfront house within walking distance of the glam shopping and restaurants of upscale Las Olas Boulevard and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. Appearing like a boat under sail, the curved concrete roof, wood, stone and glass home with three-level terraces over the water is 4,500 square feet. The three-bedroom, four-bath house was designed by Vernon Pierce which, according to Tropic Magazine, he modeled after a ship and his love of boating. In some areas the interior is open to the third floor crow’s nest office accessed by sweeping spiral staircase and 24-foot custom chandelier with sunlight and breezes flowing through large expanses of glass. The exterior has multiple levels of terraces and decks overlooking the private dock, pool and spa.
Sailboat inspired home near Fort Lauderdale shopping and dining and for walks along the beach, priced at $4.375 million.
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