Sharing an Island With the Rich and Famous

Posted on: July 17, 2020

As Featured in Mansion Global – It may be easier to get to Jupiter Island, a nearly 10-mile long barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway off Florida’s East Coast, but you won’t see much. Many residences are owned by celebrities, professional athletes and business leaders who live in mansions hidden behind hedges and sea grape trees.

However, a 10-story condominium— SeaGlass Jupiter Island— will provide its owners with a view and similar seclusion. Jim Cohen, Fontainebleau Development president of residential, says the project will be “on a site you can’t duplicate, surrounded by public parks and less than a mile from the Blowing Rocks Preserve.” Each of the 21 units will have unobstructed views of both the ocean and the waterway, Cohen says, and, like those mansions, heavy landscaping will hide the building’s gated entrance from the road.

Building sites are so rare that SeaGlass will be the first new condominium project on the island in two decades. The site was two properties, Cohen says, one owned by an affiliate of the Catholic Church and the other by 10 condominium owners. When the Vatican gave permission to sell the church’s parcel last year, the condo owners also agreed. “It took our team about a minute to decide to buy it,” Cohen laughs.

Construction will begin this fall and should be completed by fall of 2022. Prices range from $5.9 million for three-bedroom units to over $10 million for the building’s two penthouses. Interiors will feature top-end appliances and master suites with his-and-hers bathrooms and closets. All units will have oversized balconies with summer kitchens.

And celebrities should feel right at home: You can park in your private climate-controlled garage and take an elevator that opens right into your own apartment. “You can be as invisible as you want,” Cohen says.

More social residents will find a wealth of amenities, including a grand lobby with 24-hour staff, a club room with a catering kitchen, a dog walk with a bathing station, and a social terrace with barbecues and a fire pit. An infinity-edged heated pool with a sun shelf will face the ocean and 170 feet of private beach. Across the road on the waterway side will be a private dock for boats to pick up or drop off passengers.

“We expect to attract a very active community,” Cohen explains, “and a major focus is on our health and fitness center. The nearby nature preserve offers bike and running trails, kayaking, fishing and boating.”

One “delighted” buyer from the New York Metro area says, “After exploring other vacation developments in Florida and California, we were drawn to the uniqueness of Jupiter Island and the amenities and new construction of SeaGlass, but I wanted to see the site first. I was influenced by walking on the beach and experiencing the privacy and tranquility of the location as well as the ocean and Intracoastal views.”



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