The tropical retreat at John’s Island was created to pay a glowing tribute to Old Florida. Not only does the dreamy waterfront setting amid mangroves suffuse the spirit but also does the welcoming sun-dappled architecture with its romantic French doors and shutters reminiscent of the nearby Caribbean. The entire 8,500 square feet of space affords panoramic vistas against a backdrop of relaxed serenity. Accoutrements such as an elevator and British Colonial louvered doors add to the sumptuous luxury. Entertainment rooms and the stunning master suite with Metropol-glass-tile bath were created on the second level to capture 360? island views. A private office overlooks Gem Island lakes. At garden level are children’s rooms and guest bedrooms. A breezeway connects an apartment. Crowning all of the splendor, an infinity pool sets the stage for starlit evenings.