THE ENCHANTING VILLA MARIA — a Jazz Age waterfront estate built in 1919 and lovingly restored to its formal brilliance by footwear designer and Nine West co-founder Vince Camuto and his wife, Louise — overlooks Mecox Bay from a private, gated compound of some 15 acres. Over a period of five years, a team of architects and designers expertly melded the estate’s historic splendor with state-of-the-art comforts and amenities to create a masterpiece of livable art. From its impressive grand entrance foyer with a soaring triple-story spiraling staircase to its hand-honed limestone floors, imported Carrara marble baths, and oversized formal rooms, the magnificent 22,000-square-foot baronial mansion is designed for entertaining on a grand scale.
North and South terraces command the grounds, also fully restored, which are beautifully highlighted by four formal gardens designed for privacy. Additional amenities include a carriage house, separate gatehouse, pool pavilion, and tennis court.