This French Chateau inspired home is located at 670 Osprey Point Circle in the exclusive gated yacht enclave, The Sanctuary, in Boca Raton, FL. It was designed by Carlos Martin Architects, Inc. and was built in 2003. It boasts 11,611 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half bathrooms, elevator, 2-story foyer with black Galaxy granite and marble floors, living room with 3 sets of French doors overlooking the pool, cherry wood paneled library, banquet sized oval dining room, butler’s pantry with wine cellar and espresso machine, morning room, family room, 2500 square foot master retreat, pavilion, swimming pool with spa, 3-car garage and more. It is listed at $6,875,000. The only thing that I hate is that it is situated VERY close to its neighbors.

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  • Daniel

    Considering this community is only 3 minutes from my home, I feel like I have to defend it a little bit. Yes, the homes are squeezed onto their lots, and this home is one of the most guilty ones in the community. But this *is* Boca, and if you want acreage you have to go west of I-95 (Le Lac, Long Lake Estates, etc.). Regarding the privacy issue…well, this is The Sanctuary, and it is heavily guarded. I believe it is one of the few communities in S. Florida that not only has roving patrols on land, but also on sea. Needless to say, the only people who are going to see your home are invited guests and the other 100 or so residents in the community.

    As far as the house goes, I appreciate the French style, because it is so rare down here. Granted, it is far from perfect. The minaret seems a little tacky and misplaced, and the garages take up a lot of the front facade (space issue).




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  • Grrrowler

    The closeness to the neighbors doesn’t bother me. That’s just how most waterfront lots in south Florida are. My parents lived in Bay Colony back in the 90’s and it was the same way. What I don’t like about this house is the angled lot. It just looks wonky, and the western side of the house projects behind the neighbor’s house. Just bad.

    As for the house itself, I have to admin that it looks very well done. But, it’s way too uptight and formal for me. I would be afraid to walk around without shoes and put my feet up anywhere.




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  • Hugh

    Other than the small lot, the house feels sort of cramped. Particularly for nearly 12000 square feet.

    The wallpaper also bothers me.




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  • Marcus

    This house has been for sale 3 or 4 times since 2003 and always listed by Premier Estate Properties and for 7 years they have used the very same pictures. I wonder what the house really looks like now?




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  • NOVA Ben

    I actually like most of the interior of this home, it is very formal as Grrrowler pointed out, but for some reason it sits better with me than some other very formal homes. The exterior is just okay. I appreciate it for its relative rarity in FL, as Daniel said, but I take strong issue with the front-load garages ruining the facade. I know it’s 100% necessary given the lot, so obviously the lot is a problem for me too. I do know it’s commonplace in this area for the lot to be this small and for the house to conform closely to the lot lines, but as I’ve said before, I’ve never liked it when homes have that awkward, unbroken long wall that runs along the property line, it’s just tacky in my opinion. There’s good and bad here, but the bad outweighs the good for me.




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  • Mak

    Basically its like living in a condo or a row house. There are no views/privacy on either side. Whats it like in the other five bedrooms? Dark? Claustrophobic?

    Interesting though. The interior design is too cold, but maybe in hot Florida, thats ok.




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  • Venom

    This might be the worst lot I have ever seen in my life for a house that cost almost $7 million.
    No way, no hell.




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