The Parker Estate, a one-of-a-kind custom property in Boca Raton owned by the family of Constant Contact Founder and Tech Entrepreneur Randy Parker, has hit the market for $52 million. The triple-lot compound located in the prestigious Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club neighborhood is currently the most expensive residential estate listing in Boca Raton. The 1.7-acre waterfront property includes a prized southeast-facing corner lot, 437 feet of water frontage overlooking both the Intracoastal Waterway and a side canal, and an arboretum-like vacant 0.4-acre lot across the street.
The Parker Estate was designed by celebrated architect Mitch Kunik to pay homage to some of the owners’ favorite vacation spots. The estate draws inspiration from the tropical resort lifestyle, deftly balancing nature, luxury and privacy. The stunning 1.7-acre waterfront estate includes a prized southeast-facing corner lot, 437 feet of water frontage overlooking both the Intracoastal Waterway and a side canal, and an arboretum-like vacant 0.4-acre lot across the street. Since its founding, Royal Palm has been a gathering ground and desired address for South Florida’s high society and community, business, philanthropic and social leaders.
The home features a 10,000-square-foot curvilinear main house with custom ceilings, windows and innovative architectural elements, and interior design by award-winning designer Arlene Workman. The interior design was created by award-winning designer Arlene Workman. The top level is dedicated to the principal suite, which offers expansive views, blackout shutters, his-and-hers bath suites, massive closets, workout and sitting areas, and private access to a rooftop sun patio. The suite is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning vistas.
The large, open kitchen with a 15-foot-long island and double stoves, ovens, sinks, and dishwashers is perfect for hosting cooking classes and tasting demonstrations by local chefs. A separate guest house reminiscent of the bungalows at the Little Palm Island resort in the Florida Keys, including a unique palm frond ceiling, soaking tub for two and private outdoor shower.
The outdoors features two swimming pools, including an infinity-edge pool that wraps around the main house and overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, and a more traditional pool between the main house and guest house. There is also a covered patio for entertaining and outdoor living inspired by the grand outdoor dining pavilion at Little Dix Bay Resort in the British Virgin Islands, with a pyramidal roof supported by three columns of different heights.
The grounds were designed and maintained by Craig Morell, one of the top horticulturists in Florida, the former horticulturist of what is now The Boca Raton resort and the Pinecrest Gardens in Miami, and a retired director of Coconut Grove’s The Kampong, one the gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. He helped bring the owners’ vision of a tropical jungle paradise to life, importing unique trees and plants from around the world.
The Parker Estate, which was featured in the 59th edition of Florida Architecture magazine in 1998, The estate draws inspiration from the tropical resort lifestyle, deftly balancing nature, luxury and privacy. The property is listed by Jill Hertzberg and Jon Mann of The Jills Zeder Group.
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