Villa Maria is a private and magnificent waterfront estate with stately gardens and glorious views of Mecox Bay. The residence is sited on 7.6 acres with a dock and 680 feet of bulk headed bay front (additional acreage available). The present owners, world renowned designers, purchased this spectacular property in 2005 and began a 6 year project to restore the home’s original 1920’s grandeur while modernizing it into a splendid 21st century estate. At 22,000 sq. ft., it has 11 bedrooms including a 6-room beautifully appointed master suite, a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase, a 60 foot living room with original fresco details and a state of the art kitchen. All principal rooms are brilliantly sunny and take advantage of the panoramic water views. The outdoor spaces feature a grand 2-story portico and a large stone terrace overlooking the wide lawn and bay. There is a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a charming two bedroom guest house.