Nestled between Bal Harbour and Miami Beach, Indian Creek Village is a private island comprised of 300 acres, and home to an affluent community with thirty two waterfront estates. Also on the island, is the private and exclusive Indian Creek Country Club, which has one of the oldest and beautifully secluded clubhouses in Florida, built in 1929 by architect Maurice Fatio. Occupying the interior landscape is the Club’s 18-hole world class golf course designed by golf architect, William S. Flynn in 1930. Known for its high security, the community founded the Indian Creek Village Public Safety Initiative in 1994, employing its very own police department which apart from safeguarding the land, provides 24/7 police patrol by boat, maybe the only one of its kind, protecting Indian Creek Island residences from Biscayne Bay.
I just listed 22 Indian Creek Drive for $12.9M. Located on the south side of the island, this property has not been offered for sale since 1972, when it was purchased by Martha and Arthur Appleton for $300k. Mrs. Appleton, Martha O’Driscoll, was a Hollywood starlet in the 1930′s and 1940′s. Appearing in more than thirty seven films, she was one of the first to play Daisy Mae in Li’l Abner. Introduced by Candice Bergen’s parents, Martha left the silver screen and moved to Chicago to become the wife of businessman, inventor and philanthropist, Arthur Appleton. The Appleton’s, like many snowbirds, made South Florida a second home, which was the case with their property at 22 Indian Creek Drive.
Situated on an 80,000 SF lot, this estate sale offers 200 FT of water frontage on Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. The Regency style home is well maintained, with more than 7,500 SF of living space.