Stunning French Mediterranean canalfront home in gated, exclusive Tortoise Island! Majestic window bands, keystones and brick accents offer a unique, striking exterior. Guests will be welcomed with unsurpassed elegance in the dramatic 20 foot foyer, which features illuminated niches and arches, custom curved oak staircase and exquisite Italian marble flooring. Extraordinary 20 foot high family room, with 2 story arched windows and elegant pecan flooring, features a massive wet bar and striking entertainment center. Formal living and dining rooms with columns, tray ceilings, luxurious dentil crown molding, elegant wood burning fireplace, library niches and large walk in wine closet. Extensive hardwood molding in family room, fleur-de-lis keystones, relief panels, fluted casing! Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, hardwood cabinets, high-end appliances, marble and granite flooring! Breathtaking second floor bridge offers columns, arches, & illuminated niches! Master suite features unique cantilever bed area, lighted niche, super canal view and bath with marble flooring, double vanities, large soaking tub and bidet. Spacious balcony with exquisite views. Outdoor oasis includes summer kitchen with wet bar, pool and private dock with boat lift. This executive home is ideally located on a quiet cul-de-sac and offers an over-sized 3 car garage. Unsurpassed amenities are offered in this exclusive community, including a well-appointed club house with pool, 6 tennis courts, playground, fitness center, relaxing saunas, game room and banquet rooms, which can be rented for entertaining events. Welcoming parties for new neighbors and lots of fun social activities for adults and kids alike. Quiet, well-manicured grounds and security gate with two 24 hour guards make this sought-after neighborhood ideal for growing families and executives alike.