The home is on the market for $12,950,000, and the center of its front entry has an opening for a ylang-ylang tree—a specimen common in tropical climates throughout Asia.
The custom-designed opening means the tree can flourish right on the front porch. As an olfactory benefit, the tree produces the flowers used to make the popular perfume Chanel No. 5.
“When [the owners] saw that tree and experienced the scent of the flower, they thought that it would be an absolutely perfect match [for their ideas for the house,]” says John Poletto, the co-listing agent with Mark Nestler. “The Florida country club lifestyle allows for complete openness, and at the same time, a very dramatic feel.”
The owners ticked the boxes on a…