Lighthouse Point


The Tupek's New House in Florida

4270 NE 23rd Terrace

Lighthouse Point, Florida  33064




It is located south of Boca Raton, between Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach.  It is on the Inland Waterway and this boating community has lots of canals.   The Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club, the heart of the community, has 20 har-tru tennis courts, boats, boat docks, a huge pool, fitness center, spa with massages, restaurant and bar, a bridge club, privileges at two nearby country clubs for golf, and a full social calendar. 


Information on Lighthouse Point Community





Aerial Photos

(courtesy of Zillow)


Aerial - looking East

Aerial - looking West


Aerial - looking North

Aerial - looking South


Aerial - looking north at end of street


Area Map

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Neighborhood Map

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Area Map


Neighborhood Map



House Photos


Front of House






Aerial View of Back of House

(not our boat; photo taken years ago)


Step inside

Looking from front door in to right, with conversation pit on the right beyond the green planter; dining room in the far center; kitchen is behind partial wall on the left.




Lights under planter bring a glow to the floor.



Conversation Pit with TV and fireplace. 

TV and Fireplace wall.  Door on left goes to 3rd bedroom on the front of the house.



Looking from 3rd bedroom door across conversation pit to foyer area.  Front door is on left.  Door opening in middle goes back to Master Bedroom, Laundry room and garage door.

Area behind green planter is foyer.  Notice high niche/shelf for display above passageway to Master suite..  




Kitchen and dining area.


Kitchen has sink area with window to the right that opens out to a bar/shelf out by the pool deck.



Dining Room


Looking from the Dining Room towards the Foyer/Sitting area and Front Door. 



Laundry room

Door to Double Garage, with storage above.


The Penguin Powder Parlor

Karen's hand-painted tiles in the floor.


Karen painted the old-fashioned tub with penguins to match the bought penguin tiles.





Master bedroom features a 45 degree angled wall for the bed, looking out the French doors onto the deck,  pool, dock and canal. 


Door to hallway.

In the background is a den area off of the Master bedroom.



Built-in furniture in office.Desk overlooks water.


Master Bathroom:  Shower and door to pool.  Two sinks and a vanity.  Note display shelf above



Walk-in Closet with various hanging and shelving units.


OLD PHOTO; OLD LAYOUT:  Looking from hallway that has the Master Bedroom, the Powder Room, the Laundry Room and the Garage Door, towards the Foyer and Sitting Room with sunken TV area beyond.

OLD PHOTO; OLD LAYOUT:  Looking from Master Bedroom wing towards Front Door, and Foyer/Sitting area.



Rear Guest Bedroom opens out to back deck and pool.

From Rear Guest Bedroom looking back toward shared bathroom and door to main room. 


Front Guest Room


Front Guest Room looking towards front.


Looking from Guest Room to Bathroom.  Vanities are separated from the other area, below, by a pocket door.

Cabana Bath:  Door to bathroom from the pool.


Outside:  Deck, Pool and Spa




Jacuzzi spa with waterfall that spills into main pool.


Note deck area toward the rear of photo with nice area for dining table.





A friendly visitor on the dock: an iguana. 

(They look mean and ugly but they are harmless.)



Photos taken before we purchased the house, before repainting the decking and refurbishing the furniture:

Pool area with hot tub on right.

The chaise lounges are on the dock area.



The Dock, The Boat and The Waverunner


 Two level dock area has nice view from dock on left, out to main canal to the Inland Waterway.

Note our boat tied up to the dock with "whips."


Our 25-foot Sea-Ray boat, named "Oleona" after a base in the Antarctic established and named by my father on his Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1946-48.


Our 25-foot boat sleeps 4, in a pinch.





Rear of our house, with wave runner on the lift.

The Yamaha wave runner.


Local Christmas Lights

Every surface of the house was blanketed in lights.

"The Shark" bush hedge.

The Christmas Boat Parade at our club, the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club.


South Florida Activities



Palm Beach

Worth Avenue (upscale shopping) in Palm Beach

The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach

Flagler Museum in Palm Beach

Lion Country Safari

Palm Beach Zoo



Tennis Center

Sundy House

Morikami Gardens


Boca Raton

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on A1A

Boca Town Center on Glades

Boomers Recreation Center w/ outside miniature golf on Glades

Mizner Park on Federal

Mizner/Boca Downtown/

Mega-mansion Tour


Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Island Park

Deerfield Beach – ocean swim


Pompano Beach

Butterfly World on Sample Road

Festival Flee Market Mall on Sample Road


Fort Lauderdale

Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall

Holiday Everglades Park – Everglades Airboat Rides

Segway Tour in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (Oakland Park)

Jungle Queen Cruise

Las Olas Shopping


Miami / South Beach

Viscaya – Historical house and gardens

Key Biscayne – park on beach at tip

Marine World

Venetian Pool – Coral Gables

Parrot Jungle – New on Key Biscayne

Coconut Grove

The Kampong

Fairchild Gardens

Miami MetroZoo

Parrot Jungle – Old (now local park)

Parrot Jungle – New, on Key Biscayne

Monkey Jungle

Boat – inland waterway & ocean; beach dock south of Ft. Lauderdale Port Everglades at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania.

Bike Ride

Golf – Galore (see below)



San Marco Island

The Everglades




The Keys: Key Largo/Islamorada/Key West (6 hours drive)

Disney World

Universal Studios

Sea World

Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center

Sanibel and Captiva Islands




Golf Courses

SOUTH FLORIDA COURSES (from South to North)



Emerald Hills, Hollywood (gourmet)  $125 after noon

Doral Resort

Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami $160 in season; $40 in summer - Wonderful

The Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables – pricey

Country Club of Miami – 36 holes


South towards Fort Lauderdale:

Jacaranda – nice, off I-695  $99/79/59

*Plantation Preserve, near Jacaranda  $65/60 looks nice from air

*Oak Tree CC – W. Commercial, Fort Lauderdale – looks nice from air

Colony West, W of Jo’s, Tamarac - Champ $49/$39  Glades $23/$19

Woodmont CC, Cypress & Pines courses, N of Colony in Tamarac (highly recommended)



Heron Bay TPC

Arrowhead, 8201 SW 24th Street , Fort Lauderdale,



Pompano Beach Public $45 – two 18 hole courses; pretty decent

Deer Creek $130

Palm Aire (4 courses: Oaks, Cypress, Sabal, Palm)

Hillsborough Pines – crappy (Century Village)

*Carolina GC Margate (SW. of Rock Island Rd and Sample) $60 am; $50 pm

Orioles GC $41; $33 after noon; SSW of Rock Island and Sample; just S or Carolina

CHK: Adios in Deerfield $125 (just NW of Hillsboro and Fl. Tpk.) 954 574-1455 - private?

Crystal Lake in Deerfield off Sample cheap  954 943-2902



Boca Del Mar (reciprocity with Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club)

*Boca Municipal


*Boca Dunes AKA Sandlefoot Cove


Delray/Boynton Beach:

**Polo Trace  $129 - Lovely

Delray Municipal – after 1, $38

*Villa Delray Golf 561-498-1444

*Links at Boynton Beach (Municipal) $59; after 1pm $39 – Very Nice

*Cypress Creek in BB

*Westchester Country Club  27 holes

Lakeview – Par 3  $31

Park Ridge (built on old Mt. Trashmore)

Village of Golf in BB:  Delray Dunes and Quail Ridge


Fort Worth/Palm Beach

*Okeeheelee $47/42/37 – NICE (ask to play “red to blue” or Heron and Eagle)

*Palm Beach National $59 on Thursdays – looks nice

Palm Beach Golf Course – Par 3 on the ocean $46 in season

Lake Worth – on inland waterway GC $54/48/41

North Palm Beach Golf Course (on Intercoastal, partially)

Lone Pine - ok

Winston Trails in Lake Worth $59

Links at Madison Green $60

Gulf Stream – on ocean semi-private  $55?

Royal Palm

Turtle Bay











©  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 by Karen Ronne Tupek