8,699 SQ FT
This riverfront estate was expressly created to enrapture the senses and indulge every desire. Sprawling on close to 1.5-acres in an almost impossibly beautiful setting, this gated home is positioned just 1/2 mile north of the Pineda Causeway and 8 miles south of 520. An impressive private gate opens to a meandering pavered driveway that circles the front and is lush with oak trees, palms, flowering bushes, mango & Meyer lemon trees, and lush green lawn. The backyard feels more like a resort than a private residence with panoramic views of the Indian River and various patios to lounge or entertain. One of the few homes with a sandy beach on the river, this spot is ideal for building a sandcastle, launching a kayak, or just lying in the sun on a hot summer's day. Entertaining is a breeze with an outdoor patio living & dining area with a vaulted tongue & groove wood ceiling and multiple fans. This room features also features a wood burning stack stone fireplace adorned with a one of a kind pecky cypress mantle, a summer kitchen with a matching stack stone encased Forno Bravo pizza oven, marine grade cabinetry topped by a beautiful coordinating granite, and a Blanco stone sink. The grill area is connected to the propane line and features a commercial stainless vent hood. Close the electronic shutters and enjoy the heat radiating off the fireplace on winter nights. In the center of this glorious residence is a secluded pool & spa courtyard surrounded with a pavered deck and backdropped by a cabana. For convenience there are also two outside showers. A tanning ledge in the pool allows for taking in the rays while still ensconced in the crisp blue water and the spa waterfalls into the pool. Palm trees and intricate landscaping display throughout the courtyard for a high-end resort and spa like atmosphere and privacy. There are speakers in the cabana and pool area that connect to the house music system. Control all the landscape & exterior lighting, and the music system from the convenience of a mobile app. This home also features a whole house water filtration system and a denatured water system.
Quality craftsmanship and construction, every detail was carefully selected. Rich in appointments and countless special features including detailed moldings, high ceilings, tongue-in-groove ceilings in the living room & foyer, exquisite white washed oak hardwood flooring, superior lighting and hardware, security system, electronic shutters and a glistening, glamorous pool & spa, two pergolas, and waterfront summer kitchen. This Key West inspired elevation is modern but with a nod to old Florida design. Over 8,600 square feet of luxury living space/5 bdrm/6.5 bath/3 car garage that curves around the courtyard patio/pool courtyard, a series of arched picture windows line the grand hall. Custom Bahama shutters, window shades, and electronic solar shades throughout the home. A large custom designed media room with curved theatre screen for optimal viewing, seating for 12, equipped with a dual access closet dedicated for the electronics, and a 2nd storage closet. The powder room features a stone mosaic floor, custom vanity and a copper sink. The laundry room features quartz countertops, a deep laundry sink, custom cabinets, and a large double closet. Sand/mud room with built in custom bench, shelving and cabinetry. Open concept kitchen, living and dining room. Butler s pantry with custom cabinetry and a granite top near the dining area. Entertaining is effortless in the large kitchen outfitted with chef caliber finishes from the integrated custom sized Miele side-by-side refrigerator, Miele digital built in coffee maker, Bosch dishwasher, Gaggenau in-wall steam oven, and Wolf 6 eye gas cooktop & double oven. Every appliance is top of the line and either stainless steel or integrated to match the cabinets. You can rest assured your favorite libation is always the perfect temperature, thanks to the custom cabinet beverage area with a copper bar sink, Marvel undercounter beverage refrigerator, True undercounter wine refrigerator, and an icemaker. The furniture grade cabinetry is outfitted with pull outs and shelving, a designated dish cabinet, open shelves for dcor, bar section for wine and crystal, an oversized center island with a separate quartz sink & garbage disposal for a 2nd food prep area, and underneath storage on three sides. The pantry is a room unto itself with custom cabinetry including pull out pantry baskets and a quartz countertop, and ample shelving. The breakfast room is open to the dining room and living room beyond with floor to ceiling windows with an incredible view of the grounds and far reaching river scenery. Sunsets are spectacular. The first floor master bedroom suite overlooks the river and has sliding doors that open to a large private patio. The master bathroom suite is lovely with a spa like setting, custom cabinets including integrated dresser, walk in closet, garden tub, large walk in marble & stone shower and private water closet all ornamented with elegant stone backsplash and modern trim work. There is also direct access to the pool courtyard. Speakers for the house music system are throughout the master suite & patio. Upstairs a second master suite & bath with expansive river views, extra large children s dormitory bedroom with ensuite bath, 3rd large bedroom with ensuite bath, a bonus/tv room, linen closet, and large storage closet makes for the perfect guest wing. All closets have custom built in shelving. On the East wing, pocket doors open to a large study with Spanish inspired tile floors and sliding glass doors leading to a covered front patio making this an optimal room for a pool table, man-cave, cigar lounge or library. A cabana bath and dressing room with direct access to the pool courtyard completes this unique floor plan. A door separates the main house to an upstairs apartment where in-laws or a caretaker could reside in absolute comfort and privacy. The richness and opulence of the main house continues in the apartment with spacious rooms including a large living room, splendid kitchen, full bath and a large bedroom with doors that open to a covered balcony all with expansive views of the Banana River to the east and the Indian River to the West. The 3rd car garage is below and is set up for washer and dryer.
Situated less than mile from the Pineda Causeway on the much sought after scenic South Tropical Trail, Merritt Island. The land surrounding South Tropical Trail is known for its preserves, boating and proximity to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The Tropical Trail area is lined with remarkable homes, many with unsurpassed views of the river. With ocean access to the north or south or cruising down the Intracoastal, the dazzling waters of the Indian River provide the perfect backdrop for your lifestyle. If you have an active routine, this area is a haven for bikers, runners or for just enjoying an evening stroll along the river. Boating, fishing, ocean access and local dining and shopping are all within few minutes. Located a short drive to Holy Trinity Private school, Melbourne Medical District Kennedy Space Center, the Beachline, I-95 and less than an hour to Orlando International Airport.