You can take this Florida estate with an address on Ocean Drive quite literally. The Vero Beach Barrier Island property looks out toward the Atlantic with an unobstructed sea-meets-sky horizon line.
The oceanfront home is entered through a porch landing and an arched front door containing windows that reveal glimpses of the water beyond. Windows on either side of the door with arch-topped shutters echo the shape.
The more than 6,700 square feet of newly refurbished interiors feature columns, extensive millwork and beamed paneled ceilings. Wainscoting lines the grand staircase. Walls of windows capture ocean views from nearly every room.
The living room, complete with a fireplace and built-ins, opens to outdoor living space. Columns and a half-wall delineate the formal dining room, which has a tray ceiling and can easily accommodate a table for 10.
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The adjoining tiled-floor kitchen has a center island with a sink and an informal dining space beside a wall of windows. A veranda leads to the pool deck and beach.
The primary bedroom suite accesses a second floor lanai that overlooks the pool and the breaking waves.
Stone decking frames all four sides of the swimming pool in the resort-like backyard. Lawn surrounds the pool area, stopping at mature privacy landscaping on either side of the property and, toward the ocean, at a low hedge where a wooden walkway leads to the water and 100 feet of shoreline.
A one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house sits along the front drive for a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There’s garage parking for three vehicles.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport is about 40 miles away.
In addition to luxury homes and sandy beaches, Vero Beach offers boutiques, galleries, eateries, parks and museums. Golf, fishing and water sports are popular area activities.
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