As beautiful and tranquil as a luxury villa compound on a tropical island, this riverfront estate in Riomar Bay is tucked away on a cul-de-sac isle, where southwesterly vistas take in a spellbinding expanse of wide-open river waters, dotted with wooded islets, stretching all the way down to the 17th Street Bridge and beyond. Built in 2008, the casually elegant main residence and companion guest house were designed by noted Vero Beach architect Moulton Layne and constructed by J.C. Welton, a respected high-end firm also based in Vero Beach.
A tree-canopied drive circles around to the front courtyard, centered on a natural rock fountain in this serene tropical garden opening up a view of the river through the home's French-door entry. Once inside, the river's full beauty is showcased in the fresh, light interiors that flow openly from room to room. Set off by airy pavilion-style ceilings, the great room and family room open to the gorgeous outdoor gathering space by the resort-inspired pool, taking advantage of the river views and romantic sunsets in this relaxing realm with various lounge areas tucked among the gardens and swaying palm trees.
Picturesque views also backdrop the spacious riverfront master suite which enjoys the luxury of two separate baths plus an outdoor spa. Other family members and guests have the privacy of four more bedroom suites including the separate two-story guest house entered from the front courtyard by another garden fountain. Complete with lift-equipped dockage for the boater, this Riomar Bay estate stands out as a true masterwork notable for its fine design and craftsmanship as well as its sensational riverfront setting.
River Drive, Vero Beach, Florida. In the heart of Vero Beach's barrier island, between the two bridges to the mainland, Riomar Bay is a sought-after gated riverfront community offering wonderful seclusion in town near the private Riomar Country Club, Quail Valley River Club, and the charming village's ocean beachfront, fine boutiques, restaurants, and cultural attractions including the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Riverside Theatre.
On 138+/- feet of riverfront, this lushly landscaped island-inspired estate commands a wide-open southerly perspective from its tranquil palm-studded setting lined with privacy hedges. Banks of glass open the main house to the long-range river views that take in the distant Bridge and end the day with a romantic sunset. The classic columned verandah steps out to the garden terrace where palm trees anchor the elegantly designed pool and spa. Another lounge area takes in the view from right by the water's edge. Dockage on the other side of the shoreline is outfitted with a boat lift.
American walnut floors, peaked ceilings, custom millwork, and impact-rated glass are featured finishes in spacious floor-plan totaling 6,674+/- square feet with five bedrooms and six and a-half baths including the guest house plus a two-bay garage. Amenities include a whole-house sound system.
River views are captured right at the courtyard entry into the airy great room where French doors open to the poolside verandah amid the river's full beauty. Classic columns anchor the wood-paneled cathedral ceiling of this comfortably elegant gathering space which has custom built-ins including a media center, across from a walk-through wet bar also accessible from the pool area. The open dining room connects to the gourmet kitchen which is beautifully designed with a beamed cathedral ceiling, crisp white cabinetry, contrasting granite counters, and a wood-topped island/bar. High-end appliances include the Wolf gas range, oven, and microwave; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer; Bosch dishwasher; KitchenAid dishwasher drawers; and Miele coffee system. Leading to the poolside verandah and also accessing the wet bar, the open cathedral-ceilinged family/breakfast room is brightened by a river-view bay window and anchored by an inviting fireplace. Across the living room, a vestibule enters the riverfront master suite which opens to a relaxing outdoor spa and also overlooks a serene garden. Next to a custom-fitted study/office facing the river, the peak-ceilinged master bedroom is accompanied by two luxurious marble baths, one with a jetted tub and shower, both with walk-in closets. Two more bedroom suites are privately placed in separate wings.
Guest House: Across the garden courtyard, the two-story guest house features a light-filled double-height sitting room finished with cottage-style paneled walls and served by a wet bar. There are two bedroom suites, one on each level.
- Single Family
- 6 full / 1 half
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