Listing of the Day
Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Price: $8.5 million
Tucked away in John’s Island, a seaside community in Vero Beach, this three-story house is surrounded by water, with a pool in front and the ocean at the back.
The home is comfortable yet dramatic, as large windows offer views of the Atlantic. The beach, however, is not at your fingertips. It is reached by a walkway that leads past mangrove trees and down to a sandy beach.
The house was originally built in 1985, but was gutted and renovated in 2004. The owner, the chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company, has developed Alzheimer’s and is selling the home, according to Bob Gibb, the owner of John’s Island Real Estate, and the listing agent for the property.
The 9,761-square-foot house, sited on a 1.34-acre lot, has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and one partial bath. The home has a flexible layout, and other rooms, like a study, or a family room, could conceivably be converted to extra guest rooms.
The house was designed by Vero Beach architect Peter Moor.
The home offers several places to lounge and dine, both indoors and outdoors. A gas fireplace keeps guests warm on chilly nights, and an elevator services the home’s three floors.
The community of John’s Island is located in Vero Beach, about 140 miles north of Miami.
Members of the nearby John’s Island Club have access to three 18-hole golf courses and 17 Har-tru tennis courts, as well as a fitness center and dining facilities.
Agent: Bob Gibb, John’s Island Real Estate Company