Marsh Island, Vero Beach Florida, USA
Marsh Island is a charming and elegant community that reflects the architectural beauty and romance of old Florida elegantly wrapped around modern conveniences. The location takes advantage of the area’s tropical splendor and well protected waterside location, referred to as the “perfect hurricane hole”.
Within this secluded compound is the Marsh Island Riverfront Showplace, a home that sits just steps from the water and overlooks the marina. Surrounded by verdant tropical foliage and filled with panoramic river views, this enchanting villa is a wonderful place for living, entertaining and taking advantage of a superb river front location nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Indian River Lagoon. The villa is one of only 32 residences that will occupy this island. Each has a private boat slip.
The spacious four bedroom/four bathroom villa, with a guest cottage, features plantation touches designed with a modern hand. Soft shades of creams and smoky blue accented with touches of muted coral and brown define the exteriors spaces. Exposed rafters detail the terraces and balcony roofs. Gentle arches, wrought iron trim, plantation shutters, cedar roof and outdoor spaces add to the “Caribe meets Florida” old world charm. Tropical gardens and strategically placed Mediterranean pots filled with tropical plants filled the grounds and surround the swimming pool and terraces.
The interior is airy with soaring ceilings and flowing open floor plan. The moment you enter through the double wooden doors, you are in a tropical courtyard perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Approaching the main interior, a grand staircase sweeps upward accented with an oculus window that brings in the sun and glimpses of the marina. The expansive living area is beautifully detailed and spacious open floor plan accented with custom touches such as a fireplace, specialized windows and a soaring ceiling with exposed beams. Three sets of French doors open to the courtyard, bringing in lots of light and wonderful views.
The large elegantly appointed designer kitchen features white custom cabinets, large island for prep and serving, flowing grey granite countertops and stainless steel gourmet appliances; SubZero fridge, Bosch dishwasher, Wolf range. Just off the kitchen is the family nook for relaxing and TV watching. It opens to covered patios for sitting or dining.
The large master suite with ensuite bathroom is a private oasis with stunning views of the marina. Upstairs has two suites that share an expansive covered balcony overlooking the marina. Each of the lower and upper level suites feature custom details such as crown, built ins for storage plus beautifully appointed and light filled en suite bathrooms with glass enclosed showers, soaking tubs and soft creamy granite trim. Guest cottage sits above the two car garage and contains one bedroom with kitchenette.