New French Caribbean Oceanfront

5 Beds | 5.5 Baths | Approx. 7,000 sq. ft. | $5,900,000

Selected as the Wall Street Journal “House of the Day"!

Inspired by the plantation houses of Martinique and decorated with carefully replicated furniture of the period, this approximately 7,000 square foot home exudes the aura of the French Caribbean.

Situated on a private over-sized estate lot of almost two acres and 164 feet of beachfront, this property is near Ocean Drive where the Island's exclusive shops and restaurants are located. The Moorings Club, with its fine dining, golf, tennis, boating and fitness center, is within walking distance.  A 22 foot boat dock with lift will be made available for purchase. Also available for purchase are the interior period furnishings.

Walking through the elegant mahogany entrance and into the foyer, one is reminded of the splendid plantation houses of the French Caribbean, with winding mahogany staircase, fully workable shuttered interior doors, and mahogany windows and trim.

In the Great Room, there is the ocean view unfolding through multiple French doors. White marble floors subtlety framed in a detailed marble border have been honed to appear like one piece. A wood burning fireplace surrounded by a seating area completes the dramatic scene.

Further east and complemented by the laundry center and pantry is the incredible kitchen with a large seating area for guests and a dining niche overlooking the ocean. The kitchen appliances are “the best” that Wolf, Sub Zero and Miele have to offer. Truly a cook's paradise!

Still on the first floor, the Cabana Wing has a separate mini apartment with wet bar, refrigerator, and laundry center.  A Chinese marble shower highlights the bathroom.

Two en-suite bedrooms and a half bath complete the first floor.

Up the magnificent mahogany staircase (or via the elevator, if one wishes) and onto the second floor foyer, finished with Venetian Plaster walls surrounding arched transom vents and louvered mahogany doors, one enters the Master Suite.

The Master living room, with library and entertainment area, has a fireplace, wet bar, library complete with art niches, and a glorious balcony overlooking the ocean. The reflective ceiling also has a Venetian Plaster finish.

Through a second set of French Doors is the Master bedroom suite with a covered balcony, his and hers bathrooms, a soaking tub (with ocean views), and an immense walk in custom closet with its own laundry center. There is a separate shoe and accessory closet. The Ladies bathroom was created using rare white Greek Thassos marble and the finest fittings. The Gentleman’s bathroom is done in honey marble and mahogany cabinetry. Every detail has been considered including hidden televisions and appliance drawers in the bathrooms.

The grounds are just under two acres with 164 feet of private oceanfront.

Carpeted in barefoot-friendly Bermuda grass, the yard is a private playground. On the East side of the property is the heated infinity pool and spa. Hidden on the west side of the home is a fruit orchard and tranquil seating area.

The over-sized four bay garage is air conditioned to protect valuable collections. Over the garage are two air conditioned rooms for future consideration. Utilities are in place.

716 Reef Road, Vero Beach, Florida 32963

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