Luxury abounds in this one-of-a-kind riverfront home on highly sought after South Tropical Trail in Merritt Island, Florida. The home features 6,188 square feet with a 726 square foot 3-car garage, 75-foot dock with boat lift, and 106 feet of waterfront footage on .64 acres. Enjoy outstanding Indian River and sunset views of manatees and dolphins from multiple balconies and large windows. This beautiful home includes a main house with a connected yet separate 2-story lavish apartment. It is a perfect blend of style and functionality. If you work from home, desire large or multi-generational living spaces, are interested in rental income, or all of the above, don't miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of paradise. Come and see for yourself! ***SEE MORE IN SUPPLEMENT The heart of the home is an open-concept, eat-in gourmet kitchen with an expansive island, Wolf/Sub Zero appliances (1), numerous wood cabinets and storage, a formal dining area, wet bar, separate laundry room with folding table and an adjacent formal living room with a beautiful gas fireplace. A full kitchen bathroom also serves as a pool bath. The sunken family room features a sizable seating area with large-screen TV and an elevated ping-pong/pool table area that includes numerous appliances (2) for ease in entertaining.
The home has 5 bedrooms with an option of a 6th, 3 of which are ensuites. The 6.5 bathrooms all have and granite countertops and showers that feature ceramic tile and glass enclosures.
The main house includes 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. At the top of a private stairway entrance, the first bedroom/office features an expansive 2nd floor porch overlooking the Indian River and a private bathroom with dressing table and Toto Bidet. This area also includes an airconditioned walk-in attic for storage. The spacious downstairs master bedroom has unbelievable water views, a walk-in closet, kitchenette, bathroom with double sinks, large shower and a handicapped bathtub. A second private stairway leads to an upstairs master bedroom featuring a sunset porch, a haven in which to relax at the end of the day, a bathroom with Toto Bidet, whirlpool tub; and duel shower systems with rain head and a sauna. The vanity with double sinks includes a dressing table-TV mirror.
A handicapped-accessible apartment for family or rental usage includes private-access and hurricane impact windows throughout. The eat-in kitchen and laundry area features appliances galore (3), and ample wood cupboards/pantries for storage. The adjacent full bathroom features a Kohler hand painted artist edition pedestal sink and toilet.
Beautiful hardwood stairs with the option of an Acorn stair lift serve as access to the apartment's second floor which contains 2 bedrooms, a living room (or 3rd bedroom) and a bathroom. The first bedroom includes built-in desk space and a porch with pool river views across the hall. The second bedroom adjoins a living/office area with kitchenette and an outdoor screened in porch with expansive water views. The adjacent bathroom includes double sinks, a private toilet area, dressing table and a gorgeous shower with built in seating. Up one additional flight of stairs is a 3rd story with a 450 square foot multi-purpose bonus room with built-in book cases, extensive storage, and use as an optional game room, guest area or private office.
There are 3 exits in the main house to an electric-heated salt-water sports pool with hot tub (2018) that includes a beach, fountain, outside shower, in-pool ledge-lounger chaises and table with umbrella and extensive resort-style landscaping all surrounded by a fence with LED lights that come on automatically at night. 2 large ceramic tiled porches, one on either side of the pool, allow for outdoor grilling, sitting and sunning. A LP hook up is available for outdoor fireplace. The doggie door exits to the pool area leads to a mulched/gated area in back of the home.
A 75-foot dock with a 10,000 lb. boat lift that draws an average of 4 feet stretches out into the Indian River. The dock was reinforced and new Trex composite decking was added (2018). The end of the dock is under a metal roof and features seating for wildlife viewing, holders for fishing poles and storage.
The home has a decorative metal gate controlled by a gate opener. A two-car and one-car garage, both with vaulted ceilings, feature cabinets for storage as well as additional ceiling storage bays. The exterior of the home was painted in 2022 and a new metal roof was installed in 2020. There are three new variable cycle Trane/Daykin air conditioners with heat pumps and a mini split in the room connecting the main house/apartment (2021/22). Two propane-fueled tankless water heaters (2015/2017) allow for hot water on demand. A new 3-zone automatic irrigation system (2022) runs off a well (2020) and pump (2022) and supplies water to the home sprinkler system and the dock. The septic system is maintained annually.
The home is a mixture of concrete and wood construction with a terminate bond and was built in 3 phases: 1) 1930 - Front of house to kitchen, wood frame. 2) 1990's family room and upstairs master bedroom, concrete on 1st floor and wood frame on second floor. 3) 2008 garage and apartment, solid concrete. A complete home remodel was completed in 2022. Home furnishings and Hurricane Fun Deck Boat (2011) w/low hours, negotiable with sale.
1 Wolf/Sub Zero appliances (2016) include: 48" glass door refrigerator/freezer; duel-fuel double-oven range with charbroiler, griddle, 4 gas burners and pro-island hood; convection steam oven; 2 deep fryers with pro-wall hood; 2 microwave drawers; 2 warmers; coffee system station, and 2 Kitchen aid dishwashers/trash compactor. Wet bar includes Wolf undercounter refrigerator and icemaker. LG Washer/Dryer (2022) in laundry room.
2 Family Room appliances (2016 2020) include: refrigerator, beverage cooler, wine cooler, dishwasher, refrigerator, icemaker
3 Apartment kitchen appliances (2018) include: oven with ceramic cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor and new Samsung stackable washer/dryer (2022).