At Ocean Park, you get the best of both worlds.
“Ocean Park was meant to be the grande dame of condominium residences for people who just didn’t want the hassle of maintaining a house,” explains Michael Thorpe, Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty co-owner. “But with all the finishes, accouterments, physical plant, residential garages and a full-time manager, it lives like one.”
“We were surprised when we first came to see the space at 1010 Easter Lily Lane,” says the owner. “It feels like a comfortable family home. We brought a lot of the outside elements in to make it beachy but not overly beachy.”
The owners saw a great potential when they first viewed the property. After purchase, they upgraded with LED lighting, tile features, custom closets, finished attic space, motion-activated lighting and thermostats to increase the home’s efficiency.
The elegant British West Indies Ocean Park condominium complex, developed by Flamevine Partners and built by Palm Coast Development in 2010, integrates shops and a restaurant and is situated adjacent to Humiston Park on Ocean Drive. The three-story, 12-unit property was designed to promote security, privacy and a walkable lifestyle.
“[No. 203] is really is a unique condo,” says Treasure Coast Sotheby’s other co-owner, Kimberly Thorpe. “It has features that aren’t found anywhere else. The owners are in the construction business, so they are very meticulous.”
“It’s very light; it’s very bright, it’s beachy. Yet it has elements of solidity and all the woodwork and accouterments of a home. That’s the allure of it, the design and physical improvements. It’s a home that’s already turnkey and ready for its next owner,” says Michael Thorpe.
Only four units share this wing of the building. A set of double doors opens into the foyer of the 3.600-square-foot unit, with a long, marble-lined hall at the core of the space. The bi-level layout with its 10-foot ceilings invites the sunshine into the generous living areas with high-quality finishes throughout, including crown molding, tray ceilings, walnut handrails, wainscoting and custom cabinetry.
The media room is located near the front entry behind a set of pocket doors, creating a buffer so movie lovers can watch films with theater-style, surround-sound. An adjoining closet and full bath are accessible via the back hall, making it easy to sneak into the kitchen without disturbing others and adding flexibility to use the room as a fourth bedroom, office, studio or den.
Further down the main hall, the private elevator allows for easy access to the upper level or you can ascend via the main staircase. The owners created a hidden under-stair storage area with a push-latch entrance and a discreetly placed pet door allowing their feline residents to take refuge in their own secret space.
The lower level encompasses the communal living areas, offering a seamless, open floor plan that accommodates entertaining on the main floor and sleeping areas on the upper level, allowing for a retreat removed from the hustle and bustle of the shared spaces below.
A breakfast nook just off the kitchen creates an intimate space for small gatherings. The wet bar draws the eye with an antique copper sink and mother-of-pearl backsplash. On the opposite side of the room, a small built-in desk abuts a half wall, providing a place to work while enjoying the ocean view.
The condo offers spectacular ocean and park views from the formal living and dining rooms. This generous open space features a marble-faced, remote-start gas fireplace situated between built-in cabinetry.
The balcony features a tongue and groove ceiling, fans and plenty of space for cookouts via the in-line gas valve.
It’s hard to imagine a better spot to greet the sunrise, people watch or sip cocktails. The way the unit is sited, you can take in both sunrise and sunset.
“The proximity to the park is not only a visual attraction; but if you have kids or grandkids or you want to get out and run with the dog, there are acres of green space right there that you don’t have to maintain,” says Michael Thorpe. Boasting one of only two boardwalks in the county, there’s plenty of space to exercise, recreate or just look at the ocean.
Back inside, the kitchen is easily accessible to the dining room via a passe-plat and adjacent door. Equipped with chef-grade appliances, the kitchen is a masterpiece in and of itself. A mother-of-pearl backsplash and granite countertops add a touch of elegance. Center stage, grandkids can belly up to the walnut-topped island for snacks.
Upstairs, the family quarters include a laundry room and two en-suite bedrooms, one with a private sitting area, which could double as a small office, nursery or reading area. Detail accents carry over into the bathrooms with mosaic tile work and other materials. Likewise with the well-appointed laundry room.
Facing the ocean, the master suite’s double-entry doors show off a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. The suite includes a walk-in dressing room with custom-built cabinetry, jewelry drawers, valet rods and shoe storage.
The master bathroom features a jetted bathtub overlooking the ocean. A Fandalier with ionized airflow sets the tone for this opulent room, which includes granite countertops, a built-in dressing table, dual vanities, a water closet and an Italian marble shower.
Outside, on the side of the building away from the park, a gated courtyard provides private guest parking and is the access point for the residents’ private garages. Old-fashioned lampposts create a small town vibe, illuminating the cobblestone hideaway.
Head down to the beach from either side of the property or head up to the private, rooftop pool for some sun. “One of my favorite things is the lifeguard-protected beach,” says the owner. “It is a lifestyle that is going to be hard for us to leave. We love waking up in the morning, taking walks on the beach and the sunsets are magnificent.
“It’s very easy to get into the vacation lifestyle!”
“The allure is a walk-to-it-all, no-car-necessary location,” says Kim Thorpe. “You’ve got shops, restaurants, salons, the Farmer’s Market, Downtown Saturday Nights and holiday parades. That’s the allure of in-town living. That’s why everybody who lives here loves it.”
The amenities in Riverside Park – an outstanding Equity theater, fine art museum, tennis center, boat ramp and more – are just a few blocks away.
- Address: 1010 Easter Lily Lane, No. 203
- Neighborhood: Ocean Park Condominium
- Year built: 2010 • Construction: concrete block
- Penthouse size: 3,600 sq. ft.
- Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 4
- Additional features: Private elevator, wet bar, wine chiller, ice machine, jetted tub, gas fireplace, private elevator, lobby entrance, remote-controlled draperies, surround sound, media room, generator, storm shutters, impact glass, community pool, on-site maintenance, security system, fire sprinklers, pet door, private balcony, 2-car garage and granted beach access
- Listing agency: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
- Listing agents: Kimberly Thorpe, 772-532-5233, and Michael Thorpe, 772-532-0449
- Listing price: $2,100,000