Sand and the sea blend with oak hammocks to create an atmosphere of resort-style living at Palm Island Plantation. The British West Indies architecture fits right in with the landscape, making a perfect place to enjoy island living in this highly-regarded ocean-to-river community.
Access to fun in the sun was a big draw for the Philadelphia natives who traded in their Vero Beach house for a more carefree lifestyle at 104 Island Plantation Terrace, a 3,000-square-foot luxury condominium with three bedrooms and three baths. With the security of a gated community, the convenience of a private elevator, and access to numerous amenities, the owners enjoyed their island residence.
The private elevator opens into the grand entry foyer that acts as a hub for greeting guests, setting a warm and inviting tone and providing the perfect connection to interior spaces. The set of double doors lead to a light-filled living room with wide windows and sliding glass doors that open onto a private balcony.
“This light-filled home is beautifully designed and situated in such a serene setting,” notes Matilde Sorensen, Dale Sorensen Real Estate broker-owner.
Condominium living in Palm Island Plantation combines modern luxury with economic design. Quality architectural features include custom millwork, crown molding, tray ceilings and arched doorways that enhance aesthetics and improve functionality. The versatility of the open floor plan for public spaces creates a single living space that functions as multiple rooms.
The living room, dining room and kitchen all share the same space. The kitchen is open to the living room but separated by a cased opening that divides the rooms physically, but not visually. The kitchen can be closed off from the dining room for more formal affairs.
The island kitchen features a breakfast nook with a window seat and built-in desk for keeping the household running. Granite countertops and dark-wood cabinets add a touch of elegance to a space filled with high-end appliances, including a wine cooler, electric range, warming drawer and panel-faced refrigerator.
A large balcony runs along the communal living areas where guests can enjoy balmy breezes carrying salty sea air as they sip wine overlooking a greenspace filled with luxurious Florida flora.
A wet bar with ice machine is situated in a hallway just off the kitchen. The guest wing is accessed via this hallway which leads to the laundry room, office and guest bedrooms.
The office, with hardwood floors and a shared balcony, sits between the guestrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and the other sharing a bath with the office.
Situated on the opposite side of the condominium, the master suite opens onto two balconies: the large family balcony and a private space. The master’s domain is finished off with his and her closets, dual sinks, a built-in vanity, jetted tub, large glass shower and granite countertops.
The owners have 5 children and 16 grandchildren who visited frequently. “It was wonderful to have enough space for our children and grandchildren to come and stay with us,” say the owners. “We really enjoyed being able to use the many amenities like the beach club across the street, with its swimming pool.”
“Having previously lived in a house in Vero, it was great living in an apartment and not having to worry about the maintenance and upkeep of a home,” adds the owner.
Palm Island Plantation is known for its authentic British West Indies residential design and lush tropical landscaping. The amenities in the gated, 58-acre, ocean-to-river community create a resort-like ambiance. The Beach Club offers a heated pool and spa with private cabanas; the Fitness Center has a pool, steam rooms, fitness equipment and a Har-Tru tennis court; and the River Cabana offers 12 boat slips, deep-water docking and a river deck with easy access to the Indian River Lagoon.
Palm Island Plantation abuts the historic Jungle Trail, and the Environmental Learning Center is just around the corner. Located in Indian River Shores, it’s a short drive away from shopping and dining in Vero’s Village by the Sea along Ocean Drive and the downtown shopping and dining district on the mainland. Enjoy cultural events at Riverside Theatre or the Vero Beach Museum of Art, both located among the oaks of Riverside Park.
- Address: 104 Island Plantation Ter #204
- Neighborhood: Palm Island Plantation
- Year built: 2007
- Home size: 3,000 sq. ft.
- Construction: Concrete block
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Additional features: Guard-gated community, tennis and beach clubs, two-car air-conditioned underground garage, private elevator, spa tub, laundry room, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, wine cooler, ice machine, central vacuum, alarm, impact doors and windows, speakers throughout and trash chute.
- Listing agency: Dale Sorensen Real Estate
- Listing agent: Broker-Owner Matilde Sorensen, 772-532-0010
- Listing price: $925,000