Waterfront home in The Moorings offers best of island living

VB Custom Homes has “anchored” a new four-bedroom, six-bath, two-story waterfront home at 184 Springline Dr. in the Anchor at The Moorings. The recently completed British West Indies-style house is a rarity in the established community.

Nestled at the end of Treasure Cove, the property boasts a deep-water dock and is sited to take in a long view of the waterway leading out to the Intracoastal. According to Lucy Hendricks, co-listing agent with Jane Schwiering, the wide canal allows for plenty of privacy.

The red-paved driveway leads to a dramatic view of the home, showcasing architectural design features reminiscent of the Islands. Shutters, rafter tails, columns and a sense of symmetry are telltale signs of the relaxed elegance that waits within.

“The use of shades of gray adds a very modern feeling to the house,” says Hendricks of the pickled flooring and use of a monochromatic color scheme throughout that doesn’t compete with the vibrant greens and blues nature has provided outside.

The foyer opens into the great room – which is an understatement – given the wall of glass sliders, electric fireplace and coffered ceiling working in harmony to complement the dramatic view.

Creating an environment ideal for entertaining, the communal living areas are clustered together on the right side of the home, including the kitchen, dining room, laundry, elevator and access to the two-car garage.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, dramatic yet practical. Equipped with double Thermador WiFi ovens, a convection cooktop and pot filler, microwave drawer, wet bar, pool bath and hidden pantry, the real surprise is the unique set of sliders that meet in an L-shape to form a corner glass door that provides and elemental connection with the natural world.

Adding contrast to this spectacular space is a beamed tray ceiling – just one of the pleasant design surprises sprinkled throughout the house.

At the opposite side of the house, the master’s domain has access to a separate one-car garage, an office and the master suite itself, all far from the hustle and bustle of activity. A group of three sliders offers a private view and provides access to a small patio. The generous bathroom comes with perks like a bidet, his-and-her walk-in closets and a walk-in shower.

Near the front entry, a wooden staircase leads to a generous loft area overlooking the motor court that is suited as a study room for teens to do their homework or as a game room for family entertainment. The space can also serve as a seating area for guests residing in one of the three, upper-level en suite bedrooms. A media room and extra full bathroom round out the loft area.

Each of the bedrooms, the media room, and the loft opens onto a large balcony. One of the bedrooms is fitted with a kitchenette and located near the elevator so long-term guests can “age in place” in a sort of mother-in-law suite.

“With this view and all of the outdoor living areas, this is a house for entertaining,” says Hendricks, noting the indoor-outdoor living areas, fire pit, summer kitchen, pool and dock with kayak launch. The only interruption to a quiet afternoon is made when a dolphin breaches the surface of the water in search of a snack.

Surrounded by lush vegetation, it’s easy to forget you have neighbors as you lounge by the dark-bottom pool designed to absorb the sun’s heat, increasing water temperatures and lengthening the swim season.

As a member of the Moorings Property Owners Association, residents have private beach access and gated security in the Anchor. Originally designed as a boating community, The Moorings Yacht & Country Club offers all the amenities residents want, including Pete Dye’s signature island golf course, Jim Fazio’s Hawk’s Nest championship course on the mainland, a large tennis complex and tennis shop, pickleball courts, a croquet court, a state-of-the-art fitness center with pool and spa, a yacht club, as well as fine and casual dining.

The Moorings is just a short drive away from Vero’s Ocean Drive for shopping and dining. The nearby Riverside Theatre and Vero Beach Museum of Art offer world-class cultural outings. For families with children, Saint Edward’s School conveniently abuts the community.

Vital Statistics

  • Address: 184 Springline Dr.
  • Neighborhood: Anchor at the Moorings • Year built: 2019
  • Construction: Concrete block
  • Architecture: British West Indies
  • Lot size: 103 feet by 154 feet
  • Home size: 5,248 square feet • Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 6
  • Pool: Dark-bottom swimming pool • View: 100-foot of water frontage
  • Additional features: Island kitchen with Thermador appliances; wet bar; electric fireplace; impact windows and doors; office; elevator; media room; two-car and single-car garages; summer kitchen; covered lanai and balcony; fire pit and private dock with kayak launch
  • Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
  • Listing agents: Jane Schwiering and Lucy Hendricks, Realtors, 772-559-8812
  • Listing price: $2,995,000

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