Updated pool home loaded with charm and amenities

Don’t let its age fool you – this two-bedroom home on Par Drive in Country Club Pointe was built in 1965, but it is every bit as beautiful and updated as new-construction homes. From the metal roof that’s only five years old to the herringbone tile backsplash in the kitchen, the house is young at heart, even if its bones are 54 years old.

“It’s virtually a new house,” said Cheryl Burge, the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services listing agent who is offering the home for $459,000.

Charles and Kelsey Frago bought the house five years ago, not long before starting a family that now includes two kids. The family of four, with a not-quite-3-year-old and his 3-month-old brother, is ready to find a place with a bit more room.

While the home is a spacious 2,023 square feet under air, the two-bedroom situation will eventually create a friction point for the boys as they grow older and more active.

Kelsey Frago said she’d like to find a place with more bedrooms – in part to host family who come to visit.

As it is, the home’s two bedrooms are quite large, big enough to handle both the toddler’s bed as well as his brother’s crib in the boys’ bedroom and still have plenty of space to play.

The boys’ bathroom, just a step outside their room, has been updated with new wall tile and floor. Natural light streams in through one of several skylights that brighten the house.

A large family room sits off the front door and features a wood-burning fireplace with a newly added mantel and a built-in bookcase.

Through the living room is the dining room, which opens to the kitchen, a space that allows cooks to prepare delicious meals comfortably. The dining room also opens out to the screened lanai and pool through a set of impact glass French doors.

Beyond the kitchen is the bonus room. In the Fragos’ case, a comfortable playroom for the kids. A laundry room opens from one side of the bonus room while the garage sits on the opposite side.

Frago noted the laundry room provides a great place for storage and still has room for a secondary refrigerator, all while getting the natural light from a window overlooking the backyard.

The large pool in the screened lanai is perfect for swimming laps, according to Frago. She pointed out its deepest point – about 6 feet – is in the center. The ends are shallower – about 4 feet. She said it’s been referred to her as a “volleyball” pool – presumably because it can easily accommodate a pool volleyball net and play.

The lanai also has a covered dining and entertainment space. Even though the lanai is quite spacious, it still leaves room for a large fenced backyard the toddler loves to play in. The yard backs up to a nature preserve and spotting wildlife is not uncommon – including a bobcat that occasionally prowls the area.

Unique to the house on Par Drive is its access to a city-owned dock on the canal along Calcutta Drive. The buyer of the home has the first option to lease the dock for $100 annually. If the buyers opt not to lease the dock, then the city will go to the waiting list of residents who have expressed interest.

Frago said that their family doesn’t have a boat, but still they’ve enjoyed having the dock access.

Her toddler loves walking the dock to see what he can see under the water, she said.

“It’s just great,” she said of the house. “We will miss the house, and the neighborhood.”


Vital Statistics

  • Address: 3060 Par Drive, Vero Beach
  • Neighborhood: Country Club Pointe
  • Lot size: 105 feet by 135 feet
  • Construction: Concrete block, stucco
  • Year built: 1965 – recently updated
  • Size: 2,023 square feet under air
  • Bedrooms: 2 – Bathrooms: 2
  • Additional features: Recent renovations over last 5 years include a new roof, A/C, and hot water tank; impact glass French doors; fully fenced yard abuts preserve; wood-burning fireplace; numerous skylights; large pool with spa; updated kitchen and hall bathroom; reimagined master bath with soaker tub, walk-in closet, large glass shower; city-owned dock available for $100/annual lease nearby
  • Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
  • Listing agent: Cheryl Burge, 772-538-0063
  • Listing price: $459,000

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