If there is anyone out there looking for an elegant, beautifully maintained riverfront home in an idyllic suburban neighborhood, they are in luck.
The 5,561-square-foot house at 1321 Indian Mound Trail in Castaway Cove comes with five bedrooms, five full baths, formal living room, formal dining room, huge riverfront family room and large remodeled kitchen.
Plus an elevator, two well-equipped home offices, a big, bright laundry room, a three-car garage and expansive, resort-like outdoor living space.
“We have loved living here,” says Carol Fischman, who owns the home with her husband, Dr. Charles Fischman. “We raised our children here and it is a wonderful neighborhood but we are ready to downsize a little bit.”
The Fischmans moved to Castaway Cove in 1983, living in a house down the street from their current home.
“We built this house in 1992,” says Carol Fischman, “and we are really going to miss it. It was a perfect family home for us.”
The Fischmans’ two sons and one daughter grew up fishing and boating, sometimes commuting to St. Edward’s, where all three graduated, in the family boat.
The house – designed by longtime Vero architect Staffan H. Lundberg and built by Helmet House Construction – has been extensively upgraded over the years, with new bathrooms, a new kitchen and renovated patio and pool in the past few years.
Entry is via a truly magnificent, solid mahogany double door with sidelights and fanlight into a sunny, twostory foyer. The formal dining room is to the right, the main staircase and formal living room to the left. The living room, which is flooded with light from expansive windows and French doors, is at once intimate and very social, a place from which visitors can be greeted and invited in. Like most rooms in the house, it has wonderful river views.
Straight ahead from the entrance are the huge family room and big, beautifully remodeled kitchen, both opening out onto the lanai and resort-like pool patio. There is a breakfast nook, overlooking the pool and river, and a full suite of high-end Wolf, KichenAid, Thermador and Meile appliances. The kitchen was completely redone in 2016 and dark granite countertops and white custom cabinets and millwork make a pleasing contrast. The upper cabinets have glass fronts.
The kitchen and family room pick up a bit of a tropical feel with a plank ceiling and ceiling fans with frondlike blades.
Floors throughout the downstairs public areas – foyer, living room, family room and kitchen – are polished travertine marble, a Cadillac flooring material that adds a sense of richness and elegance to the space.
There are three large, en suite bedrooms downstairs, all beautiful decorated, with bathrooms that were remodeled in 2017, a home office with built-ins and a huge laundry room that leads out to the three-car garage.
There also is an unobtrusive elevator installed in 2016 that provides easy access to the second floor, if a resident or guest doesn’t want to use the handsome main staircase.
At the top of the staircase is an open area, currently set up as another office that could be a second family room or hangout area for kids.
The master bedroom is a thing of beauty, with a large bedroom, extensive closet space, a flex room that could be used for exercise or as a sitting area, and a lavish master bath with oversize soaking tub and beautiful fittings and fixtures, including a black and white basket weave tile floor.
The master bedroom picks up the tropical theme with a dark wood floor, beamed ceiling and ceiling fan with long blades. Both the master bedroom and bath have French doors that open out onto a 1,200-square-foot deck that overlooks the pool, backyard and river.
There also is another en suite guest or child’s room on the second floor.
The outdoor space is a special as the interior, with a roomy motor court and koi pond in front and a saltwater swimming pool in back.
The house sits on a beautifully landscaped half-acre lot on the healthiest stretch of the Indian River Lagoon in Indian River County, where the flushing effect of the Fort Pierce Inlet keeps the water fresh and the seagrass beds where fish breed and hunt are still lush.
Carol Fischman says she spends much of her time out in the backyard where she grows orchids and enjoys the sight of bottlenose dolphins swimming by in the lagoon. The family’s three dogs are equally enthusiastic about the lovely outdoor space.
The spacious lanai includes a complete summer kitchen. The pool and pool patio, paved in beautifully-fitted travertine, were recently redone.
The Fischmans also own the nearly half-acre lot next to their home to the south, 1311 Indian Mound Trail, which like the rest of the grounds is impeccably landscaped and gives the property an estate-like feeling.
Including both lots, the property is .95 acre and has more than 200 linear feet of river frontage.
The side lot is not included in the $2,395,000 sale price of the home but it is available for purchase. Listing agent Cindy O’Dare had the lot appraised by Steve Boyle, who valued it at $1.2 million.
“This house has the most spectacular views from every room,” says O’Dare. “The gardens are sublime and the house is turn-key. It has been beautifully updated in the past few years.”
- Address: 1321 Indian Mound Trail
- Neighborhood: Castaway Cove
- Lot size: .48 acre (adjacent .47-acre lot also available)
- Home size: 5,561 square feet
- Built: 1992 (extensively remodeled in the past few years)
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 5
- Pool: Large, recently redone saltwater swimming pool
- View: 180-degree river view
- Additional Features: Whole house generator with two propane tanks, new Anderson impact-resistant windows and doors, electric shutters, stone roof, dock with power, water and boat lift, 3-car garage, gorgeous landscaping, elevator, home offices, central vac system, marble and hardwood floors, ceiling fans, plantation shutters
- Listing agency: Premier Estate Properties
- Listing Agent: Cindy O’Dare: 772-713-5899
- Listing price: $2,395,000