Julianne Gallagher finds herself in a unique position. She’s the agent representing the sale of a home in McAnsh Park, but it’s not just any home – it’s her childhood home. Her parents want to downsize and have put the two-story, 2,625-square-foot house on the market.
“They don’t need it,” Gallagher said, adding that her parents – and the whole family – love the neighborhood. “They’re definitely staying in Vero.”
Gallagher is the youngest of four children and has fond memories of family game night and playing hide-and-seek with her siblings.
Now, the house – built in 2001 – is ready for a new family to put down roots and create their own memories.
“Everything’s in good condition,” Gallagher said. “Mom’s pretty meticulous.”
Bold colors grace many of the walls – something the next residents will love or can easily repaint. Flooring consists of tile, wood, and carpet – all in good repair.
The entry is a traditional foyer and opens onto the family room, equipped with fireplace. Nearby is the formal dining room, which the family converted into a comfortable den with plenty of seating.
The kitchen features oak cabinetry, with dark granite counters and black appliances. Though walled off from the main room, it has a large pass-through window to what most would consider the breakfast nook. This dining space is where the family would often come together for meals – with plenty of room for all six members.
Glass sliders open from the dining area out to the back patio and large fenced-in backyard.
Off the kitchen is a roomy half-bath opposite the in-house laundry room equipped with a utility sink.
The two-car garage has room enough for both vehicles without sacrificing space for storage. A bonus room with an exterior door to the patio is currently a home office/music studio but could easily be converted to other uses.
On the opposite side of the ground floor is the master suite, beautifully appointed with volume ceilings set off with crown molding.
The master bedroom is awash with natural light that streams in through large windows. A short hallway flanked by closets leads to the en suite. The bathroom features dual sinks set in a tile counter, a luxurious jetted tub and a generous glass-walled shower.
The staircase to the second floor is solid wood with a protective carpet runner down the center. It leads to three bedrooms on the second floor, including a secondary master, which Gallagher’s eldest sister claimed when they were growing up.
Two hall closets are large enough to house all the family’s board games, puzzles as well as the linens.
The upstairs hall bath includes two sinks that sit on opposite sides of the room, a water closet, and a shower/tub enclosure. Gallagher said there was ample space to accommodate she and her siblings growing up. The three bedrooms are all large and all have display shelves above the windows. Gallagher and her next eldest sister were able to comfortably co-exist in one bedroom while their lone brother got a room to himself.
Gallagher said McAnsh Park’s charm comes from its diverse, high-quality architecture. One of Vero’s earliest neighborhoods, it was built out over many decades and home styles run the gamut from Vero’s signature Spanish/Mediterranean Revival, to colonial, Old Florida and mid-century modern.
The Gallagher home is traditional in style – the kind of house one might find in a leafy Midwestern neighborhood.
Graced with a pleasant central park and close to everything Vero Beach has to offer, the McAnsh Park neighborhood is one of the most attractive and sought-after on the mainland.
- Address: 2124 Buena Vista Blvd., Vero Beach
- Neighborhood: McAnsh Park
- Lot size: .27 acres
- Construction: Concrete block and frame
- Year built: 2001
- Size: 2,625 sq. ft. under air
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3 full baths and 1 half-bath
- Additional features: Ground floor master suite; volume ceilings and crown molding; large fenced backyard; new roof; large front porch; bonus room with patio access; traditional floor plan with formal dining room; friendly community; short walk to Troy Moody Park, close to downtown shops and restaurants, 10 minutes from the beach
- Listing agency: Alex MacWilliam Real Estate
- Listing agent: Julianne Gallagher, 772-231-6509
- Listing price: $439,000