It’s easy to get lost in the blues as you drive along A1A – blue water, that is. But as you head north on the scenic and historic coastal byway, approaching Sebastian Inlet with saltwater shimmering beside the road, a slice of yellow stands out among the other beachfront homes.
“Where else in the world can you look out the front window and see the sunsets over the Indian River and look out the back door and see the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a very special place.” says the owner.
The three-story home on an ocean-to-river lot at 12736 A1A in Ambersand Beach is notable for more than just the luminous yellow color of the house. Architecturally, the angular roofline and curvilinear archways stand in dramatic contrast to the natural surroundings.
Two of the archways lead into the two-car garage with the third opening into the foyer. On the first floor, the owner created a cozy space perfect for use as a mother-in-law suite or family group. The room includes a kitchenette, bathroom, window seat, small seating area and access to the rear patio.
Fine finishes and interesting details add depth to the spacious home. Everything from the four-quadrant circular window at the front entrance to the vaulted ceilings and decorative corner moldings adds a sense of underlying elegance.
The home’s second floor houses the communal living area, with soaring ceilings in the formal living space. The open floorplan makes the most of the ocean views. A trio of windows mirrored by a matching set of doors provide unobstructed vistas.
The dining area, kitchen, den and family room finish off the second-level space, allowing plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy meals together after a long day at the beach or out on the water. A sundeck that runs the width of the house off the main living area provides the perfect perch from which to watch spectacular sunrises in the morning and shifting weather patterns out at sea throughout the day.
Guests can spill out onto the deck to take full advantage of ocean breezes while sipping from a glass of wine or watching the children frolic in the fenced backyard. Also on this floor are a bathroom and bedroom with private sunset balcony showcasing views of the river.
The top floor is dedicated to the family living space with a sitting area, two bedrooms sharing a bath, and the master suite at the rear of the house. Each of the rooms has a private balcony showcasing water views.
The layout is perfect for large families, explains the owner, with each level allowing for family groups to have their own private space.
“This is an outstanding value and house,” says Premier Estate Properties broker associate Cindy O’Dare. “The views are wonderful; and if you like fishing or boating, this dock will be very hard to beat!”
Water, water everywhere, is putting it mildly. It’s an easy trek across the private dune walkway down to the beach amid an ocean of sea grapes. The outdoor shower means never having to say you are sorry for tracking in loads of sand.
After a day at the beach, you can head over to the dock and small beach area on the river to watch the sunset or take an evening cruise or a short boat ride – as the pelican flies – across the Intracoastal to grab dinner in the picturesque fishing village of Sebastian.
“While some oceanfront properties have a lot of deferred maintenance, this seller has been meticulous in his care of this home. Extensive recent improvements should ensure that the next owner can enjoy worry-free beachfront living here for years to come,” notes O’Dare.
The owner says the location is perfect with everything you need nearby. Restaurants, entertainment and plenty of water for any water sport you can imagine – skiing, tubing, paddle boarding and more. Just two miles from the Sebastian Inlet, he says you can walk, bike, rollerblade and even paddle your way there.
Then there’s the fishing. “You can fish from the beach, off the dock, in the river or head out the inlet and fish in the ocean,” he continues.
“When you cross those bridges, you feel like you’re in a different world. It’s a great place for families to make memories,” adds the owner.
The property includes river frontage just across A1A, with a private riverfront dock and river access.
McLarty Treasure Museum and the Sebastian Inlet State Park are nearby. Surfers are minutes from Monster Hole and Spanish House if they want to ride the waves. Directly across the lagoon and a short boat ride away is Sebastian where you can grab a bite to eat at one of the boater-friendly restaurants and explore Riverview Park or drift down the river to the Pelican Island Sanctuary or the Environmental Learning Center.
At the same time, you are a mere 15-minute drive from Vero’s charming Village by the Sea with its many boutiques, bars, restaurants, parks and resorts.
- Address: 12736 Hwy. A1A
- Neighborhood: Ambersand Beach
- Year built: 1992
- Construction: Frame with stucco
- Lot size: 55 feet by 430 feet
- Home size: 2,404 square feet
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 4
- View: 360-degree ocean-river view
- Additional features: Ice machine; mother-in-law suite with kitchenette; two-car garage; electric shutters; outdoor shower; fish cleaning station; two boat lifts; Trex dock and dune walkover
- Listing agency: Premier Estate Properties
- Listing agents: Broker associates Richard Boga and Cindy O’Dare,
- Listing price: 772-713-5899
- Listing price: $2,290,000