Mature oaks frame the two-story home at 2816 Coronado Way in Royal Park. Hidden on a dead-end street in this oft-overlooked neighborhood, it’s hard to believe the peaceful spot is just minutes from the beach, shopping and cultural venues.
“It’s a great neighborhood,” says the owner. “Especially with the COVID situation. It’s safe and quiet and private.”
With an emphasis on symmetry and serenity, the interior’s open plan lends itself to the clean, minimalist features of Shaker-style design: functional and filled with light.
A circle drive draws attention to the front entry at the center of the house. A separate drive to the right provides for extra parking and access to the side-entry two-car garage.
Inside, the foyer is at the center of the house with a formal dining room, which the owner currently uses as a fitness room, off to the right.
To the left of the foyer, a small formal living room welcomes guests before they head deeper into the house to a room the owner lovingly refers to as the library, where an ample space with built-ins and a fireplace beckon. It’s the perfect spot to curl up and get lost in a good book.
“It’s a great, open floor plan,” says Bethany Burt, Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. “You can sit by the fire and keep an eye on what’s going on in the rest of the house.”
A small office sits adjacent to the library for those times you need to get some work done. It’s a quiet place for homework or a great place to work on a favorite craft or hobby.
At the rear of the house, a large family room with enough space for a cozy dining area overlooks the lush backyard through walls of glass, creating an almost solarium-like space. The updated kitchen is just a few steps away with granite countertops, an island, pantry and stainless-steel appliances. Garage access from here makes it easy to unload groceries instead of carrying them through the house.
There are a powder room and closet under the staircase near the foyer that ascends to the second-floor family living spaces. The owner’s suite and three bedrooms provide privacy for the family on this upper level.
The guests’ or children’s bedrooms share an updated Jack and Jill bathroom with a water closet and shower at the center that can be accessed from either side, leaving adjacent sinks and vanities easily accessible when the kids are getting ready for school.
Outside, the large fenced yard creates a family haven. The patio offers a quiet space for al fresco dining before fanning out around the pool. With shallow areas at both ends and a deeper area at the center, the pool is designed for friendly games of volleyball.
The cabana – a poolside bungalow – sits off to the side with pocket sliders, giving the space an open-air ambiance. With a kitchen, sleeping area and full bathroom, the versatile structure can be used as a guesthouse, hangout for the kids or tiki bar for the adults.
A vaulted, beamed ceiling and slatted wooden windows in the cabana make you feel like you’re sleeping in the jungle, shares the owner, fondly recalling many family gatherings and birthday parties over the years.
“One year we even turned the cabana into a ‘haunted’ house,” she adds.
“The setting is phenomenal. It’s on a big lot with tons of oak trees, and it’s super private. It really is a great house for entertaining,” adds Burt.
Royal Park is an established neighborhood in the heart of Vero Beach with the Vero Beach Country Club golf course just across the street. Miracle Mile shopping and restaurants are around the corner, and it’s a quick trip over the bridge to the beaches, Ocean Drive shopping and dining, and access to outdoor and cultural venues at Riverside Park.
- Address: 2816 Coronado Way
- Neighborhood: Royal Park
- Year built: 1990
- Construction: Frame
- Lot size: 188 feet by 138 feet
- Home size: 3,700 square feet
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3 full baths and 1 half-bath
- Pool: Volleyball depth
- Additional features: Two-story; office; fireplace; bamboo and tile flooring; quartz countertops; wine rack; two-car garage; HardiePlank siding; metal roof; cabana/guest house; outdoor shower; impact windows and doors
- Listing agency: Alex MacWilliam Real Estate
- Listing agent: Bethany Burt, 772-766-4926
- Listing price: $749,000