Southwinds penthouse condo features stunning ocean views

As one of only two luxurious oceanfront penthouses at Southwinds in The Moorings, Unit 301, located on the third floor at 2245 N. Southwinds Blvd., is a rare property to come on the market, says Erika Ross, Realtor with the Moorings Realty Sales Co.

“The last time one of them was for sale was in 2006, which is when this one sold,” says Ross, noting that the penthouse has been in the same family for the past 14 years. She says the unit has,“one of the most dynamic, direct oceanfront views the Moorings has to offer.”

After driving through the lushly landscaped community, you pull up to the condo building. The penthouse can be reached from the elevator or staircase located near the unit. A private, two-car, tandem garage provides a storage area for your beach and outdoor living paraphernalia.

Near the exit from the elevator on the third-floor landing, a cozy seating area offers a spot for guests to sit and chat before entering the screened front door with leaded glass sidelights that accentuate the inviting entryway.

The guest suite resides off to the right of the foyer, creating a true split plan for privacy, notes Marsha Sherry, the Moorings Realty Sales Co. Broker/Realtor. To the left is a formal dining room with a tray ceiling and plantation shutters.

Large windows, allowing in natural light and capturing the panoramic ocean views, draw you further into the unit as you enter the gracious living room. Built-ins at the south end of the room bracket a bay window, just the right size for a small table and chairs where you can play cards, enjoy cocktails or sip a cup of tea while taking in ocean and pool views.

Sliding glass doors open onto the private balcony with a secondary access point from the kitchen, offering a convenient spot for enjoying the morning paper with a cup of coffee as the sunrise makes its daily debut. Between the kitchen and living room, a wet bar allows for service from the kitchen during formal gatherings.

The eat-in kitchen offers a variety of dining arrangements, from the breakfast bar to a trestle table overlooking the ocean through a trio of windows. Access to the den or third guestroom balcony provides a delightful setting for Sunday morning brunches served alongside sun-kissed breezes.

The pair of balconies are ideal for oceanside eating, entertaining, people-watching or just relaxing. If you’re up early, you can greet the sun rising over the ocean.

A door closes off the kitchen for times when you’re called on to host more formal gatherings. Stainless-steel appliances and an island kitchen with granite countertops complete the dynamic space. Further down the hall, a bathroom and a bedroom the owner uses as an office has a built-in desk where you can try to get some work done; however, with the sound of waves rolling in through the sliding glass doors that open onto the balcony, it may be difficult to concentrate.

The owner’s suite is located at the end of the hallway overlooking the ocean. Here, you can watch the glorious sunrise without ever leaving your bed. A tiled shower, jetted tub, dual sinks, walk-in closet, water closet and bidet complete the owner’s elegant bathroom.

Southwinds’ lushly landscaped property and lifestyle amenities create a serene environment and resort-like setting for residents. At the center of the property, protected on three sides by buildings, you can lounge by the freeform pool, get in some exercise at the lap pool or soak away sore muscles in the spa after spending a day on the beach, reached through the forest of sea grapes via the dune crossover.

Amenities at Southwinds include a manned security gatehouse, site community manager, a freeform heated pool, lap pool, spa, poolside gazebo, private grounds and dune crossover. The community offers home types to match a variety of lifestyles: condominiums, cottages, villas and courtyard homes, all with the convenience of low-maintenance condominium living.

The Moorings Property Owners Association offers private beach access and patrolled security. The Moorings Yacht & Country Club provides access to Pete Dye’s signature course, Jim Fazio’s Hawk’s Nest championship course on the mainland, croquet, tennis and pickleball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center with pool and spa, a yacht club, as well as fine and casual dining.

The Moorings is a short drive to Vero’s Ocean Drive for shopping and dining or to the Riverside Theatre and the Vero Beach Museum of Art for cultural outings. For families with children, Saint Edward’s School is located nearby.

Vital Statistics

  • Address: 2245 N. Southwinds Blvd. #301
  • Neighborhood: Southwinds in The Moorings
  • Year built: 1988
  • Home size: 2,406 sq. ft.
  • Construction: Concrete block
  • Architecture: Colonial Bermuda
  • Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 3
  • View: Ocean views
  • Additional features: Elevator; trash chute; island kitchen; jetted tub; breakfast room; wet bar; crown molding; plantation shutters; two balconies; storm shutters; two-car garage with storage; dune crossover and beach access
  • Listing agency: The Moorings Realty Sales Co., 772-231-5131
  • Listing agent: Erika Ross, ALHS
  • Listing price: $1,495,000

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