The Estuary is a private enclave of 80 lushly landscaped custom-built homes along lovely deep-water canals accessing the Indian River Lagoon. The beautiful house at 225 Estuary Drive sits at the head of its circular, pavered drive, which curves to the handsome double entrance doors and 2-bay garage.
Within the privacy of its verdant tropical landscape, this south-facing residence beckons with a promise of peaceful escape from the hectic everyday world.
Close the entry doors behind you and step into the lovely entrance loggia opening onto the elegant heart of the home – an expansive, fully screened courtyard with a 41-foot-by-12-foot saltwater pool, spa/hot tub, and travertine marble deck. This wonderful space is accessed by virtually all the rooms in the home.
Across the courtyard, pass through double glass doors to enter the spacious living room, which connects the east and west wings.
Your eyes will be drawn upward to the soaring cathedral ceiling, then down to the glowing Saturnia marble floors that flow through and unify this graceful, U-configured residence.
The east wing contains the kitchen, dining room, family room, library, office, a large flex room and attached garage.
With pale robin’s egg-blue walls, the wonderfully bright and open chef’s kitchen sports top-tier Jenn-Air appliances and custom white cabinetry, including glass-front wall cabinets and a cabinet-front side by side 48-inch fridge-freezer. There’s also an under-counter microwave, a sleek and stylish brushed-stainless range hood and recessed lighting. Another striking stand-out is the creamy quartzite-topped, triangular island with a sink and 3-stool lunch counter with storage on either side.
The kitchen also offers a sunny breakfast area, beneath a bank of plantation shuttered windows.
This bright space flows into an equally appealing family room, where light floods in from a picture window wall with lovely views of the surrounding landscape and a white ceiling fan extends from the 12-foot tray ceiling. Together, the kitchen, breakfast nook and family room create one of the home’s several well-designed gathering spaces, where food, fun and conversation can – and certainly will – flow freely.
This wing also invites you to imagine the possibilities as you wander through the den/library, a home office, full bath, walk-in closet, and a large storage room that could easily be transformed into a media center, club room or whatever other use you envision. The east wing also accesses the 2-bay garage.
On the other side of the living room, the west wing is home to the owner’s suite; the laundry room; a cozy en suite guest room; and a bright and charming 2-room guest suite, with kitchenette and separate entrance.
Secluded and very private, the owner’s bedroom is a cool haven, its tray ceiling and molding in white, its walls a soft and airy pastel periwinkle, the floor a wide-plank wood laminate. Spacious walk-in closets assure maximum convenience and organization, down to the last pair of Jimmy Choos.
The owner’s bath is spa-inspired, offering gleaming white cabinetry, crown molding and cream-and-cocoa countertops with partner vanities, full wall mirrors and sleek steel-tone fixtures. A glass shower and a handsome white jetted stand-alone tub beneath a plantation shuttered window bank complete this sophisticated beauty.
The living room opens onto the screened veranda, which overlooks the broad swath of precisely manicured lawn sloping down to the deep-water dock and boatlift.
As secluded as this magical retreat seems, the Intracoastal waterway, which leads to nearby ocean inlets, is only a short boat ride away from your dock, via a picturesque canal overhung by tropical foliage.
Likewise, the Estuary is only a few minutes’ drive from Vero’s charming seaside village with its boutiques, restaurants, salons, pubs and entertainment, as well as Riverside Park, home of Riverside Theatre (Equity), the Vero Beach Museum of Art, jogging trails, tennis and pickleball courts, boat launch and adjacent dog park. Upscale shopping, dining, art galleries and entertainment also are available just across the bridge on Vero’s mainland.