Casually elegant compound includes guest house and pool


The home at 2110 Captains Walk in Oceanside has been the perfect place for Jennifer and William Eliason to raise their daughters. As a matter of fact, it’s been a wonderful multigenerational home, with the addition of a guesthouse for extra space.

William had lived in South Florida when he was younger and always wanted to return. When a business opportunity arose, the couple jumped at the chance and began exploring places like Boca Raton and Jupiter.

But it wasn’t until they toured Vero Beach that they found the place they wanted to be. “There’s just something about Vero,” says Jennifer.

The Oceanside neighborhood is great for everyone, from young families to professionals to retirees, according to the couple.

“The neighborhood is quiet. The neighbors are great. The streets are wide, and you’re right down the street from the beach. What’s not to love here?” Jennifer says.

Built by a homebuilder as his personal residence, the house has a number of interesting details, ranging from crown molding to tray ceilings and built-ins to recessed lighting, lending the finely appointed home a relaxed elegance.

A driveway of brick pavers leads to the three-car, air-conditioned, side-entry garage. The generous carpark on the west side of the house provides plenty of room to store a boat or recreational vehicle, handle overflow parking or shoot some hoops.

From the driveway, you can head through a gate to the guesthouse, which has a bedroom, bath, kitchen and seating area, or turn toward the front of the main house, where a large, dark, wooden door opens into a foyer that leads to the living room.

The living room at the center of the house is the hub of activity, where Jennifer says the family loves to gather in front of the wood-burning stone fireplace. From there, the house splits into an east wing and a west wing.

According to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices residential specialist Bob Faller, the split-plan layout works well for any size family.

The eastern wing includes a den and the owner’s suite with a raised seating area, coral stone gas fireplace, large walk-in closet and bathroom completing the owner’s private domain. In the bath, a jetted tub, water closet, dual sinks and shower with dual heads are integral to the luxurious surroundings.

The dining room and a powder room sit just off the front entry, welcoming guests to the western wing of the house. Two bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom are tucked away, giving them a bit of separation from the rest of the house.

Nearby, the laundry room and garage access make it convenient to bring groceries into the beautifully appointed kitchen. Black and white marble countertops are a lovely contrast to the white cabinets with soft closing drawers. A pantry, an island at the center of the area and a breakfast bar allow plenty of space for meal prep and afternoon snacks while the kids do their homework.

A breakfast nook, a wet bar and the family room encourage intimate chats during family gatherings. Just off the family room, a pocket door closes off a third guest or child’s bedroom, pool bathroom, and a door leading outside.

The screen-enclosed lanai can be accessed through French doors from the living room, family room and the owner’s suite, allowing guests to easily flow in and out of the defined spaces. The covered area is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors, away from the sun and rain.

A freeform, spillover hot tub and freeform swimming pool with tile fish and crabs decorating the bottom are great places to hang out while lunch is being prepared on the gas grill, using gas piped in from a large, buried tank.

Outside, you know you live “where the tropics began” as you admire the variety of palm trees alongside other lush vegetation. All the plantings work harmoniously to create a private oasis for the family to gather and enjoy the spacious outdoor areas.

“The lanai is fantastic, and I love that there are so many different places to go outside,” says Jennifer, noting the screened pool, adjacent fire pit area and pergola just off the guest house.

There’s plenty of room to store surfboards, fishing gear and yard equipment in a handy storage shed and then rinse off in the outdoor shower.

Sited on three-quarters of an acre, the lot has room for everyone to spread out. The back and side yards are fenced, so there’s a large area for the children and dogs to run.

“You don’t feel like you have neighbors here,” says Jennifer.

“The beach access here gives them 5 miles of quiet ‘private’ beaches. There’s no public access to the beach from Round Island Park to the south all the way up to the South Beach area,” says Faller, noting that Oceanside residents can access the beach – and nearby Moorings Yacht & Country Club – via golf cart.

Oceanside is located on the east side of A1A, adjacent to The Moorings community, minutes from Saint Edward’s School, and just a short drive away from Riverside Theatre, the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the famous Ocean Drive shopping, dining and resort district.

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