‘CHARM AND CHARACTER’: Beachy Atlantis home has a welcoming vibe


“This house is a lifestyle house,” says AMAC agent Shannon O’Leary, noting the health benefits of the sea air that can be found at 2246 Magans Ocean Walk in Atlantis.

This is in part because of the proximity to the beach – just three doors from the ocean – and the unique style of the custom-built home.

“There’s a charm to this house. There’s character in this house. It feels like a little beach cottage. It’s not too big, not too small. It’s warm and homey and feels welcoming,” says O’Leary, noting touches like the eyebrow windows and an under-stair niche where the owners have a desk.

She is representing the 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,089-square-foot house along with fellow AMAC agent T.P. Kennedy.

The home’s beachy, modern design is refreshing, with a variety of textured finishes throughout that soften the clean lines and add warmth.

The open floorplan and vaulted ceilings allow natural light to filter through the home, enhancing the overall connectivity.

Along the front and side of the house is a covered, wraparound sunset porch with seating.

Entry into the house is through glass-paned doors that open into the foyer. You can take in the gathering spaces from the entry before heading into the bright, open house. Wood-look tile floors throughout the house add to the flow from space to space.

To the left of the front entry, a cozy seating area is perfect for entertaining or reading a book. From there, the room opens to the first-floor primary suite with two closets and an adjoining bath with a soaking tub, dual sinks and a walk-in shower with a custom teak bench.

On the right side of the foyer is the kitchen which has custom blue cabinets against a white backsplash and stainless-steel appliances. A custom black-walnut bar connects the kitchen with the dining and great room through an open wall with bar seating.

The laundry room and access to the two-car garage are available from the great room where the view is a serene vista of the pool located in the verdant, lush backyard.

A pocket door off the great room leads to the guest suite and pool bathroom, ensuring privacy for visitors. Her too, the contrast in textures adds warmth.

Back at the center of the house, an open white oak stairway leads to the second-floor primary suite with a skylight overhead. The space features a southern-facing balcony with ocean views, where you can sit and watch the sunrise, as well as a walk-in closet, a bathroom with a walk-in shower and decorative marble-tile flooring.

“This house has two primary suites. Downstairs is what they currently use as a primary suite with a large walk-in closet, and upstairs guests can have a spacious, private suite,” says O’Leary, noting the flexibility of having two primary bedrooms. Alternatively, either space would make a lovely office.

This home offers a variety of outdoor living opportunities, from the covered front porch to the private, fenced backyard with a pool, and the nearby beach, which is just a few steps away.

Outside, you can lounge on the sun shelf in the saltwater pool or take a dip to cool off after a long walk on the beach. The owners made a private oasis in the backyard, adding vegetation to create a natural barrier among existing fruit trees.

In addition to the large greenspace, there’s storage for beach equipment, including kayaks, fishing gear and paddleboards.

“When you get tired of the pool, you’re just three houses from probably one of the nicest beaches in our town,” says O’Leary.

The deeded beach access point has a beautiful walkover with a grass-roof hut, Adirondack chairs, a shower and plenty of privacy if you prefer to spend the day on the beach instead of poolside.

“The owners love taking walks on the beach with their dogs. It’s part of their daily routine,” shares O’Leary of the small, private community.

“It’s a quiet community with very low HOA fees, and the houses are unique,” says O’Leary.

Atlantis is a small, gated community with only 32 lots. It is convenient to Saint Edward’s School and a short drive from Fort Pierce or Ocean Drive for shopping and dining or visiting Riverside Park, Riverside Theater, and the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Residents can hike, fish, bird watch and kayak at nearby Round Island Park and the Oyster Bar Marsh Trail.

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