When contemplating their future new residence, the owners of this property were seeking a rare combination…a sophisticated yet comfortable residence, unmatched Intracoastal views, walking access to the beach, close proximity to off shore sport fishing AND an overall easy going, low key lifestyle. They nailed it! The hallmark of this property is its expertly designed, detailed, and crafted coastal-style residence by top architect, contractor and professional designer with its sun-splashed living areas and breezy porches spanning nearly the width of the home. The view, endless aqua-hued waters and the nation’s charming oldest city in the distance. The setting, the quaint Vilano Beach village located on the southern tip of the island between the Intracoastal and the ocean only 30 min from the famed Ponte Vedra Beach clubs and golf courses, Jacksonville’s popular beaches & restaurants, the Mayo Clinic AND 45 min from all that the thriving city of Jacksonville has to offer. The vibe, a salty dose of “Old Florida”!
The exterior of the extraordinary residence, constructed of concrete block (1st level) atop 33 concrete pilings, features painted brick and shake shingle inspired by the French West Indies architectural style. Dine al fresco around the fire pit, soak in the bubbly spa, or simply relax in the finely manicured courtyard-style back yard. The neutral interiors with pops of blue and green offer instant connection to the water and sky. Floor to ceiling doors and windows (all impact glass) offer a front row seat to the fabulous cruising vessels from the wide open kitchen, dining and living areas. Upstairs, owners and guests may retreat to the private bedroom suites, read in the office/den, or lounge in the quiet central loft space overlooking the spellbinding panorama. Complementing the interiors of the home are 100 year-old reclaimed oak floors, box beamed & wood ceilings in the living areas, pecky cypress beamed ceiling accent and fireplace mantle, creamy kitchen cabinets complimented by stone countertops…and so much more combined to create the character of the classic summer beach house. The entertainer’s kitchen features a fabulous center island topped with a solid stone slab, 8 burner dual fuel range/oven, 2 dishwashers, drawer microwave, refrigerator and wine cooler, pot filler, Franke stainless sinks, disposals and faucets. This fastidiously cared for and simply irresistible home and property is truly a special East Coast refuge!