506 River Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963

As beautiful and tranquil as a luxury villa compound on a tropical island, this riverfront estate in Riomar Bay is tucked away on a cul-de-sac isle, where southwesterly vistas take in a spellbinding expanse of wide-open river waters, dotted with wooded islets, stretching all the way down to the 17th Street Bridge and beyond.  Built in 2008, the casually elegant main residence and companion guest house were designed by noted Vero Beach architect Moulton Layne and constructed by J.C. Welton, a respected high-end firm also based in Vero Beach.

A tree-canopied drive circles around to the front courtyard, centered on a natural rock fountain in this serene tropical garden opening up a view of the river through the home's French-door entry.  Once inside, the river's full beauty is showcased in the fresh, light interiors that flow openly from room to room.  Set off by airy pavilion-style ceilings, the great room and family room open to the gorgeous outdoor gathering space by the resort-inspired pool, taking advantage of the river views and romantic sunsets in this relaxing realm with various lounge areas tucked among the gardens and swaying palm trees.

Picturesque views also backdrop the spacious riverfront master suite which enjoys the luxury of two separate baths plus an outdoor spa.  Other family members and guests have the privacy of four more bedroom suites including the separate two-story guest house entered from the front courtyard by another garden fountain.  Complete with lift-equipped dockage for the boater, this Riomar Bay estate stands out as a true masterwork notable for its fine design and craftsmanship as well as its sensational riverfront setting.

Location
River Drive, Vero Beach, Florida.  In the heart of Vero Beach's barrier island, between the two bridges to the mainland, Riomar Bay is a sought-after gated riverfront community offering wonderful seclusion in town near the private Riomar Country Club, Quail Valley River Club, and the charming village's ocean beachfront, fine boutiques, restaurants, and cultural attractions including the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Riverside Theatre.

Property
On 138+/- feet of riverfront, this lushly landscaped island-inspired estate commands a wide-open southerly perspective from its tranquil palm-studded setting lined with privacy hedges.  Banks of glass open the main house to the long-range river views that take in the distant Bridge and end the day with a romantic sunset.  The classic columned verandah steps out to the garden terrace where palm trees anchor the elegantly designed pool and spa.  Another lounge area takes in the view from right by the water's edge.  Dockage on the other side of the shoreline is outfitted with a boat lift.

Residence
American walnut floors, peaked ceilings, custom millwork, and impact-rated glass are featured finishes in spacious floor-plan totaling 6,674+/- square feet with five bedrooms and six and a-half baths including the guest house  plus a two-bay garage.  Amenities include a whole-house sound system.

River views are captured right at the courtyard entry into the airy great room where French doors open to the poolside verandah amid the river's full beauty.  Classic columns anchor the wood-paneled cathedral ceiling of this comfortably elegant gathering space which has custom built-ins including a media center, across from a walk-through wet bar also accessible from the pool area.  The open dining room connects to the gourmet kitchen which is beautifully designed with a beamed cathedral ceiling, crisp white cabinetry, contrasting granite counters, and a wood-topped island/bar.  High-end appliances include the Wolf gas range, oven, and microwave; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer; Bosch dishwasher; KitchenAid dishwasher drawers; and Miele coffee system.  Leading to the poolside verandah and also accessing the wet bar, the open cathedral-ceilinged family/breakfast room is brightened by a river-view bay window and anchored by an inviting fireplace.  Across the living room, a vestibule enters the riverfront master suite which opens to a relaxing outdoor spa and also overlooks a serene garden.  Next to a custom-fitted study/office facing the river, the peak-ceilinged master bedroom is accompanied by two luxurious marble baths, one with a jetted tub and shower, both with walk-in closets.  Two more bedroom suites are privately placed in separate wings.

Guest House:  Across the garden courtyard, the two-story guest house features a light-filled double-height sitting room finished with cottage-style paneled walls and served by a wet bar.  There are two bedroom suites, one on each level.

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List Price
$4,995,000
MLS#
204028
Property Type
Single Family
Lifestyle
  • Deepwater Inlet
  • Enclave
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
6 full / 1 half
Total Square Feet
6,674
AC Square Feet
5,744
Year Built
2008
Taxes
$51,701
Tax Year
2017
New Construction
No

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Area
Subdivision
Riomar Bay
Zip Code
32963
City
Vero Beach
Has HOA/Condo Fee
Yes
View
  • Intracoastal
  • Pool
  • River
Waterfront
  • Intracoastal Access
  • Riverfront
  • View River
Interior
Interior Features
  • Built-in wall unit
  • Ceilings
  • vaulted/cathedral
  • Ceilings
  • volume
  • Crown molding
  • Custom closets
  • Downstairs master bdrm
  • Island kitchen
  • Pantry
Stories
1
Floor
  • Wood
Windows
  • Shades/Blinds Furnished
Pets Allowed
Yes
Exterior
Exterior Features
  • Hot tub/spa
  • Irrigation sprinkler
  • Porch Covered
  • Soffits wood
Architectural Design
  • 1 Story
Roof Description
  • Tile
Parking Description
  • 2 Car garage
  • Driveway
Pool
Yes
Amenities
Security
  • Security System Owned
Utilities
Cooling
  • 5 Cooling
Heating
  • 5 Heating
Water
  • City
Sewer
  • City

Riomar Bay

Riomar Bay is a riverfront island-like community featuring a collection of 54 luxurious estates with pristine features and convenient water access. This exclusive area is known for its distinguished properties and picture-perfect setting in Vero Beach.

 

Real Estate: Luxury properties in Riomar Bay are timeless and constructed to withstand the elements. Some Riomar Bay properties date back to the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and have since been remodeled by renowned designers using the finest building materials. These high-end custom homes feature stylish modern kitchens with high-end appliances, spacious entertainment areas, outdoor loggias with resort-style pools, and much more. Each estate in Riomar Bay is located along the water, enjoying either river or canal views and deepwater dockage.

 

Lifestyle: Riomar Bay is a true oasis for its residents, who can take in water views from the comfort of their stately mansions. Located directly next to the Riomar Golf and Country Club, Riomar Bay is just steps away from the club’s prestigious golf course and other exclusive amenities within. Riomar Bay is about a mile away from a quaint coastal town dotted with boutique shops and local eateries. Additionally, some of the area’s finest beaches and marinas are located near Riomar Bay for beachgoers and yachters alike.

 

Education: Riomar Bay is located near several wonderful public schools, including Beachland Elementary School, Gifford Middle School, and Vero Beach High School. Nearby private schools include Saint Edward’s School and Tabernacle Christian School.

 

Water Access: Riomar Bay residents enjoy breathtaking water views from their estates, several of which include a private deepwater dock. Gorgeous white sand beaches are located nearby Riomar Bay as well.

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