A perfect combination of iconic elegance and geographic location has come together at the exquisite residence of 500 Bay Drive. Spectacularly sited between the bridges on nearly one and a half acres and offering a rare 556± linear feet of river frontage, this exceptional estate is like no other on the Treasure Coast of Florida.
A grand mahogany entrance door opens to the formal rooms where an extraordinary floor to ceiling wall of windows in the sun room draw the eye to sweeping views of the cascading pool and beyond to the Indian River Lagoon. Enhanced by rich architectural details featuring thick coffered ceilings, six-inch dentil crown molding, and Ionic steel columns, this special residence is an elegant yet intimate family home.
A true chef’s kitchen and the adjacent family room are equipped for large scale entertaining or fun family affairs. Guests will want to gather around the handsome inlaid mahogany bar or enjoy time in front of the fireplace. French doors open to a covered riverfront loggia with a full summer kitchen and outdoor fireplace. Conveniently located off the kitchen is an exercise room with mirrored walls and a mounted TV.
The downstairs master suite emphasizes comfort and privacy with personal laundry facilities and a separate "owner's nest" with a sunset patio and gorgeous western views. A serene master bath has heated floors, a Bain Ultra ThermoMasseur tub and Calacatta gold honed marble.
The second floor offers more spectacular river views in the comfortable family space combined with a customized executive office that comes equipped with handsome maple inlaid mahogany cabinetry and shelving. The pièce de résistance for this space is a hand crafted 1930's Dyer Dink wooden boat transformed into a desk and conference table. Two additional master suites, each with access to the loggia with picturesque views, and two guest bedrooms with en suite baths offer extra space for guests or little ones.
500 Bay Drive is the home for the most discerning buyer who wants the best of all that venerable Vero Beach has to offer.
5 FULL, 2 HALF
556 LINEAR FEET
THE FLOOR PLAN
Cradled by the Atlantic Ocean, Vero Beach has been described as "a charming seaside village". The city of 15,000 residents encompasses 11 square miles of sandy beaches and shaded oak tree-lined streets.
Charlotte Terry, Associate Broker, Realtor®
Charlotte is, as they say, "connected" - to everyone and every place, from the Environmental Learning Center to Saint Edward's School, where both her children graduated. Charlotte knows Florida and real estate. She is a fourth generation Floridian and has lived in Vero Beach for over 50 years. Her family moved to Vero Beach from Jacksonville, Florida in 1966. After twenty years of owning her own company, Charlotte Terry Real Estate, Inc., Charlotte merged her company with Alex MacWilliam Real Estate, Inc. in 2009.
Bethany Burt has been passionate about homes since childhood. Growing up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania she adored the traditional Dutch Colonial house she grew up in and she learned at an early age to recognize quality architecture and construction.
Bethany attended Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and received her B.A. with a major in Sociology and minor in Fine Arts. She then went back to school to study marketing and design while working at an advertising agency. In 2017, Bethany obtained her real estate license. She was immediately hired by friends and family and thus had a high-speed introduction to the role of real estate agent.
Bethany Burt, Realtor®