It’s hard to put a dollar value on privacy. But for those who crave it, priceless would be a good place to start.
In fact, privacy is ranked as just as important in home buying as proximity to family and friends in a 2022 trend analysis by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. At the very least, it certainly commands a premium in the luxury housing market.
This tropical estate in Vero Beach, Florida, is unique in just how much seclusion it affords. Of course the half-acre lot helps, but more important is the surrounding conservation area – ensuring that the neighbors in the barrier island community are out of sight. Only the seagulls will be peering in.
Reached by a long driveway that creates a stone-paved motorcourt before terminating at the three-car garage, the stately two-story takes in green on all sides.
Within the 4,686 square feet of Traditional-vibe living space are high-ceiling rooms topped by crown molding including a living room with a fireplace, a first floor primary suite, an office and a family room.
Ample windows flood the interiors with natural light. Wood floors and hardwood doors continue throughout.
The white-cabinet kitchen contains a wood-topped eat-at center island and a breakfast nook.
A loggia with insect-protected space for lounging and dining faces the pool at the back of the house.
French doors open to the pool area, which has a gazebo with fireplace.
The second-floor balcony overlooks the stone-surrounded pool and takes in views of the natural vegetation of the conservation area and the Indian River Lagoon.
There are three additional bedrooms and a total of 4.5 bathrooms.
The private Moorings Yacht & Country Club and St. Edwards School are nearby. Downtown Vero Beach is about 8 miles away.