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9900 S. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island


Overlooking the Indian River on the sought-after Tropical Trail in Merritt Island is this regal home that is the epitome of luxury. This estate home has an opulent exterior with a casually elegant interior. It is equipped with a black iron baluster electronic gate, expansive waterway views, a swimming pool/spa, a well-manicured backyard, and a private boat dock. With 5,998 square feet under air, spanning 9,737 square feet total, and situated on 1.12 acres, this extraordinary home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a 3-car garage. The front of this two-story home features an enchanting, covered porch and second-floor veranda with rows of exquisite French doors adorned by stately columns and brick accents. This rocking chair front porch is an ideal spot to watch the sunsets while sipping a glass of wine and taking in the tropical breeze. Saturated in remarkable curb appeal the black iron gates reveal a brick-lined lane that culminates in a circular driveway that is adorned with a brick geometric pattern. In front, the verdant landscaping truly elevates the setting and alludes to the grandeur of the house. Enter the house through mahogany French doors to rich hardwood flooring with a herringbone pattern that separates the living room and dining room. The living room is appointed with a cozy fireplace and two sets of windowed French doors that bring in loads of natural light and stunning views of the sunsets. Open the doors to increase the square footage for entertaining and relishing in the breeze of the Intracoastal air. Across from the living room is the dining room, a lovely space with a built-in China cabinet, elegant wainscoting, and a stunning chandelier. The light gray walls and windowed French doors make this dining room light, bright, and airy. It is easy to imagine hosting lively holidays and intimate dinner parties here. Beyond the living spaces, there is a great room that is outfitted with a built-in entertainment cabinet. The great room houses three sets of French doors that open onto a sizable covered back patio, lush green lawn, and a glistening pool & hot tub. Open to the great room is a lovely spacious kitchen canopied by gorgeous, exposed wood ceiling beams, an abundance of white cabinetry, stainless steel high-end appliances including a 6-burner gas stove, built-in espresso machine, TV niche, dual ovens, two sinks, stone countertops, an island with additional seating, and a large breakfast nook all grounded in beautiful brick flooring. The open concept invites in plenty of sunlight and prevents the host from feeling secluded while in the kitchen. On the opposite side of the great room is a den featuring a floor to ceiling wood shelves, an integrated desk, a coordinating wet bar, a large built-in wine cooler, counter seating, and a handsome brick archway. This is a perfect spot for an office, library, wine room, or additional entertaining with guests. A main-level guest bedroom opens to the pool and is equipped with an ensuite bath making it a great in-law space for short visits or extended stays. Across the lanai French doors lead to a spacious media room that could be set up for entertaining, gaming, pool table, watching movies, and so much more. A curved staircase with iron baluster railings leads to the upstairs bedrooms. The oversized owner's suite is a tranquil oasis outfitted with elegant white trim juxtaposed with sky-blue designer wallpaper and blanketed in plush carpeting. Three sets of French doors lead out onto the veranda, which runs the entire length of the room. This coveted outdoor space boasts amazing views of the river and is the perfect spot to lounge around, read a book, or watch the sunset while sipping on a glass of wine. The en-suite bathroom is a breathtaking retreat featuring dual sinks, a luxe marble countertop, matching marble flooring, a makeup vanity, a shower, a separate tub, dual closets, and a private water closet. Additionally, there are three other bedrooms on this floor. On the west side, there is a single spacious bedroom with an ensuite bath. On the east side, there are two other bedrooms that share a well-appointed bathroom. A huge bonus room spans the length of the garage making an ideal extra game room. The backyard is an awe-inspiring haven surrounded by towering, established 100+-year-old Mango trees, making the enormous yard feel intimate and secluded. This thoughtfully designed area is overflowing with charm from the beautiful tongue and groove wood ceiling and the brick patio to the decorative stone backsplash and storm shutters. Alfresco entertaining is a breeze with the covered patio and summer kitchen, built-in brick fire pit, swimming pool with fountains and a lap lane, spa, and spacious stone pool deck, ready for one's enjoyment. Across Tropical Trail is a stretch of coveted waterside land that is included with the parcel. With over 100' of water frontage on the Indian River, this is where the island lifestyle becomes an experience. Not only is there a covered boat dock with a lift, but additionally there is a second covered lounging deck with a built-in bar, bench, and ceiling fans. Escape for some peace and quiet while watching the dolphins frolic or catch the sight of unique birds and wildlife. If you are a sports enthusiast, this is a great spot to paddleboard, canoe, or fish. Other notable features in the home include elegant crown molding throughout, high-end light fixtures and chandeliers, surround sound, indoor and outdoor ceiling fans, window treatments, storm shutters, and an alarm system. This property has it all, loads of space, gorgeous views, privacy, upscale features, and endless possibilities for entertaining. Welcome to luxury waterside living at its finest.

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