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10880 S Tropical Trail

Merritt Island, Florida 32952


6 Beds
7 Bathrooms
8385 Sq Ft
0.74 Acres

10880 S Tropical Trail, Merritt Island


This river-to-river estate was built to capture the essence of old-world New Orleans while relishing in the unsurpassed tropical setting that is only found on the East Coast of Florida. Located on the barrier land of Merritt Island, this incredible home is like no other. This one-owner estate was built and designed to create the image of an iconic 1700 French Quarter home. Built on an elevation the foundation is a sturdy Coquina rock shelf (not in a flood zone) and the home sits up and away from the water while maintaining incredible views of the rivers on both sides. The ornate wrought iron scrolling rails adorn the front of the dual-layered wrap-around balconies. Aged brick reminiscent of the old world extends from the walkway and leads to the grand steps to the stately glass-paned double doors. Stupendous brick columns bolster the elevation across the front and back of the home. In keeping with the eclectic architectural style, four Spanish garage doors are arranged on the main level and embellished with green weaving ivy giving a sense of history and maturity. Nestled amidst intricate landscaping, an impressive private gate opens to the walkway and large parking area. Across from the gated entrance is a meandering path that takes you to the newly built covered dock in deep water on the Indian River featuring 2 lifts and unobstructed views of the vast waterway. The backyard is full of exquisite amenities that center around family gatherings or luxury entertainment. Feeling more like a resort than a private residence, the Tiki swim-up bar in the glistening saltwater pool is ready for your next soiree. Rich wood in tongue-in-groove pattern covers the stone summer kitchen and a wide patio. A step-up spa is surrounded by a rock waterfall and Chicago brick and travertine pavers. Beyond the pool deck, sprawling Gumbo Limbo trees found in the islands, shade the 2nd covered dock with two lifts on the Banana Riverside. Coconut palms, Royal Poinsetta palms, Mango trees, banana trees, and florals can be found mixed into the landscape. On the side of the home, an active chicken coop and herb garden are there to indulge your conscience and global sustainability. Outdoor stairs lead from the pool deck to the rooftop patio. The 4400 square foot rooftop patio has ample room for a future summer kitchen, sun-loungers, hot tub, the incredible vast water views circle all around, watch every local fireworks display, watch every rocket launch, boats, yachts, this vantage point is like no other. Old World New Orleans architecture and design aesthetic were mirrored in the craftsmanship and details of this quality constructed home. Superior appointments throughout including gleaming hardwood floors, wood spiral staircase, brick fa├žade wall treatments, extended crown molding, and marble tile. Over 8,000+ square feet of living space all centered around a comfortable lifestyle surrounded by tropical water views. This 6 bedroom, 7 bath home including guest casita is made to honor the old and relish the modern conveniences of today's amenities. Built-in 2013, this designer was ahead of the times in their choices and layout. This open concept living area is now in trend and the designer was able to achieve the concept without diminishing the charm of the architect. Front French doors open to a welcoming foyer, where a winding staircase gives the impression of a Grand Southern plantation, a luxury elevator is on the left done in an elegant pattern of black and grey Carrara marble that will be repeated in different bathrooms of the home. A study or bedroom is on the right with a walk-in closet and an ensuite bath. Across the back of the home, palatial windows and French doors reveal stunning water and tropical views of the Banana River. A dual-sided gas fireplace creates a slight separation defining the Kitchen/Dining space from the Living Room. The Kitchen is made to be a pristine palate of white, gray, with green accents. Planned out by a chef, this kitchen is equipped for large-scale entertaining or intimate dinners with loved ones. Featuring Wolf appliances, including 2 ovens, gas stove/cooktop, 2 subzero refrigerators, microwave, 2 dishwashers, warming drawer, instant-steamer, 2 Farmhouse sinks, Stainless Steel covered center island for gourmet diner preparations and Carrara marble countertops cover the breakfast bar and other counters. A walk-in pantry with custom shelving comes equipped with a recycle and garbage chute that is directly routed to the cans in the garage. The dining space seats 12 easily and was made to give a casual atmosphere. The living room is set up for dual conversation areas. One of two laundry rooms features Electrolux appliances and marble counters and white cabinetry. A guest bedroom with an ensuite bath is placed just beyond the living area. Upstairs three guest bedrooms with custom outfitted closets and ensuite baths circle the landing. A gathering place is in the center where a family room is set up with a morning bar that was built before it was vogue. The lady of the home said "this is something I always wanted but I didn't know then how popular it would become" white cabinets with marble countertops come equipped with a full glass refrigerator/freezer, Farmhouse sink, dishwasher, and microwave make it convenient for guests. French doors open to the 2nd story balcony where residents and guests alike can drink their morning coffee and watch the sunrise where the current owner says "It feels like a religious experience, the way the landing is positioned there are times when you can see the moon on one side and the sunset on the other." On the third-floor balcony, a large entertainment area is covered with a gas fireplace where residents can take in a game on the TV while taking in the sights and sounds of the water. The Owner's Suite is an oasis by itself, a wall of windows and glass doors set a backdrop of tropical beauty all across the sitting area and bedroom space. The bathroom is charming with a ball & claw freestanding tub, walk-thru shower, unique design tile floors, dual vanities, and custom walk-in closets. A second laundry room is conveniently located on this level. On the main level (garage level) extending the length of the home facing the pool deck is a 2,000 square foot guest suite. Ideal for inlaws or caretakers this space is just as luxurious as the rest of the home. It has a full kitchen, dining area, living room, bathroom, and cabana bath. The closet could be converted to a laundry room making this a home unto itself. A massive storage closet and unfinished hobby room with A/C make up one half of the main level while the garage takes up the other half of the 4,000 square foot base level of the home. The garage has a pre-installed conduit available for wiring four electric automobiles. Not only is the garage wide, but it is deep as well, with plenty of room to park a wide range of vehicles, toys, boats, and motorcycles. Not to be outdone, not only is the quality of craftsmanship unsurpassed but the attention to detail on the construction is remarkable. The home was built to be highly hurricane resistant featuring insulating concrete forms that provide stabilization between poured concrete slabs providing superior wind protection (200+ mph), wall insulation (R-22 total), fire protection (4-hour rating) noise resistance, superior flood, and decay protection. The windows are strong make by Hurd, and a very minimum amount of wood was used only on the door and window frames creating a termite-resistant home. The interior walls are all framed with metal studs and the flat roof has solar panels for hot water and is pre-wired for electric solar panels as well.

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