Property Sub TypeSingle Family Detached
Welcome to Skyfall! A lovely English manor house nestled in the trees on .76 acres - River to River. Walk the stone pathway past the balustrade framing the courtyard, to the stone faced entry. A stone faced vestibule shelters the 600 pound mahogany entry door. There's a large decorative knocker, or press the Downton Abbey door bell. Enter to a large defined foyer open to the second floor, with solid Hickory flooring laid in a herringbone pattern. The staircase is anchored by a carved newel post sourced from a church in North Carolina and has a decorative metal work balustrade. A pediment above the formal dining room entrance bids you welcome as does the warm hardwood flooring, sconce lighting and decorative 6 light chandelier. Please click more to see the rest. Adjacent to the dining room is the butler's pantry w/wet bar, loads of cherry cabinets and views to the Banana River. Just off the butler's pantry is a great little office space, with built-in cabinets and work station.
They say the heart of the home is the kitchen, and this home has a lot of heart! Rich cherry cabinetry, two islands - one with a prep sink, and the other houses a large farmhouse sink - (Shaws Original since 1897)! The 48 inch Wolf range offers 6 burners plus a griddle and double ovens. The range is flanked by pull out spice racks, and there's a commercial grade range hood finished with raised panel cherry cabinetry. The center island w/prep sink is actual butcher block, other counters are granite. Refrigerator and dishwasher are also finished with cherry cabinet panels, and there's a microwave housed in the center island. There's also a 9 ft deep walk in pantry! View across the kitchen is to the large eat-in area, and a wall of French doors for spectacular Banana River views! Eat-in area easily accommodates an 8 foot long table, and is illuminated by a delicately playful 9 light chandelier with a mix of metal work and red and white crystal.
The kitchen is open to a very large family room. The focal point is the marble faced level hearth fireplace, enhanced by a decorative carved wood surround and large mantel, to display your treasures. Dramatic 22 ft high ceiling with loads of windows bringing in lots of natural light! View from the family room is the Banana River.
Opposite of the family room, on the other side of the kitchen, is an entry to a great gathering room. Don't miss the darling half bath just ahead of the entry to the large gathering room. This is perfect for use when coming in from the pool and offers river rock flooring, vessel sink and beautiful framed mirror. French doors with pediment open to the great room - perfect for any family gatherings, game room etc. Two sets of French doors from this room out to the spacious covered porch, with brick faced gas fireplace, and views of the Banana River. Yet another large covered porch is pool side.
Upstairs you'll first discover a pleasant sitting area that looks out to the shady front yard and the Indian River. Guest bedroom one is the "Aviators room" with its playful custom painted ceiling depicting a couple of biplanes soaring through a puffy clouded sky. The Aviators room offers an ensuite bath and walk-in closet.
Guest bedroom two is the "Treehouse room" with its custom painted twilight starry night ceiling above the greenery below. This room also offers an ensuite bath and walk-in. Guest bedroom 3 is spacious with an ensuite bath, awesome 4 legged porcelain sink, and walk-in.
Double doors open to the primary suite. The entry vestibule offers a small kitchen area with cherry cabinets, a sink, and mini fridge. The sleeping chamber is finished in a soothing blue wall color. Lying in bed you look through a bank of windows to the Banana River! A romantic fireplace anchors the north wall, with a beautiful wood surround and large corbels supporting the mantel. A French door from the primary suite opens to a large tiled deck with panoramic views of the Banana River.
The primary bath offers 24 inch travertine flooring, his and hers large vanities, a large vessel tub, and separate shower with a window to watch the dolphins swim by!
Exquisite exterior landscaping makes strolling the grounds an adventure from the 50 tons of coquina seawall on the Indian river side, to the coquina and mangrove seawall on the Banana river side. Of course there's a dock, with two lifts; one for your boat and the other for two jet skis.
New roof December 2020
New water heater December 2020
Built-in storm shutters for all windows except front of house.
Extensive insulation in attic
Wiring for speaker system on porch