We would like to welcome you to Summer Place, one of Florida’s hidden treasures. From the moment you first lay your eyes on this beautiful beach house and its surroundings you will know you have chosen the perfect place to relax. It’s unique architecture, combined with its custom exterior sculptures is only a sample of what awaits you inside. Each room has several custom made features. You can be sure you will not see any of these features in any other homes, we guarantee.
The house is located on the East side of A1A. THERE ARE NO ROADS TO CROSS AT ALL....the house is literally 100 foot steps from the beach.
On the first floor is a gourmet kitchen. It boasts a 6 x 7 granite center island with a flat glass top built in stove. The dining table is a 4 x 10 granite slab.You have the luxury of using the separate steamer oven built into the wet bar, while cooking in the main oven. The counter tops are granite with a custom made onyx back splash. All of the appliances are stainless steel and all cabinets are custom built. The floor is 18 x 18 Italian porcelain tiles with matching granite inlays.
The kitchen and living room is an open floor plan, so you and your family can enjoy each others company. The living room is none like any other with two story floor to ceiling windows and plenty of seating room. There is a family room off of the kitchen. The floors are also 18 x 18 Italian porcelain marble with granite inlays. It has three couches and a 46 inch flat screen HD television equipped with a DVR as well as a DVD player. It also has a door on each side for privacy.
The bathrooms are marble, including floor, walls and ceiling. The vanities are a very unique granite. You may even find some beach glass inlayed in the walls!
There is a bedroom with a queen size bed as well as a wall to wall closet. It also has a television.
One bedroom is furnished with a double size bed as well as a twin bed. It also has a cd player.
The master bedroom is truly spectacular. You can lay in your king size SLEEP NUMBER ADJUSTABLE BED while you enjoy watching your wall mounted 56 inch flat screen HD television equipped with a DVR. The floor is hard wood with marble inlays. It has a private balcony where you can sit outside and star gave at night or look out on the ocean. There is a seperate dressing area with wrap around closets and the most spectacular granite top vanity and onyx sink! The floor is marble with onyx inlays which continues into the master bathroom.
One floor above is a stairway and floor made of imported Spanish wood. It leads to a custom built loft that over looks the ocean. It has floor to ceiling windows as well as a double bed. You also have an area to get some work done if need be. Although you find yourself completely distracted by the view!
The house is equipped with a state of the art security system, indoors as well as outdoors.
There are several reasons to come to Summerplace. The number one reason is your own private beach.
Florida Magazine Article:
For nearly 50 years, Summerplace has been known as a "Bohemian" enclave. Short, sandy shell lanes to the sea, lush tropical foliage, oak hammocks and cottage homes have attracted artists, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs and a host of other independent "live and let live" spirits.
There are thousands of neighborhoods by the sea on Florida's east and west coasts, but few compare to Summerplace's authentic "Old Florida" atmosphere and unique character that continues to attract people of substance.
Great surfing spots from Wabasso Beach Park, adjacent to Summerplace, and Sebastian Inlet State Park, seven miles north, brings a youthful energy to the neighborhood. Recreational venues abound with a public boat launch to the Intracoastal Waterway less than a mile west. A fifteen-mile bike/rollerblade/walk sidewalk and the historic seven-mile Jungle Trail just a shell's throw away. The neighborhood beach market and flagship Disney's Vero Beach Resort, with oceanfront bar and restaurants, are a pleasant stroll south along the beach or sidewalk.
Vero Beach was rated the “Best Small Town in Florida and 12th in the Nation” and is has been rated among the 100 Best Art Towns in America”
Established in 1960, Anthony (Tony) Drexel Duke was an early founder of Summerplace. He built his stilt home there in the early 1960's. According to one article, "The Dukes sally forth in Summerplace for clamming, surf-riding, or picnicking by the light of beach bonfires." Duke is the grandnephew of tobacco-rich James (Buck) Duke, founder of Duke University; and Alice Noel Rutgers, one of whose forebears was land rich Colonel Henry Rutgers, benefactor of Rutgers University.