365 S. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach
The DeWayne Carpenter / Kirk Kessel Homeselling Team just listed the property at 365 S. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach for $1,500,000.
Christened, The Folly, this estate was built c.1937. This amazing historic oceanfront residence sits on over half an acre of prime direct oceanfront property. Located one door down from The Pumkin Center which recently sold for $4 million. With 100+ feet of coastline frontage, The Folly provides unmatched panoramic views of the ocean and its coastline. Its style is reminiscent of the fine Cape Cod estates popular along the upper east coast. The layout and historic notes tell a story of a time when life was simpler and downtime included taking in the beauty of a morning sunrise stroll, playing in the gentle surf in front of your home or relaxing with your family in front of the fireplace in the central parlor while reading a copy of the newly released Of Mice and Men.
The home features 5 bedrooms, 4 and a half baths and almost 6,000 square feet. The front door opens into an expansive and spectacular oceanfront room, known previously as the “News Room”. Added mid-century, this room would perfectly serve as a spacious family room with stunning ocean views. The formal centrally located parlor, with tall open beamed ceilings and a wood burning fireplace is both stunning and comfortable. Withstanding the test of time, the finishes are warm and charming. A formal dining room and large and spacious kitchen are traditionally located on the northwest side of the residence. The oceanfront master bedroom and two equally spacious bedrooms complete the main floor. Interior features include a simple yet classical mantel, period light fixtures, push-button light switches, period bathroom fixtures and wood floors. Also added, above the News Room, is a spacious bedroom and bathroom with incredible second floor ocean views and access to a private balcony and roof top crow’s nest deck. Downstairs, another bedroom and bathroom, large bar / game room, laundry room, expansive storage areas and two car garage put the finishing touches on this amazing piece of local history.
Outside, The Folly is situated on a gorgeous oceanfront lot under mature trees and surrounded by local horticulture. Stately entrance gates open to the graceful stone motor court, with classic brick-inlaid design. Once inside you are transported to a serene and reflective garden oasis of flowering and native plants, birds and amazing butterflies. Enjoy all the oceanfront sights, sounds and scents from your expansive patio. Direct beach access from your private dune crossover affords you access to all the splendor of ocean living at your every whim. Revel in the historic beauty of this residence or update with your personal vision, this property is an amazing opportunity.
365 S. Atlantic Avenue exemplifies the oceanfront homes, built by successful newcomers to the beautiful new area of Cocoa Beach in the 30’s. Located one door down from the “Pumpkin Center” which recently sold for $4 Million. The Folly was built only a short period after Cocoa Beach was established and two years after A1A was cleared into a one lane dirt road. Two years later in 1939, the New Banana Air Station, now known as Patrick Air Force Base was opened. Cocoa Beach was a newly established town with only 40 residents and on the edge of entering into the golden age of technology and space exploration. Today’s residents proudly proclaim Cocoa Beach the quintessential beach town. An hour’s drive east from Orlando, Cocoa Beach offers endless ways to enjoy your leisure time. Stunning beaches, sparkling waters, competitive surfing, just minutes to Port Canaveral, the Banana River and the Indian River / Intracoastal Waterway, residents have access to some of the best waterways, fishing and fresh local dining in Florida. Cocoa Beach has grown into a always relaxed but bustling town that serves as the center of space related technologies, industry and culture for the area