106 Valencia Road, Rockledge (Valencia Historical District)
The DeWayne Carpenter / Kirk Kessel Homeselling Team just listed the property at 106 Valencia Road, Rockledge for $399,000. A trophy property dubbed The Rockledge Castle.
An amazing one of a kind opportunity, this historical property is beyond compare as a comfortable family home, vacation retreat or a showplace for entertaining. Located in the absolutely charming Valencia Historical District of Rockledge, this property is nestled in an area steeped in history and tradition. Neighboring homes share a unique lineage from the Florida Land Boom of the 1920’s. Newly paved US 1 provided access for the developers, who required styles of Moorish, Spanish or Italian design. 106 Valencia, the Castle, is a stunning tribute to the development of Rockledge, the oldest city in Brevard County. Just outside the wonderment of Valencia Drive are all the modern conveniences. You are walking distance to the community dock on the Indian River and if you have an active routine, this area is a haven for bikers, runners or for just enjoying an evening stroll along the river. Historic Cocoa Village is nearby and home to fine dining, fun pubs and lots of local festivals and activates. You are a short drive to the pristine Brevard County Beaches and you are mere minutes to the Medical District, golf, first class shopping and less than an hour from Orlando International Airport.
Rich in history this rare home’s stylistic charm dates from 1920’s and was built by notable Brevard Architect, Richard Rummell. A painstaking remodel brings new life to this historic jewel, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3523 + sf. Select finishes and unique elements, both old and new come together resulting in a characteristic balance of timeless beauty and luxury. The original hardwood floors grace this amazing residence along with arched doorways, beautiful casement windows, intricate plaster work, detailed millwork and stunning built in glass cabinetry; all found throughout this remarkable property. An upgraded roof and electrical and plumbing systems bring the modern convinces to this world of enchantment.
Reminiscent of a castle with its battlements and soaring turrets, this home is breathtaking from the second you step foot on the property. Its architectural tapestry interweaves private courtyards, patios and gardens capturing a timeless and dramatic era. Entered from the private courtyard, the residence welcomes you to into its foyer. To the left is the west wing, added in the 60’s. The enormous area is the perfect master suite, guest suite or an amazing room for large scale entertaining. With its own bathroom, bar area, fireplace and crystal chandelier, this addition blends seamlessly with the history of the home. To the right of the foyer, in charming fashion, you pass through a delightful china and collectibles room, to the dramatic dining room and formal salon, both with French doors leading to the veranda. You can imagine the guests that were entertained here throughout the century and memories that were made seated by the fabulous fireplace in the formal salon. Both rooms are awash in stunning design elements and windows.
Either way you go, all ways meet at the central gathering place of this stunning property; the magnificent window walled kitchen, breakfast room and family room replete with the most amazing views of the pool area and lush yard. There most certainly was a day when children gathered by the hearth of the family room to play while amazing meals were prepped. Today, this kitchen is resplendent with history while being updated and efficient for modern day living. A farmers sink, island with prep sink, Corian counters, walk in pantry and lots of cabinets make this your dream kitchen, perfect for prepping quiet family meals or entertaining lots of friends and family.
A second bedroom and a bathroom is located on this floor, adjacent to the kitchen area and formal salon. Upstairs, two more bedrooms, bright and spacious, and a bathroom can be found. The west bedroom shares the distinction with the formal dining room of having its own magical alcove from the turret.
Outside, you discover the reason Rockledge was a haven for tourists at the turn of the century. Cool river breezes, thick lush tropical foliage and warm Florida sunshine. Relax on your screened patio, take a dip in your glistening pool or enjoy some relaxing gardening. Fruit trees and local and native horticulture make this your everyday paradise.