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 3,523± 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 native horticulture make this your everyday paradise.