Luxury Riverfront Home in Melbourne’s Ballard Park | Just Sold |$1.05 Million

857 Indian River Drive, Melbourne

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The Carpenter / Kessel Homeselling Team represented the sellers in the sale of 857 Indian River Drive, Melbourne for $1,050,000.


The Carpenter / Kessel Team was excited to take on this exceptional listing; a completely renovated riverfront home in the heart of Ballard Park. The homeowners purchased the property in 2011 and now work was leading them back to California.  However, over the last four years at 857 Indian River Drive, the couple had put their heart and soul into the overhaul that would turn this early 1950’s riverfront home into their own piece of Ballard Park paradise.  With an incredible attention to detail in the renovation and interior design work, the home was one of finest the team has had the opportunity to list, market, and sell.

And once listed, it didn’t take long (4 days to be exact) for multiple offers to arrive.  The sellers, who had already planned to spend the last two months of the summer traveling, were pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from our team a few days into their first trip to discuss and decide which offer to accept.  The cash buyers won out; a couple moving into the area full-time from Australia.  The mainland riverfront location and the quality of the construction and re-design were huge selling points for the buyers.

The Carpenter/Kessel team strives for the best outcome, consistently outperforming the status quo to achieve the best results for their clients. Your home is your most expensive asset; it doesn’t cost more to work with the best, so why risk the investment? Contact us

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Indian River Views from the Family Room


Expertly constructed with fine classic finishes, this spacious,   impeccably maintained, and thoughtfully designed residence totals a spacious 3,530± square feet.  With and effective age of 2013, this completely redone riverfront home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a half bath in the cabana. Two more rooms are rooms easily convertible to bedrooms if needed. Custom millwork is featured throughout, and scenic river views are captured from most rooms. Amenities include Anderson A series windows, tank less water heaters, sound system, RO system, two A/C units and mini split A/C in the garage, isoneyne insulation throughout and a metal roof.

Stepping inside the beautiful entry into the foyer you are immediately impressed by the detailed craftsmanship and intricate woodwork throughout this amazing residence. An expansive   floor plan combines the openly flowing living area, dining area, family room and kitchen; all bringing in the fabulous views across the Intracoastal. Anderson wood flooring, coffered ceilings and detailed millwork highlight the home as a showpiece while the comfortable and effortless floor plan provides for everyday living or an easy transition to large scale entertaining.   Riverview windows and double glass doors stretch across the family room for the perfect view of morning sunrise. Generously sized, the chef’s kitchen includes a riverfront breakfast area, furniture-grade cabinetry, soapstone counters, a Viking gas range with convection ovens, a Bosch dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator.   The exquisite riverfront master suite features gorgeous pool and river views, his and hers closets and an absolutely amazing master bath replete with custom millwork, double sinks jetted tub and walk-in shower. The guest powder room and two bedrooms are off the foyer; finished with marble and custom cabinetry, gorgeous flooring, custom lighting and hardware and designer finishes. A wine room with chiller and perfectly detailed and equally gorgeous laundry room complete this fabulous and functional first floor.   Upstairs, you will find three more rooms and a fabulous bath with claw foot tub.  Each room is replete with the utmost quality of style and designer finishes.  The eastern exposure rooms open to a riverfront balcony where you can enjoy the cool river breezes.


Sweeping river scenes open from this direct Intracoastal Waterway estate on .38 acres and 100± feet of waterfront.  This professionally landscaped transports you to a serene and reflective garden oasis of birds, amazing butterflies, mature trees and is lush with flowering local and native horticulture.  Enjoy all the river front sights, sounds and scents from your expansive patio and comfortably elegant riverside cabana with a half bath and summer kitchen; perfect for outdoor dining and watching the dolphins play.  A stand-alone spa and completely refinished gorgeous and glistening salt system pool with automatic pop up cleaning system provide amazing river views while you take a dip or lounge on the stunning Jerusalem limestone deck.   The multi-level dock is outfitted with a 7,000 lb. boat lift, water and is a great location to catch some sea trout, jack, redfish and snook.

857 Indian River Drive Ballard Park

Enjoy the Evening Intracoastal Breeze under the Poolside Cabana


An amazing opportunity, this river front home is beyond compare as a comfortable family home, vacation retreat or a showplace for entertaining.  Located in the Heart of Melbourne close to downtown, the Melbourne International Airport, Holmes Regional and the Medical District, this property is a short drive from shopping and casual and fine dining and entertainment.   Living on the Indian River is a striking world of splendor on its own. The river is a paradise for boating and fishing and fills your timeless need for relaxation as well as recreation. With ocean access to the north or south or cruising down the Intracoastal, the dazzling waters of the Indian River provide the perfect backdrop for your lifestyle.   If you have an active routine, this area is a haven for bikers, runners or for just enjoying an evening stroll along the river.  You are a short drive to the pristine Brevard County Beaches and you are less than an hour from Orlando International Airport.

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