1760 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935
Settled one street over from the shores of the Indian River, this Melbourne neighborhood is an eclectic mix of historic homes built in the 1900s, ranging up through mid-century, and more modern. It's a two-minute bike ride or eight-minute walk to the charming Eau Gallie Arts District, lined with charming shops, restaurants, and galleries. The nearby Eau Gallie Causeway leads over the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean beaches, which are an easy eight-minute drive. The causeway's footpath is a favorite corridor for scenic daily exercise. Orlando's international airport and the theme parks are about an hour away!
This one-of-a-kind property is an enchanting mix of Old Florida style and present-day comfort. The grounds showcase a beautifully renovated 1900s home with two big, breezy porches and a modern addition. Across the backyard, a lovely detached guest house features an airy patio, private access, and parking. It's the perfect set-up for an income-producing airbnb! Live in one and rent out the other, or rent out both and double your investment!
Introduced with brick steps up to a breezy wood-beamed rockin' chair front porch, this 1900s abode has been beautifully refurbished, preserving and recreating its original 20th century charm. Shiplap walls and ceilings accent hardwood and travertine flooring. Masterful trim work encompasses double crown molded ceilings enhanced with colonial-style door and window encasements. A traditional front hearth room with a floor-to-ceiling brick manteled fireplace provides a welcoming space to gather with family and friends. One of the three bedrooms is separated on the north side of the home, while the other two southside bedrooms connect and lead into the dining area. This linked layout was typical of the 1900s, designed for allowing the nearby waterfront breezes to waft throughout the home. Off the dining room, a hallway, kitchen, and bath have been added. The kitchen is appointed with crown molded maple cabinetry, a copper sink, tile counters, a stainless steel refrigerator, built-in stainless steel microwave, and a dishwasher. Travertine tile cascades across the floors and walls of the elegant shower bath outfitted with rubbed bronze hardware, a solid surface vanity, and custom built-in shelves. From the kitchen, an Arts and Crafts-style door leads to a spacious wood-beamed back porch overlooking the fully fenced backyard and the guest house. This big back porch is the perfect place to sit and relax with a morning cup o' joe or an evening cocktail, while basking in the nearby riverside winds!
Underscored with travertine tile throughout, this detached guest house is an in-law's delight or an airbnb money-maker! A glass door leads into a foyer/dining area with wainscoting details and a cozy kitchen equipped with a small stainless steel refrigerator, built-in microwave, white cabinetry, and a granite sink. The shower bath is designed with a classy stand-alone vanity, reminiscent of days gone by. Off the foyer is a door to an open expanse large enough for comfortable sleeping arrangements and ample living large enough for seating, gathering, and tv watching. A wall of sliders brings the sunshine in, and opens to an airy lounging patio. This guest house backs up to a driveable alleyway from the street, and the backyard fence provides double-gated access with a concrete parking pad for private guest entry.
What a rare opportunity to experience and own a piece of America's history, enjoy the Florida lifestyle, AND make some money while you're at it! Whether you live in one and rent the other, or rent out both...you have invested in a prime piece of coastal paradise!
2,525 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
0.2 Acres lot
1760 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935
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