5595 Willoughby Drive, Melbourne, FL 32934
COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREA
Scenically situated on the outskirts of the city and close to I-95, the Lake Washington district is a beloved enclave of expansive, luxurious homesites. It's an area infused with just the right amount of country, around the corner from all your favorite city conveniences. The Willows is one of those off-the-beaten-path communities. An electric gate opens to winding roads, wooded habitats, trails, and sprawling equestrian properties with beautiful homes and barns. Bring your horses, boats, RVs, and ATVs! This down-home setting is thoughtfully designed for those with impeccable taste and an appreciation for the outdoors. The community's tennis and basketball courts are a plus, and owners have the privilege of a private, resident-only path to Lake Washington Park, offering a boat launch, a dock, a playground, picnic spots, and gorgeous sunsets. Enjoy great shopping, dining, and entertainment along the nearby, bustling Wickham Road and Eau Gallie Boulevard corridors. The King Center for the Performing Arts is a twelve-minute jaunt, presenting professional theatre and concert productions. All local schools are an eleven to fourteen-minute drive. High-tech companies like Northrop Grumman, the Harris Corporation, and Embraer are each less than twenty minutes. The Kennedy Space Center, Blue Origin, and SpaceX are about forty-five minutes. It's twenty minutes to the banks of the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean beaches!
LOOK OVER YONDER
This property encompasses a glorious 11.98 acres. The adjacent vacant 7 acres to the north is available for an additional $475,000. Purchase one plot or buy both, increasing the property's total domain to a vast 18.98 acres. Either way, you'll celebrate the incredible forested lands populated with wild turkeys, deer, and a bounty of birds. The 11.98 acres envelopes woodsy trails, a five-stall, cracker-style horse barn, two fenced paddocks, and a stunning modern farmhouse with a pool. The whole-house solar system keeps electricity costs down; the impact-rated windows radiate tons of natural light and protect the home during Florida storms; and the generator keeps the household up and running during and after inclement weather.
WELCOME HOME Y'ALL
Dense, lush foliage lines a long concrete driveway up to the property, introducing this captivating two-story country estate. A Whitewashed brick exterior accented with vinyl siding is an attractive combination. Mix in a columned rockin' chair porch with a leaded-glass front door entry, and you've got all the goodness of home. Grab a glass of ice-cold lemonade, kick up 'yer heels, and plan to stay awhile!
PRETTY AS A PEACH
Tall ceilings soar over white plantation shutters and stripped-down solid oak hardwood floors. Gracious, open spaces flow through oversized living and dining areas purposed for congregating with all your favorite folks. A floor-to-ceiling, shiplap-style gas fireplace is embellished with elegant marbled stone. Enhance this room with your personal flair and gather, mix, and mingle in the warmth of a good, 'ol fashioned fire. The chic farmhouse vibe courses into a fabulous dining room topped with a bubbled brass chandelier, as two sets of glass French doors open to the backyard amenities. This creates a seamless stage for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Marbled stone cascades through the sublime, twenty-first-century country kitchen. A large island with eye-catching porthole pendants centerpieces light-gray cabinetry, designer stainless steel appliances, a six-burner gas oven range, an apron sink, and a striking marble backsplash. Next door is an impressive walk-in pantry with a butcher-block service counter. Install some shelves, and you've got a spacious spot for dry goods. Down the hall from the kitchen is a full-service butler's pantry with shelving, a butcher-block sink, a stacked stone backsplash, cabinetry, and a fridge. There's also entry to the garage, offering optimum benefits when unloading groceries and preparing for parties. This contemporary chuckwagon is equipped to cater to the crowds! Wrangle 'em up and get ready for some delectable down-home delights! At the front of the home, double doors lead to a bright, bay-windowed room, ideal for an office or downstairs bedroom. The hallway's half bath displays geometric tile flooring and a marble stand-alone sink, handy for guests and quick pit stops. A separate mudroom off the three-car garage grants plenty of space for dropping off shoes, backpacks, and sports gear.
WELL, BUTTER BY BACKSIDE & CALL ME A BISQUIT!
The rest of the bedrooms are located upstairs, thoughtfully separating the social and personal spaces. A sunny owner's retreat exhibits a bay-windowed sitting area and two walk-in closets with custom organizers. The exciting ensuite extends a pair of top-mounted sinks settled on a beautiful stone counter, a sumptuous oblong freestanding tub, and a splendid shower with geometric, pearlized tile and dual rainshower heads. It's a lovely escape from the everyday! Another second-floor bedroom flaunts an attached ensuite with exquisite hexagonal tile flooring, a tub/shower combination, and a fancy troft-style sink. The third bedroom presents sizable accommodations for kids or guests. Behind a sliding barn door, step down to a super-sized fifth bedroom/flex space. It's a prime spot for a game room, a playroom, or a big teen-worthy bedroom. This room has two doors to the attic, offering easy storage access. Along the second-floor landing is an alcove with the washer and dryer (included), set to serve all the household's laundry. A capacious hallway closet stows Christmas trees and other festive decor.
GOOD HEAVENS! WOULDYA LOOK AT THAT!
Laid with hearty limestone, an airy covered lanai stretches out to a crystal-blue saltwater sports pool with three fountains, a sun shelf for the kids, and an attached bubbly spa. The pool's shallow ends meet in a deeper middle for maximized exercise and play. Revel in this outdoor oasis as your loved ones splash about in the glistening waters and luxuriate in the jetted spa. A custom brick firepit beckons evening guests to rally 'round, pull up an Adirondack chair, and relish in the warmth of the open-air breezes. Hold up a tasty s'more or a hot dog and toast to the splendor of consummate country-style living. This is where lifetime memories are made!
HOLD 'YER HORSES!
Within 100 yards of this beautiful home is the luxury barn. This state-of-the-art structure is the Ritz-Carlton for horses. The cracker-style building was constructed in 2021 by Woody's Barn in Kissimmee. The exterior has hurricane-rated sliding doors and windows, allowing it to be completely enclosed during storms. The framework is equipped with electricity, fans, water, and inside/outside LED lighting. There are five horse stalls with three 12x20 runs. The tack/feed room is equipped with air conditioning. Up above are double storage lofts for hay and other items. 30amps of power accommodates an RV, and an additional 50amps are deliberated for a welding circuit. On the south side is a wash station, and on the north end is a 48x36 covered porch for lounging, picnics, and relaxation. Flanking the barn are two large fenced paddocks where the horses can train and roam. The wooded property beyond is pioneered with trails for riding and exploration. Guaranteed, your horses will be very happy here! Property survey available.
Not only will your horses be happy, but YOU will be ecstatic with everything this expansive property has to offer. Nearly twelve acres embracing a gorgeous home with modern country appointments, a sparkling pool, spa, a fire pit, a trailblazing barn with all the creature comforts, and plenty of land to spread out and enjoy! YeeeeeHawwwww! You're gonna love this one 'til the cows come home (for sure until the horses come home)!
3,170 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
11.98 Acres lot
5595 Willoughby Drive, Melbourne, FL 32934
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