131 Gem Island Drive $11,500,000


    131 Gem Island Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963

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    • 5 Beds
    • 11 Baths
    • 11,758 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# 237641
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    Hidden on the prestigious and supremely private Gem Island in the exclusive John’s Island, a crown jewel of Georgian architecture graces 1.41± lushly landscaped acres, fronting 160± feet of the Intracoastal Waterway’s glorious river and vistas. This magnificent, 14,212’± tropical estate comprising of 5 bedroom, 8 full and 3 half-baths, surpasses expectation in design from the renowned architect team of McGee Howle & Associates, and the meticulous craftsmanship of Parent Construction. A masterpiece of symmetry and proportion, the residence’s breathtaking stateroom creates a palatial appeal at first sight, capturing the eye with voluminous ceilings, exquisite gallery-lit murals, the first of 8 artisan, gas-lit fireplaces throughout the residence, and intricately carved columns and ceiling moldings—all illuminated by automated, crystal chandeliers. The wall of arched windows and doors in the gallery leading outdoors from the stateroom to the splendid, sun-drenched pool, cabana and wet bar, blends the interior’s classic architecture with Gem Island’s tranquil paradise. Overlooking the pool, the detailed, floor-to-ceiling windows of the enclosed, light and bright veranda, complete with barbecue and fireplace, frame the comfortable indoors with the natural artistry of the grounds and river. A bar equipped with wine storage and cooler adjoins an opulent media room/library detailed with rich mahogany paneling and gold-leaf, coffered ceilings. An epicurean island kitchen, outfitted with appliances for the consummate chef, is paired with a fully furnished butler’s pantry to serve an elegant dining room, perfect for relaxed and luxurious private entertaining for family and guests. The master wing offers a generous and peaceful master suite with two lavish bathrooms, walk-in closets, a quiet morning room and light-filled fitness studio overlooking the pool and waterway. An exquisite wrought-iron stairway curves to the second floor, which can also be reached by elevator, to a lovely second-level guest area and bedroom suites with beautiful garden, pool or waterway vistas. Conveniently, laundry rooms are placed both upstairs and downstairs. Built in 2000, a new roof was installed in 2018, and the residence was painted at that time. Two spacious, air-conditioned garages house four vehicles. This timeless and exceptional waterway showpiece nestled in one of Vero Beach’s most desired, private golfing communities, John’s Island creates the perfect tropical retreat for the most discerning buyer. John’s Island Envisioned 50 years ago by a legendary architect as an exclusive, private enclave for family-oriented activities and life-long friendships, John’s Island flourishes along 3 miles of sugar-white sand beach on a lush barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Serene with the finest classic architecture nestled within palm trees and live-oak hammocks, the John’s Island Club offers excellent dining, world-class amenities and recreational facilities, including 2 world-class beach and golf clubs, and 3 championship golf courses—all the sole privilege of members and their families. Without a doubt, John’s Island creates an extraordinary and comfortable life-style minutes from Vero Beach’s private airport and cultural events of the nearby, #1 rated resort town of Vero Beach.

    • General Features
      • Area Beach Central
      • Community Features Club Membership Available,Other
      • Furnished Unfurnished
      • Living Area Range OVER 9000
      • New Construction Y/N 0
      • Pool Features Heated, Private
      • Subdivision John's Island
      • Waterfront Y/N 1
      • Year Built 2000
      • Zoning ,
    • Building Features
      • Rooms Total 15
      • Appliances Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer
      • Architectural Style Two Story
      • Full Bathrooms 8
      • Cooling Central Air, Electric, 3+ Units
      • Half Bathrooms 3
      • Cooling Y/N 1
      • Exterior Features Balcony, Barbecue, Enclosed Porch, Sprinkler/Irrigation, Patio, Propane Tank - Owned, Storm/Security Shutters
      • Garage Spaces 4
      • Heating Central, Electric
      • Heating Y/N 1
      • Garage Y/N 1
      • Interior Features Built-in Features, Crown Molding, Elevator, High Ceilings, Kitchen Island, Master Downstairs, Pantry, Walk-In Closet(s), French Door(s)/Atrium Door(s)
      • Patio And Porch Features Patio, Screened
      • Roof Tile
    • Property Features
      • Parking Features Garage
      • Lot Size Dimensions 163x387
      • Sewer Public Sewer


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    32963 (Vero Beach) Demographics

    67 Median Age
    840 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    72% College Educated
    $97,306 Estimated Median Income
    6,828 Estimated Total Home Owners
    605 Estimated Total Renters
    92% / 8% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    3 Estimated Average Household Size
    14,591 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

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        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- Current Price Source New Value: $11,500,000
        2/22/2021 2:45:51 PM Status Changed Source New Value: Active Under Contract
        11/17/2020 6:46:00 PM New in Database Source New Value: $11,500,000

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