A copper brewing kettle isn’t out of place in this home.
7525 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FL
For sale: $2.95 million
Cars seem to disappear when they arrive at “The Castle” on Melbourne Beach. Like a medieval keep, a metal gate leads into three stories of fortified concrete.
The home was built to withstand hurricanes, but the curved design was inspired by beer barrels.
“It’s owned by a corporation, and one of the corporation owners used to own a brewery,” Thacker explained. “He put a lot of thought into it.”
A solid copper brewing kettle from Germany accentuates the home bar, serving as a light fixture and storage space.
The home is also lined with high-end European antiques and furnishings including a German kitchen stove dating back to the 1800s, a German wood-burning fireplace and high-end Italian tile.
“The bar backdrop alone holds tiles valued at $25,000,” Thacker said.
But the home’s main selling point isn’t inside. Overlooking a premier surfing spot just north of Vero Beach, the house features tranquil ocean views from nearly every room.
“[The original owner] wanted an ocean view from wherever he was in the house,” Thacker explained. “When you lay in the master bed, you can see the pool and the ocean.”
Photos by Harvey Smith and Walt Simpson.
This article was originally published by Catherine Sherman on Zillow Blog. See more photos and the original article here.