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Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales associate and broker Matilde Sorensen represents a property selected as a finalist in the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion being held on HGTV.com from June 13 through July 18. During the contest period, consumers vote for their favorite homes among 64 finalists in eight different categories.
The listing was selected by editors of HGTV.com as a finalist in the Outdoor Retreats category, based on its extraordinary features and inspirational design, captured by striking photography. Additional categories include Curb Appeal, Great Estates, International Homes, Kitchen & Dining, Living Large in Small Spaces, Waterfront Homes and Modern Masterpieces.
“We are very excited that this estate has been included in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt,” said Matilde Sorensen. “It is extraordinary with beautiful outdoor living spaces, including two swimming pools, fountains, outdoor fireplaces, covered lanais and a summer kitchen. The private dock is accessed just off the main pool and offers fishing, boating and views of the Indian River Lagoon with all its local flora and fauna. You can actually watch dolphins, turtles, egrets and other wildlife from the privacy of your own dock. I encourage everyone to go on-line and votes for this sensational Vero Beach estate.”
The home, named Palm Cottage and located at 721 Grove Place in Orchid Island, has an extensive circular brick-paver drive that meanders through the property, past the guest cottages to a pair of 2-car garages. Tucked between the cottages and the main house is a beautiful courtyard featuring a glimmering pool and spa, a lovely “mermaid” fountain and splashes of meticulous green lawn. The north and south walls of the guest cottage and the lower level of the main house are wrapped with rich dense vines, reminiscent of the cottages of old Europe.
The covered lanai off the main house’s first floor is perfect for evening cocktails. Just off the lanai, the open pool deck area features twin fireplaces on either side of a beautiful heated pool. Relaxing sounds of the water emanate from four single-stream fountains. The fireplace and summer kitchen are perfect for outdoor entertaining and balmy evening parties. The property overlooking the river is landscaped with low hedges and privacy trees, yet grants amazing views of the river and the evening’s sunsets.
From the quaint and charming, to the luxurious and sophisticated, this beautiful home is the epitome of Florida casual-elegant living. Located on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island in the exclusive community of Orchid Island, residents enjoy a world class lifestyle and amenities.
Cast your vote for this home at http://www.hgtv.com/design/ultimate-house-hunt/2017-ultimate-house-hunt/outdoor-retreats.