Address: 131 Gem Island Drive, Vero Beach, Florida
Price: $12,950,000
Size: 14,212 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 8
full, 3 half

Walking up to the 14,212 square foot home at 131 Gem Island Drive in Vero Beach, Florida feels nothing short of walking up to a palace. The grand estate stands tall among the palm trees and lush grass on its 1.4 acres. The house is complete with columns, a veranda, and a stunning backyard pool—and the opulence doesn’t stop there.

Inside, the home invokes the Gilded Age resplendence of the Newport mansions, with a modern twist: think automated chandeliers, gold-leaf ceiling details, and a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. Entertain guests either at the pool and cabana area with an outdoor barbeque, or in the mahogany library with an adjoining bar and wine storage. 

The home is accessible with an elevator to the second floor, where you can find the master suite with a serene morning room, two walk-in closets, and two bathrooms. Also on the second floor are ample guestrooms, a fitness studio, and beautiful views of the tranquil Intracoastal, on which the house is set. Head to the dock off the backyard to get up close and personal with the gorgeous sunset views the property allows.

The winding marble staircase, balconies, and gallery-lit murals make you feel like old royalty—but the house has every modern convenience to snap you back to reality (like an air-conditioned four-car garage). Add these to the secluded Gem Island location, accessible by a private, tree-lined bridge, and you’ve got the recipe for a luxury residence of quiet elegance.

For more information, visit 131gemislanddrive.com.