Otter Living – Beachfront Inspiration in Florida

Photo: Ocean Sotheby's Int. Realty/Jamesedition

In this edition of Otter Living, we are going on a field trip to the beach. Yes, you can consider this a hands-on learning lesson, one we know you’ll enjoy.

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We start our home inspiration tour in Biscayne, Florida, and we end in Plantation Key, Florida.

What we hope you take away from these homes is how they work to bring their beach surroundings indoors.

From vaulted ceilings to pops of color, each home works in its own way to exude Otterlicious Living.

Let the field trip begin.

A Private Beach Home in Biscayne, Florida

Offering a private beach and dock, this is an Island Fusion style residence. Located on the islands most exclusive street with details that include a covered entry bridge over a floating illuminated pond opening to a double height atrium.

Gilmore Estate “Houseboat” $5,950,000

The Houseboat was originally docked next door at the Cheeca Lodge in the 1960’s when Hurricane Donna broke her away from her mooring and left her high and dry on US 1. The Houseboat was found and then rolled on telephone poles back into the place where it sits, permanently “anchored” today commanding the perfect spot on the beach!

The Houseboat was custom built for Baron Conrad Hilton, the hotelier. Rich in history, this estate has entertained many dignitaries including President Harry Truman and President George Bush Sr. President Harry Truman composed much of the Truman Letters from pen and pad while on the boat.

For More Information: Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty

The Palms $3,500,000

An exquisite private beachfront estate surrounded by tall, lush palms with zero entry oasis pool and dockage. The estate features wide open porches overlooking its tropical oasis pool, dock and sandy beach.

The British Colonial decor is blended with island flair and includes a dramatic spacious living area with soaring ceilings, hard wood floors, three bedrooms and two and a half baths.

The estate is located on Plantation Key, an hour from Miami, but a world away!

For More Information: Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty

Although these are some grand properties, they each have their own unique features that can inspire you within your own home.

What inspiration will you draw from these Otterlicious homes?