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Built for Classics: Waterfront Automotive Abode on Florida’s John’s Island

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Halfway down Florida’s Atlantic coast, closer to Cocoa Beach than Miami, sits a home in a private gated community with more than a few unique features.

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Indian River Shores in Vero Beach, Florida is a quiet community devoid of high-rise condo buildings and hotels that block the skyline of many other beach towns. Within Indian River Shores is John’s Island, a 1,650 acre private community where residents and members have access to three 18-hole golf courses, 1- Har-tru tennis courts with a court-side cafe, a health and fitness center, professional croquet and 32-miles of private shaded roads.

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Of course, the true draw to the area is the seemingly unlimited access to the water. Both the private beaches and waterways on John’s Island Sound make boating, fishing and swimming daily activities. But at one home overlooking the Sound, there’s another draw – with a little more focus on asphalt related activities.

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“In 1984, Ben Caskey designed, with the help of renowned architect James Gibson, this ‘one of a kind’ personal residence to share with eight of his favorite classics,” describes the description of this automotive-focused home. The center of the home, its two-story great room, wasn’t made for the television to be on display; rather, etched glass windows look into the two four-car garages, showcasing each car stored within. Next to the cars is a custom bar, fully ready for mixing any drink after arriving home from a Sunday drive.

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There’s room for another four cars out front underneath the porte cochere, just in front of the antique, double-front doors. Sourced from a Charleston hotel that survived shelling during the Civil War, these doors are simply the first statement of this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom home’s purpose: to put fine history and classic beauty on full display for all to see.

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