DSRE Sales Agent Lauren Merrell Lists Historic Home

 

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) Brevard sales agent Lauren Merrell has announced that she will be managing the listing of the last remaining structure at the Kentucky Military Institute property in Eau Gallie.  The property, a single family home, was originally the Captain’s Quarters and was the only building to survive a fire in 1921.  The home is located at 1008 Placid Drive in Melbourne and will be listed for $499,000.

INDIALANTIC, Fl., OCTOBER 2014 – Lauren Merrell, a sales agent with Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) Brevard, has announced that she will be the listing agent for the last remaining structure at the Kentucky Military Institute property in Eau Gallie.  The property, a single family home, was originally the Captain’s Quarters and was the only building to survive a fire in 1921.

The Kentucky Military Institute, known as KMI, was originally developed by entrepreneur John Green as a hotel and resort cottages for wealthy northerners.  The project included a hotel, with surrounding cottages, a fresh water pool, lawn bowling and tennis courts, running water, and a riding stable with horses. At the time, Green was convinced the area would become a popular tourist destination due to a planned railroad expansion in Florida.  When the railroad failed to materialize in the area, Green abandoned the project.  The town, named Sarno, became a ghost until Colonel Fowler bought it around 1904, renamed it Military Park and built new cottages. Anywhere from 250-300 students would attend the school, known as The Kentucky Military Inn, or KMI.  In 1921, disaster struck when a fire burned all the buildings except for the Captain’s Quarters.

“We are very excited to list such an historic piece of property,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner of DSRE.  “Eau Gallie and the surrounding area has a wonderful history and story to tell, this property is one of the remaining buildings from that era. We have the perfect marketing capabilities to be able to sell this type of extraordinary property.  With our global reach, I’m sure there will be a lot of interest in this historic property.”

The home, built in 1900, features pecky cypress walls, large modern windows and a large elevated outdoor deck. Shaded by magnificent old oak trees and hanging moss, the home sits on over an acre of land overlooking the Indian River and includes a two car garage and a private dock.

Merrell, an experienced real estate agent, has been with DSRE Brevard since February of this year, and is a multi-million dollar producer.   The home is located at 1008 Placid Drive in Melbourne and will be listed for $499,000.

For more information about this property, contact Lauren Merrell at 321.723.9990, on her cell at 321.987.3328, at lmerrell@sorensenrealestate.com or at Dale Sorensen Real Estate of Brevard, 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.  Or visit the website at www.DaleSorensenBrevard.com.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate Brevard

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) Brevard, one of the fastest growing real estate firms in Brevard County, opened the doors to their Indialantic offices in December of 2013.  The company, located in the prominent old Danish Furniture building on the corner of 5th Avenue and Riverside Drive, near the 192 Bridge, specializes in luxury real estate and waterfront properties.  The firm is dedicated to superior service and to serving the needs of both buyers and sellers of property in Brevard County. It continually commits the resources to stay at the forefront of cutting edge technology to ensure it will always be a leader in the marketplace and number one to its customers.

Dale Sorensen Real Estate has a dominant internet presence, global marketing penetration, and has earned affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, and Mayfair International Realty and is an exclusive member of the Board of Regents in Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Through the use of our global network, innovative marketing strategies, social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques it provides its customers with the best marketing exposure possible.

Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate Brevard on the web at www.dalesorensenbrevard.com or at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.  Or call one of their associates at 321.723.9990.

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