When you imagine the home of your dreams, what do you see? Do you envision a European castle or a luxurious penthouse in your favorite, faraway city? What about a computerized estate like the one Bill Gates owns in Washington state, where you can change the artwork on the walls with the touch of a button? Or maybe you admire the efficiency of micro-apartments with moving walls that allow multiple rooms to fit in the space of one room, a design concept that’s been realized in Hong Kong.
The fantasy homes that immediately come to mind during daydreams might be a plane ride away, but it turns out there are many unique homes hidden in plain sight nearby in Brevard County — places people might drive past without taking a second glance and wondering what’s inside.
Brevard is full of fascinating homes, including not only lavish estates but also more affordable homes with creative architecture and furniture.
Here are some of the most remarkable homes in Brevard.
Once nicknamed the “White House of the South,” this 7.6-acre Merritt Island estate was built in the late 1930s and over the years as it has shifted hands between business luminaries, such as Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas and now Bjornar Hermansen, the co-founder of Premier Cruise Lines, the estate has been a celebrity hangout in Brevard. The home has hosted many galas with distinguished guests, including astronauts and sitting presidents.
The estate includes 22,000 square feet of living space, including the primary residence, pool house, guest house, and caretaker’s quarters. It offers a salt water pool, man-made waterfall, private boat dock, and a tennis court. There is also an art studio, workout room, sauna, jacuzzi, and wine cellar on premises.
The estate is currently for sale, with an asking price of $8.5 million. To inquire about this property, contact Stephanie Moss Dandridge at 321-243-1218