HOMES OF THE SPACE COAST
piece of heaven; and for significantly north of $3 million,
that heaven is, well, heavenly indeed.
Kessel, with Carpenter/Kessel Compass Real Estate in
Indian Harbour Beach, is a seasoned real estate agent
and one of the Space Coast’s top producers. His featured
properties include homes in exclusive Adelaide, Viera’s
most elite and gated and guarded community, where
the estates boast a pedigree of the area’s best builders.
Landscape upgrades alone set owners back a cool quartermillion.
When Kessel decided to build his dream abode in 2020, he
could thus tap into the endless well of inspiration he had
gathered from years showing some of these top residences
along the Space Coast. At just more than 3,000 square
feet, the four-bedroom, four-bath, three-car-garage home
Kessel created is not huge by luxury home standards, but it
packs a lot of amenities into the space.
Heeding the real estate mantra of location, location, location,
Kessel chose as the site of his new nest a magnificent
90-foot deep waterfront lot on the southern tip of Merritt
Island, where the land thins to a long, lovely ribbon
flanked by water. The house is all about water views.
A house that faces both the Indian and Banana Rivers
is a treasure, and that 360-degree panorama sold Kessel
on the lot. Architect Alex Metz designed the home that
Susan Hall, the first lady of Space
Coast landscape architecture, put
her elegant touch on the plantings
that surround the home.
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The Kessel residence features a deep-water dock on the Banana River, as well as
>> another one on the Indian River.