Perfect Combination

The dock on Adelaide’s central lake

The dock on Adelaide’s central lake is a favorite spot for residents.

Adelaide builders preserve ranch history while offering luxurious homes surrounded by nature

Beauty, convenience, comfort, elegance and security: the premier luxury community of Adelaide in Viera owns them in ample supply.

Lots in Adelaide

Lots in Adelaide are unique to the Viera area, since sizes begin at a half-acre and go up to an acre-plus.

Not that long ago, the 460-acre community was part of the Duda family’s vast ranch lands. 

“Adelaide has a rich Duda family and Cocoa Ranch history, including the site of the ranch manager’s home and the ranch swimming hole with a large number of beautiful trees,” said Eva Rey, vice president, community management and communications for The Viera Co. 

While the land has changed since those Old Florida cowboy days and Adelaide boasts all the luxuries of a modern lifestyle, it still remains connected to its rural past. 

“The design intent was to preserve the open spaces and sweeping views of the ranch land, along with the existing trees,” Rey explained.

“Adelaide is a perfect example of our consistent approach to development; to always be good stewards of the land and by taking extra steps in designing unique hardscape features.”

Of the 173 homes planned for Adelaide, 84 have been built since sales started in 2016. The lots are unique to Viera, for lot size starts at a half-acre and goes up to more than an acre, a rarity in the area, and all lots feature elevated lakefront or preserve views.

Homes at Viera’s Adelaide community

Homes at Viera’s Adelaide community are built from the exclusive portfolio of custom homes of AR Homes, Christopher Burton Luxury Homes and Elan Builders. THE VIERA COMPANY


Large lots are not the only magnets that draw buyers to the neighborhood.

“Adelaide is unique in that it features a private 120-acre recreational freshwater lake and trail system in a private gated community with unparalleled convenience and accessibility,” Rey said.

Residents can bike, run or walk along a private trail that encircles the central lake, all behind the privacy and security of a staffed entry gate. 

Adelaide encompasses four distinct neighborhoods: 

• The Reserve, where 18 of the most exclusive residences in the Space Coast are situated in a privately gated area behind the main gates;

• The Preserve, which celebrates the natural world with a collection of homes nestled around a private, 25-acre, water-to-wetlands preservation area;

• The Lakes, where oversized home sites are centered on or adjacent to the main lake, Lake Adelaide; and

• The Park, a private enclave of 24 exclusive home sites.

The dock

A third of Adelaide has been designated as water and preservation areas, allowing homeowners abundant opportunities to connect with nature.

Amenities tick off every box. Residents can paddle or sail scenic Lake Adelaide. Tennis courts and a basketball half-court, plus a private trail that encircles Lake Adelaide, allow residents to enjoy their favorite mode of exercise behind the privacy and security of a gated entry. Tennis courts feature DecoTurf, the preferred surface used on the U.S. Open courts. 

An architecturally impressive community pavilion, complete with catering kitchen, invites get-togethers and the state-of-the-art playground will entertain younger residents and their guests for hours. The dock and lakeside gazebo further connect residents with the lake.

Because a third of the community has been designated as water and preservation areas, homeowners have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature in a serene enclave that is minutes away from world-class shopping and dining. 



Adelaide in Viera blends the beauty of nature with elevated living amenities and stunning architecture.

Buyers can choose from the exclusive portfolio of custom homes of AR Homes, Christopher Burton Luxury Homes or Elan Builders. Prices start at $1.2 million. 

The custom residences built by AR Homes dot Brevard County. The company, led by president and experienced homebuilder Charlie Pahulu, has a reputation for quality construction and customer satisfaction, and the company combines a distinguished history in the industry with the personal attention of a local, custom home builder. 

AR Homes’ 3,601-square-foot Catalina, for example, embodies the luxury of a five-star resort, with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, resort-style pool with spill-over spa and walls of glass that extend entertainment into the outdoors. 

A game-changer in the concept of estate homes, Christopher Burton Luxury Homes is a name synonymous with award-winning quality residential craftsmanship, innovative design and advanced construction methods. 

Master bedroom

Custom homes in Adelaide blend seamlessly the indoors with the outdoors.

The company’s 6,132-square-foot Andros is designed to take the fullest advantage of lake views with a West Indies-style residence that redefines casual elegance through fine interiors, stunning architectural detailing and soothing spaces. Amenities include a three-room casita, complete with kitchen, for extended family or home office, an indoor/outdoor atrium, resort-style lanai and pool with waterfall edge, laundry room with dedicated pet bath and garden-style shower in master bath. 

Burton also leads Elan Homes, which focuses on contemporary designs by nationally recognized architect Phil Kean. It is noted for integrating the clean lines of modern architecture with indoor/outdoor living environments that bathe spaces in natural lights. 

Open living, state-of-the-art technology, organic finishes and integrated indoor and outdoor living environments are the hallmark of the company. 

By blending the beauty of nature with elevated living amenities and stunning architecture, Adelaide in Viera is a community where every day is a vacation to be savored to the fullest.

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Maria Sonnenberg
professor at Florida Institute of Technology |

Maria is a prolific writer and proofer for Space Coast Living and an adjunct professor at Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. When not writing, teaching or traveling, she can be found waging a one-woman war against her lawn and futilely attempting to maintain order among the chaos of a pack of extremely clueless wirehair dachshunds and an angst-driven basset hound.