By Linde Hyder
Far from the maddening crowd but close enough to life’s necessities, lies a piece of paradise you can call home. Ocean views are endless here, as are scenes of gentle manatees, playful dolphins and an array of colorful birds. Commanding two oceanfront lots in the Florida Keys city of Marathon, this estate is strategically positioned in a setting that defies comparison.
Location is key to the property’s vantage point, which capitalizes on spectacular 340-degree views of clear turquoise water. A deep-water dock that can accommodate a 110-foot yacht is situated on the channel side affording direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, where some of the best fishing in the world can be found. Water enthusiasts can enjoy snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking, while landlubbers relax on your private 300-foot stretch of white sandy beach. A private airport is less than 10 minutes away and there are a variety of dining and shopping amenities available on Marathon.
According to the homeowner, Mark Pieloch, the property offers the ideal opportunity to unwind and enjoy a “Margaritaville lifestyle.” Pavered paths encircle the home and lead to an infinity-edge swimming pool spanning 200 feet in length and featuring three waterfalls amid lush tropical foliage.
Inside the sprawling 11,894-square-foot home are three floors of unbridled luxury. Each room is enhanced by magnificent water views, while an abundance of windows and extensive covered patios create an ambiance that is at once welcoming and refreshing. There are seven sumptuous bedrooms, each outfitted with private bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Constructed of concrete and steel, the residence is situated over 12 feet above mean high tide, making it one of the highest homes in the Florida Keys. Ideal as a corporate retreat, bed and breakfast or family compound, this property is being offered fully-furnished. Also available for purchase separately are four adjacent lots to the south.
Pieloch will consider a trade of collector-quality cars, plus cash for this offering. An avid car collector for more than 40 years, Pieloch owns the American Muscle Car Museum, a 501(c)3 facility spanning 123,000 square feet with more than 300 classic and exotic cars on display. Located in Melbourne, Florida, the museum hosts numerous non-profit fundraising events, car shows and educational tours.