Halcyon House

July 26, 2017
Situated on Rum Cove, a protected basin on Useppa's western shoreline, Halcyon House exceeds the expectations of even the most critical eyes. With jaw-dropping waterfront sunset views over the Intracoastal Waterway, at times it's difficult to decide whether to marvel at the warm and luxurious home-finishes or Mother Nature's masterpiece which is the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida.

While welcoming with open arms and embracing the stunning backdrop of our natural ecosystem with plenty of impact windows and doors, Halcyon's builder, VIP Structures, designed and engineered the home with maximum hurricane resistance to withstand the darker side of Nature's elements. Built to meet the Florida Green Home Standard, Halcyon was constructed with the highest-quality low-maintenance materials available to create an extremely efficient, solid and silent structure.

Stainless steel fasteners throughout, Hardi Plank siding, paperless drywall, blue-board ductwork and Ipe decking are just some of the notable construction materials of superior quality used.  "Rainbow Brown" serpentinite countertops resplendent with character and rich hardwood floors create a warm inviting atmosphere of a true home. Three large guest rooms and an impressive master suite with private westerly balcony offer functional live-ability. The huge outdoor living area has been entirely screened in, creating a fantastic entertainment area just outside the indoor living room's French doors. A top-level "crow's nest" observatory rounds out the house with what could become the area's greatest home-office.  No shortcuts in quality or design were taken when this project was undertaken and the same care and attention has been given the home since it's completion in 2009.

There are just too many quality design and engineering features in this gorgeous example of an island home to list. The only way for you to truly appreciate it's integrity and poise is to tour it yourself. If you wish to own the most efficient, technologically-advanced home of timeless Old-Florida architectural design, Halcyon House is for you.

Interior living space: 3,074 Exterior porches and decks: 2,458 Furnishings: Negotiable Dockage: Deeded ownership of slip at nearby shared dock Asking: $2,795,000