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Cheers! See the home inspired by beer barrels

7525 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FLFor sale: $2.95 millionCars seem to disappear when they arrive at “The Castle” on Melbourne Beach, Florida. Like a medieval keep, a metal gate leads into three stories of fortified concrete.“Unique is definitely the word,” said listing agent Marion Thacker of Engel & Völkers Orlando Winter Park.The home was built to withstand hurricanes, but the cu
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7525 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FL
For sale: $2.95 million

Cars seem to disappear when they arrive at “The Castle” on Melbourne Beach, Florida. Like a medieval keep, a metal gate leads into three stories of fortified concrete.

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“Unique is definitely the word,” said listing agent Marion Thacker of Engel & Völkers Orlando Winter Park.

The home was built to withstand hurricanes, but the curved design was inspired by beer barrels.

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“It's owned by a corporation, and one of the corporation owners used to own a brewery,” Thacker explained. "He put a lot of thought into it."

A solid copper brewing kettle from Germany accentuates the home bar, serving as a light fixture and storage space.

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The home is also lined with high-end European antiques and furnishings including a German kitchen stove dating back to the 1800s, a German wood-burning fireplace and high-end Italian tile.

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“The bar backdrop alone holds tiles valued at $25,000,” Thacker said.

But the home's main selling point isn't inside. Overlooking a premier surfing spot just north of Vero Beach, the house features tranquil ocean views from nearly every room.

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“[The original owner] wanted an ocean view from wherever he was in the house,” Thacker explained. “When you lay in the master bed, you can see the pool and the ocean.”

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