This $5 million Merritt Island home is a mishmosh of French Quarter architecture and Florida opulence

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The best examples of Floridian architecture come from eccentrics who refuse to let the fact that they live in a sinking mix of swamp and sand cramp their style. So it goes with the Merritt Island home of Subway franchise owner Robert Ramsey. The mansion built in 2013 blends the brick and ironwork of Old New Orleans homes with the shape of beachfront condominiums.

The dual waterway spanning home looks for all the world like a Garden District outpost dropped into the dunes of Daytona Beach. It faces two private docks and has unparalleled views of sunsets and sunrises over water. The interior decor is pure Florida, with blue and beachy tones ruling throughout. Where the French Quarter would limit its outdoor expanses to a wraparound porch, this Merritt mansion also features a widow's walk for 360-degree views of the waterways. The 6-bed, 7-bath home comes in at a whopping 8,385 square feet (and that's without factoring in the cabana area by the pool). They are asking $5 million dollars for the house located at 10880 South Tropical Triangle.

The listing agent for this property is Jack Jeffcoat with Ellingson Properties.

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