The DeWayne Clyde Carpenter / Kirk Kessel Homeselling Team Lists The Iconic Dragon Point - The Southernmost Tip of Merritt Island


1416329558INDIALANTIC, FL - Own your very own piece of Brevard County history with this beautiful, unique lot with over 600 feet of waterfront on .86 acres with deep water access. This trophy property is uniquely positioned on a point of land where the Intracoastal Waterway and the Banana River meet. Located on Merritt Island’s southern-most tip, the iconic Dragon Point property sits at the convergence of the Banana and Indian River lagoons, offering majestical views of both sunrise and sunset, along with a stunning view of the Eau Gallie Causeway to the west and the popular Eau Gallie Yacht Club to the east. The property offers a rare, wondrous 180 degree vantage point like no other on Merritt Island.


Imagine building a custom residence designed expressly for this exceptional property, capitalizing on the panoramic water views from the indoor living spaces and outdoor entertainment areas. Imagine creating a thoughtfully laid-out floor plan with spacious window walled living areas. Create a chef’s kitchen which flows into the open family/breakfast room leading to the outdoor entertainment spaces. Having as many rooms possible opening to a waterfront terrace with east to west views. The possibilities are endless and we have builders ready to make your vision become a reality.

In 1971, sculptor Louis VanDercar built Annie, a 65 ft. long concrete dragon that stood watch over the Indian & Banana River lagoon on the southernmost tip of Merritt Island, an area eventually and aptly named “Dragon Point.”  Annie served as a longtime Space Coast landmark for both locals and boaters, known as far away as New England as a meeting spot along the famous Intercoastal Waterway and great place to catch redfish.  Annie stood watch on Dragon Point for over three decades until August 2002.  The famous dragon, weathered by many years of erosion, salt spray, and hurricanes, collapsed into the river lagoon.  Now 12 years later in 2014, only remnants of her shell remain.

After years of the property ownership being in limbo, a Brevard county judge has ruled that the current owner has clear title. Zoning variances are also in place for redevelopment. In mid-March, the Brevard County Board of Adjustment unanimously granted five zoning variances that will let Dragon Point's future landowner build a new mansion within the general footprint of the decrepit 5,707-square-foot home.

Melbourne’s beachside area including South Merritt Island is an excellent choice for those looking for a small town feel, while being close to all your everyday conveniences.  Within a short drive to central Florida attractions or south Florida hotspots, Melbourne is off the beaten path enough to avoid traffic and congestion in your daily, around-the-town travels.  The low crime rate, low cost of living, great schools and proximity to the ocean makes Melbourne’s beachside area one of best hidden gems along the Atlantic Coast of Florida.

About The DeWayne Clyde Carpenter / Kirk Kessel Homeselling Team

From 2009 - 2013, The Carpenter / Kessel Team participated in an astonishing 105 waterfront transactions. Longer term, the Carpenter / Kessel Team has the distinction of handling one side or the other of the top 10 highest-price home sales in Brevard County. Combined, Carpenter and Kessel have nearly 45 years’ worth of real estate sales experience and have sold millions of dollars’ worth of luxury homes and waterfront property. This kind of success builds on itself. Carpenter / Kessel has partnered with Century 21’s Fine Home and Estates division to take advantage of the world wide exposure from the world’s largest referral network. This referral network provides significant buyer opportunities with over 8,000 offices and 140,000 agents in 50 different countries. With a strong track record, The Carpenter / Kessel Team has proven to be experts in the Waterfront and Luxury Market. They are excited about what they do and bullish on the market.