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Florida's Historic Treasure Coast

The richness of history that cultivates the beginnings of Martin County and the Treasure Coast adds to not only the charm, but also to the stories that can be found here. If you're in downtown Stuart, visit the Stuart Heritage Museum for a glimpse back in time. There you will find the pioneers of Martin County along with how Stuart got its name as The Sailfish Capitol of the World.

Historical landmarks such as the Old Colorado Inn, Lyric Theatre, Mansion at Tuckahoe, and La France populate the downtown district, leaving to the imagination what it was like to have lived here during the 1920s. The Elliot Museum located on Hutchinson Island features local maritime history and vehicles from the past. Showcased at the museum is one of the world's largest collections of historic Ford Model A and Model AA commercial vehicles.

If looking at treasures of the past isn't your thing, but treasure hunting is, then you've come to the right place. There's a reason why they call our coastline the Treasure Coast. In 1715, the Terra Firma Fleet and the New Spain Flota met in Havana, Cuba, to sail together back to Cadiz, Spain. Loaded onto those ships were silver and gold from Mexico, emeralds and gold from Columbia, silks, porcelain, and spices from China, and Peruvian silver.

The ships reached the Bahamas July 24, 1715, well into the hurricane season. The ships were thrown all the way back to our shores by the winds and subsequently pushed into the reefs and beaches along what is now called the Florida Treasure Coast. Some of the vessels crashed along the coast, but five of them were never seen again. Because of the wealth of cargo on the ships, Spaniards and others who heard of the wrecks came to scavenge for the precious items. Not long after news of the wrecks had spread, close to 10,000 people had made the beach their home while hoping to find some of the lost cargo. Today, coins and other fragments of the cargo occasionally wash up on our beaches and are found in the sands and surf following major storms.







 

 

 

Historic Homes on the Treasure Coast

71 S River Road Stuart, FL

$3,995,000 €3,424,334

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 8,178 SqFt
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Rare opportunity to own an historical estate! Originally built by the Carnegie family in the 1920’s, this grand residence was designed in the Mizner style with pecky cypress woodwork, exposed beams, archways, fireplaces and original ironwork. A gr...

Water Pointe Realty Group

1218 Ne Sago Drive Jensen Beach, FL

$2,880,000 €2,468,606

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,800 SqFt
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Beautiful waterfront home on a 30ft hill overlooking the Stuart Bay. Completely renovated main house with impeccable finishes New guest house, cabana, pool and 3 car garage. Everything one could want; outside living area, huge fabulous kitchen, 10...

Olde Florida Realty, LLC

711 Nw Sunset Drive Stuart, FL

$1,195,000 €1,024,300

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,240 SqFt
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OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Jul 01, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Wide Waterfront North Stuart Tropical Paradise. Sitting close to the water on a 320' deep lot, this home has a stunning southern exposure and miles of wide waterfront views. Sunset Drive is aptly named as the evening sunsets are frequent and abs...

RE/MAX of Stuart
OPEN HOUSE

3115 S Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL

$839,000 €719,153

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,928 SqFt
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Intracoastal estate on the Designated Floridian Scenic Route, includes five plus acres of tropical beauty. The 1925 home has been carefully updated, maintaining the integrity of this unique Intracoastal residence. The location is in the historic a...

Premier Realty Group Inc

410 Sw California Avenue Stuart, FL

$699,740 €599,786

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,575 SqFt
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Very unique mixed use property in Downtown Stuart, situated on an oversized lot and a half. Great for business or residential. This two story 1920's residence has 6 existing bedrooms with a potential for 3 more, 4 bathrooms, PLUS a 2/1 attached a...

RE/MAX of Stuart

390 Sw Harbor Street Stuart, FL

$625,000 €535,722

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,988 SqFt
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One Owner custom built home. Newer Gourmet kitchen remodeled with granite and stainless appliances. Gas Stove. Screened pool overlooking canal with dock and lift.12,00 lb. boat lift .Baths have been updated.

Keller Williams Realty

103 Se Via Lago Garda Port Saint Lucie, FL

$599,000 €513,436

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,710 SqFt
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This PRE-CONSTRUCTION home on an OVERSIZED corner lot will not disappoint. This gated community house will be appointed with impact glass windows and doors, quartz countertops, gas hookup, tile throughout and much more. With the very spacious bac...

The Keyes Company - Jensen Beach

11995 S Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL

$559,000 €479,150

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,625 SqFt
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This is a must see charming Key West style 3/2/2 home! Totally remodeled and expanded in 2008 with no expense spared! Extra large, oversized garage. Beautiful granite countertops in kitchen with slate and real wood flooring throughout. Hardi plank...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate

3909 S Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL

$485,000 €415,720

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,344 SqFt
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Located on the Floridian Scenic Route, this redesigned quaint cottage offers close to one acre of Intracoastal beauty. Updated electrical and plumbing with newer AC system. New roof in 2002. New well installed in 2007. 450ft dock installed in 2007...

Premier Realty Group Inc

5300 S Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL

$419,000 €359,148

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,968 SqFt
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Looking for an exciting opportunity to bring an old house back to life? Beauty, charm and quirkiness can make for a spectacular renovation of this home. Built in 1910, with much of its vintage character intact, we can’t help but fall in love. Situ...

ONE Sotheby's International Re

2017 Sw Bradford Place Palm City, FL

$409,000 €350,576

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,255 SqFt
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CHARMING POOL HOME LOCATED IN MONARCH COUNTRY CLUB. HOME OFFERS LARGE OPEN FLOOR PLAN THRU-OUT AND SPACIOUS EAT IN KITCHEN OPENING TO FAMILY ROOM AND DINING . TRUE 4 BEDROOMS AND 3 FULL BATHS. OUTDOOR PATIO IS PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING AROUND THE L...

RE/MAX of Stuart - Palm City

1401 Sw Palm City Road Stuart, FL

$409,000 €350,576

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,670 SqFt
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Vacation at home!Paradise in your own backyard!Sitting on .39 acre, privacy fenced, this gorgeous,easy maintenance salt water pool & hot tub will bring fun to all ages!Scrn porch,plus open wood deck for fire bowl + marshmellow roasting.Wet bar/sin...

RE/MAX of Stuart