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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 €3,389,981

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

109 S River Road Stuart, FL

$3,690,000 €3,131,172

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,772 SqFt
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ONE OF THE LAST LARGE WATERFRONT ESTATES LEFT IN SEWALL'S POINT! Once in a lifetime opportunity to own the iconic wide waterfront property named "Whitegate" in Sandra H. Thurlow's book "Sewall's Point - The History of a Peninsular Community on Flo...

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty

711 Nw Sunset Drive Stuart, FL

$1,195,000 €1,014,024

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,240 SqFt
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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

3115 S Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL

$799,000 €677,996

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

103 Se Via Lago Garda Port Saint Lucie, FL

$599,000 €508,285

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

390 Sw Harbor Street Stuart, FL

$595,000 €504,891

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

1438 Se Riverside Drive Stuart, FL

$549,000 €465,857

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,581 SqFt
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Located on the sought after Riverside Dr.! Bike ride distance to Downtown Stuart and a short drive to the beach! This charming pool home comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an attached breezeway to a 2-car garage and sits on a 1/3 of an acre with beau...

Water Pointe Realty Group

11995 S Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL

$544,000 €461,614

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

313 Sw Albany Avenue Stuart, FL

$525,000 €445,492

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,832 SqFt
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RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL ZONING. NEW Electric: LED Lighting and new breaker panel. NEW Plumbing: copper & PVC, all new fixtures. All NEW AC: 2 Fujitsu and 1 Freidrich -mini-split. 1st floor front windows and doors are IMPACT, all remaining origin...

Keller Williams Realty

301 Se Detroit Avenue Stuart, FL

$500,000 €424,278

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,564 SqFt
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The Keyes Company - Jensen Beach

5603 S Indian River Drive Fort Pierce, FL

$349,000 €296,146

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 952 SqFt
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Now is your chance to own a piece of paradise plus history. Opportunity to move charming 1930’s home to the rear of the property and live in it while you build your dream home overlooking the wide water of the Indian River. Keep existing home as...

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty

661 Sw Cleveland Avenue Stuart, FL

$264,000 €224,019

Residential, Single Family Detached

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,539 SqFt
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Home was once the original Catholic church in Stuart, still has the confessional. Florida cracker style home. Unique and one of a kind.

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