Taking center stage between Eastern Lake and the Gulf of Mexico is an estate of understated elegance and inspiration with lavish interior upgrades and architectural detail. This Gulf-view 7 bedroom 4,628 square foot residence takes full advantage of its location, blurring the lines between indoors and out and allowing for the most pleasurable resort-like lifestyle. The outdoor oasis offers over 1,800 sqft of exterior living on porches, decks and poolside patio. The breezy outdoor spaces and light-filled, view-focused interiors were designed for relaxed and refined modern living. With great attention to detail the grand entryway welcomes you up a path of hand-painted risers and stunning stone steps leading you into the foyer. Upon entering the front door the hand-scraped wide plank maple hardwoods beg you to explore every level. The first level offers a wet bar and fridge with bookend bedrooms and access to the saltwater heated pool, the courtyard patio, outdoor lounge, and kitchen area.
8-foot doors open to reveal a private elevator to whisk you to the second level where additional guest retreats are surrounded by views of the coastal lake and emerald waters. A home office can be found, allowing the ideal work from home scenario. This versatile space can also be converted into an additional guest room with ease. A wrap-around terrace, outdoor swinging bed, and seating area affords breathtaking panoramic views.
The third floor welcomes you into a great room with a subdued and sophisticated style. The living area features Gulf and Lake views and a warming fireplace. Elegantly styled and outfitted for culinary pursuits, the kitchen includes custom drawer organizers, spice drawers, a pantry, counter seating, and a dining area with water views. The master suite is a peaceful aerie with a private spacious ensuite, a walk-in closet, and access to the balcony for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico.
Steps from the main house, an oversized 3-car garage welcomes the car enthusiast offering room for beach toys, large vehicles, and a golf cart. Above the garage is a well-appointed carriage house with full kitchen and sleeping area. Having never been placed on the short term rental market, the home is in pristine condition throughout. A truly compelling investment opportunity as the residence is now priced below appraised value. Property is being sold fully furnished making it turn-key and equipped for both a primary residence or vacation rental.
Notable features of the home include: 10-foot ceilings and 8-foot solid core doors throughout the home, handmade etched tiles at the pool, enhanced hardscape and landscaping, new spray foam insulation throughout, new stucco, 4- HVAC units with UV light filtration for complete cooling and heating pleasure, new elevator & mechanical including hardwood floor interior and 8-ft door, 52-1/2' of protected Coastal Dunes directly to the south of the property to maintain stunning views, and higher elevation and floor levels offering enhanced water views.