Defining the true pinnacle of luxury living with captivating old-world charm and new world grace, this pristine gated beachfront estate is primely positioned on one of the most private stretches of beach along 30A featuring 85' of linear Gulf frontage and characterized by striking architectural elements as well as finely appointed and highly custom interior design by Nashville celebrity designer, Chad James. This elegant offering by architect Geoff Chick is exceptionally detailed, hand-crafted, and accented with irreplaceable worldly antiques, art and beautiful finishes throughout. Custom built in 2020, notable features include a private elevator accessing all floors, private gated entry court, concrete construction, beachfront resort style pool and unparalleled hand finished details throughout this legacy retreat. The sense of arrival through the private gated entry immediately showcases the subtle hand-laid and individually cut cobble stone drive that was sourced directly from the streets of Charleston, South Carolina. This entry court leads to limestone-washed steps accented with oversized dramatic gas lanterns under the covered 22-foot-high front entry with two stories of windows providing ample natural lighting. The main entry leads directly to the expansive living room & outdoor living with exceptional views from the open floor plan layout connecting the indoor space seamlessly with the 85 feet of Gulf frontage this sprawling coastal manor is perched upon. Smart home technology is thoughtfully implemented throughout the property with an integrated Crestron control system for audio visual enhancement as well as remote operated window treatments & security.
This legacy home features a Nantucket style cedar shake exterior and a warm interior creating a sense of informality with elements of the coast and complete "Serenity." Gracing this spectacular manor are custom-fumed French oak wood flooring, French-milled limestone flooring, detailed custom-sourced lighting throughout, 1780s Pennsylvania reclaimed oak beams, custom designed and hand carved mill and trim work.
Bespoke designer Chad James used design elements, such as 1820s original botanist pressed specimens, original custom artwork by William McClure, numerous sourced antiques from around the world, bronze and agate light fixture, and a uniquely hand-carved wood and gold gilt entry light fixture.
The timeless chef's kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances throughout and anchored with a 60-inch Viking Tuscany range to distinguish the modern and old-world finishes. The solid pewter island and quartzite wainscoting all accentuate the opulent nature of this home. The adjacent scullery featured ample custom storage, prep bar and back kitchen appliances which make this space perfect for entertaining.
The second Level offers two large bedroom suites and ensuites as well as a private office, ample storage and oversized mud/laundry room. Ascending up the English stairwell is an absolute delight with custom paneled walls that offer hidden doorways and flush entry to not only the elevator but access points throughout the home. The third floor yields four separate guest suites as well as a bunk room and living area with the primary suite occupying the east wing of the home, it's cantilevered nature allows for an impressive three sides of glass walls to maximize panoramic Gulf views from every vantage point. The primary bath is accessed through an idealistic walk-in closet featuring French antiques and ample storage with the bathroom hosting dual vanities and beautiful symmetry with a soaking tub flanked by custom steel & glass enclosed water closet & walk-in shower. Extensive porch space is also realized on each level of the home featuring ample covered outdoor living space and unique view corridors not only of the Gulf of Mexico but facing westward down the Emerald Coast through Camp Creek, Watersound and Deer Lake state park. Other notable features include a two car garage, tankless hot water heaters, geothermal heating and cooling as well as over 2,000 sqft of unfinished space underneath the home with foam insulation and block walls. With its presence and grace along the Emerald Coast, this opulent manor is truly one-of-a-kind with timeless beauty and complete elegance prominently tucked away in the heart of East 30A with excellent proximity to Watersound, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and all of the world class shopping, dining and entertainment that South Walton is known for.