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Florida Luxury Homes - Elegance Defined

Posted by Tim Shepard - Broker on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 11:28am.

Working with luxury homes in Destin and along Scenic 30A Highway , I've seen my share of beautiful homes. These, however, have that special something that takes them one step beyond. Let's just say, if opulence was a crime, these homes would be confiscated. Each of these examples evokes coastal elegance at its finest, yet still provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Buy Your Own Compound on Inlet Beach - $25,000,000

Lots 1 - 5 Pompano St, Inlet Beach, FL

5 Pompano St., Inlet Beach, Florida

Need extra space for that expanding family? This Inlet Beach property is essentially a Gulf Front community of its own, situated on 1.27 acres with 173 of glorious Gulf of Mexico waterfront. Designed by the architectural firm of BOHEME Design, construction on this multi-structure estate is about 50% complete. It comes complete with private beach walkover and rooftop pool, this home is at the top of our luxury home recommendations.

Here is a glimpse into some of the extraordinary features in this luxurious estate:

  • 5 buildings total 15,224 sq.ft., not including the air-conditioned garage
  • 19 bedrooms with ensuite baths, 8 master suites (6 are Gulf front)
  • Wide plank, wire brushed wood floors on the upper levels
  • Marble tile in bathrooms
  • Huge, open kitchens with expansive island, walk-in pantry, wet bar and gourmet appliances
  • 6 Gulf front master bedrooms have private balcony or porch with waterfront views
  • Completely pre-wired for audio visual and in-ceiling speakers
  • Rooftop pool
  • Low maintenance exteriors are finished with 3-coats of integral color stucco
  • Roofs finished with concrete barrel-vaulted tiles
  • All the drives are composed of Belgium cobble pavers

House of Love - $13,000,000

139 Gulf Dunes Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

139 Gulf Dunes in Santa Rosa Beach Florida

Casa Amore is a 6-bedroom home, featuring over 12,000 sq.ft. of pure, unadulterated luxury in the gated community of Gulf Dunes in South Santa Rosa Beach. Situated on 90 feet of sugar sand beach, this is probably the least spectacular feature of this extraordinary property. The use of unique architecural design and attention to detail have resulted in a one-of-a-kind home, almost reminiscent of an ultra-exclusive resort or spa.

Arrive at the front entry via a translucent, drawbridge-style bridge, suspended over the pool. Once inside, you're presented with 360 degree views of the Gulf from the living room, bar area, open kitchen and master bedroom. The lavish master suite stuns with his and hers boutique-style closets, tub, double marble shower and sauna. The 3rd floor leads to 5 additional bedrooms. Cross another suspended bridge and enter an elaborate recreation area with full stage production, lounge and bar. Hop in the elevator and head down to the indoor basketball court, fitness room and pool access.

Enjoy the view from one of two 60 foot x 12 foot balconies, or head over to the jaw-dropping outdoor living space. Indoor/outdoor kitchen, poolside swim up bar, fountains, hot tub and Gulf front fire pit, I could go on, but you get the idea.

If you're looking for something perfect for large-scale entertaining, yet intimate and private, Casa Amore will not disappoint.

Warmth and Elegance in Rosemary Beach - $6,899,000

278 W Water St, Rosemary Beach, FL

278 Water St., Rosemary Beach Florida

Maybe I'm just partial to Boheme designs, but this home just evokes a warmth and quiet elegance in this custom home in Rosemary Beach. There's plenty of space in this 7-bedroom, 10 baths home, measuring 5,463 sq.ft. The interior can be described as "modern Hacienda" with its use of plank flooring, wood accents and elaborate tile work, combined with contemporary metal and glass detailing. The outdoor courtyard is completely private, surrounding a pool with flowing water feature.

This home would be perfect as a permanent residence, or seasonal retreat with rental capability the rest of the time.

Please don't hesitate to contact Tim if you'd like information on any of these or other properties in Destin and along the 30A.

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