An enchanting canopy of century old oaks shelters this Old English style manor nestled along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay with over 30 acres, 640' of bay frontage, a 4BR/3BA primary home, 1BR/1BA carriage home over a two-car garage, two docks, and a boat house. Reminiscent of bygone eras, this magnificent property presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for discerning buyers with multiple possibilities for development with uncompromised privacy. From this beautifully preserved bay front canvas, create a private family sanctuary, develop a bay front community with 60-80 homesites, or found a senior living or corporate retreat. Designed by North Carolina-based architect Dennis Lehmann, both the main home and carriage home feature a gracious Tudor architectural style with sloping gabled roofs, intricate interior details, breathtaking water views throughout, and lushly landscaped gardens meticulously designed by landscape architect Don Chism. Highlights of the main home include a Tennessee Fieldstone paved courtyard and patio, a coquina fireplace in the main living area, antique cypress dining room doors with custom etched glass, Turkish travertine floors, reclaimed cypress millwork, and much more. The chef's kitchen features hand-rubbed, distressed Omega Cabinetry, a cooking hearth, antique copper pendant lighting, Sahara Gold granite counters, and Sub-Zero, Dacor, and Bosch appliances including double ovens and a wine cooler. Additional highlights are dual master suites, a dedicated art studio, media room, and light-filled sunroom.
Overlooking Clay's Bayou, the 1BR/1BA carriage home over the two-car garage has whitewashed wood walls, vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen, separate living and dining areas, and a screened porch. In addition to the primary 200' dock with boathouse and boat lift, the carriage house has its own 50' dock perfect for launching kayaks or paddleboards. A scenic half mile driveway winds through the property which features 17 acres of uplands allowing for endless development options such as a pool and clubhouse, equestrian facility, additional dwellings, boat slips, and more. A rare opportunity for a truly special waterfront property with untapped potential!