Here are three impressive estates for sale that offer beautiful expansive private grounds overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin. These are “primary residences” with a capital “P” since they range in size from 7,600 to 12,000 square feet and have up to seven bedrooms. The word “magnificent” defiantly applies to all three!
The first is a historic gated estate in Destin’s prestigious Indian Bayou neighborhood at 777 Bayou Drive. This stately antebellum styled home encompasses true gracious elegance and offers serene privacy on over three acres of lovely landscaped grounds. Comprising 7,613 square feet this home actually has 8,500 square feet under roof since it has covered porches and an indoor Olympic sized swimming pool. It sits on a bluff overlooking 300 linear feet of frontage on Joe’s Bayou with a long deep water dock leading out to a covered boat house. This was the Clary family home for over fifty years. Roger Clary owned the famous original Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, established the Indian Bayou Country Club and opened the First National Bank in Destin. The magnificent waterfront dream home was custom designed with the best of everything for craftsmanship making it unparalleled for grandeur and location. A long drive gracefully leads up from the gate to the double columned verandas that span the entire width of the house. The spacious interiors have loads of beautiful formal detailing including sparkling vintage crystal chandeliers. Each of the five big bedrooms is matched with accessibility to five full baths. A separate 1,000 square foot room encompasses the indoor pool with a full bar, a Summer Kitchen, a soaring glass ceiling and classical statuary for adornment. This historic family estate is now available for purchase at $3,950.000.
The next Destin estate is a magnificent mansion comprising 9,868 square feet overlooks the beautiful bay and graces almost two acres of gorgeous grounds at 3973 Indian Trail in Destin. This regal residence has seven bedroom suites with ten luxurious baths and combines all the charming ambiance of a southern styled home with opulent European elegance. Imports from around the world include antique statuary, glistening crystal chandeliers, beveled leaded glass doors and intricately cut hand carved fireplace mantles. An exquisite soaring double staircase sweeps upstairs from the two story Greeting Hall that features multi-toned marble flooring and a classically columned entry. A formal gate provides a stately entrance to this private estate with a brick paver drive, meticulously manicured grounds, lushly landscaped gardens, numerous gazebos, bronze lanterns, sculptured lions from Paris and a unique beautiful fountain from the Palace of Versailles. Outdoor entertainment abounds with a heated pool, simmering Hot Tub, a Summer Kitchen with grills, a patio Wet Bar, a clay Tennis Court and a double tiered dock with a boat slip lift as well as a sundeck with panoramic bay views. This amazing estate is listed for sale at $3,750,000.
The newest waterfront palace at 3807 Indian Trail also happens to be the largest comprising an incredible 12,000 square feet with six bedrooms and eight luxury baths. Two acres of privacy are provided on lovely landscaped grounds and are up lighted at night enhancing the magical setting. This architectural masterpiece, impeccably designed by Stephan Schoeppler and master crafted by renowned builder C D Jones, is worthy of a 21st Century Gatsby. It presides prominently on a bluff overlooking the huge expanse of bay with wings that wrap around a spacious patio, a large deep heated swimming pool, a bubbling Hot Tub, a fountain, as well as a gorgeous pool house with a full Wet Bar, bath and sauna. A lush lawn leads down to 300 linear feet of sugar white beach and a new dock with two Jet Ski slips and additional space for other watercraft. Incredible interiors feature travertine marble, rich mahogany finishes, a sumptuous Master Suite including almost 1,000 square feet, a Chef’s Kitchen with top of the line Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, a Virtual Theater Media Room with HD projection and Surround Sound, a specially insulated Music Studio, an elevator and even a climatized kennel. 3807 Indian Trail can be yours for $4,300,000.
For additional information or to schedule a tour of one of these magnificent estates calls our Destin Real Estate office today at (877) 392-6085.