Nowadays, you can buy just about anything on Amazon's behemoth website. So, it comes as no surprise that the latest offering is a DYI house that can be built by two adults in less than a day! Obviously, South Walton provides inspiration to have access to a dream home here. With the shimmering sugar white crystalline shore, the glorious glowing jewel-toned gulf, and forested precious Coastal Dune Lakes - how could it now? A testament to this fact is that Ocean Reef Resorts has been providing distinctive South Walton vacation rental properties to generations of satisfied guests for almost 40 years. Our Ocean Reef Real Estate division is available to help you find one of your own "home away from home," but you also have the option to buy a lot and build it yourself. Now you can start one with a number of house kits available and bring it along with you at an affordable price!
Two of the most popular DYI Houses advertised on Amazon.com are the Allwood Solvalla and the Allwood Somersby home packages.
The Allwood Solvalla encompasses 172 square feet with about half of it, (86 square feet), enclosed but includes two walls of glass windows to accentuate space and provide views. The rest of it is a covered veranda which may be used for a miniature outdoor kitchen with a wet bar to enjoy drinks and Al fresco dining. This would make a perfect cabana if you already have a home with a swimming pool or it can serve as a lovely garden house. The cost is only $7,250, which includes all the materials to construct it yourself. If you have someone to help you, the time involved should take only eight hours! This does not include pouring a slab, providing electricity, and water, which may be subcontracted out unless you have the ability to do it yourself. Otherwise, it would be under roof and ready to use.
The Allwood Somersby is even more interesting and is available for $8,360 because it includes 174 square feet of entirely enclosed space divided into two rooms. One portion has three rectangular floor to ceiling windows, while the other section has double glass doors that can be completely open onto a small entry deck. This cute cottage has the ability to be used as a miniature Guest House with electricity, water, easy HVAC, an added bath, and small kitchenette. Allwood states that adding a small bathroom is affordable and not difficult. Nordic Spruce planks are used for siding with tongue and groove placement for cottage appeal.
There are affordable lots available, which may be perfect for one of these tiny homes. You may think of these as a "starter home" since it may give you the financial ability to buy a lot to start one and build a primary dream home later on.
One of the best-priced lots available is located on a cul-de-sac at the lovely residential community of Riley's Bayview in Miramar Beach, just a stone's throw away from multi-million dollar waterfront homes. There are no HOA fees here, and a bayside park with a boat ramp and playground are right down the street. Public sewer and water are available. It is available for $89,000.
Another lot, #7 on Pisces Drive in Santa Rosa Beach with sewer and water available includes almost half an acre with bay views on a creek that connects to the open water. This secluded, serene location borders a county forest preserve and is available for $199,999. This provides a perfect pallet to start creating your own piece of paradise.
Three other lots are available here in South Walton, which range in price from $2,000,000 to $7,500,000. Although they are in a totally different price range, a fortunate buyer may want to purchase one of these dream lots. In that case, you may use one of these miniature cottages as a poolside cabana, garden house, a kid's playhouse, or (dare we say?) even a mother-in-law's quarters! One of these cottages may also provide a place for you to stay while your primary home is being designed and constructed when you schedule exciting visits to check on the monthly progress.
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How would you like to own an island on Choctawhatchee Bay? Believe it or not, there is one available for only $1,999,000 that's located beside Tucker Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach! This private forested island includes over 53 acres, and over three acres are approved for residential development. You could build multiple bungalows for use as an exclusive private family enclave or become the first developer to build on a Choctawhatchee Bay island that's just minutes away from the beach.
If building a home on the shimmering sugar-white shore overlooking the glowing jewel-toned gulf fulfills your ultimate dream, there are two awesome vacant residential spaces available.
One of them is a precious parcel that features over seven acres of heavenly forested grounds at the highly exclusive and privately gated residential community of Bannerman Beach Estates off South Walton's Scenic 30A. This is positioned in between Blue Mountain Beach and Grayton Beach on Little Redfish Lake. Besides the sugary dunes, beautiful beach, and gorgeous gulf. This property provides waterfront access to this precious Coastal Dune Lake. It is a real treasure since such rare bodies of water are found hardly anywhere else in the entire world and support an abundant exotic array of wildlife. A tributary connects the little lake to the open gulf beside a dune. It flows each way via tidal change, which creates an exotic mixture of salted freshwater. Besides the unique flora and fauna, you can enjoy fishing for a wide variety of fish that share this interconnected natural habitat. Over 700 linear feet of private gulf shore frontage is shared by less than a total of eight existing Bannerman Beach Estate mansions. Walton County has approved a building construction footprint of 9,920 square feet, but for just one home. The beach borders Grayton State Beach Park, which just received acclaim in Forbes Magazine as being among the most beautiful shores in the nation. This South Walton lot for sale is listed at $6,000,000.
A fabulous beachfront property is available in the heart of Santa Rosa Beach at 4691 West County Highway 30A. It sprawls across 1.21 acres of grounds to be built upon. It is positioned high up on a sugary dune, which rises 35 feet above sea level. The views of the glorious gulf are quite stunning from this height since it offers 180-degree panoramic vistas that extend up and down the bright beach as well far into the sparkling southern horizon. A staircase has already been completed that leads down to your own private sugary shore that extends an amazing 150 linear feet across, making it one of a kind along this stretch of the beach. This highly desirable location is at a sought after part of Scenic 30A very close to the Santa Rosa Town Center of Gulf Place. It is just a short stroll away from restaurants, beach bars, boutiques, seasonal festivals, and outdoor concerts that are offered there. It is also minutes away from grocery stores, wine outlets, many other restaurants, shopping, and abundant amusements in Miramar Beach at Sandestin's enchanting village of Baytowne Wharf as well as Grand Boulevard. This South Walton lot is listed at $7,500,000.
Ocean Reef Real Estate can help you find whatever you are looking for - whether it be a vacant lot for a tiny cottage, a luxurious gulf front condo, a resort property, or a mansion beside the beach. We have listings and detailed information on properties that include all sizes and price ranges. Ocean Reef Resorts, our highly acclaimed sister property management division, can also provide important accurate professional rental projections if you are considering a real estate vacation investment home. Call us today at 877-392-6085 and we can help you begin your search!