$56 Million: Northwest Florida’s Five Most Expensive Homes

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 8:09am.

The Emerald Coast, which includes dazzling Destin and sensational Scenic 30A in South Walton, is home to five of the most expensive residential property listings in Northwest Florida. These top tier luxury properties for sale range from $8,800,000 to $13,000,000 for a whopping total of over $56,000,000!  Here are the top five most expensive homes currently offered for sale:

618 Gulf Shore Drive

A recently completed and fully furnished iconic residence and masterpiece of contemporary design known as the “Destin Jewel” is located on over one acre of lushly landscaped beachfront property on Holiday Isle. This spectacular home at 618 Gulf Shore Drive includes nine gulf front bedrooms with full baths in suite, 9,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 5,000 square feet for outdoor entertainment. The sophisticated design includes glass walls that provide views of the sparkling scenery from all three levels with open decks that overlook a lavish pool below. This pool provides “infinite” views of the jeweled gulf with a fire pit island, flaming torchlights and a separate bubbling spa that seats twelve. The 35 foot foyer faces a glass sided staircase with LED accent lighting that sweeps around a tube elevator that soars to the top floor. The state of the arts kitchen features futuristic appliances with two Subzero refrigerators, two Subzero freezers, two dishwashers, three sinks, a three burner gas range and four burner magnetic cook top. There are nineteen Smart TVs including a 119” screen with Dolby Surround Sound in a home theater. Three 55” screens are behind a built-in bar that also includes a private Cigar Lounge. This Destin home for sale has just been reduced in price and is offered at $8,800,000.


A sense of supreme serenity may be found at a stately Dutch colonial inspired home with contemporary flourishes at 155 Bannerman Beach Lane in a gated private world off Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. This gracious home for sale sits high upon a sugary dune with enchanting views of a precious coastal dune lake that connects to the gorgeous gulf. The 6,933 square feet encompasses seven bedrooms and ten baths. Multiple modern horizontal panel glass windows provide views of the heavenly scenery from almost every room. Upper level porches and a tiled sundeck below provide panoramic views. Two gas fired fire pits flank an infinity pool as stunning accent. A sugary trail leads down to the coastal dune lake and across to the beautiful beach. Distinctive upscale classic finishes include elaborately tiled and hardwood flooring, a soaring staircase connecting all three levels that’s adorned with hanging star-like blown glass globes for lighting, rustic beamed ceilings and rich paneling, beautifully unique chandeliers, a built-in bar, and an outdoor kitchen with a large gas grill range.  This Santa Rosa Beach home is available for $10,900,000.


Nearby in Seagrove Beach at 3036 E County Highway 30A is a magnificent Mediterranean styled mansion with 9,166 square feet that includes seven bedrooms and can sleep up to sixteen since it has separate guest quarters and three kitchens. This custom built home was just completed in 2016 and towers an amazing 34 feet above its own private beach with views of the glistening gulf far into the southern horizon. Three levels of large covered balconies and open sun decks take full advantage of this prominent placement. The beach dune level includes an Infinity swimming pool for limitless views and an adjacent hot tub spills down beside it. The open floor plan includes high ceilings, tall arched portals that provide lots of flow and a built-in bar for entertaining. The kitchen includes gleaming restaurant quality appliances and the gulf front Master Bedroom includes a sumptuous luxury bath and a walk-in closet the size of a bedroom. This new Seagrove Beach home is offered for sale at $11,495,000.


The next home is the second most expensive residential listing priced at $11,900,000, but is actually the most expensive per square foot since the 5,208 square feet comes in at an average of $2,285. This price is commanded by the fact that it is beachfront and located in the highly prestigious picturesque village of Rosemary Beach at 11 Spanish Town Court, which is home to a top tier of fortunate residents. The Dutch colonial design is by Bobby McAlpine who is a renowned architect who was recently featured in Southern Living magazine for his superb residential architecture. This home dovetails perfectly with its setting and is among the largest beachfront dwellings in Rosemary Beach. A walled courtyard leads into the house that includes a patio and a reflection pool with three spouts flowing down into the water for serenity. The design encompasses elegance, comfort and casual living providing a perfect beach ambiance. There are six bedrooms and seven baths throughout this hospitable home. The open space includes eighteen foot ceilings, rich finished beams and paneled walls, rustic vintage chandeliers, stone parchment toned tile and antique hardwood flooring, a gourmet country kitchen, multiple walls with sets of French doors leading to the gulf front balcony and a spiral tower staircase leading to the bedroom quarters. The Master Bedroom includes a huge luxury bath en suite that features an extra long tub, separate shower and double vanity sinks.


The most expensive home for sale in Northwest Florida is also the largest home on this list encompassing 12,167 square feet of spectacular space that includes six bedrooms, seven full baths and five half baths that serve as convenient powder rooms. This home is aptly named “Casa Amore” because once you see it, what’s not to love? It is located overlooking the glorious gulf in a private exclusively gated neighborhood in Santa Rosa Beach at 169 Gulf Dunes Lane. This opulent utterly luxurious modern home is stunning and looks like something you might see in Malibu Beach.  A raised see through translucent bridge crosses above a lavish swimming pool providing entry. This pool is elaborately lighted at night with two fountains, a waterfall that flows down from a hot tub above, a full swim up bar, a commercial outdoor kitchen, seating areas and a sophisticated sound system. A fire pit sits nearby on a dune has a long ramp down to the private beach. The breathtaking interiors include suspended walkways, a sweeping staircase, elevator, a built-in saltwater aquarium, giant porthole and floor to ceiling windows, two other custom built bars, a Wine Room, a Gourmet Kitchen, a Media Room, an indoor basketball court, luxurious baths and a sound stage. Finishes are completed using custom Italian tile flooring and Carrera Marble. This Santa Rosa Beach home is listed for sale at $13,000,000.

Contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate Office today for a VIP tour of any of these homes or other wonderful properties at (877) 392-6085.

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