Located only one hour from Destin, this lavish country estate at 3400 Bonterra Dr in Laurel Hill sits on a lovely lake and sprawls across thirty thriving acres. It includes a magnificent mansion with four bedrooms and six and one-half luxury baths, a caretaker's cottage with three bedrooms and two baths, and a fishing cabin that includes two bedrooms and two baths, all totaling 9,544 square feet.
This elegant antebellum Greek Revival-styled estate overlooks forested grounds and lush manicured lawns highlighted by white rail fencing. You approach the classic Doric columned two-story mansion at an automated iron gate flanked by lanterns on pillar posts. A brick paver driveway completed with a Herringbone design leads up to a rotary that goes around a five-tiered fountain and provides a gracious entrance to the home's front door. The rest of the driveway leads to garages on each wing that swing out to the sides of the main two-story residence.
The opulent entry foyer towers two stories tall, lighted by a Parisian chandelier, and has a stately staircase on each side that connects to a pulpit's landing where you may greet your guests in style as they arrive for a grand party.
A wide, soaring portal opens into the main living room with a fireplace and elegant white marble mantle. It has a bright, spacious look with 14' tall ceilings, latte-toned Travertine marble flooring, and a wall of windows with glass doors that frame sensational views of the grounds and large lake.
Another covered veranda and outdoor brick patio provide space for outdoor entertaining while enjoying the panoramic views of the lake in the distance. A large four-season porch off the sun patio features a living area with a stone wall gas fireplace, a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, and an outdoor kitchen with a wet bar, wine cooler, and ice maker.
Glass doors lead into a spacious family room with a brick wall fireplace and plenty of room for a seating area and a big game table.
This room is connected to a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with handsome dark hardwood custom cabinetry and countertops lavishly surfaced with richly veined granite. A double culinary island sits beneath two shaded vintage chandeliers to a connected deep sink and a side microwave oven. Brushed stainless steel appliances include a commercial-grade gas range top oven and a cabinet door refrigerator freezer.
A spacious formal dining room off the kitchen has a wall of glass French doors leading outside and a regal glittering crystal chandelier.
An adjoining breakfast room includes a chandelier and three windows with lakeside views.
The primary bedroom is on the first floor, featuring tall tray ceilings, a crystal chandelier, a fireplace with an intricately carved mahogany wood mantle, and an ensuite luxury bath.
The majestically styled private bath features two separate walls of sink vanity cabinets with twin chandeliers, two private toilets, a whirlpool tub, a steam room, and a sauna. A huge room-size walk-in closet includes rich dark hardwood dressers with granite-topped surfaces, a handsome cabinet island, elaborate clothes organizers, and shelving.
If you don't want to take one of the double staircases upstairs, a custom cherry-lined elevator transports you easily to the second-floor family room. It has a stately white mantled gas fireplace framed by built-in shelving and a lake-view balcony. It is currently used as a bonus entertainment space and a theater room.
An adjacent wet bar includes white glass front custom cabinetry for glass or chinaware and a granite-topped counter with space for a microwave oven and coffee station.
The three spacious guest bedrooms on this floor include their own luxurious private baths. One of them is a special suite with its own living area and a fireplace.
This brick-built fortified home was designed to include ultimate safety and insulation factors. R-40 roof and R-50 walls are constructed to withstand 250mph winds. A whole-home generator provides additional reassurance. The zoned acclimatized system has four Trane HVACs, two tankless water heaters, and a state-of-the-art security system.
An amazing lakefront cabin has a fishing dock, two bedrooms, and two full baths.
Inside, the expansive great room features stained hardwood interiors with a cathedral ceiling and a massive stone fireplace. It incorporates the living, dining, and kitchen areas. A wall of windows and a glass door leads out to a covered porch that spans its entire width and overlooks the lakefront.
The caretaker's cottage is a single-story brick ranch-style house beside the front grounds with three bedrooms and two full baths. It has been meticulously maintained and is in close proximity to the primary residence.
This family estate includes a progression of beautifully appointed rooms designed for wonderful entertainment, family gatherings, and serene relaxation, with lake views from almost every room. It is a magnificent home as a lavish private retreat for family reunions and is only an hour away from the beach in Destin. It can be an amazing primary home or an equestrian estate. This estate could also become a popular destination for weddings, receptions, hallmark birthdays or anniversaries, corporate seminars, or celebrity charity events.
The list price for this unique estate is $5,300,000, which comes in at $555.32 per square foot. Currently, there are only two other listings for comparably priced homes in the Laurel Hill area, and they are smaller residences. One with four bedrooms, 2,048 square feet, and about fourteen acres is listed at $1,150,000. Another home with three bedrooms, 4,583 square feet, and 190 rural acres is listed for $1,900,000.
If you are interested in purchasing a family estate of this caliber, contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate Sales department today at 877-392-6085. We will provide you with a complimentary comparative market analysis showing complete details on all the homes listed for sale in the Laurel Hill area, any that may have pending contracts, and all those that have sold here within the past twelve months. Once you are fully and comfortably informed, we will be glad to arrange your private tour. We look forward to serving you soon!