This multimillion-dollar home represents the “crème de la crème” of all gulf front residential properties! 70 Windward Lane is a magnificent beachfront estate featuring a premier position high upon an ancient dune overlooking the glorious gulf. The home sits beside direct access to the beautiful beach below. It is located in the highly privileged and enchanting Dutch West Indies-styled coastal village of Rosemary Beach.
Rosemary Beach provides popular vacation residences for purchase among "the rich and famous" due to its captivating idyllic coastal lifestyle. It bears an uncanny resemblance to the classic charming Dutch Colonial-styled settlements in the West Indies with stepped gable rooftops and stately bearings. A long, lush lawn serves as a village green where art shows, fun festivals, and old-fashioned golden Americana-styled family gatherings are featured throughout the year. Its soaring dune-topped views of the gleaming gulf waters are absolutely heavenly. This is especially true as you meander down to the Western Green village beach access point from Barret Square on Scenic 30A. As it slopes down toward the sugary shoreline, the sides are filled with shops, restaurants, and townhomes, making you feel like you are somewhere in Europe instead of on the Emerald Coast. Rosemary Beach is entirely walkable due to its small size with multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, and a Fitness Center available for residents along with the beautiful beach.
This beachfront manor home exemplifies the very best of the properties offered here, with a total of seven bedrooms that include luxurious ensuite baths along with a half-bath powder room. It encompasses 4,115 square feet, including the primary residence and a separate guest house with a charming courtyard. They come complete with comfortable tropically-styled furnishings and vibrant, colorful décor. The breathtaking setting of this home sweeps you away to a wonderful, rustically elegant world of its own.
A gated entrance beside the two-car garage individually adorned with vintage carriage lanterns leads into a walled-in courtyard shared by the main house and separate guest quarters. A limestone patio includes rich woven framed furnishings with cushioned seating gathered around a stucco chimney fireplace for the occasional chilly evening. An outdoor kitchen features a large stainless steel gas grill, a Wet Bar, a small refrigerator, and a wine cooler provided for hospitable entertainment. An outdoor shower is available to wash off sandy feet since the beach is steps away.
The spacious open living, dining, and kitchen area is located on the second floor. This Great Room includes high beamed ceilings, walls of windows, and glass doors that provide stunning panoramic views of the spectacular seascape. The glass doors lead out to verandas on two sides which offer gorgeous gulf front vistas. A white couch and two dove gray fashionable Vintage Modern accent chairs face a contemporarily styled rectangular gas fireplace with custom shelving on the side and an extra-large flatscreen TV above it for entertainment.
The dining area faces the gulf with three walls of panel paned floor-to-ceiling windows and glass side doors leading to a veranda. A thick rustic rectangular hardwood table with a unique carved patterned surface has place settings for eight with four cream-colored chairs on one side and a long wooden bench beside the window wall on the other.
On the other side of the living area, the state-of-the-art open kitchen features brushed stainless steel appliances with a French-styled refrigerator-freezer, a dishwasher, a large gas range with an oven, and separate microwave. White floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry dovetails seamlessly with subway brick tiled backsplash. A gleaming kitchen island with a sink and three round Vintage Modern steel stools are provided for entertainment.
The Master Bedroom spans the entire top floor with a high vaulted ceiling, a large brick fireplace, and a queen-sized bed anchored with a charming brown leather captain's trunk. The bed faces a soaring arched glass French door flanked by curved windows that lead out to the furnished rooftop balcony. Here you can enjoy unlimited glowing views of the gulf that extend out into the southern horizon.
A Wet Bar beside it includes a refrigerator to provide favorite drinks while enjoying the private romantic views. Another set of glass doors lead out to a side balcony that looks down the beach towards the west.
The luxurious ensuite bath features a custom-built double vanity dressing cabinet, a free-standing deep soaking tub, and a unique triple glass panel walled shower with a big round interior porthole window.
The Guest House provides lavish private quarters as well. It includes loads of windows for natural light and a white safari slip-covered couch that faces a flatscreen TV. An intimate dining table for two sits next to one of the windows.
The open kitchenette features a brushed stainless steel glass-topped range with an oven, a square refrigerator, an icemaker, along with a white counter bar with three sleek, stylish raised chairs for drinks and dining.
A bedroom with a built-in daybed is off the living area that also houses a large washer and dryer.
A full bath on this level doubles as a powder room and includes another glass panel walk-in shower with bench seating.
This guest house's spacious loft-like Master Suite is upstairs with a vaulted ceiling decorated by multiple panels of flat beam frames done in rich dark hardwood. A large bed is centered beneath this handsome framing on an oval porthole window and flanked by two floating wooden bedside tables.
This forever family home with seven bedrooms and 4,115 square feet is offered at $11,900,000. Currently, there are only three other comparable homes listed for sale in this area. They include one listed at $9,995,000 for a five-bedroom residence with 4,440 square feet in adjacent Alys Beach. Another is priced at $12,990,000 for a five-bedroom home with 5,231 square feet at the gated Paradise by the Sea neighborhood. Finally, another listing in Alys Beach is offered at $13,895,000 for a six-bedroom palace with 7,173 square feet. Only one of the other two listed is a gulf front property located in Paradise by the Sea.
If you are shopping for the most premier beach vacation homes in this area, contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office today at 877-392-6085. We will provide you with complete details, including a Comparative Market Analysis, all pending contracts, and those that have sold within the past twelve months. Our Scenic 30A office is conveniently located nearby in Seacrest Beach. We will be more than happy to set up a private tour for any properties you are interested in viewing.