The talented Vern Yip and his partner Craig Koch built a gorgeous home for their family in the prestigious picturesque, charming village of Rosemary Beach, Florida after purchasing over half an acre at 384 West Water Street in 2013. The corner lot location beside a quiet pedestrian pathway is just steps away from the bright white sand beach and provides lovely gulf views.
This home was featured on HGTV as a showcase beach home since Vern has been on Trading Places, hosted Deserving Designs and was a judge on Design Star. Vern, who has a degree in architecture, designed it himself and provided chic interior furnishings, which come with the purchase price.
The 2,828 square foot three-story home has classic white stucco exteriors and features a beautiful Dutch Colonial Caribbean style design that exemplifies Rosemary Beach. The high pitched gambrel roofing with flared eaves, multi-light windows, bedroom balcony, and pergola styled open deck are stunning.
The first floor includes three Guest Suites, all of which include a private bath. Bunk Beds are tucked off the hallway behind a sliding barn door, which their two kids adored even though they each had bedrooms of their own. A glass panel railed staircase ascends to the second floor, which is all open to incorporate the living, dining, and kitchen areas.
Comfortable furniture groupings have a fashionable Mid Century Vintage Modern look. This is accentuated by colorful floor to ceiling custom drapes that flank each one of the windows on three walls. Dazzling bowls of glass and vibrant, colorful artwork provide a flamboyant Floridian flair.
The state of the art kitchen includes rustic tropically inspired stool seating beside a quartz-topped open bar, stainless steel appliances, a commercial six burner gas range oven, a French cabinet styled refrigerator freezer and a Butler’s Pantry.
This home was made for entertaining since twin portals of glass doors lead out to a stylish living area with an open pergola roof, upscale outdoor furnishings, a bar and the first rooftop plunge pool completed in Rosemary Beach. Flared separate decorative gables at each end of the patio deck are flanked by giant lanterns that provide a classic, opulent look. Enchanting views include the distant gulf and the lovely village.
The Master Bedroom encompasses the entire third floor and features a four posted metal framed king sized bed, a sitting area, dark chocolate colored wood tile flooring with shag rugs, a romantic viewing balcony as well as more of Vern’s creations of drapes and linens. A Master Closet and extra laundry are conveniently nearby.
The sumptuous Master Bath has individual raised cabinet vanities with sleek black granite tops, a tall free standing rectangular soaking tub, and a large glass-walled walk-in shower.
Vern Yip’s home is priced at $5,295,000 for 2,828 square feet coming in at $1872.35 per square foot. Thirty-nine other houses are for sale in Rosemary Beach ranging from $1,600,000 for a two bedroom home with 1,410 square feet up to $10,900,000 for a six bedroom home with 5,208 square feet.
If you are a fortunate Rosemary Beach buyer contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate Office for a professional real estate consultation, a complimentary Comparative Market Analysis, detailed information and touring appointments at 877-392-6085. Accurate gross investment vacation rental income estimates are also available if interested.