HGTV featured a magnificent mansion located in the prestigious gated bay front enclave of Waterford at Kelly Plantation in Destin for a special “Extreme Homes” segment. Extreme Homes features some of the most spectacular homes ever built anywhere in the world but when the film crew flew in from London for their two day photo shoot they were “overwhelmed” by this architectural treasure. This palatial Tuscan styled villa located at 4300 Breakwater Drive in Destin is prominently placed on a premier peninsula encompassing almost two lavishly landscaped estate grounds.
The setting overlooks the beautiful bay with 410 linear feet of waterfront that includes a long dock and boat slip.
An expansive paver driveway leads to a motor court that is flanked by Royal Palm trees and embraced by two wings that incorporate the eight-car garage. The awe inspiring temple-like edifice is literally breathtaking with a triple columned entrance framing two story arched windows on this palace. The thirty-one rooms span across 13,950 square feet of majestic architectural artistry that combines elegant old world accoutrements with every embellishment imaginable.
These include: $100,000 floor to ceiling aquariums; A resort styled indoor swimming pool that measures 4,500 square feet and resembles a tropical lagoon; A Media Room that has stadium styled seating facing a 113” HD TV and a Computerized $500,000 Audio/Video/Surround Sound/Security Smart House Technology throughout. This home even has climate controlled mini suites for pets.
There are eight private Master Bedrooms with individual luxurious baths en suite. An additional two baths act as powder rooms in other portions of the villa. Iron Cantera doors flanked by lion sculptures lead to the formal two story entry hall. This has a double staircase with ornate decorative metal railings that sweeps up to a landing above a portal leading to a Gathering Room. An elevator also goes up to the upper floor. The meticulous interior detailing includes soaring chandeliers, DaVinci like ceiling murals, rich exotic blends of marble and granite adornments, thick black onyx columns, coffered tray ceilings that glow with hidden lighting, multiple opulent fireplaces with custom carved stone mantles and intricate crown molding.
A travertine marble columned portico serves as a wide deep covered balcony deck upstairs that is easily accessible for viewing the sensational sunsets that occur right over the bay part of the year.
The piece de resistance of this amazing villa is the massive indoor climatized lagoon swimming pool that provides a private paradise that is tropically inspired. This provides an incredible setting for “over the top” entertainment at its Hollywood best! The glistening surface measures 50 x 90 while a simmering Hot Tub nearby can accommodate up to eight. At one end a columned curtain-like waterfall pours down into the pool. A rich blend of stone flooring throughout is toned in colors of butterscotch, chocolate, parchment and creams. Massive marble columns frame the sides raised around the pool with a Wet Bar that you can swim up to and an outdoor kitchen for grilling. Individual seating areas are scattered throughout and multiple wide portals frame the sensational scenery that includes the lushly landscaped grounds and beautiful bay.
This "Extreme Home" featured by HGTV is offered at $3,995,000. For more information view the epidsode on HGTV and contact one of our professional Ocean Reef Real Estate consultants at 877.392.6085.