The historic Clary Mansion is located on a gentle bluff overlooking the water in the prestigious established Destin neighborhood of Indian Bayou. The estate is available for the first time and being offered for sale from the original family. This stately southern home has five bedrooms and five baths and is meticulously styled with a beautifully classic antebellum look. The gated estate encompasses true gracious elegance and sits in serene privacy on over three acres of landscaped grounds. Comprising 7,613 square feet this home actually has 8,500 square feet under roof since it has columned covered porches and an indoor swimming pool. The Clary Mansion is located with 300 linear feet of frontage on Joe’s Bayou with a long dock that leads out to a covered boat house. The location on Joe’s Bayou waterway alone is always highly sought after because it has deep water offering the ability to dock and launch full size yachts.
This home was built by long time Destin residents Roger and Ella Clary who were married for sixty years. They were highly respected in Destin and well known nationally since they were the original partner owners of the iconic historic Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Locally Mr. Clary established the Indian Bayou Golf and Country Club along with the neighborhood nestled beside it, opened First National which was the first bank in Destin and was instrumental in establishing development in this area including the original Silver Beach. Their dream home which became this magnificent mansion was constructed with the very best of everything and a strict eye to detailing that still shows today. It is unparalleled in its historic grandeur and location. A long drive gracefully leads from the gate up to the classical columned double covered verandas that extend the full width of the house. The spacious interiors have a lot of beautiful formal detail including a large dining room with a sparkling vintage crystal chandelier. Each of the five big bedrooms is matched with accessibility to five full baths. A long room with over 1,000 square feet has a glass ceiling and houses the indoor Olympic sized swimming pool that is adorned with classic Greek statuary. It also includes a convenient bar and summer kitchen for creating savory appetizers and drinks to serve poolside. This historic, gracious, lovely stately Destin mansion and 3+ acre waterfront estate is being offered for $4,950.000.