This beautiful waterfront home has serious “Wow Factor” with all the architectural charm of a place you might see in the French Quarter of New Orleans but located here in Northwest Florida, right on the bay in Santa Rosa Beach. A pillared entry driveway meanders through the forested grounds providing a wide circular return at the formal courtyard that leads to the front door. The expansive grounds spread across over an acre of bayfront property.
A charming courtyard bids you a hospitable welcome into a serene world complete with a splashing fountain and formal garden. A columned veranda spans the entryway while open balconies flank the courtyard from wings of the house on each side. This hospitable home located at 389 Driftwood Point Road encompasses 6,241 square feet with five bedrooms and six baths. The interiors are elegant yet exceedingly comfortable with lots of light and warmth. Rich Brazilian Cherry Wood flooring flows throughout while crystal chandeliers and Vintage Fine Arts wall sconces provide glowing light.
A wall of Pella windows and doors provide enchanting views of the bay. The large Great Room in the main house overlooks the grounds and comes with a two sided fireplace done in old Chicago brickwork.
The formal dining room features a crystal chandelier suspended from the high tray ceiling adorned with extensive crown molding.
The state of the arts kitchen includes a large granite topped island, restaurant quality stainless steel appliances, handsome custom cabinetry and plenty of space.
The first floor Master Bedroom Suite has a soaring beam and tray ceiling with a wall of windows for stunning bay views. A luxurious bath includes a deep spa tub with windows overlooking a private garden, a separate shower, dressing table vanities and a huge walk-in closet. Many of the Guest Bedrooms include a private bath en suite and some have access to upstairs balconies. This home also has a Media Room. An attached Carriage House includes an efficiency kitchen, a bedroom, an office and nice bath.
Outdoors a Tennessee Blue Stone patio surrounds the large 20’ x 40’ pool that looks across the lush lawn towards a long dock that includes a covered lift for a big boat. The sensational scenery is framed by towering pines and massive Live Oak trees.
An Outdoor Kitchen serves as a pool cabana for entertaining with a stainless steel double gas grill, a Wet Bar and bar seating. This gracious home’s prominent placement on Choctawhatchee Bay in Driftwood Point gives it “Location” with a capital “L”! The prime westward view allows heavenly displays to mirror themselves upon the surface of the bay for spectacular sunsets during the summer and magical moonsets during the winter. This private lovely world of its own is minutes away from Sacred Heart Hospital, grocery stores, wine outlets as well as restaurants, bars, shops and seasonal festivals at Sandestin in Miramar Beach.
This expansive estate is value priced at $1,999,000 for 6,241 square feet which averages at $320 per square foot. This value currently compares to three other waterfront homes at Driftwood Point priced from $1,748,000 to $2,382,000 with an average of $360 per square foot. Contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office today at (877) 392-6085 for more specific information for consultation and schedule a tour.