When you first see this incredible property, you wonder, "Is it an enchanting church sanctuary or a giant Dutch West Indies inspired manor?" From the outside, hidden away behind clusters of winding Live Oak trees, it looks a little like both, and it's all over-the-top in a good way. Actually, it's more than just good, this 5,276 square foot home with five bedrooms is quite stunning! It has an exclusive locale in a privileged gated residential enclave on a precious coastal dune lake at 69 Little Redfish Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.
It was designed by famed architects Jeff Dugan and Louis Nequette, who are well known for their creation of masterful showpiece homes. This magnificent masterpiece of design is the type of home you usually see showcased in the latest issue of Architectural Digest and is situated in a breathtakingly beautiful lakefront setting. The forested shores of Little Redfish Lake sit beside a sugary dune that periodically opens into the Gulf. Tidal action creates an exotic mixture of salt and fresh artesian water that supports a large diversity of fish, wildlife, and plants. American Bald Eagles nest in the treetops here! Coastal dune lakes of this kind are a rare natural treasure since they are found hardly anywhere else in the world.
This home boasts about 7,000 square feet of outdoor space that takes advantage of the sensational setting with an expansive patio, an infinity-edge pool along with a columned veranda dining and living area that features a stone fireplace with a large wall-mounted Flatscreen TV.
A lavish outdoor kitchen completes this entertainment space with a giant gas grill, wine cooler, small refrigerator, and granite-topped counter bar. This all overlooks the lovely lake, private dock, and the dazzling Gulf in the distance.
This gorgeous home has walls of windows in the living area with soaring beamed cathedral ceilings that provide the same incredible views. One is awed by the rustic elegance within which includes wood ceilings from a century-old Memphis Tobacco warehouse, white oak along with travertine marble flooring, richly veined Italian marble countertops, two opulent onyx and washed granite wall gas fireplaces, portions of towering two-story ceilings and glittering vintage chandeliers. There is also an infrared light sauna, an upgraded Media Room, and a convenient elevator available.
Wide arched portal openings lead from room to room with interconnected views of masterful décor and great flow for entertaining. The state of the art kitchen would exceed the culinary needs of any Gourmet Chef. It includes a double oven commercial sized gas range, a huge side by side refrigerator with country cabinet doors, a pantry and a wide marble wrapped cascade sided island to serve drinks with appetizers.
All the spacious bedrooms include luxurious en suite baths adorned with rich marble. The Master Suite includes one of the granite onyx inlaid fireplaces, a window wall overlooking the lake, and a bath with marble-topped double vanities on one side, a dressing table on the other, a deep vintage soaking tub as well as a regally adorned separate shower.
This stunning home is listed for $5,240,000, which averages $993.17 per square foot. There is only one other home listed at Little Redfish Lake priced at $3,999,500 with 4,647 square feet. If you are a fortunate buyer looking for a trophy home, contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate Office today at (877) 392-6085 for complete details and schedule a private tour.
Update: This home has been recently taken off the market. Contact us for additional details or to view comparable active properties.