Protected by 40 Acres: Santa Rosa Beach Home For Sale

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 at 7:40am.

This stately home encompasses over 4,600 square feet and includes four lavish bedrooms. It has a unique forested estate setting at 653 Don Bishop Rd in Santa Rosa Beach, less than ten minutes from the sugary shoreline. It was designed by renowned Destin-based Prescott Architects and built for MC Davis. He was a nationally acclaimed conservationist and self-made millionaire businessman.

653 Don Bishop Rd

The home graces 1.28 acres of exclusively gated grounds surrounded by forty acres of protected woodlands that are part of the massive Pt. Washington State Forest. This two-story home features enchanting southern-style architecture, including two levels of stately columned porches that overlook the lush grounds on two sides. The gated driveway winds through the woods to a classic fountain in front of the home. The fountain is uplighted at night, creating a regal, magical effect.

653 Don Bishop Rd

This home immediately embraces you with its warmth and charm with a downstairs columned porch that spans its width and a palatial front door with an arched palladium window crown. It bids welcome into the foyer with a crystal chandelier and a triple set of glass French doors flanked by windows that provide abundant natural light. Once inside, you are immediately impressed with the soaring twelve-foot-tall ceilings adorned with rich crown molding and the gleaming reclaimed Chestnut hardwood flooring. 

653 Don Bishop Rd

A wide arched portal leads into a stunning family room with a towering twenty-six-foot tall ceiling and two sets of glass French doors below a two-story palladium window. A formal gas fireplace framed by faux columns includes a giant mirror above the mantle that accentuates light and space. 

653 Don Bishop Rd

Another portal leads into a breakfast room with a crystal chandelier, cream-colored custom cabinetry, a built-in wine rack, and a desk. This open area is part of a spacious state-of-the-art kitchen. It features decorative paneled cabinetry, fine malt-toned quartz countertops, and an island for entertaining with a wet bar. Brushed stainless steel appliances, including a French-styled refrigerator freezer and a gas range, provide everything needed to create gourmet delights. Double glass doors lead to the south-facing patio that overlooks the lawn and a pond where deer are often seen frolicking about. 

653 Don Bishop Rd

A formal dining room off the kitchen towards the front of the house beside the foyer includes a sparkling crystal chandelier and three windows for sunny natural light. A large laundry room is conveniently located near the kitchen, in addition to an elegant powder room with a walk-in shower. A media room with a surround sound system on this level is conveniently available for family entertainment. 

653 Don Bishop Rd

The master bedroom is also on the first floor with a shimmering crystal chandelier and a luxurious ensuite bath. It features individual white vanity sinks separated by tall cabinets, and one side includes a built-in dressing table. There is also a walk-in shower and a deep corner soaking tub flanked by two windows.

653 Don Bishop Rd

A stately open staircase leads to a landing that provides dramatic views below and connects to three guest bedrooms. Exterior balconies gaze over the lush landscapes and the pond filled with lily pads. All bedrooms feature multiple windows for natural light, twelve-foot tall ceilings, and a variety of individually styled chandeliers or suspended lighting fixtures. Two share a full luxury hall bath, while the other has a private ensuite bath and balcony access.

653 Don Bishop Rd

This home was built with a commercial-grade standing seam metal roof, professionally insulated walls, treated wood exteriors that have been freshly painted, an HVAC with three zones, two large hot water heaters with continuous flow for instant warmth, and a security camera system that includes the front gate. A large connected garage is sized for three vehicles and a golf cart. It connects to an extensive workshop and tool shed.

653 Don Bishop Rd

This family country estate and lavish gracious home surrounded by forty acres of forested privacy is listed at $2,495,550, which comes in value-priced at $539.70 per square foot. Six comparable homes are currently for sale in this part of Santa Rosa Beach. They range from $1,100,000 for a home with four bedrooms that includes 3,204 square feet to $3,495,000 for a home with four bedrooms that encompasses 4,160 square feet. These other six homes have a combined list value of $637.69 per square foot.

653 Don Bishop Rd

If you are ready to take advantage of this great buying opportunity for an exclusively gated family estate, contact Ocean Reef Real Estate Sales today at 877-392 6085. The uniqueness of this property and its great-priced offering will probably not be on the market long. We will provide you with a comparative market analysis that details all comparable homes for sale, pending contracts, and homes sold here within the past twelve months. Once you are fully informed, we will arrange an appointment for your private tour.

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