This charming home at 271 Blue Gulf Drive is wonderfully unique and tucked away in a world of its own bordering the expansive Pt. Washington State Forest at the end of a private cul de sac off Scenic 30A in South Walton. If featured in a magazine, it would be a mix between National Geographic and Architectural Digest.
The distinctive design features a rustic kind of comfort and artistic elegance that seamlessly blends the interiors with the scenery outdoors. The wooded grounds around the home are adorned with lush landscaping including tropical palms, clusters of palmettos, elephant ears, and some citrus. The overall effect is sort of old remote tropical Florida meets safari. However, this property is minutes away from the award-winning sugary shores of Blue Mountain Beach.
An expansive deck wraps around most of the house, which has walls lined with a massive array of French Doors that sit side by side and lead out from almost every room. It brings the outdoors in and vice versa. Massive beams and frames jut out from the sides above the deck to create a partially covered open porch. The deck is multidimensional with cutouts for established palm trees, raised wooden planter boxes and a custom built free standing Fire Pit.
The 1,300 square foot interior includes a long rectangular Great Room with a vaulted natural wood ceiling. The adjacent wall has three sets of double French doors that face out towards the open deck with a row of built-in bookshelves above them. The vaulted ceiling continues into a foyer with seating and a double glass French door that leads to a screened in porch out back.
This seating foyer also sits beside the open kitchen, which features state of the art stainless steel appliances and a Travertine marble type floor tile. Six seats saddle up to a richly veined and mottled granite topped bar. Two more full rows of glass French doors can be opened up directly onto the deck which makes this kitchen perfectly accessible for entertaining large groups. Down the hall is a convenient half bath powder room with an antique cabinet that features a white marble topped vanity sink.
The Master Bedroom is at the end of the hall and encompasses one whole wing of the house. It has two broad walls of side by side French doors that enhance the space with the inclusion of the outdoor scenery. It also features a vaulted natural wood ceiling and tiled flooring toned in creams and burnt terracotta.
A full en-suite bath includes large built-in dark chocolate colored antique cabinetry housing double vanity sinks encased in rich granite. A large mirror, beautiful faux painted walls and shimmering tin ceiling trays with embossed moldings provide a uniquely chic look. The walk-in shower includes a double head spray and is richly adorned with walls of marble in various complimentary earth tones.
Ocean Reef is proud to list this wonderfully quirky home at $424,900. It comes with completed engineering documents for a 900 square foot addition. Contact us today at (877) 392-6085 for more information and schedule a private tour.