One of the biggest trends in real estate is the Small Home Movement. The average American home is somewhere around 2,600 square feet. Small homes come in just under 1,000 square feet and the boldest of downsizers are opting for Tiny Homes, which are anywhere from 100 to 400 square feet. Of course these smaller homes come in a range of shapes and sizes, but they all focus on living a more efficient lifestyle.
There are many reasons buyers are drawn to smaller homes including environmental and financial concerns. This small home for sale in Seaside is not for those finding themselves in the later category, as it a remarkable property in an impressive location. (Although it is value priced in comparison to neighboring properties.) The old real estate adage, “Location, location, location” certainly rings in true here. Located at 2358 E Co Highway 30A, this one bedroom, two bathroom, 627 square foot home is positioned in the heart of one of the most-sought communities in South Walton.
Proudly perched beachfront in the New Urbanist town of Seaside, this classic Florida beach cottage was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Cottage at Monticello. It’s an unpretentious two-story hideaway designed by Scott Merrill (also the designer of the Seaside Chapel) and was awarded a National American Institute of Architect Award of Excellence. This particular property was crafted as a part of his “Honeymoon Cottage” initiative. The simple classic design exudes a magical charm. Every nook and cranny of this home utilizes space for great efficiency of purpose.
The main living area upstairs is bright and open with multiple sunny windows as well as a soaring beamed vaulted ceiling to accentuate spaciousness. Light honey toned hardwood-flooring flows throughout. A galley kitchen and the living/dining area are separated by a creamy white partition with built-in shelving that faces a charming free standing wood burning stove provided for occasional evening chills.
A door leads out to a columned upper level porch that has a prominent perch overlooking the glorious gulf in all directions. A full bath serves as a convenient powder room on this level. The entire downstairs is the Master Bedroom Suite with its own full bath that features a steam shower. Doors lead out to a very private covered porch that includes a simmering whirlpool hot tub.
A roof replacement and exterior painting were completed in 2016. The interiors are in the process of completing updates that include refinishing the floors along with installing new windows, screens and shutters.
Contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office at (877) 392-6085 for complete details and tour this unique award winning home today.