Snapped Up in a Day: 1-Bedroom Beachfront Home in Seaside
Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 7:30am.
Over the past twenty years or so, Scenic 30A has become the top destination among the rich and famous - and Seaside was the original epicenter. This iconic picture-perfect coastal village received international architectural acclaim for creating the first pedestrian-friendly (i.e., "walkable") town in the world. This beachfront home at 2094 E Scenic County Hwy 30A is a testament to the continued desire to have a home here, even if it isn't a primary residence. This 784-square-foot home was listed for $2,650,000 and went under contract in a day!
This is in large part due to the idyllic privileged lifestyle found here along one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire nation. The shimmering crystalline shoreline and glowing jewel-toned waters of the gulf are stunning. The beach is as white as sugar, and the gorgeous gulf dazzles. Seaside was created in 1981 by the renowned Duany Plater-Zyberk, who introduced what famously became known as "New Urbanism." It was created to resemble the kind of "seaside" community that was a part of the golden Americana-styled towns established in the early 1900s. This captivating coastal village beside the beautiful beach is centered around an outdoor amphitheater lined with royal palm trees. The rest of the village includes park-like courtyards, galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, Old Florida-styled homes, restaurants, and bars. It hosts outdoor concerts, fun lavish festivals year-round, family amusements, and colorful seasonal fireworks celebrations. It received national recognition in the popular comic science fiction movie "The Truman Show" with Jim Carrey and Laura Linney in 1998. It was filmed here on location serving as the fictitious village of "Seahaven Island. Unbeknownst to Truman, the whole town is a backdrop façade since he, as the star of the show, has his entire life filmed 24 hours a day for a popular show that is on TV for decades. All the characters are also acting their parts as his parents, friends, and even his wife until he starts to question his life.
This two-story tall home resembles a white Greek temple on the gulf side with two levels of columned verandas that span its width to take full advantage of the sensational seascape. It is nestled high upon a sugary dune filled with flourishing Live Oak trees, Palmetto palms, and Magnolias. The front of the house has a white picket fence and faces Scenic 30A, just a short stroll away from the Seaside village center. It was completed in 1993 along with only five others, and they have become a local landmark of Seaside design.
The open living area upstairs is filled with abundant natural light from multiple windows and a glass door that leads out to the columned gulf front veranda. It includes a sleek white wraparound couch, a flatscreen TV on an ebony black console, and a charming gas-fired Franklin stove for use on a chilly night.
A white wraparound couch and a raised table with four chairs on the veranda provide seating to view the spectacular sparkling scenery. Views of the luminescent jeweled gulf extend as far as one can see into the sunny southern horizon. A tall, regal, columned Greek-styled gazebo that serves as one of Seaside's elaborate beach access points can be easily seen near the southwest.
The open kitchen features white custom cabinetry, a romantic dining area with a table for two, brushed stainless steel appliances, an under-counter refrigerator freezer, and a two-burner electric range top.
The spacious primary bedroom is situated on the first floor. It boasts rich hardwood flooring, creamy white shiplap walls, and open truss ceilings for an enchanting cottage-styled look. It has a queen size bed, a decorative straw woven chair, and a white dresser.
It looks out upon a wide-open portal that leads out to the columned veranda. It includes two armchairs with tropical white cover slips where you may enjoy the gulf breezes and a unique free-standing soaking tub for refreshment.
The ensuite bath indoors includes a white-topped sink vanity cabinet and a walk-in shower adorned with gleaming white subway brick tile.
This unique beachfront home is pending a contract at the list price of $2,650,000, which comes in at $3,533.33 per square foot. The actual price paid will be posted when the contract closes. There is one other pending contract for an opulent six-bedroom residence with 5,535 square feet, which was listed at $12,895,000, or $2329.72 per square foot. The price paid for this home will be posted after the closing date.
Currently, there are five other homes listed for sale in Seaside ranging in price from $1,895,000 for a two-bedroom home with 1,360 square feet up to $6,200,000 for a five-bedroom beachfront residence that includes 3,417 square feet. These total listings come in at $1,082.31 per square foot. There have been three sales of beachfront homes in Seaside, which ranged in price from $2,533,000 for a two-bedroom residence with 1,174 square feet up to $6,659,000 for a five-bedroom home with 4,048 square feet. They all closed at an average of $1,879.18 per square foot.
If you are interested in purchasing a beachfront vacation home of this caliber in Seaside, contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate Seals team today at 877-392 6085. We will provide you with a detailed comparative market analysis showing all five other beachfront homes currently listed for sale, pending contracts, and those that have sold here within the past twelve months. We can also provide annual gross rental income figures for comparable vacation homes from our respected Ocean Reef Resorts property management division. Once you are fully informed about the Seaside real estate market, we can set up private tours for those homes you may want to see in person. We look forward to serving you soon!