South Walton Lots (and an Island) For Sale

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 9:03am.

Are you searching for a unique lot in a gorgeous setting in order to build your ultimate dream home? The Emerald Coast and especially the spectacular beauty of South Walton have attracted visitors for many years. However in the past 10 years more and more people have decided to make these sugary shores their primary residence - and for good reason. South Walton is a cornucopia of stellar attributes. These include: “Blue Wave” national award winning beaches due to cleanliness and beauty; Pristine preserved forests which encompass almost half the land in between the Choctawhatchee Bay and glistening gulf; Precious one of a kind Coastal Dune Lakes paralleling the shore that support abundant flora and fauna; Low density zoning which now restricts structures over four stories tall preserving the uncrowded laid back atmosphere and a Lifestyle that can’t be beat. The combination of low density zoning and the fact that most of the land in South Walton is preserved or already developed bodes well for future property values. While the supply of property becomes precious, demand is increasing substantially and prices continue to rise. However, if you act fast there are still plenty of opportunites to build your dream home here in paradise. Here are three unique lots in South Walton currently offered for sale.

Alys Beach Lot for Sale

The first lot is a home site located in one of America’s most prestigious residential beach communities known as Alys Beach. This carefully crafted community is reminiscent of bright white sun splashed villages you might see in Greece along the Mediterranean, however here it sits beside the jewel toned waters of the glistening gulf. The design also borrows from the gracious character of courtyard homes like you would see in Bermuda. Alys Beach was planned by the renowned Duany Plater- Zyberk team who achieved international architectural fame by introducing the pedestrian friendly “New Urbanism” design when they created the iconic Seaside in the 1980s. Besides the award winning designs, this development is the first in the nation to be officially certified as a “Fortified Community” since homes are constructed of reinforced solid concrete walls, masonry grouted rood tiles, doors and windows are able to withstand nature’s strongest hurricanes. Palms and lush landscaping accent the alabaster white exteriors throughout the village and the palatial private pool area looks like something out of Knights of Arabia. Many home designs include private courtyards, fountains, hot tubs, plunge pools, outdoor wet bars and roof top terraces. This lot has room for all of the above and has the enviable distinction of being steps away from the beautiful beach. Integrity of design is insured by cooperating with Domin Brock Architecture with plans approved by the Alys Beach Town Architects. This spacious lot is listed at $1,795,000.

Paradise by the Sea Lot for Sale

The second featured South Walton lot is walking distance away in Seacrest Beach where it has a prominent position overlooking the glorious gulf in an exclusively gated residential enclave of only 51 properties called Paradise by the Sea. This beachfront lot is one of the largest around with enough room to build spectacular house, a separate Guest House, pool, hot tub and lushly landscaped courtyards.  Seacrest Beach became established in 1996 with an eye toward laid back residential beach living at its best. The architecture varies between charming Old Florida styled designs with warp around porches and breezy balconies as well as European styles, Mediterranean and modern contemporary condominiums. A jungle of palm trees and other tropical plantings accentuate the beautiful surroundings throughout the community. Lush landscaping, picnic pavilions and lovely walkways surround this watery oasis. This South Walton lot is offered at $5,200,000.

South Walton Island for Sale

The third featured property available for purchase is more than a privileged parcel, it’s an island!  This private property is a 53 acre island located at the tip of Point Washington on the grounds of Eden Estate. It is nestled upon the far eastern end of Choctawhatchee Bay sandwiched between Tucker Bayou on its south side and the Inter Coastal Waterway toward the north. The original Eden House Estate is a historic Greek revival styled mansion that is located on 161 adjacent acres which is now a state park.  The home and beautiful gardens around it are available for tours. This was the site of the old Wesley timber plantation established in 1890.  Fine yellow heart pine was harvested here for many years and then floated on barges to Pensacola for sale. In 1897, the thriving business allowed William Wesley to build a 5,600 square foot mansion as a “crown jewel” on the plantation. The valuable yellow heart pine was used for the home's construction with door frame ornamentation completed in woods of Cypress and Juniper. Originally a tower on the roof allowed Wesley to observe the distant lumber mill and loading docks from the main house. This island is an arrows shot away from the dock at Eden House.  This property has a huge amount of potential and opportunity since environmental studies and new surveys are being completed. The new owner may also receive a separate lot in Eden Estates itself that faces the island. Current surveys, a Topography map and aerial photos are available along with other pertinent information from the county. The waterway is navigable and a large part of the island is deemed buildable although there are wetlands on the southern half of the property. This 53+ acre parcel is listed at $6,500,000.

Call one of our professional Ocean Reef Real Estate Agent today for more information and pertinent documents at (877) 392-6085. We will be more than happy to help you begin to make your Dream Home come true.

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