Located at 140 Charles Street, this regal residence known as “Aspri Villa” and is priced at $7,950,000, which currently makes it the most expensive home for sale in all of South Walton. There are justifiable good reasons for this, which includes its splendid premier location off Scenic 30A, its unique design and the fact that it looks like the kind of place that is featured on the latest cover of Architectural Digest. The Northwest Florida estate is located in one of America’s most prestigious residential beach communities, Alys Beach. This carefully crafted development 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 of Mexico. The design also borrows from the gracious character of courtyard homes as seen 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, these homes are the first in the nation to be officially certified as a “Fortified Community” since reinforced solid concrete walls, masonry grouted roof 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.
Aspri Villa is almost 7,000 square feet and has a prominent corner placement within the Alys Beach community and looks like a castle from the outside since a towering turret centers it. The home hosts six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms. Each bedroom is like a traditional Master Suite since they each have a sitting area and a private luxurious bathroom. Two of these are in a separate wing with a lounge, fireplace and kitchenette near the secluded expansive landscaped courtyard which features a 32’ long heated saltwater pool. This enchanting area also has a summer kitchen with an open dining area. A Teak wood table and benches sit beneath two rustic medieval lanterns where you may view the courtyard through double arch columned openings. On the other side a columned portico off the main house a balcony above overlooks this magical scene. Open stairs spiral up from the courtyard to a roof top terrace that has a bubbling hot tub and a fireplace. An interior staircase with tall windows winds its way to the top of the center tower where you may get a 360-degree view of Alys Beach and the gorgeous gulf in the distance. The main living area and indeed most of the house is furnished in rich, elegant, soft creamy toned colors with an eye towards comfort. A hallway leads to an open kitchen that has a vaulted beamed ceiling, gleaming top of the line stainless steel appliances, a wide island with four raised seats and custom cabinetry that includes a wet bar as well as a wine cooler. The large formal dining room has double French doors that lead out to the courtyard. A long rectangular table has ten chairs fashioned in light nautical colors that sit beneath a vintage chandelier. A Media Room with comfortable seating has a flat screen TV and built in shelving on each side of a centered fireplace. Although all of the bedrooms are richly furnished in their attire the main Master Suite is especially regal with a soaring cathedral ceiling, a charming window seat and a sitting area for leisurely lounging near another fireplace. The luxurious bathroom en suite is classically decorated with inlayed white marble that includes double vanity sinks and a long garden tub that sits beneath two unique porthole windows. Color was added to create a cheerful look in the Children’s Quarters that has double bunk beds with four berths as well as a kid’s sitting area that faces a flat screen TV.
The premier price of this villa certainly reflects the value of its Alys Beach location, rustic opulence and unique majesty. It combines old world design and incorporates it into elegant living deep in the lap of luxury. To learn more about this home or other premier South Walton properties give us a call at 877.392.6085 or start your real estate search here.