How would you like to own a piece of history in Destin at a classic home that sits on one of the highest elevations overlooking sensational scenery above the harbor? This charming home at 626 Habor Boulevard encompasses almost 2,800 square feet and was built in 1940 at a time when Destin was still lighted up by kerosene lanterns! It has truly sweeping panoramic views of Destin’s bustling harbor, Holiday Isle and the glistening gulf in the distance.
Ongoing views of pristine sunrises, heavenly sunsets and magical moonlight over the harbor are breathtaking. These views are highlighted by twinkling lights on the water at night and the omnipresence of boats that skim across the water. You may join them on your own boat since this hospitable harbor home is indeed waterfront and comes with its own highly sought after dock.
Within minutes you may boat on over to Harborwalk Village, join the party at Crab Island or shoot out into the open gulf waters. Enjoy this serene scene poolside since a lovely lagoon shaped swimming pool sits upon the bluff that looks down on the harbor below. A paver tiled patio and a raised stone gas fire pit complete this wonderful setting which makes it a perfect place for entertaining. Majestic oaks and lush landscaping enhance the beauty.
An old fashioned sun room that’s adorned with plantation shutters spans the width of the harbor side of this Destin home and provides access to the pool patio. The quality craftsmanship from the by-gone era is readily apparent within since it comes with rich hardwood flooring throughout, tongue and groove ceilings and preserved original hardware. This gracious property has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Master Bath en suite has a classic vintage look that includes a new deep claw foot tub, a walk-in shower, travertine marble floors, granite countertops and a raised stone bowl sink. The Master Bedroom and one of the Guest Bedrooms are located on the first level while the third bedroom is a long rustic enclosed loft that encompasses the entire third floor. The main open living area is centered on a stone fireplace with a dining area at one end. An additional enclosed space adjacent to the main living area is perfect for a gathering area, den or formal dining room.
This home has several superlatives including the fact that it is a lovely waterfront property, is privileged with a private dock on the Destin’s harbor, is prominently placed on a lofty bluff with an elevation that provides panoramic views, includes its own swimming pool and is a historic landmark. It also has “location, location, location” as related to property value. You are tucked away in a wonderful world of your own, out of time and space, but you also happen to be in the heart of Destin. This awesome location is less than a handful of minutes away from most of Destin’s most popular restaurants, lively bars, shopping venues and abundant amusements. Contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office today (877) 392-6085 for more information and schedule an appointment to tour.