A very special and unique home full of classic elegance and Southern hospitality. The estate-sized lot of .65 acres on a desirable corner lot in quiet Kelly Plantation provides stunning curb appeal as you approach the beautiful front elevation across a wide front lawn. The back is the opposite: heavy landscaping provides excellent privacy for a backyard oasis with beautiful rock pool, hot tub, and fountain; luscious fruit trees; and the romantic ambiance of tucked away ''secret'' garden spaces. The property line backs up to the nature preserve.Upon entering the amazing home, you will notice the abundance of luxurious woods, adding not only beauty but the relaxation of being surrounded with natural materials. Made from custom-chosen specialty pieces...including antique heart pine, cherry, and cypress, many of the boards were sized directly at the tree to minimize seams and enhance the home's beauty. The beautiful finishes are accompanied by stone highlights, such as a grand wood-burning fireplace, marble floors in the parlor/music room and some baths, and granite kitchen countertops. While the elements work together, each room has its own special atmosphere, whether it's the formal classic richness of the study with its coffered ceiling and wood paneling made of sinker cypress that was submerged in water for over 100 years, the bright sunlight in the enclosed studio area off the kitchen, or the gracious timelessness of rocking chairs on the covered balcony.
The residence is practical as well. The kitchen features professional grade stainless appliances including a Subzero, dual ovens, wine refrigerator and icemaker. The elegant master suite includes a walk-in closet in the bedroom and an even larger one in the bath, 2 sinks, a jetted tub, glass shower, and water closet. There is outdoor access from many of the first-story rooms. Three upstairs bedrooms have attached balconies and the other has a nice window seat overlooking the pool, and all adjoin a bath. The storage options are abundantâ€”and the media room (or playroom) is a hidden treat.
This special property offers a relaxing but elegant lifestyle that isn't always found in the hectic rush of modern times. It's lovely setting means not only are the abundant amenities of Kelly Plantation right in your neighborhood, but also the richness of the Emerald Coast's beaches, watersports, dining options, and entertainment just at hand!
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Listing information last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 3:33am CST.