PRIME WATERFRONT ESTATE IN THE PRESTIGIOUS MASTER-PLANNED GOLF & ESQUESTRIAN COMMUNITY OF KELLY PLANTATION, PERFECTLY LOCATED ... SITUATED ON A VERY PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC FROM THE STREET, AND SET ON DEEP WATER ON PROTECTED INDIAN BAYOU, WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS AND EASY ACCESS OUT TO THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY AND THE GULF OF MEXICO BEYOND... Welcome to 4516 OLD PLANTATION PLACE.. This exquisitely luxurious waterfront residence was masterfully built in 2002 by Bill Johnson Custom Homebuilder, and designed by the nationally acclaimed Evans Group for which it was bestowed the prestigious Aurora Award, and notably includes 5 Bedrooms including 3 Master Suites, 5 Full Baths and 2 Half Baths, comprising 11,354 square feet under roof, and 6890 square feet heated and cooled.This home showcases a stunning 2-story Entryway featuring 10-foot Honduran Mahogany double doors, an Entry Foyer with masterfully crafted curved staircase, wrought iron railings and upper balcony, and polished marble floors throughout the ground floor and staircase that set the tone for this sophisticated yet inviting space. There is a featured 400-gallon coral reef aquarium showpiece that draws the eye to the informal and relaxed living spaces beyond the grand Entry Foyer which also features a custom granite-topped Wine Bar Area for entertaining and informal gatherings. Let's raise a toast to all the delightful features and design elements this lovely residence incorporates....
Grandeur awaits at every turn, with an impressive design that allows the interior space to become contiguous with the outdoors. The gentle curved design of the home wraps around the central 2-story outdoor lanai space featuring an impressively large lagoon-style heated pool with fiber optic lighting, spa, cascading waterfall feature, lush tropical landscaping, and endless outdoor entertaining spaces. The home features sliding glass doors that push seamlessly into the wall space for a true indoor/outdoor lifestyle experience. The all-new Outdoor Summer Kitchen has been thoughtfully designed for entertaining and catering to large gatherings/events, or an intimate alfresco dining experience. Allow oneself to imagine the possibilities this home holds...
Quality features abound throughout the home which features an oversized Chef's Kitchen with Thermador and Subzero appliances, beautifully milled cabinetry, four integral refrigerator drawers, two dishwashers, warming drawers, double ovens, a large walk-in Pantry, a Butler's Pantry, and built-in office space.
Off the Entry Foyer, there are double French Doors leading into the large oak-paneled Study/Office, while opposite - leading down the hallway leading toward the Master Bedroom Wing - there is a separate Coffee Bar/Morning Kitchen Annex. This very private first-floor Master Suite Wing leads gracefully off the Entry Foyer with a separate Flex-Space for a Dressing Room/Exercise Room/Additional study, a large Walk-in Closet, an exquisite HUGE marble-clad Master Bath retreat evoking the feeling of a luxury spa, featuring an alcove soaking tub with a modern statement piece chandelier overhead, a large walk-in luxurious shower with curved glass feature, two expansive large separate vanities, and a private WC room with bidet. The large downstairs Master Bedroom features two sets of double plantation shuttered louvered doors out to the lanai/pool deck area, and is an overall warm and inviting space, both serene and cozy.
The upstairs space accommodates an expansive light-filled large open-plan Living Area/Loft with integral Mini-Bar/Coffee Station and is currently utilized as a large exercise space/gym, with impressive views overlooking the pool and the sparkling waterviews beyond. Automated shades provide the perfect backdrop as needed, or can be opened up to the outdoors. There are two large additional Master Bedroom Suites and two additional Guest Bedrooms with a shared bath space, perfect for children or additional visitors, which are also located on the second floor of the residence allowing privacy and a spectacular space to retreat and relax. Each room opens onto the screened lanai and veranda that overlooks the endless views of both the Bayou and Bay, with a private covered observatory and a wide deck space for table-top sports.
The high-tech home features a natural gas generator, a geothermal heating and cooling system, surround sound, and a newly-installed state-of-the-art Crestron residential home automation system providing the ability to configure and control home electronics, lighting, pool equipment, etc, from a touch-screen tablet, truly making this masterful residence a "smart home" in every sense, with a system that is widely regarded as the pinnacle of home automation technology while being incredibly user-friendly.
Notable recent upgrades to the residence include an expansive dock upgrade, all new interior/exterior paint, new carpeting, LED lighting throughout, new AC unit, custom drapes, completely refurbished and expanded outdoor summer kitchen, window tinting, lanai screen expansion, pavers, and a new whole-house generator.
Practicalities abound for full-time living, and there are plentiful closets and storage areas throughout the home, with a dedicated heated and cooled storage space/Butler's Pantry just off the hallway from the Kitchen, a large walk-in pantry in the Kitchen, and various additional closets throughout the home both upstairs and down. There are two Laundry Rooms, one on each level. The home features an in-home good-sized elevator that provides access between the two floors.
The beautifully landscaped exterior features a stunning masterpiece of art in form and function - an original Wyland dolphin fountain water feature at the entrance, which truly sets the ambience for this waterfront retreat. There is an expansive paver circular driveway, which leads to the attractive Portico adjoining both the integral 3-car garage and the separate 2-car garage. There is garage parking for 5 cars, with ample driveway parking for extended family and guests.
Designed for the most discerning yachtsman, this home is undoubtedly one of the premier Destin waterfront residences. The recently upgraded dock configuration is an avid boater's dream, accommodating currently a 60-ft Hatteras yacht in the largest 17-foot wide boat slip, with 7.5 feet water depth. There are two additional boat slips each with lifts, and 5 bays/pads for personal watercraft, jetskis, paddleboards, and kayaks, and a new fish-cleaning station. Water and power to the Dock. There is a well-maintained seawall with riprap. LOMA Letter available.
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Listing information last updated on January 23rd, 2019 at 4:30pm CST.