Dolce Vita is calling your name. This magnificent villa boasts over 8400 sq. ft of luxurious finishes. Upon Entering the private gates of this exquisite estate, you will feel as though you have been transported to the Italian Riviera. Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Destin and tucked behind stately brick walls, lies the most immaculate grounds and gardens overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Winding pathways lead you through thoughtfully arranged courtyards that overlook gorgeous mosaic fountains, marble statues, hand painted pottery, a stunning marble gazebo and beautiful carved marble benches.The architecture of the home is that of a colonial revival with Italian inspired features throughout. Eight stately and grand columns greet you as your approach the front entry.And, as you enter the front doors of the main house, you are greeted by two elegant curved wood staircases and a spectacular coffered ceiling with stained glass inserts.
There was no expense spared in the renovations of this expansive estate. The impressive details in the finishes alone is something of a lost art and uncommon in this era. Words simply cannot capture the true beauty of this home. You must see it for yourself. There is rare marble flooring with inlaid mosaics and gorgeous countertops that were sourced from both Africa & Italy and carefully laid in the most delicate patterns throughout the home. The walls are inlaid with real gold leaf and the wood millwork throughout the entire home is simply stunning.
An amazing & spacious first floor master bedroom suite with your own sitting area overlooking the water, kitchenette and beautiful marble bathroom in addition to very spacious his and her closets.
Upstairs, you will find an unbelievable Pub room with a billiard table and an additional den. The wood details abound in this section of the home with carved wood doors, a wood inlaid ceiling, ornate wood arches & built in bookcases just to name a few.The intricate wood details in this wing are so unique that you must see to appreciate them.
The kitchen features enough storage and countertop space for even the most discerning chef. The chef grade appliances and built in grill are a dream for any culinary entertainer.
The unique covered pool is outside yet built into its own covered brick alcove with, arches, a bridge, jacuzzi and balconies, all overlooking the bay. The perfect way to enjoy a swim outdoors while protected from the sun & heat.
Plenty of room for all of your toys. With 100+ Feet of water frontage, this bayfront estate is sure to impress any water enthusiast. There is dockage for all of your water toys to include kayaks, jet skis, boats and paddleboards. Quite possibly one of the best features is that you can enjoy both spectacular sunsets and sunrises at this home. In addition, you have 4 full garages with the possibility of a 5th that is currently used as a living space off the garage.
Above the garage, there is a very spacious guest quarters with a full living room, 2 full bathroom, bedroom and small kitchen area.
Many of the finishes throughout this home were carefully sourced by the owners from antique auctions hosted by The Great Gatsby in Atlanta and antique dealers from around the world. Every room you enter features exquisite chandeliers & lighting, custom millwork and moldings, and special curated pieces that are truly one of a kind.
A life of coastal luxury awaits you at this stunning estate. Find serenity in your exclusive compound like no other in this area. Please reference attached documents for additional features and special details.
*Dock was damaged during Hurricane Michael and is in the process of being rebuilt.
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Listing information last updated on January 16th, 2019 at 10:45am CST.