French Riviera on the Choctawhatchee Bay-A cherished home offers gracious living in a French country design. Owners' travels throughout Provence inspired gorgeous details found in this one-owner home. An entertainer's delight with ample room for grand parties, this one-of-a-kind home is perfectly situated in the upscale neighborhood of Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, offering amenities expected of an extraordinary lifestyle.The foyer announces elongated views to the amazing Bay. A spacious gathering vestibule flows to living and dining rooms where large crowds can easily gather. Fireplace and surround in living room is artistically designed with antique and glazed-aged painting techniques. The living room opens to an extensive lanai, which showcases a Mediterranean style pool and spa.The pool is finished in French gunite blue. The veranda offers comfortable seating, gas fireplace, and an outdoor pool bath.The summer kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances that include, sink, ice maker, refrigerator and a Weber Gas Grill topped with a French country vent hood.
Breathtaking views of the Bay greet not only from entry but
visible throughout most rooms. 19 ft. soaring ceilings in the kitchen-family room are finished with reclaimed barn wood cedar and rough-hewn solid cedar beams. Viking kitchen stainless steel appliances include refrigerator, gas oven, electric self-cleaning oven and warming drawer. Beautiful warm granite counters compliment both the kitchen and bar areas. Off kitchen hallway is a charming powder room ready for guests.
Main living area floors are graced with french-design pattern of Noce travertine tumbled-edged stone imported from Turkey. Four over-sized sliding doors disappear into the walls to let the outdoors in from the living, family room, master bedroom and study.
Custom designed fireplace and mantle in the family room are enhanced with built-in bookshelves, and highlighted with subtle glazing. Huge bank of windows showcase live oaks, night landscape lighting on lawn and in trees, garden statuary, azaleas, hydrangeas and stone path to Bay - all provide an enchanted garden-setting on the water.
The home's study is large enough for a sofa-sleeper to serve overflow of guests. The study currently serves as a home office with his and hers custom-designed desk, hand-scraped wood flooring, and full view slider doors, accented with outdoor arbor that also showcases a patio and bay views.
Home was professionally decorated with fine window treatments and side panels that add ambiance without being formal. Country french lends to a simple yet elegant, and relaxed, lifestyle.
Details are numerous throughout with arched entryways-14 ft ceilings trimmed with crown molding, enhance the volume of the foyer, living, dining room, and master suite. Engaged columns add distinction to the main living areas. The master suite also enjoys pool and bay views, warm wood flooring with stone floors in master bath. The bath is a true oasis showcased via double doors that introduce his and her closets, a soaking tub, remote-controlled window treatment, double-vanities and a large shower with rain forest shower head. Two guest bedrooms downstairs, ensuite, are nicely appointed, and carpeted for comfort. The upstairs has a bonus room with bath, and hospitality closet. While currently being used as the 4th bedroom, this space lends for a variety of use. There is an unfinished attic area for possible expansion.
The subtle sophistication of the French countryside is evident from the street to the Bay - Bevolo gas lanterns adorn the front facade, while a lone Italian Cypress reaches to the clouds. The three-car garage is accented with handcrafted wooden garage doors. The front and sides of the home have operational custom-designed wooden shutters. 10 ft. double mahogany doors are set in a protective arched-trimmed limestone alcove. Lush landscaping surrounds the home with garage and side arbors displaying star jasmine and lady bank roses. Copper Atlier Finials add distinction to the concrete slate roof and complement its curb appeal.
The 70 ft trek-floored dock to the bay is the perfect oasis to enjoy evening cocktails and gorgeous sunsets - set cruise to many waterfront restaurants on the harbor to the west, or travel east to other resorts to enjoy their waterside amenities by boat. Regatta Bay, bay front living is unique and to own this cherished waterfront home is not only a dream, but may be a reality!
Regatta Bay residents and their guests enjoy walking trails, stocked fishing lakes, 2 rubico lighted tennis courts, pickle ball courts, Olympic size pool, kiddie pool and playground. Its golf course is top-rated in the state of Fl. This exclusive, gated neighborhood, is located adjacent to Destin Commons Mall, Whole Foods, Lulu's Grill and Legendary Marina. The Gulf of Mexico and its white sandy beaches are just a few blocks south! Come enjoy the Regatta Bay lifestyle! Buyer is to verify all important data. Property is located in X Flood Zone.
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Listing information last updated on March 29th, 2020 at 9:15am CDT.