The epitome of waterfront living perfectly poised on a private estate sized lot (.88 acre) yielding an impressive 115' of premium water frontage on the Choctawhatchee Bay. This beautiful four bedroom retreat has been meticulously maintained with notable features including ample privacy created by lush mature landscaping, new hardwood flooring throughout the first floor, fresh interior and exterior paint, first level master suite and an expansive 45x25 private bay-front pool presiding over endless water views. Sprawling mature landscaping juxtaposed mediterranean architecture define the extraordinary sense of arrival upon entering the property through one of two private driveways that allow direct access to circular parking for guests or access to an oversized two-car garage with ample storage space. The front entryway is encased with floor to ceiling glass allowing for immediate water views and characterized by soaring double height ceilings that extend into the formal living room just beyond the elegant wrap around stair case with freshly painted banister and natural oak stair treads. The first level offers two primary living areas with a spacious kitchen anchoring the open floor plan allowing direct access to the living & dining area with extensive water views through floor to ceiling glass windows extending the entire length of the north facing elevation. The finely appointed kitchen yields ample custom cabinetry with white solid surface countertops for a clean coastal aesthetic as well as stainless appliances with an electric cooktop in the center island which allows for beautiful bay views while preparing meals. The first level also offers a formal dining area and a home office that could be utilized as a fifth bedroom space. The rear yard and covered porch offer an unrestrained coastal lifestyle with every amenity desired including a massive resort style pool area, outdoor covered grilling area, oversized pool deck complete with loungers and an exceptional variety of foliage maintained to maximize serenity and privacy. There is a recently rebuilt dock in place complete with boat slip and lift as well as a sitting area which is directed towards the northwestern sunset vista. The master suite occupies the entire eastern wing of this beautiful home and yields two walk in closets, sitting area with direct access to the covered rear porch and pool area as well as an impressive ensuite bathroom complete with dual vanities, floor to ceiling windows looking out towards the garden, jacuzzi tub, walk in shower and private water closet. Other notable features include three bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms located on the second floor, two of which are located directly on the bay with a private balcony overlooking the water and private grounds. Emerald Bay is a gated neighborhood centrally located in Destin, FL offering a premier golf community and easy access to world class shopping, dining and entertainment.
Listing courtesy of Scenic Sotheby's Intl Realty.