This exemplary tribute to Neoclassical Southern Coastal Architecture, designed by Louisiana Architect, Kevin Gossen, is now offered for sale in the flourishing market, and now nationally acclaimed lifestyle of the Emerald Coast of Florida!
Oriented perfectly on its rare 2.75 acres of premier waterfront land enjoying a broad view corridor across the scenic Choctawhatchee Bay, this irreplaceable estate is located within the most elite neighborhood of Destin, Florida known as Waterford at Kelly Plantation; a convenient, yet secluded waterfront and privately gated enclave, which is also located behind the master-planned community's guarded gates of Kelly Plantation, a golf and tennis community. The subject estate itself is gated as well, with state-of-the-art security. The structural integrity of its Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) is like that of a fortress, which construction began with immense site preparations and fortifications like none other in this local market. This timeless home was custom designed, engineered, and constructed with generational ownership and ease of entertaining in mind. The extraordinary craftsmanship throughout this home and estate is astonishing; unrivaled locally. Features include, but certainly are not limited to the following: (6) bedrooms with (6) en suite baths (master bedroom offers dual areas for the privacy of spouses), multipurpose room with full bath, which can be a 6th bedroom, office, storage, etc...outdoor pool bath with shower, three ½ baths; one services the kitchen area, one services the theatre, and one services the 3rd floor game room; living room with full functioning fireplace, formal dining room, custom movie theatre room with 4K projector and wet bar area, family room with full functioning fireplace, custom kitchen with two dishwashers, Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, laundry room with two sets of washers and dryers, plus utility kitchen features, two separate home offices, complete gym with steam and sauna, fully conditioned (4)-car garage with large utility room, 45' pool with separate hot tub and cold plunge, game room with snack bar, separate climate-controlled wine cellar on 3rd floor, whole-home Crestron controlled Vantage lighting system; whole-home Crestron control with centrally distributed audio and video supporting whole-home sound system, whole-home talking door and window alert with full security system, camera surveillance system, automated custom tailored drapery and shade control, outdoor theatre with surround sound, whole-home surge protection, whole-home lightening protection system, whole-home automatic backup generator, whole-home water filtration system, whole-home recirculating hot water system, geothermal heated floors in family room, kitchen, and master bathroom area, geothermal system for conditioning home (negating the need for outdoor compressor units), whole-home water leak detection system; outdoor pavilion with gas stove, refrigerator drawers, and warming drawer, backyard mosquito misting system and separate Mosquito Magician system; insulated concrete construction on all exterior walls, movie room, and protected storm room with heavy duty lockout door, old Chicago brick on exterior of insulated concrete construction; massive, poured concrete columns, operable window shutters; all exterior doors and windows are "storm force impact rated hurricane protection", and long lasting authentic Slate roof. Fabulous antique armoires and chests provide discrete, functional storage complemented by custom furniture, and antique rugs that are beautifully exhibited throughout the home. Select furnishings are available for discerning buyers. The gorgeous waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay are accessible via 390' dock, while the estate fronts over 301' of the most coveted, tranquil waters of the Gulf Coast. The dock contains a boat slip and lift, as well as (2) jet ski lifts, immersed in a depth of approximately 4'.
The home has been regularly and meticulously maintained.
Approximate Square Footage Allocations: 1st Floor home base area = 7,340 sq. ft; 1st floor climatized garage and work room = 1,770 sq. ft.; 2nd floor over garage includes gym and two guest bedrooms 1376 sq. ft; second floor main home area includes 2 bedrooms, sitting area, and foyer 2359 sq. ft.; added living space over master wing; room with bath = 1,025 sq. ft.; 3rd floor game room, office, wine room, bathroom = 1,959 sq. ft. Thus, the Total Heated & Cooled Living Area equates to 15,829 sq. ft. Front & Rear 1st floor Galleries, 2nd floor balconies, pavilion, and storage room = 2,583 sq. ft. The Total Improved Square Footage equates to 18,412 sq. ft.