The crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and sunny skies are the ideal backdrop to this island beach house. Built in 2000, the finest appointments and expert craftsmanship are found throughout this stunning Mediterranean style beach front estate with 250' along the Gulf. This home is exquisitely appointed inside and out and covers one block of waterfront and located in the Historic District. Passing thru one of four electric gates, one is amazed by the meticulously manicured grounds with lush natural and vibrant foliage that sets the tone for the entire home. Upon entering the expansive courtyard, you are captured by the tranquility of the water fountain and the inviting large pool/spa. Proudly occupying one of the most sought-after beachfront sites, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3 half-bath compound is complimented by a 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage guest house comprised with over 8,800 sq. ft. overlooking the Gulf. Sophistication resonates throughout the spacious interior. The main home offers soaring wood beam Cypress ceilings, French doors throughout, pine wood flooring, plantation shutters, 5 gas/wood fireplaces, 9' mahogany doors, imported tile/stone flooring. The expansive great room anchors the main living area with an open kitchen boasting a 5' x 13' center island with a massive hanging pot rack, 3 garden sinks, 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators, Wolf stove with double ovens, 2 warming drawers, custom grocer's cabinet, and a built-in desk. The adjoining spacious breakfast room has impressive built-in cabinetry. The living areas access to the vast waterfront enclosed loggia and outdoor arbor allowing more entertaining space and multiple seating areas with excellent water views of incredible sunsets. The luxurious gulf front master retreat is located on one side of the home that showcases two custom organized walk-in closets, fireplace, laundry room, exercise/craft room, a large home office, and a library with a wood burning fireplace. The guest wing offers 4 large bedrooms, and 4 baths for family/guests to escape to their own private space. Complementing the interior is an upper level office with water views, butler's pantry, additional laundry room, skylights, 7 zone air-conditioning system, and an air-conditioned 3 car garage. This amazing, rare retreat offers privacy to many outdoor areas for enjoying the island lifestyle.
Listing courtesy of GULF TO BAY SOTHEBY'S INTERNAT.
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