The history of this Rosemary Beach residence begins well before its 2001 completion with a collaboration between noted Interior Designer Phillip Sides and Architect Lew Oliver to create the sixth Southern Accents magazine Decorator Show Home. Presiding over 85 feet of majestically elevated beach front along the emerald Gulf of Mexico waters unique to Northwest Florida, this concrete block construct leaves little to be desired. Located alongside a beach bound boardwalk, the walled property contains a five bedroom main house, one bedroom carriage house over a two car garage, as well as a stone paved courtyard with full size pool, fountain, and lush landscaping. A 2008 redesign evolved the already extraordinary waterfront home to its current state of grandeur. Among its notables is a gulf front great room on the second floor with lofty exposed beam ceiling and designer kitchen whose luxurious feature wall of woven marble and bronze, and furniture grade cabinets, quietly obscure its many pragmatic attributes. The master suite is joined by three unique and privately situated guest retreats on the first floor, and on the second floor, an additional guest bedroom may also serve as a library or media room depending on the needs of its new owner. Finally, deep covered verandas line the south and west facing facades, capturing both gulf views and sensational sunsets over the water come fall and winter. Rosemary Beach is one among an exclusive company of preeminent new urbanism beach towns, found along Scenic Highway 30A. The planning concept emphasizes accessibility, placing local restaurants, shops and other attractions in a central location not far from surrounding homes. From this home, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is a 30 minute car ride away.
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