As you pull through the exclusive gates of Waterford at Kelly Plantation, you will be greeted by estate sized bayou or bay-front homesites with a serene ambiance and lush manicured landscaping - welcome home! This remarkable custom 1.02-acre estate is perfectly situated on deep water Jones Bayou with 162' of water frontage and second-to-none open Choctawhatchee bay views. Custom built with the finest of materials, latest of technology, and outstanding craftsmanship to exact specifications, this estate was constructed and designed with no expense spared. Great curb appeal with lush and vibrant landscaping with evening lighting and an insect and mosquito misting system, brick paver circular driveway with ample parking for guest(s), porte-cochere, motor court, center water feature fountain, an oversized two (2) car garage, and an oversized one (1) car or two (2) golf carts and tool garage. As you enter under the dramatic arch you will notice two sets of French doors on each side of the wooden double front doors offering an abundance of natural light in the foyer, living room, and formal dining area. The first level offers a spacious and open floor plan perfect for entertaining!Once through the front doors, you are now in the spacious foyer with high ceilings and one of many water views, and directly in front of you is the living room with two (2) story soaring coffered ceilings and a fireplace. The living room abuts the formal dining area to the left also with coffered ceilings. To the right of the foyer is a handsome study with custom built-in bookshelves and drawers for ample storage and filing, as well as a fireplace with a custom mantle. The living room, formal dining room, study, and master wing all feature French doors with exits to the outdoor space by the pool and water views. To the right of the study and through wooden double doors is the luxurious and tranquil master wing that consists of a grand foyer with two (2) oversized his and hers walk-in closets, a generously sized waterfront master bedroom with a cozy sitting area, and spa-inspired master bath featuring his and hers private water closets, dual vanities, oversized Jacuzzi tub, and a huge walk-through shower with rain shower and dual shower heads. On the east end of the first level you will find the laundry room with abundant storage and custom cabinetry, direct access to the porte-cochère and two (2) car garage, butler's pantry, powder bathroom, climate-controlled wine cellar with walnut door, casual dining area with large windows offering pool and water views, family room with retractable sliding glass pocket doors set on a 45 degree angle that opens to the relaxing outdoor space, and the gourmet kitchen that would please the fussiest cook! The kitchen features a huge granite breakfast bar with convenient storage cabinets underneath, ice machine, side by side refrigerator/freezer, pot filler, glass backsplash, walk-in pantry, large center island with prep sink, custom cabinetry with pull out deep drawers and a pull out spice rack at the cooktop, coffered ceilings, and direct bayou and bay views! The incredible outdoor space includes the covered cabana and patios, a fireplace, outdoor tv, summer kitchen with stainless grill, grill hood, refrigerator, and sink, and expansive heated pool with kid area, large spa, water feature, and all-new pool & spa pumps. To the left of the summer kitchen is a separate Guest house with a private entrance, which is currently being used as a pool house. This space consists of a full-size bathroom with a walk-in shower, large living area, and kitchen with bar, refrigerator, dishwasher, and copper sink. Head down the brick-paver path to the private and recently expanded dock with all new wiring and water stations installed that features two boat slips and lifts (30K lb lift and 12K lb lift) and two personal watercraft lifts with separate dry dock. Cast a line from the dock at dusk for great fishing and breathtaking sunset views! Back into the main house, take the elevator or stairs to the second level of the home that consists of four (4) ensuite bedrooms, another living area/tv room with a morning kitchen and office, a large hidden walk-in storage room, and several private balconies with bay, bayou, and pool views. Additional custom features, upgrades, and improvements include an automatic full home GENERAC generator, central vac system, deep crown molding, recessed lighting, travertine and hardwood floors, surround sound, custom drapes & bedding, Habersham and Marge Carson furnishings, exterior security cameras, and more! All 6 HVAC systems are under warranty and were recently improved with UV lighting systems. Across from the main house is also a separate and private gym with a powder bath, as well as an attached one (1) car or two (2) golf carts and tool garage. This beautifully crafted and meticulously maintained estate is a must see for the discriminating Buyer! *Buyer to verify all data, measurements, and information provided herein that is deemed important.
Listing courtesy of Destin Palms Real Estate. Selling Office: Keller Williams Realty Destin.