Masterfully designed and beautifully rendered this opulent Gulf front retreat exemplifies privacy & serenity characterized by soaring palm trees and mature landscaping primely situated on one of the largest beachfront lots in the prestigious guard gated community of Destiny by the Sea. This estate style home was beautifully inspired by mediterranean-revival architecture reminiscent of Palm Beach and Naples while also offering a mature coastal palette that exudes comfort and class. The lush gardens in the walled courtyard entry provide an unparalleled sense of arrival offering tropical foliage juxtaposed exotic date palms anchored by a private south-facing lagoon-style pool and sizable pool deck, providing immense privacy while enjoying endless views over the Gulf of Mexico. The courtyard entry opens up to the outdoor kitchen, private beach walkover and south facing deck which serves as the perfect entertaining space overlooking Destiny by the Sea's private beach access.The main foyer entryway offers dramatic double height ceilings and pristine natural lighting from a wall of windows beautifully illuminating the grand spiral staircase which is the focal point of the room. Beyond the foyer is a sizable in-home movie theatre offering handsome decor and adjacent to the private elevator, powder bathroom and full-size laundry room. The main living area occupies the south portion of the first floor and was primely positioned to take full advantage of sweeping gulf views through a wall of floor to ceiling glass windows situated at an elevated vantage point which allows full line of sight to the waves crashing on the sandy shoreline. The chef's kitchen is well equipped with custom wood paneled cabinetry, beautiful granite countertops, Sub-Zero fridge, gas range cooktop and a spacious pantry. The gulf front dining room is adjacent to the formal living area and is anchored by a media console, gas fireplace and stocked wet bar, all of which flows seamlessly onto the rear covered porch which spans the length of the home offering stunning gulf vistas and ample outdoor lounge space. The second level features four oversized king bedroom suites each with it's own ensuite bathroom and well equipped with custom window treatments and direct access to the covered reach porches to soak in endless gulf views. The master level is located on the third floor and is easily accessible by the grand staircase as well as the private elevator while offering a spacious office suite complete with gulf views as well as a guest bedroom that overlooks the lush courtyard. The master bedroom is a true retreat offering 180 degree water views from a wall of windows and is well equipped with an oversized walk in closet, master sitting area, private covered porch, finely built media center as well as a spa like master bathroom with dual vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower, laundry station and water closet. Other notable features include an oversized two-car garage with built-in storage space, finely appointed furnishings throughout as well as custom drapery & window treatments providing optimal comfort and immediate use. This grand marquis is a true sanctuary located in the heart of Destin, Florida overlooking Destiny by the Sea's 3,000' of private beach frontage. This luxurious escape is secluded yet convenient to world class commercial amenities including Legendary Marina, Destin Commons, WholeFoods as well as fabulous local restaurants, boutique shopping and local entertainment.
Listing courtesy of Scenic Sotheby's Intl Realty.