Pure and simple, but with an updated twist, this original Honeymoon Cottage stays true to the architect's intention. Modeled on Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, Scott Merrill's design was honored with a National American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence. Strategically snuggled into the dune and protected by a natural border of native scrub oaks, sits this two-story cottage with astounding views - east to west - of the aqua-blue Gulf of Mexico contrasted by the sugar-white sands for which our beaches are famous. Located in the award-winning community of SEASIDE, FLORIDA - selected by Time magazine as one of its ''Designs of the Decade'' - adds extra prominence. With a reverse floor plan, the master suite is comfortably positioned on the first floor to ensure privacy. Built-in cabinetry provides ample storage and keeps furniture to a minimum. The master bath features Calcata Gris quartz on the floors, wainscoting, and the entire shower stall- which showcases a pebble floor - and is enclosed by a frameless glass door with gleaming chrome hardware. The 14x12 screened porch off the bedroom offers a quiet retreat to take in a good book or perhaps a little nap. The first floor includes a Whirlpool side-by-side washer and dryer which is tucked away out of sight. For optimal viewing pleasure, the kitchen and living are located on the second floor, offering gorgeous framed views of the Gulf for the times when your toes aren't buried in the sand. The kitchen features Cambria quartz countertops, custom glass tile backsplash in a soft, sea-foam green, Gaggenau 2-burner electric cooktop, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, Kitchen Aid refrigerator/freezer drawers, GE Profile microwave/convection oven, and Kitchen Aid icemaker. A half bath (with a large, adjoining owner's closet) sports Calacata Gris quartz floors and 45" wainscoting, and a custom wood door with satin-etch glass and chrome hardware. The second level open porch offers unobstructed views of the beach, the Gulf and spectacular sunsets. The oversized swinging bed beckons you to slow your pace and take time to enjoy the sights and sounds of living right on the beach! The white, all-wood interior was just repainted and completes the bright and airy feel of this sweet cottage. And if you're looking for rental income, gross projections exceed $100,000. Offered fully furnished (except one small table) and ready to go!
Listing courtesy of Seaside Community Realty Inc.