783 Bayou Drive, Destin, FL 32541

List Price
Days on Market
Single Family Residential
Detached Single Family
Full Bathrooms
Half Bathrooms
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1403 - West Destin

Property Description

Paradise Found! Rare opportunity to own over an acre on the coveted deep water of Joe's Bayou, and still be able to walk out onto your own private beach! Fishermen, yacht enthusiasts and sun worshippers of any kind are welcome here! This luxury property is located less than 2 miles from the Destin Executive Airport,and convenient to everything Destin has to offer! Carefully thought out and designed Key West style compound was completely refurbished in 2019, and makes this place the forever home you have been dreaming about. Over 5,000 total square feet of living space. Main house boasts just over 3,700 of that to include pecky cypress ceilings, old world brick, distressed oak floors, 2 A/C units, 2 Rennai, reverse osmosis Cullighan water system, state of the art wiring and technology, and central vacuum. Walk into this amazing kitchen that is fully outfitted with all Viking appliances including large refrigerator/freezer, double wall ovens and microwave. Perfect for even the most accomplished chef, and offering up spectacular views of the bayou and bay while you cook and entertain. Huge kitchen island and vast bar space all come together perfectly in this magnificent kitchen that is accented by a beautiful old world brick wall. Did I mention the built in steamer that is perfect for a sushi bar or the Wolf expresso/cappucino maker? Beautiful cabinetry with tons of storage including double slider drawers and pull out shelving, which extends into the oversized butler's pantry. (pantry includes another stainless refrigerator and extensive storage and cabinetry) Multiple large windows in this open floor plan showcase the paradise that awaits outside, including a beautiful heated salt water pool with sun shelf, Jerusalem stone surround, extensive outdoor kitchen with 2 green eggs, 2 side burners and a deep boil burner, top of the line DCS grill, DCS refrigerator and a custom hand crafted Sunbrella kite rain/shade cover. Dusk to dawn unique lights set the tone for the rest of the outdoor area including over 2,000 feet of multi level Trex decking, a wonderful hot tub with WiFi that is perfectly positioned for the gorgeous sunsets, Sunbrite outdoor television, and a sound system that is perfect for parties and large gatherings or an intimate evening outdoors. Custom built pool bath was designed as a new addition to this home, and is equally impressive with rain shower head, pedestal sink, exquisite tile work and a french drain. At the water's edge you will find a charming boat house lined in Brazilian Rose wood. Choose a lazy day in the sand and shallow water, or take a stroll down the dock that leads you to a custom boat lift with custom canopy that currently accommodates both a boat and jet ski, or make use of the slip that will easily accommodate a yacht in excess of 60 feet. What else could anyone ask for? Maybe a front row seat for the bottlenose dolphin, blue herons, and osprey...oh, well you have that too! Should you choose to spend your day or evening inside, the choice of where to spend your time may be hard as well. Spacious multi purpose room with wood burning fireplace and cathedral pecky cypress ceilings offers up a spectacular view, or you may choose to cozy up and watch a movie in the surround sound theater room that has been outfitted with amazing electronics and sound proofing doors. Whatever you choose, make sure to stop by the wine cellar, affectionately known as the "hurricane shelter" which perfectly stores a minimum of 1,500 bottles of wine, and is already generously stocked for you! Beautiful accent lighting, brick floors, new a/c, and old world wood and glass doors make this grandstanding wine cellar a true focal point and experience. The main house could not truly be complete without the waterfront master suite! The master bathroom is a spa retreat of its own. Spacious double vanity area has a true Hollywood feel with elegant tile walls and stone floors, LED Seura mirrors, crystal pendant lights and a Toto 2 bidet with remote control and night lights. The shower is in a class of its own as well with a Thermasol steam spa including 3 shower heads, a fully tiled body recliner and bench that allows you to relax and appreciate the genuine steam/spa experience while you choose your own mood lighting and sounds, all controlled through a WiFi system customizable for 2 users. Slip into your robe and wander through your cedar lined closet that offers a dressing area, valets, extensive shelving and storage, and can accommodate the most discerning shopper! Living in Paradise, you will always find you have guests, and the guest cottage will not disappoint. Newly constructed and beautifully tiled throughout; 2 elegantly designed full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, large island and breakfast bar, living room, 2 additional bedrooms and a full size laundry room may allow your guests to get too comfortable! This cottage would make the perfect mother-in-law quarters or function as a captain's cabin to house the crew for your yacht when needed. Each room has it's own Mitsubishi mini-split, so accommodating everyone's comfort needs is never an issue. Pre-approved plans for an additional garage with living quarters above also convey with this property. Truly, no detail has been overlooked. This is a one of a kind property that is a must see! Finding this type of Paradise offering both a beach and the deep water of Joe's Bayou is a rare find indeed! You will truly appreciate the meticulous care the owners have put into this beautiful home as well as the grounds. Avoid the traffic and choose to travel by boat for a sunset cruise, dinner, or to watch the fireworks over the Destin bridge. What a spectacular place to call home. As I always say...Vacation on the beach, but live on the Bay!

Additional Information

Auto Garage Door Opn, Central Vacuum, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Range Hood, Security System, Smoke Detector, Stove/Oven Gas
Emerald Coast
Construction Siding
Roof Metal, Slab, Trim Wood
Elementary School
AC - 2 or More, Ceiling Fans, Water Heater - Tnkls, Water Heater - Two +
Exterior Features
Boat Slip, Boatlift, Dock, Fenced Back Yard, Guest Quarters, Hot Tub, Lawn Pump, Patio Covered, Pool - Heated, Pool - In-Ground, Separate Living Area, Shower, Sprinkler System, Summer Kitchen
High School
Fort Walton Beach
Interior Features
Breakfast Bar, Fireplace, Floor Hardwood, Floor Tile, Guest Quarters, Kitchen Island, Newly Painted, Pantry, Plantation Shutters, Renovated, Upgraded Media Wing, Washer/Dryer Hookup
Legal Description
Lot Dimensions
100 x 467 x 100 x 490
Middle School
1403 - West Destin
Parking Features
Boat, Garage Attached
Joes Bayou 1st Addn
Electric, Gas - Natural, Other, Phone, Public Sewer, Public Water, TV Cable
Bay, Bayou
Year Built
Resid Single Family

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Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.