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A Nautically Impressed Florida Dwelling on the Gulf of Mexico Lists for Nearly $13 Million


A Florida household on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico hit the marketplace Tuesday for $12.9 million, Mansion International has learned. 

Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, on the state’s panhandle and about 18 miles east of Destin, Florida, the much more than 6,000-square-foot house was constructed on a single of the “most significant properties” in the area, in accordance to the listing with Blake Morar of Scenic Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty. 

“Early in my job, I frequented this assets and imagined, ‘this is the finest residence I have at any time stepped foot on,’” Mr. Morar explained. “Twenty-two years afterwards, that’s continue to the situation.”


The gated household is decidedly newer than that—it was designed in 2016—but the proprietors positioned it to make the most of the views. 

“It’s established back again on the property, just outside of the dunes,” Mr. Morar spelled out. “That allows for expansive, dramatic views.”

Motivated by classic yachts, the layout incorporates mahogany all through the home, as effectively as brass accents and features like porthole home windows. Crafted-ins increase space and there’s a “ship room”—a wood-clad guest bedroom resembling an inverted boat and showcasing porthole studying lights, according to the listing. 

Venetian plaster provides texture to the rooms, and there is a birdcage elevator inspired by the grand European accommodations that was built by Saltwater Steel, a metal fabricator in Freeport, Florida.

Other features include a wet bar, a wood-paneled workplace, a bunk space, a health club and a kitchen with two Bosch dishwashers and Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezers, wine storage and an island with Taj Mahal quartzite counter tops, the listing explained. 

There’s an further 2,000 square toes of outside room, such as a spa and a 60-foot infinity-edge pool. The pool was specially developed to permit for lap swimming as effectively as relaxation, with the h2o level dropping a several inches to reduce the swimmer being pulled to the edge with the pool’s recent. 


In addition to the gulf, the property is bordered by Draper Lake to the west and a mother nature preserve to the north, Mr. Morar stated. That adds to the exclusivity and privacy, he additional. 

The home will be shown in a two-hour window after Thanksgiving, Mr. Morar famous. That way, the sector has time to respond without the property remaining right away snapped up.

The underlying homesite past sold in 2013 for $1.9 million, according to data with PropertyShark. The sellers were not readily available for remark.