A modern Florida home with direct access to Choctawhatchee Bay hit the market Friday for $10.9 million.
Situated on about 2.5 acres in Destin, Florida, part of the state’s northwest panhandle, the 7,269-square-foot, one-level home sits directly on the Bay, offering views from most of its rooms. The home is the most expensive bayfront listing in the area by more than $2 million, listing records show.
The home’s contemporary style makes it stand out in a market of mostly Mediterranean-style homes, according to listing agent
of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty.
“This is an estate-sized property,” he said. “It’s a newer build, and the design is unique to our market. It has a more modern style, clean-line feel to it. It’s very private…surrounded on two sides by undevelopable nature preserve land. And it’s got 278 feet on the bay.”
The modern design means floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan and seamless indoor-outdoor living,
t added. The main living space boasts a custom 22-foot gas fireplace with not one, but two 120-inch TVs installed above it. The two screens work together to give viewers a cinema-like experience.
There’s also a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and wine storage—which can double as a well-stocked safe room, if needed,
said—and billiards area in the main living area, which has vanishing walls that lead to the 88-foot saltwater pool and spa area.
The primary bedroom suite offers views of the water and grounds, plus a seating area, custom closet, two vanities and laundry facilities, according to the listing. There are four additional en-suite bedrooms, three with bay views and the fourth in the attached guest suite, which could also serve as an art studio, gym or game room.
In addition to the pool, there’s plenty of lounge space outside and manicured grounds with palm trees and other tropical plantings. There’s also a fire pit surrounded by a seating area, listing photos show.
A path leads down to the water and the private dock with boat lift and jet ski docking, and there’s a four-bay garage for both land and bay vehicles, according to the agent.
The home last traded hands in May 2020 for $8.8 million, according to records with PropertyShark. The owners were not available for comment.
The Destin real estate market has been robust over the last year, with “strong demand and limited supply,” Mr. Abbot said.
“People still want to own a slice of paradise here at the beach,” he explained. “When good properties come available, they are selling.”
This article original appeared on Mansion Global.