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Sitting On the Dock of the Bay

Perfection Is Yours

Photos by Tim Kramer Photography

It seems that people, by nature, are drawn to the water. Whether it’s a shimmering beach with waves lapping against the shore, a creek running through a thick wood, or a protected bay with all the promise of a playground for watersports, fishing, and more—the shore is irresistible. What could be better than making a home there?

This stately residence on the scenic Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin, Florida, resides on over an acre and a half, providing plenty of play opportunities both on land and on the water. With expansive windows, oversized lanais, roomy balconies, and courtyard porches, it also offers the rare combination of views of both the bay and Marler Bayou. The brick-paved driveway meanders around century-old oak trees draped with Spanish moss as you approach this Mediterranean–inspired home with its three-and-a-half-car garage and six-space outdoor parking. It also comes complete with a sixteen-thousand-pound deep-water boat lift. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome you as you step through the front door, overlooking the home’s infinity-edge pool, sunset dock, and vast bay view.

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and this one is lined with beautifully kept Brazilian cherry cabinets and black granite countertops. With plenty of space, it houses double ovens and a gas range along with a large pantry with a built-in wine rack. The center island with bar seating is excellent for entertaining, as is the breakfast nook off the kitchen, which features a custom-made bench and table with a view of the pool deck. Located just off the kitchen are the formal dining room and the living room with a gas fireplace and custom cherry wood entertainment center with surround sound system for the entire house. Hurricane-proof sliding doors open to the pool and patio, expanding out to the sunset dock with a breathtaking view of the Choctawhatchee Bay. You will have all you need for a peaceful evening at home or a night of entertaining with family or guests!

The expansive brick-paved pool area features a kidney-shaped infinity pool with a Jacuzzi and outdoor kitchen perfect for barbecues. Seven hundred fifty feet of bay and bayou waterfront on the property ensures excellent views from the whole home. A seawall runs along the entire length of the property, from the bay to the bayou, protecting the spacious yard. The bay side features a sunset dock, while the bayou side houses the boat dock.

At the end of a long day of fun on the bay or relaxing by the pool, retreat to the luxurious master suite in the northern wing of the home, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool deck. The suite also features a gas fireplace, sitting room, kitchenette, study, large walk-in closet, and a full-size laundry room. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the accompanying master bathroom with granite countertops, double vanity with custom cabinetry, soaking tub, linen closet, and a double shower framed in travertine tile.

Perhaps the best part of this home is its location. This home offers 750 linear feet of bay and bayou access with stunning sunset views. It also rests in a lovely family friendly neighborhood.

Just off the dining room, you will find the second bedroom and bathroom with additional custom cabinetry for storage and a second laundry room with a half bath. Lighted stair treads lead you up to the second floor which features a third bedroom with a full bath and a billiard room, which could be a fourth bedroom. The billiard room includes a full bathroom, a pool table, a game table with chairs, custom cabinetry housing a Murphy bed, and floor-to-ceiling doors opening to a large balcony with more sweeping views of the pool and the bay.

Perhaps the best part of this home is its location. This home offers 750 linear feet of bay and bayou access with stunning sunset views. It also rests in a lovely family friendly neighborhood. Bonus features include a deep-water protected boat dock with easy access to the East Pass and open waters of the Gulf of Mexico; perfect for the avid fisherman. Just a short boat ride will take you to enjoy a relaxing day at Crab Island, shopping at HarborWalk Village and Destin Harbor, and all the other amenities Destin has to offer.

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Engel & Völkers realtor, Renee Ryan
Engel & Völkers realtor, Renee Ryan

Meet the Realtor

Integrity, trust, and exceptional service drive Renee Ryan’s passion for real estate and remarkable client relationships. Her unconditional investment to her clients and unwavering commitment to providing the highest customer care distinguish her from others in the industry as she makes her clients’ needs her top priority. Ryan is responsive, attentive, and a professional problem solver to negotiate on your behalf throughout the entire real estate transaction.

As an Engel & Völkers real estate advisor, the world is Ryan’s marketing platform. When she lists your home, she accesses the Engel & Völkers international network, promoting your home to prospective buyers in over 35 countries worldwide. With industry-leading technology, potential buyers can virtually tour your home no matter where they are located. Her real estate expertise and customer service coupled with the Engel & Völkers brand and global network are what makes her the perfect choice to represent you during the sale of a property or purchase of your home.

Integrity, trust, and exceptional service are not just principles upon which she built her business; they are values that have served as a foundation for her life, family, and community.

Visit ReneeRyan.evusa.com and search “413 Calhoun Avenue” or e-mail Renee.Ryan@EngelVoelkers.com to learn more or to request a showing.

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