Above the Crowd - 25 Central Square
Talk about a box seat to SEASIDE living! You won’t miss a beat taking in all that is SEASIDE from the private balcony of this lovely suite. Downtown SEASIDE is downtown 30-A. Overlooking the town square and offering spectacular gulf views, this condo is in pristine condition and is move-in ready. As soon as you enter the suite your first view is a peek of downtown, as if to beckon you further. The kitchen has honed granite countertops, a SubZero refrigerator and convenient pass-thru. The great room with tall ceilings opens onto the balcony- a great place for coffee in the morning or a cool cocktail at day’s end while enjoying any number of events in the amphitheater below. A half bath and plenty of storage completes the first level. Upstairs the master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and views that will astound! An oversized window seat captures both the best views in the house and offers that cozy nook to curl up with a good book or take an afternoon snooze. There’s plenty of room for his and hers in the walk-in closet. The bathroom is very roomy, has the same beautiful granite countertops and a large steam shower. For a special place to relax, step outside to the private patio and enjoy a hot soak in a brand new Jacuzzi. This patio connects to the bonus room which serves perfectly as a second bedroom. The bonus room and patio have just be been completely rebuilt and are brand new. A stacked washer and dryer are also conveniently located on the second floor. Entertaining? No problem! The newly remodeled courtyard is beautiful and can handle any gathering. Courtyard is shared with six other immediate neighbors.
Art & Soul- NEW LISTING!!! - 303 Ruskin Place
Art & Soul townhouse located in Ruskin Place Artist Colony in the heart of Seaside. You will embrace the sense of nostalgic charm paired with up-to-date amenities. Situated between the architecturally stunning Seaside chapel and the main shopping/restaurant area and, of course, the emerald waters of the gulf coast! It is actually only a 3 minute walk to the sugar white sand beach. This home is three levels plus spacious roof deck with masonry exterior. Ground level includes retail with half bath that can be converted into an additional bedroom and full bath. Entry hall and staircase provides easy access to and from the adjoining Ruskin Place Park with unique shops. Also on ground level is one bedroom with private bath and private entry. Second level offers two separate but adjacent living areas, both with 11 ft. ceilings, a great room with balcony, fireplace, dining table with seating for 10 and an artistic kitchen with breakfast bar. The additional gathering area has seating for seven and opens to a deck with outdoor dining. Full bath also on second level. Spacious master suite with fireplace and en suite bath with whirlpool tub, shower, double sinks, and two additional bedrooms sharing a large bath. At the top of this townhouse gulf views and amazing sunsets await you on the roof deck with covered pavilion. Art & Soul has over 1000 square feet of outdoor spaces to enjoy your morning coffee or sunset cocktail . The elevated balcony overlooks the park lined with a grove of shaded oaks.
Beside the Sea - 2110 E. County Road 30A
Located on the south side of County Road 30A with gulf views. A double set of custom made mahogany doors greet you as you enter this beach side cottage. Beautiful red oak floors throughout and the extensive use of granite, marble and tile in the kitchen and baths are a taste of the details that await you. Each of the three bedrooms has its own private bath. The second level is where you will find the gorgeous granite kitchen with glass-door cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator and gas Thermador cook top. The abundant use of floor to ceiling windows, combined with high ceilings, create a bright, sunlit and open feeling in this home. A beautifully designed staircase leads you to a third level bridge (with built-in shelves), overlooking the living area, and opening to a sundeck that provides breathtaking Gulf views and an excellent spot to watch the magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Two parking spaces located on site.
Central Park - 206 Ruskin Place
Ruskin Place, Seaside’s prized Artist’s Colony, is the backdrop (or foreground) for this exceptionally lovely row-house! Four stories tall including the tower and roof top deck, you can pretty much fit in everyone! Beautiful details abound throughout this spacious home including gorgeous oak floors and crown molding. The first level offers a huge master bedroom with beautiful custom built cabinetry, master bath and gorgeous bunk room with four built-in beds. Advance to the second level to find the heart of the home – the spectacular great room! With soaring ceiling heights, abundant windows and French doors and a two-story mezzanine, the kitchen and living room are bathed in plenty of soft, natural light. The bright, white tiled kitchen has an island for easy circulation and a dining bar. Off the living room is a spacious patio for outdoor living and entertaining. While separate now, the dining room can be converted to a fifth bedroom with an adjoining half bath. Wide and comfortable spirals take you to the third level with two additional bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Again, an open patio off the west bedroom provides additional space for privacy or sunning. Beautiful floor to ceiling bookshelves help neatly hold all those ‘first editions’ and cherished treasures. Climb one more level to the tower room with built-in seating and surrounded by roof top deck for the best views in town! From here, sunset watching is an absolute must. Ruskin Place is the “Central Park” of Seaside, and CENTRAL PARK is its crowning jewel.
Eclipse – NEW LISTING!!! - 301 Ruskin Place
Modernism mixes with classic architecture in this townhouse on corner site overlooking Ruskin Square. Ruskin Place is reminiscent of Jackson Square in New Orleans, a mix of retail with private resident quarters above. Eclipse was designed by New York architect Alexander Gorlin, whose work is often featured in Architectural Digest. Alex was named AD’s New AD100 for 2016. One of his most recent designs received the AIA Design Citation Award. The front entrance of this town house opens to Ruskin Park, lined with a grove of oak trees encased with sidewalks that lead to many eclectic shops. Ground level are two bedrooms with private baths and shared walk though shower. At the rear entrance Brazilian mahogany steps lead to the second level entrance. Living area features custom made glass doors reaching up to the 20’ ceiling filling the room with natural light. The expansive walls are an art collectors dream. The dining area, adjacent to a spacious sitting/TV area opens to the kitchen with half bath. Island breakfast bar, pantry, granite counter tops, maple cabinetry, stainless appliances, tile and oak floors are a few of the details used throughout. The open staircase makes a dramatic architectural statement as it leads to the master suite on the third level. French doors off master suite open to private deck. Fourth level is an enclosed tower office/reading room. The roof terrace flanks the tower on the east and west sides with views of Seaside rooftops, the Gulf of Mexico and stunning sunsets.
Fifty Two & The Bungalow-NEW LISTING!!! - 52 Seaside Avenue
Located on Seaside’s grand boulevard lined with an array of stately plantation style homes. The original home and guest quarters designed by Richard Gibbs for his personal residence while he was Seaside’s town architect. The house was later expanded to accommodate the current family. The original design by Richard was preserved during the design phase. The front porches span the width of the home and expand the living and dining areas to the outdoors by three sets of French doors. A brick fireplace opens from living through to kitchen for all to enjoy. Kitchen was updated with custom made cabinets, marble countertops, Viking and Subzero appliances, 4 burner gas stove and expanded with a spacious butler’s pantry. Laundry and half bath tucked behind kitchen. Master suite with his and hers separate baths also on first level. Second level includes three guest bedrooms, private baths with marble, subway and glass tiles. Media room with half bath and office/play room also on second level. Ascend to the finished attic that has been converted to children’s sleeping loft. A reading room at the third level leads to the covered tower with panoramic views of the town, Gulf of Mexico, and extraordinary sunsets. Rounding out this masterpiece is the separate one bedroom, one bath guest quarters with private porch, comfy living area and kitchen above the garage. Beautiful grounds, mature trees, courtyard, garden with water feature and paved driveway with private parking. Excellent location to all Seaside amenities. The pristine condition of this home sets it apart from all others. Square footage, bedroom and bath count includes guest cottage. Video coming soon.
Going Coastal & Tight Lines-SOLD!!! - 176 E. Ruskin
You will be perfectly at home in the main cottage located near Town Center and Ruskin Place Artist Colony. Front screened porch wraps around side of cottage. Spacious living area has painted wood walls, vaulted ceiling with half bath. The bright sun filled dining area is located off the kitchen with a breakfast bar. All stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom with full bath on first level, two bedrooms, loft and two full baths on second level. Extended family or friends will be more than happy with their accommodations in the guest cottage. Meet for coffee each morning on the open deck between the cottages to plan the day’s beach events. Guest cottage living area is open to second level. Full kitchen, bedroom and bath on first level. Master bedroom, loft for extra sleeping accommodations and bath on second level. All wood walls, ceiling and floors in both cottages. Rental history for these cottages is outstanding!
Honey Bee (gulf front) NEW LISTING!!! - 2358 E. County Highway 30A
Located in the community of Seaside, selected by Time magazine as one of its “Designs of the Decade”. This classic Florida beach cottage was modeled on Thomas Jefferson’s Cottage at Monticello. A two story cottage beautifully set into the dune, finely crafted, yet an unpretentious hideaway. Designed by Scott Merrill, it was awarded a National American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence. The all wood interior is painted a crisp white. Master bedroom with steam shower, private screen porch with outdoor whirlpool tub surrounded by a natural grove of oaks, all on first floor. The living area with extended ceiling is surrounded with windows allowing light to fill the entire second level. Build a fire in the wood burning stove to warm those chilly winter evenings. You will be mesmerized by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico from the rocking chair of your covered porch. Galley kitchen and full bath also on second level. Natural finished pine floors used throughout.
Moon Dance- NEW PRICE!!! - 142 Seaside Avenue
This Southern classic Seaside home sits on one of the largest lots at the corner of Seaside Avenue and Savannah Street. Prominent porches with columns grace the home overlooking Seaside Avenue and extend outdoor living space on the first and second levels. The living area is filled with light from floor to ceiling windows and from the second level mezzanine. Off the dining area is a nook with wine credenza accommodating 28 bottles of your favorite vino and a 42” flat screen for the sports enthusiast. The fireplace will warm those crisp chilly evenings when you visit during the quieter season. The family chef will appreciate the newly updated kitchen with plenty of room to teach the next generation how to prepare delicious family recipes. A spacious island with granite counter tops also serves as a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, built in breakfront complements the numerous built in cabinets. The interior has been designed to accommodate extended family or guests. A completely separate second kitchen, living area, bedroom and bath can be privately used from the rest of the cottage. Guest bedroom and bath are located on the second level along with the master suite. Each bedroom has a private porch. Second level front porch service as a outdoor game room for honing your ping pong skills. An enclosed tower on the third level can be used for extra sleeping accommodations or home office. Balconies flank two sides of the enclosed tower with views of the gulf and Seaside roof tops. A perfect year-round residence or a second home or rental. Back yard features large outdoor deck for entertaining guests. Private parking at rear of property. Room to accommodate a garage apartment or storage building. Price includes all furnishings with the exception of a few pieces of art and owner’s personal items.
Natchez, Oak Creek Annie’s & High Rustler-NEW PRICE!!! - 147 Grayton Street
The corner lot was selected by architects, Robert and Carol Orr, from New Haven, CT to be the location of their second home. Behind six regal palms, a beautiful arcade of large classical columns and two levels of covered porch extend the entire length of the property, connecting main cottage and guest cottage. The house celebrates the aphorism, “On the white sandy beaches of Gulf Coast Florida, the bedroom is where you sleep, the outdoors is where you live.” Indeed, designed-to-be-used outdoor living space brings square footage of the house to over 6,900 SF. Tons of French doors seamlessly connect outdoor living with indoor functions, all floors. For that reason, this Seaside compound is a favorite for hosting large family reunions, wedding parties or vacations with close friends, each having their own private bedroom and bath. Many visitors comment how they adore the collegiality of the house and that it was the highlight of their Seaside visit. The guest cottage is three floors with built in flexibility to use/rent the top floor separately from the quarters below. In fact, flexibility is designed into the entire compound so it feels equally comfortable with extended families or with small intimate gatherings. Tucked in between the cottages nestles the roofless Black Cypress Dining Hall, so named for the custom built table and benches made of black river bottom cypress, seats 18. The owner, a landscape architect, selected vegetation not only to enhance the architecture of the cottages, but conducive to the unique plant zone of the gulf coast. A mix of antiques and slip-covered furnishings throughout the cottages create southern comfort with modern style. Interiors are “pickled” a warm green and highlights to give character to the natural finish of the wood walls. The guest cottage towers almost 50’ to serve as Seaside’s west end landmark while offering breath-taking gulf views. Amenities include natural gas heating, gas cook top, marble counter tops, capacious owner’s storage, two outdoor showers, ample parking along two perimeters and close by west side family pool, which is heated in the cooler months. Stroll a brief 5 minutes to Seaside’s quaint downtown of unique shops and restaurants. The Natchez compound has been featured in several publications- Traditional Home, Home, Fine Home building, Better Homes and Gardens and Family Home Idea Book.
Outside The Box-GULF FRONT!!! - 2112 E. County Road 30A
Custom one-of-a-kind and stunning do not come close to describing this Seaside Gulf front home that is truly “Outside of the Box”. Located in the on the gulf in Seaside, where New Urbanism was founded, one can enjoy luxury while easily walking to Seaside town center. This beach home offers high-end luxury and has been appreciated by movie stars and prime ministers alike since 2003. Its luxury amenities, include gourmet kitchen, three 20’x26′ gulf front porches, glassed terrace for unobstructed views of the gulf, painted wood plank walls and elevator all define this four bedroom, six and half baths, three story architecturally-acclaimed home. Top of the line finishes include slate floors, stainless steel and granite countertops, vaulted beamed ceilings. Exquisitely appointed with a custom-built dining table and an all weather pool table, gives one a glimpse into what sets this home apart from its neighbors. The entire first floor is designed for children of all ages. Two bedrooms with four custom built bunks sleeps eight, four baths, screened porch, all weather pool table and laundry room. The second floor includes two master suites with master baths featuring whirlpool tubs, private balcony, private 20 x 26 porch with gulf views. Third floor boasts a gourmet kitchen the family chef will fall in love with. The entire family can take cooking lessons using family recipes to pass down to generations to come. Island kitchen with seating for five or dine at the custom made table for eight. The finely appointed living room flows onto another 20 x 26 gulf front porch with full view glass panels offering sweeping unobstructed views of the glistening turquoise waters and sugar white sands. Prepare your favorite beverage at the outside bar. A security system, three AC units and hurricane shutters are all mindful components to this home. +-1800 square feet porches.
Rossi House-GULF FRONT!! - 1976 E. County Highway 30A
Three Gulfside lots, with a house by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Aldo Rossi. Option to add two additional cottages, a pool, a private pavilion, etc. to create a large family compound on the vacant Gulf front lots. This spectacular property is on Seaside’s western edge, secluded but just a short stroll to downtown Seaside. The late Aldo Rossi was one of the greatest neo-rationalist architect of the late 20th century, and this is his only house in America. It was built with the best available materials, fixtures, appliances and tile work. Additional features include built-in home theater, stereo speakers throughout the house, a covered outdoor living area, a canvas covered courtyard with built-in kitchen and dining area and two carports. Two guest bedrooms with private baths and a laundry room and coat room on 1st floor. Living, dining, kitchen and master suite on 2nd floor. A glass skylight remote retracts with a push of a button and opens onto the 16’x60′ roof deck with sunrise to sunset views of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a panoramic view over the rooftops of Seaside. More detailed information accompanies the attached virtual tour of this beautiful home.
Sandity-GULF FRONT-NEW LISTING!!! - 2000 E. County Highway 30A
This gulf front Seaside cottage was designed by Scott Merrill. His design of the Honey Moon cottages and the Seaside Chapel received national AIA Design Awards. He is also the recipient of the Seaside Prize. The exterior of this classic beach cottage features board & batten siding, extended overhangs, full view glass doors and floor to ceiling casement windows. The trellis front entrance opens to the foyer with interior steps flanking each side. Center hall leads to two guest bedrooms each with private bath and ends at the master suite. The spacious master bedroom and bath have built in cabinetry, double vanities and private porch, a serene place to relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi tub or teak lounge chaises. Ascend one of two light filled stairs to the living, dining and kitchen areas. Natural oak floors, white painted walls, colorful slip covered overstuffed sofa and chairs create a comfortable beach cottage feeling. The wood-burning stove will add ambience to those chilly winter nights. A set of wood columns define the living from the dining area. Kitchen and dining area have a raised ceiling and features granite countertops, gas stove in center island and wet bar. The open design of the entire second level maximizes views to the gulf. Enjoy dining on the covered porch overlooking the sugar white sand of the emerald coast. Your private viewing for those amazing sunsets!
Saratoga- NEW LISTING!!! - 725 Forest Street
Southern living at its best. A pleasant surprise awaits you behind the entrance door of this Charleston style cottage. Side porches run the full length of the cottage on both levels, each are lined with four sets of French doors. The ceiling of the living area rises through the second level and filled with sunlight from the double set of windows with transoms above. Built in book shelves are flanked by the French doors. The kitchen and dining areas are separated by a breakfast bar with classic Tuscan order columns. The kitchen is painted a crisp white and features glass window pane upper cabinets, tile countertops, butcher block island table and crown molding. Natural finished oak floors and crown molding used throughout the cottage highlight the architectural details of this cottage. Spacious master bedroom with 10’ ceiling and bath located on first floor. Ascend the open staircase to the second floor bridge leading to two guest bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and private baths. Bedrooms open to the covered porch. The design and comfort of Saratoga keep guest returning year after year. Amazing rental history.
Victorian Secret - 45 Wakulla Lane
Designed by English architect, Chris Stoyles, founder of Archiscapes. Elegant Victorian inspired cottage located in the expansive croquet lawn within seconds of the tennis center, playground and two pools. Just a few minutes to Seaside Town Center and the beach. Recently built in 2011 with no expense spared during construction. Meets all the current building code requirements for wind load. Custom 2¼ inch mahogany exterior doors with antique door hardware throughout cottage. Custom cabinetry, built-in book cases and custom woodwork through entire cottage. Stunning quarter-sawn oak staircase with antique stair light fixture. Custom made Victorian light fixtures throughout the cottage. Custom stain glass in bar and stairwell. Expansive country kitchen with marble countertops and imported AGA range and hood. Full bar with granite countertop, wine refrigerator & ice maker. Electrolux and Bosch appliances. Gas range and water heater. Imported English “Thomas Crapper” commode. Metal stamped ceiling in music room. Two wood-burning fireplaces with reclaimed brick chimney. Marble countertops and floors in both master bathrooms with claw foot tub in the upper master bath. Shaded second level porch with day bed. Bunkroom with four beds each with a personal flat screen television/DVD player and LED reading light. Cozy second level library with desk, built-in bookcases, window seats and wood paneling. Hidden space behind staircase paneling. Nautically inspired third level bathroom with slate walls and floors. Upstairs master bedroom sitting room with mahogany paneling and a fireplace with granite surround. Tower with bench seating, full audio and shade canopies. Custom window shades and drapes throughout the cottage. Expansive views of Seaside and the Gulf of Mexico. Period electrical switches and receptacles. Complete home audio with touch-screen control and iphone input. Two 3-D Samsung flat screen televisions. Intercom and security system with exterior cameras. Residential elevator servicing all three floors. Whole house sprinkler system for fire safety. Outdoor Bevelo light fixtures. Spray foam insulation for optimal energy efficiency. Auxiliary third floor rapid water heater. One-car garage tucked beneath the cottage. As one visitor commented, “This cottage is a mini Newport mansion in Seaside!”