Beach Front Cottage 1-SOLD!!! - 2364 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. At the entrance foyer you will be greeted by a mermaid statue, recovered from an 1800’s sailing ship and all wood interior 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 become under the spell of the picturesque emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you swing in the hammock on the covered porch. Galley kitchen with granite counter top and full bath also on second level. Natural finished pine floors used throughout. Offered fully furnished.
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.
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.
ZZZ’s By the Sea & ZZZ’s Suite - 29 E. Ruskin Street
Perfectly located-Spectacular Gulf Views- 90 Steps to the beach or downtown Seaside. You’ll love relaxing by the sea at ZZZs By The Sea on one of 4 wraparound porches – savoring incredible Gulf views, a cool ocean breeze and the melodic rhythm of the surf. Brightly decorated, sunlight-filled, spacious living room. The open floor plan keeps the conversation flowing between those in the kitchen, dining area and while relaxing in the living area. If you’re not walking to Bud and Alleys or Great Southern for dinner, the family chef will enjoy preparing family meals in the kitchen filled with natural light, prep island, open shelves, and natural gas stove top… or BBQ on the gas grill on the patio off the kitchen. Family meals can be served on the indoor expandable English draw tavern table or on the back patio. On the second floor are two comfy bedrooms – master and guest- plus two full baths both with tubs. Both bedrooms have comfortable private decks – perfect for sunbathing or getting away to curl up with a good book. Up to the room everyone LOVES – The entire 3rd floor is the tower bunk room with wrap around deck bright and breezy, sleeps 6. Great place to hang out and enjoy the spectacular gulf views. Take a nap inside or step out to the wraparound deck for sunbathing, check the surf or look over the town. A great location to hang out and sunbath or watch the sun rise and set. The guest cottage is icing in the cake! Extended family or friends will not want to leave once they arrive. Amenities include a full kitchen and fireplace. Come create family memories at ZZZs by the Sea. You will be close to everything when you’re there and closer to your friends and family when you leave. More photos and virtual tour coming soon.
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.
The Missing Piece- SOLD!! - 2066 E. County Road 30-A
It’s all about location and this one’s got it! South of 30-A and adjacent to the Pensacola beach pavilion, this extremely well cared for home offers the most astounding gulf views without the astounding gulf front price! With three master suites, each with en-suite baths, everyone is treated like a King. Two bedrooms have attached bunk rooms with built-in bunks. Beautiful Australian-cypress hardwood floors gleam throughout the cottage. Mostly wood interior offers low maintenance and that comfortable ‘beachy’ feel everyone loves. The custom gourmet kitchen boasts beautiful granite counter tops, Sub-Zero paneled refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Dacor gas oven/range, GE built-in microwave, and dining bar. Though compact, the tall ceilings add to the spacious feel of this beach home and the generous porches perfectly blend the indoor with outdoor living. With two porches, one up and one down, much time will be spent soaking up the sunshine while being gently lulled to sleep by the surf. And with floor to ceiling windows, this cottage is so bright, open and airy- it’s everything you expect at the beach! The cottage has recently been repainted inside and out and is in pristine condition. There’s also an outdoor dining/grill area which help expands the overall size of the home. And the location, design and awesome gulf views make this a most desirable rental! That is, if you can part with it. Fully furnished and move-in ready! This one might just be YOUR Missing Piece!!
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.
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!”
Wilder by the Sea-GULF FRONT!!! - 2444 E. County Road 30A
This secluded, oversized gulf front lot on the eastern border of Seaside is twice the width of other gulf front lots in Seaside, measuring 140’ on the gulf and 105’ deep. A “one-of-a-kind” design by Charles Warren and featured in several publications. Immaculately cared for, this home is ready for your family to start beach vacation traditions for many years to come. The iconic Tupelo Pavilion is adjacent to the front door walk. Enjoy the shade provided by the grove of twisted oaks in the back yard, or enjoy the sun on the wood deck bordering the white sand where children can have a secluded play area. The living and dining area architectural details include columns that define each space and coffered ceilings. Both rooms are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling picture windows. The dining room and master bedroom fireplaces will warm cool evenings when visiting in the winter. The family chef will enjoy preparing meals in the bright and cheery recently updated kitchen, which includes a Dacor six burner gas stove, KitchenAid refrigerator, dishwasher, ice maker and microwave. Enjoy morning coffee in the breakfast nook while planning the day’s activities. A spacious master suite offers a spectacular gulf view. The master bath and the half bath feature Mackenzie-Childs tiles. Unique to the home are the interior walls and trim crafted by a master carpenter. Ash and maple floors complete the all wood and tile interior. The first floor circular screened porch overlooks the beach and offers respite on a summer day. The second level of the circular porch has unobstructed views of the gulf and beach and is the perfect spot for sunbathing or watching the sunset. Exterior stairs leads to the third level tower with columns and views from Destin to Panama City. Windows have been replaced to meet new wind load requirements. A standing-seam coated metal roof, cedar siding, alarm, and a two-car carport complete this masterpiece! +-600 additional square feet of porches and decks. Offered furnished.
Natchez, Oak Creek Annie’s & High Rustler - 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.
Felicity-CONTRACT PENDING!!! - 852 Forest Street
This is southern charm at its finest! Designed by Don Copper, this beautiful home is full of charm and has the perfect location. Located by the west-end family pool, there is a direct shot down Natchez Street to the beach. Your first taste of that good ole’ southern hospitality hits you as soon as you step foot on the veranda; wide and deep and most welcoming. This shaded spot is the perfect place to start your day or reconvene with family to discuss the day’s events. The first floor of this beauty is bright, light, open and airy. The large kitchen with island can accommodate the largest family. This space becomes one with the great room/living room, while the dining room is a magical space unto itself and surrounded by windows. The living room fireplace is perfect to take off the chill on a cool winter’s evening. A half bath and plenty of storage complete this floor. Upstairs, the expansive master bedroom opens onto a beautiful front porch and private back deck. The full master bath boasts a claw-foot tub and separate shower. Two additional bedrooms share a second full bath. With 12 foot ceilings on the second level and eleven feet on the first, every room in this home feels spacious and bright. The home has never been rented, though its location would make it enormously popular and is in pristine condition. A storage shed in the back yard will hold all your beach toys neat and tidy.
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.
Going Coastal & Tight Lines - 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!
Ingrediente Segreto-SOLD!!! - 72 Pensacola Street
Shaded by towering oaks and magnolias, this corner cottage is located just a block to the Pensacola Pavilion or to the Westside Pool. A screened porch welcomes you as you enter the cottage. Light pours into the double height living area from the two-story bank of windows. Cozy up by the wood-burning fireplace on those chilly winter evenings reminiscing beach days gone by. Cooking in the kitchen is a breeze, illuminated by bay windows with a Viking range and a breakfast bar for extra dining. Wainscoting, chair rails and crown molding are throughout the cottage. Convenient guest bedroom with full bath is located on first level. The second level porch offers a quiet hideaway to read your favorite book, accessed by each of the upstairs bedrooms. The master suite boasts a sizable closet, private full bath and French doors to the porch. A second bedroom, perfect as a bunk room for the little ones or as a second suite, also with a full private bath, close and French door to the porch. Children and parent too, will enjoy the convenient enclosed outside shower modestly located off the back entrance. Substantial parking including a private off-street space.
Dreamsicle-SOLD!!! - 48 Tupelo Street (ROSEWALK)
Rosewalk’s crowning jewel is finally available to be your very own! It pretty much all started with the “Dreamsicle,” as it was Published in Home magazine, November 1985, and prominently displayed in Time, November 1985. Beautifully crafted, this two bedroom cottage is the perfect example of vernacular architecture. The all wood interior, soaring ceiling height, and abundant windows all add to create a light, open and airy feeling. A tiled bath with shower is flanked by two bedrooms. While on the cozy side, each bedroom has built-in storage to help keep things tidy and there’s a stacked washer/dryer for your convenience. The great room is indeed that. The focal point is a large dining table where you’re likely to create lots of fun memories. You can gather with friends over a luscious seafood dinner, sample the “grapes” from any one of SEASIDE’s wonderful wine venues, or engage the family in a board game of LIFE. The kitchen is the perfect example of how to use a small space. Huge windows surround the kitchen and blur the line between inside and out. After your indulgence, relax in the comfort of the large bay window snuggled by an abundance of pillows, or you could retreat to the loft above – a sweet space of privacy and serenity. Presently used as a library get-away, you could easily use this as a sleeping loft. And, of course, to top it all off, the beautiful shaded porch overlooking Rosewalk. Rosewalk is an intimate cluster of small cottages and garden structures canopied by the native Live Oaks. Whether it’s an early morning cup of coffee while listening to the birds or an evening glass of wine, you’ll find yourself drawn to the simple art of porch-sitting.
Moon Dance - 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.
Amore by the Sea - 120 Quincy Circle
A rare and coveted opportunity to own your very own commercial and residential building in SEASIDE awaits you. Styled after the New Orleans row houses, this four-story building offers +- 1200 square feet of retail on the ground level plus two residential suites above. With a very prominent corner location, you or your retail tenant can enjoy plenty of visitors who will do more than just window shop, with absolutely no ‘percentage of sales’ paid back to Seaside! Run your own business, lease it to a new tenant, or the seller would be willing to do a lease-back. This is an ideal situation to finally open that beach-side business you’ve often dreamed of. Live and work at the beach!! Not ready to pull the business license just yet? The seller presently occupies the retail space and would lease back for $5,000 a month. The second level is a two bedroom, two bath apartment with a beautiful wrap-around porch perfect for people watching. The third floor suite, also with two bedrooms and two full baths, has access to the expansive roof-top deck with stunning town and gulf views. All bathrooms have just been newly remodeled. There’s also shared elevator access to both apartments. Apartments are offered fully furnished.