Matties Way in Kelly Plantation

A Perfect Fit for Family Life
Photo Courtesy John Cook-Coldwell Banker

When house hunting for a family of four, many considerations can complicate the search: floor plan and space that’s good for mom, dad and the kids; the neighborhood’s kid-friendliness; upkeep and maintenance (both past and future); and, like every house hunt, families need a house with the look and feel they can call home. For one family of four, this spacious custom home at 227 Matties Way was the perfect fit.

“This home was a four bedroom, four bath, which is very popular with families,” John Cook, luxury and investment property specialist with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors pointed out. “It has 14-foot ceilings, which give it a very open feel. It is also located in Kelly Plantation, a premier location in Destin.”

This home has the perfect combination of space, layout and style as its 3,212 square feet offers plenty of space for mom, dad and the two kids, and the open floor plan is perfectly suited to family and entertaining. The split floor plan also allows mom and dad some privacy, with the master suite on the opposite side of the house from the three additional bedrooms (each with walk-in closet and bathroom). Double doors at the entry open up to a large foyer with a formal dining room to the left and a formal living room and study to the right. 

The huge great room, casual dining area and kitchen combine to form an elegant living area, with stylish details such as: 14-foot ceilings, arched doorways, deep crown molding, 20-inch porcelain tile floors, recessed lighting, custom built-ins, a gas log fireplace and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the backyard. Additionally, the kitchen is any cook’s dream, with sparkling granite countertops, a breakfast bar with room for four, custom wooden cabinetry and storage, upgraded appliances, including a stainless Thermadore oven and LG dishwasher, and a separate vegetable sink.

And for quiet nights, the master suite is the epitome of luxury, with plenty of space, subdued neutral decoration and a fantastic master bathroom, complete with large jetted tub, walk-in shower, his and hers vanities, and a huge walk-in closet.

The covered back porch and sprawling backyard offer the perfect place for children to play and potentially add a pool and summer kitchen. Cook noted that the neighborhood itself, Kelly Plantation, also offers a great kid-friendly atmosphere — a major selling point for the buyers.

“The buyers had two small children, and they were delighted to be in a neighborhood with many small children and young families,” he recalled. “The home was well positioned at $649,000, but the sellers agreed to sell for $612,500.”

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