Mediterranean-Style Home With Lakeside Appeal
On the Emerald Coast, the oft-quoted appeal of homes on the market centers on proximity to — or at least views of — the Gulf. There are also many other ponds and lakes situated just off the beaten path that offer comparable views. Then, there is the home that combines the best of both worlds — lakeside charm on one side and stunning Gulf views on the other. The home at 79 Vista Bluffs Drive in Destin is just such a gem. The Mediterranean-style structure has been custom-built to offer a wide range of creature comforts.
List Price: $1,450,000
Contact: John Cook
The exterior of the home offers about as many amenities as the interior. Hurricane shutters provide protection from the storms that make their way up the Gulf every now and then. There is also a hot tub, in-ground heated swimming pool and covered patio. Moving inside, there are conveniences aplenty. There is a formal dining room with a butler’s pantry attached, replete with wine cooler. The gourmet kitchen offers granite counters with a large breakfast bar, center island, upgraded stainless steel appliances, Wolf gas range, two Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, warming drawer and a large walk-in pantry. The kitchen space opens up into a casual dining area and large family room, which has cathedral ceilings, built-in bookcases and crown molding.
The grand master suite is situated on the first level as well. There is a sweeping circular staircase that leads to the second floor, where another master suite is located. Spanning 17×14 feet, this room offers an attached bathroom with separate shower and garden tub. There are two additional guest rooms on this floor, as well as a room perfect for bunk beds and a media room in which to entertain. The media room also has a small wet bar, complete with sink, cabinet space and wine cooler.
Despite the sheer number of features inside of the home, it is the lake views that truly add the sparkle. Situated a stone’s throw from Lake Destiny, this home has a span of stairs just off the lanai that lead directly to the lake’s edge. There is also a deck right on the lake. It works as a primary residence or even as a second or investment home option.