White Pickets in Paradise

17 North Shingle Lane, WaterSound
courtesy of naumann group

quintessential vacation home lies behind a white picket fence in the community of WaterSound fronting the Gulf off of Scenic Highway 30A. And while such a fence may be seen as a convention, this is no cookie-cutter home with a prepackaged interior. It has an abundance of character and reflects careful attention to detail not often seen in a beach house.

In this house, Southern meets coastal and then bumps into modern. The result is a surprisingly pleasant mix of styles. The home’s exterior, including spacious porches for lounging, classic window treatments and stately columns, is reminiscent of a home straight out of a Southern romance novel. There is a porch swing made from a bed, and the pool deck features a checkerboard design. 

Once inside, however, appointments and finishes remind you that your are not at Tara, but just a few paces away from sugar white sand. A coastal cool design blends shades of tranquil turquoise with driftwood accents.

The home was built in 2007. With its five bedrooms — guest rooms, bunkroom and two master bedrooms — and four-and-a-half baths, there is room for an entire family plus friends. An open-concept kitchen has an island ideal for prepping food. The spacious dining area and cozy living room lend themselves to entertaining and leisure time.  

Every exit from this home places you onto a porch, whether it is an upstairs sun porch or a screened-in escape from the sun. There is no shortage of space for kicking back. The pool and adjoining deck practically beg for summer soirées to be held there. 

“The owners that purchased this home completely remodeled the interior, added the large pool and several outdoor living spaces to bring it up to today’s standards,” said broker Jason Naumann. 

WaterSound offers more than two miles of private beach flanked by two coastal dune lakes. The community is gated for privacy and there is little traffic, but just down the road are the world famous beaches of Walton County. 

“This home is a hidden jewel along Scenic 30A. It is one of those special places that can never be duplicated,” said Naumann.

Quick Look

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4.5
Square feet: 3,200
Sale Price: $1,375,000

Contact: Jason Naumann, (850) 933-0328, jason@naumanngroup.com

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