Always and Forever
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Aptly named "Always and Forever", the home will surely impress you the moment you arrive. Showcasing several handmade lighting fixtures, local artists rendered artwork in the foyer and the staircase. The headboards are handmade along with the bathroom mirrors throughout the home. You will want to make this home your go to Destin vacation home every year, hence the name.
Upon entering the front door, the home controls greet you and allow you to turn on every light with one touch. Lighted ceiling artwork adorns the hallway into the living room. A broad 6-foot-wide hallway leads to the rest of the home allowing you to enjoy the local artwork in the ceiling.
The spacious living room adjoins the gourmet kitchen with an island large enough for your family to feel a part of the cooking process. The kitchen features a chef's dream cooking area including a Thermador 6 burner gas cooktop with a grill and griddle. Two Bosch dishwashers for those busy meals, a free-standing ice maker, a Subzero refrigerator and freezer, and an amazing Thermador coffee/latte maker are some of the fabulous features of this home. With an open concept between the Dining, Kitchen and Living room makes this a wonderful spot for those special gatherings.
Six ensuite bedrooms will give you and your family enough private room when not together. All of them with floor to ceiling beautiful tiled and stone showers. Three of the bathrooms contain special artistry made custom tile. Many of the showers are full shower systems making those sun basking days easier to recover from with a nice long spa like shower experience. Both Master Suites feature full Shower experiences including hand showers, rain heads and body jets. Both Suites also include full electronic bidet style toilets along with heated seats.
The main floor features four bedrooms. The kids room AKA “Bunk Room” contains custom made bunk beds. Two Twin XL beds above two Full sized beds cantilevered off the wall. All four beds have their own lighting along with shelf to charge those phones or tablets. This bedroom has a full bath and closet along with a large tub. The lower Guest West bedroom is a king sized bed with 12ft ceilings and a hallway closet and full bath. The lower master suite is a spa like experience as if you were staying in a five star resort. The bedroom has 13ft ceiling trimmed out in locally sourced cypress wood. A stunning masterpiece of fine carpentry. This bedroom has walk-in closet and a entry foyer featuring a beautiful art piece from acclaimed artist Jenny Lanna made for the homeowners. It features the owners and their two Basset hounds, Max and Zoey, taking a sunset stroll down Duvall Street in Key West. From the foyer you walk into the master suite bath. This bath features 13 ft ceilings with inlaid cypress up lit trey. This bathroom offers a beautiful stone soaker bathtub and an incredible experience shower. The shower is a Kohler DTV+ digital experience. Dial in the exact temperature and which shower features you desire, such as the Rain Shower experience, and off to fantasy island you go. Custom made lighting and mirrors adorn the walls in this bathroom. The Den features knotty Alder double doors, as the master suite offers, with a king-sized bed and adjoining full bath with a stunning draped metal link-chain chandelier. This room has a mirrored armoire in a set aside niche to not disturb the walkway of the room. This Den is off the living room.
The home features a beautiful staircase featuring the locally acclaimed “jelly fish” display. Custom jelly fish lights adorn the ceiling of the staircase which leads to the supple sitting room for the upstairs guests. Viewable from the street at night with multicolor accent light make this a delight coming back to the home at night. The sitting room features a Keurig coffee maker, an undercabinet custom refrigerator, sink and a Bosch Speed oven which is both a microwave and convection oven. Upstairs is two ensuite bedrooms. The upper guest west bedroom features a full bathroom with floor to ceiling tile. A hallway guides you to the bedroom which is a custom-made blue velvet upholstered bed. This bedroom looks to the north and west with sunset views and snippets of the lake. A short journey down the east hallway takes you to the massively large second master suite. This suite is nearly 400 sq ft indoor and a private lanai area overlooking the pool and lake that is another 400 sq ft. It will be a coin toss on who gets the upper or lower master suites. Up the spiral staircase off of the 2nd Flr master suite takes you to the Skydeck. The owners built this for pleasant evening sunset views and ocean breezes. Several views of the ocean along with sunset portraits make this Skydeck a special place. There is seating for nearly 100 people on the Skydeck and 12 on the 2nd Flr lanai.
Finally, the “Outdoor Experience”. Yep, it deserves quotes on that. What a way to relax while you are away on vacation. Beautifully decorated back yard with always green artificial turf. Several palm trees overlook the pool to create the oasis style luxury living. The pool is an art piece. Custom plaster containing polished stone and ceramics along with abalone shells with custom poured benches and stools that while seated you can enjoy the lake views and the entertainment of several Ospreys and Egrets along with the local family of several turtles. As if one was not enough, there are two, yes two rear fire pits in the back yard. One under the 2nd floor master suite deck that allows enjoyment and outdoor TV viewing on a potential rainy day or any time that you just need out of the sun enjoyment. In this lanai area there is a sectional sofa that will seat 8-10 people. To make TV viewing more enjoyable the owner placed two beautiful handmade copper gas lanterns on each side of the TV to make the experience at night even more impressive. The 12,000-gallon pool features two sun shelfs along with two seating ledges wrapping around the pool for fun in-pool conversations. Deep end is 5 foot two inches, and it’s slopes up to the steps to the sun shelf. The sun shelf is 8 inches deep the spa is 4 foot deep. Three stools sit next to the sunken fire pit that is pool side so as both parties can enjoy good conversation or games. From the pool you can enjoy full sun for the bulk of the day with relief happening later in the afternoon. There is a full outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, natural gas grill, power side burner and sink. Next to the lanai is the exit of the master suite with outdoor seating. The master suite has 10ft tall glass sliders that make for a beautiful view over the whole pool area, however, privacy is allowed as full custom drapery can mask the master suite sliders.
Come experience the elegance and harmony of this home that these owners built and aptly named “Always and Forever” that you will probably agree with during your stay. This is one of the most well-appointed and most beautiful of homes in the Destiny area of Destin Florida. The home features ICF construction with 12” thick walls that keep cool temps in and the heat and humidity out, not to mention sound. The internal walls and floors are insulated and sound-deadened with rock wool insulation. The home has a 17 ft tall seawall, far higher, if not the highest, in the whole area. Come enjoy the best that Destin has to offer. Oh, and did we tell you that all this with only a short 3-5 minute walk to the best beaches in Destin. We welcome you to explore the home and inquire with any questions. Let Always and Forever be your new dream home away from home.
Kids Room - Custom-made twin over full bunks with an attached tub shower bathroom. Each bed has a built-in light with a charging station. Sleeps 6.
Master Suite - King bed with an attached walk-in shower, tub, and electronic toilet. Sleeps 2.
Den - King bed with an attached walk-in shower. Sleeps 2.
Guest West – King bed with attached walk-in shower. Sleeps 2.
Guest West Upper - King bed with an attached walk-in shower. Sleeps 2.
2nd Flr Master Suite - King bed with an attached walk-in shower and electronic toilet. Sleeps 2.
Total sleeping in beds: 16
4250 sq ft heated and cooled. 6945 sq ft under roof.
The outside area is outstanding! The living area features a lanai fire pit, poolside fire pit, gas grill, refrigerator and tv. The second-floor lanai is two floors and features seating, ceiling fans and a pergola.
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