CAA VALENTINE TOUR OF HOMES PROVIDES OPPRORTUNITY
TO EXPLORE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RESIDENCES ALONG 30-A
The Cultural Arts Association is excited to announce that five multi-million dollar homes will have their doors open for public viewing during the third annual Valentine Tour of Homes that will take place Saturday, February 16 from 10am – 4pm. This multiple home tour is the only one of its kind in South Walton, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the CAA’s scholarships and arts programs.
Tickets will be $25 the day of the Tour and available at any of the featured homes. Tickets will be pre-sold for $20 at these participating locations: In Panama City Beach – Coops Home Furnishings & Design at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway; in Seaside – Sundog Books at 89 Central Square; in Blue Mountain Beach - The CAA office at 2282 W. Co. Hwy. 30-A in; in Santa Rosa Beach - Emerald Coast Flowers & Gifts at 4942 Hwy. 98; in Sandestin – Gallery NU at 585 Grand Boulevard, Suite N-102; in Destin – Wild Birds Unlimited at 4483 Commons Drive East (next to Stein Mart); and in Niceville – Bayou Books at 1118 John Sims Parkway East.
For more information, please call the Cultural Arts Association office at 850.622.5970 or send an email to email@example.com.
Home #1 is a 5,726 square foot gulf-front residence in the premiere gated community of The Retreat. Drawn by Dawn Thurber and superbly crafted by John Willis Homes, the five-bedroom home located at 36 St. Lucia Lane features a galley kitchen with professional grade appliances, antique hardwood floors, a limestone fireplace, secluded swimming pool, custom radial staircase and stunning views up and down the Gulf of Mexico. The Retreat is a 90 acre secluded neighborhood that sits along 3,000 feet of Gulf frontage that offers a private Beach Club, access to Draper Lake and permanent nature preserve areas.
Home #2 at 879 Blue Mountain Road provides a unique 360 degree view of natural coastal waters as it majestically sits along 487 feet of Gulf frontage and 688 feet of Big Redfish Lake. The 6,743 square foot private estate was inspired by the architectural designs of Greene & Greene, the company that defined the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. True to this form, Florida Haus architects Cheryl Troxel and Ty Nunn took special care that the design of the main house and the 1,613 square foot guest house coaxed the coast indoors. Some of the home’s special features include a floating mahogany staircase, stained glass windows and doors, a gourmet kitchen and a five-room master suite.
Home #3 at 46 Majestica Circle in Seagrove Beach is a custom home full of warmth, charm and artistic detail from all around the world. Italian glass tiles fill the floor of the entryway giving the perception of walking on water, and Italian crushed glass makes up the kitchen island counter top. Hand-painted tiles are featured throughout the house, including multi-colored Austrian tiles in the master bath. Many of the home’s walls, sinks and showers are graced with hand painted art, and local art fills the home. This is an all electronic “Smart House” that features a home theater, sauna, steam room and full gym.
Home #4 is the “Art House,” located at 1 Pleasant Avenue in the green township of Prominence. In addition to showcasing its artistic design and modern and luxurious amenities, this three-story, 3,831 square foot home will serve as an exhibit for local fine artwork, a new addition to the Valentine Tour of Homes. Designed by South Carolina architect Bob Ellis, this fortified town home was finished with travertine and teak flooring, a private elevator, picture molding, a custom kitchen, stone flooring and showers, over 500 square feet of outdoor living area, two master suites, Smart Home technology and Energy Star/Energy Wise certification. The Prominence development team is dedicated to building a town that is green sensitive with minimal maintenance while strong enough to withstand the elements.
Home #5 is located in the beautiful neo-traditional town of Rosemary Beach. 32 Abaco Lane sits on a secluded park, hidden away in a private setting on the south side of 30-A with a plunge pool situated in the courtyard between the 4,200 square foot main house and the quaint guest house. Black dead head cypress woods have been milled into the kitchen, wet bar and entry bath. Chicago brick and ebonized maple hardwood floors, along with designer fabrics and exquisite yet comfortable furnishings add texture and history to this five bedroom masterpiece. This home is a fine example of the town’s commitment to establish character and ensure integrity of the New Urbanist Town Plan. As are all the homes in Rosemary Beach, this residence is architecturally unique and custom designed yet an inextricable part of the town’s fabric.