Gulf Front Tuscan Villa Sells for $7,800,000 in Seacrest

September 22, 2014 by SoWal Staff

It's a huge sale, but not even the highest this year, if you can believe that! Linda Miller, the Broker at Rosemary Beach Realty, just closed the sale of an elegant Tuscan-style villa in Seacrest for $7,800,000. But earlier this year a gulf front home in Rosemary Beach sold for $8,300,000, which is so far the highest sale this year. The home was sold by Jan and Steve Stephens, also of Rosemary Beach Realty.

What makes the Tuscan villa sale even more remarkable is that it isn't in any of the traditional neighborhood developments like Rosemary Beach or nearby Alys Beach. It sits between the two in the private, gated subdivision of Paradise by the Sea. It's the same subdivision occupied by the famed "Hilton House" - some call it the spaceship house or the cruise liner house because of its unusual and distinctive design. It's been rumored to be owned by Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Johnny Depp. In truth, it was built by Panama City concrete king Charlie Hilton and his wife.

Over the past 18 months, Linda Miller has been involved with the seller, who she met through architect Darrell Russell of A Boheme Design. With Russell’s help, Arkon Group of Seagrove Beach built the unique home on the gulf.

Throughout construction, Linda launched and coordinated an impressive real estate marketing campaign with the help of to showcase the property, including newsletter marketing, social media marketing, editorial, and online advertising.

Moon Creek Studios provided photography and video production, and a project website. Linda's team also marketed the property through print advertising and special events showcasing the home for area realtors.

"Sandcastle in Paradise" is inspired by classic Tuscan villas and has a commanding perch above the white sands and turquoise waters in Seacrest. The new owner is sure to enjoy the beach life from their unique South Walton home.

Read more about the home and see photos and video documenting its construction progress on the project website.


Linda just may be the hardest working woman in real estate, and it can certainly be stressful, but she finds joy in her work.

She says with a twinkle in her eye, “I love fun, I have no fear of fun, and I’m always looking for fun. If I can laugh and have some fun, then it’s been a good day. It’s pretty much my philosophy.”

Linda Miller is the Broker at Rosemary Beach Realty in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Linda is considered a beach expert with many years of successful real estate experience in South Walton, Florida along Scenic 30A - including Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, WaterSound Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Gulf Place, and Sandestin.

Linda Miller Represents the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents in Rosemary Beach, Florida and Scenic 30A. The Board of Regents is an exclusive network of the world’s most elite luxury real estate professionals.

Check out Linda's website at, give her a call at Rosemary Beach Realty at 877-859-5342.


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