SoWal Style - Bannerman Beach Lakefront With Unparalleled Views

June 21, 2016 by Audrey Johnson

Behind the gate and along a winding lane along a coastal dune lake off Scenic 30A and surrounded by a trifecta of nature’s bounty sits Bannerman Estates. The community of luxury homes is flanked by Little Redfish Lake, Grayton Beach State Park and the Gulf of Mexico - an unparalleled location with mesmerizing views.

Each luxury home presides over a half-acre of native vegetation, but none come so close to the ecological wonder that is the coastal dune lake as 155 Bannerman. The nearly 7,000 sq. ft. home sits on the banks of Little Redfish Lake with 115 feet of waterfront, perfect for life on the water.

Each room rolls out to the gulf, where floor to ceiling windows and retractable glass doors bring the outside in. Views of the lake and Gulf send you into an instant state of tranquility. The dunes of Grayton Beach State Park act as a buffer between the two, ensuring the view will never be compromised.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to build on something like this,” says builder Scott Kurfirst of Coastal Elements Construction.

The home has seven bedrooms, eight full baths and two half baths. A professional kitchen, chef’s kitchen and outdoor kitchen give three spaces to prepare food. And 4,000 sq. ft. of outdoor living space make 155 Bannerman the ultimate residence for entertaining. Every detail at 155 Bannerman has been carefully considered, down to the Italian iridescent tile in the infinity pool that blends seamlessly with the deeper hues of the lake and Gulf.

And it is all in the details. White oak floors, ceiling beams and 10 ft. custom chevron doors are all stained a gray tone for modern appeal. Venetian marble plaster walls and ceilings meet their match with marble countertops in the kitchen and bathroom areas. Custom tile from around the world adorns the walls and floors in the bathrooms, while hand fired terracotta from Q Tile lends beautiful, durable support to the sand room and other high traffic areas. An elevator gives access to all three floors.

In addition to custom tile in the bathrooms, Q Tile also designed the layout of custom light fixtures throughout the home. Italian Murano blown glass pendants hang 35 ft. from the ceiling, providing ambient light through the center of the stairwell and subsequently all three floors of the home. The wrought iron stair rail took eight weeks to fabricate on site and puts 155 Bannerman’s superior craftsmanship on display.

“Everything we have put on paper has come out as well if not better, which doesn’t always happen,” says Scott. 

The craftsmanship continues on to the carriage house that likewise has serene views of the Gulf. The one bed/one bath apartment above the garage is separate from the main house with a large covered veranda connecting the two, balancing privacy and inclusion. Marble adorns the kitchen walls, carrying through to the spa-like bathroom. Custom cabinetry affords plenty of storage in the bedroom. 

Below the carriage house, a two car garage with mahogany doors flow out to the cobblestone motor court that matches the grays of the prettiest stormy day at the beach. A private walkway leads to the gas fire pit made from natural looking stones that starts at the push of a button. The path continues to the dock on the lake, and around the dunes dotted with native scrub to the pristine Gulf. A perfect way to end each day.

155 Bannerman exudes coastal elegance for the whole family and is perfect for entertaining. Bannerman Estates is tucked between Blue Mountain Beach and Grayton Beach, providing ample opportunity for dining, shopping and recreation. For more information on 155 Bannerman, contact Coastal Elements Construction


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Upon realizing that life is too short not to follow her dreams, Audrey moved to the beach and became a writer. SoWal’s pristine beaches inspire her to explore further, look deeper, and do better.

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