âThe pages of Coastal Living come to life in the Ultimate Beach House,â said Nicole Hendrick, Associate Idea Homes Director for Coastal Living.
Rosemary Beach is an architecturally stunning New Urban neighborhood set along the sugar-white sands and clear turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico â the ultimate amenity.”
Expected to draw as many as 10,000 visitors from across the country, the home will be open to the public for tours through October 7th, 2012. Tickets are $15 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Rosemary Beach Foundation, which promotes and supports cultural, educational, environmental, literary and other charitable activities in Rosemary Beach and throughout Walton County. Tickets are available for purchase at the Ultimate Beach House.
The homeâs design reflects the style of Rosemary Beach, a fusion of the timeless architecture found in the West Indies, New Orleans and Charleston. With 7,000 total square feet (5,200 heated and cooled), the home provides ample space for entertaining both indoors and out. A covered chefâs grilling porch adjoins the private courtyard and the communityâs largest private pool at 15 by 50 feet. Five bedrooms and a bunk room allow the home to comfortably sleep 16.
The house was designed by Lew Oliver of Whole Town Solutions, who says its design marks âa return to elegance,â citing elements like the Venetian plaster oval foyer, designed to be âlike being inside of a pearl egg.â The interior designer is South Walton resident Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors. The builder is Stan Benecki of Benecki Homes, with Vern Vanderkleed and Thomas Gallion acting as project manager and site superintendent, respectively. Landscape architect is Alec Michaelides of Land Plus.
The home was on the market at the beginning of construction and has been sold through Rosemary Beach Realty. Broker Linda Miller describes the home as âstunning.”
Coastal Living has set a new standard,” said Miller. “From its overall design to the smallest detail, this home will appeal to the most discriminating buyer.â
The 15th Anniversary Ultimate Beach House will be featured in the October 2012 issue of Coastal Living magazine, which serves 3.9 million readers each month who harbor a passion for life on the water.