Welcome to the pinnacle of craftsmanship, refinement and style, a magnificent achievement in an irresistible setting. Designed by Matthew Savoie AIA, and built with meticulous craftsmanship by Davis Dunn Construction, this estate features grand scale, opulent finishes, restored materials and every amenity imaginable. Perfectly situated between 1,082 feet of Choctawhatchee Bay waterfront, and the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, enjoy luxe coastal living and the opportunity for iconic anonymity yet close to all the Beach of South Walton and 30A provides.Enter the gated 5 acre property via a private European cobblestone loop driveway lined with mature live oak, hickory and magnolia trees. Encompassing 7,995 square feet of architecturally stunning interiors by Erika Powell, the home celebrates the art of fine living with spacious rooms revealing an unerring, artful eye for casual luxury. A small sampling of the high-end features include massive reclaimed oak beams and boards from a 100-year-old Amish dairy barn, reclaimed oak hardwood flooring, walls of wood, stone and windows offering views throughout, six large fireplaces with gas starters, whole-house Sonos music system, hurricane-rated windows & doors, whole-house dimmable LED lighting, state-of-the-art security system, and 70 kW whole-home generator.
From the grand foyer of the main residence, step into a great room like no other, as every detail is meticulously crafted to the highest degree of specification including two oversized fireplaces, ceilings of carefully restored barn wood and four large custom armoires. The expansive chef's kitchen is a stunning work of the art including a Wolf warming drawer, Asko dishwasher, 48-inch Wolf range, Wolf Sub-Zero appliances, dual 75-bottle wine coolers with refrigerator drawers, gorgeous quartzite counters, hidden TV, and dual chandelier lighting. Built with the highest standards, the home office boasts a 16-foot custom sinker cypress desktop and cabinetry, as well as dual workspaces with panoramic bay views. The library features a huge fireplace with firewood storage and a custom bookcase for hundreds of books, all giving the room warmth and functionality.
Detailed with the utmost perfection is the private master suite with remote-controlled motorized draperies, hidden TV, custom-designed closets and even a washer and dryer behind restored barn doors, all created with convenience in mind. The spa-like bath has heated fogless shower mirror, heated shower pans with teak floors, dual towel warmers, radiant heated tile floor and heated spa tub with remote control motorized hidden soffit shades offering privacy or if you prefer, stunning tree top views.
Seamlessly integrated into the surrounding environment are the exceptional outdoor living spaces. Relax in the conservatory, or "winter porch," with its glass ceiling, heated floor and central fountain or maybe enjoy your morning coffee on the private screened back porch with expansive bay views, generous entertaining area, and stone masonry fireplace with hidden TV over mantle. The grilling porch or "summer kitchen," hosts two (large and extra large) Big Green Egg ceramic BBQ with smokers and grills, 42-inch Lynx gas grill, vintage porch sink and 12-foot bar counter with EuroWall folding glass window pass-through. The swimming pool and spa area offers a saltwater system, WiFi remote control, large deck area and spa/whirlpool all surrounded by custom lighting and located near the courtyard with bocce court and butterfly/hummingbird garden. A six-foot-wide boardwalk with beautiful arched tree canopy leads to the boat dock that also contains an 18x32 sunning/entertaining deck as well as high-speed WiFi, Sonos music, fresh water and electricity, sealed motors boat lift, fish attracting light dusk to dawn, and security monitoring.
For guests, the two-bedroom, two-ensuite bath carriage house gracefully offers an indoor/outdoor living experience. Euro doors connect the living room to the porch with fireplace and spectacular bay views. The bunk room has four custom bunk beds plus half bath, pantry/laundry room with stacked washer and dryer and linen closet. A workshop with vintage tin sloped ceiling, stone fireplace and custom workbench is ideal for hobbies or an exercise or yoga room. For the car aficionado, the secure garage with three oversized bays and epoxy garage flooring is also wired for electric car charging.
442 Nicole Forest from conceptual design to final execution is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, refinement and style. A magnificent achievement in an irresistible setting.