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    473 Defuniak Street

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
    • $1,725,000
    • STATUS: Pending
    • ON SITE: 99 days
    • MLS #: 859396
    Pending
    UPDATED: 40 min ago
    $1,725,000
    • 3
      BEDS
    • 0.16
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 2,148
      SQFT
    • $803
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1989
    County:
    Area:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:

    Description

    This Old Grayton Beach Cottage was built for and the construction was supervised by, the grandson of one of the founding fathers of Grayton Beach. At the time of construction, the owner was a charter boat captain, thus the nautical theme. The house was designed by an architect in Seaside to be respectful of and complementary to the cottage style in Grayton Beach. The style of the house is: modified shotgun.The front door is solid mahogany hung on 200-year-old solid brass bayonet hinges. The Cypress boards used for the trim, mantel, wainscoting and cabinets in the living room/kitchen were hand selected at the sawmill by the owner, then planed to order. Notice very few knots. The Cypress dining room table was custom built for that space.The fire place was hand built, is wood burning, draws perfectly and throws an impressive amount of heat. A nice treat after those winter days on the beach! Behind the fireplace is a chart desk from a World War II Liberty Ship (Destroyer). The thin drawers held the charts and the glassed-in case contained the compass and sextant used for Navigation. This will stay with the house if the buyers would like it. The kitchen includes a professional natural gas range with a commercial stainless-steel vent hood which is vented to the outside. A free-standing icemaker, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, disposal and a natural gas tankless water heater (Rinnai) is also provided. Operable hurricane shutters affixed to all of the windows. The carriage house was added at a later date and the living quarters have been recently updated. It is run on it's own power grid and can be powered by a generator if the need arises. The range is propane. A Murphy bed and fold out sofa allow sleeping for 4. The lower level includes a tool room and an enclosed 2 car garage, a rarity in Grayton Beach. You will never run out of storage space. The pavers from the front parking pad back to the carriage house were recently added. The screened in porch is the place for a great afternoon nap on the swinging bed, which stays with the house. Friends visiting the house always comment on how beautiful the live oak trees are. People who live in condos really miss the vegetation. An architect friend did a study for an observation deck either on the roof of the carriage house or free standing over the parking pad south of the garage. There are unobstructed views of the Gulf via the alley. Outside showers are the best! The outside shower is strategically located for privacy. If you stand at the shower and look towards the street or the alley, you will notice carefully placed lattice privacy screens. The lot to the South has been vacant for longer than we have owned the house (bought in 2005. It is commonly believed by those in the area that the day will come when driving on the beach is no longer allowed. The close proximity to the sand makes walking to the beach a breeze. In fact, our kids usually prefer to walk. The most important thing a potential buyer should know, and value, is this house has never been on the rental market. Always lovingly cared for, it is very solidly built and rated to withstand winds to 150 mph. The front porch is the best porch in America for "people watching" and the house is located smack dab in the center of cool! Plus, you can crawl home from the Red Bar, if necessary. It just doesn't get any better than living in the heart of Old Grayton Beach. All measurements are estimates and buyers should verify that which they deem important. Sold partly furnished and AS IS. List of furnishings being left is in the document section as well as the Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan.

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    473 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

    • Price: $1,725,000
    • Status: Pending
    • Updated: 40 min ago
    • MLS #: 859396
    3
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    0.16
    Acres
    2,148
    SQFT
    $803
    $/SQFT
    1989
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Grayton Beach
    County:
    Walton
    Area:
    30A West
    Elementary School:
    Van R Butler
    Middle School:
    Emerald Coast
    High School:
    South Walton
    Property Description
    This Old Grayton Beach Cottage was built for and the construction was supervised by, the grandson of one of the founding fathers of Grayton Beach. At the time of construction, the owner was a charter boat captain, thus the nautical theme. The house was designed by an architect in Seaside to be respectful of and complementary to the cottage style in Grayton Beach. The style of the house is: modified shotgun.The front door is solid mahogany hung on 200-year-old solid brass bayonet hinges. The Cypress boards used for the trim, mantel, wainscoting and cabinets in the living room/kitchen were hand selected at the sawmill by the owner, then planed to order. Notice very few knots. The Cypress dining room table was custom built for that space.The fire place was hand built, is wood burning, draws perfectly and throws an impressive amount of heat. A nice treat after those winter days on the beach! Behind the fireplace is a chart desk from a World War II Liberty Ship (Destroyer). The thin drawers held the charts and the glassed-in case contained the compass and sextant used for Navigation. This will stay with the house if the buyers would like it. The kitchen includes a professional natural gas range with a commercial stainless-steel vent hood which is vented to the outside. A free-standing icemaker, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, disposal and a natural gas tankless water heater (Rinnai) is also provided. Operable hurricane shutters affixed to all of the windows. The carriage house was added at a later date and the living quarters have been recently updated. It is run on it's own power grid and can be powered by a generator if the need arises. The range is propane. A Murphy bed and fold out sofa allow sleeping for 4. The lower level includes a tool room and an enclosed 2 car garage, a rarity in Grayton Beach. You will never run out of storage space. The pavers from the front parking pad back to the carriage house were recently added. The screened in porch is the place for a great afternoon nap on the swinging bed, which stays with the house. Friends visiting the house always comment on how beautiful the live oak trees are. People who live in condos really miss the vegetation. An architect friend did a study for an observation deck either on the roof of the carriage house or free standing over the parking pad south of the garage. There are unobstructed views of the Gulf via the alley. Outside showers are the best! The outside shower is strategically located for privacy. If you stand at the shower and look towards the street or the alley, you will notice carefully placed lattice privacy screens. The lot to the South has been vacant for longer than we have owned the house (bought in 2005. It is commonly believed by those in the area that the day will come when driving on the beach is no longer allowed. The close proximity to the sand makes walking to the beach a breeze. In fact, our kids usually prefer to walk. The most important thing a potential buyer should know, and value, is this house has never been on the rental market. Always lovingly cared for, it is very solidly built and rated to withstand winds to 150 mph. The front porch is the best porch in America for "people watching" and the house is located smack dab in the center of cool! Plus, you can crawl home from the Red Bar, if necessary. It just doesn't get any better than living in the heart of Old Grayton Beach. All measurements are estimates and buyers should verify that which they deem important. Sold partly furnished and AS IS. List of furnishings being left is in the document section as well as the Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan.
    Exterior Features

    Construction Siding Foundation Off GradeSiding Wood Design Florida Cottage Exterior Features Deck CoveredHurricane ShuttersPorch Screened Garage Spaces 2.00 Lot Dimensions 50X140 Lot Features InteriorLevelWithin 1/2 Mile To Water Lot Parcel Access County RoadPaved Road Pool No Pool Type None Street Spaces 2.00

    Interior Features

    Appliances Auto Garage Door OpnDishwasherDryerIce MachineMicrowaveRange HoodRefrigeratorWasher Baths Full First Bedroom Additional First Bedroom Master First Energy Ac - Central ElectHeat Cntrl ElectricWater Heater - GasWater Heater - Tnkls Interior Features FireplaceFloor HardwoodFurnished - SomeKitchen IslandWalls Wainscoting Kitchen First Living Room First Master Bed And Bath Mbath Separate Shwr Rooms BedroomCovered PorchFoyerFull BathroomGarageKitchenLaundryLiving RoomMaster BathroomMaster BedroomOfficeScreened PorchSeparate ApartmentStorage Sq Ft Source County Pa Records Total Baths 3.00

    Property Features

    As Is Yes Assessment Fees No Brokerage Interest No Interest Financing Conventional Last Tax Year 2019 Last Taxes 6378.01 Listing Board Emerald Coast New Buyer Fee No Project Facilities BeachFishingPets Allowed Utilities ElectricGas - NaturalGas - PropanePublic SewerPublic WaterTap Fee Paid Zoning Resid Single Family

    Listing courtesy of Scott Provow Realty.


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