31 Bay Drive NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL~Offered For Sale


Love a vast water view and your privacy then come take a tour of this beautiful waterfront estate. This 3904 SF home sits on 6/10’s of an acre with 100.34 feet on Choctawhatchee Bay at one of the highest points in Elliot Point. The numerous old and stately Live Oaks and other shade tree create a charming and inviting setting. As you approach the home you will enter a circular driveway that surrounds a lovely fountain so there is plenty of parking for your guests. The expansive water view offers you glorious sunrises while escaping the hot western evening sun on the large, shaded and tiled second floor terrace. Relax in the evening watching the moon dance over the Bay. As you arrive at the home you will see that the ground level provides two garages on opposite ends of the home.

There is also a 702 SF bonus room with French doors to the Bay side and a half bath. This would make a great workshop or an awesome media/game room. Next to the bonus room is a lovely 1053 sf one bedroom, one bath with dual vanities, furnished guest suite/apartment with a wall of glass, French doors and patio to enjoy the Bay. This apartment has its own entrance and parking space so it could serve as a great in law, adult child suite or rental and includes its own laundry room. Due to the massive concrete floor between this level and the main house no sounds are heard between the two levels.
The main living area is located on the second level and offers an amazing and expansive views of the Bay! The living/kitchen area is open and is perfect for entertaining guests with its 44 foot wall of glass that allows one to take in the spectacular panoramic view of the Bay, Okaloosa Island, and Destin. The curved walls in the great room and all the lighting inside and out help create a unique ambience. All the rooms view the Bay except for one bedroom. The living room area offers a beautiful wet bar with ice maker and a massive built in entertainment center complete with a 65″ flat screen TV and all the AV equipment. There is a large wood/gas fireplace located in the lounge area that is adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen is beautiful and definitely designed for the serious cook with top of the line appliances. You will love the large walk in pantry and the 7 foot roll out spice and condiment cabinet. The laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen with front loading washer and dryer and work area. The Master suite has two large walk-in closets, granite countertops with dual vanities including a sit down vanity, a two person travertine tile shower with 4 shower heads and separate controls.
The home and site were extensively remodeled between 1999 and 2008 with many built in decorative features. The attractive coffered beam ceilings on the 2nd floor are fully detailed in crown molding. Most interior walls were stripped to the studs and shear walls added along with countless bolts and straps. Items replaced were cedar siding, new stucco over brick exterior, real wood doors, solid cherry cabinets, all appliances, all windows, plumbing, wiring, an extra strong metal roof, driveway, walks, patio, plantings, a new sprinkler systems. All new carpet replaced in July 2013. With the help of the 13 ceiling fans and the 3 individual HVAC systems this home stays balanced and comfortable.
Out back, swim off the dock in 2-5 feet warm and inviting water. The depth change is very gradual making it safe and fun for children and adults of all ages. Bay front living offers a variety of water related activities and views such as vessels of all types traveling the waterways including sailboat races, paddle boarding, skiing and wave runners and my very favorite watching the porpoise play!!! And let us never forget how gorgeous the water is at night as the moon and the night lights of the area dance along the water.
So are you ready to come view your own piece of Paradise?
All room measurements to be verified by buyer.

For a brochure and DVD, please call Cynthia@CynthiaRoberson.com (850)585.3602 or Lisa@LisaNortonRealEstate.com (850)621.4525. Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS.