Set amidst the Ponte Vedra sand dunes on 200 breath taking feet of the Atlantic Ocean, this residence was expertly designed to exemplify the beauty, grace and grandeur of the Southern style and was constructed on pilings to the latest structural coastal code to withstand the test of time. The expansive, lush green lawn provides for bocci-filled afternoons while the sparkling pool, designed and sited for all day sun, is primed for a refreshing swim! Although the home exudes an extraordinarily grand presence, family, warmth, comfort and entertaining are the theme. The first floor features the generous Kitchen and sunny gazebo-style Breakfast area, cozy Family Room, sumptuous Living Room and Dining Room, Guest Suite, handsome cherry wood-paneled Library and secondary Master Suite. The elegant stairway leads to the second floor open landing and private family areas which include the Owners’ Retreat to the south (elevator access from first floor) and the private guest/family wing to the north (two bedrooms and baths and an exercise room). The highly regarded local architect did a fabulous job interpreting the ideas developed by the owners, long time Jacksonville and beach residents. Complementing the architectural form, painstaking attention was paid to include appropriate stylistic features such as crystal door knobs throughout, full masonry fireplaces (4 total) with artistically hand carved mantels as well as mantels reclaimed and restored from historic southern homes, antique sconces and light fixtures, and elaborate custom millwork throughout (the meticulous work an expert North Carolina craftsman). Symmetry is impressed upon guests as they enter the double story foyer, the hallmark of which is a hand laid marble flooring centerpiece, and proceed through the gallery and into the living areas from which the ocean panorama is the focal point.
This home embodies all that is the essence of Florida coastal charm!