Nestled on the shores of North Bay, on a private island just off the coast in northwest Florida, sits a truly quiet and peaceful oasis of natural tropical beauty and a home of remarkable contemporary and modern architecture. This soaring three story estate was masterfully designed and brought to life by renowned Architect J Michael Hunnicutt and built by Rita Jones Construction. Spanning three levels with over 5,000 square feet, every room provides incredible waterfront views and offers expansive outdoor living with bay view covered porches on each level. With deep water and the Gulf of Mexico just 10 nautical miles away with NO idle speed zones in between, this luxury residence provides endless opportunities for fishing and boating enthusiasts with a private 350' dock.
Upon initial approach to the private island, you are welcomed by natural native landscaping and the soothing sounds of the Bay. This impressive 3 story home is framed by picturesque views of the Bay, surrounded by cascading sounds of the saltwater pool and spa which seem to blur the line between indoors and out. The home includes a fully equipped outdoor summer kitchen and an 18' deep covered patio. The summer kitchen is an entertainer's tropical dream. The custom kitchen cabinets are built of solid walnut sealed in marine grade varnish. The impressive cooking areas feature an all-Lynx luxury appliances package including a grill with rotisserie, dual cooking burners and power burner, and Lynx warming oven. Caesarstone quartz countertops and waterfall island are perfect for cocktails and entertaining. Situated on a large homesite and encompassing all that Florida's waterfront lifestyle has to offer, the deep-water dock will host your boat year-round and allows for residents to continue to pursue their waterfront dreams with boating, kayaking, and fishing!
Step off the tumbled cobblestone paver driveway onto the travertine marble tile front entry steps to the stately front door and foyer framed with a custom Mahogany wood door with artistic blown glass. As you enter the main level, you'll be immediately drawn to the waterfront views at 23' elevation and a great room that offers tranquility and relaxation. A modern linear fireplace surrounded with marble and slate tile creates warmth in the space while framing full-glass French doors that lead out onto a covered patio overlooking both pool and Bay. From here you can take in gorgeous year-round sunsets as they sink into the horizon each evening. The second level anchored by the great room is completed with a stunning formal dining room, a remarkable powder room with Onyx walls and flooring with custom stone pedestal sink and a junior suite overlooking Bay and pool complete with full bath, walk in closet, and Juliet balcony. Polished travertine tile is found throughout the main floor and leads into the waterfront breakfast nook and Chef's kitchen.
The fully-equipped kitchen boasts custom slab walnut cabinetry with soft-close hinges and pull-out drawers, 48'' Thermador Professional 6-burner gas range with double convection ovens and griddle, Electrolux convection microwave oven, warming drawer, Viking range hood and full-size Electrolux refrigerator and freezer. The kitchen features Caesarstone Quartz countertops and the oversized island that seats 4 is adorned with sleek waterfall edges as well as filtered cold and instant hot water at sink, pot filler at the range and a wet bar with wine refrigerator all designed with entertaining in mind! Adjacent to the kitchen is a 16'x10' walk-in pantry and laundry room with stunning granite countertops, custom cabinetry, elevated washer and dryer, built-in desk, shelving and sweeping views of the island.
Moving toward the Bay through the kitchen, you'll retreat into the primary suite. Overflowing with natural light and shimmering blue water from the Bay, the primary suite is luxurious and calming with custom walnut cabinetry with Swarovski crystal knobs, radiant heated Italian porcelain tile floors, an aquatic air tub gracefully accentuated with Bay views, an incredible, spa-like curved Grohe walk-in shower made from tumbled marble pebble rocks with 3 body jets and 2 hand showers and a large 14'x9' closet in the primary suite featuring fully enclosed cabinetry. The primary suite also provides access to the spacious covered waterfront patio with fireplace and access to saltwater pool and spa below.
Perched atop the third floor is the perfect place to admire the distinctive architecture of the soaring tongue and groove barreled ceilings and the famed Emerald Coast sunsets each night. This level offers a 19x16' loft living area with cork flooring and an office with French doors and private waterfront patio adding an elegant touch to this alluring space. Two large en suite guest bedrooms are located on the third level, each with walk in closets, walk-in shower, custom cabinetry, and radiant heated Italian porcelain tile floors, providing ample privacy and luxurious finishes.
Sitting at 11' elevation, the first level of the home features a 35'x24' - 4 car tandem garage with doors that have a 150-mph wind rating. A separate 15'x10' workshop space in garage is ideal for the car enthusiast and boat lover. Step out of the oversized garage into the
mud room and 26'x16' media-game room. This oversized entertaining area is off the pool and covered patio and features a full bath and fully equipped kitchen with built-in refrigerator, icemaker, dishwasher, microwave, granite countertops and walnut custom cabinetry. Imagine the memories that can be made here with days in the pool and nights watching movies and playing games. This floor also boasts a walk-in wine room with separate air conditioning system, double pane tempered glass door and custom shelving. The utility room is perfect for storage off the garage and media-game room and has a hidden "secret room" built for tornado and hurricane shelter. A unique feature of this home is the climate-controlled storage room. This heated/cooled room features hot and cold water, drain in the floor and a door to an enclosed outdoor area which could be perfect for the dog or animal enthusiast!
The stately manor is built of cement filled concrete block walls, hurricane rated Anderson windows and doors, and frameless ½" tempered glass railing system around pool and porches for fully functional but unobstructed captivating views. A built-in generator fully powers the second and third floors of the home and there are high-efficiency heat pumps for each floor providing year-round comfort during the changing seasons. This rare offering combines luxury features with low maintenance like natural landscaping with a drip irrigation system on a programmable timer. Another great feature for year-round comfort is a built-in automatic mosquito repellant misting system. A modern outdoor LED lighting system and Deep Sentinel home security system are also notable features of this home. A new, standing seam aluminum roof was installed in 2019. Infrastructure on the island includes high speed internet, city water and sewer. Home has a personal buried 500-gallon underground propane tank.
If you've been looking for an exclusive waterfront home with virtually 360-degree Bay views, then Northshore Islands is for you. This unique private island community represents an opportunity that is not to be missed. Inquire today to schedule a private viewing and start living the coastal life you desire.
Visit www.4200northshoreislands.com for additional features, videos and information.