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SEAN OF THE SOUTH

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

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More Walks on the Beach?

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IN THIS ISSUE

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A TALE OF TWO COASTS: AN ITALIAN ADVENTURE AND NEW APPRECIATION FOR MY 30A HOME

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ANTIQUES IN COASTAL DESIGN

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SEAN OF THE SOUTH "RAIN"

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IDEAS FOR LOWER MAINTENANCE LIVING

06. POSITIVE PRICE TRENDS by ERIN ODEN 08. 30A HOME PRICE TRENDS by ERIN ODEN 10. A TALE OF TWO COASTS by RITA MONTGOMERY

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15. STANDING THE TEST OF TIME: ANTIQUES IN COASTAL DESIGN by ANNE SCOTT SHELLEY 18. BAHAMA MAMA & BANANA CABANA by ERIN ODEN

BAHAMA MAMA & BANANA CABANA

24. 30A IN AUTUMN by SALLIE PARIS 28. SEAN OF THE SOUTH "THE MAGICIAN" by SEAN DIETRICH 32. IDEAS FOR LOWER-MAINTENANCE COASTAL LIVING by CHRIS BURCH 80. SOUTH WALTON MARKET REPORTS AT A GLANCE by GEORGE BRANNON, JR.

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Upcoming Events at the Beach With many great events that take place in our coastal communities, there's so much to do! Here's a sampling of events coming soon.

Pajama Brunch

Walton County Fair

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM GRAYTON SEAFOOD CO.

OCTOBER 8 - 13

First Friday ArtWalk in Seaside

MON-FRI 5:00 PM TO 10:00 PM SAT 12:00 PM TO 10:00 PM WALTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM SEASIDE MERCHANTS

Where the Wild Things Run 5K & 1mi. FunRun

Bonfire on the Beach

8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

SATURDAY, OCT 13 E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM THE BAY RESTAURANT

Best of the Emerald Coast SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Wine Tastings at Wild Olives

7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

EVERY FRIDAY 4:00 PM ROSEMARY BEACH

Harvest Wine & Food Festival

GRAND BOULEVARD

OCTOBER 25 - 27

Gulf Place Wine Walkabout

THURSDAY 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM GULF PLACE

FRIDAY 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM SATURDAY 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM WATERCOLOR RESORT

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FOUNDER / EDITOR Erin Oden ART DIRECTOR Keri Atchley COPY EDITOR Jody Dyer

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS George Brannon, JR. Chris Burch Sean Dietrich Rita Montgomery Erin Oden Sallie Paris

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Tyler Amundsen Greg Atchley Marla Carter Shane Carter Carla Gates

Sheila Goode Tim Kramer Kurt Lischka Tim Ryan

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Pumpkin Festival

Cornhole Tournament

OCT 20 - 21, AND OCT 27 - 28

NOVEMBER 10

11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

10:30 AM

ARNETT'S GULFSIDE FARM & STABLES

GRAYTON BEER BREWPUB

Seaside Halloweener Derby Day

Seeing Red Wine Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

NOVEMBER 8 - 11

10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

SEASIDE

SEASIDE AMPHITHEATER

Monstrous Halloween Celebration & Trick-or-Treating SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM ROSEMARY BEACH

Festival of the Arts OCTOBER 27 - 28 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM MKAF CULTURAL ARTS VILLAGE

Witches of South Walton Charity Ride & Brunch

Local Farmers Markets Seaside Farmers Market EVERY SATURDAY 8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM SEASIDE

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market EVERY SATURDAY 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM GRAND BOULEVARD AT SANDESTIN

Rosemary Beach Farmers Market EVERY SUNDAY 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM ROSEMARY BEACH

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

30Avenue Farmers Market

7:00 AM

EVERY THURSDAY 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM INLET BEACH

GULF PLACE

Barktoberfest

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM GRAND BOULEVARD

Noche de los Muertos FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 8:00 PM TO 11:30 PM ALYS BEACH - CALIZA POOL

Mountainfilm on Tour THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 5:45 PM WATERCOLOR MARINA PARK

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Volume of 30A homes sales have more than doubled in the past five years.

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ome and condo sales continued to tick upward for the scenic 30A corridor during the first half of 2018. The number of sales, at 768, was slightly over the prior year and the average sale price and price per square foot were up 4% and 5%, respectively. We anticipate the 30A corridor real estate industry to exceed $1.6 billion in 2018; we have seen the industry more than double in the last 5 years. Regarding sale prices for the first half of the year: • Average sale price = $1 million +, a 42% increase over the last 5 years • Average price per square foot = $443, a 41% increase over the last 5 years

Erin Oden is the principal broker and owner of Coastal Luxury, a real estate firm that maintains a strong emphasis on intimate market knowledge and expertise in the luxury and Gulf-front market. Erin can be reached at 850.502.1220 or erin@coastalluxury.com. Or, stop by Coastal Luxury, located directly on 30A, the first office east of Alys Beach. Search all available properties at coastalluxury.com/SEARCH.

Investors must be thrilled with these statistics. Additionally, • Sold properties in 2018’s first half were on the market for a shorter time than in 2017’s first half and • Properties for sale (i.e., inventory of offerings) at 6/30/18 are 11% below 6/30/17 These statistics point to a stable and increasing pricing environment.

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30A HOME PRICE TRENDS A F O U R T E E N -Y E A R R E V I E W O F H O M E P R I C E T R E N D S

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PRICE TRENDS

Statistics according to data gathered from FLEX MLS for combined residential properties (detached residences, attached units, and condos only; EXCLUDES vacant land). Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Prepared compliments of Erin Oden, Coastal Luxury.

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A Tale of Two Coasts An Italian Adventure & New Appreciation for My 30A Home BY RITA MONTGOMERY

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A TALE OF TWO COASTS

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recently enjoyed a European adventure to the Italian coast. When Lindlee and Craig Dermody, who live in the 30A community of WaterSound, chose to renew their wedding vows after 20 years of marriage, they included 30+ friends and family and created a magnificent vacation along the Italian coast. The trip began as we relaxed at the five-star Imperiale Palace Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure. From there, we walked, boated, hiked, biked, shopped, and dined our way through coastal communities. I was in awe of the surroundings, but with each experience, I could not help but reflect on a coastline just as beautiful in its own right – my 30A Gulf seashore home.

IMPERIALE PALACE HOTEL The Imperiale Palace Hotel was built in 1889. Originally a family villa, the building was enhanced in 1905 to become a hotel. Â In an oval room, the German Minister and Soviet Commissioner for foreign affairs signed the Treaty of Rapallo to confirm the end of World War I. Walton County was founded in 1824 but remained widely undeveloped until the L&N Railroad and bridges made our beach areas more accessible. While they may not be as old as the Imperiale Palace Hotel, The Pearl in Rosemary and WaterColor Inn provide high-end, exquisite accommodations, and impeccable service to guests from all over the world. CoastalLuxury.com | 11


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n Day 2, our group hiked to five fishing villages in the beaches and hills of Cinque Terre in the Italian Riviera. The

landscape is picturesque, with bursts of color from homes stacked on hillsides and fishing boats that crowd marinas' azure waters. The views are majestic. Hiking may not be steep in 30A communities, but we have countless trails with views that rival any in the world. That trek inspired me to conquer the pristine paths in South Walton County. I hope to soon explore Deer Lake Trail’s wildflowers and coastal dune lakes, birdwatch in Dune Allen’s Topsail Hill Preserve State Park of 1600 acres, and learn about the history of Choctawhatchee Bay at Eden Gardens State Park. Why not enjoy what’s close to home?

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ur hosts leased a gorgeous, roomy villa called RISERVA DI FIZZANO. Destination weddings are great fun for

everyone involved. As we anticipated the event, wedding guests enjoyed a cooking class led by a Michelin star chef, relaxed by the pool, or shopped and walked through adjacent villages. Our 30A coastal communities have all the above, and Italy certainly hasn’t cornered the market on destination weddings.

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fter we enjoyed a gourmet lunch in Florence, a motor coach carried us to the Chianti Region in Tuscany. The famous

Rosemary Beach was voted Best of the Borrowed & Blue of 2017. I can’t imagine a more scenic wedding backdrop than our emerald Gulf waters moving with the tide under a glowing sunset, followed by dinner and celebration at any one of our fine restaurants.

area was a highlight for many on our trip. We toured the Rocca Delle Macie and Castello Vicchiomaggio estates and wineries. We sipped Chianti made from Sangiovese vines and tasted local olives as we admired the landscape. Did you know that the Gulf ’s Muscogee Nation, as a community, harvested turpentine from the resin of live pines, and that many Florida families traveled annually to South Walton beaches to cook salt out of the Gulf water so they’d have cooking salt for their homes? We have a rich agricultural history in South Walton.

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n the final leg of our journey, the wedding party toured the “City of Lovers” by private gondolas. We even took water taxis

to the airport. While we may not boat from hotel to restaurant to airport, 30A most certainly is on the water. I can’t remember the last time I took a boat ride near home. Santa Rosa has 30A Airboat Adventures. Solaris Yacht leaves Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina for a sunset dinner cruise. Backwater Tours offers an eco-inspired trip through Choctawhatchee River on a 26-foot motorboat. Pontoon boats, dolphin cruises, sailboats, and even paddle boards offer unique views

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of our stunning surroundings and wildlife.


A TALE OF TWO COASTS

I thanked my hosts for a well-planned trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed being a tourist and celebrating their marriage.

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y voyage to Italy energized and inspired me to embrace the Gulf Coast with an even deeper love. Now, I thank my hosts again, because through that trip 5,000 miles away, I found a new appreciation for my own backyard paradise. Rita Montgomery has taken exceptional care of 30A homebuyers and investors for over seventeen years. She was born in Parker, Florida,  she’s raised five children and currently resides on 30A. Rita has been recognized multiple times for exceptional performance as a top agent in the luxury real estate market and has superb working relationships with realtors up and down the coast. Contact Rita at 850.819.5746 or rita@coastalluxury.com. Search available properties at www.coastalluxury.com.

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STANDING THE TEST OF TIME: ANTIQUES IN COASTAL DESIGN

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nterior design trends in coastal homes have always had minds of their own. They run parallel, yet slightly off kilter, to the rest of the design world, with a laid-back style that emphasizes ease and comfort. Recently, the phrase “collected over time” has been so omnipresent in the world of design that it’s redundancy led us to question why that idea wasn’t being implemented at the beach. The gray washed woods and subtle colors that are so present in coastal design create a soothing environment, but where is the warmth and character? And, how can designers create a home with personality, while still maintaining a natural, coastal aesthetic? In our opinions, a house isn't a home without a few pieces that have pasts and character—just like the people who live there. Even the most contemporary spaces can benefit from the added touch of history and depth that antiques provide.

Since most of the homes in our area were constructed within the last 30 years, they often lack architectural history or history in general. The older homes along the Gulf Coast are generally more of a camp-house style where function was prioritized over form, and practicality was more important than architectural interest. This old Florida lifestyle is an important consideration that we feel we, as designers, should resort back to when planning new homes along our beautiful beaches. Like our predecessors, we believe in maintaining this area's design tradition; function should take precedent over aesthetics. Simply put, it is difficult to relax when you are worried about sand scratching the floors or wet bathing suits ruining your barstools. Having a home at the beach is most importantly about creating a place to recharge, relax, and have fun with loved ones without having to worry about drink rings on your coffee table. For that reason, we believe that function alone is reason enough to invest in well-worn pieces that will only improve with time and use. Luckily, there are many other benefits to incorporating vintage and antique pieces into your home. One of the best qualities of antiques is their inherently quirky nature. They might be a bit wobbly, the finish might be scratched and scuffed, and the colors might have a sun-faded quality that cannot be replicated or mass produced in a factory. These natural, imperfect qualities are what make antique and vintage pieces such fitting additions to homes in coastal settings. After all, the main draw to our little beach towns is the incredible, natural environment that surrounds us. We feel that the interiors of the homes in this unique area should reflect and enhance that landscape.

Of course, as in life, it is all about balance. The beauty of our fine, white sand and jewel-toned waters is magnified by the juxtaposition of the rugged dunes surrounding them. That contrast between rough and refined is what creates the old Florida feeling that we believe needs to be revived, which is exactly where antiques and vintage pieces come into play. If implemented properly, they help to bring that same balance to a home’s interior. The definition or personality of a home will be as unique as the person or family who lives in it. At its most basic, it provides shelter from the outside world. No matter how you define it, your home should be a backdrop to a life well-lived, and we argue that adding a piece of furniture that has had a life as equally well-lived is just as important.

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Bahama Mama & Banana Cabana C O A S TA L C H A R M

in Carillon Beach, Florida John and Kathi Hodge Maxwell share the story of how they discovered Carillon Beach, Florida, as the perfect spot for their custom beach house. The charmingly named “Bahama Mama” and its guest house “Banana Cabana” are poised directly on the Gulf.

A private Gulf-front retreat

How did you discover the beaches of South Walton and Carillon Beach? Kathi and John: A fashion magazine photo shoot taken in the Carillon Beach area caught my eye. I solicited my traveling niece to find the charming Florida panhandle beach village. Soon after, at first light one morning, the phone rang. When I answered, I heard my excited niece say, "You have got to get down here . . . you will love this place . . . I am on the beach right now taking sunrise pictures!” So we went . . . .

Tell us about your first visit to Carillon Beach. Kathi and John: Later, a friend took us to see a new upscale village he called the “most pristinely beautiful, uncrowded beach down there" . . . Carillon Beach. He was right! We then explored the area and regularly visited a Carillon restaurant with a fine chef. Carillon Beach “right on the beach” had our name all over it. 18 | Fall 2018


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Multiple beachfront balconies

Stunning courtyard area with heated private pool

How did you make the decision to purchase a beach house? Kathi and John: Beginning in Naples, then on to Seaside and beyond, we just kept buying happy beach houses. As each area became too crowded and traffic became congested, we kept moving east along the panhandle. When we discovered Carillon Beach, which we think has the best beach along this coast, we decided if we were going to own a beach house, for heaven’s sake, we should have a real beach house, as in right on the ocean. Plus, if we so chose, we had the option to enjoy the property several months a year and rent it to nice weekly vacationers (grandparents, their adult children, and grandchildren). Well, it worked. We built a hugely successful beach house vacation rental business. "Ahh, finally a profitable, versatile, fun investment!"

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Almost a mile of private community beach

And specifically, how did you select Carillon Beach? Kathi and John: The dream retreat, Carillon Beach, is the best-kept secret of the Gulf Coast. We truly enjoy the quiet, staffed-entry, gated village with patrolling security. The entire community is conveniently located on the beach side of the main highway. We have wider streets and no crowds. Carillon is a “5-minute village,” in that you can travel anywhere in Carillon Beach in 5 minutes. The ample amenities provide a rich beach lifestyle. The location is certainly prime, situated just 2 1/4 miles west of Rosemary Beach.

You have shared that you were intimately involved in the property design and vision. Tell us about the design process of your Carillon Beach home. Kathi and John: Our design vision began when Peter Weir, movie producer of The Truman Show, spoke to us at Seaside. He was convinced that light did something in the Florida Panhandle that it did not do anywhere else in the world, so he chose to film outdoor scenes along the panhandle, instead of in California. So, I wanted to grab that special panhandle light as well as the Gulf views and capitalize on them inside and outside our new-build sunny beach house.

What were your main goals in the design of your indoor and outdoor spaces? Kathi and John: Our builder, who has built over 20+ Rosemary Beach houses, says we have the best view in the area. People often remark that Bahama Mama and Banana Cabana are the sunniest beach houses around. To achieve all this, we decided to perch the house atop the 2nd highest area of the lot’s sand dune to capture the best sunlight and Gulf views. We built an upside-down house, which allows exceptional vistas from the main living spaces. Through 59 exterior glass openings, sunlight bursts through and across all four sides of the home. On the second and third levels, you feel like you are in a boat because you see water and light on three sides. Gulf views are enjoyed inside all main rooms of the beach house. Guests even enjoy Gulf views from the cabana’s second level!

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Carillon Beach coastal classic

How has your family personally enjoyed your beach house? What are your favorite outdoor memories of time spent at Bahama Mama?   Kathi and John: What a luxury it has been to share a beach house large enough (it sleeps 18 in beds) for everyone to have his or her own space (private bedroom/bath/porch). Whether we host one sibling and the sibling’s whole family or have all our siblings simultaneously, we have enough space. Everyone thinks it is great fun for all of us to go to favorite restaurants. We go east or west to contiguous communities to enjoy authentic places with local color, and we love dining dockside while viewing Port Panama ships. Boat outings and day trips to historic cities like Apalachicola are another a fabulous way to bond and build memories together. I will never forget our early trip down to the beach with all my siblings and my sweet Mamma at age 98 (you would have thought she was in her 70’s—what a doll). Holidays are exciting at Carillon Beach. A New Year’s trip had cool weather. Then, suddenly on New Year’s Eve day, it warmed, making it perfect for celebrating and watching the fireworks from our third floor Gulf-front porch. On another special trip down with Mamma and her sister, cousins, and siblings, Mamma even danced!

Seaside style meets peaceful privacy

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What have been the highlights of living in Carillon Beach? Kathi and John: Carillon Beach is the best of both worlds. We enjoy the luxury of driving through our town’s staffed-entry gatehouse, then down our wide, quiet streets, to small restaurants, boutique shops, and an uncrowded beach. That said, we appreciate the close 2 1/4-mile trip to Rosemary Beach and other contiguous neo-traditional town villages, where we enjoy busier restaurants and larger shops. We absolutely adore walking down our own private beach walkover and turning west. On the way to pristine natural preserve Camp Helen, we walk past the place where, at certain tides, the Gulf and Lake Powell (the largest coastal dune lake in North America and one of the few in the world) exchange water. It feels like you are at the edge of the earth . . . pure white soft sand dunes and sea oats . . . no bramble bush pasture . . . the sand looks like warm snow! At the foot of our private beach walkover, just steps from the house, daily set up of private beach service (complete with Bahama Mama and Banana Cabana printed on the white wooden frames) provides indulgent service for beach-front relaxing. Anyone who lives or visits Carillon Beach must watch the vibrant, expansive sunsets over the Gulf water! We do so with mimosas in hand on our own third-floor Gulf-front porch. We can see the sunset inside the house as well. For lunch, my sister likes for us to lounge at our private pool and order a Carillon restaurant’s fresh grouper sandwiches, which are delivered to our own swimming pool courtyard . . . a nice luxury. It is great fun to ride bikes through Carillon Beach’s larger, calmer streets. Guests tell us they like to ride bikes to the fun Monday night in-season, free gratis “Concerts on the Green” to hear great bands. A brief walk takes us to the interdenominational lakeside church service, where we look out at the leaping lake frog sculpture and up at the gorgeous ceiling. In tradition, as everyone departs, we ring the church bell. Ahh what a way to start the week . . . . There is always something to do, or, better yet, not to do, by the swaying sea oats and soft white sand dunes. We love it all!

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What is your very favorite part of living here at the beach? What do you love the most?Â

What is your favorite time of year here at the beach? How do you enjoy outdoor living during this season?

Kathi and John: Bar none, the absolute best part of beach living is living in a house directly on the beach, Gulf-front, with our private heated pool in an upscale beach town village that has amenities.

Kathi and John: Oh, we love May and October at the beach when temperatures are comfortable, neither hot nor cold. Often we do not even need the pool heater. Annually, our last rental guests always depart the 4th Saturday in October, so we come down that day. There are mainly other homeowners at the beach then. If you prefer no crowds, perfect beach weather, and plenty of friendly neighbors; you will like May and October at Carillon Beach, too.

At Bahama Mama and Banana Cabana, we constantly enjoy seeing the beach sand and emerald green water from inside every room, as well as during outdoor activities.

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There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or Fall seen, if Investors it could not be, as if Seasonas Brings Together Relaxation and Exploration it had not forbeen.”

30A in Autumn

by Sallie Paris

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While autumn signifies the close of summer, property owners and visitors to 30A anticipate a new season of exciting offerings unique to our beloved communities. While families traditionally visit the beach during June and July months, fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the Gulf Coast. Visitors can often find ample open parking slots at their favorite beach access points. Humidity and heat taper as breezes increase. The average air temperatures drop from around 88 degrees in July to 77 degrees in mid-October, while ocean temperatures remain relatively warm. Beachgoers can spread out along miles and miles of coastline to enjoy space and privacy by the water. Cooler weather makes September, October, and November comfortable months to explore the countless trails, preserves, and dune lake parks interspersed among 30A towns. Because neighborhoods are less crowded, so are restaurants and entertainment venues. Shorter (if any) lines make dining out a pleasure, with time to finally try new restaurants and linger over drinks, desserts, and conversation. Live music lovers will especially enjoy roomy settings for countless concerts that play well into winter.

For homeowners or prospective buyers, the post-vacation season months are ideal times to visit. Those who are interested in purchasing new or additional properties will find autumn a much easier season in which to view homes because fewer buildings are occupied by tourists. For these and plentiful other reasons, several communities host homeowner’s weekends in September

Percy Bysshe Shelley and October.

It’s important for property owners to attend association meetings for several reasons: Information:

HOA meetings allow property owners to learn about recent or planned developments and assess their investments.

Officer elections:

Many 30A properties are second homes and investment properties. Thus, owners need reliable officers who share their goals and concerns. Meeting nominees face to face and listening to their ideas are the best ways to vote with confidence.

Idea sharing: HOA meetings are the perfect time and place to pitch ideas, alert others to issues of concern, make certain types of requests, and gain consensus.

Budgets: Officers direct owners’ fees to any number of projects. Owners must actively communicate their ideas and questions in order to ensure their funds are spent in ways that improve investment and maintain the quality, grounds, aesthetics, and amenities they desire.

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30A IN AUTUMN

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been.” --- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Coastal Luxury will be hosting events throughout October. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our spectacular communities as they enjoy this special time of year by the sea. "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." --- Jacques Cousteau For more information on seasonal weather and sea conditions, visit: www.weatherspark.com www.seatemperature.org For more detailed information on the events listed above, as well as others, visit: www.visitsouthwalton.com www.sowal.com

Socializing:

Homeowners weekends are an ideal time to meet neighbors who have different vacation schedules. Weekend events also allow owners to learn about their communities. Seacrest hosts a strictly social owners’ reception. Many others do as well.

Fun: Homeowners and potential investors can certainly mix business with pleasure. Gulf area event planners capitalize on the gorgeous weather and put on a variety of interesting events so that all visitors find something to enjoy.

Upcoming homeowners meeting weekends: Alys Beach Rosemary Beach Watercolor Seaside Paradise by the Sea Seacrest

October 5-6 October 5-6 October 19-21 October 19-21 Late January 2019 October 6

Sallie Paris Sallie Paris uses broad market knowledge and a high level of service to assist clients in all aspects of real estate purchases—from investment properties to beach homes to assimilating into local culture. Sallie says, “Although I’ve lived here for years, I still feel like I’m on vacation every day. My goal is to help other families find perfect properties so that they can grow to love the Emerald Coast just as I do.” Contact Sallie at 850.213.3478 or sallie@coastalluxury.com. Search available properties at www.coastalluxury.com.

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THE

COASTAL LUXURY TEAM Our firm’s unique targeted marketing efforts, strong database, and intimate market knowledge afford us the opportunity to consistently represent the successful sales of our coast’s finest residences. Coastal Luxury provides a strong team representation to deliver white glove service to our clients.

We offer strong team representation to deliver WHITE GLOVE SERVICE to our valued clients.

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Martinis & A Market Review for the Upcoming Homeowners' Weekends Coastal Luxury invites you to stop in for a cocktail and a market report of your community. We are ideally located directly on 30A in The Alexander, the very first office east of Alys Beach.

Stop in anytime between 12 noon and 4 pm during the below days: October 5 - 6 October 19 - 20

Photos by Carla Gates

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I washed the dogs with a hose. My wife sprayed me with a hose. We ate cornbread and pinto beans for supper. We played cards.

I left a funeral. I was driving through the North Florida rain. My dogs were in the seat behind me. It was a monsoon on the highway. I’m talking puddles the size of Lake Gertrude. Raindrops the size of Coke bottles. Cars ahead had hazards flashing. Traffic was crawling. I held the wheel with both hands. A man in a truck sped around my vehicle. He almost amputated my side mirror. The man’s tires kicked up a waterfall. I almost lost control. I couldn’t see. Horns honked. Tires squealed. I pulled onto the shoulder. I was rattled. I loosened my necktie. I don’t often wear neckties. But my mother would rather have her toenails removed with tongs than discover her son attended a funeral with an open collar. My hands were shaking. My stomach was sick. I was lucky to be alive. I spotted a dirt road ahead—off the main highway. A small pathway, running into the woods. Against my better judgment I took the forest road. It ran me through the acres of pines, over bumps and rocks. There were deep ruts in the road. Ruts which had turned into miniature rivers of orange mud. Thelma Lou (bloodhound) and Otis (alleged Labrador) sat at attention. They are like most dogs; they are connoisseurs of mud. The desolate roads were unmarked, and I was in no hurry to get back on the highway. So I drove. And drove. And it hit me: this was fun. Furthermore, this was high-quality mud. Not that thin stuff that passes for mud on TV. This stuff was top shelf. I started smiling more than a grown man ought to. That’s when I stumbled upon it. The Mother of All Mud Holes. It was an empty lot, pristine mud, without tire tracks or obstacles. Only flat, sprawling soup. It called to me. Thelma howled—which is dog-language for, “Do it, Daddy-O! Do it!”

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It is a well-documented fact that all dogs call their masters “Daddy-O.”


RAIN BY SEAN DIETRICH

I don’t know why I even told you this. Who really cares? I don’t know what came over me. I’m middle-aged, with

So I played in the mud. Big whoop.

a back surgery and arthritis in my feet. Nevertheless, life is short.

I suppose I am thinking that life is short. And one day it will be my funeral. And I know that on that day, people will

I threw my truck into low gear. I hung my necktie on my rearview mirror. We zipped down a hill, then up another.

probably attend with sad faces—like the service I visited this afternoon. Maybe it will even be raining.

Then we turned circles, like kids on a merry-go-round. A big, fast, Ford-manufactured, V6, fuel-injected, muddy merrygo-round.

But if you come to my last goodbye, do not cry for me. Because I will be in a big, muddy place. With my dogs. And loved ones. And my truck will have a new body, and a new

I fishtailed, slinging mud. I whooped and hollered. Long

transmission.

ago, I did this very thing as a teenager. And I forgot how glorious it was.

I am grateful for my family, no matter how small we are. For my wife. And for our little trailer home—with an

Finally, I shut off the truck. I kicked open the door. My canine fugitives ran free. Two dogs bolted, full speed. And in

antenna poking from the top, and a microwave that almost electrocuted me yesterday.

only moments, they were covered in slop. A lot of wrestling happened. And laughing. I had the time of my life.

I am grateful for rain. And mud. And every minuscule thing I don’t always notice.

When I got home, my wife saw me step out of the truck. My nice clothes were covered in brown. My dogs looked like

I am grateful for fun. For laughing. And for the way a

crud-covered demonic footmen. She almost had a heart

simple feeling can be so good it makes you cry. You might be

attack.

wondering what the point is to all this. Here it is:

“What happened to you?” she said.

Thank you for letting me live another day, Lord.

“We took a shortcut,” I said.

Also, do not wear a necktie to my funeral.

I washed the dogs with a hose. My wife sprayed me with a hose. We ate cornbread and pinto beans for supper. We played cards.

Sean Dietrich Sean Dietrich is a columnist, and novelist, known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Southern Living, South Magazine, Yellowhammer News, Good Grit, the Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine, Tallahassee Democrat, and he has authored seven novels.

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Ideas for Lower-Maintenance Coastal Living by Chris Burch

It's safe to say that the closer one's property is to the Gulf of Mexico, the more care and maintenance it will require to stay in mint condition. There is no such thing as a maintenance-free property.

Whether you have plans to build soon or already own a property along the Gulf coast, maintenance is something to be considered.

Yes, though surprising to many, even stainless steel will rust in our harsh environment. The goal of this article is not an exhaustive list of obvious home maintenance items, such as regularly changing out your HVAC air filter or cleaning the dryer vent lint filter. Rather, there are some important considerations that affect how much and how often you will be expending money and/or time on preserving what may possibly be your most valuable physical asset.

If you plan to build new, here are some pointers that may help drive your decisions as you select building materials. Generally Less Maintenance

Generally More Maintenance

CMU block-stucco

Wood frame - painted cement siding

Vinyl clad windows

Aluminum clad windows

24-guage standing seam aluminum roof

26-guage metal roofing with exposed fasteners, or shingles

Tankless hot water heater

Conventional hot water heater

Trex or Ipe decking materials

Pressure treated pine decking

Stainless steel fasteners -(316) in exposed areas

Galvanized or ceramic coated fasteners - exposed

Metal railings - properly coated

Wooden handrails

Cement siding - window and door trim

Pressure treated or KDAT - windows and door trim

Pre-finished wood flooring

Sand and finish wood flooring - cannot replace single plank

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IDEAS FOR LOWER-MAINTENANCE LIVING

If yours is an existing home and you self-maintain or hire a property management company, there are several things that must be done periodically. If you forego preventive maintenance and wait until a problem occurs, higher long-term maintenance costs will be incurred. • With exterior door locks, especially the 3-point multi-lock variety, lock sets and hinges should be operated and oiled several times yearly to prevent freezing due to corrosion in the components. Open windows a few times yearly and keep casement window parts lubricated. • Keep the final grade or landscaping at least 6’’ away from the bottom wood band board. Keep trees, plants, or shrubs from growing on or getting too close to your home. • If you have aluminum-clad windows and doors, most manufacturers will void the warranty if you do not hose windows and doors down at least twice yearly to remove salt residue (read the fine print in your warranty). At the same time, rinse off your air conditioner fan blades to help extend compressor life. • When painting a house for the first time or when repainting, consider using a brand/line that is specially formulated to stop or inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Be aware that by adding a mildewcide to any can of paint you likely void the manufacturer’s warranty. • Check around doors, windows, and any penetrations in the building envelope annually for caulking that may have dried out or separated. This helps prevent water intrusion (which invites termites and wood rot). Most waterproofing coating on decks has a warranty of 5 to 10 years. If you have wood decking or tile on an exterior elevated patio you should plan on periodically removing the decking or tile and replacing the waterproofing membrane to avoid water intrusion. From a design perspective, avoid locating living spaces beneath waterproofed decks or patios.

Some other repeat offender issues: 1. Freestanding ice makers have a tendency to leak water on flooring. Ensure they have pumps for proper drainage and that drains are unclogged. 2. I do not recommend installing outdoor ceiling fans unless you truly think you will use them. They corrode, the blades buckle, and they have the tendency to be blown down in high wind conditions. 3. Outdoor showers with exposed piping are predisposed to freeze and can cause massive water leaks. Run plumbing lines inside the house instead and install a shutoff valve with a drain at the outdoor shower for easy winterizing. 4. Don’t forget about routine maintenance on generators, garage doors, and hot water heaters. Implementing some of these ideas will hopefully help protect the value of your investment, ease your stress, and lower your ongoing maintenance costs.

Chris Burch

Chris Burch, MBA, owns Grand Bay Construction, LLC, and has been building on the Emerald Coast since 2005. Grand Bay Construction seeks to not only set the standard in the Gulf Coast's construction industry, but also to surpass customers' expectations. www.grandbayconstruction.com


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325 Walton Rose Lane I N LET BE ACH

800.359.0748 EXT. 3478


BUILT IN 2016 4,780 Sq. Ft.

6 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Offered at $3,795,000

The Quintessential Beach House in Inlet Beach

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325 Walton Rose Lane Offered at $3,795,000

• Built with every amenity imaginable

• All bedrooms offer LED TVs, elegant bedding, bedside tables with lamps, dressers, and closets

• Professionally decorated • All bathrooms offer quartz countertops, elegant tile • Fully exudes the comforts of coastal living

choices, and three have rain head walk-in showers

• Stunning Gulf views from numerous decks

• Private balcony outfitted with cocktail table and barstools

• Established vacation rental, projecting to

• Laundry room with front loading washer and dryer

exceed $313,000 in annual revenue • Porch and four rocking chairs overlook the pool • Amazing roof deck with flying bed and wet bar • Main living area, dining room and kitchen offer • Sonos music system, TVs in every

the best Gulf views

room, and wireless internet • Comfortable living area has a sectional sofa with lounger, • Large private heated pool on 30A with poolside

love seat, side chair, LED TV

kitchen, swim up bar, barstools in the water, gas fire pit, and surfboard shower • Beach volleyball court

• Large dining table seats ten • Open concept kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops, custom cabinets, stainless appliances

• Elevator • Elegant foyer anchors the open stairwell

by Thermador and Kitchenaid • Roof Deck with views over all of the other homes toward the beach and Gulf as well as nearby Rosemary Beach

• Looks out towards the fabulous pool area

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95 Hopetown Lane R O SE M ARY

800.359.0748 EXT. 3458


BUILT IN 2011 2,647 Sq. Ft.

4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Offered at $3,995,000

Poised Just Four Tiers from the Beach on Rosemary’s Gulf Side

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95 Hopetown Lane offered at $3,995,000

• Exquisite, newly redesigned custom beach house

• Meticulously selected finishes

• Pool deck

• Custom milled antique oak flooring

• Highly coveted location

• Hand-hewn beams

• Within steps to the beach as well as Rosemary’s lively Town Center

• Calcutta Gold marble counters • Custom trim and custom cabinetry

• Directly overlooks one of Rosemary’s charming tree-lined wooden boardwalks

• Custom fabricated stair railings

• Stunning Gulf views from the deep porches

• Antique Italian tile

• Short stroll of just 100 yards from the front door to the white sands

• Gas fireplace

• Full renovation by custom home builder Matt Fuller • New interiors by interior design firm Kay Fuller Interiors • Use of impeccable finishes that exude a highdesign beach house of crisp coastal elements

• Shiplap • Venetian plaster walls • Ideal as a secondary home or an investment property • Projected to generate annual rental income of +$230,000

• Current owner recently worked with the design team to further expand the remodel, adding custom built-in bunks, a morning kitchen on the first level, a summer kitchen on the pool deck, gas lanterns, and a parking pergola

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The Alexander 9961 E County Highway 30A, Unit 401

EAST END OF 30A

SE A CR EST BE ACH

Exceptional fully furnished & renovated penthouse in the Alexander at Palm Court • Poised exclusively between Rosemary and Alys Beach • On 4th floor • Rare opportunity in such a developed area with Gulf views • Perfect beach getaway • Within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops in Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach, and Rosemary • Master bedroom located on the northeast corner of the unit • Fully renovated master bathroom • Hardwood floors • Solid surface counters • Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining • Stainless steel kitchen appliances • Kitchen opens into a spacious living area • Carrera tile • Custom cabinets • Walk-in closet • Double vanity in master bath • Perfect balcony to enjoy drinks and sunsets • Outstanding views of the Gulf

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800.359.0748 EXT. 3558


202 E Seacrest Beach

EAST END OF 30A

SE ACR EST BE ACH

Great homesite location in the highly desired Seacrest Beach Community • Come build your beach getaway • Special location • Within walking distance to the 12,000 sqft lagoon pool, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and the Village of South Walton • All with great shops and restaurants • Buy now build later

Offered at $395,000

800.359.0748 EXT. 3618


239 Sand Oaks Circle SE AG R OVE

800.359.0748 EXT. 3538


BUILT IN 2017 2,500 Sq. Ft.

• The perfect location • Amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico • Outstanding Eric Watson designed home will remind you of the quality and style found in Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach • Second level open living concept is the heart of this home where everyone will gather • Kitchen is a chef’s dream come true with Sub Zero, Wolf, and Bosch appliances • All counter tops, including bathrooms counters, are Carrara marble, providing modern yet timeless style

3 Bedrooms 3/1 Bathrooms

Offered at $1,075,000

Great Opportunity to Live and Play in the Heart of 30A

• First two levels of this quality constructed home are block/stucco providing an extremely quiet and efficient interior • Design code only dictates first level • Gated • Close to the beach • An over-the-top designed and built home

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14B Paradise by the Sea Boulevard 30A

800.359.0748 EXT. 3638

EAST


Offered at $1,995,000

• "Close to everything but away from it all" • Estate-sized lot • One of only 51 residential home sites • Exceptional gated community • Great location just west of Rosemary Beach and adjacent to Alys Beach • Within walking distance to restaurants, shops, bike path, and everything the east end of 30A has to offer

Estate-Sized Homesite in Paradise by the Sea

• Only steps away from the 1700 feet of crystal white beach sand and emerald green waters • True paradise that you can call your home away from home • No build-out time requirements • An easy property to hold for future plans

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80 Sandy Creek Drive WATER COLOR

800.359.0748 EXT. 3738


BUILT IN 2013 3,951 Sq. Ft.

5 Bedrooms 5/1 Bathrooms

Offered at $2,495,000

• Large and private lot surrounded by unbuildable land • Exceptional design and multiple upgrades throughout • Open floor plan • Large professionally equipped kitchen with Viking cook top, hood, double oven, drawer microwave, dishwasher and French door refrigerator • Living area with fireplace • Coffered ceilings throughout the entire main living area and kitchen • Bathroom floors, walls and counter tops of marble

Exceptional Home in the Popular, Amenity-Rich Community of WaterColor

• Separate dining room with ample windows and light • Beautiful place to entertain guests • Large covered deck perfect for enjoying the natural surroundings and privacy • Two master bedrooms • Two-car garage • One-bedroom carriage house • Many upgrades • Centrally located to the best dining, unique boutique shops, bike paths and golf courses along the Emerald Coast

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135 Blackwater Street WATER COLOR

800.359.0748 EXT. 3758


BUILT IN 2009 4,859 Sq. Ft.

• Situated on an exceptional homesite • Corner lot overlooks Western Lake, a coastal dune lake • Tucked away in private Phase III of WaterColor • Offers a reverse floor plan • Appointed carriage house • Expansive foyer featuring full wainscoting, wood floors throughout and soaring ceilings • First floor Master bedroom, as well as two additional guest bedrooms, each with its own private bath

6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Offered at $3,295,000

An Exquisite Lake-Front Luxury Residence in Watercolor, Florida

• Spacious master bath features a steam shower, soaking tub, private water closet, his and hers vanities, and his and hers walk-in closets with built-ins • Double doors from the master and one of the guest rooms open to a screened in porch • Features an elevator that services three of the four floors • Conveniently located wet bars on all four floors

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135 Blackwater Street Offered at $3,295,000

• Second floor enters to a sprawling kitchen with a large granite island, copper apron sink, and two breakfast bars

• Located on the second floor are a quiet study, full bath, and guest room featuring a private balcony

• Dacor appliance package featuring a gas range and vented hood, a Subzero fridge and freezer with convenient viewing window, and two counter-height breakfast bars

• Third floor offers a large bunk room with built-in entertainment center, full bath, and storage space

• Ideal for entertaining

• Fourth floor presents a tower room featuring spectacular sunset views and breathtaking panoramic views of Western Lake

• Screened in porch featuring two floating beds and flat screen TV

• Carriage house extends the living space of the main house with a convenient second-floor apartment

• Open floor plan

• Carriage house contains a living room, kitchen with stainless steel Bosch refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Dacor microwave, in addition to a guest room and full bath

• Large living room boasting a beautiful ceiling treatment • Built-in entertainment center with three additional TVs to survey the driveway, front door, and pool via a digital video recorder

• Two-car garage featuring a built-in SPX American-made heavy-duty hydraulic car lift

• 10-foot walnut hardwood beam, coffered and mitered, painted hardwood, paneled ceiling spans the length of the living, dining, and sitting space of one floor

• Centrally located to the best dining, unique boutique shops, bike paths, and golf courses along the Emerald Coast

• Living room flanks the open-concept dining room with a solid wood table and seating for 10+

• Easy access to Hwy. 98, allowing quick routes to Panama City and the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

• Small private balcony and a large lakefront screened-in porch with fireplace, outdoor couch, outdoor kitchen with Teak hardwood base, and Dacor gas grill

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Tranquillity on the Beach 8600 E County Highway 30A, Unit 230 3 0 A E A ST

800.359.0748 EXT. 3818


BUILT IN 1998 1,631 Sq. Ft.

• Gulf-front condominium residence at Tranquillity On The Beach • Prominent location on 30A’s east end • Close to Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach • Tranquil and private setting of the gated community • Close proximity to the activities, shopping and dining in the neighboring bustling planned communities • Spacious three bedroom condo • Situated directly overlooking the Gulf

3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Offered at $1,295,000

Gulf-front Condominium Prominently Located on 30A's East End

• Expansive breathtaking views • Intimate community shares a Gulf-front community pool • Each owner enjoys a storage closet • A bike ride or stroll to all the fun, shopping, restaurants in Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and Seacrest Beach

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WEST END 30A Florida

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105 Bannerman Beach Lane BANN ER M AN BE ACH

800.359.0748 EXT. 3438


BUILT IN 1992 4,220 Sq. Ft.

4 Bedrooms 3/2 Bathrooms

Offered at $3,395,000

An Exclusive, Ultra-Private, Gated Gulf and Lake Front

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LETTER FROM THE 30A PUBLISHER WEST END

105 Bannerman Beach Lane Offered at $3,395,000

• A true treasure of unspoiled lands along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast on Scenic Highway 30A

• Only 185 steps to the community's private beach walkover

• Freedom to enjoy outdoor living in countless ways

punctuates the home and landscape of sheer beauty • Entrance hall’s grand staircase leads to the second-floor main living area

• Notably special homesite of over one-half acre boasts breathtaking direct views of

• Fine architectural details and a soothing palette of colors

both the Gulf and Little Redfish Lake • Four sets of French doors open to a deep porch • Exceptionally private beach residence that embodies the essence of true coastal living • To be enjoyed as a vacation home retreat or year-round residence

that expands the breadth of the living and dining rooms and opens to serene Gulf and lake views • Porch opening lends a picturesque display of the surrounding lush landscape, twisted oaks, and native vegetation

• Features raised ceilings and deep crown molding throughout

• Bright living area flows to the formal dining room which is adjacent to the gourmet kitchen and morning porch

• Luxurious master suite and three additional guest suites • Kitchen includes granite countertops with • Living room, dining room, gathering room,

backsplash reminiscent of sea glass

kitchen, elevator, and much more • Appliances are top-of-the-line Sub Zero refrigeration, • Outdoor oasis features an exquisite pool, terraces, pergolas, and over 1,600 square

Wolf built-in double ovens, and gas cooktop on the large island

feet of porches and verandas

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Homesite H 7 Seawinds

WEST END OF 30A

W E ST EN D OF 3 0 A

Amazing location! Corner lot in Gulf Place’s Bellamar • Build your dream home on this amazing corner lot • In gated community BellaMar • Across the street from the Gulf of Mexico • Ideal area for a primary residence or second home • The Vue Restaurant sits directly across Scenic 30A • Owners have several membership options to join Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club • No build-out time • Tap fees have been paid • Deeded beach access in front of the community • A quick walk to all the shops and entertainment that Gulf Place has to offer

Offered at $395,000

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800.359.0748 EXT. 3598


Homesite 4033 W County Hwy 30A

WEST END OF 30A

W E ST EN D OF 3 0 A

Extremely rare estate-sized lot conveniently poised on the southern side of 30A • Beach access • Large private pool (San Remo) • Fitness center • Nothing short of a hidden gem • Situated just 150 yards from the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast • Lot is approximately .587 acres • Surround yourself with lush vegetation and permanent Gulf views • Amazing oversized homesite offers a large building foot print • No build-out time frame • Buyer responsible for all due diligence and verifying all data including dimensions

Offered at $739,999

800.359.0748 EXT. 3518


3100 Merion Drive S AN DEST IN

800.359.0748 EXT. 3778


BUILT IN 2001 5,921 Sq. Ft.

• Within the gated, exclusive Burnt Pine community of Sandestin Resort • Upon entering the mahogany doors, you are greeted by an impressive foyer • Entryway featuring Brazilian walnut floors with mosaic accents • Living room presents one of five fireplaces with multi-level mantels and columns • Loft overlooks the great room • Chef's kitchen features Thermador appliances, including a double convection oven and warming drawer • 18-foot ceilings with deep crown moldings • Lutron lighting system allows mood lighting to be adjusted for harmonious ambiance • All closets contain custom built-ins • Situated on its lake-front site to boast views the full length of the lake and golf course • Large scale and exquisite attention to detail • Perfect for grand entertaining or simply enjoying your family

4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Offered at $2,295,000

This Luxury Residence Prominently Located within the Gated, Exclusive Burnt Pine Community


PANAMA CITY BEACH Florida

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107 Smugglers Cove Court

PANAMA CITY BEACH

L AKES AT SUM M ER BR EEZ E

Spacious home with lake-front living in Panama City Beach • Beautiful 4BR/3BA

• Across the street from the beach • Situated on the lake at Summer Breeze • 10-foot ceilings • 8-foot doors • Travertine floors on entire 1st level • Slate on all decks and balconies • Granite counter tops on all surfaces, including bathrooms and wet bar • Custom cabinets with built-ins around the fireplace • 2 heating and air conditioning systems • Upgraded stainless steel appliances • Separate whirlpool garden tub and shower • Private upstairs balcony off the master • On the lake with incredible Gulf views • Unfurnished

Offered at $531,111 BUILT IN 2004 2,320 SQ. FT. 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS

800.359.0748 EXT. 3678


OYSTERS • OYSTERS • OYSTERS OYSTERS SERVED ANY WAY YOU LIKE THEM... RAW, GRILLED, STEAMED, BAKED

SHRIMP • TACOS • SANDWICHES FULL BAR • 14 BEERS ON TAP • DAILY HAPPY HOUR 3-6PM

a local favorite

14 TVS FOR ALL THE GAMES

the PEARL of 30A offering menu selections inspired by the Gulf Coast, Caribbean Islands, New Orleans and the Low Country. We are the perfect spot to grab an affordable meal for lunch or dinner.

37 Logan Lane • Grayton Beach

75482

850.231.0787 hurricaneoyster.com


LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

CARILLON BEACH Florida

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298 Beachside Drive G U LF -FR ON T - C ARILLON BE ACH

800.359.0748 EXT. 3498


BUILT IN 2008 4,431 Sq. Ft.

6 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms

Offered at $3,995,000

Private Gulf-front Retreat in Charming Carillon Beach Community

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LETTER FROM CARILLON THE PUBLISHER BEACH

298 Beachside Drive Offered at $3,995,000

• Seaside style meets peaceful privacy

• Each rental guest approved by the owner

• Carillon Beach coastal classic

• Impressive annual rental history of over $340,000

• Two-story oversized carriage house • Stunning courtyard area with heated private pool • Multiple beachfront balconies • Two full kitchens & two gas fireplaces • Private elevator

• Charming Carillon beach community adds even more appeal • Almost one mile of private community beach • Beaches provide depth and privacy • A myriad of amenities to offer owners and guests alike

• Sleeps 14 - 18 guests

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209 Baywind Drive

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23 Palmeira Way

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113 Los Angeles Street

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249 E Lifeguard Loop 8

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Coastal Luxury is pleased to have represented both Buyer and Sellers on the successful sales of exquisite beach homes along our coast this year. Please reach out to us to allow us the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs in the coming seasons!

151 Woody Wagon Way 8 Lichen Lane 114 Mainsail Drive Unit 137 559 Amelia Lane 31 Amber Cove 21 Woody Wagon Way 1333 E Ravens Run 1370 W Ravens Run 61 Dune Comet Lane 383 15625 Front Beach Road Unit 207 122 Seascape Drive Unit 608 1013 Cocobolo Drive 62 Hemingway Lane 761 Indian Woman Road

Seacrest Beach Seagrove Mainsail Point Washington Miramar Beach Seacrest Beach Sandestin Sandestin Inlet Beach Panama City Beach Miramar Beach Driftwood Estates Freeport Santa Rosa Beach

$700,000 $699,000 $620,000 $615,000 $587,500 $580,000 $525,000 $480,000 $ 4 5 5 , 1 70 $440,000 $315,000 $314,900 $275,500 $240,000 CoastalLuxury.com | 79


South Walton Market Reports at a Glance by George T. Brannon, Jr.

Setco Services is dedicated to providing Northwest Florida with the best title and escrow services available. To better serve our local real estate industry, we’ve put together this brief overview of our latest market reports, highlighting data pertinent to the South Walton area.

The Positive Need for More Lots in South Walton South Walton County shows signs of needing significant growth. The market demand for lots between 2018 and 2023 for Walton County is expected to exceed an estimated 6,600*, most of which fall into the South Walton area. South Walton currently takes 4th, 5th, and 6th in the Top 10 list of the largest new home demand locations by price point and area.* Below are some statistics based on what analysts are saying:

4th Place - For the price range of $425,000 to $625,000 The current supply stands at approximately 28 available units, with 12-month demand closer to 200. Based on projections for May 2019*, there will be an estimated availability of 11 and an updated 12-month demand for over 200 needed.

Economy and Mortgage Rates Trends will Continue to Drive Growth Continued growth in the economy over the past nine years has steadily driven the demand for new homes higher every year, and 2019 will be no exception. Since December of 2015, employment has steadily risen, and shows no signs of slowing down. 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to reside comfortably underneath the “Happy Space Rate” of 6.25%.* Because supply is not meeting demand, expect home values to continue to rise over the next few years. For 2019, expect to see an increase in privately owned new houses built, up by about 500* from 2018’s market. 2019 marks the forecasted peak of this current upward trend and is expected to be followed by a slight stoop over the next few years.* For more market insights or further information regarding title and escrow services, reach out to Setco Services at (850) 650-6161. *Statistics provided by MarketGraphics Research Group, Inc.

5th Place - For the price range of $625,000 to $925,000 The current supply stands at approximately 23 available units, with 12-month demand around 190. Predicted figures for May 2019*: Supply of 18, 12-month demand for 197.

6th Place - For units greater than $925,000 The current supply stands at approximately 11 available units, with 12-month demand around 185. Predicted figures for May 2019*: Supply of 3, 12-month demand for 193. Based on the above information, in conjunction with forecasts, demand for new homes in South Walton is increasing around 50% faster than supply of new home construction. Expect prices to rise as availability fails to keep up with market demands. 80 | Fall 2018

George Brannon, Jr. has fostered the growth of companies and associations using his professional mantra: “Work hard and be nice.” Mr. Brannon is currently the Chief Operations Officer of SETCO Services. Visit online at www.setcoservices.com

George T. Brannon, Jr.


Closings est facilis. Allow Setco to make your real estate closings a breeze.

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Coastal Luxury Magazine | Fall 2018 Edition  

Check out the new Fall issue of Coastal Luxury Magazine for a look at upcoming local events, up-to-date market trends, and local insights!

Coastal Luxury Magazine | Fall 2018 Edition  

Check out the new Fall issue of Coastal Luxury Magazine for a look at upcoming local events, up-to-date market trends, and local insights!

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