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A majestic house in the Beachtown community offers 5,200 square feet on four levels, with seven bedrooms to comfortably accommodate friends and relatives for the 2014 celebration festivities and, of course, pure relaxation any year and any time of year. With a $3.795 million asking price, the custom home at 1609 Seaside Drive sits on three beachfront lots, allowing for bountiful bay and gulf views. All doors and windows are rated for 150 mph wind impact.
Up the elevator or stairs above the large patio, shower, garage and storage leads guests to the main foyer on the second level. The large kitchen is open to the living/dining area, which is surrounded by beachfront scenery via large windows.
One guest room is located on this floor, while four bedrooms, including the richly-appointed master bedroom and luxurious bath, are on the third level. The remaining bedrooms sit high above on the fourth level for more fantastic vistas.
Seven and one-half baths, media room, study, lounge area, exercise room and children's loft playroom fill the home with plenty of options for all ages.
Wrap-around porches on three sides of the house afford private views from sets of double-French doors. Community space extends the life outdoors with more than 1,700 square feet of deck space. A large private porch with slate floor, corbels and more columns beckons lounging. The lush passage with gazebo provides a short, scenic stroll to the beach or to the town center, where amenities such as a pool, gourmet cafe, ice cream shop and stores await.
Square footage: 5,200
Asking price: $3.795 million
Listing agent: Kelly Kelly, Re/Max