As you walk through the dunes of WaterSound Beach, 51 Shingle Lane sits on the edge of the dune ridge overlooking the conservation area leading to the beach. The tower’s double deck sits proudly collecting gulf breezes and brilliant sunsets. Created to be a private coastal retreat to welcome family and friends of all types, this six bedroom, six bathroom property provides all you need to make memories and capture the natural gifts of the beach. With a private heated pool, elevator, carriage house, and so much more, this is the dream beach home you have been looking for!
Enter through the first-floor screened porch to a casual den where guests and friends can visit. Two guest bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a bunk room, laundry room, and a wine closet with two wine coolers are also on this level. A hallway leads to a large, glass-paned door that opens to a boardwalk that meanders to the dunes and the one mile private beach of the community.
Ascend the stairwell to the heart of this exceptional home surrounded by windows that bathe every corner of the room with light that bounces off the architectural beams. This large gathering room features two seating areas, soaring 20’ vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace, and a magical, artistic chandelier lighting the space. French doors lead to a wide 2nd floor deck with an outdoor fireplace that overlooks the boardwalk to the beach. These connected spaces fill easily with friends, food, joy, and laughter!
The living area is anchored by a gourmet kitchen with room for many cooks. Features include a 12’ island, cabinets everywhere, high-end appliances with every luxury you can imagine including a Wolf steam oven, two dishwashers, two refrigerator drawers, icemaker, wine cooler, trash compactor and warming drawer. This kitchen has it all! The elevator is also located directly beside the kitchen and across from the pantry for easy delivery of the groceries to their appropriate place. Additional features of the second level include a rear screened eating porch overlooking the pool with grill and dining table, a second large laundry room, a guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and a powder room for guests.
Up one more flight of stairs or accessible by elevator, find the expansive master suite. A landing with bookcases and an art gallery leads to a Juliet balcony overlooking the grand living room and all the activities of the day. The hall gallery includes access to a coffee bar with sink and beverage center and to the suite’s his-and-her closets. The king bedroom with vaulted ceiling has a desk closet and a marble master bathroom almost as large as the bedroom. A True Retreat. The hall gallery leads you to the third-floor porch with water and dune views where you can end the day and reflect on all that is good.
The third floor porch is your portal to climb to the large double deck open tower that lifts you up and above the dunes to provide panoramic views of the WaterSound Beach community and the Gulf of Mexico. The breezes cool and clear your mind as you connect with the blue green gulf waters. At sunset, watch as the day comes to a close and the sun drops into the water while the colors explode into amazing reflections. You immediately sense why this is such a special place.
THERE IS MORE! Located over the two-car garage, the carriage house guest suite can be accessed either by an exterior staircase or a bridge over the pool deck off of the second level eating porch. This 440 square foot suite has vaulted ceilings, a king bed, a full kitchen, sitting area, and a full bathroom. A perfect place to provide privacy for a friend or family member. 51 Shingle Lane is an architectural SHOW OFF with an amazing location making it a standout in WaterSound Beach and out of all 30A luxury homes!