Il Paradiso means Heaven, and this architectural masterpiece will transport you to a private sanctuary sheltered by the warm breeze and calming waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Majestically perched to offer incredible and unobstructed gulf views as well as the audible experience of gulf front living yet much less vulnerable to storms.
A modern-style estate nestled within the gated neighborhood of Paradise by the Sea, this expansive residence features a 4-bedroom and 4.5-bathroom main property, 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom guest home, climate-controlled garage, infinity edge swimming pool, private courtyard, and multiple terraces. Every element of this secluded retreat has been meticulously selected and sourced from vendors around the world to provide only the most luxurious finishes and features.
All construction materials throughout the home are custom and of the highest quality. A showcase three-story cantilever staircase clad with white oak steps and seagrass infused panels custom made by Utah-based company 3Form provides access to each level of the main home. At the heart of the primary living area, you will find a circular entertainment room with dome ceiling and one-of-a-kind chandelier imported from Morocco. The artisan chandelier is a slightly modified version of one found in the Kasbah Tamadot luxury resort owned by Sir Richard Branson.
Coral shell limestone floors beautifully contrast with a Sapele wood gallery hall illuminated with lighting handmade in Italy by Catellani & Smith in the open living and dining spaces. The expansive living area features curved ceilings and a gas fireplace while the dining area provides ample space to host elegant gatherings. A custom-designed chef’s kitchen from notable German manufacturer Bulthaup includes sleek aluminum cabinetry, a 12′ x 4′ stainless-steel countertop, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, three sinks, large capacity drawers throughout, Gaggenau cooktop, oven, full-service coffee maker, Sub-Zero icemaker, refrigerator, and drawers.
The kitchen opens through a large sliding pocket door to a spacious patio with both lounging and dining areas, infinity edge pool, and covered summer kitchen complete with pizza oven, sink, Luxor grill, and a two-burner cooktop. Additionally, this floor has a guest suite with ensuite bathroom, powder bath, and an office.
Encompassing the third level is the spectacular master suite with unobstructed gulf views from the plethora of windows. It offers a separate sitting area, private gulf view terrace, and a raised yoga/reading room facing the Gulf of Mexico. The stunning ensuite has a recycled glass countertop equipped with interlayer lighting, custom-made by Think Glass in Toronto, Canada, Victoria + Albert soaking tub and sinks, high-end GROHE fixtures, and a large walk-in shower. Glass doors infused with silk ribbons encase the multiple closets including a primary closet with large drawers, shoe shelving, cedar storage for long dresses, and an island for folding clothes or packing a suitcase. Additional closets flow into the ensuite bath for any overflow clothing plus linens and toiletries. There is also a full laundry room complete with sink, mini-refrigerator, and additional custom cabinetry.
The crown jewel of the home is the one-of-a-kind wraparound terrace with 360-degree vistas of the Gulf of Mexico, 30A, Alys Beach, and surrounding areas. It is an exquisite spot to relax and enjoy the sea breeze. The floor to ceiling windows on the inside surrounds an area devoted to relaxation and entertainment. The media/second living room also includes a full wet bar with Sub-Zero mini-refrigerator, sink, Miele dishwasher, and a full ensuite bathroom. It could easily double as a guest bedroom.
Stunning features of this residence include a circular dome wine cellar located on the first level that is visible from the second-story office via a round glass floor panel. The cellar has a capacity of 1000+ wall mounted bottles and features an independent HVAC cooling system with humidity and mold/mildew control. Also on the ground floor, find a guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom, prep kitchen with a 42″ Sub-Zero refrigerator, overflow pantry, stack washer/dryer, and an elevator that services three stories of the home.
The meticulously maintained courtyard situated between the main and guest houses allows plentiful room for sitting and enjoying the water feature which recirculates the length of the courtyard. Custom double doors with Rocky Mountain hardware open into the generous living space of the guest house with fireplace and private patio. The kitchen was outfitted by Bulthaup and includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers, wine cooler, Miele stove, dishwasher, and stove top. There are two additional bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom and a stack washer/dryer in the guest residence.
The three-car garage is just under 1,400 square feet with a dedicated HVAC system to both cool/warm and keep salt air out that damages vehicles or stored items. It includes two large climate-controlled storage rooms and a garage floor complete with drainage to accommodate an indoor car wash. Additional highlights include a whole house Generac generator, Control 4 Smart Home Automation System, and recently updated lush landscaping with enhanced exterior lighting.
The outpouring of detail and thought put into this majestic residence is unparalleled along the Emerald Coast. It is truly a rare opportunity for a discerning buyer seeking an incomparable retreat only steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Paradise by the Sea is a boutique luxury home community where all rentals must be a minimum of 6 months. The neighborhood is perfectly situated between the amenities of Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach.