72 S Founders, designed by the renowned architect Geoff Chick, is a spectacular beachside retreat located within the gates of the exclusive WaterSound Beach community. This custom home is immaculate, having recently undergone a complete re-imagination. No surface went untouched.
The impressive great room sets the tone for this sophisticated beach home. The soaring vaulted ceilings and custom beams add to the great sensation when entering. The oversized kitchen island is perfect for preparing meals and hosting friends, and the Soho Studio tile backsplash adds the perfect pop of color to this entertainer's dream of a space. The living space is accented by custom-ordered furnishings courtesy of Restoration Hardware, Bungalow 5 and Modern History. The custom drapes, pillows and cushions are all creations by Thibaut designs. The lights, sounds and temperature in this impressive room (as with the rest of the home) are all controlled via your phone or the installed iPad operating the Control4 system. The oversized pantry and washroom are just off the great room, along with a half bathroom designed to add some flair to the home.
The primary suite on the main living level is an inviting retreat with private access to the screened-in outdoor living area. The bathroom boasts a soaking tub and multi-jet shower with rain head above. The Thibaut wallpaper adds a custom touch to this room, and the dual walk-in closets complete the suite.
This level also showcases the climate-controlled wine cellar, complete with reclaimed wood racks that can hold more than enough wine for all guests. Just outside the wine room is the oversized screened porch. This entertaining outdoor area has a vast custom wood dining table, beverage drawers, built-in Wolf Grill and hood, plus an oversized TV. On the other side of the porch is the fully independent carriage house. This suite has a kitchenette, a built-in dining area, and a separate living area. Elevated ceilings and ample windows create a sense of wow for this living quarters. The Kelly Hoppen canopy bed will tempt you never to leave this room.
The first level boasts a grand entry hall with custom inlaid marble tiling and an overhead chandelier created by Arterriors. Dual guest suites on this level both have en suite bathrooms. Both bedrooms are highlighted by John Robshaw bedding, Matouk and Thibuat pillows and drapes, and art by renowned local photographer Modus Photography. Rugs by Dash & Albert cover the floors, and new quartz vanities and Waterworks plumbing round out these beautiful guest suites.
Just down the hall is an additional bedroom doubling as an in-home office space with an attached full bathroom, equally appointed as the other guest suites.
This level is completed by a bonus entertaining room that works for additional sleeping accommodations. Pull out the sleeper sofa and pull down the retractable viewing screen to create the perfect movie-watching spot. The linens, pillows, rug and artwork are all on par with what you would expect in a home of this calibre.
Outside the theatre room, you find the first-level outdoor living area featuring an outdoor fireplace, sitting area and spa. The large hotel with a spillover edge and waterfall feature create a wow factor upon approaching the home.
Climb the stairs or take the elevator to the third level. You find a sitting area separated from the bunk room by a vast custom barn door. Built-in bunks provide additional sleeping for family and friends, and a full bathroom completes this level. There is one more set of stairs to climb to the enclosed watchtower. Here you find lounge-level seating plus a bar top and stools looking through the windows and out at the Gulf of Mexico.
WaterSound Beach is the premier gated Gulf front community on Scenic HWY 30A, offering nearly 1 mile of unspoiled private beach. Picturesque wooden boardwalks meander throughout the community, all leading past puttering parks, ponds and streams and ultimately to the white sand beaches the area is known for. The private beach club is next door, along with numerous restaurants. 72 S Founders is tucked away, privately behind the gates of WaterSound Beach, but is conveniently close to all the restaurants and shopping the 30A area offers.
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