House Stalking – Beach House

I sold a house yesterday.  Anyone who thinks my job is easy – well, they should have been me yesterday.  Buying and selling can be fraught with emotions from both buyer and seller, especially when selling someone’s personal residence.  Now with a few extra gray hairs and a stomach that is slowly starting to unclench, I wanted to share some photos of this special home with you.  Located just steps to the beach, yet still on a large lot, this was a rare find indeed.  It had a  $400,000 renovation by the prior owner and no detail was missed, no expense spared.  I have shared a few photos of this one in the past, but here is a tour of the entire home…


This custom driveway was poured over a slab on a custom built mold with a drip line spinkler system underneath. 
The owner really wanted mondo grass in between the concrete, but the hot Florida sun had other ideas. 

Here is what the home looked like “before”:

They added this beautiful pool


The backyard has a koi pond, fountain and a covered summer kitchen with grill, sink and even a keg!  The landscaping includes a lemon tree, grapefruit tree, lots of wonderful smelling vines and lots of flowering shrubs.  This photo was taken in December so you can imagine what it will look like in May!

The front entry

Now moving indoors – the living room.  (In all fairness, I didn’t photograph this for the blog, but to help my customers remember their short list of houses. I wish I had taken more!)  This room also has a fireplace and it totally wired for surround sound, infared and even had a baby grand piano!

The kitchen – this Wolf stove has 2 ovens, 4 gas burners, a griddle and a grill – the vent hood has warming lights so you can put your food on the wire shelf and keep it warm.  I think I’d cook at lot more if I had this!  The fridge is on left – it is a Sub Zero hidden behind cabinetry.  It has two refrigerated drawers beneath.

The breakfast nook used to be the screened-in porch.  The nook is flanked by pantry storage on either side.

The other side of the kitchen has the “beverage fridge” and 2 dishwasher drawers that can be run separately or together.

The Master Bedroom is the third floor – it has a balcony that opens to the Gulf, his/her closets and a decadent Master Bath.

The Master Bath features beautiful cabinetry, sparkling knobs, vessel sinks, travertine and marble and every light and sconce is on a dimmer.

This seamless piece of granite was carried up three flights of narrow stairs and cut on site!  The $3,500 bathtub has air jets instead of water – so you don’t get all that yucky mold and gunk in the jets.  The tv/dvd player on a swivel arm is a nice touch, eh?

This is one of the guest bedrooms

The guest bathroom

The laundry room and pool bathroom – the dryer is on the left.  Not only is it a regular dryer, but it also has an entire drycleaning/steaming system!

The pool bath

The home office would also be a great play room or bunk room

The outdoor shower is perfect after a sandy day at the beach

The Seller’s took more than a $400,000 personal loss to sell this home – what lucky buyers!!! 



About Kris Moran

I love decorating and design – one of the favorite perks of my job is seeing all of the wonderful homes and condos that we list and sell! I love to “borrow” inspiration from them, and from decorating shows, magazines and the many blogs I am addicted to!


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