Ricky Lee’s Pick of the Week – Destin Beach Home

Ricky Lee Jones, realtor on the Emerald Coast of Florida, would like to share with you his weekly favorite vacation home property.  This might be a coastal cottage home in a community like Watercolor or Seaside, a beach house in Grayton Beach, or a high-rise beachfront condo in Destin or Panama City Beach.  These personal picks will be selected due to outstanding value, unique location, inspired decorating, or most likely all of the above.  Check out Ricky Lee’s pick for this week.  If you have a “favorite” of your own that is for sale, don’t hesitate to send it along to Ricky Lee and see if he will add it to next week’s selection!

Destin Beach Home


75 Stingray Street: 4 BR/4 BA – 3,679 sq. ft. – $989,900

Price just reduced this weekend by $100K!! Recently built, fully custom luxury home in the popular community of Crystal Beach! This is not your typical beach cottage. This 4 bedroom/4 bath PLUS BUNK ROOM as well as BUILT-IN BUNK NOOK was constructed just two years ago by a HIGH QUALITY local builder as his primary home and has never been rented, and is a block from two beach accesses. The upgrades in this showstopper of a home are staggering and numerous. Upon entering the house you will immediately notice the attractive entryway with cedar lap siding whitewashed wood and 12′ ceiling. There are two matched guest rooms on the right and left of the hallway, both with vaulted ceilings. A bonus room is also downstairs that can easily be made into a bunk room or play room. Rich 6” x 16′ heart pine wood flooring is featured throughout the downstairs hallway, kitchen, and living/dining area, as well as upstairs in the hallway and master bedroom. The large gourmet cook’s kitchen offers Kenmore Elite stainless steel appliances with gas range, unique black leathered granite counters, under cabinet lighting, 12′ breakfast bar, custom cabinetry, 42″ wide farmhouse kitchen sink, and a 2nd prep sink at the island. With 48 impact resistant windows throughout the house, the natural light throughout is extraordinary. Each of the four full bathrooms offer dual vanities and the same black leathered counters as seen in the kitchen. At the top of the stairs to the 2nd level is a 16′ vestibule as well as built-in bunk beds. The master suite features a vaulted ceiling and large sitting room (12×12) that can be used as an office as well. The master bathroom includes a custom tiled walk-in shower with dual shower heads, jacuzzi tub, and a 7×14 walk-in closet with built in shelves and cabinets. Other interior features of this home include rich wood beams, attractive brick interior accents, 3 stage custom crown molding throughout, custom window treatments, high efficiency lighting throughout, surround sound throughout, two 16 seer HVAC units, tankless water heater, security system, and all ceilings feature 1×6 V-joint tongue and groove pine. Exterior features include two large rear porches (one downstairs and one off the master suite) with slate tile and queen size swing bed off the master balcony, custom brick fire pit with built-in cedar benches, Empire Zoysia sod with well and 5 zone irrigation system, exterior side lockable owner storage area, exterior shower, painted wood fence in back and front yard, dual runner driveways for ample parking, and the back yard is pre-wired for a pool with pool alarm already installed. Home is offered furnished with the exception of the following exclusions: all art, antique desk and table in living/dining area, desks in office, and baby furniture in upstairs bedroom. Also, the seller will be removing the wood barn door on the master bath and replacing it with the same style door that is attached to the master sitting area. Buyer to verify all information, including square footage, lot dimensions, and room dimensions and they are estimated.To view this listing and more, click here.