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125 San Roy


Life along Scenic Highway 30A is unique. Millions of beach lovers flock to the picturesque coastal towns between Dune Allen and Inlet Beach every year in search of relaxation and southern hospitality; however, the truly lucky ones are able to call South Walton beaches “home.”

Sitting atop an unadulterated dune off the beaten path, 125 San Roy is a crown jewel for those dreaming of gulf-front ownership on the east side of 30A. This freshly-renovated and fully-refurbished home boasts idyllic coastal luxury from every floor, providing a uniquely satisfying experience during every moment spent inside – and outside – the property.

The sellers of this established Seagrove Beach manor have taken painstaking care in the upkeep of the property,

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The 10 Most Expensive Sales in 2019

The real estate market is alive and well along the Northwest Florida coast. Below are the top 10 highest priced home sales from Destin to Panama City Beach as of July 2019.


125 Hope Town Lane, Rosemary Beach

6 BEDS  |  6 BATHS  |  3,770 SQ FT  |  YEAR BUILT: 2002

SOLD for $8,200,000

NEIGHBORHOOD: Rosemary Beach

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138 W Beach Dr, Miramar Beach

7 BEDS  |  6.5 BATHS  |  6,988 SQ FT  |  YEAR BUILT: 2017

SOLD for $6,575,000


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34 E-scape Dr, Inlet Beach

4 BEDS  |  4.5 BATHS  |  3,924 SQ FT  |  YEAR BUILT: 2017

SOLD for $5,200,000



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 Case Study: A Buyer’s Pursuit of The Ideal Vacation Home (How It Came Together) 

The buyers of 55 Brenda Lane started their journey to ownership like many others who invest in their first home on Scenic 30A. They heard about the area through friends in Atlanta and visited a couple of times, falling in love with all that 30A has to offer. The beautiful scenery, white sandy beaches, crystal clear emerald green waters, coastal dune lakes, bikeable boardwalks, quaint and unique beach towns, thousands of acres of state forests, and lack of high-rise condos lining the beach, all play into what makes this area so special to so many. At the beginning of our search, they were set on buying in one of the communities they loved visiting, such as Rosemary

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Bay Front Retreat | 3 Adair Lane, Santa Rosa Beach


This single level Point Washington home is situated beneath the sweeping boughs of mature oaks on a one-acre site with 220 feet of Bay frontage where a dock extends to a boat house, equipped with four lifts.  The master bedroom features views of the Bay and access to a 16 by 36-foot screened porch.  Each living space opens onto a screened or covered porch. This spectacular home also features a bay front pool, detached guest cottage and four garage spaces. This re-envisioned dwelling combines its traditional, Southern-style exterior with contemporary, well-sequenced living spaces. Rustic, natural elements such as rough-sawn, Cypress wood beams are incorporated with refined finishes and modern

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Q2, 2019 Market Report


We are often asked, “How’s the market?”, which we love to almost always answer with a
follow-up question of our own, “Which market do you want to know about?” We dive into
each of these communities and coastal areas in our quarterly Market Report – the most
recent edition you are now about to enjoy. While we’re seeing consistency across our
entire market – from Destin to Panama City Beach – the nuances that make each of our
beach communities special also contribute to their individuality.

As we move through mid-year 2019, the word “consistent”still defines how our marketing
is moving. We paint our market broadly with the stroke of that brush as we start winding
down summer and looking toward the

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 The past 12 months concluded a banner year both for our company and the Emerald Coast real estate market. Shrinking single-family home and condominium inventory brought a major increase in demand, along with strong sale prices for great locations.

Our company’s 20th anniversary saw not only our strongest year of growth, but also our highest annual sales volume to date. Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty was honored to be recognized as one of the top 500 brokerages in the country by sales volume by REAL Trends. The year was truly one for the books.


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Long before Russ Gibson and Julie Countess built their home in Alys Beach, they were already channeling that Alys Beach vibe. “It’s funny, when we built the Rosemary [Beach] house, we called it the ‘Alys house in Rosemary,’” Julie said, “because it actually looked like an Alys house.” The Gibson family, including 14-year-old Madi and nine-year-old Asa, first started visiting 30A about 10 years ago. Julie said they immediately fell in love with Rosemary Beach. “We … decided we wanted to have a place there. So, that also happened to be right about the time of the recession,” Julie remembered, laughing. “We were able to buy a distressed lot in Rosemary and built the house there using our architect Ron Domin and Doug Bock [of Domin Bock Architects].” It

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Coming Soon to Market in Alys Beach

Sharing the elite company of only seven home sites gathered along the shore of Lake Marilyn is this modern, Bobby McAlpine-designed residence. A reprieve not far beyond the white sand beaches of 30A, this custom home wastes nothing of the generous footprint afforded by its 100 foot-wide compound site – a rarity for the trendsetting New Urbanist community of Alys Beach. With the majority of its 5,241 square feet contained on the first floor – including one of two master suites – those seeking extended stays or full-time living will find a more familiar alternative to the vertical floor plans characteristic of homes found on the snug, beach side of Alys. Timeless and restrained interiors by Ann Holden Design, in

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Living in the Burnt Pine community has its perks! Located near all of the shopping, entertainment and dining of Sandestin and Grand Boulevard  — one of the best ways to get around and enjoy the area is by golf cart. See our list below of the top 10 best ways to use yours in this community! 


1. Load up the kids, coolers and beach chairs and head over to the beach club to spend a day lounging in the sun.

2. Go to Baytown Marina for fishing and fun events like the annual Blue Marlin Classic.

3. Get out and get active. The best use for your golf cart is playing golf — obviously! Use your own cart and clubs on the course and afterwards swing by the Burnt Pine Golf Club for refreshments.

4. Grab a bottle of wine and drive over to your

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If your home features trends from the 90’s and early 2000’s, it may be time to freshen up your look. Check out our rundown of some of the ‘not so in’ styles and how you can make your humble abode stay on trend.  

Nautical Motifs
According to HGTV —  coastal accents like rope, anchors and seashells belong on the beach and not in your home. The nautical trend may have been big in recent years, but is now a thing of the past. Instead try a fresh color palette with subtle and simple furnishings.

Tuscan Kitchens

Dark rich woods, bulky fixtures and heavy granites were very popular in the early 2000’s. However, the modern day kitchen now focuses on open spaces and light, airy colors as opposed to a dark Italian-Style aesthetic.

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