473 Defuniak Street

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 View Map $1,725,000 Schedule a Tour

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Status: Active
Property Type:Detached Single Family
MLS #:859396
Sq. Feet:2,148
On Site:71 Days
Lot Size:0.16 Acres
This Old Grayton Beach Cottage was built for and the construction was supervised by, the grandson of one of the founding fathers of Grayton Beach. At the time of construction, the owner was a charter boat captain, thus the nautical theme. The house was designed by an architect in Seaside to be respectful of and complementary to the cottage style in Grayton Beach. The style of the house is: modified shotgun.The front door is solid mahogany hung on 200-year-old solid brass bayonet hinges. The Cypress boards used for the trim, mantel, wainscoting and cabinets in the living room/kitchen were hand selected at the sawmill by the owner, then planed to order. Notice very few knots. The Cypress dining room table was custom built for that space. The fire place was hand built, is wood burning, draws perfectly and throws an impressive amount of heat. A nice treat after those winter days on the beach!

Behind the fireplace is a chart desk from a World War II Liberty Ship (Destroyer). The thin drawers held the charts and the glassed-in case contained the compass and sextant used for Navigation. This will stay with the house if the buyers would like it.

The kitchen includes a professional natural gas range with a commercial stainless-steel vent hood which is vented to the outside. A free-standing icemaker, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, disposal and a natural gas tankless water heater (Rinnai) is also provided. Operable hurricane shutters affixed to all of the windows.

The carriage house was added at a later date and the living quarters have been recently updated. It is run on it's own power grid and can be powered by a generator if the need arises. The range is propane. A Murphy bed and fold out sofa allow sleeping for 4. The lower level includes a tool room and an enclosed 2 car garage, a rarity in Grayton Beach. You will never run out of storage space. The pavers from the front parking pad back to the carriage house were recently added. The screened in porch is the place for a great afternoon nap on the swinging bed, which stays with the house. Friends visiting the house always comment on how beautiful the live oak trees are. People who live in condos really miss the vegetation.

An architect friend did a study for an observation deck either on the roof of the carriage house or free standing over the parking pad south of the garage. There are unobstructed views of the Gulf via the alley.

Outside showers are the best! The outside shower is strategically located for privacy. If you stand at the shower and look towards the street or the alley, you will notice carefully placed lattice privacy screens. The lot to the South has been vacant for longer than we have owned the house (bought in 2005. It is commonly believed by those in the area that the day will come when driving on the beach is no longer allowed. The close proximity to the sand makes walking to the beach a breeze. In fact, our kids usually prefer to walk.

The most important thing a potential buyer should know, and value, is this house has never been on the rental market. Always lovingly cared for, it is very solidly built and rated to withstand winds to 150 mph. The front porch is the best porch in America for "people watching" and the house is located smack dab in the center of cool! Plus, you can crawl home from the Red Bar, if necessary. It just doesn't get any better than living in the heart of Old Grayton Beach.

All measurements are estimates and buyers should verify that which they deem important. Sold partly furnished and AS IS. List of furnishings being left is in the document section as well as the Grayton Beach Neighborhood Plan.

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Community Information

Address:473 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Subdivision:Grayton Beach
Zip Code:32459

School Information

High School:South Walton
Middle School:Emerald Coast
Elementary School:Van R Butler


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Year Built:1989
Style:Florida Cottage
Construction Features: Foundation Off Grade, Siding Wood

Features / Amenities

Total Sq. Ft.:2148
Appliances: Auto Garage Door Opn, Dishwasher, Dryer, Ice Machine, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
Interior Features: Fireplace, Floor Hardwood, Furnished - Some, Kitchen Island, Walls Wainscoting
Master Bed / Bath Features: MBath Separate Shwr
Exterior Features: Deck Covered, Hurricane Shutters, Porch Screened
Garage Spaces: 2.00
Street Spaces: 2.00
Energy Features: AC - Central Elect, Heat Cntrl Electric, Water Heater - Gas, Water Heater - Tnkls

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.16 Acres
Lot Dimensions:50x140
Lot Features: Interior, Level, Within 1/2 Mile to Water
Project Facilities: Beach, Fishing, Pets Allowed
Utilities: Electric, Gas - Natural, Gas - Propane, Public Sewer, Public Water, Tap Fee Paid
Lot Access: County Road, Paved Road
Zoning:Resid Single Family
Directions:From Hwy 98 turn south on Hwy 283. Go thru the four way stop at 30A and continue into Grayton Beach. At the second stop sign continue and the house will be the second house on your left (right after the old remodel going on).

Tax and Financial Info

Tax Amount: 6378.01
Tax Year: 2019
Financing: Conventional



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Description: The home at 473 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 with the MLS Number 859396 is currently listed at $1,725,000 and has been on the Santa Rosa Beach market for 70 days.


List Price: $1,725,000

You are viewing the MLS property details of the home for sale at 473 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, which is located in the Grayton Beach subdivision, includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and has approximately 2148 sq.ft. of living area.