473 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach, FL
$ 1,725,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#859396
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyWALTON
  • CitySanta Rosa Beach
  • Area30A West
  • NeighborhoodGrayton Beach
  • Zip32459
  • StyleFlorida Cottage
  • Year Built1989
  • Taxes6378
  • Price$ 1,725,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2148
  • Lot Size6,970 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Scott Provow Realty
Property Description

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.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Van R Butler Elementary School Emerald Coast Middle School South Walton High School
Price History
11/17/2020 Listed $1,725,000

General Features

Appliances Auto Garage Door Opn, Dishwasher, Dryer, Ice Machine, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
Area 17 - 30A West
As Is Yes
Assessment Fees No
Elementary School Van R Butler
Energy AC - Central Elect, Heat Cntrl Electric, Water Heater - Gas, Water Heater - Tnkls
Financing Conventional
High School South Walton
Middle School Emerald Coast
Project Facilities Beach, Fishing, Pets Allowed
Sub Area 1705 - South of 30A West Beaches
Utilities Electric, Gas - Natural, Gas - Propane, Public Sewer, Public Water, Tap Fee Paid
Zoning Resid Single Family

Interior Features

Interior Features Fireplace, Floor Hardwood, Furnished - Some, Kitchen Island, Walls Wainscoting
Kitchen First
Living Room First
Mstr Bdrm/mstr Bath MBath Separate Shwr
Rooms Bedroom, Covered Porch, Foyer, Full Bathroom, Garage, Kitchen, Laundry, Living Room, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Office, Screened Porch, Separate Apartment, Storage
Stories 1.0
Total Baths 3.00
Total Bedrooms 3

Exterior Features

Acreage 0.16
Construction/siding Foundation Off Grade, Siding Wood
Design Florida Cottage
Exterior Deck Covered, Hurricane Shutters, Porch Screened
Lot Description Interior, Level, Within 1/2 Mile to Water
Lot Dimensions 50x140
Number of Garage Spaces 2.00
Pool Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 32459

AVG $2.18M
AVG $8,676
AVG 176
Year Built
AVG 2010

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