Located in Seagrove Beach, this home stands alone on .81 acres of beachfront property with unbeatable Gulf views. It’s surrounded by palm trees that tower nearly as high as the two-story home itself, and is encircled by sugar-white sand and marram grass. As you walk the wooden path through the dunes and see the soft peach and bright blue colors, you’ll wonder if you’ve made it to the Caribbean. Then, when two stories of white columns come into view, you’ll have visions of the French Riviera. When you step inside, you realize this is a one-of-a-kind Gulf-Front home, found right here along 30A.
The front entry is exquisitely decorated as a place of welcome, and is in keeping with the home’s daring fusion of European and West Florida designs. Distressed hardwood floors stretch down the halls in either direction, while large potted plants adorn the corners. The faux gas lamps that bookend the room add a subtle antique touch.
In the living area, light drapes billow in the Gulf breeze, and the linen couch and comfortable chairs invite you to stay and rest a while. An ivory-white fireplace serves as the centerpiece of this fine room, and classical art fills the walls, mantle, and shelves. Three sets of French doors flank the South wall, and are fixed with large windows that let you see the celeste blue water of the Gulf.
Across the open space that joins the living area with the front entry is the dining area. Here, wooden French chairs are placed around a vintage dining table with space for eight. Overhead, a chandelier from the same age as the table hangs delicately, further refining this beautiful 30A beach home. Behind the table there’s another set of French doors, which can be opened to let in the cool Gulf air as you eat.
A simple open doorway transports you from the dining area to the kitchen, where white granite covers every inch of counter space. A five-burner gas range is affixed within the large kitchen island, and on the counters, you’ll find everything you need to prepare any meal of the day. This includes a long-slot toaster ideal for baguettes. Over the sink, a window looks out onto the palms outside.
The master bedroom may be the crown jewel of this outstanding home. A king-size bed sits in an elegant frame. From this secluded chamber, gaze out into the sand and listen to calm, lapping waters that make the 30A coast such a peaceful place. French doors open up to a private, covered deck. On the opposite wall, a tasteful large mirror rests above the bureau. A massive linen chest, finely carved in rich wood, stands imposing on the far end of the room.
The attached master bathroom is floored with red-toned stone tiles and has two sinks for added convenience. Enjoy a long shower in the spacious shower, which features multiple jets. Paying homage to the Victorian motif, two coat and hat hangers are attached to the wall between the sinks. A second guest bedroom has a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom, while just down the hall is an additional guest room with a king bed and a bunk room. Relax in the reading area between the bedrooms for some quiet time with a good book. Downstairs, you'll find another bedroom with a queen-size bed and attached ensuite bathroom.
Beyond the main living area, the first floor has a media room with a cozy, slightly sloping ceiling supported by exposed wood beams. The room has a mix of wrought iron, rich wood, and ornate rugs that come together brilliantly and create a tranquil atmosphere befitting of the quiet outside surroundings.
The back patio is perhaps the grandest space in the entire home. Nestled between large, white columns where you’ll always sit in the shade, you’ll stare endlessly across the sand to the calm waters. There’s a gas grill for cooking meals under the stars, and a private hot tub near the main entryway with sounds of the beach in the distance. Feel the breeze on your skin and smell the sea only a few dozen yards away, and know you’ve found bliss along the Florida coast.
The whole house is a work of art, orchestrated by architect Tom Christ and French designer Patrick Dunne. It’s become an icon on this stretch of sandy beach, and stands proudly next to the outfall channel of Eastern Lake. Tucked between dunes and open to the Gulf, Chez Fleur ensures an unparalleled 30A experience.
You may have complete privacy and seclusion in this Emerald Coast beach home, but that doesn’t mean you’re far from the action. A short drive away is the celebrated Seagrove Beach and Seaside communities. Here, you can explore the shops, bars, restaurants, and boutique eateries with the stunning coast as your backdrop.
It’s one thing to spend a 30A vacation in Chez Fleur, but it’s another thing entirely to receive the InvitedHome treatment. As an InvitedHome guest, you’ll have access to local concierge service Key, who can take care of any request you have. From beach chairs and umbrella delivery to building bonfires along the shore, they’ll handle it.
You’ll also receive full support from InvitedHome along every step of the way. We’ll answer any questions you have about the home, then stay in regular correspondence until you check out. It’s our pledge to our guests to be responsive and attentive to any needs you may have.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about Chez Fleur. If you’re curious about other activities in the area, check out our complete list of all there is to do in 30A, or any of our other detailed West Florida guides.