Feel the sand in your toes and breeze on your face on the Florida Panhandle beaches. In Panacea, you won’t find high rise hotels, spring breakers or endless strip malls lining the coast. Instead, you’ll experience a more peaceful, slow-paced environment, reflective of what many call “Old Florida.” As a beach community, Panacea also does fresh seafood right. From restaurants to retail markets located all throughout the county, options are endless when it comes to fresh oysters, shrimp, crab, flounder, grouper, red snapper and much more.
The guest room plays with contrasting colors, as seen in the nautically themed blue-and-white area rug, and cream colored walls trimmed in dark wood. Large, sliding glass doors provide private access to the outdoor terrace.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to panoramic views of Gulf waters in the expansive master suite, which manifests a feeling of seclusion, yet quick access to the outdoors. Neutral tones sweep through the room, adorning the bedding, walls and area rug to great a tranquil atmosphere.
Majestically poised along the shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters bordering Siesta Key, this masterfully designed retreat invokes distinctive Asian-inspired aesthetics to achieve a unique harmony with nature. Enjoy dinner by the ocean on the small beachside deck, complete with a dining table for four and an unbeatable view. A small pathway leads back to the main house for quick access to necessities, like drink refills and dessert.
A pair of sinuous club chairs and sheer draperies create a cozy vignette that perfectly frames an ocean view. The contemporary accent table and warm wood floors blend to create a living room with homey, transitional style.
A feeling of tranquility prevails as this private sanctuary rests on two sprawling acres stretching from the white sands of the beach to a calm lagoon and encompassing a main residence and a two-story guest house buffered by a lush Japanese garden.
The spacious kitchen blends white cabinets, ceiling and walls with beautiful dark hardwood floors, countertops and an elegant dining table for a look that comes off as both refreshing and grounded. The open plan design makes the water views accessible from the entire room.
The homeowners enhanced the home's original footprint to create a true haven of serenity resplendent with the beauty of water, nature and relaxation. The short distance from the home to the beach allows for casual walks and taking in the view.
To call this pool and living complex of Amarula Sun "unique" is an understatement. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico in Holiday, Fla., the 10,000-square-foot outdoor space features waterfront views from each of the pools, as well as different areas for lounging and entertaining.
Opening out to pristine sands and endless ocean waters, this Bermuda-inspired masterpiece weighs in at over 10,000 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, a pool, hot tub, wine cellar and extensive garage.