With its private saltwater pool and courtyard, decadent waterfall, and breezy rooftop spa, the luxurious Florida compound known simply as Aspri Villa has us plotting an Instagram-worthy escape. Designed by renowned Florida architect Tom Christ, the 6,880-square-foot retreat is adorned with breathtaking architecture reminiscent of Bermuda – think white stucco and tiled roofs – and offers a premier address in Alys Beach, one of Florida’s most prestigious destinations.
“What makes this home unique is the gated compound feel,” says co-listing agent Susan Baldwin of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty who represents the estate, alongside Blake Morar of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty.
“The pool is completely private and screened, surrounded by a wall enclosing the home and guest quarters. It is one of the largest homes in Alys Beach, and also one of the largest lots, located on a corner, so there are windows and light throughout.”
Baldwin secured the $5.875 million listing from a client who moved to Dallas, and owned the vacation home with a few of his friends. “I have had the pleasure of spending a glorious weekend in this luxury home, and it is my honor to help find the lucky buyer,” she says.
The six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath estate is built for enjoying the outdoors, with all of the rooms surrounding an interior courtyard, sparkling pool, covered verandas, and grill station.
“The living rooms, kitchen, and gallery all open to this interior courtyard,” says Baldwin. “The distinctive interior architecture is also unique, with a spiral stairway ending at a rooftop deck that mimics a lighthouse, with views of surrounding nature, beach, and Alys Beach amenities.”
You’ll find Coral Stone Tile floors lining the interior and exterior living spaces, Calcutta Gold marble stretching across the kitchen and bathroom counters, and high beamed ceilings, met by white Venetian Plaster walls that contribute to the property’s light, bright, and open feel.
The compound includes a fabulous two-bedroom cabana suite in addition to the main estate with fireplace, mini kitchen, two full bathrooms – the perfect accommodation for last-minute guests, or multiple family scenarios.
Located in the Northwest Florida Panhandle in Walton County, the coveted development has one thing others don’t – the notorious Scenic Highway 30-A running right through the community. The famed Alys Beach location means easy access to an abundance of upscale amenities, from dining and entertainment, to prime beach access, and shopping.
Another perk, “The entire community is composed of fortified residences, which provides the homes with protection against natural disasters,” says Baldwin.
“It is perfect for people who love to host as it is great for family and friends during family reunions as well as people who enjoy their privacy. I can see a larger extended family, who has children or grandchildren all over, meeting at Alys Beach for family vacations and holidays,” Baldwin mused. “I also can see this for a sports person or CEO type, who relishes privacy and doesn’t want to be bothered. It’s great for a second home because it is easy to get to, with non-stop flights on Southwest Airlines to Panama City, Fla., and it’s in the same time zone as Dallas, Central Standard.”