The property is located along a 3.5 mile stretch of white sand Juniper Creek.
It has three stocked ponds, miles on Juniper Creek and Pond Creek, stands of native longleaf pine and great hardwoods, and great deer and turkey. It is located just minutes to restaurants in downtown Crestview, Florida and just 45 miles to beaches, golfing, and shopping and entertainment in Destin, Florida,
Designed by a noted log home architect, the home was built in 2007 and took two years to complete and no attention to detail was missed.
There are hardwood and stone floors throughout and the light fixtures are valued at $250,000. The front door was crafted by an artisan in Vermont and all the stone came from Colorado. The lodge is located in the center of the property for ultimate privacy and the front yard has great views of the pond and the backyard overlooks white sandy beaches on Juniper Creek and towering pines.
The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, large island, Thermador appliances, a six-burner stove, double ovens, microwave, and a commercial hood.
There is a breakfast area off the kitchen and a formal dining room, both that lead to the balcony and have beautiful views of the Creek and property.
Also, there is a billiard/game room with pool table, gun display cabinets, and the two-sided Colorado stone-lined fireplace. There is also a media/movie room that goes out to the screened cooking porch with sink, built in stainless grill, and commercial exhaust hood.
Also, on the second floor, is a laundry room and three large guest bedrooms all with private bathrooms and a 190 foot back balcony with an outdoor fireplace, a covered pavilion, and beautiful views.
On the third floor, there are two guest bedrooms both with private bathrooms. Also, there is the master wing, which totals 1,266 +/- square foot, including the master bedroom with fireplace, a bunkroom off the master, and the master bath with his and her vanities, double shower with waterfall, and Jacuzzi therapeutic hot tub. The third floor is easily accessible via stairs or the elevator.
All the bedrooms on the third floor lead to the balcony that overlooks the sandy beach on the creek.
On the first floor, there is a stone-lined wine cellar, a fitness gym, several storage closets, and a 22-car heated garage. There is also a wild game-processing room with attached mud room/hunt room with full bathroom and is also currently used as a bedroom. Other features of the lodge include an elevator to all three floors, a 5,500lb door to large bank vault and fireproof safe room.
Additional cars and equipment can be stored in the 5,000 square foot heated and cooled garage with apartment or the 7,200 square foot of steel equipment garage. Multiple size tractors and implements (included with the sale) are stored here.
A recent timber cruise was completed on the property with an estimated $1,600 in timber value per acre. There are multiple hunting blinds established on the property. This property is listed for $9.5 million by Jon Kohler & Associates.
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