Three Glamorous Florida Homes that Make Perfect Party Pads
More than a place to call home, these over-the-top estates are monuments to entertaining and living the most fabulous lifestyle
SANTA ROSA BEACH
Contemporary design meets unmatched comfort in this 6,550-square-foot estate perched on Choctawhatchee Bay. Spend summer days lounging in the pool, then curl up on plush seating around the sunken fire pit to watch the sun set over the bay. If you’d rather indulge inside, the living room, anchored by a two-story fireplace, has 24-foot ceilings and a wall of retractable glass doors that create an open-concept space. Continue through the doors onto a spacious covered patio with ample seating and an outdoor kitchen, making this an ideal home for entertaining. The house boasts five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a theater perfect for nights in. With a mix of chic, modern details and warm earth tones throughout the property, this bayfront beauty represented by Cindy Cole of Cindy Cole Fine Homes feels inviting and on-trend.
337 Driftwood Point Road, Santa Rosa Beach
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Just steps from the white sand beach Anna Maria Island is known for, this palatial estate is an ideal Gulf Coast getaway. Sprawled out over 7,437 square feet, the spacious layout of this newly built home is fit for milestone celebrations. Here you’ll find a wet bar, game room, oversized patio and a partially covered pool that sets the scene for the perfect party. The double-island kitchen inside serves as a stunning focal point for massive dinner parties, and the conveniently located elevator means guests will have easy access to their quarters. The property features five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths—not to mention a one-bedroom guest house for anyone vying to overstay their welcome. The vaulted ceilings, oak and natural stone finishings soak up the sunlight streaming in through the vanishing sliding doors. The resort-style master bedroom further confirms that living here will feel like a year-round vacation.
100 Beach Ave., Anna Maria
Visionary architect Peter Bohlin is perhaps best known for designing Apple’s iconic stores in New York City, but now a piece of his architectural genius is up for grabs in Miami’s Venetian Islands. This modernist home with stunning water views has four bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. Covering 5,330 square feet, this architectural gem is characterized by clean lines, a back wall made entirely of windows and a suspended 23-yard lap pool with color-changing LED lights. Its simple white exterior and abundance of windows allow the natural flora of South Florida to take center stage. Inside, a floating staircase leads to a lavish master bedroom that almost seems to hover over the water. Whether you’re dangling your manicured toes off the dock or swimming morning laps in the pool, this extraordinary home is outfitted only for the most fabulous Miami lifestyle.