Over 1.1 million new homes are constructed in the United States annually. For most people, having a home built is something they have dreamed about for years. While building a home is a bit more expensive than buying a pre-existing residence, it is well worth the investment.
There is nothing quite as relaxing as hearing the ocean in the distance, which is why many people decide to build their home near the beach. Once you have your new beach home built, you need to start adding to personality to it.
Below are some of the must-have items every beach house needs.
1. A Relaxing Outdoor Area to Lounge InSome people get so wrapped up in designing the interior floor plan for their beach home that they forget all about the outside. While having a great looking beach home interior is important, you will also need an inviting outdoor area as well.
Ideally, you want this outdoor area to feature plenty of comfortable furniture and décor. Ceiling-mounted swings, patio chairs and tropical plants are some great additions to this area. With a well-put-together outdoor area, you can sit outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach whenever you want.
2. Keep Yourself Busy With Books and GamesMost people use their beach house as a refuge from the modern world. If you have deemed your beach home a technology-free zone, finding ways to entertain yourself may be challenging. Instead of relying on tablets, televisions and cell phones for this entertainment, invest in fun card and board games or interesting books.
Having a large selection of books and games is essential when trying to pass the time between surfing, tanning and swimming. Be sure to poll your friends and family members to find out what type of games and books they like.
3. Invest in Quality Area RugsLiving at the beach comes with a variety of advantages. One of the biggest drawbacks of living in a tropical paradise is the amount of sand. This sand will find its way into your home, which can be a bit frustrating.
If you are looking for a way to minimize the amount of sweeping and mopping you have to do, invest in a few area rugs. Putting these rugs near the entryways of your new beach house is a good idea. This will help to keep the sand concentrated to one general area, which makes cleaning it up much easier.
4. Comfortable Indoor FurnitureThe main goal you should have when decorating the inside of your beach house is making it comfortable and inviting. Having oversized couches, bean bags and recliners is a great way to increase comfort. You want to make sure that you and your guests are able to lounge around and do nothing in style. By purchasing comfortable furniture, you can make naps after a long day at the beach effortless.
Make Waves With Your Beach House DesignThe best part about owning a home is the freedom it provides. You can decorate your beach home however you want. This is why you need to get creative and let parts of your personality shine through in your design.
Our luxury homes at Destin Custom Home Builders are uniquely designed and located to provide inhabitants with the best experience around the Regatta Bay area. A quick look at our gallery will show you how these exquisite properties have been designed down to the last detail, with natural light, attractive top-tier fixtures, precision composition and more. These are buildings constructed with quality in mind! From materials to installation, you can see the attention to detail when you tour.
Location is a Draw
Look at properties with a view of the Gulf of Mexico or other local waterways. You’ll be able to access to the attractive white sand beaches of the Emerald Bay area. Marina amenities and harbor front businesses are only a water taxi ride away!
That location of these properties near the area’s scenic beauty is one key component of why so many of our clients have come to Destin Custom Home Builders in their search for the best local property acquisition. We get the right beachfront and adjacent property to build our masterpieces on, as a way to increase the value of our parcels.
Community swimming pools are only the start of the amenities in our attractive developments. Tennis courts and beach pavilions offer recreation and meet-up space. Nearby boating service allows residents to get on the water in style. In our housing communities, we have not overlooked the amenities, and that's an important part of giving residents the best experience possible. When you take a tour, be sure to ask about all of the unique elements built into our locations to give you the most value in your new home.
Another important aspect of design is our punch lists of must-have property features for upgrading these luxury homes. Wraparound porches and decks build outdoor space into the footprint – unique glass window and wall design does more than just offer natural light. It integrates the property experience into the natural environment, in a way that makes every day and night special!
Take a detailed look at model homes online and explore our photo and video galleries. Take a tour of homes in the Regatta Bay and Destin Pointe areas to understand more about how we build, and why we build. Sometimes our reputation precedes us by word-of-mouth, but if you're new to this luxury home option, come see us and ask any questions you have about getting a superior home in the Regatta Bay/Destin Pointe area. We’ll take you through the thought process of how these winning properties are designed to catch the eye of the choosy customer, to offer unequaled splendor and comfort in this top destination. Choose Destin Custom Home Builders – because all of the rest are, frankly, second best.
Living in the beautiful state of Florida is like living in paradise. For many people, Florida is a dream vacation destination filled with hopes of enjoying all that the state has to offer. But for those lucky enough to live in or move to the Sunshine State, Florida is simply “home”.
The diversity of the state is a draw for many people looking to plant roots in the Florida soil. Miles of beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico offer plenty of options for sea lovers and boaters. Nationally ranked golf courses coupled with thousands of miles of preserves for outdoor activities are a draw to many who enjoy an active lifestyle. Florida is also known for its abundant wildlife and unique natural resources such as it’s crystal clear springs that manatees call home.
Because of the state’s immense popularity among families and retiring adults, home builders have become skilled in meeting and exceeding the expectations of their clients. With an understanding of what makes living in the state special, developers have planned communities that embrace the many reasons home buyers want to live in Florida.
Planned communities are not a new concept. Dating back to the 1800’s in Chicago, such communities formed and continue to thrive. Today, developers infuse modern conveniences with natural elements, giving home owners everything on their wish list. New home plans merge effortlessly into the landscape, and provide highly sought-after benefits such as innovations in energy efficiency and cutting edge electronic features.
Neighborhoods that boast shopping districts and resort style clubs provide people with the ability to shop where they live, developing connections with the local businesses. In many cases, it is this reason alone that is so attractive to prospective home buyers. The feeling of “community” is enhanced by scheduled events and activities that foster relationships with neighbors and provide attractive entertainment options.
Florida boasts some of the best golfing in the nation with many award-winning courses being in planned communities. The ability to golf in your own community offers an array of perks for those who love the sport. And speaking of sport, what better way to enjoy sport fishing and boating than right from your community. But if a simpler, slower pace is desired, there are also smaller communities with new home construction right in the heart of natural preserves.
The stylish and innovative concepts of today’s home builders and planned community designers are affording customers countless options. From homes with welcoming front porches along tree lined streets, to community gathering spaces and resort style dining and shopping, Florida’s newest planned communities offer something for everyone.
The views from this home are unparalleled, offering not only a view of the Gulf of Mexico, but also beautiful views of the East Pass and Destin Harbor. The community has several amenities which include; two community swimming pools, a beach pavilion, tennis courts, and more than 3,000 feet of sugar-white sandy beaches. Guests and owners can also hop on the water taxi for a short boat ride to the many Harbor-front restaurants, shopping, deep sea fishing, and family activities. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of this one of a kind beach paradise. There is no better place to live on the Emerald Coast!
You've likely heard of "green space"– areas in cities or residences that are full of plants that bring us a little closer to nature. Author and marine biologist Dr. Wallace Nichols uses a new phrase – "blue space"– those of us familiar with water understand.
Luxury Living By Design
When you choose to call the Preserve at Regatta Bay home, you believe that "home" is created by how you live just as much as where you live. The Charleston floor plan leaves no detail untouched with a southern influence carried throughout the homes luxury finishes, high-quality craftsmanship, impressive outdoor living spaces and plenty of natural light.
The Charleston offers 3,460 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, 2-Car Garage w/ Golf Cart Garage. Additional floor plans & exterior styles available: Savannah, Natchez, & Orleans
“When designing this course, the owner wanted every hole to be unique, challenging and dramatic. Therefore, no two holes are alike, ultimately keeping golfers on their toes throughout the entire round.”
-- Robert C. Walker, Course Architect and Former Lead Designer for Arnold Palmer
Named the “#1 Favorite Golf Course in Northwest Florida” by Florida Golf News, Regatta Bay Golf Course is nestled among nature preserves and the breathtaking Choctawhatchee Bay. This par- 72 course welcomes players of all skill levels. Enjoy 18-holes of golf on perfectly manicured greens.
People say it’s the little things in life that make a difference, and we take that saying to heart at Regatta Bay Golf Course. Premium Callaway Golf Clubs rentals are available for out of town guests. State-of-the-art Visage GPS systems are featured on golf carts and the Clubhouse offers a full-service restaurant as well as a fully-equipped golf shop. Cool off with a mango-scented iced towels or a cold drink. Beverage carts circulate the course throughout the day and chilled apples are offered on the 1st and 10th tees. The comfort and convenience of the guest is a top priority at Regatta Bay.
Certified PGA Pros are available to help you navigate the tough shots—even before you arrive. Watch instructional videos featuring tips and tricks on how to navigate the course. Avoid trouble on the 8th hole or get tips and tricks on how to get up the hill on the 5th hole. Take a hole-by-hole virtual tour of the course so you are prepared for the challenges that await.
Experience the Regatta Bay difference—schedule your tee time today!
Southern tradition meets coastal charm at Regatta Bay’s newest boutique community—The Preserve. Featuring four spacious floor plans, averaging between 3,300 -3,600 square feet, complete with two car garages with an additional golf cart garage, wrap-around porches and high-end appliances.
The largest floor plan available, The Orleans, is a 6 Bedroom/ 5.5 Bathroom luxury home offering 3,540 square feet of air-conditioned living space. A gourmet kitchen opens up to the living and dining area perfect for gathering and entertaining. The master bedroom is located on the first floor as well as a second bedroom and a mud/ laundry room. Upstairs you will find a second living area and four additional bedrooms. Three covered porches complete the exterior of this home.
This 21-home community is being built around spacious green spaces and a nature preserve. Enjoy a game of frisbee or a picnic on the lawn with your family. Meander along the sidewalks and walkways woven throughout the neighborhood. Enjoy a morning run or an evening stroll at the end of the day. A sparkling pond with a lighted fountain rounds out the southeast end of The Preserve.
Discover your dream home at The Preserve. Model homes are open daily
Wednesday- Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment- 850.974.7070.
Model Home Address: 263 Moonlit Way, Destin, FL 32541
Welcome to Regatta Bay Preserve—where southern charm meets coastal chic! This new Destin Custom Home Builders community is perfect for families, empty nesters and young professionals.
Located in the heart of Destin, within the Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club community, the Preserve is a place where you can wave to your neighbors on their front porches and enjoy a walk around the block with your puppy. Enjoy impeccable landscaping and a safe environment for families to play.
This intimate community consists of 21 homes with four custom home designs. Each floor plan embraces southern culture and design—The Savannah, The Charleston, The Natchez and The Orleans. Each home features architectural elements from the areas they are named for. These unique designs were created by renowned 30A architects, Archiscapes.
These coastal homes feature wraparound porches, wood walls and reclaimed beams, Carrera marble countertops, Thermador and Wolf/Subzero appliance packages, custom hand-built wood cabinetry plus more.
Regatta Bay offers a wealth of amenities including the Regatta Bay Golf Club and Golf Academy, the Regatta Yacht Club and more. This gated community is conveniently located near Destin Commons and Whole Foods. Private roads provide an easy way for residents to shop, dine, live and play without every having to leave Regatta Bay.