2014 was a spectacular year for luxury real estate on 30A. We have been publishing the most expensive homes sold list since 2009 and it is amazing how much has changed. In 2009 our 2nd most expensive home sold was in Four Mile Village and sold for $3.2mil. For 2014, this home would not make it into the top 20! In 2014 the entire top 10 most expensive list comprises of homes over $4mil, where last year only the top 5 were over the $4mil price point.
30A Luxury Titans
Rosemary Beach is always on the top list, however, Alys Beach and Paradise by the Sea are making new appearances. A $6.5mil lot sold in Alys Beach’s Sea Venture Alley in 2014, and I believe Alys Beach will be setting the standard for ultra luxury homes on 30A for the next 5 years. Two homes in Paradise by the Sea have made the list at $7.8mil and $4.7mil with a lot of new construction activity in this development. Keep a look out for homes in Paradise by the Sea in 2015. Not making this year’s top 10 list is WaterColor which is being out gunned by the luxury juggernauts of WaterSound, Rosemary Beach and The Retreat. To make the top list you must be Gulf Front and represent some of the finest construction on 30A!
30A Luxury Sales by the Numbers
Sales volume for homes on 30A over $2 million have more than doubled since 2012, and inventory is on the rise with the boom in new construction along 30A. Ultra Luxury homes on on 30A is setting a new standard.
2014 30A Homes Sold Over $1 Million – 227, totaling $441,820,397
2013 30A Homes Sold Over $1 Million – 186, totaling $359,539,627
2012 30A Homes Sold Over $1 Million – 142, totaling $244,332,592
2014 30A Homes Sold Over $2 Million – 71, totaling $223,197,450
2013 30A Homes Sold Over $2 Million – 67, totaling $190,694,405
2012 30A Homes Sold Over $2 Million – 38, totaling $101,813,500
2013 Most Expensive Homes Sold on 30A
2012 Most Expensive Homes Sold on 30A
2011 Most Expensive Homes Sold on 30A
2010 Most Expensive Homes Sold on 30A
Most Expensive Homes Currently for Sale on 30A
#1 Most Expensive Home Sold on 30A – 11 Spanish Town Ct, Rosemary Beach
11 Spanish Town Ct in Rosemary Beach was the most expensive home sold on 30A in 2014, and it’s easy to see why. Over 5,000sf of sophistication positioned on a double estate size lot with interior design by Susan Ferrier. Featured in Coastal Living magazine in October 2010, this luxury 6 bedroom, 6 full and 2 half bath home with its striking architectural elements and stunning Gulf views sold in June 2014 for $8,343,750.
#2 Most Expensive Home Sold on 30A – 68 Paradise By The Sea Blvd, Paradise By the Sea
Runner-up to the most expensive luxury 30A home sold in 2014, 68 Paradise By the Sea Blvd was designed in the classic style of an authentic Tuscan villa. Built in 2013, this new construction luxury home boasts 12- and 14-foot vaulted ceilings, incredible gulf views from both floors, an infinity-edge pool, stone walls inside and out, and many more unique features. Designed by Darrell Russell, AIA, ASID, of A Boheme Design, and built to the highest standards & design details, “Sandcastle in Paradise” sold in September 2014 for $7.8 million.
#3 Most Expensive Home Sold on 30A – 113 S Founders Lane, WaterSound
This luxury Gulf front WaterSound home is the 4-year long collaborative work of Atlanta Architect Kenneth Lynch, local Interior Designer Georgia Carlee & local Builder Mark Breaux. This massive 6,619sf 4-story luxury home is comprised of 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, and 2 half baths and sold for $6.6 million in March 2014, making it the 3rd most expensive 3oA home sold in 2014.
#4 Most Expensive Home Sold on 30A – 76 E Saint Lucia Lane, The Retreat
Coming in at #4 on the list of most expensive 30A homes sold in 2014 is 76 E St. Lucia Ln in The Retreat. This exquisite coastal retreat features a Control4 home automation system that centralizes nearly every functional aspect of the home, down to the heated towel bars in the master bath. Stunning Gulf views, fabulous furnishings, and luxury touches such as radiantly heated Dominican shell stone floors make it no wonder this 4,806sf, 4 bed, 4 full- and 2 half-bath home sold for $5.2 million in September 2014.
#5 Most Expensive Home Sold on 30A – 95 S Founders Lane, WaterSound
A Legacy Show House of architectural significance on the Gulf in WaterSound Beach, this 4,280sf residence with carriage house, designed by New York-based architect John Kirk with Cooper Robertson Architects, was the first home built in WaterSound Beach and the 2004 Southern Accents Dream Home. With a legacy as the community’s original Show House, which precisely defines the development’s vision of a Shingle Style architecture, the residence was recently fully remodeled with interior and exteriors installed by renowned interior designer Erika Powell of Urban Grace. The residence and carriage home feature 4 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 1 half bath, with additional bunk sleeping areas. This iconic luxury WaterSound home sold in July 2014 for $5 million.