Beauty Built to Last on Pensacola Bay

By Linde Hyder

Visions of summer soirees on rolling green lawns shaded by majestic oaks and cooled by Gulf breezes come to mind with this Southern Plantation overlooking Pensacola Bay. Reflecting all the grandeur of the Golden Age, the one-of-a-kind 1.25-acre waterfront estate boasts historical significance as it once was the home of William Alexander Blount, Sr., former president of both the Florida and American Bar Associations and recognized as one of the most preeminent attorneys in the U.S. Built in 1905, “Seamarge” has been carefully renovated to modern standards while preserving the charm of this timeless beauty.

Designed to host gala affairs while ensuring family comfort, the three-story residence features more than 11,000 square feet of handsomely appointed living space. Beyond stately Greek columns lies the foyer, a grand introduction to the home with its sweeping staircase and captivating bay views. An expansive family room on the ground floor is joined by a gracious dining room, library, view-inspired music room and a kitchen generously outfitted with an abundance of work and storage spaces.

Outdoor entertaining is a scene of casual elegance at “Seamarge” where 256 feet of waterfront create a stunning backdrop for any event. The covered loggia complemented by a swimming pool provides an ideal respite and can easily accommodate brunch for 20 guests. A short boat ride from the private fishing pier takes you to the emerald green waters and soft, sugary white sands of Pensacola Beach.

Private accommodations consist of a luxurious second-floor master suite with dressing room, bath and a private balcony overlooking the water. Guest quarters featuring a kitchenette along with three bedrooms are also found on this floor, while three spacious bedrooms are situated on the third story. An elevator accesses all levels including an additional 2,500-square-foot basement, which could easily become a superb wine cellar.

The stature of this mansion is matched only by its location near the exclusive Pensacola Country Club, renowned as the oldest private country club in Florida. The area is just minutes from downtown Pensacola, featuring a mecca of fine dining and entertainment venues and ‘one of the 10 great streets in America’—Palafox Street.

The United States Navy’s Blue Angels are also based in Pensacola.

Billy Lovelace
Broker Associate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
17 W. Cedar Street, Suite 2
Pensacola, FL  32502
850-434-2244  office | 850-572-2023  cell