By Linde Hyder
Nestled along 18 miles of Texas shoreline is a coastal town where the vibe is laid-back and the lifestyle is easygoing. Set against a backdrop of warm Gulf water and soft Texas sand lies the epitome of island life, filled with an unlimited range of recreational opportunities from sport fishing to dolphin watching and from seaside golf to boutique shopping. Known as ‘Port A’ to locals, this casual beach community provides the perfect setting for an 8,099-square-foot wonder that combines the best of island life with the finest luxury accouterments.
Designed to withstand the forces of nature, the Ocean View Estate was built with construction elements of a magnitude not often found in coastal properties. In addition to being highly energy-efficient, the structure is hurricane and flood-resistant and is equipped with a back-up power system.
Superior craftsmanship and extraordinary appointments continue throughout the three-story residence. Meticulously planned to the smallest detail, the sprawling layout has been artistically arrayed with reclaimed oak wood floors, a hand-hammered brass sink from Istanbul, walnut fireplace mantle from Brazil, alder wood cabinetry and doors, custom wine room and more.
Beyond the massive hand-carved double doors on the first level are three bedrooms, kitchen and dining area creating an ideal space for overnight guests. An expansive master suite on the second floor holds the key to rejuvenation with a bathroom lavishly outfitted with spa-like features.
A well-proportioned kitchen on the third level is styled to meet the needs of the most demanding chef and includes a one-of-a-kind marble sink from India. Most impressive is the fourth level observation deck affording the finest 360-degree views anywhere in Port A, with vistas of the island, beach and shipping channel.
Augmenting the main residence are a six-car garage and a spacious apartment comprising a full kitchen, game room and a theater. This resort-style offering is the perfect family compound, corporate retreat or vacation getaway. The six-bedroom layout sleeps 16 and the relaxing warmth of the beach is just a two-minute walk away. Furnishings convey.
Laffoon Real Estate Group
Mobile: (210) 391-7470
Office: (210) 696-9996