“Villa Blanco” Imagine a place where you can cruise from your backyard to the sparkling emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico in just minutes. Later, when it’s time to relax, a 90-second walk takes you to a white sandy beach where the views are incomparable and the sunsets spectacular. Dream no more. Welcome to Villa Blanco where you can have the best of both worlds any time of year. Strategically positioned on two lots, Villa Blanco presents a rare opportunity to own one of the most extraordinary properties in Destin’s exclusive enclave of Holiday Isle. Water enthusiasts will appreciate the two 55-foot boat slips and 25,000-pound lift that facilitates numerous outdoor adventures after passing through scenic Destin Pass. Those who prefer to sink their toes into cool soft sand need only walk across to their private deeded beach access. Inside the 11,913-square foot Mediterranean home is a sophisticated plan that redefines coastal elegance with sweeping water views throughout. A coffered ceiling, fireplace and walls of glass in the expansive second floor living area create a welcoming space for entertaining and luxurious family living. The fully equipped wet bar transitions guests to the spacious casual dining area which is easily served by the generously sized kitchen equipped with quartz countertops, custom cherry cabinetry, butler’s pantry and an abundance of work and storage space. Formal occasions will be hosted in the banquet-sized dining room appointed with a hand-painted mural that extends into the tray ceiling. The current 11-bedroom layout includes a sumptuous owners’ suite, a private guest wing on the third level and two bunk rooms on the first floor. A 14-seat movie theater and an adjoining game room featuring a wet bar, kitchenette and video wall are also located on the first floor. Augmenting the residence are a heated swimming pool, 6-car garage and an elevator. Built like a fortress to withstand extreme weather conditions, Villa Blanco is the ideal family compound or vacation getaway and can easily be reconfigured back to its original seven-bedroom design. Artwork, along with indoor and outdoor furnishings, convey with the purchase of this property.