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Grayton Landing – Chic, Upscale Waterfront Living

Grayton Landing – Chic, Upscale Waterfront Living

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Luxury Living in the Heart of Grayton Beach

Grayton Landing – located on the west end of 30A – is the culmination of collaborative efforts between several of the Gulf Coast’s most talented and respected firms. Working closely with Luke & Blue’s Custom Homes, Geoff Chick & Associates, and Holly Shipman Interior Design, Lloyd Blue, president of Western Lake Development, together with Holly and Gary Shipman of Three Dog Development, LLC, launched an initiative to preserve and protect the marshes and dunes of Grayton Beach while increasing aesthetic appeal and surrounding home values.

A diamond in the rough, Grayton Landing has a tangled history beginning and ending with a delineated plat map dating back to 1890. Over time, the six lots from the 1890 map making up Grayton Landing split into 16 different parcels. For more than ten years, Blue worked tirelessly with state and county officials plus the Butler family to obtain the necessary approvals to restore the slip of land to its original 1890 platted use. During the process, Blue removed tired structures and septic tanks – connecting the plat to city sewerage – and restored indigenous plant species. He built structures that enhanced the community’s appearance while making great strides to protect the area’s fragile ecosystem.

What was once a bohemian beachside community with non-permitted structures built outside of code and flanked by segments of private property, is now the chicest upscale waterfront community in historic Grayton Beach. While adhering to current coastal lake protection laws that do not allow home construction within 100 feet of the water’s edge, the Grayton Landing development agreement provides for rare lakefront amenities.

The renowned architectural firm, Geoff Chick & Associates, had the unique challenge of balancing the outward presence of Grayton Beach while maintaining its charm. “Geoff Chick did a fabulous job working within a defined footprint. He utilized every inch of the home,” notes Scenic Sotheby’s real estate broker, Cliff Cohen. Chick designed the exclusive six-home gated community spanning over a total of 1.5 acres with each 3,578 square foot home boasting an unobstructed view of Western Lake. There are a total of 23 lakefront parcels in Grayton Beach; however, none are of this size or caliber. There is a community pool, sun deck, an outdoor pavilion with a grilling station, as well as men’s and women’s restrooms. The community offers private lake access to Grayton Beach State Park and is minutes away from the quaint villages of Seaside and Watercolor.

The six homes along Western Lake create a colorful, weathered palette selected by interior designer, Holly Shipman. Shipman’s use of neutral colors throughout each home keeps the overall vibe easy and representative of lakeside living. Ever careful to give each home an independent, one-of-a-kind feel, Shipman introduced high-end elements with custom wood cabinetry in distinct colors and different light fixtures throughout each unit. Marble and quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, and upscale appliances provide the finishing touches.

Shipman, along with Luke & Blue’s Custom Homes owner Deron Strickman worked closely to develop an elite luxury product with personality. Of the most commented-on features is the board-on-board (shiplap) detail installed by the Luke & Blue’s team. Shipman comments, “With great attention to detail and expert craftsmanship, Deron and his team brought my vision for the interiors at Grayton Landing to a beautiful reality. They made the creation of six distinctive homes seem almost effortless, never once discouraging my creativity and always delivering as promised.”

“You will never find another community like this in Walton County,” Cohen continues. “My partner, Cindi Cobine, and I are extremely honored to represent Grayton Landing with its high quality, unprecedented amenities, and exceptional construction. One Grayton Landing homeowner had been sitting on the sidelines for over ten years because he hadn’t found a house in this market that met his discerning eye. But when he saw Luke & Blue’s attention to detail infused with their commitment to high-quality standards, he excitedly made a purchasing decision.”

Luke & Blue’s Custom Homes is the exclusive builder for Grayton Landing. “This was a great project for us,” comments Strickman. “It is unusual for us to have the opportunity to build the same home twice. We typically build one-of-a-kind custom homes and never build a floorplan more than once.” Luke & Blue’s continually benchmark their performance looking for areas to improve efficiency without sacrificing quality. Strickman shares, “We built six virtually identical floorplans. The first home took16 months to complete, while the final home took only ten months to finish. Finding ways to improve efficiency without sacrificing quality is certainly rewarding.”

Luke & Blue’s Custom Homes is the preeminent custom home builder in South Walton County. They build primary and custom beach/vacation homes with unparalleled attention to quality construction, detail, and customer satisfaction. The team strives to meet a variety of lifestyle needs building a select number of homes each year with clients whose vision they share.

When the area’s best of the best assemble, you can expect nothing shy of perfection. The Grayton Landing homes are perfect for large families. Three of the houses are unavailable, while two of the homes serve as fully furnished rentals. The third home is currently a furnished model and available for sale.

About Luke & Blue’s Custom Homes
Luke & Blue’s notable Grayton Beach commercial projects include the conversion of a single-family dwelling into what is now known as Tribe Kelley Surf Post located in historic Grayton Beach along with the rebuild of Grayton Beach’s beloved Red Bar. Standing for more than 75 years, the building that was home to Red Bar was destroyed by fire in February 2019. The new Red Bar will open early this summer.

Luke & Blue’s, LLC – A custom residential and commercial building contractor in the State of Florida.
1394 Co. Hwy 283 South, Building #3
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 3249
Website: Luke & Blue’s
Phone: (850) 246-BLUE (2583)

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