Just three blocks from the beach, this magnificent Victorian-style home epitomizes the historic charm and character of a bygone era. Built in 2004, it’s hard to believe you’re just five minutes from the beach. The elevated position 32 feet above sea level is considered one of the best locations in this peaceful uber-desirable neighborhood. Set back behind a quirky white picket fence and surrounded by professional landscaping, the home enjoys a long driveway to the single-car garage. The front porch entrance abuts the angled walls of the eye-catching octagon room. Step inside to appreciate more breathtaking features of this superior home. Be prepared to fall in love with the airy open living space with 12-ft. ceilings, traditional gas fireplace, wainscot walls, built-in bookcases and expresso colored hardwood flooring. It all says “welcome home.” The stylish lilac kitchen adds a contemporary note with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and multicolored pendular lighting above the breakfast bar. The octagonal recess with a 16-ft. ceiling makes a semi-open office or fourth bedroom. Three bedrooms are filled with natural daylight and are complemented by stylish bathrooms. Admire the antique style bathroom vanity, deep garden tub and updated tiled shower in the master suite. The private fenced yard offers covered seating on a brick patio overlooking lush landscaping and manicured lawns. Three shady porches provide a variety of areas for reading, relaxing and entertaining. Guests are sure to appreciate the neighborhood pool and koi ponds in a park-like setting just steps from the door. All this in a desirable pocket neighborhood in the heart of Destin’s shopping, dining and entertainment. Ideal as a primary or second home close to the beach and Destin amenities, this bijou residence is looking for owners as uniquely special as the home itself.