30A Debut

If the combined talent and experience of its design-build team is anything to go by, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ inaugural 30a Showhouse is destined to wow both visitors and potential homeowners when it opens this month. “We spend a lot of time on second homes down on 30A and have created some great designs. This showhouse can help visitors envision themselves vacationing or owning a luxury home here,” says designer Melanie Turner of Melanie Turner Interiors, who worked with Benecki homes, Lew Oliver, Inc., Source, and Chase Green Built to craft the newly built house that fully embraces the carefree 30A lifestyle.

Located on Elysee Court in the Santimo development, a neighborhood which is situated between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, the showhouse makes the most of its seaside surroundings thanks to its clever vertical layout. An architectural blend of classicism and modernism with Deco and Aegean-style influences, the white stucco house is notable for its height with outdoor living spaces that take advantage of the home’s coastal views and breezes. An elevated pool and poolside bar are situated on the home’s second level, while the fourth level boasts a space for lounging and TV watching that is enclosed by a wraparound terrace, creating a rooftop conservatory effect. There is even a lookout deck on the roof from which one can fully appreciate sunsets and starry skies.

As far as its interiors go, the five-bedroom house is warm, sophisticated and, according to Turner, unexpected. “It’s not your typical beach design. It’s romantic, happy and cultivated.” And, with the added benefit of abundant storage, a four-car garage and even a miniature golf course, it seems that the house has something for everybody. 30Ashowhouse.com