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Story by Emily Robertson | Photography by Array

The beautiful modern coastal home at 24 Climbing Rose Way in the Watercolor master planned community on 30A in Florida required a team effort from investors in Bowling Green, Minchew Design Builders out of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and Bowling Green Home Furnishings. The result is a stunning property that was just finished in the summer of 2023 and is now for sale, ready to make dreams come true for someone looking for their very own piece of paradise.

“We’ve been involved with this project since we purchased the lot and started working with the architect to create a plan for the build,” Minchew Design Build Contractor Keitha Minchew says. “The build took about a year and we feel like we made the most of the space in this home and lot.”

Minchew Design Build typically focuses on high end, modern coastal homes, so Minchew says this build was a perfect fit for the company. She said the five bedroom, five bathroom, 4,701 square foot home boasts a unique style and many upgrades with high-end cabinets, natural stone and porch access off each bedroom.

“We’ve done a really great job meshing modern feels with coastal feels,” Minchew says. “Most homes in Watercolor are traditional, but this isn’t super traditional or overly contemporary. It strikes a balance between fresh and modern in both interior design and in the upscale finishes.”

Jason Woods and the designers with Bowling Green Home Furnishings helped to fill the home with beautiful furnishings to compliment the style of the build. BGHF utilized many elements found in outdoors, such as rattan, abaca and other natural fibers to reflect the beautiful outdoor views in the home. Woods says it was important to use the decor to compliment the contemporary coastal design of the home.

“I love the way the décor in this home flows continuously, bringing the feel of the gorgeous Florida coast inside. All of the pieces in the home blend so well together to create the environment of coastal luxury,” Woods says. “If I had to pick my favorite seating area, it would be the landing, where we have upholstery that mixes fabric with metal legs and woven abaca. These elements combine to create a seating area that welcomes you to sit down and relax while enjoying a drink from the bar in that space. My favorite piece of art is just inside the entry. It’s playfully titled “Long Time No Sea” and features three coastal birds with fun, beachy colors.”

Woods says that for those wanting to bring a bit of coastal modern style into their own home, individuals can focus on lightening up the space and bringing natural elements inside.

“You can bring in lighter colors in your home by utilizing light-colored, neutral seating, an upholstered bed or even an accent rug,” Woods says. “Showcase as much natural light as you can and try incorporating something from the outdoors inside your own home, even something small like a houseplant.”

A fun feature of the Watercolor home is a third floor game room, a great space for a family to enjoy.

“We have a game table and separate area where people can play air hockey. It’s a huge gaming space,” Minchew says. “It is the ideal area for a family or for entertaining friends after a long day at the beach.”

The property is currently on the market and Minchew believes that this home would be the perfect fit for someone looking for a beautiful primary or secondary home on 30A, but with a bit more privacy than other phases of Watercolor.

“The benefit of where this home is built is that this phase in Watercolor doesn’t have shortterm rentals,” Minchew says. “This area has privacy and more stability. This area has a pool specific for this phase that should be much less busy, so it is great for someone who loves Watercolor, but wants more privacy.”


Tile : 850 TILE
Plumbing : KOHLER

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