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Almost five years after snapping up a luxury beachfront manse in Rosemary Beach, FL, MLB Hall of Famer Tom Glavine has sold it for $10.25 million.
"It's an extraordinary sale in our market, that's for sure," says listing agent Chris Abbott of The Chris Abbott Group in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Glavine purchased the five-bedroom home in July 2011 for $7.3 million, making it the second-most expensive home sold on 30-A that year. It went back on the market in September 2015 for $11.75 million, eventually selling last month.
Located on the Gulf of Mexico side of 30-A, the gorgeous property was a decorator show home for Southern Accents Magazine and is perched above the beach.
It was built in 2001 by architect Lew Oliver, working with interior designer Phillip Sides, and underwent a renovation in 2008. Boasting an outdoor pool and water views from almost every nook and cranny in the home (plus quite a few verandas), it also has a one-bedroom carriage house above a two-car garage. Lofted-beam ceilings and an open layout cultivate a chic beach house feel.
"The seller's family enjoyed spending long weekends away from Atlanta at this truly special gulf-front residence," says Abbott. "This also captured the interest and attention of the buyer's family, who envisioned experiencing the same bond to the sand, sea, and new urbanism lifestyle that Rosemary Beach offers." Abbott notes that the buyer is from Dallas.