Beat the Heat By Touring Some of South Walton’s Most Stunning Homes

The WaterSound Origins House
The WaterSound Origins House

Building upon the success of its annual Valentine Tour of Homes each February, the Cultural Arts Alliance is rolling out a Summertime Tour of Homes, a great way to beat the summer heat while touring five spectacular (and air-conditioned) homes in South Walton.

From a Gulf front house in Blue Mountain Beach just recently decorated by designer Erica Powell to homes in Alys Beach, WaterSound Origins and Eastern Lake, the tour includes some of South Walton’s most beautiful and unique homes currently on the market.

The tour runs Thursday, June 25, through Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Eastern Lake house features sweeping views of the lake and Gulf of Mexico.

The Alys Beach courtyard house is a modern stunner located in Arboleda Park just steps from the Caliza Pool and is designed by architect Darrell Russell of Boheme Designs. It has a heated pool with a waterfall running down a rock wall, an outdoor shower and a doggy shower.

The Blue Mountain Beach Gulf-front has an impressive updated interior design and three floors offering sweeping views of the Gulf and outdoor terraces.

Located in a golf community, the WaterSound Origins home was custom built by John Giles and Matt Parenzan and designed by architect T.S. Adams.

From L to R: Eastern Lake House, Alys Beach House & Blue Mountain Beach House
From L to R: Eastern Lake House, Alys Beach House & Blue Mountain Beach House

Not only will ticket holders be able to view award-winning architecture and design, they will also see their favorite South Walton artists work on display and for sale at each home.

General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at the Cultural Arts Alliance website or at Smith’s Antiques in Destin, Fusion Art and Glass at Grand Boulevard, Sundog Books in Seaside and the Bayou Art Center in Santa Rosa Beach (CAA office).

A daily $60 VIP shuttle package is also available and will include a one-day tour ticket, free parking and an air-conditioned shuttle ride to each of the homes.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by June 19 and redeemed for wristbands inside Emerald Coast Wine and Spirits at WaterColor Crossings between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. the day of the tour.

Shuttle parking is located on the green lot south of the WaterColor Crossing Publix building. The VIP shuttle tour will last four hours with dedicated time to tour each house. Emerald Coast Wine and Spirits will have wine packages available for shuttle passengers to purchase and enjoy on the tour.

All proceeds from the tour go to benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County to fulfill its vision of making Walton County a destination for artistic and cultural excellence.

Enjoy a summer getaway at Alys Beach, the premier luxury resort town on Florida's Gulf Coast. Alys Beach is a unique New Urbanist community that combines stunning architecture with the gracious character of courtyard living. Guests can tailor their vacation to include the finest culinary talents in the region, distinctive shopping choices, outdoor activities on an exclusive beach, winding nature trails, and a state of the art wellness center. The utmost in beauty and luxury awaits.