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A Window To The World

Private Residence / Alys Beach, Florida

Architect: Eric Watson
Builder: Hufham Farris Construction

E. F. San Juan not only provided this truly unique Alys Beach home with magnificent Loewen® windows and doors but also built the custom exterior gates, exterior railings, exterior paneling, and trim, as well as the custom interior windows for the wine cellar.

Due to our limited production capacity in the wake of Hurricane Michael, providing custom millwork for this home was challenging, but our team was happy and proud to return to work after such a disaster. The primary challenge on this gorgeous 5,050-plus-square-foot residence designed by Eric Watson was the vaulted two-story wall of windows that comprises most of the facade.


Another feature of this home is the incredible 600-bottle wine cellar on the first floor. Watson wanted this amenity
to be a focal point for residents and guests, with large glass windows looking into the cellar from a hallway at the front of the house. Due to the delicate nature of wine and the need to protect the bottles from sunlight, this meant creating custom windows that would block the light while still allowing a view of the cellar from the outside. E. F. San Juan provided these custom windows that filter UV light and are airtight to keep out moisture and regulate the
cellar’s temperature.


We worked closely with our trusted partners at Loewen to supply the large, impact-rated windows for the home’s
grand facade and throughout the property, along with exterior doors leading to the courtyard, balconies, and other outdoor living spaces. The E. F. San Juan team also created the accompanying millwork and matching exterior trim, railings, and more.


Providing privacy, security, and beauty, the front entry door and driveway gates were also made by E. F. San Juan.
This new-build home, completed in 2020, exudes the quintessential luxury and unique design acumen of Alys Beach.
It was recently sold by agent Matt McGuire of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty for $7.2 million—a record-breaking sale for residences north of Scenic Highway 30-A in the coastal South Walton area of Northwest Florida.


E. F. San Juan is proud to be part of the talented team that created such a standout property in the affluent community
of Alys Beach.


Photograph by: Tim Kramer, courtesy of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty

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