Fully redone, this Panama City Beach house in Florida doubled in price since 2019

Georgie Mihaila
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Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

Set along the sun-kissed shores of Panama City Beach, Florida, a former celebrity residence resurfaced on the market after an extensive makeover — unveiling picture-perfect interiors, a beachfront location that dreams are made of, and a substantial appreciation in value.

Formerly owned by All-American & NFL linebacker-turned-Emmy-winning producer/actor Matt Battaglia, the property at 517 Beachside Gardens has undergone an extensive renovation, transforming it into a coastal masterpiece that blurs the line between luxury and paradise.

As the property graces the market once again, its allure is not just in its pristine design but in its substantial transformation of value.

Listed at a (somewhat) modest $6.95 million in 2019, this beachfront gem has now doubled in price, a testament to the irresistible combination of impeccable style and an enviable Gulf-front setting.

Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

And we’re here to take you on a tour of the $12,900,000 house, now listed for sale with Lesly Simon of Corcoran Reverie.

Key facts & figures

Situated on over an acre, the property boasts an impressive 197 feet of Gulf frontage, showcasing panoramic views of the famed turquoise-hued waters of the Emerald Coast and sugar-white sand.

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Baths: 10
  • Square footage: 6,096 sq. ft.
  • Year built: 2019
  • Lot size: 1.49 acres
  • Amenities: private pool and sunning deck, oversized covered porch, sitting area with gas fire pit, and private beach walkover
  • Additional structures: a self-sufficient coach house with two additional bedroom suites, a fully equipped kitchen, and covered patio space
  • Listing price: $12,900,000
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

Nestled within the exclusive Carillon Beach community, the residence spans over 6,000 square feet across three meticulously planned levels.

Thoughtful design and amenities

With a focus on seamless indoor-outdoor living, the Florida house was beautifully redone by Jennifer DiCerbo of The French Mix out of Lafayette, LA.

The first level features a spacious living area, wet bar, and direct access to the outdoor oasis, including a private pool, sunning deck, and a covered porch with a gas fire pit.

Three luxurious bedroom suites, a laundry area, and a powder room provide convenience and comfort on this level.

On the second level, the main living area, dining room, and gourmet kitchen open onto expansive wrap-around porches, totaling over 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space.

The kitchen is designed for entertaining, equipped with custom cabinetry, an oversized island, walk-in pantry, wet bar, and professional-grade appliances. Additionally, an office area and powder room are located on this floor.

Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

The upper level and guest retreat

The topmost level features two main bedroom suites, each with a carefully curated design, direct porch access, walk-in wardrobes, and luxurious ensuites. A sitting area with a wet bar and a dedicated laundry center add to the convenience.

Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie
Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

Connected by a covered breezeway, the self-sufficient coach house provides two additional bedroom suites, a fully equipped kitchen, and covered patio space, offering a private retreat for guests.

Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

Part of the upscale Carillon Beach Community

The property is part of the sought-after Carillon Beach community, offering residents a host of amenities, including a monitored gate with 24-hour security, three community pools, a children’s park, basketball and tennis courts, pickleball courts, walking trails, a meeting house, and the charming Market Street town center.

With over 3,900 feet of beach frontage, Carillon Beach remains one of the most desirable luxury communities in Northwest Florida.

Photo credit: Array 30A Photography courtesy of Corcoran Reverie

With its prime location near world-class dining and entertainment venues along 30A and Panama City Beach, the property not only represents a sound real estate investment but also an opportunity to embrace the coveted coastal lifestyle in one of the most sought-after communities in Northwest Florida.

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com