Visit 30A Artist Andy Saczynski in Grayton Beach

artist Andy Saczynski

South Walton has been recognized as one of the most influential art communities in the southeastern United States since introducing the Artist of the Year program in 2003. In 2013, Grayton Beach artist Andy Saczynski was selected as the eleventh recipient of this prestigious award. Local residents from Pensacola to Apalachicola also voiced their appreciation for Andy by voting him Best Local Artist in EC Magazine‘s Readers Choice Poll in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Andy Saczynski is a mixed media artist specializing in assemblage art. He’s inspired by Florida’s coastal landscape and wildlife, which are often the themes of his work. His style includes characteristics of cubism, folk art, outsider art, and street art. Given the nature of the materials he uses, each piece is unique, yet recognizable as being his. He’s been a professional artist since 2010, and he opened his studio-gallery in Grayton Beach in 2012. His artwork can be found in homes and businesses throughout the United States and abroad. You may have also seen his artwork on Immaculate Baking products nationwide. He even painted a billboard for the company in 2014.

Andy has lived in Florida since he was a child, calling the Florida panhandle home since 1985. He and his wife have five children and live in Destin. (I sold them the house they are living in now!) I’ve known the Saczynski family since 2008, and recently had an opportunity to chat with Andy.

Wendy: Why did you decide to open your art gallery in Grayton Beach?

Andy: I’ve wanted to have my own gallery on 30A since I was a teenager. I like Grayton Beach because it feels like Old Florida, it’s not too crowded, and it’s centrally located. I also like the feel of Florida beach cottages, so I was excited when a cottage in Shops of Grayton was available.

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Wendy: Have you always been an artist?

Andy: Yes, I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I never liked taking other classes in school – math, science, etc. I always knew I wanted to be an artist. Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m actually doing this for a living!

Wendy: What materials do you usually work with?

Andy: Primarily wood as opposed to canvas. I either make mixed media pieces using found objects or I use house paint on wood. I’m just as happy building or painting.

Wendy: When you’re not painting, how do you spend your free time?

Andy: I’ve surfed since I was a kid. I’ll surf any wave I can get. So, when the Gulf of Mexico is basically flat, I’ll trade my surfboard for a paddleboard. I also like skateboarding. Oh, and I spend a lot of time with my wife and kids. Most of the people in my family also surf and paddleboard.

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Wendy: Where can people see your artwork?

Andy: My studio-gallery is open to the public, but they can also look at my web site. My wife, Lori, makes sure it’s always current. They can either check out available work or look through my portfolio for commission ideas.

Wendy: How does it work to get a commission?

Andy: I work with individuals and interior designers so that the client can get a custom piece of art in the exact dimensions and colors they want.

Check out Andy Saczynski’s artwork. Tell him that Wendy sent you! And if you love Grayton Beach as much as Andy does, click here to search for Grayton Beach homes.

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach.

Sacred Heart – Santa Rosa Beach Florida – Recognized as Top Hospital

30A area hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital in Santa Rosa Beach Florida was just acknowledged by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top “100 Great Community Hospitals” for 2015. Specifically, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast was “recognized in several ways for general excellence“. Sacred Heart Hospital was mentioned for its 30 million dollar expansion, as well as being on the list “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery”, “100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery” Award and  “100 Top Hospitals” for three years in a row.

Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast is a 58 bed hospital that facilitates  42,000 outpatient procedures a year, with 4,800 admissions, 28,000 emergency visits, and over 1,100 births!   I can tell you, this is a beautiful facility that shines for its service to the Emerald Coast of Florida, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, 30A, Walton and Okaloosa Counties!!

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

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Thank you to my Santa Rosa Beach Florida sellers for the lovely gift of flowers!  Their Plantation at Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Beach Florida home is closing next week.  I’ve set this bromeliad on the counter of my Rulnick Realty office and it really brightens it up.  Stop by and say “Hello”!

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    Lot 4 Chivas Lane, 30-A Beach View Lot, Santa Rosa Beach Florida

    30-A Gulf View lot on half acre

    30-A Gulf view half-acre lot for sale in South Walton, Santa Rosa Beach Florida! Lot 4 Chivas Lane, in Walkover Dunes, is  across the street from the white sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico near Watersound and Rosemary Beach. There is an unobstructed Gulf view, private beach walkover and no association fees. This 30-A gulf view Lot #4 Chivas Lane already has tap fees paid for public water and sewer.  It’s difficult to find a lot of .5 acres in Santa Rosa Beach south of 30-A by the beach. The fact that it’s a private road and small neighborhood add to its appeal. Are you interested in building your 30-A home right away? We also have a builder who can help.

    See the virtual tour demonstrating the views from different floors of a potential new home on this 30A lot listed for $575,000:

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    It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy:
    itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

    39 Sea Myrtle, Santa Rosa Beach FL VA Compromise Sale

    South Walton VA Compromise Short Sale

    Beautiful VA Compromise short sale home for sale in Plantation at Santa Rosa at 39 Sea Myrtle Dr. in Santa Rosa Beach Florida.  This home is on a premium lot by lovely woods at the end of a cul-de-sac. The inside feels spacious with an oversized, open living room. The kitchen has granite counters and breakfast bar. Three bedrooms plus garage… There is a rear patio overlooking the woods that would be great for grilling out. It’s only a few steps from the community pool. The Plantation at Santa Rosa is minutes from great shopping and dining at Grand Boulevard and Baytowne Wharf, as well as the beaches of South Walton and moments to 30A.

    This VA Compromise Sale home has one lien with Nationstar Mortgage. The normal processing time to approve a VA Compromise Sale is about 90 days.

    39 Sea Myrtle Dr., Santa Rosa Beach Florida 32459 is offered for sale for $159,900.

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    It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy:
    itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach. 

    Rosemary Beach Florida Lunch Adventure

    Shades Restaurant Rosemary Beach

    This was a Rosemary Beach adventure gone partly awry. I decided to have lunch with my friend Rhonda, who is also one of my agents at Rulnick Realty, and take a short drive to Rosemary Beach. It had been awhile, so we thought it would be fun to meander down Scenic Highway 30A. Ooops. We were wrong. For the most part, the drive down 30A was great, checking out all the Coastal Dune Lakes, bike trails and winding roads.  In mid-August, tourist traffic is down, well most of it. That is, of course, until you get to Seaside and Watercolor. Then we were driving behind vacationing cars and tourists crossing the road like ducklings.  Ok, ok, still we were having a good time, catching up and checking out the scenery. The congestion improved right past Seaside and through Alys Beach with its unearthly white houses and stately palms. Until we got to Rosemary Beach. Where should we eat? You could feel the vibe of “people” energy, lots of tourists of all ages,  baby carriages, bike riders, construction and delivery trucks. But we had a problem. Where to park?  Around and around we circled, hoping to eat at one of Rosemary Beach’s restaurants, like Summer Kitchen Restaurant Cafe,  Edward’s Fine Food and WineLa Crema Tapas & Chocolate (really), or Havana Beach Bar & Grill at the Pearl Hotel.  I drove around three times, Rhonda egging me on to park behind someone’s garage. We finally gave up as I started getting dizzy from the pedestrian traffic in all directions and the cars doing aggressive Christmas mall parking maneuvers.  We left.

    By this point our stomachs were rumbling, so we went to the next restaurant in sight, Shades Bar and Grill on the corner of 30A and Highway 98 in Inlet Beach.  Cool.  When you walked in there was a neat hostess station with chalk writing screaming “Draught Beer”, “Hot Wings”, “Crab Cakes” and more.  I settled for the Gulf Salad which featured the catch of the day, grouper. You could get it grilled or blackened, and I picked grilled. To be honest, it was a mediocre salad.  The fish was bland, and the spring lettuce was decorated with a few cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices.  Rhonda’s lunch was better. She got the Shrimp and Avocado Salad, loaded with black beans, tomatoes and cheese along with a citrus vinaigrette. She said it was very good. Our waiter was excellent, polite and professional. Maybe next time we would try one of the featured sandwiches, like the Chicken Jalapeno Wrap or Smoked Brisket Reuben, or one of the appetizers like Volcano Shrimp or Cider Glazed Pork Shanks. Today was not that day…. On the way back to Destin, we took Highway 98!

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    It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”.  Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach Florida

    Lot 17 Cypress Breeze, Santa Rosa Beach Florida – Building Lot

     Santa Rosa Beach short sales 30-A

    Imagine your new Santa Rosa Beach Florida home on this beautiful short sale building lot in Cypress Breeze – tap fees already paid! Lot 17, Cypress Breeze Dr. is in an excellent location off 30-A near Gulf Place shopping and dining, and the public beach access. Enchanting neighborhood is highlighted by the great tiki-inspired multi-level pool with cascading water. Architectural guidelines state minimum home size 1600 square feet, including minimum 1000 square feet on first floor, metal or tile roofing, brick pavers driveway, stucco siding.  We have a builder for you, too.

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    Lot 17, Cypress Breeze Dr., Santa Rosa Beach Florida – short sale building lot – offered for $79,000.

    It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. She has successfully helped hundreds of families avoid foreclosure through short sale along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick is knowledgeable in all aspects of short sale, including VA Compromise Sale, FHA HUD pre-foreclosure sale, HAP military PCS, HAFA, Bank of America Coop program and more.  She is also co-founder of www.ShortSaleSuperstars.com and short sale instructor to agents across the United States. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field. 

     

    Waterfront Homes on Canal, Santa Rosa Beach Florida 32459

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    Great opportunity for a waterfront compound off Mack Bayou Rd. in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. 28 E. Wild Briar consists of two homes that need updating, remodeling and a happy, creative owner that can make this a dream complex. Built on three lots with 150 feet on the water, the canal will take you right out to the Choctawhatchee Bay! Along the canal, there are two private boat ramps and boat storage. Lovely grounds with large gazebo, two homes and more. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, was built in 1968-1978. Fireplaced living room, large tiled eat-in kitchen. Walk out to the covered in-ground pool, deck or the whirlpool tub. Second building houses guest quarters, laundry, one bedroom, kitchen, separate living room, directly on the water. Main house a/c new 2012, dishwasher 2013. Total square footage is 2808, adding main house – 1968 square feet,  guest house – 840 square feet. Large outbuilding has an oversized two car garage and huge storage for workshop or another boat. RV parking, circle drive. Minutes to the beaches on 30A, shopping and dining in Sandestin, Grand Boulevard, Baytowne Wharf, Sacred Heart hospital, Publix, Destin Commons.

    28 E. Wild Briar, Santa Rosa Beach Florida, is offered for $349,900.

    “It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!”

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Wendy Rulnick, Destin real estate broker, has helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Wendy Rulnick is knowledgeable in all aspects of short sale Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field. 

    Watercolor, Santa Rosa Beach FL Homes Sales December 2013

    Watercolor Home Listings and Sales

    Watercolor, Santa Rosa Beach Florida – Marketing Report December 2013

    HOMES FOR SALE in the WATERCOLOR SUBDIVISION, Santa Rosa Beach Florida

    There are 68 homes for sale in the subdivision of Watercolor.

    Of these 68 homes, there are two short sales in pre-foreclosure at 422 Pine Needle Way, listed at $1,035,000, and 18 Crossvine Circle, listed at $850,000.

    There are currently no homes in Watercolor listed for sale as a foreclosure.

    There are thirty-four new construction homes listed for sale in Watercolor.

    Thirteen Watercolor homes for sale have in-ground pools.

    PENDING  HOME SALES in WATERCOLOR

    There are twenty-six pending sales in Watercolor.

    SOLD HOMES in WATERCOLOR

    Three Watercolor home sold in December, 2013.

    YEAR TO DATE in 2013, there have been 110 homes sold in the Watercolor subdivision, Santa Rosa Beach Florida. The average days on market year-to-date is 153. The average months inventory (time to sell the all homes on the market at the existing rate of sales) is about 8 months.  The average price per square foot for Watercolor subdivision homes sold has been $392. The median sold price is $950,000.  The average sold price is $1,231,179.

    Need a real estate broker to list your Watercolor, Santa Rosa Beach Florida home for sale?

    It’s Wendy!

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Lot 31, Pisces Dr., Santa Rosa Beach FL – Waterfront Lot

    Santa Rosa Beach canal lot

    This canal front lot #31 on Pisces Drive, Santa Rosa Beach Florida is in the beautiful, quiet neighborhood of Bay Pine Shores. Deep lot, approximately 90 x 401 x 90 x 448 on canal leading to the Choctawhatchee Bay with restful foliage and grasses. This is the perfect setting for your new home. Bring your boat for sunny jaunts and a day of fishing. Pisces Drive is one of the few paved roads off Chat Holley and near 393 with good water access. Call for architectural guidelines and covenants. We have a builder if you are ready to have your new home designed and built today.

    Lot 31, Pisces Dr., Bay Pine Shores, Santa Rosa Beach FL –  offered for $288,000

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    It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
    Call toll-free 1-877-487-9639 or local 850-650-7883 ext 204
    Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

    Wendy Rulnick, Broker, is a short sale and pre-foreclosure specialist and has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Panama City Beach, Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field.