Local Demand Up For Destin Luxury Homes
Robert discussed the challenges of building luxury, waterfront homes in the Destin area in a recent interview. If you’ve driven south in Holiday Isle in the last couple of months, you could not have failed to notice a large, Florida-style home slowly going up on Gulfshore Drive. That 5,000-square-foot luxury residence is the future home of Robert Pounds, owner of Destin-based Pounds Homes. Pounds recently moved he and his family and his luxury, home-building business from Ft. Worth, Texas to Destin after enjoying vacations in the area over the years.
As a custom home-builder, Pounds says he’s seen more demand of late in the Destin area particularly in the city’s gulf front neighborhoods. He says building new custom homes in Destin can be challenging because there are increasingly fewer vacant pieces of land. “You typically have to knock something down,” he says. There are still vacant lots on Holiday Isle for those looking for that special location in Destin. Pounds oversees all projects personally. When you build a Pounds custom home, you get custom, personal service from Robert Pounds himself.