Torretta to be sold at absolute auction

Ron Adams

Elvis impersonator Ron Adams is selling his home that was featured on HGTV.

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 05:04 PM.

One of Destin's most prestigious waterfront estates, Torretta of Waterford at Kelly Plantation, will be sold at absolute auction with no minimum reserve on June 12.

"The national and international exposure is going to find the right buyer for this home," said John Paul Somers, broker at John Paul Somers & Company.

Listed at $9,950,000, Torretta is a 17,567-square foot masterpiece that was designed by owner Ron Adams and his wife, Joy. After three years of design work and another three years of construction, Torretta took its place as one of the grandest estates in Destin, situated on a 1.8-acre parcel overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay .

"We really started with a blank page," Adams told The Sun. "I drew the plans by hand."

From that vision, Torretta was custom built with the finest materials available and the latest technology, and stands as the epitome of elegance and sophistication.

The home features 31 heated and cooled rooms; an eight-car garage; climate-controlled doggie rooms; a swim-up grotto bar and eight-person hot tub; 410 feet of water frontage; a private dock and boat slip; a $750,000 climate control, geothermal system; and a $500,000 audio/video/security smart-house technology system.

With a $100,000-plus floor-to-ceiling aquarium, a theater with stadium seating and a 113-inch HD screen, eight private bedroom retreats and seven baths, it's no wonder the home is featured on an episode of HGTV's "Extreme Homes." Somers, who pitched the idea to the cable network, brought in a helicopter for the feature to showcase the home and capture all of its grandeur.

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