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Captain Sandy Spills on the Florida House She's Building with Girlfriend Leah

The Below Deck Mediterranean boss is headed back to the sunshine state and told Bravo Insider all about her gorgeous future home. 

By Hannah Chambers

Captain Sandy Yawn is taking her relationship with gospel singer and entrepreneur Leah Shafer to a whole new level. In a recent chat with Bravo Insider, the Below Deck Mediterranean boss revealed that the couple are breaking ground on a very special project together. 

“Leah and I are buying a house in Florida,” Captain Sandy shared. “It’s being built. It’s going to take 18 months.” 

When asked to describe the couple’s home design style, Captain Sandy revealed that their new home’s location plays a major role in its look. Located in a stunning luxury estate community near Ponte Vedra Beach (which Captain Sandy explained is “right by Jacksonville”), the new abode will feel like a permanent vacation in the sun. 

“It’s Spanish style. It’s very cool. The community, it feels like you’re walking through Spain,” Captain Sandy gushed. “It’s a little bit of Europe we bring right here in Florida.” 

As a Florida native hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Captain Sandy certainly has a lot of love for the Sunshine State. She’s even working to making it a better place, and recently announced that she has created an animated educational program to help elementary school students in her home state learn to appreciate the ocean. But Sandy has lived in chillier climates, as well. The yachtie relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2019, sharing: “I moved here for love.” 

In October 2020, Captain Sandy gave Bravo Insider a full tour of the gorgeous apartment she moved into with Leah. The stunning spot featured an incredible view of Denver, which she was proud to share with viewers. “Look at that view. That’s what I pay for,” she said. 

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If Sandy and Leah’s Denver apartment decor is any indication of what we can expect to see when they move into their Florida house, there will likely be plenty of personal touches incorporated into the space. From a wall of motorcycle helmets to the mountain bikes and even the “ultimate DJ” setup, the apartment also served as an ode to all of their favorite hobbies. Of course, their loved ones were remembered in the space as well with photos and personal artwork. 

We can't wait to see how Sandy and Leah style their future home!

Want more Below Deck Med? Watch every episode ever on the Bravo app. And for more yachtie adventures, check out Below Deck Sailing Yacht. New episodes air every Monday at 9/8c or catch up on the Bravo app. See what's still to come this season in the teaser, below. 

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