In my post the other day, I shared with you how I love the shingled style of New England architecture and the beaches along the Panhandle area of Florida. The development of Watersound brought those two loves together. Today I want you to see my favorite cottage there. Even the builders call this home “Martha’s Vineyard Shingle Architecture.” 🙂
Featured in a supplement inside the August 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, it was custom built by a family from Atlanta. Historical Concepts (my favorite firm!) designed it and Grand Floridian Builders constructed it.
At one point in its life, it was available to rent, but in all my research I have been unable to find it listed as a current rental home. Like many of the homes on 30-A, it has a name – Amazing Space. (Don’t you think that’s cute? 🙂 )
The home’s interiors reflect a sand and sea color scheme; the walls are whitewashed pine, and the ceilings in most of it are natural wood. This next photo is from the magazine shoot where the room was styled for the article.
The living area backs up to a dining area and kitchen. So the entire area is very open. And there is a long screened porch on the other side of the fireplace.
That wonderful long table was handmade from old wood by an Atlanta furniture builder. Here is another view of it styled for the magazine shoot.
Let’s look around that great kitchen a little more. Here is the photo of it again from BHG.
The floors in this home are absolutely gorgeous! They are made from heart pine and withstand the wear of sand tracked in from the beach.
From the photo above and the one below, you can see there is another dining area right off the kitchen.
And the same area styled for the photo shoot…
Now let’s take a look at some of the bedrooms in this beach house.
First..the master bedroom located upstairs:
There is also a master suite downstairs.
This bedroom on the second floor was my favorite from the magazine article.
Now take the stairs up to the third floor.
The entire third floor is the kids’ space, and what a great space it is…
with its game area…
its built-in bed…
and its nautical bathroom.
If our budget could handle it, I would love to rent this amazing home… or better than that, live there! Just walk out that back door and take the boardwalk down to the beach. Heaven…
I hope you have enjoyed touring this dream house with me. Some of you mentioned in your comments and emails with the last post that you are on vacation or soon headed there. Enjoy your trip! Hopefully, those of us who have not traveled anywhere this summer will soon be off to great places, too. 🙂
until next time…
update: I have since learned that the homeowner did ALL the interior design work in choosing and sourcing out all the fabrics, hardware, colors, etc. She lives in Atlanta and now does consulting work. If you are interested in working with her on a project you might have, you can contact her here: Michele.Perloe@gmail.com . (She obviously has great style! 🙂 )