Are you ready to see more beautiful places on St.Simons Island? They are certainly not difficult to find there. In our last post, we were wandering through Coast Cottages looking at all the charming places there. Today, I want to walk just a little further and enjoy the homes that are located right beside all the cottages. That is where you will find…
The Villas at Coast Cottages...
I am not normally a fan of condominiums or anything other than “stand alone” homes, but these are the exception. I even like the exteriors with their painted siding and uniquely designed porch railing.
A number of the units are available for rent for your vacation. Would you like to see the interiors of a few of them? Here is the living area in the Live Oak villa. It was the original model home there.
And here is one of the bedrooms in it.
Another unit is the Cypress Villa.
I am thinking these 2 photos show the same room at two different times.
And here is the living room in Cypress.
Another pretty one for you to see is the Camellia villa.
Here is the exterior.
Check out the view from its rooftop deck!
And take a peek inside.
I found some photos from another unit at The Villas at Coast Cottages, but I could not find a name for it. I really think these from the “no name villa” are my favorite ones.See what you think.
Now, I have one other place for us to talk about. You have probably seen it before.
Do you remember this house?
It was the 2003 Coastal Living Idea House located on St. Simons Island, and it is at the end of the street where The Villas at Coast Cottages are. You know that view out the back has to be gorgeous. Here is a view of the house from the beach.
Just in case you don’t remember it from way back in 2003, here are a couple of photos of it from Coastal Living magazine. The ceilings in all of the rooms were amazing.
Do you ever wonder what happens to those idea houses after the tours are finished? I do. So I did a little research to see what became of this one on St. Simons, and although it is not a complete history, here is what I learned…
I do not know what became of it immediately after the tours closed, but it was actually on the rental market for a number of years. Wouldn’t you love to be able to stay in an idea house?! Here are some photos from one of the rental agencies that previously handled it. These really showcase the extraordinary ceilings.
In October, 2009 it went up for auction along with two of the Coast Cottage villas. There was some information about the auction here. I do not know if it sold at the auction, but it did go into foreclosure in the spring of 2011. It sold almost 2 years later in the spring of 2013 for $1,600,000. I found some photographs of the listing for its sale. The empty rooms are kind of sad to me when you consider how beautifully decorated they once were. Here is the great room from above as it appeared on Zillow.
Here is the kitchen and dining area. (Something about it reminds me of the empty Shop Around the Corner in You’ve Got Mail.)
This is the bedroom with the blue ceiling.
Maybe I should not think of it as sad rooms. Perhaps the better way is to look at it as… potential. Because we know that this space with its lovely cabinetry…
can become this space.
And this porch and deck…
can become this fabulous place.
Potential…a much more optimistic way of looking at things. Right?
I hope you have enjoyed all the places from Coast Cottages…the homes, the villas, and the Idea House. I have a few more things to share with you from St. Simons (hope you are not tired of the island by now.) Don’t forget that there is a giveaway going on right now for two wonderful autographed books by Barbara Hinske and a $25 gift card.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only until Thursday, August 14, 2014 at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be announced/notified on Sunday, August 17, 2014. To enter, just leave a comment on any of the St. Simons Island posts that publish between 8/7/14 and 8/14/14. You may enter on any or all of the posts, but you may only enter once per post please. Good luck!
Until next time…