Located in Seaside, Florida, recently named “The prettiest town in Florida” by ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.
This comfortable beach bungalow with wraparound porches and operable shutters closely follows the traditional vernacular cottages built generations ago in waterfront towns along the Panhandle. The generous side yard deck maximizes outdoor living. Step through the double mahogany screen doors and into a deep front porch and the magic of the house unfolds. The interior is arranged with a continuous living and dining space at the center of the house with soaring ceiling and cypress beams adding volume and a sense of drama. Custom mahogany French doors in the living room and each of the bedrooms swing out to savor the outdoors. V-groove wood walls and ceilings and maple wood floors are throughout the house. The rich colors of the marble mantle wood burning fireplace and the antique chandelier bring a bit of old world to the central dining area. A charming and efficient galley kitchen is tucked just off the living room. Three inviting queen bedrooms with baths, anchor the corners of the house and each directly access screen porches. The heart of the house is the deep screen porch that wraps around the front and side of the house accommodating a mahogany outdoor dining table and vintage rattan furniture for relaxing. An equally deep porch extending along the rear of the house affords the master bedroom and guest bedroom a private outdoor retreat. This solid and comfortable house is ideally located midway between the beach and the West Pool, on the footpath to town center. Room to enlarge main house and add guest cottage. Separate storage building. Featured in the Seaside Style book.