everyone with kids has school on the brain.
(either your kids started school a week ago or more, or they started school yesterday (ME!!), or they are about to start!)
well, of course i have school on the brain, but i also have the BEACH on the brain. we returned just over a week ago from our summer vacation to florida.
we stayed in an area between two busy beach towns in the panhandle (panama city beach and destin)...an area that is laid back, family and bike friendly, and one of our very favorite places to visit.
if you like easy-going beach towns, great local restaurants, white sand beaches and emerald green/turquoise water, then you might want to check out this little strip of heaven, generally called the "30-A area."
this year, we stayed in an neighborhood called watersound west beach. it is part of a larger development known as watersound.
here is the house we stayed in:
i almost crashed on my bike when i was taking these pictures. these houses are so full of detail and charm! i loved the little recessed porch on this house, as well as the trellis under it (which is a great way to disguise a "blank" area on an elevation!)
whats to love here?
--"x" detail on the porch and garbage door
--mix of shingles and planking
--flared base on garage
--small balconette on garage with metal roof
--trellis detail over garage windows
--aqua shutters and detail around built in bench on front porch
(yah, know...if cape cod was on the gulf of mexico, and everyone that lived there was super rich. and wanted to live really close to their neighbors!)
you know what i think when i see this house?
if THIS is the beach house, what in the world does the REAL house look like??
my instagram feed.
such a charming house! the gambrel roof is a nice touch.
pretty phenomenal, if you ask me.
love that porte cochere too!
(and the windows, flared eaves, and the neat detail at the top!)
a walk through seaside:
(and for those of you who have teenagers, i hope you have better luck getting a NORMAL picture of your kids than i do. *sigh.)
my 3 kiddos:
have a fabulous tuesday everyone!!
and good luck with that school thing.