This is why I love my readers. You guys are always sending me photos of great houses! Today I got an email from Leslie Evans, saying, “I am a huge fan of Hooked on Houses. Saturday I went to the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House in Rosemary Beach. My first thought was…OMG, Hooked on Houses will totally love this house!”
So she sent me the photos she took and said I was welcome to share them with you. Here they are, along with Leslie’s (highly entertaining) commentary along the way:
“It’s a very inconspicuous house from the outside and is only a couple of steps from the sidewalk. As you enter the door there’s an oval foyer. The ceilings are very high and the walls are Venetian Plaster.
I took a right and found Bedroom #2 with a full bath:
There were Thermador dishwashers flanking both sides of the sink, the room was well stocked with Le Creuset. The counters and backsplash were white marble and open shelves lined the back wall for storage of white dishes and glassware.
I realize plates are a huge decorating item. However I never understood why anyone would put plates in a bedroom. Can you just imagine the Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation? “Oh Maggie such a lovely platter. Where did you get it?” “Thank you, Aunt Mildred, I keep it over the bed in the guest room.”
I looked at the covered night stand in the bedroom #4 and wondered…. Sure enough, it was a wooden box underneath. Yes, I peeked under the covering. A perfect storage place for off-season linens or for a guest to stow away luggage. Or for shopping bags you are hiding from your husband!
The decorator was Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors.
It was a wonderful home and was sold while being built. While the area is referred to as the “Redneck Riviera,” I assure you Rosemary Beach is a charming upscale “planned” vacation community. None of those College Spring Break Shenanigans happening here.
What do you think? Would this be your ultimate beach house? Visit Coastal Living to see floorplans and get more information, like how you can tour it yourself.
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