Watersmeet – NEW LISTING! - 160 E Ruskin Street
WATERSMEET is the perfect beach cottage for a large family and is centrally located to all that is Seaside. Situated on the quiet ‘dog-leg’ of E. Ruskin Street, you can be assured of minimal noise and traffic yet just a quick stroll to the beach and town center. The wide and comfortable screened porch is at the ready to expand the living area outdoors and welcome you to perfect the simple art of porch sitting. For the sun lover, the open deck on the second level offers the opportunity to work on that tan while avoiding the sand that comes with sunning. On the first floor two bedrooms with adjoining baths flank the east side of the home while the kitchen, dining and great room provides the public spaces for all to gather. Two more bedrooms upstairs share a Jack and Jill bathroom and views down into the great room below. A small, fifth bedroom with twin bed accommodates the guest who prefers their own personal space. Small porches off two bedrooms can be easily enclosed to enlarge the rooms or be enjoyed just as is- shaded by mature trees and serenaded by the song birds who call the woods home. A lovely back yard provides a picnic and BBQ area while the storage shed houses all your beach toys. This home could enjoy some updating in the kitchen and baths and would be a fun project for someone who fancies themselves as an HGTV remodeling expert! Either way, it’s a comfortable place to call home! Mostly furnished for your immediate enjoyment.
Just For Fun-NEW LISTING!!! - 743 Forest Street
Just for Fun has all the charm of a traditional Florida beach cottage. Open floor plan on the first level integrates living/dining/kitchen spaces along with a full bath. Two sets of French doors open onto the front porch and another set of French doors open onto the screened porch at the rear of the cottage. The living room fireplace will take the chill off on a cool winter’s evening. The first floor is bright, light, open and airy. The dining area and kitchen with extended counter top can accommodate an extended family. Black & white ceramic tiles enhance the kitchen back splash with a pop of color. Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom with private bath has a vaulted ceiling. Two additional guest bedrooms share a second full bath. Another screened porch can be accessed from the master bedroom or guest bedroom. Laundry area also located on second level. An outside shower will keep the sand outside. A storage shed in the back yard will hold all your beach toys neat and tidy.
Sandity-GULF FRONT!!! NEW PRICE!!! - 2000 E. County Highway 30A
This gulf front Seaside cottage was designed by Scott Merrill. His design of the Honey Moon cottages and the Seaside Chapel received national AIA Design Awards. He is also the recipient of the Seaside Prize. The exterior of this classic beach cottage features board & batten siding, extended overhangs, full view glass doors and floor to ceiling casement windows. The trellis front entrance opens to the foyer with interior steps flanking each side. Center hall leads to two guest bedrooms each with private bath and ends at the master suite. The spacious master bedroom and bath have built in cabinetry, double vanities and private porch, a serene place to relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi tub or teak lounge chaises. Ascend one of two light filled stairs to the living, dining and kitchen areas. Natural oak floors, white painted walls, colorful slip covered overstuffed sofa and chairs create a comfortable beach cottage feeling. The wood-burning stove will add ambience to those chilly winter nights. A set of wood columns define the living from the dining area. Kitchen and dining area have a raised ceiling and features granite countertops, gas stove in center island and wet bar. The open design of the entire second level maximizes views to the gulf. Enjoy dining on the covered porch overlooking the sugar white sand of the emerald coast. Your private viewing for those amazing sunsets!
Whatcha Dune – NEW PRICE!! - 608 Forest Street
Whatcha Dune is a family-friendly cottage centrally located near the Seaside Chapel and directly across from Forest Street Park. This inviting cottage offers the open floor plan that so many families love. The kitchen is roomy, with granite countertops and a dining bar. The kitchen then blends seamlessly with the dining area and then into the living room, which includes a fireplace for those chilly winter nights. Off the living room is an open deck which runs the width of the living room. A full bath rounds out the downstairs plan. Upstairs, the second floor includes a Master (king) bedroom with a full private bath, while a bedroom with two twin beds and one with a queen bed share a hall bath. The third floor loft boasts two twin beds and a small sitting area with flat-screen TV, offering a special getaway place for the kiddos. Two story porches run nearly the length of the home with the first floor porch being open and the second level screened. Forest Street is a peaceful location, bookended by two community pools and framed with lots of green space. Offered furnished less owners’ personal effects.
Cherry On Top-NEW PRICE!!! - 720 Forest Street
Built in the classic Seaside style, this cottage is just a five minute stroll to the beach and located close to all Seaside’s amenities; shops, pools, playground, tennis and fitness center. Unexpectedly large for a 2 bedroom, the cottage sleeps 8 comfortably in four different quarters. The covered front porch is an inviting place to have conversations with neighbors passing by. 10’ ceilings, numerous French doors and generous windows with transoms allow sunlight to fill the cottage. The interior speaks comfort and easy living with beach chic furnishings; over stuffed sofa, matching love seat, sea grass chair with ottoman are complimented with accessories and prints from local artisans. The extended mantel of the wood burning fireplace is perfect to display a collection of your favorite seashells. Hardwood floors have been used throughout the cottage. The newly updated kitchen features ceramic tile floor, new cabinets, fixtures, appliances and is fully stocked for preparing family meals and is adjacent to the dining area. A recently enclosed screened porch now doubles as a media room with sleeper sofa. Host your family picnics or barbecue on the back deck. Ascend up the open stairway to the second level. The spacious master bedroom is privately located at the rear of the cottage. French doors with balcony overlook a wooded park. The guest bedroom with two queen size beds is located on the front of the cottage. The second level bath has been completely updated with woodgrain ceramic tile floor, new shower with mosaic glass tile accent, custom built vanity with quartz countertop, floating shelves, new lighting and plumbing fixtures. Slip away to the second level screened porch with your favorite book or up to the third level enclosed tower for a nap on the sleeper sofa. The deck off the tower is perfect for panoramic views of Seaside rooftops and amazing sunsets. This turn-key cottage is ready to start your family’s beach memories. Room to enlarge existing cottage or add guest cottage.
Windward & Leeward - 130 Pensacola Street /757 Forest Street
Designed and built by architect Monica Chian of Atlanta, GA. Windward and Leeward were featured in Southern Living Magazine. Filled with light from windows throughout, these unique cottages share a corner lot steps from the west side pool and a short walk to the Pensacola Pavilion and beach. With charming architectural features inside and out, these cottages have it all! Windward has a king master bedroom with private bath, a queen guest bedroom with private bath and a queen tower bedroom with private bath and balcony offering spectacular views of the town, sunsets and gulf. Two porches, one open and one screened, provide relaxing sea breezes. Leeward is a delightful two bedroom version of Windward with private baths, two porches and a tower balcony also providing beautiful views of the town, sunset and gulf. Its spacious kitchen and dining room, with Juliet balcony will please the chef and host alike. Both cottages boast excellent rental histories and return guests year after year.
Now and Then- AWESOME PRICE!! - 201 Smolian Circle
Magnificent details abound in this four-story, Eric Watson-designed masterpiece. Boasting six bedrooms – each with private baths, and a half bath, this superb home offers room for the entire family! The first level features a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen with double ovens and gourmet cooktop, and half -bath. For comfort, the master suite is also located on the first floor as well as a handicap accessible bedroom and bathroom with large walk-in shower. Four more bedrooms with en suite baths are located on the second floor. You can escape the familial crowd by retreating to the family/game/TV room on the second level, the library on the third level or really treat yourself to the magnificent views and inherent peace that comes from the beautifully designed tower overlooking Seaside. Stacked decks provide plenty of shaded seating while the ground level porch/deck offers a huge space for outdoor entertaining. Two sets of stacked washers & dryers help to facilitate an easy cleanup, and the newly paved driveway offers private and personal parking. This beauty was published in Classical American Architecture.
Outside The Box- GULF FRONT - 2112 E. County Road 30A
Custom one-of-a-kind and stunning do not come close to describing this Seaside Gulf front home that is truly “Outside of the Box”. Located in the on the gulf in Seaside, where New Urbanism was founded, one can enjoy luxury while easily walking to Seaside town center. This beach home offers high-end luxury and has been appreciated by movie stars and prime ministers alike since 2003. Its luxury amenities, include gourmet kitchen, three 20’x26′ gulf front porches, glassed terrace for unobstructed views of the gulf, painted wood plank walls and elevator all define this four bedroom, six and half baths, three story architecturally-acclaimed home. Top of the line finishes include slate floors, stainless steel and granite countertops, vaulted beamed ceilings. Exquisitely appointed with a custom-built dining table and an all weather pool table, gives one a glimpse into what sets this home apart from its neighbors. The entire first floor is designed for children of all ages. Two bedrooms with four custom built bunks sleeps eight, four baths, screened porch, all weather pool table and laundry room. The second floor includes two master suites with master baths featuring whirlpool tubs, private balcony, private 20 x 26 porch with gulf views. Third floor boasts a gourmet kitchen the family chef will fall in love with. The entire family can take cooking lessons using family recipes to pass down to generations to come. Island kitchen with seating for five or dine at the custom made table for eight. The finely appointed living room flows onto another 20 x 26 gulf front porch with full view glass panels offering sweeping unobstructed views of the glistening turquoise waters and sugar white sands. Prepare your favorite beverage at the outside bar. A security system, three AC units and hurricane shutters are all mindful components to this home. +-1800 square feet porches.
Victorian Secret - 45 Wakulla Lane
Designed by English architect, Chris Stoyles, founder of Archiscapes. Elegant Victorian inspired cottage located in the expansive croquet lawn within seconds of the tennis center, playground and two pools. Just a few minutes to Seaside Town Center and the beach. Recently built in 2011 with no expense spared during construction. Meets all the current building code requirements for wind load. Custom 2¼ inch mahogany exterior doors with antique door hardware throughout cottage. Custom cabinetry, built-in book cases and custom woodwork through entire cottage. Stunning quarter-sawn oak staircase with antique stair light fixture. Custom made Victorian light fixtures throughout the cottage. Custom stain glass in bar and stairwell. Expansive country kitchen with marble countertops and imported AGA range and hood. Full bar with granite countertop, wine refrigerator & ice maker. Electrolux and Bosch appliances. Gas range and water heater. Imported English “Thomas Crapper” commode. Metal stamped ceiling in music room. Two wood-burning fireplaces with reclaimed brick chimney. Marble countertops and floors in both master bathrooms with claw foot tub in the upper master bath. Shaded second level porch with day bed. Bunkroom with four beds each with a personal flat screen television/DVD player and LED reading light. Cozy second level library with desk, built-in bookcases, window seats and wood paneling. Hidden space behind staircase paneling. Nautically inspired third level bathroom with slate walls and floors. Upstairs master bedroom sitting room with mahogany paneling and a fireplace with granite surround. Tower with bench seating, full audio and shade canopies. Custom window shades and drapes throughout the cottage. Expansive views of Seaside and the Gulf of Mexico. Period electrical switches and receptacles. Complete home audio with touch-screen control and iphone input. Two 3-D Samsung flat screen televisions. Intercom and security system with exterior cameras. Residential elevator servicing all three floors. Whole house sprinkler system for fire safety. Outdoor Bevelo light fixtures. Spray foam insulation for optimal energy efficiency. Auxiliary third floor rapid water heater. One-car garage tucked beneath the cottage. As one visitor commented, “This cottage is a mini Newport mansion in Seaside!”
Vacant Lot-Build your custom home - Forest Street
Custom design and build your Seaside home on one of the last remaining lots in Seaside. The community of Seaside was hailed by Time magazine as perhaps “the most astounding design achievement of its era”. It was also named “2015 Best Family Beach” from the Travel Channel, was named the “Best Beach on Earth” for families by Travel + Leisure magazine and included in USA Today’s “Top 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida (2013) by “Dr. Beach.” The holiday town was also the primary filming location of the classic movie “The Truman Show.” Adjacent Red House also available. Add a separate cottage for a family compound and or pool with gardens.
Perfectly Chilled - 61 Venice Circle
Everything about this beautiful home makes sense! As soon as you enter, there is a sense of peace and calm that envelops you. Whether it’s from the soft hues, tall ceilings or the glow from the gorgeous knotty-pine floors, you immediately feel at home. The spacious kitchen has plenty of room for everything. Generous cabinetry, pantry, lots of counter space finished with granite and GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Built-in dining makes great use of every square inch while a half bath rounds out the first floor. The second level is where you’ll find an incredible master suite, en suite bathroom with double vanities, and a covered deck off the side where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee while listening to the birds singing. Two more guest bedrooms, one queen and one with three built-in bunks, share a full bath. The third level has a spacious fourth bedroom with two sets of queen beds along with full bath. The laundry room is also located on this level. Touches of wainscoting throughout also add a beach flair as well as durability. And now for the crowning jewel, follow the spiral stairs to one of the most unexpected and fantastic views imaginable! The recently renovated covered tower has the most spectacular sunsets along the coast with views of the Gulf, the town and surrounding parks. A perfect spot to chill. Private parking for 3 vehicles at rear of cottage and additional parking street side. This home is in immaculate condition and ready for your immediate enjoyment. Furnished (less some art).
Gulf Front Lot!!!! NEW PRICE!!! - Lot 4, Seaside 12
Located in the community of Seaside, selected by Time magazine as one of its “Designs of the Decade. This is the only gulf front lot currently available in Seaside and one of only four gulf front lots offered in Seaside with frontage from the gulf dune to County Highway 30A. Design and build your Seaside home with a three story main cottage and attached two story guest cottage over the garage. Total square footage (heated and cooled–not including decks) can be over 5200 sq. ft. This lot allows for all concrete construction and will have permanent views from the rear decks into Seaside Square in addition to the gulf front views. Rare opportunity.
Studio 210-Price reduced just in time for Father’s Day!! Good until July 9th!! - 210 Ruskin Place
If you’ve seen this one before…… come see it again! Seller has made significant repairs and improvements!
“Tuscany,” “Siena” and “An Apartment in Paris”
Spacious and stately, this row-house is perfectly located in the heart of Ruskin Place – the Artist Colony at Seaside. Containing two separate residential suites which can be used or rented individually or together, plus a retail shop, An Apartment in Paris, on the ground floor, this property provides maximum income potential.
Tuscany is a two bedroom, two and ½ baths suite overlooking the beautiful and shaded Ruskin Place Park: plaster walls; granite countertops; gas range; two fireplaces; park side private balcony perfect for people watching; 9 ½ feet tall ceilings; corner lot with a wall of windows providing abundant natural light; access via a steel ships ladder to the 800 sq. ft. rooftop terrace with cool-deck surface and astounding views of the Gulf and Seaside and a two-car carport are just a few of the amenities that makes this place so special.
Siena is a cozy one bedroom, one bath efficiency suite with access to a very private terrace. Siena can be annexed with Tuscany for that third bedroom.
An Apartment in Paris is a ground level retail shop including a ½ bath and provides steady income.
Beau Soleil -GULF FRONT!!! - 2304 E. County Hwy 30A
Designed by Don Copper, no detail has been overlooked in this fabulous gulf front cottage located in the heart of Seaside. Three 20’x 28’ covered porches, one on each level, are additional living areas overlooking the gulf. Eight 20′ tall columns surround the two upper porches. Epay wood imported from Africa was used on the porches and roof deck. Hand blown glass chandeliers hang from the foyer and at each landing as you climb the beautiful stairway. First level includes three guest bedrooms, 2 queen suites and bunk room with three sets of bunks. Each bedroom has its own private bath. Laundry also on first level. Stained wide plank wood floors give balance to the light colors of the interior finish. Dumb waiter services all floors for ease in transporting groceries and luggage. Two master suites with private baths are on the second level. One exquisite master suite features exposed beams, double vanity, steam shower and Jacuzzi tub overlooking the gulf. Private access from the master suite to one of the covered porch furnished with hanging bed, sofas and comfortable chairs with gulf views from east to west. Marble and glass tiles were used in all bathrooms. The third level you will find an open floor plan that encompasses the living, dining and kitchen area with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The kitchen is every cook’s dream with granite countertops, Wolf gas stove with overhead hood, SubZero refrigerator, Dacor built-in microwave, 2 Fisher & Paykel dishwashers. In addition, there is a bar area with ice machine, sink, walk in pantry with SubZero wine cooler and half bath. The cooking island with bar accommodates seating for six and the dining table with banquette seats eight. Create a fire on crisp days in the wood burning fireplace. The mantle is made of 900 year old river cypress. For the finale a spiral staircase takes you to the widow’s walk with uncompromised views of the Gulf of Mexico and all of Seaside. Relax and enjoy sun bathing on your private rooftop deck. There are amazing gulf views from all floors and the widow’s walk. Outside walls of first level are made of solid concrete block filled with poured concrete and rebar columns anchored 38 feet in ground. This property also includes a basement and a two car parking trellis. This is truly an exquisite property.
Renaissance House- GREAT LIVE/WORK OPPORTUNITY - 202 & 204 Ruskin Place
GREAT BUSINESS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!
Ever thought of opening a business in Seaside plus having the benefit of separate rental income, even while you live there? This may be the ticket to your future! This lovely bulding contains retail, two rental suites and a large office space which can be converted to suit your needs.
The largest individually owned structure of over 5,000 square feet in Seaside, is The Renaissance House located in Ruskin Place Park. Inspired by the famous 19th century British Architect, John Nash, the Renaissance House stands alone as the significant classic Architectural image of Seaside, incorporating cast stone columns and details.
Standing three floors, the retail shop is housed on the first floor; architectural offices and grand rental unit, the Maidens Chambre on the second floor and it’s crowned by the penthouse suite on the third floor, The Conservatory, home of its owners, Carolyn Pendleton and Victor Bowman, designers and occupants. In addition to its square footage, are the multiple decks and a large roof terrace. Each floor has balconies overlooking the park and large decks on the west, with views to the Gulf. The 1,600 square foot roof terrace with hot tub, allows incredible views of all of Seaside and the Gulf.
The first floor, now houses the Red Bird Gallery, which offers fine art and collectibles; it also has two full baths and a studio apartment. Constructed of masonry walls and fireproof construction, the structure contains an elevator and four covered dedicated parking spaces, all rare amenities in Seaside. The architectural studio offices on the east second floor overlook the park. The Maidens Chambre, with whirlpool bath, has granite countertops, marble bath floor and living space oak floors. The space opens through its six French doors to its large forty by ten foot deck with furniture, hammock, and grill. The penthouse is crowned with a Machin Conservatory on the roof, covering a large skylight opening over the dining area. The expansive kitchen contains a Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine cooler, large double sink, separate bar sink, natural gas cooktop and double oven, dishwasher, and cherry cabinets, topped by Black Absolute and Blanco Romano granite countertops. It also has a companion deck across the width of the units accessed with its six sets of French doors. A grand piano adds to the social calendar for the Owners. The Master Bedroom houses the library and has two Juliet balconies overlooking the park. The Master Bath has marble patterned floors, granite countertops, steam shower, and large Owners closet.
South Dock & Tender Dock - 12 E. Ruskin Street
What makes a perfect family beach house? Walk into South Dock and you’ll feel it instantly. This beach house is designed for everyday living for extended families. Lush native vegetation gives a bit of privacy to the deep-set covered front porch that wraps around the cottage. An outdoor shower is discreetly designed into the porch with saloon doors and features four showers heads with direct access to the laundry room to leave wet towels and bathing suits. The home is furnished in the epitome of the “Seaside Style”. Wide plank wood walls painted white are complimented by the distressed look of the reclaimed pine floors used throughout the cottage and the effortlessly chic furnishings. The first of two living areas of this spacious family cottage is flanked on one side with a grand master suite and two additional guest master suites on the opposite side. Each bedroom has its own serine personality. All three private baths are finished in high style with marble used in showers, walls and floors. Ascend the staircase to the generous second level main living area, with laid back luxury and all the conveniences families require today. A set of French doors lead to a large porch with dining table and chairs for entertaining outdoors. The indoor dining room is surround with floor to ceiling windows to ensure plenty of natural light. The slate, metal and wood dining table seats twelve comfortably. The open kitchen is modern with all stainless steel appliances, four burner Wolf gas stove, Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, glass tiles, glass front cabinetry, pantry and marble island seats four. Family chefs will enjoy taking turns preparing their favorite meals and/or picnics to take to the beach. The fourth guest master suite and a bunk room for four, each with private bath are also located on this level. Continue upstairs to the enclosed tower with 360 degree views of Seaside rooftops and views of the Gulf of Mexico. Take a nap on the sectional sofa while listening to the sounds of the surf or sunbathe on the open deck. Just steps from the beach, the close proximity to the gulf is a luxury. The cottage will exceed all your expectations for a family retreat. Tender Dock is a perfect guest house to South Dock. Adjacent to one another the guest cottage can be occupied along with the main cottage or as a standalone getaway for a couple. This one bedroom, one bath cottage is simple, elegant and romantic. The first floor bedroom and bath are luxuriously appointed. Head upstairs to the living room with kitchenette. A Juliet balcony provides unobstructed views of the garden and nighttime stargazing. Paved private parking on site.
Skye-SOLD!!! - 2026 E. County Highway 30A
Skye is located second row south of County Road 30A within the community of Seaside, just a 2 minute stroll to the beach. Recent interior renovations include a completely new kitchen with white wood cabinetry, white Carrera marble countertops, stainless steel six burner Viking gas stove, Viking side by side refrigerator and dishwasher. Master and guest bathrooms have been fully renovated with new showers, white subway tiles and Carrera marble used on countertops and flooring. Additional updates include complete interior and exterior repainting, outdoor furniture refinishing and new AC’s. From the entrance take one of two sets of stairs that flank either side of the foyer up to the second level. Living area with sectional sofa is a the perfect place to cozy up in front of one of two fire places while watching your favorite movie on the flat screen television. Between the living and kitchen area is a light filled sitting area with a breakfast table which can double for afternoon board games. Two deep set open porches on the north and south side of the cottage can be used for outside dining or catnaps. Access the roof deck from the south porch for sunbathing, dining or watching the spectacular sunsets over the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The family chef will covet the new fully equipped kitchen with fireplace. The adjacent dining area is conveniently located across from the kitchen and accommodates a flat screen television and a table for ten. Downstairs are 3 bedrooms with en-suite baths and additional double bunk room. A laundry room and shuttered porch for storing beach toys after enjoying your fun in the sun are also on the first level. This porch provides access to an outside shower and a spacious deck area with large family picnic table, barbecue and storage chest. Property includes two car carport. Furnished except art and some accessories.
Coastal Cutie-SOLD!!! - 46 Tupelo Street
Rosewalk is a master plan of intimate cottages and garden structures canopied by native live oaks. At the entrance to Rosewalk facing Tupelo Street is Coastal Cutie. The group of eleven cottages on Seaside’s eastern edge was designed by Orr & Taylor. Located just four lots in from 30A, Coastal Cutie is a 2 minute stroll to the beach. This two bedroom cottage is the perfect example of vernacular architecture. Soaring ceiling height and abundant windows create a light, open and airy feeling. The living, kitchen and dining areas are surrounded by three sets of bay windows and a set of French doors. The loft can be used for extra sleeping accommodations. The bathroom with whirlpool tub is flanked by the two bedrooms. A stacked washer/dryer with storage is conveniently located off the bathroom. The front porch is the perfect spot to enjoy your early morning cup of coffee while listening to the birds or take in the simple art of porch sitting in the afternoons.
C-Side Cottage-SOLD!!! - 78 Robert's Way
Rosewalk is an intimate grouping of cottages where all play in harmony to one another. Architects, Melanie Taylor and Robert Orr designed Rosewalk with eleven individual cottages, each with their own unique personality. The cottages and garden structures are carefully positioned to preserve the indigenous scrub oak and native plants. Three arched gateways lead to a network of secret foot paths through a beautiful canopy. C-Side cottage is just a few steps to the beach. The first glimpse of the cottage welcomes you with a front porch. Step through the double screen doors and the magic of the cottage unfolds. The porch serves as an outdoor room for extra dining or living. The living and kitchen areas are opposite one another with dining in the center. A vaulted ceiling adds volume and instills a sense of drama to the living area. The honey color of the naturally finished wood floors compliment the white wood interior walls and ceilings. Tall double-hung windows are used in abundance to ensure plenty of natural light. Built-in book cases frame the entry way to the second level. Guest bedroom, full bath and laundry on ground level. White ceramic tile used in kitchen and baths. Half way up the stairway is a sleeping loft overlooking the living/dining area. Continue up to the master bedroom with full bath on the second level, a private sanctuary. Step out on to the balcony for gulf views or to watch the sunset. The cottage has all the allure one could ever want in its detail and charm of a cottage by the sea.
The Giving Tree-SOLD!!! - 310 Ruskin Place
The Giving Tree, located in Seaside’s beautiful Ruskin Place is a contemporary, eco-friendly, artistic tree house. The residence was completely renovated by the current owners with only the building’s foundation, interior load bearing walls and exterior shell remaining from the original construction. All windows and doors were replaced, as were the electrical and plumbing systems. The original decks were redesigned for better access between levels. The new rooftop space includes an upper deck reaching the highest point Seaside building codes allow. The renovation made use of as many renewable and recycled building materials as were available at the time. For example, recycled granite counter tops and cork flooring were installation choices. To offer added expertise to the renovation, an Atlanta based company specializing in water proofing was consulted throughout the renovation process. Inspired by the owners’ extensive art collection, Brad Speight of Albert F’s Interiors in Seaside based the decor on the two paintings currently hanging in the home’s dining area. The continual use of strong colorful solids along with bold patterns reiterates the vibrant aesthetic of the art. The first level was re-designed and decorated to be a multi-functioning, self-contained space with a complete kitchen, bedroom, full bath and large living space. The space would make a perfect mother-in-law suite, a wonderful media entertainment area or even a separate rental apartment. The second level is an open floor plan including the kitchen, eating nook, den, full bathroom and living room. A folding glass partition visually separates the living room, kitchen, dining and den areas. When closed, the partition blocks noise from the activities centered around the kitchen. The custom crafted tree limb baluster connecting the second and third floors, as well as the foliage on the walls and the glaze on the vanity reiterate The Giving Tree house theme.
Beach Front 4-SOLD!!! - 2334 County Highway 30A
Located in the community of Seaside, selected by Time magazine as one of its “Designs of the Decade”. This classic Florida beach cottage was modeled on Thomas Jefferson’s Cottage at Monticello. A two story cottage beautifully set into the dune, finely crafted, yet an unpretentious hideaway. Designed by Scott Merrill, it was awarded a National American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence. The all wood interior is painted a crisp white. Master bedroom with steam shower, private screen porch with outdoor whirlpool tub surrounded by a natural grove of oaks, all on first floor. The living area with extended ceiling is surrounded with windows allowing light to fill the entire second level. Build a fire in the wood burning stove to warm those chilly winter evenings. You will be mesmerized by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico from the hammock of your covered porch. Galley kitchen and full bath also on second level. Natural finished maple floors used throughout.