Our 2012 Ultimate Beach House: 15 years in the Dreaming

March 20, 2012 | By | Comments (10)

Coast edit adj300To celebrate our 15th anniversary of Coastal Living Idea Homes, we wanted to pick the perfect destination. Nestled in a world-famous beach community on the sugar-white sands of the Emerald Coast, this year’s Ultimate Designer Beach House combines the impeccable talents of residential designer Lew Oliver with Whole Town Solutions, builder Stan Benecki with Benecki Homes, and designer Erika Powell with Urban Grace Interiors.

Our fabulous team, along with contributions from a variety of building and décor sponsors, are beginning to make the coastal home we’ve been dreaming up for 15 years a reality. Located in between Destin and Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach highlights community living along The Gulf of Mexico’s crystal clear waters, on the pleasant stretch of Scenic 30-A. This neo-traditional town captured our hearts with its natural beauty, quaint town center, and exceptional architecture. In a word, it was paradise, and nothing less would suffice.

A member of our building team will be unveiling exclusive insider updates on the progress of the house, complete with photos. Be sure to check back regularly and comment below to let us know what you think! While tracking the progress of the house will be nice, you can make plans to see it in person! The house will be open for tours from June 29 until October 7, Wednesday – Saturday, 11 – 5; Sunday 1 – 5. Admission is $15, and a portion of the ticket sales will benefit The Rosemary Beach Foundation.

COMMENTS

  1. Bill

    Can we get/see the floor plan?

    April 23, 2012 at 6:25 am
  2. Kristen Bishop

    Just wondering if you have published the floor plans so we can have a better visual as it is being built? Thanks

    May 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm
  3. CD

    When can we see the house on-line or in the magazine?

    July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am
  4. Jackie

    Could you tell me what color (of white)was used for the exterior of the house?

    July 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  5. Lacey Beno, Coastal Living Fellow

    CD: The October issue which featured the Ultimate Beach House should be available at the end of September!
    Jackie: The exterior of the house is just a pre-colored white stucco.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  6. lisa masucci

    Have property in New Jersey AND NEW YORK ON THE WATER. WOULD LOVE SOMEONE TO DESIGN HOUSES. ALSO NEW JERSEY HOUSE HAS A MARINA on property which we own. LET ME KNOW THANKS. MY EMAIL IS LISA2659@aol.com

    August 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm
  7. Beth

    (Home opened end of June): It is a shame that with the October publication date, the lag-time is such that it results in summer vacations being long-gone. A lot of people who would have loved to have seen this beautiful home in person, can only flip through their magazine. (Home closes Oct 7th). At $15 admission, I can’t fathom how much revenue will be missed by showing the home so after-the-fact. Hopefully, many who have vacationed down here over the past few months have driven through Rosemary Beach and seen the teeny sign along 30A letting people know where to turn.

    August 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  8. Huck

    I visited today and would love info on the rugs in bedroom #2 and the hallway to the laundry/master? I can’t find it in the style guide.

    August 25, 2012 at 3:40 am
  9. brenda

    What is the total square footage, is it beach view, is it for sale and if so, for how much?

    October 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    • jenniferbonds

      Hi Brenda – The home is about 5,100 square feet heated and cooled, around 7,000 total, and has already been sold.

      October 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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