I was in Gulf Shores Alabama this past week and saw some beautiful beach houses, but alas, it was too rainy to get any good photos. So I did the next best thing - found some pretty
beach houses at Coastal Living Magazine.
This beauty was featured as the 2008 Coastal Living Idea House in Galveston, Texas. Just as they finished moving in the furniture, Hurricane Ike struck the coast. Landscaping was lost, but the well constructed house was unharmed. Coastal builders have learned a lot in the last few decades.
This house in North Carolina is only 1,350 square feet, which shows that it isn't only about the house - let's don't forget there's a beautiful beach outside your door. I like the clean, simple and traditional look of this house, and the inviting porch is where I would spend most of my time.
This New England style house is on the shore of Bailey Island, Maine. It's not only equipped to take the harsh punishment of salt water in the air, but also freezing snows on the rooftop. I'll bet there isn't even air conditioning in this house, which is unheard of down here on the Gulf Coast.
And this house in Long Beach, California is a combination of styles. The upstairs balcony looks like it opens into a bedroom. And don't you like the sailboat weathervane on the roof?
I just hope these beautiful homes have a view like we do in Baldwin County. Of course, I took this photo in Gulf Shores on a day when it wasn't raining.
White sand, blue water, blue sky.
Which style of beach house do you like best?
These houses along with other ideas can be found at: My Romantic Home, Common Ground, Shabby Nest, Young and Crafty, While He Was Napping, Six Sisters Stuff, Funky Junk Interiors, Dwellings, Boogieboard Cottage, Coastal Charm, Cozy Little House, Cedar Hill Ranch, Between Naps on the Porch, Savvy Southern Style