So, what are you supposed to do when it rains during your beach vacation? We visited the Coastal Living Idea House at Rosemary Beach. All I can say is OMG! They don’t call it the Ultimate Beach House for nothing. I took 154 pictures—they said we could take pictures and sit on the furniture and so we did. This house is has a gazillion square feet and sleeps 20 in beds. It’s already sold for $2.7 million—furnished I’m sure. It was the first time we’d driven around in Rosemary Beach—and it won’t be the last.
The Idea House will be featured in the October 2012 issue of Coastal Living Magazine.
The $15 admission gets you several very nice full color handouts including the brochure (cover above) that lists the materials and PAINT COLORS.
This is Pratt and Lambert’s “ultimate coastal palette” The rendering of the house is especially nice, I think. I’m disappointed with how this came out—too small to read the colors on the paint samples.
The floor plan is included, too. I stepped off a few important measurements—important to me anyway—and wrote them on my brochure. It’s hard to do in a crowded Idea House with lots of other “tourists.”
Here’s the living room #6, and dining room #2, with a glimpse of the study #3. The walls are Venetian Plaster in “Seed Pearl” by Pratt and Lambert.
the fireplace niche…
This sofa was very comfy—I refrained from kicking back with my feet on the covered bench/coffee table—very tempting.
fireplace detail… I took lots of pictures of details because 1) I’m interested in the details of houses since I renovate and need to know, 2) magazines and other online sources sorta skim over them
This mantel is made of Venetian Plaster—it’s so smooth and cool—made from plaster and granite dust we were told.
The lighting in the house is by Circa Lighting—awesome. Note the wood ceiling.
the PILLOWS!!! everywhere.
The study…really it’s a TV room with a big flat screen just out of view to the left. How refreshing to see where “they” put the TV. This room was so cozy and perfect for TV watching—the sectional sofa was a dream.
The kitchen is in two rooms—the great room and this alcove #8 in the floor plan.
This is different. Other “tourists” explored around here for a long time. The double fridge is to the right of the microwave in the picture below. It has wooden panels so isn’t much to look at.
The master bedroom…
not all that big—but big enough.
I think I spy a emerging design trend—probably old news on the West Coast—burnished brass fixtures. Guess it’s time to ditch all our chrome and polished nickel (only kidding).
bedroom two #18 on the floor plan…
The bathrooms were all different but kept with similar materials and style.
bedroom three # 12 on floor plan…
all the beds were so well done…
That’s the downstairs and enough for one post “gentle readers.” I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour so far and please visit tomorrow for more of the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House at Rosemary Beach.