Welcome to the Open House Party!
You will find the link to join the party at the bottom of this post.
We got home from the beach late last night. It was a great week spent with family and it gave us a chance to get some things done around the beach house. We have decided to put the home on the market for sale. Many of you know we are trying to sell our Richmond home so we can move to Orlando to be closer to family. It is just not practical for us to have a beach home that is so far away. Once settled in Orlando we may look for a condo or another home on the beach that is within a couple hours drive.
For this weeks party I am featuring our Florida beach home.
View of Gulf from front porch. There is a paved bike/walking trail shown in front of the home.
Tile floors that resemble distressed wood planks
I know you are wondering why the coffee table is sooo far from the sofa. This picture was taken before we moved out for insurance purposes. I didn't even bother to shut the pantry!
Kitchen with custom cabinets, granite and tile counter tops.
Antique French shutters
Guest bath with vanity we made from old dresser.
View from Master Bedroom
Master Bath with antique tub.
I have to brag on Steve because he made the chairs and potting bench after I saw similar ones in a local shop. I came home one day to a pile of lumber and that's when he told me he was going to "try" to build these for me. We didn't even own a saw then and building furniture was completely outside his comfort zone. These pieces are ten years old and still study as can be. I think Steve did a great job...though he never built anything else after this!
Back porch views of Santa Rosa Sound.
The house is now vacant so there are no longer plants in the pots. I made the sign many years ago from a board washed up on the beach.
Here is the real reason you buy a beach house!
The Florida Panhandle is known for the sugar white sand and beautiful clear blue water. These photos were taken just yesterday.
I know the power of blogging so please bear with me while I give you info in the hopes that someone might be looking for a beach home to buy.
Our home is located on the small island of Navarre Beach in the Northern Florida Panhandle. Navarre is situated between Pensacola Beach and Ft. Walton Beach. It is approximately a twenty minute drive to Destin and less than ten minutes to Pensacola Beach . The beach is approximately 200 feet from the front door and the back of the home offers wonderful views of Santa Rosa Sound. There is approximately 2200 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. With minor alterations a children's bunk room could be added. We are selling it partially furnished and we would consider owner financing or us holding a 2nd mortgage.
Here is the hard part for us...
The home was valued at One Million dollars six years ago but with the housing market in Florida we are offering it now for $425,000! Can you hear me hyperventilating? The only consolation is we can probably buy a home in Orlando at a discounted price. If you know of anyone looking for a Florida beach home please send them our way.
Now on to the Party...
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