Friday Happy Hour: Off to Watercolor

Our family is off to Watercolor, Florida!  We have vacationed there many times before and can’t wait to hit the beach and relax on our porch.  I love Watercolor for all its amenities, but I especially appreciate it New Urbanism architecture.  First introduced by the founding of communities such as Seaside and Celebration, New Urbanism focuses on the goal of a small-town historic feel.  It desires its residents to be in community and promotes walking, talking and a sense of connectedness far from the than the usual introduction of strip mall sections of suburban sprawl.    Each house in Watercolor features a Southern vernacular often with bungalows and small versions of antebellum mansions – most with a porch or two.  Here are some great examples:

Since then, many other new urbanism development have appears on Hwy 30-A, most recently Alys Beach located between Seaside and Rosemary Beach.  Not only it is a #1 vacation idea for families, but has a architecture lessons in itself.

On the Job with C: Long Cove

2013 has started off with a bang for CMI.  We were just awarded a job to design the interiors of a brand new lake home.  We are absolutely thrilled.  The community is just an hour and half south of Big D in a amazing subdivision that surely going to be making big news.  Long Cove is a master planned luxury community modeled with the ideals of new urbanism.  After a visit this past weekend with my boys, hubby and assistant Alex, I’m smitten.

“Long Cove is a new community built to give Dallas families a close-to-home place to sneak away for much-needed bonding and relaxation time.  Long Cove’s initial phase includes 34 properties, situated in the middle of the community’s six miles of picturesque shoreline.”  Think Watercolor, Seaside…but closer.

To schedule a home or homesite preview at Long Cove, email or contact them at 214.220.9992.