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The restored porch is a great place for relaxing and enjoying the sounds, smells and sights of the beach and the gulf waters. With a salvaged brick floor and a tongue and groove wood ceiling, the porch is in keeping with the historic nature of the house. Electronically controlled roll-down screens keep this a great spot for hanging out just about every day of the year. And there are speakers for when the party moves outdoors.
A big sliding glass door brings light and views into the interior, and the glass not only is impact resistant to withstand hurricanes, but it's also turtle friendly. You see, this glass has a special treatment that prevents the turtles from getting confused when they're migrating to lay their eggs.
From the beach side of the house it's clear that the renovated home is a celebration of the Florida lifestyle. From the large patio with a built-in spa to the porch area to stay out of the sun and rain, the home offers a range of outdoor spaces.
Just because it's an old house doesn't mean it has to live old. Several interior walls were removed, and a totally new structure was installed to make an open living area. This wasn't all that easy to do. That beautiful floor is the original wood, but the structure supporting it had to be rebuilt. Builder Steve Perry and his crew pulled up the flooring and rebuilt the structure, then relaid and refinished the flooring.
With built-in appliances, custom cabinetry and a glass tile backsplash, this kitchen is all about convenience and style. My favorite feature of this kitchen — other than the wine cooler, of course — is the color palette. Soft grays and blues echo the sand and water just outside.