New Coastal Cottage Plans Gain Popularity on the Florida Oceanfront
Unique Florida Oceanfront Home Designs
Jacksonville Beach, Florida – As prime oceanfront home sites become increasingly scarce, and oceanfront homebuyers become increasingly in tune to quality of construction, amenities and interior design, Florida real estate developers have created some unique oceanfront home plans and concepts to meet demand.
One plan that has become very popular is the semi-attached beachfront cottage. Examples of this plan include small enclaves of exquisitely detailed homes connected by a covered porch or trellis structure to create a cohesive architectural streetscape. These small oceanfront communities may only have a small number of oceanfront homes – as few as three or four, but the unique architectural style gives a feeling of neighborhood and community.
Architectural styles for these beachfront architectural gems include Mediterranean, to Beach Cottage, Key West, West Indies, Cape Cod or classic Florida Shingle Style. Typically three stories, the homes have luxury oceanfront home features including cottages style trim, natural stone flooring, custom kitchens and baths.
The floor plans are open to allow access to expansive oceanfront views across natural dunes. Master bedrooms have expanses of glass facing the ocean, great room plans allow ocean views from the kitchen, living and dining areas. Media rooms that double as guest suites offer flexibility in use.
A new trend is to include elevators as standard features. Residential elevators not only move people from floor to floor, but also make moving furniture or groceries an easy task. As the baby boomer population ages a residential elevator can become essential for avoiding stairs in a retirement home.
The new designs are intended to suite year round residents and vacation homeowners. An association management company keeps the building basics and landscaping in line, allowing out of town or out of state owners to have their units cared for.
When seeking out a unique Florida oceanfront home for sale, the cottage concept is definitely worth looking at.