Everywhere we go on vacation, I like to play a little game of house stalking. The mister and I get up early, grab some coffee, then drive around neighborhoods looking at the houses of the area. It’s fun to drive around, looking for inspiration. We kinda feel a bit like creepers, but we can never seem to help ourselves. Wanna follow along with me on a little house stalking in Pensacola, Florida? Let’s do a little house stalking: beach houses style.
This first house caught my eye – probably because the architecture was so different from any of the rest. That chimney? Swoon worthy.
Seeing all of the brightly colored beach houses always makes me want to run home and slap some color on my own house, however my neighbors might think I’m a bit crazy if I went after a shade like this one. I love it in a beach setting, though! Look at those porches. I think I could definitely make myself at home there!
Some houses have tiny details that take my breath away, like the spiral staircase. The fluid motion of it really draws you in against all those straight lines. I’m also pretty smitten with that color!
The roof on this house really caught my eye, since it’s the same style we’ve been looking at for our own house. And again with the porch. Of course I went to the beach before porch building commenced, so I was drawn to every one I saw.
But this house. Oh this house. It sang to my heart! I love the grey siding, the roof, the grey/black/white combo. Notice the shake style siding? I’m totally sold on the look of it and am determined that’s what kind I want for my house. White pickets? Check. Dark floors? Yep. Then I saw the black shutters, which totally made me want to add them to my wish list. And so, this is my vision when making decisions for my own house. It’ll take a while, and it won’t be exactly the same, but there sure is a lot of inspiration I can apply to my own home.
Are you a house stalker, too? Please tell me we’re not the only weirdos out there that schedule in time on our vacation for it?