7.16.2014

ALYS BEACH ON THE EMERALD COAST

I've been intrigued by Alys Beach since Veranda featured one of the first houses built here.  That was years ago.  I finally made it there and the village was all that I imagined it to be and more.
Located on the Emerald Coast in Florida, Alys Beach is the brainchild of Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.  The architecture is built in the style of Bermuda with white stucco walls and plastered roofs that are better able to withstand hurricanes.
Bahama shutters in various colors add vibrancy to the white stucco. Paths paved with Florida Caprock meander through the village.
 Private courtyards have pools or fountains...................................................................................
 Agaves are nestled into oversize pots...................................................................
 On a morning walk through the village, you are lulled by birdsong and fountains........................

 sometimes, you can hear laughter coming from inside the private courtyards and the splash of someone playing in a pool...................................................................

 The architecture is just gorgeous...................................................................................
  Fonville Press has coffee and croissants in the morning............wine and tapas later on..............

 After coffee - or if you are like me - a good cup of tea - it is time to head out to the beach
 Through the grand entrance
 to the Emerald Coast
where the sand is like sugar..............................................................................................................

While there are no hotels in Alys Beach, there are a few vacation houses available to rent.

Photography By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman



6 comments:

  1. I had never heard of this area..Seaside yes..but not this.
    Gorgeous to say the very least..Love the red umbrellas against the stark whites.
    Luxury..
    Hope you are well..you always take me to places that are stuninng.

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    1. Monique - Seaside is just a few doors down and developed by the same firm. They have done a really beautiful job with both communities. I am well - Thank You!

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  2. Always glad to see your posts Ry. Now, tell me how to get there. I could stay there and never leave.

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  3. Beautiful images...beautiful place. Glad you could hear people, and that it wasn't deserted save for two weeks a year :(

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    1. During the high season there seems to be quite a crowd. Haven't been there during the off season, and that would be my worry. I want to be in a warm place in the winter that is still vibrant. I'm not sure that this part of Florida would fit that bill!

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  4. Due South Donna and then take a left at New Orleans!

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