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Cinnamon Shore Architects Share Tips

Great floor plans at the beach start with imagination. They start as architects and designers envision, along with clients, how spaces will be used.

If you're building from the ground up, they imagine with you how the home will be used not by just anyone, but by you and your family.

If they're designing for the beach, they spend a lot of time thinking about the elements, including the view corridors to the water. "A lot of the decisions are very site specific," says Jim Kissling, whose firm, Kissling Architecture, has designed 40 or more homes at Cinnamon Shore. "You have breezes, the way the sun hits it, to consider. Is the view an east or west orientation? All those things come into play."

 

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Fabulous Financing: Now's a Great Time to Buy

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On August, 22, 2019, The Washington Post reported that the popular 30-year mortgage rate fell to its lowest rate in three years – an average rate of 3.55%, down from 3.6%. A year ago, that rate average was 4.51% percent. And the 15-year average rate sunk to 3.03%! Think of the savings over time! 

“Mortgage rates are still low, and it’s a great time to consider purchasing a home,” says Jenni Gill, mortgage loan officer at BancorpSouth in Austin. 

Mortgage rates fluctuate, but Gill put together a flyer of what the numbers may look like if you purchased home at Cinnamon Shore. It assumes a $925,000 sale price, 20 percent down, and a 4.023% interest rate on the loan. That puts the monthly Principle

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New Cottage Collections at Cinnamon Shore North Offer Smaller-Scale Luxury and Classic Coastal Charm

Only 3 of 7 Fountain Plaza Cottages remain, starting in the $400,000s, while Sunset Cottages begin in $600,000s. And our first cottage at Cinnamon Shore South is also under way.

You'll fall in love at first sight with the new cottage collections going up at Cinnamon Shore North. They're helping finish out North with consummate architectural panache and style, while appealing to people looking for a beach home that's more than a condo, but less than a 5-room, three-story manse.

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Our Fountain Plaza Cottages – a collection of seven, small-scale beach homes at Cinnamon Shore North –  have been snapped up! Only three remain, and each of these

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Back Porch

New and Notable at Cinnamon Shore North

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Named for the most relaxing place we can think of, 4-bedroom, 4-bath Back Porch is set to finish construction in fall of 2019. This classic beach cottage has Craftsman character and professionally designed interiors that make this home one-of-a-kind. 

“It’s got a great location,” says custom builder Zach Turrichi of Keystone Company in Port Aransas. "You’re a little away from the traffic on a shorter street, so it’s private but also centrally located.” Plus, it's not far from the beach!

Pretty inside and out

With shiplap, board-and-batten, and other classic cottage details designed by Trademark Home Design, it's got definite curb appeal. While there’s a modern edge to some of the

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Ideas and Inspiration from the Homes at Cinnamon Shore

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There's no other room that should feel as much like a haven as the master bedroom. And in a vacation home, that rule applies all the more. Privacy's important, but you want it to be beautiful, too. Look at some of our prettiest homes for take-aways for your own master bedroom. You may not use seashell prints and and driftwood finishes, but the principles in these masters can work anywhere.

No. 1. Dress the bed with pillows and throws.

Whether you have a sleigh bed like the one shown above or a four-poster, layers of pillows--largest in the back and accent pillows in the front--give you a chance to mix colors, patterns, and style. Our lead photo shows a blue-and-white geometric design

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Learn the true value of Gulf-front property on the Texas Coast. 

When there’s nothing between you and the Gulf but a stretch of broad Texas sand, you’re free to relax, to dream, to live the coastal lifestyle. Gulf-front property has value that goes beyond the price per square foot. Such an investment encompasses your future, your family, your legacy. 

We can tell you that in our realty office, but let two families who are currently building homes at Cinnamon Shore South explain why they think it's worth the investment.

 

Proximity to family and friends

"Port Aransas is no more than a five- or six-hour drive for any of our friends or family in Texas," says J.B. Goodwin, a Founding Neighbor at Cinnamon Shore South who looks

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Bright and Beachy: Tradewinds Outpost Residence Offers Sophisticated Style

Designer Courtney Rangel of CGR Designs had one mission when asked to do the interiors at Tradewinds Outpost, our newest residential building at Cinnamon Shore: "When people come to these units, I want them to feel like they've been transported to the beach,"  she says.

With that in mind, she drew on island inspirations ranging from the Northwest to the Bahamas and Bermuda for some of the multi-story residences she designed at Tradewinds Outpost. But for one them -- 240 Social Circle #9-102 -- she built the entire interior color scheme around the industry's ocean-inspired 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral. Fresh and vibrant, the color was designated as the year's top

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127 Wildhorse Drive Cinnamon Shore

A house by the sea is a dream for many beach lovers. With Port Aransas an easy drive from urban hubs in Texas, Cinnamon Shore is a great place to look.

But have you been holding off until you spy just the right one? This cottage-style charmer going up at 127 Wild Horse Drive in Cinnamon Shore North may be just the one you've been looking for. The brand-new home offers great porches and architectural details on the outside and a livable floor plan on the inside. Best of all, it's finishing up construction now!

Enjoy it before summer comes to an end!

Built by Port Aransas' UWC Custom Builders, the home is in the final stages of construction and will be ready soon for just the right homeowner. It's located near Town Center, which makes it easy

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 Cinnamon Shore 127 Wild Horse Lane

Chad Shimaitis and Peter Young co-founded UWC Custom Builders in 2017, and have recently joined the Builder’s Guild at Cinnamon Shore. With two homes under way at 121 and 127 Wild Horse (shown above) in the heart of Cinnamon Shore, the firm also does remodel work in the development and has several other projects on Mustang Island. 

Shown above, 127 Wild Horse is close to completion! Future owners will enjoy front and rear porches and a great floor plan that offers gathering spaces and room to retreat. A gorgeous kitchen includes beautiful countertops and dramatic light fixtures.

Serious Curb Appeal

The UWC Custom Builders projects that are nearing completion mark the promise of a long-term relationship with Cinnamon Shore.

The cheery,

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What Makes a Livable Living Room?

Sink into that sofa. Set your cocktail glass on the side table. Get tips for creating a great family room from beautiful beach homes at Cinnamon Shore.

The elements that make a living room comfortable and stylish are up for interpretation. But we asked Austin designer Tricia Dabney to share her favorite tips and tricks for creating a cozy space -- like the lovely space, above, in THE SALTY DOG, one of our newest homes available for rent. Tricia has done interiors for close to 50 condos and homes at Cinnamon Shore. She's installed interiors out of her Austin-area business, Dabney Designs by Tricia, and also has a beautiful store called HIGH COTTON HOME & DESIGN that helps customers get the shabby chic looks

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