by Jodi Peters
on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 2:19pm.
All in the Details
In the South and at the beach, porches symbolizes a friendly place to perch. And they're perfect for the kind of community we're building at Cinnamon Shore. They invite friendly nods from neighbors or solitary reading nooks. They spur family card games in the shade or sunset cocktails with new friends.
Details with distinction
We've relied on architects to give the porches of Cinnamon Shore signature style. They have classic cottage trims and railing patterns that please the eye and our sense of what defines a coastal cottage.
The expansive feel of a wrap-around porch truly extends the living space. At the beach they offer a spot to dry off and shake off the sand. This home offers the double benefit of a two-tiered wrap-around porch, and it's currently under construction at Cinnamon Shore North. View listing HERE.
Finding the perfect porch swing can make all the difference. Swaying with sea breezes solo or with your sweetie makes for utter contentment on the coast.
Covered porches offer the shade we require in the Texas heat, but for second-floor porches, a pergola can offer shelter from the sun and add architectural interest. This home has a charming version for a property that's currently on the market, boasting porch perfection. VIEW LISTING.
A pair of rockers is an invitation that says, "Sit and stay awhile." Maybe you'll need a row of rockers lined up along a longer porch, or just one to tuck into a nook. However you use rocking chairs, there's no friendlier way to decorate your porch than with at least one of these classics.
Options abound for all-weather wicker and weather-safe fabrics for comfortable cushions and throw pillows. You and your designer can create porch spaces that resemble genuine outdoor rooms -- air-conditioned by the sea breeze itself. Here, a second-floor porch features a cozy seating group that overlooks the Dune Pool in a home that's on the market. VIEW LISTING.
From Arts and Craft style to Victorian-inspired elements, porch posts give architects lots of room for expression. The elaborate supports on this home add the feel of custom millwork and highlight the porch on this home, currently on the market and overlooking the Dune Pool at Cinnamon Shore. View listing HERE.
For the Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home, the builder created a sliding screen system with horizontal slats for the first-floor porch. The screens easily slide open and closed, providing shade and privacy on the first floor porch.
X Marks the Spot
The balustrade designs at Cinnamon Shore vary home to home, adding character and charm. Here, the classic cross in the middle of each panel creates a central, repeating design element that lends symmetry.
Side to Side
This porch showcases a railing design that resembles the line of the Gulf Coast horizon where Gulf meets sky: Railings run side to side instead of up and down, giving this charming cottage-style beach home a distinctive look. VIEW LISTING.
The central motif in this railing design resembles a ship's wheel, for a nautical look.
Want to find your perfect coastal porch? View AVAILABLE PROPERTIES at Cinnamon Shore to see the homes shown here that are on the market and other stellar examples of homes with creative and classic porch designs.