Alys Beach Villa
Alys Beach, florida
Located in a new resort town of 158 acres on the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle, Alys Beach was designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, an internationally-acclaimed town planning firm and leader of the New Urbanism movement. “Alys Beach is a marriage of tradition and romance. It’s the union of English and Spanish architecture with the soul of a European resort. The architectural style of Alys Beach was born in both Bermuda and Antigua, Guatemala. Beautiful white-stuccoed walls and white- ridged roofs are like the white caps on an azure ocean. The style is simple and timeless.” (Alys Beach web site)
This villa’s design is based upon the Georgian four square building typology commonly found in Bermuda with Caribbean-inspired elements such as the spacious front porch with “welcoming arms” spreading outwards towards passersby. The concrete tile roofs are coated in a limestone wash to consolidate the tiles into a single solid form. The scalloped masonry parapets and heavy masonry stepped forms are all indicative of the Bermuda-inspired language encouraged in Alys Beach.