Friday, March 30, 2012

The towers of Seaside

One of the architectural features you find throughout the different styles of Seaside are towers. They not only make the house they belong to distinctive, these towers are a great place to catch the sea breezes in the summer, views of the Gulf year round and provide private outdoor space as yards tend to be miniscule.This green house was one of the most charming in town.One of the many modern houses had this interesting tower; notice the curved ceiling within the peaked roof.One of my favorite houses, designed by Charles Warren, was inspired by a Roman villa.This distinctive red shade, in a town full of pastels, makes the house the brightest in Seaside.Many of the houses along 30A are Victorian, a natural style for a tower.What do you think, Yea or Nea? It becomes a bit overwhelming in person as so many houses have towers -how many is too many?

4 comments:

Lorne said...

Very nice. Towers sometimes may ruin impression from the house. But I really like if the are in harmony with the building. Among these I personally like the first one. It looks natural and resembles Scandinavian architecture.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Stefan - As you know, I'm big into things Roman. I really like the tower of the Red House, but would have preferred to see the color as an accent.

It's hard to determine from Warren's site whether the house is a rust color or fire engine red. If I saw it in person, would all the red work?

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I think these towers, along with the pavilions you featured earlier, are very cool and distinctive! I'd love to visit Seaside. Do you think it gets very touristy in early summer? Loi

Hels said...

Towers are wonderful, as long as they are totally open, AND have enough space for two chairs and a bottle of bubbly. After work, there is nothing quite as blissful as being able to kick off shoes, watch the water and think how lucky you are.