The Alys Beach aesthetic represents a marriage of tradition and romance. It's the union of English and Spanish architecture with the soul of a European resort. It is a new vision of Florida architecture, inspired by Bermuda and Antigua Guatemala. Beautiful, white stucco walls and white-ridged roofs are like the whitecaps on an azure ocean. The style is simple and timeless.
Alys Beach takes the best of old-world charm and combines it with the latest innovations in Florida architecture for classic style and modern convenience. The European-meets-Caribbean aesthetic, with its pristine white rooftops set off by colored shutters and accents, feels surprisingly at home in Northwest Florida. As a traditional town plan, sidewalks meander between gracious courtyard homes and encourage walking rather than driving, while the up-to-date amenities create a comfortable lifestyle.
While staying true to the principles of Traditional Neighborhood Development and taking design cues from classical style, Alys Beach homes showcase contemporary innovations in architecture and design.
The town's master plan was shaped by a dedicated team of citizens, architects and planners, all led by the internationally acclaimed town planners Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. As a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND), in which homes are placed closely together and within walking distance of centralized amenities, Alys Beach has a walkable layout and strong sense of community. Spacious central courtyards and community spaces replace large, private yards, while small courtyards within individual homes provide privacy, airflow, temperature regulation and plenty of ambient light. Many homes also feature rooftop terraces for additional outdoor space, gorgeous ocean views and soothing Gulf breezes.
The classic architectural style ensures timeless appeal, while sustainable building techniques and modern conveniences make homes luxuriously livable. Designed to mimic Bermuda's whitewashed limestone and traditional slate roofs, stucco-over-block and cement roof tiles capture the island feeling while the white exteriors reflect sunlight, keeping homes and neighborhoods cooler. Underneath it all, masonry construction ensures a durable, long-lasting and energy-efficient home in Florida's bright sun and high humidity. Alys Beach is dedicated to sustainability. That means building in concert with the natural elements of the environment—wind, sun and rain—and using materials of the highest quality that complement and preserve our unique coastal setting.
The Design in the Details
Alys Beach was founded as a beacon for those who create and admire beautiful design, for people who seek a life rich in aesthetic detail. From art to landscape to architecture, the very best in home design is sought, made and treasured at Alys Beach. The many little touches, such as custom copper planters, intricate bronze bird flourishes on fountains, decorative urns and elegant bird feeders within the courtyards are testament to the planners' attention to detail.
Shaker or raised panel doors, premium plumbing fixtures, cast iron tubs and sinks, structured wiring and solid wood cabinetry complete the details of a classic home that's the perfect picture of beach living. Alys Beach is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, where the synergy of the details elevates the experience to a higher level. This and more prompted Forbes.com to name Alys Beach "America's Best Spot for the Design-Savvy."
Experience Florida architecture at its very best at Alys Beach.
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