Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sea Island - Beautiful Beach Living

This is the gorgeous building we stayed in while at the beach. The trip was a girls beach weekend with my mom, aunt and godmother. We were guests at my godmother's stunning beach front condominium. The architectural style is Spanish Eclectic (looked it up in my handy Field Guide to American Houses). Addison Mizner was the architect for the original buildings at the Cloister on Sea Island, and this style is meant to be similar to the Mizner buildings. Mizner designed many buildings in Florida, especially Boca Raton. Below is La Mirasol in Palm Beach(no longer standing) - you can see the similarities to the new buildings on Sea Island.

The original Cloister building designed by Mizner -

image via Garden and Gun

The Cloister now - torn down and rebuilt.

image via the Sea Island website

We stayed in these condominiums on the beach.

The enfilade is so pretty...

An interior shot of this bright and beautiful beach house -

The painting over the fireplace is by Atlanta artist Herbert Creecy.

Entrance Hall - painting on the left by Savannah artist William Weyman. Painting on the back wall by Lamar Dodd.

A huge thank you to my godmother for a wonderful weekend escape!

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