Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beach House Review

Hubby and I moved to Virginia 18 months ago leaving our previous life in Florida. In some ways it was very sad to leave the beach home we had designed and had custom built. A lot of love went into designing and decorating that home. The good part of our move is no more hurricanes.  After being hit by two major hurricanes in one year, major renovations both times, huge insurance increases, fighting insurance companies for money owed us and trying to find reputable contractors we decided enough!

After failed attempts to sale the property we decided to rent it to a nice young couple. They moved in a few weeks ago and seem to love the home.  We rented the home completely furnished which worked out great for us and our renters.

Below are pictures of the house that we will not be using this summer!  We know we made the right decision to move and we love living in Richmond...and I got to decorate our new home from scratch!  





















Oh, but I will miss this view!

13 comments:

Linda said...

I so understandand feel your pain. We sold our BEACH house two years ago (still have a beach condo) and for some of the same reasons you did. We work at the beach but live inland...great for insurance reasons! Your home is so pretty...I'm sure that young couple is lovin' it:) Happy St.Patti's Day!

Blessings,
Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful house, Sherry!

molly susan strong said...

It is simply lovely and I can see why you miss it so much. I feel like I want to paint this last picture! The colors are perfection. I am your fellow Virginian.

~ Regan said...

oh my! What a beautiful home!! And the view looks like it could be on a post card! Enjoy Va!!

♣Erin Go Brach!♣

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your home on the beach looks wonderful, and you have it decorated beautifully. Love that claw foot tub! Have fun decorating the new place. Can't wait to see photos of it. laurie

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

the home is so gorgeous Sherry! I'm sure it was hard leaving it behind but I'm sure u're new home will be as wonderful {if not more}:)

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a beautiful home! And the photos of the ocean are verry nice. Thanks for the visit. Have a good weekend. Julian

Becca said...

Sherry, I love your beach home !! I'm sure you look forward to going back to visit !! And, what a small world that you are now in Richmond ... that is where I was born and raised !! You'll love it there ... where in Richmond are you guys? West End? Southside? And, have you taken a trip to Virginia Beach yet? Take care, Becca

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

My friend, your beach home is gorgeous! I'm sure that it was a bittersweet decision to move! I'm so glad that you found a young couple who just adore this beautiful home! Thank you for sharing your photos with us...and you're right...that is an awesome view!!!

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my Spring Green tablescape and for leaving such a sweet note! Thank you, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

How beautiful! Ahh . . . I can hear the ocean waves as I type this.

Staci K. said...

Oh what a beautiful home! My dream is to live near the beach someday...

The Tablescaper said...

It must have been very hard to make the move. There is something about a water view that moves us. But I'm so happy to hear that you're enjoying your new home.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is so beautiful!!! That must have been hard to leave. At least it's still yours though. I've never been to Florida but I hear the humidity is really intense...of course I'm hearing that from people that live in dry California...haha. I was just talking to someone that just recently moved out here and they said they hate how dry it is.