Pace Yourself

June 8th 2017 Comments: 3

School is out, children are home, graduations have passed, dorm boxes arrived. Camp, vacations, summer jobs, reading lists, beach trips, holidays, cookouts, picnics, bar-be-que (yum!), endless possibilities. The sounds, schedules, fragrances, and tastes of a slower pace. Summer has begun. For us at McALPINE, it means our offices are brimming … [read more]

seeing seaside

August 4th 2016 Comments: 9

Today’s guest writer is one of our firm’s newest additions – Mary Catherine Walter. Please welcome a young voice and perspective. Before last weekend, Seaside, Florida was only a familiar fiction to me, a resort town I had heard both praised and criticized, a controversy, the first born of New … [read more]

open house: florida gulf front manse

July 7th 2016 Comments: 4

Travel along the beachside route of Highway 30A in the panhandle of the Florida coast and you’ll eventually stumble upon the town of Rosemary Beach. Designed by the urban-planning-poobahs, Duany Plater-Zyberk, the town sits as a modern day design landmark. Almost 20 years ago, we were invited to this burgeoning … [read more]

the printed works: veranda june/july 2015

November 5th 2015 Comments: 3

A collaboration between two strong talents is always a tricky dance. But architect Bobby McAlpine and decorator Susan Ferrier are like the Astaire and Rogers of the design world. As old pros who have worked together time and again, they make it look as blithe as can be. Consider this … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: The Printed Works

Quattuor

July 9th 2015 Comments: 3

The 30A corridor of Florida’s panhandle is hot. No, not just because it’s July on the Gulf Coast. It’s because this area’s beach real estate market continues to set new design standards. It began with the picturesque ‘New Urban Development” of Seaside in the mid 1980s. Rosemary Beach quickly followed … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Model

open house: beach aerie

September 18th 2014 Comments: 1

As Summer wanes, I’d like to open the door to one of our beach homes.  This house, elegantly simple in its design, rests in the popular panhandle Florida town of Rosemary Beach.  Founded in 1995, this seaside hamlet has become a popular destination for vacationers, escapists and design enthusiasts.  Serving … [read more]

open house: gulf getaway

June 19th 2014 Comments: 12

With the first hint of summer season in the air, our sails naturally lilt toward the call of the sea. Salt air tickles the senses and flashbacks of the annual sweaty, sandy visits of our childhood conjure remembrances of all things coastal. We’ve been honored with a number of commissions … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Rosemary Home

all the shingle ladies

July 2nd 2013 Comments: 0

Created here in the good old USA, houses of this ilk populate our every coastline, their lineage traced from charming sea shanties to sprawling mansions – a virtual family tree of tree-clad structures. Romantic by nature and beloved by many, this style’s architectural evolution was not a result of aesthetics, … [read more]

rosemary beach: resort to style

March 13th 2012 Comments: 2

Situated along the beautiful beaches of Walton County on Scenic Highway 30A, this bucolic hamlet is one of  the “New Urbanist” developments from renowned town planners Duany Plater Zyberk. I visited last week and was stretching to remember when the now-dense town consisted of one lone carriage house (designed by … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Architect in 30A map
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