When it comes to vacations in the South, people are passionate about where they like to go. Whether it’s the beach, the lake, or the mountains, they definitely have a preference—and plenty of reasons why they choose that locale. But one of the biggest reasons involves memories.
In the July/August issue of Southern Home, we visit a number of gracious getaway homes where families are making plenty of memories. For a Dallas couple, designer Holly Shipman creates a sophisticated beach house on the Gulf of Mexico that allows for both wet bathing suits and black tie affairs. In the Blue Ridge Mountains, designer Courtney Stubbs Hunter helps her in-laws attain their dream of a family escape that offers stunning views at every turn. For a New York City-based client, design duo José Solís Betancourt and Paul Sherrill tranforms a traditional waterfront home in Annapolis, Maryland, into a contemporary retreat full of open spaces and soothing colors. And in Georgia, the pace of pastoral life at their weekend farm, designed by Rick Spitzmiller and Robert Norris, leads the owners to make it their permanent residence. Plus, Florida architect Geoffrey Chick offers his tips on building the perfect vacation home of your own.
So pick up your copy of Southern Home, and start packing your bags.