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The Florida Cottage style and the Victorian Cottage are distinctly different from each other. However, to the untrained eye, unless you pay attention to the details of the two styles it is easy to confuse them.

Victorian

The Victorian home style is so much easier to identify in the grand homes of the Victorian period. Many homes in the historic district of Pensacola fall in this category. The gingerbread trim is plentiful. There are turrets and wide verandas – and all the proverbial features of the storybook Victorian home. But, when it comes to a Victorian cottage, these details can be less pronounced and cross over with details characteristic of the Florida Cottage. The trim may be less ornate. The porch rails more rectangular. And, soon it is easy to see where the confusion comes in. Then add a third style, the New Orleans home style, that shares some of the same architectural features such as columned verandas and ornate trim work, and things can get even more complex.

Florida Cottage

So, perhaps the easiest way to identify the Victorian home style is to describe the Florida cottage instead. In our MLS, the home style that is named “Florida Cottage” describes one of two styles. The first is the style of the original Florida homes built in our area between the 1950’s and the 1960’s. These homes are generally a long, straight, low concrete block dwelling with small windows set high for cross-ventilation but well-shaded from the Florida sun by the deep eaves. You can tell these were built before central air. They take advantage of every organic trick in the book to keep things as naturally cool as possible. These homes often have a low pitched or flat roof. They have a character all their own and lend themselves well to an eclectic or retro décor. Many of them still have their original parquet wood floors.

The other Florida cottage home is the “everything old is new again” style adapted by our area beach communities such as Watercolors, Watersound, and Seaside. The planners of these neighborhoods have taken inspiration from the South’s Cracker architecture, shot-gun bungalows, and Cape Cod fishing shanties to shape a new Florida cottage.

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408 Adam Street Nw, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 - 1

408 Adam Street Nw

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
$139,000.00
Subdivision: Canterbury Woods

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1122 ft2
MLS ID: 719507
121 Miracle Strip Parkway, Mary Esther, FL 32569 - 1

121 Miracle Strip Parkway

Mary Esther, FL 32569
$449,000.00
Subdivision: Mcintire S/d

  • 4
  • 3
  • 1983 ft2
MLS ID: 723240
1706 Ivy Avenue, Niceville, FL 32578 - 1

1706 Ivy Avenue

Niceville, FL 32578
$125,000.00
Subdivision: Valparaiso Plat 06

  • 3
  • 1
  • 1128 ft2
MLS ID: 723572
697 Wilson Street S, Crestview, FL 32536 - 1

697 Wilson Street S

Crestview, FL 32536
$65,000.00
Subdivision: Crestview

  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 1116 ft2
MLS ID: 718892
298 Ridge Drive, Crestview, FL 32536 - 1

298 Ridge Drive

Crestview, FL 32536
$69,500.00
Subdivision: Kennedy Jack S/d 1st Addn

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1144 ft2
MLS ID: 722695
702 Chestnut Avenue E, Crestview, FL 32539 - 1

702 Chestnut Avenue E

Crestview, FL 32539
$17,000.00
Subdivision: Metes & Bounds

  • 2
  • 2
  • 872 ft2
MLS ID: 719626
398 Field Avenue, Crestview, FL 32539 - 1

398 Field Avenue

Crestview, FL 32539
$20,000.00
Subdivision: Crestview

  • 3
  • 1
  • 1025 ft2
MLS ID: 606880
6610 Bill Lundy Road, Laurel Hill, FL 32567 - 1

6610 Bill Lundy Road

Laurel Hill, FL 32567
$105,500.00
Subdivision: Metes And Bounds

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1128 ft2
MLS ID: 701568
288 Chestnut Avenue E, Crestview, FL 32539 - 1

288 Chestnut Avenue E

Crestview, FL 32539
$30,000.00
Subdivision: Metes & Bounds

  • 3
  • 1.5
  • 865 ft2
MLS ID: 706632
6524 East Bay Blvd, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 - 1

6524 East Bay Blvd

Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
$267,500.00
Subdivision: Lagniappe Beach

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1296 ft2
MLS ID: 713939
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