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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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137 Tall Pine Street, Vernon, FL 32462 - 1

137 Tall Pine Street

Vernon, FL 32462
$79,900.00
Subdivision: Bunker Creek

  • 1
  • 1
  • 580 ft2
MLS ID: 708945
127 Texas Street Ne, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 - 1

127 Texas Street Ne

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
$129,900.00
Subdivision: Park Place 3rd Addn

  • 3
  • 2.5
  • 1599 ft2
MLS ID: 711161
916 Mcfarlan Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 - 1

916 Mcfarlan Avenue

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
$115,000.00
Subdivision: Wright S/d

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1687 ft2
MLS ID: 712042
2114 Wilderness Path, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 - 1

2114 Wilderness Path

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
$124,000.00
Subdivision: Hidden Trails Ph 1

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1223 ft2
MLS ID: 614082
471 Symphony Way, Freeport, FL 32439 - 1

471 Symphony Way

Freeport, FL 32439
$255,000.00
Subdivision: Hammock Bay

  • 4
  • 2.5
  • 2440 ft2
MLS ID: 612627
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
1603 Garrett Mill Road, Baker, FL 32531 - 1

1603 Garrett Mill Road

Baker, FL 32531
$35,000.00
Subdivision: Metes & Bounds

  • 3
  • 1
  • 1138 ft2
MLS ID: 578896
6610 Bill Lundy Road, Laurel Hill, FL 32567 - 1

6610 Bill Lundy Road

Laurel Hill, FL 32567
$107,000.00
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
$33,000.00
Subdivision: Metes & Bounds

  • 3
  • 1.5
  • 865 ft2
MLS ID: 706632
3062 Yorktown Circle, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 - 1

3062 Yorktown Circle

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
$87,500.00
Subdivision: Yorktown At Willow Bend

  • 2
  • 1
  • 875 ft2
MLS ID: 601866
125 Nickajack N, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - 1

125 Nickajack N

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
$585,000.00
Subdivision: Forest Lakes

  • 3
  • 3.5
  • 2041 ft2
MLS ID: 701390
Lot 52 Plantation Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - 1

Lot 52 Plantation Circle

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
$559,840.00
Subdivision: Cypress Breeze Plantation

  • 3
  • 3.5
  • 3094 ft2
MLS ID: 712159
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