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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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205 Casper Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 - 1

205 Casper Drive, Fort Walton Beach Florida 32547

List Price: $69,900.00

Bedrooms: 5

Full Baths: 2

Square Feet: 1844

Subdivision: Metes & Bounds

City: Fort Walton Beach

Zip: 32547

MLS ID: 609646

2114 Wilderness Path, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 - 1

2114 Wilderness Path, Fort Walton Beach Florida 32547

List Price: $137,500.00

Bedrooms: 3

Full Baths: 2

Square Feet: 1223

Subdivision: Hidden Trails Ph 1

City: Fort Walton Beach

Zip: 32547

MLS ID: 614082

2070 Crystal Lake Drive, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 - 1

2070 Crystal Lake Drive, Miramar Beach Florida 32550

List Price: $599,000.00

Bedrooms: 4

Full Baths: 3

Square Feet: 2494

Subdivision: Crystal Lake

City: Miramar Beach

Zip: 32550

MLS ID: 611154

298 Ventana Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - 1

298 Ventana Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach Florida 32459

List Price: $365,000.00

Bedrooms: 4

Full Baths: 3

Square Feet: 1610

Subdivision: Ventana Dunes

City: Santa Rosa Beach

Zip: 32459

MLS ID: 613645

1471 Hwy 98, Mary Esther, FL 32569 - 1

1471 Hwy 98, Mary Esther Florida 32569

List Price: $385,000.00

Bedrooms: 5

Full Baths: 3

Square Feet: 3725

Subdivision: No Recorded Subdivision

City: Mary Esther

Zip: 32569

MLS ID: 602395

102 Chrysler Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - 1

102 Chrysler Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach Florida 32459

List Price: $275,000.00

Bedrooms: 3

Full Baths: 2

Square Feet: 1550

Subdivision: Daughettes Amended

City: Santa Rosa Beach

Zip: 32459

MLS ID: 613632

57 Buttercup Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - 1

57 Buttercup Street, Santa Rosa Beach Florida 32459

List Price: $1,145,000.00

Bedrooms: 3

Full Baths: 3

Square Feet: 1666

Subdivision: Watercolor

City: Santa Rosa Beach

Zip: 32459

MLS ID: 613246

121 Madie Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 - 1

121 Madie Lane, Santa Rosa Beach Florida 32459

List Price: $299,000.00

Bedrooms: 3

Full Baths: 2

Square Feet: 2584

Subdivision: Sea Pines

City: Santa Rosa Beach

Zip: 32459

MLS ID: 613390

209 Clareon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 - 1

209 Clareon Drive, Panama City Beach Florida 32413

List Price: $769,000.00

Bedrooms: 3

Full Baths: 3

Square Feet: 2427

Subdivision: Whites Gulfview Estates

City: Panama City Beach

Zip: 32413

MLS ID: 702199

4502 Parkwood Sq, Niceville, FL 32578 - 1

4502 Parkwood Sq, Niceville Florida 32578

List Price: $235,000.00

Bedrooms: 3

Full Baths: 2

Square Feet: 1769

Subdivision: Parkwood Square Ph 2

City: Niceville

Zip: 32578

MLS ID: 613945

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