A lot of us seem to like Rosemary Beach and I'm no exception. I'm not sure how much of this might be to do with the fact that we were hosted by town architects Ron Domin and Doug Bock on our first night there, and toured around by Doug (video coming soon) on our second visit because there's unquestionably something that's added to the experience of a place by the people you meet.
After the lead up on Alys, that it was the culmination of a twenty year journey towards personal privacy along this beachside strip that runs from Seaside to Rosemary Beach, I was prepared to be wowed. However, the reality was more exclusive magazine than a place I'd be comfortable to call home.
There aren't many contemporary homes in Seaside, but that's not because they aren't allowed to be there. What's interesting is that while the architectural code does allow for different expression, it hasn't, by and large, occurred.