Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This Little Gem Can Be Yours ...

As I'm sitting here, with the dismal views of rain, I find myself looking at pics of my parent's second home here in North Myrtle Beach.  It "takes me to a better place" as it reminds me of warmer temps and sunny days.  Seeing as most of you guys are dealing with the same kind of icky weather, I thought I'd share their humble abode with you, too!  The even better news is that this home is FOR SALE!  That's right folks ... if you, or anyone you know, has an extra $1,290,000 lying around, and would love a home at the beach, please let me know!

We all affectionately call this home "the creek house."  It sits on a deep water canal with spectacular views and some of the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen!  You can't really see it in this picture, but it has a gorgeous green, tin roof, which helps to put you to sleep on a rainy day when the rains hits the roof (feel free to click on pics to enlarge):

Mom chose to decorate this house in pretty corals, various shades of green and touches of yellows, pinks and whites.  This is the great room on the second floor, which is the main living level of their home.  The most amazing views are right through those sliding glass doors:

One of the master bedrooms is in the background: 

We used to love to enjoy coffee in the morning and cocktails in the afternoon sitting right out here, while enjoying this view.  Close your eyes and listen closely, you can almost hear and feel the breeze blowing through your hair and ripping through the pages of your Star, People or Traditional Home magazine, can't you?  Careful, don't spill your Bahama Mama!

Here is one of two master bedrooms that is on the main level.

The kitchen has beautiful hardwoods and marble countertops.  The cabinets are a beautiful soft, glazed yellow. 

On the third floor is another great room where the kids usually hang out.  There is another balcony through the sliding doors ... I wish I had more pictures of the view to share.  On each side of the great room are bedrooms, each with a private bath.  Also, not pictured, is a large bonus room that could also be used as another bedroom:

One of the 3rd floor bedrooms:

Right down the street is a private wildlife reserve which serves for wonderful evening strolls:

Did I mention that their home is being sold furnished and has an elevator to conveniently bring in all of your flea market, Home Goods and Hobby Lobby purchases?  There is also a floating dock for your convenience AND they are including a boat, too, which currently sits parked in the *ginormous* garage!  All you need to bring is your bathing suit, sunscreen, toothbrush (and checkbook)!

Thanks for letting me share my parents' second home with you today.  As the temps get warmer, I'll take you over to their gorgeous home on the beach where they live full-time. 

For a few moments there, I almost forgot it's cold and raining outside!  Hope you felt a burst of sun and warmer temps, too!

Have a great day,



  1. Boy is that beautiful Becca. How lucky to have such a place, and memories for your family. Good luck with the sale...the new owner will be very lucky! Wish I could buy it...LOL!

  2. Becca, what a beautiful home! The colors are so pretty and the views are GORGEOUS!!! Honestly, with such stunning views, I would imagine it should sell fast. Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

    P.S. Those sofas look so comfy! =)

  3. Wow Becca! I'd love a Bahmama Mama on that porch! It really is a beautiful home. It's all set for a perfect vacation. Best wishes for the sale!

  4. I love looking at beach houses and your parent's home is no exception. I'm a little short in my checkbook but maybe they'll let me put it on "lay-away" (remember when you could put ANYTHING on lay-away?).

    Can't wait to see their other home.


    P.S. Do you think I could order an Appletini on the porch?

  5. Great house! I am currently house hunting, and unfortunately the city we're looking in is very expensive. That would be a deal!

  6. What a gorgeous home Becca! Would love to be having a cool drink on that porch with the sun shining!

  7. What a great house! I'd be so sad that they're selling it.

  8. Becca, my rug is from Dalyn Rug Company, Safari - I added info on my post and a sale right now on Hautelook has a very similar rug for cheap!!


  9. Thanks for the tour of your parents home...it is stunning. I love all of the gorgeous views, that would be enough for me. Well, the boat, too! I wish them luck selling!


  10. Beautiful!! I'm sure the views are breathtaking ~ anything near water like that can't help but be breathtaking. :-)

    Good luck with the sale ~

  11. Such a beautiful home and what a fantastic view. Hugs, Marty

  12. When should I come and we sneak over for a girls get away?!? Their home is just gorgeous! How could someone not want it!

  13. WOW what a view, and the colors are so cheerfull!

  14. How sweet of you to share your parents home with us! I bet you have many wonderful memories of the time that you have spent there. I'm sure your folks have lots of friends. LOL

  15. Becca thanks for sharing your parents home. It's beautiful!!

  16. Wow! Becca the entire home and views are stunning. Good luck on the home selling process. I hope it goes as planned.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  17. Hi Becca, Love your blog and checking in often to see your latest ideas, and many thanks for sharing your great style.

  18. I have those exact same lamps! I found them at Kirkland's on clearance for $9 each! Your dining room looks amazing, but I'm still in love with your old one....brown walls and gold ceiling...I got inspired to paint my ceiling after looking at your pictures. You're very talented.

    -Sandra (from Texas)


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