Monday, July 1, 2013

Dream Home in Ormond Beach


 Above is our coveted Dream Home. it is a Santa Lucia Plantation cottage, built in 1886 from vertical palm logs. It is in Ormond Beach Florida. It is a short 3 block street, covered by old trees and no through traffic. just us Coveters
Our dream since 1985 was to retire at Ormond Beach... maybe someday
                           

We found our dream home in 1987 just 100 years after they built it, my photo of it hangs on our kitchen wall. Just steps from the beach and steps to the Saint Johns River.. now it is 127 years old.

For all these years, each time we go to our favorite beach, we drive by and sit and stare and declare we will offer them millions if we ever win the lottery.  NOTE: i am not posting the address just in case one of my readers has millions...


These two homes are on the same street and neighbors to our dream home. Above is Talahloka hunting lodge, also built from palm logs and built in 1886.

Below is Trappers Lodge, built of logs in 1876

     to see how i would decorate my home go to
                                                            Jack Hanna's Log Cabin

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All photos from Google Earth using my Snip Tool and maps.


 and now we know How they take the photos for Google Earth Maps... tomorrow post, why we love Ormond...
 

33 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, Oh it is fun to dream. It's interesting to see the Google Earth Street View car!

Ann said...

Well I like your dream house, I have one too and it looks a lot like Jack Hanna's log home.

A Quiet Corner said...

Sandra, I am so glad you shared that log home. I knew you always loved log homes but now I ALMOST wish YOU win the jackpot!...:)JP

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Love your dream home. :-)

Interesting...... that pic taking car.

Hope all our new posts, show up somewhere, today, for our Dear Readers!
"Auntie"

RoeH said...

I'd love to drive one of those cars and go around Google Earthing. I also want that first cabin. *sigh* Dream. Dream.

Madi and Mom said...

Woohoo maybe we can buy it as a group which will cut the cost!!

Happy wet Monday P O U R I N G
cats, dogs and elephants here.
Hugs C

GOOSE said...

I can see why that is your dream home.
Blessings,
Goose

From the Kitchen said...

Does it have a guest room? I want to come.

Best,
Bonnie

Susannah said...

Oh...the dreams we have. I can see why you would love it. AND ...all that vegetation...Bob would go nuts!

Cranberry Morning said...

Sorry, but I just put a downpayment on your dream home. lol but I'll let you come sip lemonade with us.

LOVE your amazing Fourth header, Sandra!!!

TexWisGirl said...

the vertical log construction is really cool! happy lotto playing to you!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I will race you to that little cottge... I want that place too.

So that is how they do google map!

gregory urbano said...

That looks like the photo in the dictionary under dream home, good idea not posting the address!!

Gail said...

I can understand why you love it.

Rose said...

I think I would like your dream home, too...

Kathy said...

A cottage on the beach sounds perfect to me!

LC said...

Yes, that is a wonderful palm log dream house. It invites dreaming.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Keep on dreaming.It is a beautiful house.

DawnTreader said...

I can see how it might appeal to you jungle people ;)

SweetMarie said...

Your dream home is so pretty! The yard is beautiful! If I win millions, it's yours! Hey, you never know. :)
The Google maps car is a hoot!

Ginny said...

Jack Hannah has the perfect log cabin, he must have had Nate Berkus decorate it!! Even the bird house matches the TREE! BUT I like your dream house better, it is SO cute! I love the sweet little roof! I cannot wait to see what the cops and the Google car are all about!!!!! A Google CAR...seriously??? What a find!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's good to have dreams, Sandra.Are you playing the lottery?

Deb said...

love love love it....what a beautiful place...

Chatty Crone said...

Well I hope you win the lottery and get your dream home. How far is that from you? Beautiful! sandie

diane b said...

Chatty wrote what I wanted to say. It does look a lovely home and a beautiful area. Sometimes there are problems with owning an old house.

Betsy Adams said...

OH My Heart... Glad you didn't give me the address... I might just have to move into that place with you two!!!!!! ha.... NO--I don't have a million yet... Hubby keeps telling me I need to "PLAY" in order to WIN the lottery... Huh????? Didn't know that! ha ha ha.

I always wondered how Google map photos are taken. NEAT... AND I love that red Prius!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I can understand why you covet this home -- it's delightful. I hope you soon come into your millions.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a really neat looking dream house. The vertical log construction is very interesting. I love the way you would decorated especially that tub.

We had one of the Google maps cars here a few months back. I saw it twice but both times I was driving and couldn't get a photo.

Eva Ason said...

I love that first cabin, wouldn't mind having one of those one day. What a beautiful place to live at :) Have a great week!

Betty Manousos said...

love your dream log home.
that is a really great looking log house.
what an amazing place!

Catherine said...

I've seen the google Earth vehicles driving thru the city before. Very cool.
xo Catherine

Dee said...

Oh my...I love it too. If I when a gazillion dollars I will buy it for you :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I want one! That cabin would be a dream come true for me. I love it.