The Architecture & Design Issue

JULY 2020

They say home is where the heart is, and our hearts reside on the beautiful white-sand beaches of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast! With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many people to rethink the idea of home and where they want to live and work, the coastal region along Scenic Highway 30-A—with its unique beach communities and rural yet sophisticated personality—has seen a boom in real estate sales this spring. We’ve rounded up some of the area’s top agents and brokers to discuss this dynamic shift. Explore the gorgeous townscape of Alys Beach in our cover story, peruse the special luxury real estate section for your own dream beach house, and then get insight as you discover artist Christian Calvin, warrior-turned-philanthropist Geoff Speyrer, and much more.