Look!: FL Rental Modeled on a Chesapeake Bay Landmark

Look!: FL Rental Modeled on a Chesapeake Bay Landmark

Colleen Quinn
Aug 12, 2008

On our recent trip to Amelia Island, we were delighted to discover a series of vacation rentals modeled after lighthouses- they were an unexpected bit of whimsy among the more traditional condos and beach houses on the strip. Our favorite is Katie's Light, pictured above. Modeled on the Thomas Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, Katie's Light was originally built by the owners of Amelia Island's Elizabeth Point Lodge to serve as their home on the island, and it still has a homey feel now that it is used as a vacation rental...

We weren't able to get inside because the house was rented out, but we did find some pictures of the interior on the website. We love how the bunk beds, cabinets and bookshelves pictured above are all built-in to take advantage of the high sloped ceiling, an idea that should translate well to any attic bedroom conversion. Though we appreciate the warm wood in most of the room, experience with a similar ceiling in Sarajevo taught us that white is better in a dark and sloping attic.

Have any of our readers had experience converting an unusual space into a warm and inviting living space? If so, point us to your pictures in the comments below and you might find yourself the feature of a future posting...

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