Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Preservation Awards Indian Rocks Beach and Plein Aire Cottage Artists

Lunch anyone?
Passion flower in bloom
Springtime at Florida's Gulf Coast

Media are always interested in beautiful IRB, Violetta being interviewed by Lloyd Sowers, Fox News

The Plein Aire Cottage Artists Preservation Awards, comprising of a stunning bronze plaque is a much coveted prize.
Several are nominated but only one Business and one Residence will be voted by the members of Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000 and the Plein Aire Cottage Artists.

The Award is Presented to the business and residence that has shown great pride, passion in their property and maintain the character and ambiance of this beautiful seaside town.

The 2011 Award for Business goes to:

and the winner is:

Scruggs Harbor Cottages

Vacationers have been repeatedly coming to stay in these traditional, beautiful cottages, which are right on the Gulf of Mexico, on quiet, sandy Beach Trail.  A short walk from here are the finest privately owned restaurants and businesses. Ice cream, cappuccinos, Cuban sandwiches are all close by.

Triptych painting of Scruggs Cottages  by Plein Aire Cottage Artists Left to Right, Violetta, Mary Rose and Helen

The  Plein Aire Cottage Artist's Preservation Award for a "Residence" goes to:

The Kahl Residence on Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach

This private residence is meticulously maintained by the owners. Of particular interest is the garden.The garden floor is a mosaic of various slabs of granite, meticulously cut and carefully placed. The grout is in mauve and unites the varying coloured granites. Richard, the owner found a dumpster of granite pieces in many colours which he had hauled to his garden, a diamond drill removed the polish to allow for safety when used as an outdoor floor Bamboo trees and tropical flowers adorn the shady garden.  When the granite is hosed off each day, the granite sparkles and it is magical.

Portrait of Sebastian playing in his garden. Portrait by Helen Tilston

Thank you for visiting and your comments are greatly appreciated. 

Have a BEAUTIFUL week

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