See the Front Porch of this Dream Cottage

See the Front Porch of this Dream Cottage
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Text by Katie Wood

Tucked away from the Florida sun, this shady Seagrove cottage welcomes friends and family for afternoons of fun in this seaside resort. The cottage’s crisp white exterior shines bright against its vibrant red double doors that open to an inviting screened-in front porch boasting a rich family history.

See the Front Porch of this Dream Cottage
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Lucy Armour says she and her husband, Jim, love decorating with things they’ve inherited from their families. Stepping onto the spacious front porch, the familial love is obvious, as the majority of the furnishings have been passed down from their grandparents. Not only have the Armours furnished the space with family treasures, the porch also pays the family another special tribute. “Jim’s grandparents had a house in the same spot ours is in,” Lucy explains. “We had to tear it down, but when we rebuilt, we wanted to make the front porch look just like the porch on the original house that everybody had used.”