Hilton Home In Seacrest Beach - Paradise By The Sea

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by Magic Hour, May 11, 2005.

  1. Magic Hour

    Magic Hour Beach Comber

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have seen the photographs of the Hilton Home at Seacrest Beach posted on this website. What can you tell me about this home? Architect? Owners? Length of construction? Proposed use? :dunno:
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,590
    Likes Received:
    1,214,759
    Location:
    SoWal
    I wish i could remember the architect. I saw a web page about it years ago and can't find it again. I'm going to have to do some digging.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  3. njackie

    njackie Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    10
  4. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,590
    Likes Received:
    1,214,759
    Location:
    SoWal
    Thanks! Click on residences and it's the first one. Fascinating photos and description.


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  5. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    11,446
    Likes Received:
    108
    Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
    Ok, today I am making a formal offer of $500,000 for the house :D
     
  6. Georgian

    Georgian Beach Comber

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's obvious that the Architect spent enormous amounts of time insuring the design blends well with the existing architectural heritage. Would it not be a better design if it blended so well with its' surroundings that it was hardly noticed? Maybe if it was painted solid white it would mesh well Alys Beach.
     
  7. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,648
    Likes Received:
    1,771
    Maybe they could paint it with camo paint. :dunno:
     
  8. FoX

    FoX Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2004
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    off the beach
    Well - some like to be different. And besides, the whole area is different. What heritage do you speak of?
     
  9. JustBeachy

    JustBeachy Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Blue Mtn. Beach
    Perhaps they meant architectural integrity? No, wait.. :wink:

    That is seriously one ugly house..there is no where you could build it that it would compliment the landscape.
     
  10. lenzoe

    lenzoe Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    105
    Location:
    Atlanta/Seagrove
    Oh, I dunno about that. I think it looks really avante garde .... for a concrete plant.

    Still, I'd see the prior offer and raise it by 10K.
     
  11. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,590
    Likes Received:
    1,214,759
    Location:
    SoWal
    It seems to cause reaction. It seems you either like it or not.
     
  12. JustBeachy

    JustBeachy Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Blue Mtn. Beach
    On second thought..it would look totally hot on the moon! :laughing1
     
  13. beachmouse

    beachmouse Beach Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,502
    Likes Received:
    731
    Location:
    Bluewater Bay, FL
    I like it in concept. Love modern architecture in general, and I think they're doing some neat things with it. But I think it really needs to be on a 5-10 acre parcel with the right kind of landscaping/vegetation, including some bigger trees/shrubbery that makes the whole project seem more in scale.
     
  14. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,648
    Likes Received:
    1,771
    I'm indifferent to Charlie's house, but I think if we found such a thing 100 years from now, buried under the sea, divers would come from all over just to see it, and it would draw even more curiosity.
     
  15. JustBeachy

    JustBeachy Beach Lover

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Blue Mtn. Beach
    If it is finished by then?
     
  16. Cork On the Ocean

    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    Seacrest Beach
    One of my favorite architects and one of the most important of the 20th century was Le Corbusier who saw buildings as "machines for living". To me it looks like something he would do in this day. First time I saw it, I thought they used Le Corbusiers chapel at Ronchamps as their inspiration (hope my photo uploaded). Put it somewhere in France and maybe it would be complement the landscape. It does break all rules regarding "blending in" but wasn't that the purpose? Has anyone else heard that stimulus for the house was because they wouldn't let him put up anymore highrises along 30A? Also heard that Michael Jordan used to own the house next to it and fought it tooth and nail. Can anybody confirm any of this. I have great views of both homes and just curious if any of it is true.

    Yes, it messes up our "feel" but it also should increase our property values. If it has half the light detail of Ronchamps and not just the form, it should be quite a masterpiece. Vive innovation, I guess.
     
  17. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    12,457,590
    Likes Received:
    1,214,759
    Location:
    SoWal
    Michael is not true.
     
  18. Cork On the Ocean

    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    Seacrest Beach
    Hey kurt,

    Did michael ever own it? Heard it in several places. Also did Steven Tyler get the idea house in Watersound. When you took the tour the driver was going on about the 4 celebs that bid on it with Tyler at 12 mil
     
  19. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,648
    Likes Received:
    1,771
    Is there a 30-A tour that we don't know about? I guess if the group on the tour bus doesn't know, the driver can say just about anything.
     
  20. Cork On the Ocean

    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    Seacrest Beach
    You've got that right. You had to park back away from the idea house and a little old lady drove a minibus or tram or something. She went on and on about all the stars that have been bidding on it. Personally, I wasn't impressed with the house. Beachfront with no balconies directly facing the water exept for first floor as I remember. Pretty decorating though. Now you can drive all the way back through the subdivision
     

Share This Page