Our team is currently hard at work on our 2016 Showhouse in the Hamptons, and NEWSFLASH: It's going to be one of the most gorgeous beach houses ever. Don't believe me? Take a peek at the rendering:
While our hardworking team works on the home's electrical wiring and all that jazz, check out this Showhouse trivia! (Meet the builders of our 2016 Showhouse here.)
DID YOU KNOW: This is our 28th (!!!) Showhouse, but it's the first to be located in the Hamptons.
DID YOU KNOW: Our first-ever Showhouse was located in Charleston, South Carolina. Since then, we've had SIX more Showhouses in South Carolina, including one in I'On in Mount Pleasant (2009) ...
... and one on Daniel Island (2013)!
DID YOU KNOW: Our 2009 Showhouse was in Southport, North Carolina, which was also voted our 2015 Happiest Seaside Town! (See one reason—there are many!—we love Southport.)
Three of our other Showhouses have also been in North Carolina: two on Bald Head Island, and one in River Dunes.
DID YOU KNOW: Virginia has been the site of two of our Showhouses: one in Chesapeake Bay, and one in Norfolk (pictured below).
DID YOU KNOW: In addition to our Showhouses, we've also had three Holiday Coastal Cottages—because what could be better than Christmas at the beach? (And we know it's not Christmastime anymore, but how cute is this storybook Rhode Island bungalow all dolled up for the holidays?)
DID YOU KNOW: This year's Showhouse designer, Meg Braff, is also a decorating columnist for Coastal Living. (Find out how to submit your own design questions to Meg here!)
DID YOU KNOW: Florida is home to FOUR Showhouses: one in Carillon Beach (1999), one in Watercolor (2001), one in Mirabay (2004), and one in Rosemary Beach (2012, pictured below):
Our 2003 Idea Condo was also in Florida—Bonita Springs, to be exact!
DID YOU KNOW: This year's Showhouse will be our THIRD Showhouse in the Northeast. In 2006, our Showhouse was located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island ...
... and two years later, we had a Showhouse in Scarborough, Maine:
Even with all the East Coast love, we've also headed West for SIX of our Showhouses!
DID YOU KNOW: The Lone Star State has hosted our Showhouse three times:
Once in South Padre Island, Texas (2000) ...
… once in Galveston, Texas (2008) ...
... and once (last year!) at Cinnamon Shore.
DID YOU KNOW: Three is a magic number. The West Coast has been home to three of our Showhouses:
Pacific City, Oregon (2006) ...
... Seabrook, Washington (2010) ...
... and Coronado, California (2014).
DID YOU KNOW: The Coastal Living team is based in Alabama, so for our 10th anniversary Idea Cottage, we headed a little further south, to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for a Showhouse in Bon Secour Village.
DID YOU KNOW: You can help Meg Braff choose the products for this year's Showhouse! Vote on your picks for design elements here, and enter to win a VIP trip to the Hamptons.
Want to know about all things 2016 Showhouse? Come back to the blog in the coming weeks for more construction updates and insider Showhouse scoop.