This week I thought it would be interesting to give you an idea of the kinds of houses we have in Port Aransas. I ran out yesterday and took some shots of the various architecture types that one would find here.
The first was taken in what is referred to as “old town,” which is the original settlement.
As you can see plenty of wires. House up off the ground. Pretty typical. You will also find some unique houses. Here is one.
You can also see some houses that have shack-like quality
Notice the boat is bigger than the house. This next one is very unusual. I swear I could hear a wolf call when I stepped out of the car.
Moving away from old town but still near the water, the houses take on a distinct “stilt” flavor. This was the type of construction recognizing the effects of hurricane sea surge. The idea is to let the water run under the house.
Notice the Santa still there. The next is an example of the style of home built away from the water and in more like a subdivision.
This one could be in any city in America. The next is a home right on the beach. This one was built in the seventies, and very few homes are being constructed on the beach anymore.
The newer homes in Port Aransas take on a more palatial tone.
Yes, this is one house. The new architecture is more creative and reflects the southern tropical tradition. Here is a shot of a street in a new development.
Here is an older development but you can see the same influence
I hope you enjoyed the little tour. Last week I ran a poll to see which of five photos should be placed in the header. The winner with over 44% of the vote is candidate number three, the thunderstorm in the Gulf. It is now the header till spring. Here it is again
Thank you all for voting.