Gallery Of Homes: Sloan

This home has had 4 lives!

Lt. Sloan bought this beach cottage 1976 for $42, 000 while he was in flight training at NAS Pensacola. It was 1050 sf and built in 1969. You can see the east end beach ball water tower in the upper left corner with its original plain white paint job.

The original cottage on the right side was remodeled in 1977 then I built the 3 story addition onto the left side with a 4 story observation tower in 2001.

Hurricane Ivan washed out the block and brick columns of the original cottage in 2004. You can see how the entire original structure is hanging off of its connections to the addition I built in 2001. Wow!

We cut away the straps that were connecting the old section to the first addition then demolished the old structure.

Joe, the demo contractor, wanted to keep the refrigerator in the upper left corner which was full of shrimp from before the storm. I didn't have the nerve to open the door. When he got it home he admitted it was a bad idea.

The first addition was inhabitable while we built the second addition.

Andy salvaged the kitchen sink from the destroyed kitchen and rigged it up on the back porch so they could live in the addition. The rest of their "kitchen" consisted of a hot plate, microwave, small refrigerator, and a salvaged piece of counter top set up in a corner of the living room. Beth said her custom sink worked a lot better than washing dishes in the bathroom sink. A real luxury at the time!

I rebuilt the original section but it was made 3 story this time. It was a tricky task to line up the finished floors and decks precisely on both ends and both levels. The first addition had to be aligned to the original cottage which wasn't perfect to begin with so now we had to align the second addition to the first addition thus preserving the original imperfections. You can't tell it though.

Ivan damage repairs completed in 2007.

Note the tongue and groove wood ceiling.

Living room in the first addition

Bottle nose dolphin surfing off the coast of Africa.
Station one
station 2
station 3


  • 3550 sf living area
  • 4 BR, 4 bath, LR, DR, sitting room, 2 offices
  • Andersen impact glass windows
  • Geothermal heat pumps w/ 6 zones
  • Built-in entertainment center
  • Dumb waiter
  • Storm-tuff features
  • 30 year shingles over peal & seal subroof
  • Networked audio, video, phone, & data
  • Solid oak flooring
  • Ventless gas fireplace
  • 2 WH's with dual heat recovery systems
  • Stainless steel wire rope porch railing

The Sloan residence

This home has been remodeled and added onto 3 times over the past 30 years. Scroll through the pictures to see how it was transformed from a modest beach cottage built in 1969 to the grand beach home that it is now.

"I travel a lot in my business and I could trust Les to pay attention to the details and handle the job in my absence just as if I were there. This home presented a lot of tough challenges along the way and Les handled every one of them. After 2 years of disruption, living in a small camper, then one side of our home, then a double wide in Molino we were so glad to get back in our renovated home. Thanks so much for helping us get our life back. "

~ Andy & Beth Sloan

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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