Gallery Of Homes: Shurling




Front porch detail.  Roy installed drip irrigation lines for the potted plants on the front porch from the hose bibb next to the top right garage door.

Surveillance cam left of the front door.

Floor plan

Ground floor foyer inside stair & elevator tower. Doggie door next to the stairs.

Living space with panoramic view of the sound.  The motorized shades above the windows and sliding glass door roll down for privacy.




Elevator door and stair entry door in left rear of photo.


Solatube over the kitchen bar adds natural daylight. Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.

Solatube over the kitchen bar adds natural daylight. Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.





View down the hall behind the living areas toward the entry door.  Laundry and utility closets on the right, bedrooms on the left.

View down the hall behind the living areas from the entry door.  Laundry and utility closets on the left, bedrooms on the right.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Back porch outside the master suite.

Master bedroom.

Master bath.

Master bath.

Front porch looking west.  Stainless steel wire rope railing provides clear view of the sound.

Front porch looking east.

Hall bath.

Hall bath.

Roy's home office.

The Shurlings: Zoe, Roy, Sterling, Tate, Jill, Tyler, and Lola.

Sean installs mosaic tile in the master shower.

Josh installing the plank tile flooring.  This is a great material for the beach.  Looks like real wood and wears well on the beach.

We're using hardiboard lap siding, shake, and board and batten for durability and resistance to cracking from movement associated with piling homes.

The green zip board is a coated sheathing that protects the wood from moisture intrusion and makes the thermal envelope air tight.  Note the black zip tape on each joint.  The zip board is run horizontally to create a straighter substrate for the siding to nail to.  Typical house wrap doesn't do the job as a moisture barrier and is totally useless after it's penetrated with thousands of siding nail holes. Learn more about the zip system here.

Rockin and rollin on the roof decking.

JP & Jarred install the facia board.


The green zip board is a coated sheathing that protects the wood from moisture intrusion and makes the thermal envelope air tight.  Note the black zip tape on each joint.  The zip board is run horizontally to create a straighter substrate for the siding to nail to.  Typical house wrap doesn't do the job as a moisture barrier and is totally useless after it's penetrated with thousands of siding nail holes. Learn more about the zip system here.

Jarred, Keith, and Boe figuring it out.

Sound view from living room.

Gulf view from master bedroom.

Robbie lifts the floor trusses up to the 2nd floor.

Drilling for the anchor bolts.

Jarred marks up the beams for floor truss placement.

Russ racks the pilings into place with a chain fall while Jarred and Keith check alignment.

Getting started

A nice blend of modern design with elements of craftsman styling.  Ground floor walk-up entry with elevator shaft accessible from garage.  Great livable beach home.





Shurling Residence

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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