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The Colors of Rosemary Beach

A rich palette of colors and architectural forms distinguish the houses of Rosemary Beach from our neighbors. The Rosemary Beach Urban and Architectural Regulations were drafted after an in-depth study of classic, small, waterfront towns of the Caribbean and the southern United States. The adopted town plan and Architectural Regulations reflect the principles of design and material used in West Indies, Saint Augustine, Charleston, and New Orleans architecture. These traditions employed sustainable materials and finishes that would naturally patina in harsh climates, developing character, rather than simply aging. The architecture within these studied communities used a variety of colors to differentiate densely arranged properties from one another. This tradition has been adopted by Rosemary Beach and shall continue as our town matures. While maintenance is required and refreshing and modifications inevitable, we must maintain the character that has created the place we know as Rosemary Beach.