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In our MLS we have the option of choosing the style of dwelling. One of the choices is Florida style.


This raises a lot of questions. Just what is Florida style? Is it the typical 3/2/2 concrete block with some sort of columns in front? Is it the old Florida raised cottage on stilts? Does it have to be Florida colors? Is it one or two story? Does it have a porch? Does the lanai count in this style?


I understand Tudor---we don’t have many of those in Florida---Key West, ranch, Spanish/Mediterranean, A Frame, custom home, but what exactly is a Florida style?


Roxanne Moore, Realtor

Shannon Moore, Realtor

Prudential Florida WCI
North Port, Port Charlotte, Venice


Comment balloon 8 commentsShannon Moore • July 18 2006 07:33AM


It must come with mosquito netting.
Posted by Please visit LinkedIn Instead (This social network is no longer updated.) over 12 years ago
I think Florida style is recognised by the existence of a Pink Flamingo in the front yard and a big bass mail box. But I could be wrong:)
Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 12 years ago
Cute comments! Keep them coming :)
Posted by Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte (Green Lion Realty) over 12 years ago
Sorry I can't help... probably 99% of our homes are Brick and those are marked as "traditional" style homes.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 12 years ago
Florida Style homes to me (living in Florida) are homes that are usually one story, open floor plans with the back of the house fully windowed with most living space taking place in the back of the house to be able to enjoy views of nature preserves, lakes, pools and water ways. Many of these will have covered lanais and screened rooms. The Florida style is all about the indoor/outdoor living experience that we soooo enjoy in Florida.
Posted by A Timeshare Broker, Inc (A Timeshare Broker, Inc.) over 12 years ago

I just arrived in Florida this afternoon. My response is "soggy".


Kristal in humid Orlando

Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 12 years ago
Why do people put those big cages on the back of their homes? We have those at the Denver zoo, but we keep animals IN them.
Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 12 years ago


Here the cages are to keep the animals out!  aka flies,  mosquitos, etc.!  It allows us to open up the entire house to the pool area without dealing with annoying bugs....and yes those nasty lovebugs too!

Posted by Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate (People's Choice Realty Services LLC) about 12 years ago