Gulf Place, a place to call home (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 02:50 PM.

He started with a 110-lot subdivision, which he situated across from what is now The Vue. The property borders the Santa Rosa Beach Golf course on the west and Gulf Cemetery on the north.

He laid out the now-gated subdivision with walking trails meandering throughout the wooded property.

Andrews was aware of what was being built down the road at Seaside , but he wanted his to be more of a place for permanent residents to live instead of having a resort-type atmosphere. 

To accomplish that goal, he went with bigger lots for larger homes to offer more of a place to live year around instead of to just visit. Lots on the south end offer a Gulf view and residents can easily walk to the beach, the golf course, shopping, or dining.

The subdivision was Phase I.

To the east of the subdivision Andrews constructed townhomes and a community pool that offer a buffer between the subdivision and the Gulf Place town center on the corner, which has work/live units, with many overlooking the Gulf.

The main street running east/west he named Andrews Drive . The one running north/south is Laura Hamilton Boulevard , named for his daughter, who was a toddler when he built Gulf Place .

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