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Design and Realty

From the Ground Up: Follow the Progress!

Meet the Wiggans Family--And Watch Their New Home Go Up! Already part of the Cinnamon Shore Family, this San Antonio family of four is building a new vacation home at Cinnamon Shore South--and we'll walk through the process with them from start to finish! Melissa and Scott Wiggans with daughters Brooke and Blair at their new homesite, Cinnamon Shore (read)

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Design and Realty

Cracking the (Design) Code

The all-important design code gives Cinnamon Shore its identity, its foundation, and its promise of high standards for years to come. Mark Schnell, the urban designer of Cinnamon Shore, lives near Seaside, Florida--famous in the world of architects, urban planners, and designers for its charming look and feel. The Truman Show was filmed there--a depiction (read)

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Design and Realty

Contemporary Comfort

Austin interior designer Chris Beach gave the interiors of this relaxing lakeside home a fresh take. On Chris Beach’s official bio, it says that his design vision is inspired by his home state and by his travels around the world. But when he designed interiors for this brand-new home at Cinnamon Shore South, he also drew on personal experience (read)

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Design and Realty

What Makes a Livable Living Room

Sink into that sofa. Set your cocktail glass on the side table. Get tips for creating a great family room from beautiful beach homes at Cinnamon Shore. The elements that make a living room comfortable and stylish are up for interpretation. But we asked Austin designer Tricia Dabney to share her favorite tips and tricks for creating a cozy space -- like (read)

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Design and Realty

Beach House Blueprints: An Architect Shares His Secrets

Jim Kissling of Kissling Architecture offers insights on designing coastal homes. For Jim, a beach house requires creature comforts that include a cool bedroom after a hot day in the sun and a porch where he can relax. But he's most interested in learning what his clients want. After designing more than 50 houses at our community, he’s integrally (read)

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Design and Realty

What Makes Cinnamon Shore Special

Building an iconic beach town... From the start, Cinnamon Shore established something new, drawing like-minded beachgoers looking for high-quality homes and family-friendly vacations . A first of its kind… The first New Urban community on the Texas Coast, it signaled next-level design and smart town planning that promised a coastal village unlike (read)

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Design and Realty

3 Essentials for Decorating Your Beach Home

Tricia Dabney of High Cotton Home & Design offers advice. One of our expert designers and decorators on the Cinnamon Shore Design Team, Tricia grounds her work in the character and vintage flair. She shows three key ways to  No. 1  Go Vintage. When searching for unique coastal design elements,  Tricia Dabney of High Cotton Home & (read)

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Design and Realty

The Colors of Cinnamon Shore

A palette for sea and shore helps define our community. What color would your coastal dream home be? At Cinnamon Shore, our master plan helps you decide–and it also ensures the community maintains its classic appeal and genuine sense of place. Cinnamon Shore’s town planner, Urban Designer Mark Schnell, called on his wife, nationally known (read)

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Design and Realty

What Makes a Coastal Dream House?

Renting or buying, find the perfect beach home at Cinnamon Shore There are so many choices to make when choosing a home to rent for vacation, buy, or build. And when you're doing it at the coast, people have strong opinions about what makes the perfect coastal home.  The No. 1 Asset Of course, proximity to the ocean is a must. And yes (read)

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Design and Realty

Peek Inside an 8-Bedroom, Beachside Beauty

Named See the Sea, this Gulf-front beauty at Cinnamon Shore South will having you imagining what you could do if you built your own custom home. We can connect you with top area builders and introduce you to respected architects when the time is right to build your own beach house at Cinnamon Shore South. To learn more at Cinnamon Shore Real ty: CLICK (read)

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Design and Realty

New Architects Join Cinnamon Shore Design Team

Meet Two Texas Architects Now Designing Homes at ‘South’!   With our fast-growing expansion at South, we’re working with some of the best design professionals in the South. Now, we’re thrilled to welcome two highly regarded Texas architects to the Cinnamon Shore Design Team: Tim Brown of Dripping Springs, Texas, and (read)

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Design and Realty

Mark Schnell: Our Urban Designer Shares His Vision

Cinnamon Shore Benefits From An Expert At Master Planning The urban designer for Cinnamon Shore, Mark Schnell of Seagrove, Florida, recently reminisced about how Cinnamon Shore started and how it’s delivered flawlessly on the master plan he drafted back in 2006. From a blank canvas of empty shoreline in 2006 to an authentic, beachside neighborhood (read)

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Design and Realty

Master the Master Bedroom

Ideas and Inspiration from the Homes at Cinnamon Shore: There's no other room that should feel as much like a haven as the master bedroom. And in a vacation home, that rule applies all the more. Privacy's important, but you want it to be beautiful, too. Look at some of our prettiest homes for take-aways for your own master bedroom. You (read)

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Design and Realty

Coral Bliss

Bright and Beachy: Tradewinds Outpost Residence Offers Sophisticated Style Designer Courtney Rangel of CGR Designs had one mission when asked to do the interiors at Tradewinds Outpost, our newest residential building at Cinnamon Shore: "When people come to these units, I want them to feel like they've been transported to the beach,"  (read)

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News and Media Mentions

Texas Architect magazine Features Cinnamon Shore

Vacation homes built to last on the Texas Coast Texas Architects  magazine features Cinnamon Shore in its May-June 2020 issue in an article called “Architect-Designed Luxury Developments in Port Aransas Weather the Storm," highlighting how well New Urbanist communities like ours fared during Hurricane Harvey and how new building codes (read)

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Design and Realty

Color of the Year-Coastal Blue!

Classic Blue is everywhere at Cinnamon Shore! A beachy blue has been named the 2020 Color of the Year by the world's most esteemed color experts!  This friendly shade shows up in beach homes all over Cinnamon Shore -- a perfect accent for all-white interiors or a solid choice to stand center stage.  Plus, you'll see it in the (read)

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Design and Realty

Color of the Year 2019

Pantone’s Color of the Year Works at Cinnamon Shore   As bright and fun as a beach ball, this year’s Color of the Year from Pantone feels just right at the coast. We’re celebrating all things coral at Cinnamon Shore.   For 2019, the color gurus at Pantone selected PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral, described as “an animating (read)

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Design and Realty

7 Essential Tips for Decorating Your Beach Home

Owning a home on the beach is exciting, especially when it comes to making it your own.    Whether it's choosing what color to paint the walls, which bedspread to use in the main master, or what light fixtures you want in the living room, decorating your home can be exhilarating, but also overwhelming. With endless articles on home decoration (read)

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Design and Realty

How Three Texas Designers Created a Coastal Modern Retreat

Shore Perfection, a home that truly lives up to its name, is one of the newest additions to Cinnamon Shore. Immediately when you step through the French doors, you are greeted with a cozy living room that blends perfectly together with the dining room and kitchen. In what the builder, Pete Waggoner, describes as “casual elegance,” this vacation (read)

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News and Media Mentions

Walk Through the Texas Monthly Show Home!

Walk Through the Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home!? Open for Tours May 25, 2017 through Labor Day This 3,900-square-foot, five-bedroom masterpiece graces the pages of the June issue of Texas Monthly . But the pages come to life as you walk through the rooms while the home is open for tours this summer – starting Thursday, May 25th and open through (read)