Thursday, January 31, 2013

Twice as Nice!

You bet, Ken and Kathy, were one of the first 12by20 blogs posted on this site.  I loved their 12x20 coach house, but recently they moved upped (is that a word??) to a larger coach house, a 12x24.   

An increase of 4' in coach house length is huge ... the bonus space was well planned out by Ken and Kathy.  Remember, living in an RV every inch is considered ..... so is the case in coach house living.
Check out the easy care flooring ....  it really looks like wood but is easy care
Ken and Kathy's coach house was designed for entertaining and relaxing, they have a full kitchen, full bathroom, a sleeper sofa and dining.  Out of town guests will love staying here.  And, of course in the right front corner is a TV -- yep, with surround sound.

The trendy 'beachy' feeling was carried out well with the beautiful blue tile and soft blue walls.
What is great about this coach house are the windows on both sides AND the french doors that open to the front of the RV site.    Rv'ers love the outdoors and during the winter, 70-degree days and the breezy Texas winds makes living in this area of the country just about perfect. 

A full kitchen in a coach house -- you bet!  
Compact and carefully planned, making a dinner for friends and neighbors so easy!

I love this coach house, Ken and Kathy are hand's on and did the majority of the work themselves.  
A corner shower maximized the use of the bathroom space.

Ceramic tiled shower kicks the bathroom style up a notch.  Carrying out the blue & white color theme in to the bathroom -- well done!
This coach house has a back door to their private patio.  Tucked in the hallway is the stacked washer/dryer, bulkhead cabinets for additional storage and yet - ANOTHER window. 
Bright and airy!
The hallway light fits the beach theme well.

Thanks Ken and Kathy for sharing your coach house.  
We look forward to having 'sundowners' on the back patio soon!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Road Trip!

An overnight stop became a 4 night stop over in Elberta, Alabama - home to the Lake Osprey RV Country Club.  Opening in 2010 this luxury RV resort is a breathe of fresh air and worth a stop over for anyone traveling (in their RV) through the Gulf Coast.

Any remnants of the BP oil spill are long gone, the beaches are beautiful and the restaurants are doing a booming business ..  yummy raw oysters and their amazing Royal Red shrimp, THE best tasting shrimp,  tasting like mini lobsters were a 'must have' during our visit.
Why am I writing about another RV park?  They now have coach houses!  During the summer two coach houses were completed, so during our stay at Lake Osprey we were given a tour.  Wow, oh, Wow!  They are very nice indeed.

Lake Osprey coach houses are not 12' by 20', but rather 12' by 36', nearly double the size of our 12by20 blog, but they are still designed for the RV'er who desires a luxury place to park their rig.

At night the entire Lake Osprey is aglow with uplighting on the 100's of palms.  The lot owners also added wonderful gardens and uplighting night lighting.  Wowza!  Impressively beautiful.

I love the garden lighting.  My camera caught the lighting too much.  Its actually very dimly lite.

Inside, Jerry and Sherry's little house is a full kitchen with induction cooking and microwave. The workspace is small, but certainly gets the job done with all the creature comforts.

A sofa sleeper for extra house guests .. grandkids!

A full sized bedroom makes for sleeping for four in the coach house.  Jerry made the bed, which has the same bed lifts found in our RV's, creating a ton of storage space beneath the bed.

Outside the patio is concrete stamped.  There is a fire pit and the grill.  RV living doesn't get any better than this!  

Jerry and Sherry planned the outside overhand as a place to store their motorcycle.  When it rains, they can move the table underneath the overhang and still be dining outdoors.

In front of the coach house is a concrete patio set, here Sherry enjoys early morning coffee while greeting neighbors.

This coach house was just completed, the landscaping is young but will look beautiful in no time.

The second coach house is 12x35' and is more than a McMansion, by coach house standards -- it a biggie!.  
Super large, stamped concrete has been stained.

The L-shaped kitchen is complete with a lazy susan, built in stove, microwave, sink and fridge

 Bedroom?  You bet!  A queen size bed and side tables.  There is a stacked/washer dryer in one side of the closet.

 Wahoo, a panoramic photo gives you the full 'feel' of the coach house room.  Did you notice the wall heating and air conditioner.  Both the bedroom and living space have their own units for perfect climate control.  Nice, very nice!

Hope you enjoyed!