Harry and Pam Avant enjoy spending as much time as possible at their exquisite vacation home in Watercolor, Florida. Harry has a long history on 30A, falling in love with the area in the early 1990s and having since owned in nearly all of 30A’s planned communities. With a vast background investing in the 30A real estate market, the Avants were discriminating in selecting Watercolor’s Gulf-side prominent location of Park Row Lane.
1. How did you discover 30A? Tell us about your first visit to 30A.
Harry: I originally owned in Sandestin, and enjoyed golfing. I love looking at real estate and took regular drives down 30A for several years, and was so very impressed by the attentive planning of the young new urbanism communities. The control of architectural uniformity was truly special. I knew these communities along this exquisite stretch would develop into the most premiere coastal towns, and when saw the sales trailer pop up in Rosemary I quickly purchased a Gulf-front homesite. I was hooked. Watching these communities develop and grow over a period of more than 25 years has been an incredible experience for me.
2. How did you make the decision to purchase here within the Watercolor community, specifically on Park Row Lane?
Pam: I first came to 30A on a date with Harry and, needless to say, it was a perfect date and I immediately fell in love with 30A. We spent a great deal of time searching for the perfect spot a new beach home. Harry had previously built a home on Park Row Lane, and we both acknowledged that it remains a uniquely exclusive location. We love being so close to the Beach Club and the shops and restaurants of Town Center, while also still having a high level of privacy being that Park Row Lane is bordered by preserve lands and Western Lake. We enjoy the serenity of sitting on our porches overlooking the preserve with a stunning view of nature and absolutely no one in site, while also strolling to the Beach Club for a cocktail at sunset and dinner in Town Center. It is truly the best of both worlds, a quiet and calming retreat and a bustling and fun community. We enjoy the luxury of having both, and realize just what a rare treasure that is here at the beach. This is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
3. What have been the highlights of living within the community of Watercolor
Harry: The pedestrian aspect of the community is a huge part of our enjoyment. We truly take advantage of all of the community amenities of Watercolor and love to walk to eat at all of Watercolor’s restaurants within close walking distance.
4. What is your favorite part of living here? What do you love the most?
Pam: We entertain quite a bit, bringing friends along with us. Sunset cocktails at the Beach Club is a part of our regular routine. We have our list of favorite restaurants all immediately surrounding us. I walk our dogs, Harvey and Lila, everyday. It’s these simple little activities that give us so much joy when we are nestled in such a beautiful environment.
5. What is your favorite time of year here at the beach?
Pam: We absolutely love the Fall and the holiday seasons. The weather here at the beach is so pleasantly enjoyable during the time from October through March, and like most of the “locals” we have found these months to be treasured time.