Somersisle Terrace and The August

Real Estate at Alys

Somersisle Terrace and The August

Alys Beach is pleased to announce Somersisle Terrace and The August, two unique ownership opportunities, both to release Spring 2024.

Somersisle Terrace
Designed by Khoury Vogt Architects, Somersisle Terrace will offer 10 total residences, each with four bedrooms plus media room.

“Lining Alys Beach’s ‘Main Street’ leading from its town center to the Gulf of Mexico, Somersisle Terrace occupies a prominent place between the retail and resort offerings at either end. As such, it is modeled after the grand Terrace Rows of Georgian London, rising four stories above an elevated stoop and landscaped dooryard. Second floor living affords Gulf views from the front porch and balcony, while an elevated loggia, court and pool on the west side enjoy the western sunset. Four-bedroom suites are distributed on three floors with the principal suite, on the third floor, afforded its own private porch and balcony above the common one below. Above it all, a generous fourth-floor eastern terrace forms an outdoor living room while a western one offers alfresco dining before the setting sun. Both enjoy sweeping panoramic views overlooking the town and Gulf.”
— Khoury Vogt Architects

The August

“Before this building was known as the August, it was known informally as the Flatiron, a reference to its unusual but memorable shape. The most famous Flatiron building is the one in New York between Fifth Avenue and Broadway at Madison Park- similar in length to the August, though narrower. But many cities had buildings known as Flatirons for their similar shapes. Most every city has sites between converging streets like Alys Beach’s South Somerset Street and Castle Harbor. And these buildings are almost always thought of fondly or proudly. So the August may be first known and recognized for its shape.

It is in a little precinct near the Beach Club and the Gulf-front Plaza. There is no other modern neighborhood like this in Florida, an urban setting of different building sizes, near an extraordinary beach and further distinguished by the unusual views where streets come to the Gulf from the back of the town. The building’s most memorable aspect may be its narrow end with a large round porch, but the convex Juan Bermudez Crescent produces aspects just as nice and just as memorable that face the rest of the town. Somerset Street, starting on the north side of Alys Beach near the pine woods, is or will be one of the most beautiful streets in Florida. South Somerset descends from 30-A and then rises again at the plaza to provide a great path to the water.

But for those who will live here, there are other reasons this building is singular and
attractive. It is on a small block and surrounded on all sides by streets. There are no common property lines between the August and adjacent buildings, and so there are no buildings close by to diminish views or privacy. Owing to the shape of the building, most residences are corner units with two street exposures and an extraordinary amount of exterior walls bringing in lots of daylight. It is hard to take the measure of this building because everything is a little overscaled. Windows that don’t seem that tall from the street turn out to be nearly floor to ceiling and in many rooms, almost fill an outside wall. And once you are inside, there will be little sense of adjacent residences but there will be every sense of the bigger setting.”
— Scott Merrill; Merrill, Pastor and Colgan Architects

These are preliminary renderings for perspective and sense of place; details are subject to change. For more information, contact the sales center at 850.213.5500 or stop by the sales office at 18 North Charles Street, Alys Beach, Florida 32461.