Archive for Sea Grape Lodge
Every inch of this house on Demere Key (just off Pine Island) is encrusted with seashells. It is mind boggling to think about adhering each and every one of those whelk shells (they look like conchs too) to the outside walls….. much less, collecting all of them together!
The house was originally built by Phil Degraff to be a winter resort and named it Sea Grape Lodge.
The lodge closed a number of years ago and now is a private residence so we tried to be as respectful as possible while driving by in our boat…. but it’s like stopping in front of a house with every inch covered in christmas lights… it’s mesmerizing!
I was on overload with eye candy!
I found some really fantastic history on this house from one of my first ever blogger friends Pam from Small Serendipities. Please click on the link in bold and visit her blog to find out more info on this house that seashells built and maybe give her a little hello.