Cottage Style Homes St. Petersburg FL

In recent years the popularity of the Cottage Style Homes has increased. If you’re a big Jane Austen fan (or of any English period piece) this is your decor moment. But don’t just think of an old English Cottage out on the moors…

Cottage Style Homes

This style also works well with the beachy lifestyle in the Tampa Bay Area. Boats and sand can also be classified within the Cottage Style. So how can you implement this typically causal style in your home? Luckily, it’s easy and rather inexpensive.

Cottage Style Homes:  How to Create It

Rule number one: keep it informal. Cottage Style Homes are meant to make your surroundings feel relaxed and calm. Comfort is key here. That’s what you want your guests to feel as soon as they enter your home. The atmosphere of your Cottage Style house is airy, light; it prefers vintage over modern.

Outdoor cottage style

Recycle and Re-use

Do you breathe and live green? Cottage Style Homes are very eco-conscious. Hunt through flea markets, garage and estate sales and your grandmother’s attic for items that can be repurposed. Get creative and turn an old door into a dining table. Natural elements and being in harmony with nature are an important feature with this style.

Cottage Style Homes For Sale St Petersburg FL


The color schemes for Cottage Style also lean to natural hues running from neutrals to pastels. Incorporate floral patterns for an English or country vibe; for a beach side cottage feel use white and navy while adding some nautical elements.

Wood floors are also popular in this style and again reflects the use of natural elements.

Built in cabinets create a cottage style home.

Keep accessories eclectic and avoid matching. Put on display your grandmother’s old china while mixing other finds you’ve scavenged at an antique shop. Throw some slipcovers over your sofa and chairs (and don’t worry about it having to match) to change the look of your room without investing in new furniture. Blend your unique finds and heirlooms throughout your rooms. Display old straw hats, antique keys, books, for your English/French cottage. For a cottage beach look display items from a long ago shipwreck.

If you’re looking for a style that’s cozy and laid back, easy on your budget, and allows you to showcase your family’s heirlooms Cottage Style is a good option.  We are here to help you find your perfect cottage home in St. Petersburg FL and Tampa Bay.  Call Aaron at 727-262-7920 to get your home search started.  Or click here to look for homes on our website.

A cottage style greenhouse.

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Raised in a family of creative entrepreneurs, Aaron Hunt, Realtor St Petersburg FL, guides his clients with the same irrepressible spirit he was surrounded by as a kid. A Florida transplant, Aaron relates well to the out-of-state buyers, retirees, and vacation home-dwellers who make up the bulk of his clientele. He makes no secret of his love for St. Petersburg and its neighboring cities and towns, and it fuels his passion for helping buyers find their dream home.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Aaron grew up on the West Coast. His family owns hotels throughout California, Idaho, and Las Vegas, which has shaped Aaron’s eye for detail and his mind for business. In his subsequent career in the spa industry, he established a high bar for client service designed to cater to every discerning taste. From pampering spa customers to tending to real estate clients, Aaron knows how to take care of people.

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By limiting the number of clients he represents at any given time, he ensures his undivided attention, absorbing every detail so he can deliver outstanding results and exceed expectations. Aaron co-founded Avalon Group, Realtor St Petersburg FL, in 2014 and grew it into the top-rated real estate team in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay out of over 10,000 agents. Some of Aaron's greatest strengths are organizing and leading complex projects, making deals happen, and driving profit.

Aaron negotiates deftly for his buyers’ ideal homes.  Furthermore,  he attracts multiple enticing offers for his sellers’ properties.   Aaron prepares meticulously for every transaction, thoroughly covering every detail so clients encounter no surprise. He also relies on his dynamic support team and vast professional network to ease every facet of a transaction.  Additionally he makes sure to fulfill specific client needs. Aaron, a broker associate and Pricing Strategy Advisor, satisfies his competitive streak when everyone wins.

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Aaron has been a proud Florida resident since 2013. There’s always something interesting to do in St. Petersburg, and Aaron relishes it, exploring the city, traveling, hiking, biking, and visiting with friends. He also enjoys trying new restaurants in the region, especially in neighborhoods where he has homes listed. Aaron takes time to give back to his community by supporting St. Pete Pride and other annual festivals throughout the area.