Recently, I visited Wormsloe, featuring the unbelievably beautiful mile-long avenue of Live Oaks. During that trip to Wormsloe, I stumbled across a lovely community located along the Skidaway River called Isle of Hope. According to Wikipedia, “Early maps refer to Isle of Hope in French as L’Isle Desperance (modern French: L’Île d’Espérance). Legends abound of pirates using the island to hide their treasure, and generations of children have gone digging hoping to find it.. History also states that French Huguenots used the island as a place of refuge for fleeing persecution.”
After our visit to Wormsloe, we went exploring and happened upon this marina along the Skidaway River.
Just outside the entrance to the marina, a street ran along the edge of the marina and the river. It was lined with homes that had us oohing and ahhing. There were too many wonderful homes to share in one post so I’ll share the rest in a second post tomorrow morning. As wonderful as these are, the homes in the second post turned out to be my favorites, so you’ll definitely want to see Part II of this Isle of Hope home tour. Some were so picturesque, I would even call them “storybook homes.” Don’t you love that name, Isle of Hope?!
Several of the homes on this street appeared to have their ceilings painted “haint blue.” Folklore has it, painting your porch ceiling blue will keep evil spirits away from your home. Back in the day, folks also thought it would deter bugs/flies from hanging around on the porch since they would think the ceiling was the sky and wouldn’t land. 🙂 I just love how it looks.
See the doggie on the front porch? We saw so many cute dogs on this street. 🙂
There’s another doggie on this front porch…do you see him?
This home is for sale. You can view the real estate listing HERE.
Love this raised cottage.
I wonder if this home used to have a double porch and they closed in the lower section. I never like to see them closed in.
This home has a big screened-in porch. Normally, I prefer to see screened-in porches on the back of the home; but the view of the marina and Skidaway River across the road makes having the screened-in porch on the front a great idea.
Stop back by tomorrow morning for Part II of this Isle of Hope home tour. Some of my favorite homes were toward the end of the street and you are going to have a fit when you see them!
Update: You’ll find the second part of this Isle of Hope tour here: Isle of Hope Home Tour