Some out of state people might think I’m referring to banana benders; the name given to people living in the sunshine state. But I’m talking about the unique architecture of the original wooden homes built especially for the sultry climate.
A veranda often skirts three sides of these houses making them ideal during the summer months. It keeps the sun off the outer walls as well as providing outdoor shade. A hallway from the front door usually runs right through the middle of the house to the back door to allow a breeze to snake through into every room. While these features are commendable in a sub-tropical climate, it’s the extra details I admire: the added wood trimmings or the lattice doors that add to the house’s appeal.
But do I want to own one? Although I appreciate these houses, I’m aware of all the necessary work involved to keep them well maintained. No thanks.