Located along the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach is one of America’s premier new urban community. Faced on one side by the sea and the lush green pine forests known to Florida on the other, the town of Alys beach stands in contrast by taking influences from Bermudian, Andalusian, and Moroccan vernaculars.
The Dannelly and the Varian are Alys Beach’s two newest mixed-use buildings completing its town square and serving as a focal point to the amphitheater. Four floors of residences afford views of the Gulf, while the main levels of the two buildings offer boutique shops and restaurants. The hexagonal tower of the Dannelly anchors the center with its rising chamfered arches and deco inspired pilasters cradling a crowned private terrace for a fourth-floor residence. The Varian continues as a compliment to its sister structure by repeating the deep chamfered arches along an arcade, leading pedestrians to restaurants, cafés, and shopping. A formal entry lobby in both structures lead to three unique floor plans all with a private outdoor terrace facing the town center. Classical plaster profiles on the interior coupled with materials such as poured terrazzo flooring, further reinforce the shapely deco architectural details of the exterior façade.