The Blue Heron

Home of Amy & Matt Angell
1013 St. John’s Court (Islands of Rockport)

People build second homes for many reasons, but one of the most common is to have a place to welcome family and friends for a getaway from the routine, and hustle and bustle of everyday life. It must be a destination exciting to visit, but relaxing and restful. Located in The Islands of Rockport development, The Blue Heron was built in 2015-16 by Matt and Amy Angell to meet both needs. Named after an iconic symbol of Rockport, the house embodies the importance of nature, the casual sporting atmosphere and contemporary coastal design found in the town. Multiple entertainment areas take advantage of the outdoor activities for which Rockport is known. Yet its cool, calming ash and dove color scheme with natural finishes offer a calm, soothing environment in which to relax. The main living area for the owners is the second floor with living, dining and kitchen areas, and master bedroom suite. The kitchen sparkles with light reflected by the subway tile back splash, granite counters and islands. The master bath is awash in Willow Gray granite, dominated by an extra-large shower. A veranda sweeps across the back east side of the house from which to watch activities below on the large entertainment deck and boat dock on the canal, or catch the view of Redfish Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. The ground floor is devoted to visitors with bedrooms and bath for adults, and a built-in-bunkroom for 6 that every young person will want replicated in their own home.  A custom-made barn door slides open from the bunk room to a mini-kitchen and media room sure to entertain adults and young alike.  A photograph by Rob Greebon of a wooden bridge over sand dunes to a Rockport area beach beckons the visitor to venture outside.  Take a short walk along the terraced backyard and enjoy the coastal breezes and sunshine that are so much a part of being in Rockport and the Coastal Bend.

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Photos by Stephen Fisher.