Rooted in the Caribbean, the elegantly understated style of the neighborhood includes soaring archways, intricate struts supporting large overhangs, oversized dormers, and fascinating rooflines.

The work of some of the area’s most sought-after architects is on display in The Retreat. Currently, approved architects include:


Tom Christ
Christ & Associates

Jeff Dungan
Dungan Nequette Architects

Bill Harris
Allison Ramsey Architects

Hugh Newell Jacobsen
Jacobsen Architecture

Gary William Justiss
Gary Justiss Architect

Tammy Massey
Tammy Massey Architecture

Bobby McAlpine
McAlpine Tankersley Architecture

Carey McWhorter
McWhorter Architects

Scott Merrill
Merrill and Pastor Architects

Ty Nunn
Florida Haus

Cooter Ramsey
Allison Ramsey Architect

Matthew C. Savoie
Matthew C. Savoie Architects

Amy & Chris Stoyles

Ken Tate
Ken Tate Architect

Cheryl Troxel
Florida Haus

Eric Watson
Eric Watson Architect

I believe The Retreat to be the most interesting collection of houses along the beaches of 30A.

— Tom Christ, Christ & Associates Architects and Planners, P.A.

Being attuned to nature is more than being natural—it is thinking in terms of blending in with rather than standing out—but in so doing I believe we actually make a greater impact. To me, that is what The Retreat is all about, and why I love working in such a place of natural splendor. Everyone doesn’t think this way…but some people still get it.

—Jeff Dungan, Dungan Nequette Architects