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After completing our second round of tours through the 2019 Southern Living Idea House, we donated proceeds from ticket sales to our very own Main Street Society in Amelia Island.


Crane Island’s River House is the gathering place for the Island. A scale fitting of the 113 property owners who will live here. A place to meet friends, share the tales of the day. A place to work out, a place to swim a lap, a place to watch the sun go down and celebrate the day you just lived. Come and explore the details of The River House from detailed plans, animation and inspiration images. We hope you enjoy.

The River House

The Backyard – Amelia & Fernandina  Beach September 2019  – Crane Island – Fernandina Beach Florida. As the summer season is winding down, we wanted to reflect on our recent successes and share a progress update about the big things happening on Crane Island this year! Recently we announced record property closings, the 100% completion […]

Progress – September 2019

Across the South, porch ceilings have been painted variations of a pale blue. This tradition of the porch ceiling being painted blue came from the Gullah who lived in Georgia and South Carolina. You can now find “haint blue” porch ceilings through the Northeastern States in addition to the many Southern homes with this quaint […]

Haint Blue : A Southern Tradition

Crane Island : Savour life from the porch, sunrise to sunset.  We didn’t have to spend much time dreaming or thinking what kind of community we envisioned Crane Island to be. In fact, being on Amelia Island was enough inspiration for the whole team to see that porch life was a vital part of making […]

Porch Life

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