by Armed With Passport
Miromar Lakes, Florida
July 2, 2001
I was, however, impressed with how comfortable and relaxing this place was. The house is ringed by a massive porch containing many cozy chairs, recliners, and rockers. The owners have taken the time to have homey things laying around, such as cookie jars filled with goodies, old board games (Yahtzee!), and easy reads (paperbacks and magazines). They have a snifter of brandy and chocolate waiting for you when you turn in to bed, but I appreciated nearby fridgeful of soda even more.
The building is more than a century old and was originally known as the Brodie-Pinkussohn House. All rooms are full of antiques, of course, in the let''s-not-leave-a-bit-of-the-room-uncluttered style that is distintly Victorian. I imagine the rooms were expertly decorated in Victorian style, but as I mentioned before this is really lost on me.
One of the room cleaners, an African-American woman nicknamed Lil Bit, was very friendly and interesting to talk to.
From journal Low Country Crown Jewel: Charleston