Vern Yip has had a love affair with Rosemary Beach, FL, since the ’90s, when he first visited the town and fell for its walkable, bike-friendly layout. In 2014, he and husband Craig Koch built a dream home there. But just two years later, someone made an offer on their place they couldn’t refuse. Dream home number two became a possibility when they found a ripe-with-potential property not far from the original one—and it looked right out onto the Gulf of Mexico. Pictured here: Vern and Craig with Gavin, 8, Vera, 7, and dogs Lars (left) and Juno.