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The Artful Cottage

The Artful Cottage

It only took one look for Hilary Mullarkey to know that the house framed by oak trees was what she wanted, a place where she and her three children could come together.

April 2013
A Home For All Ages

A Home For All Ages

Just looking at the house from the street you would never know there is a “hidden room” above the garage.

March 2013
Worth The Wait

Worth The Wait

Like many of us who have chosen to call Vero Beach home the couple from suburban Washington, D.C., had visited family and friends often enough to know that this was where they wanted to plant roots of their own.

February 2013
Renovation With Inspiration

Renovation With Inspiration

Everything she envisioned it could become is now a reality and she’s not shy about expressing how she feels.

December 2012
Perfect Point of View

Perfect Point of View

With views of the Indian River Lagoon visible from every room in the three-story house, the scene is ever-changing.

November 2012
It's Never Too Late To Dream

It's Never Too Late To Dream

Peggotty Worthington Gilson, a resident of Windsor, evolved into an architect by a long and circuitous route. Her mother’s brother, John M. Johansen, was a member of the Harvard Five, a famous group of architects who studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard and designed modern houses in New Canaan, Conn., in the 1950s.

June 2012
Green House By The Sea

Green House By The Sea

“We restored the beach house not just because we wanted to live next to the ocean, but also out of a sense of legacy,” says the owner of a 1940s beach cottage. He continues, “A large Mediterranean house had been approved for the site and it would be a shame to have lost a simple beach house and a small piece of Vero Beach history to a 21st-century monstrosity.”

April 2012
A Home Filled With Priceless Memories

A Home Filled With Priceless Memories

One would be hard put to find a house on the barrier island that remotely resembles the aqua-colored one in Old Riomar. This rambling, multi-era “beach cottage” is perhaps best defined for what it has not: concrete block, drywall, irrigation and air conditioning. But most of what it does have is also distinctive, most notably the sash-weight windows and good heating.

April 2012
The Electrifying Saga Of “Marie’s Folly”

The Electrifying Saga Of “Marie’s Folly”

Marie Stiefel says “I am old enough to have lived through the energy crisis of the ’70s, which taught me a few things.” Waiting in line for hours for gas started her thinking about energy and began what has become a passion for her: learning about alternative energy. Today she and her daughter, Lili, fund bright energy ideas with their family foundation.

March 2012
Mystery Of The Mangroves

Mystery Of The Mangroves

In the Florida Keys where I spent my youth, exotic plants and animals were commonplace. There were deer the size of poodles and land crabs as big as dinner plates. There were great white herons, short-tailed hawks and short-eared owls. There were sunburned trees with wood as hard as nails, and about as buoyant. The rich tapestry of oddball organisms would have given Darwin pause.

March 2012