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When Daughter Knows Best

When Daughter Knows Best

Very few people have heard of Bayou West, and that’s one of the things that made it so appealing to Jim and Laurie Carney. A unique part of Vero Beach history dating back to the early 1970s, it’s a two-story apartment complex behind the Quail Valley River Club at the end of Riomar Drive. After 40 years, it was beginning to show its age, but when the Carneys decided to return to the seaside town where they had begun their married life they zeroed right in on it.

February 2012
A Treasured Island Home

A Treasured Island Home

When viewed from the road the new home on the river is understated in comparison to many of the others in the upscale community. It’s when you are invited inside that the understated becomes extraordinary, for what you see tells the tale of a husband and wife who knew what they wanted and how to get it.

January 2012
The Lucky Beans Beach House

The Lucky Beans Beach House

It’s not every day that someone knows they’ve found the perfect house within minutes of walking through the front door, yet that’s what happened to John Miller three years ago. After a quick tour of the first floor he took the stairs two at a time to the second, where he counted the number of bedrooms and knew the oceanfront property was just what he had been looking for.

December 2011
The Heart Of The House

The Heart Of The House

Since most Early American houses were small and snug, the kitchen was an integral part of the living and dining areas. The kitchen fireplace was the center of the house and provided heat for warmth as well as cooking. Then, as the population gained wealth and acquired help, homes grew in size and kitchens were relegated to the back of the house where the owner rarely ventured.

September 2011
Preparing For Stormy Weather

Preparing For Stormy Weather

Florida is a paradise with its warm weather and abundance of beaches, rivers, springs and lakes; but sometimes there’s trouble in paradise.

May 2011
New Vision Of The Old South

New Vision Of The Old South

In the midst of the village of Windsor stands a spacious and stately house which quietly and appropriately manifests its Southern antecedents.

May 2011
A Change In Personality

A Change In Personality

When they saw the oversized lot abundant with impressive oaks, they knew they had found the perfect property. The house itself, however, was another matter.

April 2011
Bringing Bermuda To John’s Island

Bringing Bermuda To John’s Island

When Bob Lyles saw the house set back from a quiet, oak-shaded street in John’s Island his first thought was what a beautiful setting.

February 2011
Island Real Estate-Paradise For a Song?

Island Real Estate-Paradise For a Song?

Buying a home during a real estate bust might seem daunting, but the experience was pleasurable and glitch-free for Gainesville transplants Dr. and Mrs. Wayne and Maggie Creelman.

January 2011
Home By The Sea, Revisioned

Home By The Sea, Revisioned

A perfectly functional condo, with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic but in need of an update, is revisioned for the 21st century.

January 2011