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Hand Crafted in Vero Beach

Using an impressive array of local talent, Peggy Harvey and High Matheson have created new quarters fit for their small army of 23 children

In an era when custom homes are created with products and talent imported from around the world, it’s refreshing to learn that the talents of our own town gave birth to Peggy Harvey and Hugh Matheson’s exquisite new home in Central Beach.  

All the major players are based in Vero Beach: Randall Paul Wytrval produced the plans, Chick Supplee was the general contractor, Final Touch supplied the cabinets, John Forest of Forest Forms built many of the furnishings, Peter & Rita’s Upholstery constructed the custom pieces and Jackie Powers Cox created the window treatments, pillows and dust ruffles.
The mammoth job of designing the interiors and coordinating the workmen rested with Lin Roller Menard, co-owner of Ambiance Interiors & Art Gallery on Beachland Boulevard.  

In 1986, while living in Mineola, Long Island, Peggy Harvey’s husband, Bernard, was involved in a catastrophic accident that left him brain-dead. “He needed a nursing home, and I was advised to get out of New York,” she recalls. “My children suggested Florida.”

Read the entire article in the September 2000 issue