A Cleveland Cottage Is Reborn In Riomar
Listen to a vintage house and it will tell you what it wants.
Tucked behind a venerable live oak tree rumored to be 300 years old, a 1929 “Cleveland Cottage” sits on a quiet lane in Riomar. The house generates huge curb appeal: a front terrace invites visitors with its fanciful iron chairs, hanging pots of plants and flowers, and picket fence ornamentation.
In the 1920s, a man from Cleveland arrived in Vero Beach and fell in love with the live oaks and ocean breezes on the barrier island. Before long, a whole colony of his fellow Ohioans arrived and settled in, founding the present-day Riomar neighborhood. Among them was a Mrs. James Ford, for whom the 1929 cottage was designed by an architect from the Cleveland firm of Dunn & Copper.
Read the entire article in the January 2014 issue