Local architects are recognized for outstanding design.
Toby Hill passes the reins to his son Chris, in the first story of our series about the next generation of local family-run businesses.
ELC Junior Interpreter welcomes readers into an inspiring butterfly garden.
Explore Immokolee, a beautiful local home where history cascades from one room to the next.
Everyone has their own "How I Came to Vero Beach" story. For the Gillmores, it includes two generations, several countries and a partnership with local firms who understood the family's vision and transformed a John's Island home into a light-filled waterfront retreat.
When Dr. Felice Haake temporarily exchanged her hospital scrubs and stethoscope for a sketchbook and idea board, beautiful things happened — she and her husband designed the Vero Beach residence of their dreams.
Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds on the planet, but they are robust and intrepid travelers. Keep an eye out, Vero Beach, as these diminutive endurance athletes may pay a visit to your yard during their next expedition.
When Melissa and David Bowser decided to renovate the John's Island condo that had belonged to Melissa's parents, they handed over the keys to a team of carefully chosen professionals, crossed their fingers and waved goodbye. It really came down to the trust factor.
Robert Horne and Dottie Emmons Horne met later in life, but they are making their years together count. Nowhere is this more evident than in the vibrant Vero Beach home they designed and built together.
Gardens have long been part of Winnie Mortenson’s life.
Along with added sunshine, Jill and Peter Weise’s move to Vero Beach came with the construction of a family home perfectly suited to their needs.
Florida’s real estate market is robust, radiating good health in two important areas, according to the Florida Realtors Association.
When women band together, they’re unstoppable — and with seven local women-owned-and-operated stores joining forces grassroots-style to launch a neighborhood, this time they’re out to change the face of the city.
Noreen knew what she envisioned would become a reality when the time was right.
Michael and Sandy Mandel moved to Vero Beach entirely by accident — though it turned out to be a fortuitous one.
Nature has been put at a distance, enjoyed in small doses outside the day-to-day demands of our civilized world.
These miniature trees are living works of art that may be handed down from generation to generation, carefully tended through centuries of history.
“I went along with Dennis, not thinking it would turn out to be anything we would seriously consider,” she muses. “Neither one of us had ever been to Vero Beach, so we had no idea what it was like.”
Lakela’s mint is a severely endangered aromatic shrub whose only known habitat is a strip of land about 3 miles long and less than half a mile wide in northern St. Lucie and southern Indian River counties.
“We found the plan, the architecture — really the whole thing — intriguing, but this was long before we were even thinking of buying a house in Florida,” Lisa Segalas shares. “However, what we saw in the pictures sent to us stuck in our minds for a couple of decades.”
The story of one cheery yellow Vero Beach residence really begins a thousand miles away and 15 years ago, when homeowner Pamela Harmon was introduced to world-renowned architect Errol M. Adels.
The home — built in the Georgian Revival style, the roots of which date back to a look popular in the 18th and 19th centuries — originally sported interior appointments that bent toward the traditional, and understandably so.
Unlike the majority of Windsor’s two-story residences that reflect the private community’s signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture, the Evanses’ single-story home bears a distinctive Latin American flavor.
“I started the company out of my house,” recalls Visual Comfort CEO Andy Singer, who had been a manufacturer’s rep in college and after graduation.
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