A Remodeled Retreat

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.

There’s No Place Like Home

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.

Tiny but Tough

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.

The Trust Factor

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.

From the Ground Up

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.

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A Remodeled Retreat

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.

There’s No Place Like Home

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.

Tiny but Tough

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.

The Trust Factor

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.

From the Ground Up

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.

Designing Women

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.

The House Found Us

“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.”

Mint Condition

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.

From Cityscapes to Garden Breaks

“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.”

Driven To Design

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.

Sea-Inspired Respite

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.

Unbridled Beauty

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.

Light It Up

“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.

From Never To Forever

If ever there was a perfect time of the year for Marion de Vogel to introduce her husband, Willem, to Vero Beach, it was in March, the beginning of “mud season” up North — a time when frost comes out of the ground, snow starts melting and spring rains combine to create a mucky mess.

A Lifelong Treasure Hunt

Life is good for the enthusiastic gardener and energetic business owner whose three-bedroom home and two-bedroom guest cottage are a reflection of the delight she finds in giving her designing impulse free reign

Adler’s Alchemy

The sold-out event, which benefitted educational programs and attracted new members, was such a success that a second “Fashion Meets Art” is scheduled to take place Feb. 27, with well-known American potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler taking center stage.

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