HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
The master bathroom tile was by design to flow around the corner of the house without a bend in the wall.
efficiency rating. “Excess air is dumped to
the (three-car) garage to cool it for free,”
Blown foam insulation throughout the
roof system completes the maximum
energy efficiency of the home. The Todds
say the house is so quiet when there is a
storm, you don’t know it unless you look
out the window.
When he received a $19,000 bill for annual
homeowner’s insurance, Frank asked
for a wind mitigation inspection. After the
report came back, the new bill was $2,800.
Electric bills range from $200 in the winter
to almost $500 in the summer. The couple
leaves the AC on whenever they travel.
Those robust walls around the dining
room at the foyer have a hidden use. Paintings
of the twins, Tolosa and Guadalupe,
line the wall on either side of the arched
doorway. The paintings open to reveal
china stacked on secret shelves.
The best special effect award goes to the
Chicago brick accent wall in the dining
room. When you look up at the arched ceiling,
smoked mirror glass makes it appear
that there is a long hall behind the wall.
>> Always a view from wherever you are, the home has a quiet serenity.