HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
ing moving the kitchen to create a family
setting. The original kitchen is now a guest
suite with a kitchenette cleverly hidden
behind closet doors.
A veranda wraps around the house facing
southeast. Above it is a second-story
Satio tKat oSens oͿ tKe master bedroom
suite. :Kat was a flat roof is now a SitcKed
roof with beautiful, handmade terracotta
tiles from Italy. They were installed with
foam and stainless steel screws to prevent
rust from salt air and clattering, which
occurs during a hurricane when tiles rattle
loose and break in a chain reaction.
“When we bought the house it was
overgrown, so we trimmed it back and
planted hedges,” Becker says, adding that
the 480-foot sea grape hedge around half
of his property is the longest in the county.
Walking around the property, you smell
tKe scents of diͿerent Slants.
´7Kere are flowers blooming all oYer
diͿerent fragrances at diͿerent times of
the year,” he says. We have bougainvillea,
Kibiscus ÀrecracNer ³ and tKe Masmine
really lights up.”
LOTS OF PRIVACY
New pavers surround the pool, leading
to the pergola, a trellised seating area. >> The best views in the house are looking southeast from the master bedroom.