HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
Six years later, they retired
and began the renovations
with Holmes. As global
travelers, one of the things
the couple most enjoys about
living in Claridge is the other
residents who are from many
different countries and offer
Their home in eastern Ohio
is antebellum-style and sits on
a 300-acre ranch where they
raise registered black angus
cattle. They normally spend at
least half the year in Jupiter.
Holmes’ road to a design
expert has led him far from
his small hometown of Okeechobee. Always artistically
inclined as a child, in painting and drawing, it wasn’t until he
joined the U.S. Navy as a parachute rigger that he learned to
sew, giving him knowledge of materials and their manipulation
Later he worked at a department store chain in charge of
displays, then as a buyer traveling to New York acquiring
merchandise. Design then became his focus. Holmes first
passed the National Council for Interior Design qualifications
in 1983 and he’s a member of the American Society of Interior
Designers. The longevity of his expertise is reflected in the
fact that his professional business license is number eight.
In his Hobe Sound studio, he works closely with Gail
McLean, an associate for 32 years.
H. ALLEN HOLMES
H. Allen Holmes’ Hobe Sound
design studio has developed a
The master bedroom, with
ample space of around 400
square feet, has automatic
electronic sheers that open
up to Intracoastal views.
The master bedroom closet was designed for maximum packing efficiency
because of the Boyles’ frequent travel schedule. The lights are activated
automatically and all the closet rods are lit.