PORT ST. LUCIE HOMES
Barb Hazard loves the compact kitchen, where everything is close by. The couple installed the hanging rack and the panels to the front of the breakfast bar.
more than $100,000 in improvements.
The result was a 12-foot extension of the south wall of the
courtyard for a waterfall, spa and pool twice the size of any of
the few other courtyard homes in the 192-unit development.
“There were two designs, but there was nothing standard
about what we did with the concrete slab, pavers, spa and
waterfall,” says Barb.
“We felt like it was a blank palette and the center of the
home,” she says. “When the weather cools down, we open up
the sliders and this house becomes a very large house with
mechanical and natural breezes. This is my blood pressure
pill. It is so relaxing, and the waterfall has a nice sound. What
I love about this home is once we close the front door, we are
in our own private castle.”
LOVE OF DECORATING
Barb can grow different orchids around the pool, locating
them based on whether they need shade or full sun.
“We are both retired, and we are decorators and we love
decorating homes,” says Dan. “This house is a reflection of
our travels, and we try and pick up artwork that speaks to us.
You want your house to be a reflection of you. Everything has
a story or a memory.”
Artwork on several walls is from Tahiti, Australia, Spain
“I wake up in the middle of the night and get ideas,”
Barb says. “Every room needs a focus and an inspiration.”
“Once a year she wants to change the room color,”
Glass doors were added to the office, offering more ambient light.
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