HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
Built in Windmill Village by H3 Homes, this house is unique to Hutchinson Island with poured
concrete floor, second floor and roof.
Most builders use impact windows and doors found in this H3 Homes house under construction
in Stuart West.
of its kind among the 3,000 plus mobile homes on South Hutchinson Island.
GOING BEYOND CODE REQUIREMENTS
Paul Robb, a residential designer for Backdraft Design Services who has
drawn plans for more than 90 small homes in Nettles Island and Venture
III, both in Jensen Beach, sees the changes.
“As codes become stricter, people are electing to spend the money to use
pilings even if they don’t have to,” Robb says. “Some people are self-insuring
and paying cash to avoid high insurance costs, but they know these
houses are extremely strong. Also, the roofs are very small and could easily
be replaced if necessary after a storm.”
“Every home I build is custom and no two are the same,” says James >>
Tension ties provide additional strength to the roof already
tied down with dozens of hurricane straps.
Key studs are bolted into the concrete slab.