HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
The living room and kitchen form one large space with the ceiling
engineered to connect to all four adjacent sections of the house.
John Ruskin, the Victorian era’s most prominent
art and architecture critic, believed that buildings
should deliver two kinds of goodness: doing their
practical duty and being graceful and pleasing
in doing it. Kim and Bob Gibson’s home in Vero Beach
would fulfill Ruskin’s expectations.
The Gibsons chose Banov Architects to build a new
home from the ground up, at the western end of Vero
Beach in the Polo Grounds. Amy and Robert Banov are
the principal owners and architects in their firm, and
both are also general contractors, an unusual circumstance
Although building a home can be daunting and the
process stressful, this grouping of architectural talent, >>
Kim and Bob Gibson entrusted architects Robert and Amy Banov of Vero
Beach to build their home in the Polo Grounds. An open-beamed vaulted
ceiling plays a strategic role in creating drama upon entering the home.
A double-door entry was the perfect space to showcase some of the
fine art the Gibsons collect. The Francis Mesaros piece typifies his
technique of three-dimensional art.
JAMES NORTHEN PHOTOS