HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
A serene master bath includes herringbone patterned tile floor and stunning wall tiles in light turquoise green with copper-colored veining.
luxurious setting and insightful homeowners resulted
in a beautifully stylish residence complete with Ruskin’s
dictates of practicality and grace.
“We’ve heard nightmares that building a home tests
marriages,” Amy Banov says. “And for us, we don’t want
to do battle. The first thing we do is establish a good line
of communication and trust in each other. Part of the design
process is doing what the client wants and not what
we think they want.”
Kim Gibson had heard nightmare stories as well, “But
I didn’t have that feeling, not once during the whole process,”
ON SAME WAVELENGTH
Clear communication along with having a dual specialty
in architecture and building might be the keys to a harmonious
“I think that often when a lot of nightmares happen,
it’s budget-related,” Amy Banov says. “As architects and
builders, we are always upfront with costs, and it’s better
than designing in a vacuum. We find that because we’re
design/build sometimes we have a better grasp on construction
The Banovs also credit their subcontractors.
“They are behind the scenes and critical to the finished
product,” Robert Banov says. >>
The office, or study, was Bob Gibson’s only requirement, to have a place of
his own in which to work. This large painting, by Ray McLendon, is one of
several Florida Highwaymen paintings in the home.