HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
fort set within an open metal frame
suspended by dual chains.
The kitchen is equipped with Thermador
appliances. And a cast limestone
hood is prepped to take the heat from a
hardy six-burner stovetop.
Swivel leather bar chairs, and swivel
seating in the living room, facilitate taking
advantage of the view.
“You’re able to look outside and be
comfortable,” Diana Hoover says.
The entire dining room was recreated
from the Houston house.
“The architect had to make all this fit
in there,” she says.
PERFECT FOR PARTIES
With dramatic double glass-paned
doors, the idea was to bring in the light
from the adjacent front entryway. With
the addition of a coffered ceiling with
a new chandelier from Fine Arts, the
grand space is a perfect stage for any
elegant dinner party.
The exterior living space encompassing
a full kitchen, dining and sitting
areas and 51-foot pool and spa, fulfills
the duplicate nature of the home.
“The house has as many outdoor as
indoor spaces,” Allabastro says, noting
that the configuration is designed to
maximize comfort and entertainment
capabilities. “The outdoor space is like
a living room.”
Two sets of arched double doors and
windows, in between dark mahogany
peaked ceilings, establish the space.
Looking out from the patio to the golf
course, or back into the living room and
kitchen, is an exercise in high drama.
The outrigger beam-supports under
the eaves is another handsome design
element, a touch of dark wood distinction
against the stucco.
The furnishings, with easy-to-use
outdoor fabrics, couple flawlessly beside
the fireplace and built-ins. Randy
Hoover sourced a collection of Mexican
Talavera pottery from a Stuart dealer,
which adds color to the exterior space.
The dining table is by Michael Taylor,
with a custom-stained teak top over a
Returning to the interior space, a
hallway leads to the Hoovers’ shared
office and the master bedroom. There’s
an elevator, more of that practicality,
but styled up with a grill closure that
adds a Parisian feel.
OFFICE BUILT FOR TWO
The office, accessed through glass- >>
The outdoor living space, graced with a fully equipped kitchen with a built-in grill, is especially
designed for entertaining.
The exterior back of the home features a fountain, pool and spa and an adjacent cabana bath.
The outdoor living room has a built-in TV over the fireplace and shelves to house a colorful collection
of Mexican Talavera pottery.