AN OPEN AND AIRY VERO BEACH HOME TOUR
John’s Island Vero Beach
beachside estate defines luxury in coastal living.
Architecture by Peter Moor
Article Written by Elaine Ryan / Photos by Aric Attas
The exterior of the John’s Island Home is as inviting as the interior with lush greenery adorning walls and palm trees framing the main entry.
Click here to read our post and profile of Architect Peter Moor.
Seamlessly blending indoors and out, the property is equal parts of elegance and comfort.
Built in 2007, architect Peter Moor sought to provide continuous spaces for entertaining and daily living. Rich walnut floors gleam against the soft off-white trim, which runs throughout the main living areas. Special consideration was made to ensure the desired outcome; the furnishings, light fixtures, and finishes were all selected during the design process – with the help of Terry Crowley – to facilitate both a sense of spaciousness and intimacy. The result, a house that is open, abundant with natural light, while remaining intimate in feel. The house is practical and livable, without sacrificing elegance.
In the photo above the walkway to the front door is welcomes guests with a homey feeling by using pillows and mahogany furniture that fits as well inside as outside.
The Living Room is striking with dark wood floors, coffered ceiling, columns, and mahogany doors.
The heart of the house is definitely the kitchen, and the pulse of conversation over home-cooked meals is easily imagined upon entering. The unexpected center table instead of the usual island adds to this kitchen’s hominess. While the beautifully covered stools, turned legs and deep walnut finish of the table preserve an atmosphere of elegance. Clean white cabinetry with traditional lines, white subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances stay true to the home’s theme of sophisticated coziness.
“The kitchen island is a table. This was essential to the design, as there isn’t a traditional dining room. The feeling of the eat-in kitchen with an actual table, in lieu of cabinetry, is friendly and inviting. This is the hub or piazza of the house.” – Peter Moor
Playful blue polka dot wallpaper is the obvious “informal” touch to the elegant guest bathroom. Round, built in porthole mirrors are fun and echo the round dots of the wallpaper. White paneled walls add an old home feel, while shiny nickel sconces and accents offer sparkle.
“The genesis of the plan beyond the number of bedrooms, baths, etc.; was to provide continuous kitchen, living, dining and outdoor living spaces for entertaining and daily living.” – Peter Moor
Raffia wallcovering adds great textural interest to a hallway with rich mahogany floors that lead to the guest wing of the home.
Shades of blue and white in the main guest room.
The master bedroom has a built-in cabinet to house the TV and add display.
Above the garage is an adorable guest quarters filled with white woodwork walls and fun furniture.
A round mirror porthole mirror in the guest house bath is a fun and interesting way the architect added interest in a simple bath.
Outdoor living played a key element in the design of the house. The entire layout incorporates the outdoor spaces. On the street side, a veranda surrounds a courtyard entry garden. The riverside has a covered living space, as well as a veranda offering shade for the west facing rooms.
Outdoor dining with a chandelier above the table and lightweight rattan chairs makes this outdoor area as comfortable as indoors.
Adjacent to the outdoor dining area is a lounge area with fireplace and room for all the family to gather.
As seen in the pages of Vero Home, Life & Design magazine below.