PORT ST. LUCIE HOMES
Zoom meetings in the room.
Cathy Coco ordered bookshelves through Ballard Designs,
which also supplied the large plank table. “They had exactly
what we needed to fit the room perfectly,” she said. The
five distinct library pieces match the unified color design
throughout the rest of the home.
The grays, greens, browns and all multiples of those three
shades offer traditional chic. With the open flow of the great
room, it’s a home with comfortable places to relax and also to
entertain, according to Cathy Coco.
PRIVATE FOR INVITING
A courtyard entry behind a gate leads to the front paneled
double doors of frosted and etched glass, “to make it a bit
more decorative and more private,” Cathy Coco said. And
the art glass sets off the additional transom windows above
the doors, allowing light to flow and amplifying the feel of
the foyer space.
From there, the foyer opens to the great room, which conveys
the view all the way through the house and out to the
lake beyond, capturing the special nature of the setting.
The house is constructed with concrete roofing tiles and impact
glass windows, so there is no need for hurricane shutters.
When the Cocos began their search for window treatments,
they were determined to work with a local design firm. The
Dows have been in Port St. Lucie for 14 years after spending
22 years in the interiors business in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
“We wanted to support a local business,” Cathy Coco said.
“I did an online search and found they were close by.”
Dow Decorating is a Hunter Douglas distributor. “We
went with them specifically for their experience, and the fact
Construction on Cathy and Ed Coco’s new home was completed in Febru>>
ary allowing the couple to move in just before the pandemic shutdown.
The Cocos’ eat-in kitchen has remote controlled, top-down-bottom-up custom shades by Hunter Douglas.
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