HOME & DESIGN
HOME & DESIGN
After the renovations, the master
bedroom was transformed with
sleek, restyled flooring and
clean, neutral tones.
Prior to the home’s renovations, the master bedroom once had wall-to-wall carpeting, layered draperies
and an upholstered headboard all in a blue and white color scheme.
The pavilion’s intelligence quotient
offers more evidence of the home’s
practicality. The cabana’s entertainment
zones are Wi-Fi controlled, and a wirelessly
controlled MistAway mosquito
and no-see-um repellent system automatically
keeps the pool and cabana
area insect free.
The house is currently represented
for sale with Premier Estate Properties,
and according to listing agent Luke
Webb, “Everything runs itself, but it
can all be controlled remotely.”
The dock, which stretches out into
the lagoon, was rebuilt with reinforced
cross braces to bring it up to 2020
hurricane code. It includes a hefty
24,000-pound boatlift, and the water
at the end of the dock was professionally
sounded, assuring its capability to
accommodate large-sized sport marine
A seawall was rebuilt with a French
drain installed in order to protect
against wave action, to relieve ground
water pressure and to prevent water
from penetrating the foundation.
Back inside, the kitchen and adjacent
family area make up nearly 550 square
feet of eat-in space. The generous
view of the lagoon from every angle can include regular appearances by resident
bottlenose dolphin. The kitchen is equipped with a Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/
freezer, and high-end Miele dishwasher and induction cooktop. An adjacent
butler’s pantry has additional storage, sink and refrigerator space.
Thyssen knew Vero Beach well. He had been in the area doing commercial real
estate since 2004. He and his wife eventually decided to make it their home.