HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
runs the length of the house.
The exterior roof line with copper and tile
is a design from several French chateaus.
The French influence can also be seen in the
fountains and garden, symmetrically arranged
and immaculately manicured in the
style of the gardens of Versailles.
Some influences are closer to home. The
garden on the side of the home has a reflecting
pool — an homage to the one at the
National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Marlena Husted’s favorite room is the
kitchen. She wanted a large kitchen in which
she would be comfortable cooking for her
friends and blended family. The couple have
seven children from three-year-old twins to
college age. Trained in the culinary arts, she
wanted it to resemble a restaurant kitchen.
“I love to cook,” says Marlena. “I can interact
here with people while I am cooking.”
The space was gutted, a walk-in butler’s
pantry was added, and the Officine Gullo
stainless steel kitchen was shipped from
Italy and reassembled. The system has a convection
oven, standard gas oven, six burners,
wok burner, griddle, custom stainless-steel
hood, convection oven/microwave and
stainless-steel farmhouse sink. A 412-bottle
climate-controlled wine cooler was built just >> With its wide water views, the breakfast nook is nestled just off the kitchen.