It’s been three years since Nancy and Dan Ozizmir started looking at communities throughout Florida where they could escape winter’s snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Avid golfers, tennis players and joggers who much prefer spending time in the sunny outdoors to being huddled in front of a fireplace, they found just what they wanted on our sunny shores.
The Ozizmirs, who, like many others, never saw Florida in their future, were smitten. “The natural beauty of Vero Beach reminds me of Riverside, Connecticut, on Long Island Sound, where we’ve lived for 25 years; the Indian River Lagoon, Atlantic Ocean, and John’s Island Sound are an added bonus,” Nancy enthuses.
The couple’s next step was to find the perfect property on which to build their dream home. They didn’t have to look far — it was waiting for them in John’s Island. Wasting no time, they contacted Moulton Layne Architects.
“Dan and I had seen another house David (Moulton) and Scott (Layne) designed and we knew they were the ones we wanted to do ours,” says Nancy. “We were involved in every aspect of building our home. As the designer on the project I leaned on David and Scott for so many details. I can’t say enough about them. The collaboration we were able to forge allowed us to create a home that is truly a sanctuary.”