Hurricane Ivan

It's a Sign

It’s a Sign

In honor of Harry Gowen, a man whose force truly shaped our beach, we welcome the newest member of our family, Harry, the Pelican.  Mr. Harry is the carved pelican that adorns our new sign.  One day as Mark and I caught up on…Read More
Glass Block

Glass Block

The glass block wall that now adorns our top deck has been a dream of Mark’s since he was drawing up the original plans for the Dome of a Home with Jonathan Zimmerman.  Mark seized the opportunity to replace the aluminum rail…Read More
Fountain of Abundance

Fountain of Abundance

While improving the looks of the Dome, Mark decided to make the fountain bowl a piece of art. Byron Aughenbaugh tiled the inside of the bowl – a very difficult feat – in a beautiful mosaic pattern. Byron slaved many hours in …Read More
Miracle on Ariola

Miracle on Ariola

Miracles do happen!

I had given up, released what little hope I had retained that we would have stairs built before the next hurricane season began. And then, the miracle happened. You know the type – the one that happens …Read More