March 22, 2021 11:57 AM

Florida Homes through the Decades

It’s no secret we love a beautiful Florida home, but the idea of what is in style has drastically changed through the decades! 




The 1960s brought so many things, including classic mid-century modern homes here in Florida! These mid-century modern homes remain a staple in our communities and often offer a great option for all types of home buyers. Some features that these homes boasted were attached garages, pastel colored appliances, and screened in porches to name a few. In their original designs, many homes featured classic 60s colors like orange, yellow and avocado green paired with paisley, floral and ethnic prints. 




The 1970s were known for disco, celebrating the first Earth Day and bold prints both in fashion AND interior design. 


The era marked an introduction to the open floor plan. Many popular designs included geometric patterns in textile design choices and LOTS of shag carpet. Some of the most popular features during this decade included bigger kitchens and counter space, ceramic tiling in the bathrooms and paneling in living areas. 




Florida homes in the 80s may be one of the most distinct design eras in (semi) recent memory. During this time, Florida homes were often home to plush carpeting, walls lined with mirrors and vertical blinds. On the exterior, around our coveted outdoor living spaces, pools were well-landscaped. Inside, bathrooms boasted glass block walls and black tile. 

Design trends included lots of wallpaper, vaulted ceilings in living spaces and a much more minimalist color palette than that of decades prior. Some other design trends you might find in Florida 80s homes included indoor planters and angular, geometric architecture. 


Florals, floor length curtains, wallpaper boarder and sponge paint! The 90s had a lot of trends that we may want to forget right now. Homes in the 90s were painted with geometric patterns and sometimes primary colors too, paired with skylights to let in extra light. 

One trend that we love that emerged from the 90s? Large master bathrooms! Home offices now getting a lot of use during the COVID-19 pandemic made their debut in the 1990s too.



The 2000s brought us some newer design trends we don’t want to go without anymore! Most importantly, impact resistant doors and hurricane shutters important for life in Florida. Popular finishes included polished concrete floors, subway tile and the shabby chic design trends. 

New homes in the 2000s also featured main floor master suites, and more elaborate outdoor living spaces. 



The 2010s were often dominated by farmhouse style and minimalist design trends. 

Decor trends including brass hardware and mixing metals in the same space can often be seen in homes built and designed in the 2010s. Especially in Florida, millennial pink is a popular trend that can often be found in beautiful new builds. Whether good or bad, more home owners tackled DIY projects around their homes too with the growing popularity of home improvement shows. 


Each decade certainly brought design trends that we will love forever and many we would love to forget too. Our Palm Island Plantation homes work to create timeless architecture that will stand the test of time.

March 22, 2021 11:55 AM

Fun ways to use our amenities safely during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Floridians have been lucky enough to reap the benefits of our beautiful natural outdoor surroundings, freeing residents from the constraints of their indoor dwellings alone. 


As our residents know, Palm Island Plantation hosts a variety of convenient amenities. We continue to encourage our residents to use the perks of living here while staying safe and protected from COVID-19. 


While using our state-of-the-art fitness club, we encourage members to work out with members of their immediate household and social distance while using fitness equipment. Now more than ever, it is important to wipe down all equipment after use. 


While enjoying our outdoor cabanas and barbeque areas, please keep gatherings small and social distanced. While COVID-19 has been shown to spread less outdoors, it is still a danger, and we want our residents to stay safe and healthy. With twelve private cabanas at the beach club by the large heated pool and spa, it isn’t hard to have a private area to enjoy the fun and sun with your household. 


Palm Island's marine complex offers 12 deep water boat slips. The marina completes the ideal environment for enjoying the outdoors while remaining COVID safe. Enjoying time on a boat is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxed evening watching the sunset over the Indian River Lagoon while leisurely sipping a cocktail.


With studies showing heightened stress levels and anxiety during the pandemic, our residents have been able to enjoy our relaxing and calming location along the Atlantic Ocean. We continue to enjoy the fact that Palm Island Plantation offers many ways to enjoy leisure activities right on-site in a beautiful beach club that transports you to the West Indies Islands while travel is still restricted. 

Like how this sounds and don’t reside at Palm Island Plantation right now? Learn more about available properties here.

December 18, 2020 01:55 PM

Is Now the Right Time to Buy?

Some say it’s the mountains that are calling, but we prefer waves! If you do too, it may be a sign that you need to explore a home at Palm Island Plantation, and the time to buy is now! Between fluctuations in the economy and trickle-down effects from the pandemic, many expected the housing market to take a hit, but it didn’t. Instead, it created opportunities across the country and is currently favoring the buyer. Here are three reasons why you should be looking into the Florida lifestyle right now.

It’s Easier than Ever to Sell Your Current Home

It is a buyer’s market right now, ensuring that if you choose to sell you current home, it won’t be on the market for long. Couple this with the fact that many homeowners pulled their homes off the market when the pandemic hit, the pool of potential is smaller than usual, elevating your current home in the minds of potential buyers.

Mortgage Rates

According to Freddie Mac, the rate is 2.84% on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, and 2.34% on a 15-year mortgage, as of Nov 12. Should you be looking for this financial assistance, the rates available to you are on the low end, allowing for some extra spending money in your budget that you’ll surely want when you see all that Vero Beach has to offer.

The Palm Island Plantation

Palm Island Plantation offers the stress-free life of luxury that you are craving right now. Lush tropical landscaping, abundant amenities, spacious living quarters, and a community comparable to none. A home or lot at Palm Island is an investment worth making.

Despite whatever economic uncertainties may be out there, an investment in Palm Island Plantation is not only a sound investment in your financial future but in your lifestyle and personal well-being too.  Become the next residents of Palm Island Planation! Call our main office today to speak with a representative at 772.234.6500.