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A team’s challenge— deliver an exacting progressive design in enough time to accommodate a tight timeline for a Naples’ family.

Low maintenance urban finishes provide a sleek, modern, easy-living interior for a Nokomis home designed for a growing family.

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Dazzling Design A dare-to-be design with a best-of-everything budget results in a spectacular Sunny Isles penthouse revival.

A timeless Miromar Lakes waterfront home designed with rich architectural details and enduring design for a family’s dynamic lifestyle.



A Boca Raton residence undergoes a provocative modern makeover to achieve a truly contemporary aesthetic.

A well-established team creates a highly sought after one-story family retreat in Naples’ Coquina Sands.

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Sea And Sky A client’s affection for the Gulf water on Hickory Beach leads to a thoughtfully designed custom family paradise.


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This stunning Georgian-style estate home is set upon a wide estate lot with a gracious paver motor court. “The directive that I gave to myself was to make the exterior of the house impressive yet draw people into it,� explains architect Clifford Scholz. Three arches at the entryway are a symbol of invitation seen in Palladian architecture. A light-filled modified floorplan is revealed upon entering the home.





The stately Georgian-style home is a bridge between its historical architectural roots and today’s modern living. The classical exterior gives way to a more current, open, and light-filled floorplan, masterfully complemented by interior furnishings from Century Furniture in this Home & Design®

Magazine “Signature Home.” Architect Clifford Scholz and custom home builder Ricky Perrone of Perrone Construction share a 30-year relationship, and had the common vision to design and build a residence with timeless craftsmanship and elegance. “I refer to this home’s particular style as modern classicism,” explains architect Clifford Scholz. It is revisiting forms and shapes and proportions but with a modern approach to integrate our client’s lifestyles, wants, needs, and desires into the classical structure.” Situated on a large estate lot in The Concession in Bradenton, the five-bedroom, nearly 6,800-square-foot home makes extensive use of glass to integrate with the large outdoor living areas—something Scholz notes would not have been part of an old Georgian design. Builder Ricky Perrone says the home was intended to set the standard in the community’s exclusive Parkstone Terrace enclave. u

Right: Columns and detailing give the living room its significance while maintaining a level of relaxation. The room showcases pieces from the Windsor Smith for Century Furniture collection. Twin Trace cabinets flank the fireplace. Nest cocktail tables in two sizes are situated in front of the deep-seated Windsor Smith Daybreak sofa and Cloud chairs. A light and neutral color scheme focuses on luxurious textures and tonal patterns. Clean, white accessories are from Global Views. The subtle softness allows attention to remain on the room’s beautiful connection to the outdoor spaces.




“Everything we do as a builder is about creating the highest levels of quality,” notes Perrone. “We do that through material selection, through our selection of subcontractors and the management that we put into place on our projects.” u

Left: Transitional styling and functionality dominate the kitchen space. Dual islands topped in serve as both prep and serving areas. Texture also plays a role in this room’s design. Deep-gray upper cabinets surround the lighter painted glaze finish on the islands. Oceanic blue leather is used for contrast against the blonde cerused-wood of the Thomas O’Brien Niles counter stools. A quartet of chandeliers illuminates and defines the space. Below: The formal dining area features a three-pedestal, Phase 3 dining table by Windsor Smith for Century Furniture. The blackened-steel bases Greek keyed-foot bring an edginess to the contrasting wood tabletop. Global Views white and gold-ringed vases enhance the white nailhead finished Windsor Smith Nightshade end chairs. On the far wall, end tables topped by Curry & Company Falsatto lamps flank the Windsor Smith upholstered Opal sofa. The artwork is from Art & Frame Source.


Emilio Sadez, President of International Design Source Sarasota, approached builder Perrone about the collaboration with Century Furniture to distinguish the home’s interiors. Unlike previous Signature Homes which featured a single iconic interior designer, this project features the entire Century family of designers and their collections. “Century Furniture is steeped in tradition and they do a wonderful job of adjusting to the industry and the trends. The resulting interior is soft and inviting—it is formal but in a fun way. Both the home’s architectural design and the furnishings accomplish the same goal. They maintain the traditional elements while adapting them to today’s modern families.” u

Right: Designed to create combination spaces for communal living, this casual living area is located adjacent to the kitchen. At the far end, a bar area provides an entertaining space while the cook is prepping in the kitchen. A chunky herringbone fabric used on the Thomas O’Brien Studio Long sofa softens the room. A customfitted bookcase surrounding the sofa is a great landing space as well as functional storage option. The room is accented with many pre-release pieces from Global Views set to debut in Spring 2018. Below: The light-filled breakfast room is an inviting place to begin the day. “Many people move to Florida because of the idea of spending time outdoors,” says Ricky Perrone, whose company has been building on the Sarasota waterfront for 38 years. “We focus on building spaces that encourage and connect to the outdoors,” adds Perrone. At the center of the room a cerused-wood topped Mesa Cornet dining table with cast-iron base is surrounded by Milan dining chairs upholstered in the same textured linen as the upholstered open-form twin Margaux console tables. Overhead an interlocking brass-ring chandelier adds a bit of glamour to the casual dining space.




Below: The library opens to the master bedroom garden via French doors. The room’s transitional style provides a clean-lined space suitable for “his” or “her” office.


Century Furniture Corso upholstered cabinets with a slate finished frame are positioned on either side of adjoining Thomas O’Brien Colin side tables. At the center of the room Thomas O’Brien Aero club chairs and ottoman create a cozy conversation space. A Windsor Smith Illusion desk with Chimeral chair add stylish form and function to the room. Left: The master bedroom is a serene retreat featuring the Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture collection. The Fifth Avenue king bed and Brentwood night tables have a City Dark finish. Currey & Company table lamps add a hint of subtle color. Both classic and calming in its simplicity, the gracious room affords ample space for an upholstered plush down Marielle sofa and ottoman. The room’s artwork is from Leftbank Art.







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something special. It is a more traditional home design and what the Century creative team did was complement it with transitional interior finishes. The blending of the two is seamless and stunning.” n

Written by Lisa Mishler Photography by Jimmy White Clifford M. Scholz Architects 300 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.364.4600 International Design Source 1785 Northgate Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234 941.552.2552 Perrone Construction 7045 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231 941.924.6900

Right: The outdoor area is thoughtfully designed for luxurious entertaining. The main house and the cabana guest suite surround the pool area which overlooks the greenery of the backyard. The outdoor furnishings are Andalusia by Richard Frinier for Century Furniture. Resort-style single and double chaises are situated along the length of the custom pool. The home’s interior spaces open to Andalusia-furnished conversation and dining areas beneath the covered terrace. Each of three second-level guestrooms adjoin the living area of a shared outdoor terrace meant to encourage more social living.




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Timeless, regionally modern design defines this Naples’ residence designed to the urban tastes of its art-loving owners. The home’s floor to ceiling windows add to the drama of the architectural design. A truly white exterior provides sophisticated contrast with the dark gray flat tile roof and polished gray stone pavers. The home’s entryway is clad in a neutral stone under a dark-stained wood roof.


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A showpiece unto itself, the great room’s gallery wall features a textural work of art created by Brazilian Vik Muniz using pieces of post cards positioned to depict the Brooklyn Bridge. A modern sectional is accented with pillows in fabrics from Casamance, Maharam, and Donghia in colors drawn from the artwork, and catering to the clients’ favored blues. The swivel chairs, a favorite of Black’s, are from A. Rudin. The wall behind the television was made by Walls 4 Naples using a liquid metallic process to add texture and a glint of shimmer. The room’s white walls are vibrant against the warm Portofino finish of the Legno Bastone Wide Plank European White Oak flooring installed by Naples Flooring Company. AlliKristé Custom Cabinetry created the floating media cabinet beneath the television.



The architecture and interior design of this idyllic Naples vacation home was heavily influenced by the strong retail industry background of its metropolitan owners. Once at the helm of a trend-setting chain of athletic stores, the couple desired a forward-thinking home to accommodate their many visitors. Working with builder Brian Mayotte of BUILD, they selected architect Mark Leonardi and Freestyle Interiors to deliver their exacting design, and to do it in eleven months—in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. “It’s a fantastic house. It is refreshing, it’s new. It has been well received—it is the direction design is headed. It gets away from the Tuscan look, with clean modern lines, tall windows, and less trim,” explains Brian Mayotte, Vice President of BUILD. u Below: The home’s floor-to-ceiling windows create a walkway of light leading to the guest suites and illustrate how the landscaping influences the views from both inside and out. Black selected four round mirrors to fill the space, a modern play on the Palace of Versailles hall of mirrors. Architect Leonardi says the windows “… change your perception of interior spaces and enhance the idea of blurring spatial connections between inside and outside.”


The owners had an immediate connection with the vision architect Leonardi and interior designer Gloria Black had for their future home. “This project is not the typical project for us—we focused much more on the interior versus the exterior forms of the building,” says Leonardi noting, “We designed the majority of the interior architecture with Freestyle’s collaboration on the finishes, colors, and furnishings which are beautiful complements to the architectural design.” The collaboration resulted in floor-to-ceiling windows, gallery-style walls, and an unforgiving contemporary design requiring near perfection to make it work. BUILD drew upon the company’s commercial background to execute the exacting design. “There is no room for error u

Below: The dining area showcases an origami-like six-foot Foscarini chandelier which seemingly floats over the grandiose seven-foot diameter white concrete table with curvaceous stainless steel base, custom designed by Black. White leather Ligne Roset chairs encircle the round table which was a “must” for conversation. “Our client wanted sleek, modern and durable because they really enjoy entertaining. Glass, concrete, and metal finishes were fitting those needs,” explains Black. A wet bar with up-lit shelving showcases the rich color of the clients’ Scotch and whiskey collection.


The idea of a large, communal gathering space drove the kitchen design with dual Pompeii quartz topped islands just off the great room and dining area. AlliKristé Custom Cabinetry designed a must have galley work station with dual faucets offering superior functionality—the perfect solution prepping, serving and cleanup. Minimalist Vibia pendants provide ample work light. AlliKristé European-style, white-painted low sheen cabinetry is complemented by rift-cut white oak in the bar and island to coordinate with the flooring. 3D faceted subway tile shimmers as it catches the light. Pneumatic kitchen stools used in varying heights at both islands are upholstered in a periwinkle polyurethane for beauty and durability. The casual dining area opens onto the covered lanai.


in a contemporary home, unlike traditional homes with trim and beams and the frill that you put in there which hides imperfections,” Mayotte points out. The couples’ art collection intended for the gallery-style walls drove the completion of its interior. Black created a clean, neutral palette allowing the art to be the focal point in each room. During many meetings with the clients Black honed in on the couple’s love for shades of blue which she incorporated throughout the home. “They wanted a metropolitan, urban aesthetic, with a lot of new and current finishes. The neutrals worked best with pops of color,” describes Black. u

Above: The open and architecturally-designed master bath features a dual-entry walk-in shower clad in Walker Zanger 12-by-24-inch Silver Sky Limestone from Francois & Co. AlliKristé Custom Cabinetry crafted low sheen European-style his-and-her floating vanities topped with Pietra Gray marble. The home’s wood floors continue here for a warm quality in the modern space. Sleek LED sconces in a matt white finish add to the light-filled space. The bath connects to dual custom master closets. Right: Bright and light, but “sultry” was Black’s vision for the master bedroom. She custom-designed the headboard and bedframe in a supple, leather-like Kravet vinyl. A light box installed behind the bed emphasizes the textural Phillip Jeffries wallcovering. The stunning bedside lamps are true design classics, originally designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977. The nightstands are powder-coated metal and acid-etched glass with touch-latch drawers. The Baker Furniture media unit is also powder-coated metal with carved white lacquered doors. Ligne Roset lounge chairs are perfectly positioned near the floor-to-ceiling windows.



Above: The lanai ceiling is stained to tie-in with the wood of the front entry ceiling. BUILD finished the outdoor kitchen and television wall in the same wood. Modern, industrial-looking brushed nickel fans from Lighting First complement the ceiling detail. Sleek, white, Kartell pneumatic stools line the island. A Brown Jordan sectional was selected for its comfort and clean lines. Black uses two dining tables which can be combined for flexibility when entertaining. BUILD drew upon its commercial resources to create the custom Bocce court just beyond lanai. Opposite Above: Landscape architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design focused on complementing the strong architectural lines and floor to ceiling windows in the home. “The spa is centered on the pool and the vertical wet wall element which provides a dramatic back-lit ambient glow to the spa,” notes Andrea. The sizable pool deck meets the clients’ desire, offering plenty of lounging and entertaining space. Three water bowls balanced on the pool coping are adjacent to the sun shelf. Andrea notes the plant palette in the rear yard has a tropical influence through his selection of wind swept coconut palms, and a mix of dramatic colors.


With only a few pieces of artwork missing from the walls, the owners and their many guests celebrated Thanksgiving in their new home. “We delivered this house in eleven months. Despite multiple design

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changes and the delays from Hurricane Irma, BUILD hit its promised target date,” says Mayotte. “That is a testament to our commitment and integrity. We deliver on our promises.” n

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The pivoting, hand crafted, solid walnut door was custom-engineered for this house and opens effortlessly to the waterfront views. Gray shell stone pavers with breaks filled with black river pebbles and glass railing lead to warm wooden finish Clopay garage doors from D & D Garage Doors. Custom ipe wood cladding and trellis line one wall, while Boral Moderna Ledgestone from Old Castle Coastal frames the door.







Located in the cozy bayside enclave of Blackburn Estates, this family home is a stunning example of the best of contemporary trends seamlessly blended within a neighborhood that’s become known for Mediterranean-style houses. The exterior of the home features some of the traditional Mediterranean elements, but stands out with a sand-finished stucco tile roof, concrete finishes, casement style windows rather than bronze, and dramatic ipe wood cladding. “The homeowners were hoping to have a modern, clean lined design that was low maintenance for their growing family,” according to Sybill Johnson, interior designer for Legacy Finishing Touches, the in-house interior design arm of Legacy Builders that designed the residence. “The owners are very stylish and very much into the trends of today, so that was a consideration throughout the process.” Entering the home through the custom solid walnut pivoting door, one’s eye goes directly through the great room’s large windows and pocketed sliders to the stepping stones of a disappearing edge pool, and beyond to the Intracoastal. The house appears to be floating on water, and the sleek, modern, and low-profile furnishings allow the waterfront view to remain the focal point of the home. “We provide a concierge level of service to our clients that is truly only seen at the multi-million-dollar level,” explains Wendy Greig, President of Legacy Builders. “We provide that level of service to every client—start to finish.” For this home, that meant incorporating an indoor basketball court, and a bonus room designed for versatility that would grow with the family and include a theater zone, a gaming area with a wet bar, and sleeping space to accommodate the children’s sleepovers and large family visits. u

Left: The great room is divided into different seating areas and enjoys an expansive charcoal-stained slab floor. Each area has a layered design of three-wood veneered recessed ceilings backlighted by tape lighting, and multi-layered light fixtures like these Moooi Raimond pendants from Light Up Your Life. The fireplace has a white concrete hearth and features the same Boral Carbon Ledgestone from Old Castle Coastal used on the exterior of the home. Linear lighting highlights the texture of the feature wall. Original art is from Meg Krakowiak.



The contemporary interior includes a charcoal concrete floor by Taz Flooring for a cool, urban look. Wood elements were integrated in the design for warmth, and special attention was paid to the lighting throughout the home, including a variety of different LEDs to brighten the darker finishes and highlight structural elements such as the stacked stone fireplace. “We are a true custom builder, “states Mike Greig, Chief Operating Officer of Legacy Builders, “Many builders start with a plan and modify it from client to client. Sybill and I start off working with the client from the beginning of the design process and we see it through to the end.” In this case, the result is a one-of-a-kind house that is fun, functional, and chic. n

Below: Two Larmes bubble light fixtures from Light Up Your Life were combined for a scale suitable to the extra-large dining room table. Old and new merge with the owner’s own antique Indian gate mounted over a clean-lined modern Restoration Hardware console. Motorized Somfy solar shades were installed at all large openings to buffer sunlight. Left: Woods, whites, and grays play off each other in this ultra-modern, high end kitchen which boasts custom designed veneered Italian cabinetry with motorized upper cabinets from Cucine Ricci. A horseshoe-shaped island has large family entertaining in mind. The backsplash is full height, set against waterfall mitered Calacatta quartz countertops from 301 Granite and Marble. The darker gray custom concrete waterfall countertop with integrated fiber optic lighting is both practical and ahead of trends. Durable professional grade stainless steel appliances and six-burner cooktop from Feguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery add function.



Above: A Bianco Carrara marble slab waterfall detail from 301 Granite and Marble behind and above the freestanding tub is back-lighted for dimension. Natural limestone floors and custom Italian floating cabinetry by Cucine Ricci topped with Luxxor Pur White Quartz from 301 Granite and Marble create the perfect backdrop. The dual-entry shower features Kohler rain heads, body sprays, and fixed and handheld showers over an elongated linear drain from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Left: A custom velvet headboard brings the drama to the master bedroom with bedding in the same lush textured eggplants. The ceiling features channeled out squares back lit with LED tape lighting. Warm satin gold accents are sprinkled throughout, from the Robert Abbey Sputnik hanging pendants from Light Up Your Life to the accessories in the shagreen textured TV console. A step up from the bedroom’s wood floor from Taz Flooring is a sitting area beneath a large steel circular Hubbardton Forge Aura hanging pendant, creating a private owners’ retreat that overlooks the pool and the Intracoastal.



Above and Opposite Above: The custom-designed disappearing-edge pool by Bluwater Pools, with changing colored LED lights, goes from house to property line and consists of natural shell stone pavers, white pearl pebble tee finish, and glass mosaic tiles highlighting the disappearing edge. Additional features include floating ice decks, stepping stones, and a sun shelf for shallow play for kids. Wood cladded exterior ceilings shade the gourmet outdoor kitchen and dining area with soapstone counters and a coordinating cladded wood.

Opposite Below: This impressive sports court is an example of what Johnson calls the company’s “we can” attitude. “The basketball court was initially a joke,” laughs Johnson. “We told the client that we could deliver anything he wanted and he said, ‘How about a basketball court?’

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Pair a sizzling artistic talent with a best-of-everything budget and what results is a celebration of creativity in design—such as this 46th floor condominium redux by interior designer Jeffrey Einhorn of St. James Design. The three-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath penthouse condominium in Sunny Isles’ posh Acqualina Resort & Spa, is the third project Einhorn has undertaken for a hip, wellheeled young couple with a small child. He designed their Manhattan apartment as well as their offices. “I was very lucky early in my life,” he says. “My high school teacher noticed my talent and taught me about rendering. He then suggested I should be an interior designer and helped me create a portfolio to get into the prestigious Pratt Institute, where I got my degree in Fine Arts. It provided me a firm foundation in art and design.” u

Right: Updating a classic black-and-white theme in the entry foyer, the private elevator now opens to a checkerboard floor, hand laid, of individual black and white marble. Crown mouldings define the space with its multi-level ceiling fitted out in car paint in shades of dark gray with silver-leaf wall covering on the ceiling. The light of the PPM black crystal chandelier is reflected in both the inset mirror and the faceted, cut-glass double doors from Art Glass Environments. An acrylic console table by HStudio, artwork such as the commissioned forefront photo by artist Peter Lik, and an Edelman leather bench upholstered in Shagreen City Lights complete the space.





Above: A Mondrian composition comes to life in the sophisticated bar where paneled walls and marble baseboards add cool chic. A cubist chandelier by Pagani Studio, created of thin mica for translucency, hangs above the Caesarstone Concetto white agate counter, lit from within by LED lights. Custom barstools have patent leather seats and glass-beaded backs; both fabrics are from Jab Anstoetz. A Gaggenau wine refrigerator keeps prized vintages at the perfect temperature. Right: A custom Joseph Jeup stainless and lacquer console hosts the “Coils” sculpture by Sklo, mini vases, and custom bright velvet ottomans. The colors complement a custom rug which tops the 36-by-36-inch marble tile flooring created from a slab of stone. Mosaic marble surrounds the EcoSmart linear fireplace and faux-painted walls showcasing two Jamali abstracts flanking the custom bookcases. The velvet sectional and wingback chairs by Hamilton sporting white faux fur backs offer ample seating under a stretched reflectivevinyl ceiling. Création Baumann metallic draperies filter UV light from the wall of windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.




Above: The sleek kitchen, comprised of high-gloss touch-button electric Eggersmann

Einhorn says he is also fortunate in the people who are

cabinetry above gray wood-grain lowers, with a salmon colored glass-mosaic backsplash,

attracted to him as a designer. “The clients, particularly this

mimics other elements of the home. Under the stretched-vinyl ceiling, an immoveable

couple, are very generous and supportive of my ideas,” says

drainpipe is clad in a preformed column cover and spray painted with car paint. The

Einhorn. “They let me be as creative as I wanted to be with

island is topped by exotic stones in shades of pink and gray. The banquette wall is clad

the whole design.”

in hand-painted Yangi Wildwood wall covering. The custom lacquer table is by Artistic Frame, as are the banquette and chairs, covered in Garrett leather and Designtex vinyl.

Einhorn took that ball and ran with it, incorporating stunning materials such as slabs of marble cut directly from mountains

Opposite: Holding pride of place in the dramatic dining room is a glicée print from artist

at his request, and fabrics he designed and had created

Marc Quinn, hanging above a 1920s inspired black lacquer buffet. Crystal obelisks by

specifically for the project. He invented new uses for other

John-Richard and Christopher Guy’s silver jaguars reside between twin Vixen sconces

products, seen in the use of car paint in the foyer, and his

by Corbett White. The custom leather-topped table hosts high-backed seats from

design also reinterprets classics, as noted in the entry’s

Artistic Frame in patent leather. Guest chairs from New Design Furniture are backed in

checkerboard floor. Art deco lives again in lighting and

a zebra ultra-suede Einhorn designed and had made and fronted with pink velvet. The

accessories throughout the residence and, when existing

hand-sewn salmon cowhide rug is by Kyle Bunting. Overhead, in place of the expected

furniture did not suit, Einhorn simply designed what he

chandelier, are crystal teardrop chains, suspended from the ceiling, but not electrically

wanted and had it made. u

wired, allowing them to only reflect light, not create it.



Such show-stopping design garnered that which Einhorn ultimately desires— truly satisfied clients. “They told me my work was amazing,” Einhorn admits. “That makes me feel good and is most gratifying.” n

Above: This room was awarded “Best Bath” by the American Society of Interior Designers in a recent competition. Blue and white marble slabs were cut for the lattice flooring. A mosaic encases the Jason International hydrotherapy tub and the walls. A faux-painted soffit is reflected in the Art Glass Environment main mirror, the twin etched side mirrors, and the acrylic vanity. Fine Arts crystal sconces and a silver chainmail chandelier add more sparkle. The white bowl sink is by Toto, the Martini faucets from Aqua Brass, and the skirted chair was reupholstered in Kravet fabric. Left: The custom master bedroom headboard and bedding of Kravet, Castel Maison and Robert Allen fabric sit atop a wool lattice rug from Delos, all designed by Einhorn. Stenciled walls are illuminated by hand-blown Steve Jensen lamps atop linen-wrapped lacquered nightstands. The owner’s Barbara Barry by Baker Furniture vanity was refinished and an HStudio acrylic chair added. A Fine Arts pendant shines down on the Artistic Frame-crafted motorized television console.


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Above: An engineering feat, the rooftop pool provides mile long views of the ocean. The soffit and accent wall are covered in a mosaic of sliced rock pebble. Eden Roc Chaises are covered with Link Outdoor cushions. Dune Point accent pillows are by Ralph Lauren. The pool itself is lined with black and gray glass tiles. Right: Looking north toward Trump Tower, this outdoor living area has a kitchen with a professional grill, and Sub-Zero appliances set in a counter clad in a mosaic of sliced rock pebble. The Palinuro table and Vietri woven wicker stackable chairs with Kravet outdoor cushions seat six.





eff Einhorn of St James Design LLC understands the most important part of any design project is a happy client. Jeff works closely with his clients to create their dream homes. Jeff is a licensed designer, a member of the ASID, and NCIDQ certified. He has merged his background in construction and design to create original interiors re-interpreting the possibilities of modern, transitional and traditional styles. Since opening St James Design LLC, Jeff has worked with clients In Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He has successfully completed the remodeling and redecorating of high-end residential and commercial spaces that have been published and won several awards. From demolition to the selection of the right furniture, accessories and artwork, he has designed homes from the ground up and regularly collaborates with architects, developers and builders. Jeff Einhorn of St. James Design LLC is able to review pre-construction builders’ plans to help clients make the best possible choices for the interior finishes of their new homes. He also stages properties being offered for sale to optimize value and sell faster.

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Strong vertical elements punctuate the grand estate home at Miromar Lakes. Massive columns provide a grand façade. A lushly landscaped courtyard with water and fire feature leads to 12-foot hand-forged iron entry doors designed by the home’s residential building designer Dan Sater. “We wanted a home that isn’t trendy—one with clean simple lines, a home that is casual yet elegant at the same time,” describes Sater. Custom garage doors mimic the home’s entry door design.








Randall Mitchell Custom Homes’ Hemingway model is eloquently understated, yet makes a powerful presentation, as did the literary works of the home’s world-renowned namesake. Ideally situated in the exclusive enclave of Sorrento at awardwinning Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, the home is built to maximize views of the community’s pristine 700-acre freshwater lake. “This house is about celebrating being together as family and enjoying the outdoors,” explains residential building designer Dan Sater of the Sater Group. “It has one of the nicest water view lots in Miromar and we wanted to focus on taking advantage of that in as many of the rooms as possible.” No detail overlooked, builder Randall Mitchell Custom Homes worked with Sater to create an impactful design that is impressive, timeless, and extremely livable. “I wanted to do something unique and enduring in terms of the aesthetics of the home. We created a casual contemporary, easy-living home and floorplan. I believe we hit our mark dead on,” notes Randall Mitchell co-founder and president Mitch Melheim. Every decision from the architecture to accessories was made with the home’s future owners in mind. Interior designer Chrissie Porter Forbes of Accessories Etc. Design Group says the team envisioned a very social, dynamic lifestyle. “I saw the buyers as a couple with an extended family who love to entertain and live well. They’d be boating, water skiing or golfing and enjoying life. They’d want the home to be elegant and livable.” Forbes selected a color palette of cool grays accented with varying shades of blue inspired by the water beyond. “I think the lake is such a grand statement and such an integral part of the whole space,” she adds. u 

Left: The great room is the centerpiece of the home, with an 18-foot cypress wood ceiling. A focal wall created to anchor the room features a linear gas fireplace with aqua blue glass embers from Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living, surrounded by Dekton Kairos quartz in oversized horizontal panels with a custom designed floating-shelves on the left. Off-white custom sofas from Highland House and Century chairs create an intimate seating area, while a bar area serves both the living space and kitchen. Bella Cera Villa Borghese fine French oak wood flooring is used throughout the home. The home’s state-of-the-art technology includes a wireless entertainment system and iPad controlled online lighting and security systems.


Under the same soaring ceiling, the formal dining space is delineated by a geometric ceiling detail. Spheres of steel intertwine to form the orb Crystorama chandelier from Lighting First. The dining table and chairs are from Century Furniture. The buffet is flanked by modern silver sconces with polished stainless steel from Corbett.


Rich architectural details accent the soaring 18-foot ceilings in the great room, dining room, and foyer, tying the indoors to the expansive outdoor living. Sater designed the home’s multiple living areas to be versatile to accommodate every stage of life and lifestyle. The second-story offers a morning bar, VIP suite, and clubroom with balcony to enjoy dramatic wide-water sunset views to the west. A cabana suite on the first floor, with pocketing sliding doors leading to the lanai, is currently furnished with two queen beds for guests, however, it could easily serve as an additional family gathering area, such as a game room or hobby room. u  

Above: An avid cook, Forbes gave great care to the layout and function of the chef’s kitchen. The perimeter cabinets in pure white are simple in style with glass upper doors adding visual interest. The cabinets of the large center island are a London Fog Cottage Gray and topped with Kashmir White granite with veins of grey and white to unify the space. A Visual Comfort linear lantern fixture in polished nickel illuminates the work area. The chef’s kitchen is equipped by Monark Premium Appliances with Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances, a wine chiller, and walk-in pantry.

Left: A staircase with open architectural railing features a lighted niche with a textured wood back panel and floating shelves, providing extra dimension to the kitchen’s cozy breakfast nook.



Above: A Corbett Silver leaf and polished stainless ribbon chandelier adds drama to the

The solid foundation of both the home and the team is anchored

simplicity of the freestanding master bathroom tub. A window-view freestanding wall

in their respect for one another, and in what Melheim describes

allows natural light into the double-entry shower. Haisa marble covers floors and shower

as Randall Mitchell’s unwavering dedication to not only building

walls. Custom his-and-her vanities in creamy white provide ample storage and individual

a beautiful home, but one of unparalleled quality in the

dressing areas. The suite includes dual water closets and three walk-in closets for clothing.

things unseen. “We build every home like it is ours as far as

Opposite Above: Varying shades of blue give each room its own identity. The oversized master suite is the epitome of elegance and relaxation. The upholstered Century bed in steely grey complements the wall color while the rich wood floor and dresser add warmth. A comfortable reading chair and chaise situated at the window allow for views

the foundational elements to ensure that today’s visible beauty endures,” explains Melheim. “Our key focus is to ensure that everyone who has a Randall Mitchell Custom Home feels that they have something special.” n

of the lake with a door leading to the outdoor loggia. Opposite Below: A modern twist on the traditional library, the study was designed to match the home’s state-of-the-art technology which includes a wireless entertainment system, online lighting control and security system which are all operational through an IPad. The Century floating desk allows for easy wireless connectivity and a wall mounted television keeps the room simple and clean. The built-in cabinetry offers maximum storage with display space. A custom painting behind the desk ties the room to the natural beauty outdoors.


Above: Designed as a gentleman’s retreat, the second-floor clubroom offers comfortable lounging and dual televisions for enjoying the game or an evening cocktail. A wrought-iron railing surrounds the outdoor balcony which serves the clubroom and VIP bedroom suite. A bar-height table and chairs elevate guests above the railing for clear views of the pool and Miromar’s lake.

Above Right: The expansive covered area of the lanai is designed for entertaining with a full summer kitchen, bar area, dining table, and large, comfortable seating area of teak and outdoor wicker in neutral colors with accents of blue. Motorized screens allow for unobstructed views of the water when not in use. The L-shaped custom pool has an aqua glass pebble finish, with infinity edge spa, fire/water fountains and sun shelf. A natural stone deck and fire pit lounging area edge the pool and complete the Hemingway’s lakefront retreat.


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The living room is embellished with striking details. The organically-shaped area rug by Tai Ping, in variant shades of blue, was templated to fit the space. An eyepopping art piece by painter and sculptor Frank Stella hangs above Grafton’s white leather Zipper sectional sofa, uniquely configured with 27 moveable pieces. At the bar is a trio of iconic Question Mark chairs, designed by Tonon Italia for EG Cody. 86


A modern vibe is established at the get-go in the foyer, where a stunning floating hexagonal ceiling is edge-lit. Above the clients’ black Brueton bench and console are an abstract wall sculpture from Baker Sponder Gallery, and a fragmented art mirror by Carriage House Modern. The futuristic front doors, designed by Lachance, are fabricated in a combination of polished and brushed stainless.


Above: The dining room table features a twisted base handcrafted in polished and brushed stainless by metal sculptor Raymond Karpuska. Surrounding it are a set of Brueton classic cantilevered arm


This 8,382 square foot, eight-bedroom home in the prestigious country club community of St. Andrews in Boca Raton is the result of a masterful renovation. The home was stripped to the bare bones and practically re-built from the ground up. The client, builder, designer, and architect collectively envisioned a truly modern aesthetic. Achieving the look required a combination of factors: clean lines, minimal window treatments, strong ceiling details, and cutting-edge materials.

chairs, which provide just the right level of comfort and ergonomics. Lachance designed both the innovative metal wall

Interior designer Susan Lachance, who has a solid background in architecture, successfully collaborated with architect Quinn Miklos to conceive a modern masterpiece with treats for the eye at every turn.

application and the high-gloss lacquer

The couple brought much to the table—their original home already tended toward the contemporary—

buffet which sits below it. Important

so many of their existing furnishings by leading manufacturers, as well as their extensive art collection

artwork adorns the walls, and as is the

by recognized artists, already fit the theme. “My mission was to enhance the space so that the art and

case throughout the home, motorized

furnishings were married,” says Lachance. The clients’ proclivity for a use of bold color was a designer’s

solar shades are concealed within drapery

dream—she could do a bright red wall or a vivid blue kitchen with complete confidence, knowing the

pockets so as not to hinder the inflow of

outcome would please them. The project allowed her talents and well-trained eye to shine. u

natural light.


Below: The hallway comes alive with the illusion of movement via the white leather Wave bench. Above it, an abstract painting in royal blue and lime green, from the clients’ own collection, enlivens the wall. Custom geometric sculptures of glass and metal, designed by Lachance and built by Art Glass, decorate the niches. Opposite: The Eggersmann kitchen includes high-gloss white cabinetry and an island and backsplash fabricated from a unique, one-off slab of exotic blue marble that is meant to emulate the blue sky and clouds. The adjustable Turkana barstools, designed by CasaDesús and purchased through Carriage House Modern, are a simple and sleek combination of white leather and polished chrome.



Undeniably, the most dramatic change was the addition of an entire second

Above: Drama and sophistication characterize the master bedroom. A gleaming

floor. The idea was to create a place where the entire family, including a

metal bed by Sherman Design Custom Furniture for Carriage House is set against

joyful horde of children and grandchildren, could gather under one roof

a channeled upholstered wall of navy silk from Eykon with LED backlit, laser-

yet still enjoy their privacy. “We created en suite bedrooms that were larger

cut panels custom-designed by Lachance. Suitable high-gloss white nightstands

and more upscale, each with its own personality,” explains Miklos. Call

from Carriage House complete the focal wall. Sheers in a soft silver fabric from

it a “home without borders”— the distinction from inside to outside, and

Duralee provide the backdrop for a stunning duo of Ashton white leather chaises

room to room, was blurred by the open, flowing plan. “Everyone has a

by Sklar Furnishings. Underfoot, a custom navy and white wool lux silk-blend rug

place, but without walls, which is the most provocative part of the house,”

brings a stylish softness to the room.

he expounds.

Opposite: The master bath has no shortage of “curve” appeal, with sinuous lines

John Micallef, owner of River Birch Construction who spearheaded the

in the cove lighting, glass shower enclosure, and bathtub—conveying a message

build, foretells that this contemporary domicile, which the team worked

of femininity and making the room distinctly hers. The swirled Spellbound Corbett

so diligently to bring to life, will remain on trend for years to come. “This

light fixture mimics the twists and turns. Nearly every surface is dressed with

home is one of the first of the new generation of simple, modern homes.

custom handmade glass mosaic tile in moody shades of blue.

Contemporary is here to stay… no question about it.”



Ample seating equips the family room for gatherings of friends and relatives. Plush Grafton sofas are upholstered in a charcoal Romo fabric, with contrasting pillows. A row of Mate recliners from Carriage House provides optimal viewing of both the television and magnificent outdoor spaces. The significant Brueton Selina K arched cocktail table sits in the center of it all. Contemporary wall sconces made by sculptor Michael O, and a custom work of art glass designed by Lachance, adorn the walls. A cut wool and silk rug from Edward Fields grounds the space.


Written by Robin Hodes Photography by Brantley Photography

Below: This stirring vignette of the den features a Scan white leather daybed with colorful graphic pillows, a high/low pair of sculptural, free-form accent tables by Ogetti, and a sleek Antonini cocktail table made of bent glass and high gloss white lacquer. The focal wall is covered in Elitis red padded neoprene—similar in feel to a diver’s wetsuit!


The front of the home is well-proportioned, with a “popped-up” architectural 2-story element which Kragh says “dominates the eye and really gives it great massing from the street.” A historic touch is imparted with the inclusion of a metal roof, while working blue shutters lend a coastal feel—apropos, as the home is situated a mere three blocks from the beach. The circular driveway and sprawling front lawn enhance the curb appeal.







This enchanting home in Naples’ Coquina Sands is set back just far enough from the lovely canopy tree-lined street to afford privacy, yet not forego the neighborhood’s evident charm. Set upon just under half an acre, the ample landscape allows for two of the most soughtafter characteristics of homes in the region: a one-story layout, and an abundance of outdoor living spaces. Fashioned with a nod to Old Florida, but with a decidedly modern flair, the five-bedroom residence is a stunner all the way from the beckoning front façade to the wonderland that is the backyard. The crew that created the residence is a cluster of old friends who have worked in harmony on multiple projects. Developer Joe Belz of Belz Properties is unwavering in his belief that all the players involved are the best in class of their respective areas. “In this case, the vision was to take advantage of the southern exposure with a great dedicated outdoor living area drenched in sun,” says Belz. Builder Mike Assaad shared the vision, identifying the same attributes of the property. “The dimensions of the lot afford the opportunity to have five gracious bedrooms all on the same floor, and the exposure brings a liberal amount of natural light and is conducive to a sizeable outdoor environment,” Assaad says. u

Left: Natural light pours into the great room through substantial windows that soar to 10 feet. Snow-capped wood floors play off walls softly touched by gray. A two-tiered glass and stone cocktail table by Fine Furniture sits upon a Clive Daniel area rug, as does a welcoming textured ivory chenille sofa, also by Clive Daniel Home. A crisscross theme appears in the X-shaped Currey & Company chandelier and the polished nickel sofa table with stalked base.



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Another comrade, architect Matt Kragh of MHK Architecture and Planning, weighs in with similar enthusiasm. “My favorite projects are sprawling one-story houses because you get all the great living space on one floor,” says Kragh, adding that for a one-story structure, the house has great street presence, which he acknowledges is sometimes hard to achieve. Rounding out the winning team, interior designer John Tweet of Clive Daniel Home enjoyed the creative freedom he was granted. “The nice thing about doing a home with this group is they are very open to new and different things, which is great for a designer.” To take maximum advantage of the ample light and beautiful views, Tweet kept window treatments sparce, and furnishings downscaled. u

Left: The dining room introduces signature MHK ceiling detail to be seen throughout. An eye-catching contemporary built-in is darkly finished for sharp contrast and masculine flair. The kitchen is brightly appointed with custom white Ruffino cabinetry blended with the Carrara Bella backsplash, and quartz countertops in a feather-light gray. The spherical and suspended hurricane chandeliers are both from Currey & Company. The gunmetal table was custom-designed by Tweet with a raw-edge gray Cambria stone top and dark base to complement the dining area built-in. All other furnishings are courtesy of Clive Daniel Home. Bottom: In the study, beamed ceilings inset with planks of pecky cypress pay homage to old Florida. The utilitarian writing desk is called Etta by Fine Furniture. Tweet’s additional décor for the room—the geometric-patterned area rug, desk chair, pair of lounge chairs, accent table, and wall art—are from Clive

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Daniel Home.



Photography by Vistabee

Above: A decorative chandelier from Currey & Company brings a bit of formality

He used a coloration with universal appeal—a silvery gray blended with

to the master bath, as do the pleated and patterned sheers from Kravet. Both

cream. With five bedrooms and four outdoor living areas to address,

are juxtaposed by the edgy Kohler Reve tub. The floors and shower walls are

the task at hand was giving each its own personality while ensuring

elegantly treated with Calacatta marble.

cohesiveness and flow, and he relished the challenge. Tweet’s sentiment

Opposite: Soft with a subtle touch of romance, the master bedroom is like a watercolor painting. Shades of white, gray, and petal pink brush the space. A

about working on this house is clearly shared by all involved. “I had a wonderful time,” he says. n

lightweight iron bed by Vanguard is thoughtfully placed to soak in the view, and wispy sheers in a Kravet fabric add decoration without distraction. Just outside, the Argento cuddle chair is ready for relaxation.


Written by Robin Hodes Photography by Tim Gibbons and Vistabee Belz Properties 1400 Gulf Shore Boulevard, North #106 Naples, FL 34102 239.261.4000

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Clive Daniel Home 2777 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.292.3717

Above: The double-sided fireplace draws the eye to the exterior and defines a gracious outdoor living area. The pool runs the width of the house, dramatically enhancing the exterior space and visually

powdery gray with accent pillows in buttercup yellow. Right: All parties agree that the spectacular rear yard with its own dedicated pergola-covered living space is the lead character in this home’s story. “For interest, we wanted to submerge part of it and create a sunken, dynamic fire pit area that is centered off the master wing,” explains Kragh. The stepdown effect creates an outdoor “room” without the need for walls and a roof, which makes the open space feel cozy and charming.


Photography by Vistabee

bringing Florida’s blue waters indoors. Silver finished furnishings by Castillo are upholstered in a



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The creation of this splendid home is a love story in several ways. The homeowners, after vacationing for years on Bonita Beach, would dream of owning a home there. They were mesmerized by the way the gulf would change colors throughout the course of the day and the seasons from bright aqua to deep sea green. The special place in their hearts held by their children served as an impetus to make a paradise the whole family could enjoy. u

Below: The revealing design of the staircase celebrates rather than conceals the technical means by which the stairs are fabricated. Stainless steel plates are inserted into the solid wood tread, which combines with aluminum cable rail and custom stained wooden handrail. Theis, who has a background in architecture and admittedly, has a “thing� for stairs, realized that since these stairs are what you see when you look opposite the gulf, they had to be a focal point. Left: As is easily discerned from the front exterior, this Bonita Beach home is a charmer from the top of its third story to the bottom. Symmetry plays a vital role in the foreground, with balanced landscape design on either side. Landscape architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, called for many tropical- and salt-compatible plantings to help reinforce the beach lifestyle. The gulf water beyond is hinted at through the custom wood and glass front door.



Gathering a team of experts that would fit together like hand in glove is no easy feat, but the skilled professionals they employed worked together seamlessly, and soon fell as much in love with the project as the owners themselves. Compatibility among the players, too, made building the home a pleasure for all involved. “These were fantastic clients to work for. They were gracious and appreciative throughout the entire construction process,” reflects builder Ryan Potter, of Potter Homes Inc., Naples. “They trusted us to deliver a superior product on time and we did,” he adds. u

Above: The gulf and sky are purposefully the main backdrop of the great room. Casamance fabric window panels capitalize on that, acting like paint upon the seascape canvas. To perpetuate the indoor/outdoor feel she was going for, Theis utilizes multipurpose fabrics from Sunbrella and Perennials. “Everything in the room stems from the client’s desire to have all of the seating surfaces able to keep up with their love of entertaining, and utilizing this space from the outdoors in,” she articulates.

Left: This study is intended for the “Mrs.” alone, so the designer wanted to keep the furnishings light, simple, elegant, and distinctly feminine. The curved leg Century desk plays softly off the two-toned credenza by Lorts. An oversized chaise from Hickory White is strategicallyplaced for optimal beach viewing, but the sight from behind is equally delightful, courtesy of the watercolor-inspired sophisticated fabric by Osbourne & Little. White wave-printed linen sheers invite the sea breezes in, without detracting from the glorious vista.



Residential designer Rich Guzman, of R.G. Designs was immediately attuned to the clients’ affection for the sea and sky, and to stay true to the Florida vernacular, made sure nothing would stand in the way of gazing at these elements without limit. “In designing this home, I used lots of glass to view the beach,” states Guzman. Lead interior designer Alex Theis of Freestyle Interiors used the family’s fascination with the sea as inspiration. “Very early on in the process, I came across a gorgeous Casamance fabric that picked up the various colors of the gulf and I knew immediately it would be my focal point,” notes Theis who incorporated a pop of aqua here, a splash of blue there, and even the introduction of grays and teals to emulate the gulf and sky on a stormier day. u

Left: White is used in abundance in the kitchen to maintain an ocean theme. The turquoise shell chandelier over the dining area and the kitchen’s leather counter stools reflect the sea in its brightest glory. The cook’s kitchen has a 60-inch Wolf gas range, convection steam oven and warming drawer below from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.



“Alex is detailed and focused, and immediately got what we wanted to achieve,” owner Susan Winters recounts joyfully recognizing that imagining your dream home is one thing, while genuinely attaining it is quite another, “We ended up with exactly the look and feel we hoped for, both inside and out. We love it.” n

Above: “The master bath was designed with a mix of classic elements and a playful, contemporary twist,” remarks Theis. White marble floors feature an occasional color departure with insets of eggplant-colored square tiles. A traditionally-shaped, freestanding tub is offset by zig zag wall niches. Left: In the master suite, purples and grays pay homage to Southwest Florida’s world renowned sunsets. The custom bed features an upholstered, floor-to-ceiling channel-tufted headboard, adding drama to the tall ceilings and vastness of the open view. A chaise is swathed in pale gray, and understated violet panels adorn the expanse of windows.



Above: Bonita Beach is world-famous for its magnificent sunsets; what better place to enjoy them than from a body-hugging lounger, right inside the pool. The second-story pool was artfully designed by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design who joined the team very early in the building design. “We recessed the spa to be level with the pool, so that it does not distract from the view, Andrea explains, adding, “When the spa is being used the person’s eye becomes level with the vanishing edge, and further establishing the connection to the gulf.” The construction executed by Jackson Pools allows for a 22-foot-wide unobstructed view from the living area as well. On either side of the pool’s edge matching fire bowls frame the home’s magnificent sunset views.

Opposite: Recognizing the importance of a warm and inviting outdoor living area to her client, Theis gave this area extra tender care. The fireplace is clad in a multi-shaded tile by Artistic Tile. Its blend of blue, gray, and brown adds movement, making an otherwise simple fireplace come alive. The custom-made oversized bed swing was suggested by Mrs. Winters, and Theis loved how the idea played into the traditional southern living style.

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This transitional ranch is a sprawling 6,954 square feet under air (a total of 11,070 square feet) encompassing five bedrooms, five full- and two half-baths, and a four-car garage. The home is situated on a lake-view lot, adjacent to the golf course and barns, stables and the polo fields of the equestrian haven of Palm Beach Polo and Golf Course.







Winston Churchill said, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle,” and the owners of this beautiful Stock Custom Homes residence in the Palm Beach Polo and Golf Club would surely agree. The equestrian community, next to polo fields, horse barns and select stables, is a perfect home for horse owners, horse lovers, and anyone visiting Wellington, Florida for the jam-packed events of the equestrian season. “I designed this home to be a party home, a place for entertaining friends and family,” says residential designer Richard Guzman. “From the oversized windows and 90-degree glass walls offering fantastic views over the water features and the stunning outdoor living and pool area, to the expansive VIP guest suites, allowing visitors their own privacy, this home is created to be warm and welcoming, but with a contemporary feel.” Fire and water play big parts in Guzman’s design. “Instead of constraining the dining room with four walls I took advantage of the lake and water views and opted for a casual space allowing the fountains to be seen by the diners. There is also a great outdoor fireplace and fire bowls lighting the water of the pool and spa. That mixture makes for great Feng Shui, which, in good balance, are the elements of a happy home.” Stock Custom Homes President, Matt Sellick, certainly found the experience of creating this haven a memorable one. “We were partnered with the very best people. We were surrounded by a great team in both the architectural and interior design, then coupled that with the highest quality construction. Such a team effort makes for a beautiful product,” says Sellick. “When clients walk into a home like this and their first word is ‘wow,’ you know you’ve created something special.” Much of that show-stopping reaction is attributable to the creative direction of interior designer, Daniel Killgore and his team at Soco Interiors. u

Left: The grand parlor showcases a wall of windows overlooking the home’s water features, creating a perfect gathering spot for guests. A taupe linen Vanguard sofa and the Lee Industries tonal daybed with custom bolsters offer comfortable seating. Vanguard charcoal burl-wood nesting tables provide a place to set drinks and appetizers. The Vix standing lamp is reflected in a trio of Uttermost dressing mirrors. A petrified-wood sculpture from the Phillips Collection sits atop the Hooker Furniture iron and travertine console. A custom silver-toned wool rug adorns the limestone floor. Overhead, a dramatic Currey & Company iron branch-like chandelier illuminates both the stained oak beams and the scene below.


“Though we’ve had a successful partnership with Stock for more than six years, this is our first project with them in this part of Florida and we wanted to try something new and different,” says Killgore. “We were going for a modernized equestrian look, without making it ‘themed.’ We wanted a luxurious retreat for horse lovers and their guests. Stock was very generous in letting us run with our ideas, and the finished design is one of my all-time favorites.” n

Below: Situated adjacent to the formal dining room and the temperature-controlled wine room, the grand room is a hub for family conversation, casual dining, and TV viewing. The custom taupe linen sectional and pair of ivory linen club chairs are from Vanguard. The painted coffee table is from Sherrill and the bronze end table by Noir. The painted media cabinet is from Hooker Furniture. Iron and mirror Global View sconces are solely candle-powered, with additional light provided by the wagon wheel pendant above. Swimsuit-friendly acrylic seats from Noir contrast a slab table of Chamcha wood from the Phillips Collection. Below: The gourmet kitchen island features ivory quartz countertops and custom Portabella maple cabinetry. Vanguard stools in curry-hued leather with nickel-head detailing provide seating. A second wagon wheel pendant as seen in the grand room illuminates the island. Omega cabinetry in Pearl White is finished with crown moulding. The perfect chef’s work space is completed by two 36-inch refrigerators, two dishwashers, and a six-burner gas range, all by Sub-Zero and Wolf.




Above: The stained oak tongue-and-groove ceiling soars above the serene master bedroom. A custom Vanguard bed with ivory linen and polished nickel nailhead-accented headboard sports custom bedding from Kravet. A modified Cox bench is upholstered in taupe mohair and the handy black iron table is from Sherrill. An abstract by Left Bank hangs above the dark wood Bernhardt credenza with motherof-pearl inlaid doors. Below the window are twin Lee Industries swivel chairs covered in charcoal velvet. Porcelain lamps by Visual Comfort and the bronze chandelier with iron chain mail by Currey & Company cast a warm glow. Opposite Above: A private balcony overlooking the lake offers respite in this VIP suite. A Noir Ferret poster bed features spindle posts and a black painted finish. The bedding is from Eastern Accents, with Kravet and Romo accent pillows. The ivory linen bench is by Lee Industries. Visual Comfort pendants with gold leaves take the place of a chandelier and illuminate a bronze and antiqued-mirror table serving as a nightstand. Sheer window treatments by Duralee filter the light from the room’s wall of glass. Opposite Below: Silver-leaf antler sconces by Regina Andrew adorn the stained beams while overhead, a Robert Abbey polished-nickel ring chandelier with Edison bulbs lights this intimate club room. Above the Global Views carved wood credenza hangs an Art Delano giclée. The Vanguard club chair and ottoman are clad in ivory nubby cotton, with accent pillow by Romo. Custom shelving is uplit and the partners’ desk is painted maple. The Vanguard Parson’s chair sports charcoal linen, and the geometric tonal carpet makes this the only fully carpeted room in the home.



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Above: A dramatic Ledgerstone wall hosts the linear gas fireplace in this outdoor living space. The custom woven espresso-finish sectional, with ivory Sunbrella cushions, and the bronze coffee table are both from Cabana Coast. Two armchairs, clad in gray Sunbrella fabric, are from Lee Industries. Underfoot is 12-by-24-inch honed travertine. Overhead a vaulted cypress tongue-and-groove ceiling holds a Minke fan, and bronze retractable screens make this room comfortable year round. Left: The honed travertine continues out to the pool deck and coping, with a wood-look mosaic tile used on the spa. Romanesque columns are pre-cast concrete and 36-inch square concrete gas fire bowls from Grand Effects complete the beautiful design from Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design.Vanguard Parson’s chair sports charcoal linen, and the geometric tonal carpet makes this the only fully carpeted room in the home.






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The main task in updating the home was to take away the heavy and outdated precast. “We wanted to simplify the lines and create a modern elevation. The home is still Mediterranean but now it’s fresh and clean and light,” says interior designer Lana Knapp.  Metal railings, cleaner cladding, and new paint were all used to modernize the exterior of the home. Landscaping also played an important role as builder Greg Brisson explains. “The landscaping around the home was overgrown and overdone, blocking the view of the house and from the lanai looking out. Now it shows off the home and works with the new, user-friendly driveway.” 


TUSCAN makeover




When interior designer Lana Knapp of Collins & DuPont Design Group, first saw this home in Pelican Bay, she knew it had good bones and great possibilities—she just had to first refine some angles. Built in 2001 the home, like so many in Naples at that time, was fashioned after an opulent Italian villa with precast pillars and balconies on the outside and tapestry-like fabrics and an abundance of faux finishing inside. “The house was heavy and yellow and gold were everywhere!” Knapp laughs. “We started with an initial three-hour walk through where we talked about paint and maybe redoing the floors but the project snowballed from there. With every walkthrough I would notice something



angles, harsh lines, obstructed views, and a lack of symmetry throughout. As we got deeper into the project these all became things the owners and I felt needed to be changed.” u Right: With precast on top of precast, the living room was covered with unnecessary columns, a fireplace with an excessive mantel, and heavy fabrics that weighed the room down. Taking inspiration from the beautiful Southwest Florida skies, Knapp used shades of blue  in the redesigned living area.  Backlit  glass sits above the limestone fireplace surround softening the height of the room while adding light and texture. Custom mirror frames and mullions were manufactured and installed by Generations Metier. The fireplace is now the focal point - simple and elegant it faces a comfortable seating arrangement of Century, Baker, and Henredon furniture. The large Andersen windows are now flanked by drapes with an airy texture.




Knapp realized she needed to create function and consistency to make the home livable while also designing a transitional interior that worked with a modernized Mediterranean exterior. Decluttering the home was the first step. Precast columns, fireplaces, and railings were removed and replaced with simpler profiles and symmetrical lines. The tapestries and thick fabrics gave way to tone-on-tone fabrics, finishes with soft textures, and rich blue accents to create a more tranquil space. “I just had to make it less complicated. For example, any accessory I put back into the home had to be meaningful, no knickknacks just to have something a shelf or table,” she explains. u

Right and Below: With her personal love of cooking, Knapp knows a thing or two about kitchen design and her knowledge is evident in this award-winning space (Best Kitchen Design, 2017 Sand Dollar awards). “The kitchen was again, so heavy. Big legs on the island, overdone cabinets, and odd angles made this a tough space to work in,” she explains. Now the space is open with bright with glass tiles from Tropical Tile & Marble, a custom hood with brass and antique and polished nickel, state-of-theart appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, and new kitchen cabinetry and a warm wood counter from Generations Metier for easy entertaining and family gatherings. Ceiling beams stained a dark walnut similar to the wide plank flooring were crafted and installed throughout the home by Generations Metier.






Above: The original master bedroom was alarming with a large

Another issue in the house were the ceilings. Built on a grandiose scale, they

tropical canvas stuffed into an unnecessary niche and soaring ceilings

didn’t feel livable or inviting. In almost every room, Knapp and builder Greg

that made the room feel imposing and uninviting. BCB Homes squared-

Brisson of BCB Homes dropped the ceilings to eliminate the museum-like

off odd angles to modernize the space, dropped the ceiling, and added

feel of the interior. “The height threw off the whole scale of the house. It’s not

beams with up-lighting to make the space more livable and familiar.

often that we lower a ceiling but we found we needed to throughout. People

Knapp selected a soothing neutral tone for the walls, a bed by Century,

don’t want to feel dwarfed by their home, so dropping the height and adding

and a Theodore Alexander consul to add updated style and function.

beams as needed made a tremendous difference in the final product,” says

Left: Perhaps the most dramatically different room in the house, the master bath was an awkward space with a tub on an “altar” accessed

Brisson. Now a functional and elegant place, the award-winning redesign represents the new and modern Naples. n

by stairs (a potential hazard when wet), columns that closed off the room, and dark faux finished walls. Knapp created an instant focal point in the master bath through the elegant Carrara marble wall— sourced through Tropical Tile & Marble—that moves in multidirectional curves showing off the circle windows above. Five niches add texture and light. A capiz shell and mother of pearl pattern from Tropical Tile & Marble serves as the base for the tub. New, custom cabinetry from Generations Metier and a complementary stone countertop finish the transformation.




Above and Left: Like many of the rooms in the home, the lanai was plagued with angles that obstructed the views. Knapp and Brisson created a layout that allows for a direct line of sight to the pool and golf course beyond. The outdoor kitchen—with island and cabinetry from Generations Metier—provides the owners with a true indoor/ outdoor experience and a place to entertain with plenty of seating and a functional cooking area with suspended hood to preserve the view. Seating options more proportionate to the space were selected, opening up the lanai while still giving guests multiple places to congregate for conversation or meals. The addition of a focal wall with linear gas fireplace from Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living and new porcelain tile floors help to modernize the space.

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In the living room, architectural ceilings seemingly float above the modern seating arrangement. Lined with LED tape, the unique structure creates visual detail and texture in the room. Below, a couch from American Leather, a Swaim table, and two modern T-Back chairs from Thayer Coggin are from International Design Source, as are many of the furnishings. A hand-knotted rug is painted with splashes of teal and aqua. “The colors in the rug became the inspiration for the whole house,� says Walter. The focal point in the room is the award-winning, self-contained water feature which took hundreds of hours to design. Aqua glass tiles sit behind two glass panels that encase the water, creating a hassle-free and condo-approved water system that never has to be drained, cleaned, or refilled.

EAST meets west





Above: The family room is a less formal space but lacks nothing in beauty and design. The large format porcelain tiles create a neutral pallet for the rest of the room to build upon. The wall, which separates the living and family rooms, and houses the water feature in the more formal living room, is structural, so the Cinnabar team was tasked with incorporating the structure into the


“Warm and clean with a contemporary feel. That was the clients’ goal for this Naples’ penthouse,” says Laurie Walter of Cinnabar Design. With that in mind, Walter and her design assistant Kelly Sereghy set out to create a home filled with unique architectural details and sculptured furniture—a taste of Miami with a Southwest Florida twist. In the end,

design. 3D geometric tiles mimic the shape of the geometric ceiling above.

they designed a home with a sophisticated yet relaxed environment their

The sleek Roche Bobois Episode sofa features remote controlled head and

clients can enjoy with family and friends as they escape their hectic life

foot rests for comfortable viewing. A pair of stitched leather Roche Bobois

in the Northeast.

Badiane armchairs swivel to easily enjoy a sunset view.

Left: “The mica wall covering adds texture and sparkle to the entryway. The neutral tones of the wall complement the Belle Meade table in a custom shade with acrylic hardware. Artwork and silver coral add subtle color to the space, while giving a nod to the sea just outside. A lamp by Justice Designs completes the foyer.

Located in a boutique waterfront condominium, the penthouse features magnificent views of the yacht harbor, Wiggins Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico through expansive windows and large balconies. Walter and her team were brought in before construction began and were able to work with the clients through the entire build. “We immediately started with the interview process. Everything was done remotely, either through email or phone calls, but we still had a wonderful synergy with the clients,” Walter explains. u


Beyond interior design, Cinnabar took on an advisory role with this project. “I wanted to anticipate the client’s needs not only in the home but also in regards to their lifestyle here in Naples,” says Walter. “We went over social club options, work/life decisions, and basically helped them to create the life they wanted here. I also play ‘design detective’ with all my projects because sometimes what the client says they want and what they really like can be two different things. We always ask for photos of a current residence so we can see how they actually live and what they are really comfortable with. Someone might describe their style as modern but through pictures we discover they are actually transitional.” u

Below: In the dining room, the custom chrome base of the stone-topped table is accented by custom Swaim fabrics with metallic threads. Above, a large light from Currey & Company hangs from the uniquely detailed ceiling and is used to fill the airspace above the table, giving the room more comfortable proportions. Glass plates hang from polished chrome brackets and bring in the tones of blue and aqua found in the other main living areas.


Walter and Sereghy thought a lot about the kitchen and worked with the clients to create a space that was beautiful and functional, as they love to cook and entertain. “They knew they wanted dark cabinets—that was the launching point for the room,” says Sereghy. Walter selected a Manhattan Slab door in gray oak veneer with a horizontal grain in a natural stain from Design Studio by Raymond. Upper glass doors are aluminum-framed with back-painted acid etched glass and Schaub satin nickel finish hardware. A Cambria Quartz island with waterfall edge and a glass, stone, and metal backsplash were used to bring brighter tones into the room. Glistening ET 2 glass cylinder pendant lights are filled with crystals.



The clients wanted to customize the condominium residence so it differed from other units in the high rise. Walter and her team worked to create a home that honors a higher standard of design. Custom doors, finishes and fabrics, unique ceiling details, a water feature, and a one-of-a-kind rooftop pool all set this residence apart from the rest in the building. u

Above: The right-hand wall of the master bedroom is an exterior wall, forcing the Cinnabar team to design around the angles of the building. The Vanguard headboard and dropped ceiling panels work together to mask the asymmetrical room. Walter used custom linens and specialty fabrics to create layers of texture. The dresser with custom finished drawer fronts is a well-loved piece by both the clients and the designer. Sheer gossamer drapes frame a fantastic seating area with Gulf views. Left: The master bath is split into his-and-her sides with the focal point in her space being a floating wall covered in carved stone tiles. The simple, modern tub by MTI echoes the sleek curves of the stone and continues the emphasis on architectural details found throughout the home. An Elan metal-framed chandelier with pressed crystal inserts ads softness and shine. Opposite: Custom glass doors with glass inserts and wide plank oak floors in a washed gray tone create a dramatic entry to the master suite. The framed art on the floating and backlit wall are actually sculptured tiles—companions to the ones found in the master bath. Trays with lights from Fine Art Lamps finish the entry.



Their hard work paid off—Cinnabar Design won multiple Collier Building Industry Association Sand Dollar awards for the project, and more importantly the design team notes— they created a home that the new owners love. “We know we’ve done our job when clients cry during the final reveal!” laughs Walter. n

Left: The pool is a masterpiece of engineering and design executed by Nassau Pools Construction. The clients wanted a private space to relax. Working with the builders and architects from the very beginning, the team was able to make the structural changes necessary to create a rooftop retreat that maintains the buildings’ aesthetic and is structurally sound, multiple stories above ground. The end result is another award-winning space. The pool, deck, and column are clad in architectural porcelain tiles. Bright glass tiles with a wave pattern add a pop of color. The floating stairs sit above reflecting pools and are lit from below to create a dramatic nighttime effect.

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A gray flat tile roof, extensive cladding, and contrasting trim complement the double mahogany and glass entry doors imported from Italy. Landscape architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, positioned fountain features with vertical terraced pots on both sides of the walkway. Transom windows draw the eye upward and flood the foyer with light while blue Bahamian shutters play off interior palette choices, adding a pop of color to the exterior. Separate entries lead to twin garages on the home’s right and left corners.


PERFECT puzzle



This more formal entertaining area hosts a trio of spaces delineated by intricate ceiling detail. The living room with painted ceiling beams has organic bent rattan Palecek chairs, a Century sofa of brown chenille, and a Vanguard burnished metal table with cream wood top lighted by a Currey and Company brass chandelier and brass table lamps set on Kara Cole end tables. A Jaipur rug combines the colors of navy, taupe, and mushroom.



Whether it is a couple who loves entertaining or a far-flung family that enjoys get-togethers, the future owners of this expansive home on a waterfront lot in Naples’ Quail West community will find themselves with plenty of room for everyone, according to residential designer Rich Guzman of R.G. Designs. “The unique floor plan, boasting both public and private entertainment spaces, transitions between the two beautifully. The plan melds traditional and contemporary elements,” Guzman explains. “It is a have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too design.” The project gave Guzman an opportunity for new ideas using the latest in innovative design. “As with all our projects together over the last 20-plus years, the team at McGarvey Custom Homes gave me lots of freedom and, as always, were a pleasure to work with,” Guzman adds. The clean and compelling design allows for a plethora of windows, offering plenty of Florida sun and nonstop views over the pool and lavish outdoor living space. The semicircular motor court, clad in contrasting pavers with a round medallion, offers access to two separate garages, with room for four vehicles, perfect for visitors. Adding a Florida vernacular to the popular British West Indies style, this four-bedroom, four and two half-bath house, built by McGarvey Custom Homes, boasts 6,187 square feet under air. Overseeing the construction was McGarvey Project Manager Michelle Duquette, who was not only hands-on every day, but assisted with some of the design elements. u

Left: The bar beyond is made of three pieces of mitered Cornflower Blue granite in a waterfall design atop gray cabinetry, designed by McDaniel with Kitchens by Clay. Jessica Charles swivel bar stools are upholstered in a blue-gray tweed. Lighted shelves, backed by grasscloth wallpaper, echo the paper above the brass-handled walnut credenza in the dining area with a Hickory White table which seats eight. Twelve-foot windows overlook the bubbler fountains of the pool, which directly abuts the house.


Kitchens by Clay was part of the design team from the blueprint stage, custom Crafting the home’s cabinetry. Stools of java wood, upholstered in blue and taupe tweed, add seating options to the waterfall countertop in Cornflower Blue granite. The light stain on the maple island cabinets is designed to let the wood grain show through. Along the back wall, ivory cabinets and beaded ivory subway tiles reflect light from the open polyhedron steel pendants. Appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting are the newest contemporary offerings from Wolf/Sub-Zero paired with a stainless steel hood over a traditional professional Wolf range.


“It was a lot of fun; there were many complex design elements that had to be thought through the entire process, so all the pieces of the puzzle fit together properly and as intended. It allowed me to exercise my creativity and ingenuity skills at the same time. This was one of my absolute favorite projects,” says Duquette, who takes particular pride in the home’s wine room—her personal project. Interior Designer Arlynn McDaniel of Freestyle Interiors, chose the exterior finishes to create a color palette that would bring the inside of the home to the outside, creating a harmonious relationship. u

Below: An oversized rectangular linen-shaded chandelier overlooks a Palacek glass and walnut table flanked by Hickory White parson chairs in tones of buff and blue. An adjacent glass-enclosed 538-bottle climatized wine room was designed and built by Duqette. The standing table is topped with Sequoia granite resembling a petrified tree. The floor of the wine room is hexagonal marble. Left: Baginni French wide plank flooring marries the kitchen and adjacent family room. A custom-built walnut credenza complements the room’s geometric ceiling detail. Tweed occasional chairs add a mid-century feel, as does a low walnut coffee table by CR Laine. A sectional in oatmeal chenille is flanked by Vanguard stained wood end tables accented with blue ceramic glazed lamps by Uttermost. Taupe hexagon-patterned draperies frame the pocketing glass doors.


“We wanted the exterior of the home to be neutral to blend well with the interior palette of soft tones, but added the bright shutters to bring a pop of color and interest,” says McDaniel. “We never go with the trends; instead we create the trends.” Charged with making the home inviting and providing a welcoming place for entertaining, McDaniel created a comfortable and livable space. “I wanted nothing too formal or fussy, rather for the owners and their guests to be able to kick back and relax,” says McDaniel. n

Below: A privacy wall with an abstract metal sculpture from West Indies Home borders a Zen garden outside the master bath. The 12-by-5-foot walk-in shower features a cantilevered granite floating bench, a Kohler hand-held showerhead, and a rain head. A chrome African drum table services the cast iron freestanding Kohler Reve tub, set on a floor of 18-by-18inch porcelain tiles. Fantasy Brown granite tops custom shaker finish cabinets by Kitchens by Clay. The mushroom vinyl wallpaper mimics grasscloth. Robert Abbey chrome and parchment sconces inset in the mirror add a modern touch. Right: The Napoleon Torch vertical electric fireplace from Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living, set in a wall of porcelain tiles resembling Travertine, provide ambiance in the hexagonal master bedroom. Small demi-backed slipper chairs adorn the first of two seating areas. The other includes twin Vanguard occasional chairs and an ottoman in metallic tweed. An abstract by Uppermost hangs between the Century bed’s copper tree branches bookending the nubby cotton headboard.



Above: Ceiling details, including a backlit strip and stained cypress beams, divide the long linear space of the outdoor living area. Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances create the perfect outdoor kitchen. Stained cypress floating shelves add storage. A bar of Cornflower Blue granite hosts Kingsley Bate teak and mesh stools and matches the outdoor dining table and chairs. The iron chandelier with Edison bulbs and bronze Casablanca fans provide an airy, light atmosphere. A conversational grouping of driftwood woven rattan Kingsley Bate furniture sports a cocoa welt and matches the grouping set around the metal gas fire pit from Grate Fireplace & Outdoor Living.

Opposite Above: Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design creates a graceful transition from the hard surface of the 24-by-24-inch silver travertine pool deck tile to seemingly endless green beyond. “The rear yard was designed at a 45-degree angle which increases the perspective depth of the property,” explains Andrea. “The pool is inspired by linear elements, and includes floating step stones, bubbler fountains, edgeless spa, and a chaise shelf. The landscape enforces the linear theme, though the use of Foxtail palms set in a linear alignment flanking the pool deck.”


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Michael Park grew up on the job site working alongside his father who was a general contractor. “I guess that’s where I fell in love with cabinetry. ‘My Dad would say, ‘Pay attention, it’s all in the details.’ He taught me that no dollar saved is ever worth a dissatisfied customer,” explains Park. Dreamworks Remodeling has proudly been designing, supplying, and installing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and complete residential renovations for over 26 years. Owner Michael Park and his team work directly with homeowners, contractors, architects and interior designers to create unforgettable designs. Their creative design staff is among the most experienced and talented in the Southwest Florida area. Dreamworks will guide you through the design process of your project, and stand by you through to project completion. The Dreamworks team believes in helping to educate its customers on what materials and options are available, providing multiple options to bring beauty and functionality together. Not too many business owners can say that they will be directly working with the clients on every job they do. But Michael Park does. As owner of Dreamworks Remodeling, he is personally involved on every job from start to finish.

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A pie-shaped lot on a cul-de-sac required an elegant solution. The carriage house sits at an angle to the main house and affords guest parking. The facade includes classic features of a low country frame vernacular: a raised basement, covered porches that wrap around the house, and operative cedar shutters. Pervious pavers line the driveway. A poplar-stained divided French door offers sidelights and a three-member transom with sidelights fixed above.




This one-of-a-kind home designed for Patricia and Mark Short and realized by Greg Ross of Ross Built Construction makes the most of an unusual pie-shaped lot that sits on a cul-de-sac and opens to 200 feet of magnificent bay frontage. The house is oriented around optimal views of sunrises and sunsets. The main house features the owner’s suite at the top, an open ground floor layout that allows for a flood of light and cross breezes through the house, and abundant covered outdoor space throughout. A two-bedroom carriage house with an open loft sits 55 degrees off the main house and is attached by a covered breezeway that serves as an additional outdoor living area. u

Left: Pocketed sliding doors lead from the great room to the screened porch overlooking the pool and the bay. Matching blue velvet Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofas sit atop a silver and gray rug from Rugs as Art and in front of large reclaimed wood cabinets. The floors are Arimar engineered European white oak. Below: The gathering room of the guest house can be best seen from the second floor. It features a wet bar, fridge, and sink along a shiplap wall and gorgeous bay views with light flooding through the palladium window. The floors are a wood-look porcelain tile. The sconces are by Rejuvenation; the hanging lantern is Visual Comfort.



Driving around Anna Maria Island, the Shorts discovered architectural designer Emily Ann Smith and noted that many of their favorite homes are Smith’s designs. Each has a deep respect for tradition, as well as a unique and ageless façade that manages to blend within the environment and stand out at the same time. u

Below: The main entrance leads directly to the dining room; then the walls fan out 45 degrees with the great room overlooking the bay and the kitchen to the left leading to the family room. White linen slipcovered chairs surround a Jerry Pair composite woodtopped table with iron legs. The iron theme is repeated in a side table and Visual Comfort lighting. Left: The kitchen, situated between the family room and the great room in this open floor plan, overlooks the covered walkway between the main house and the carriage house. Two striped navy and white leather benches from Hollingsworth sit in front of a Quartz countertop island. The backsplash is composed of an imported handmade tile similar to subway tiles. A Sub-Zero fridge matches the hood and cabinetry. There are two pantries behind the wall, including a butler’s pantry with a barn door.



Below: This “hers” bathroom has a large glass bead hanging pendant light positioned above a Victoria and Albert bathtub with a Brizo chrome faucet from The Plumbing Place. In front of the tub is a white leather topped bench with brushed nickel legs. The large round mirror atop the cabinets is from Restoration Hardware. Polished nickel sconces are by Waterworks. Outside the window, Ross Built’s custom walnut-stained, laser-cut, hanging-knee supports are a stunning, authentic detail. Left: The master bedroom boasts a stunning cathedral coffered beam ceiling, tongue-and-groove, painted white, and with exceptional bayside views. The four-poster mahogany bed grounds the room and is framed by matching Bernhardt bachelor’s chest dressers with capiz-shell drawer fronts and matching Mr. Brown London table lamps in gold and rippled silver. A marble-topped coffee table with gold legs beside an oversized lounge chair in blues and whites plays off the blue and white bedding. A queen-sized porch bed swing hangs just outside the bedroom.


“Everything I do is one-of-a-kind. I don’t repeat a plan,” explains Smith of

Above: A covered breezeway or dogtrot connects the carriage house to the

her thorough design process. “I spend the time with the client doing all the

main house providing privacy for each of the buildings, a shared entertaining

homework to get into their traffic patterns; how they use every inch of space

space, and maximum air circulation, enhanced with Haiku ceiling fans.

and why, and would they like to use it differently. I learn their personalities, their taste in color, everything down to where they take their shoes off. I act like a sponge, and I’m right on because of the up-front work.”

Right: The orientation of the carriage house is best seen from the bay side with extensive protective seawall and two-tiered dock by Duncan Seawall, Dock & Boatlift. Privacy bushes conceal a pool beneath the main house, and the garage

Ross Built Construction Company meticulously built the house, including

doors on the carriage house lead from the owner’s tackle room, perfect for

stunning rooflines with custom sculptural hanging knee supports, tongue-

storing kayaks.

and-groove vaulted ceilings, an artful staircase, and an elevator. “Smith’s designs are hand drawn, like an old fashioned blueprint,” says Ross Built project manager Max Gazzo. “We bring the precision and expertise to realize the plan’s potential and client’s desires.” n


Written by Brooke Parker Photography by Jimmy White Ross Built Construction Co. LLC 305 67th Street West Bradenton, FL 34209 941.778.7600




hile most college kids goofed off in their spare time, Greg and Lee Ross

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Constructed to replicate a French countryside chateau, the exterior façade of this Naples home features gray tonal cultured stone for true European feel. Creamy precast accents and forged wrought iron details in true Chateau form and a metal chimney pot lend authenticity to the design, as does the circular motor court with focal Old World fountain. “The Palace of Versailles and the Grand Trianón inspired us,” explains lead designer Kelly Kurtyka.. “You see the influences in the stone cladding, arched windows and doorways, and multiple chimney stacks, as well as in the home’s symmetry, wrought iron, and use of columns.”

CHATEAU moderne





Above: “The clients’ own personal experience staying in the Hilton

Opposite Above: “The great room was designed for entertaining with

family’s glamourous and sophisticated 1920s era-designed private

a fully-equipped Smart Home automation system installed by Elxai

suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City inspired the

Home. A large seating group anchors the room with two EJ Victor

home’s foyer,” explains Edwards. The dramatic and moving butterfly

sectionals upholstered in a textured charcoal Thom Filicia fabric. The

staircase and black and white checkered marble floor are revealed

sectionals are complemented by custom fabricated toss pillows by

upon entering. Custom, high back Kravet chairs upholstered in smoky

Kravet and two hand knotted, viscose Feizy area rugs. Charcoal finished

velvet fabric with a subtle geometric detail rest in the nape of the

Vanguard console tables tuck behind the sectionals and coordinate

staircase. Overhead is a spectacular 64-inch diameter Crystorama

with the oak finished, open shelf cocktail tables by Hickory White. The

36-light crystal chandelier. The coffered ceiling detail features custom

Design West team notes that while the room has a modern flair, it

charwood-finished scroll-cut beams that reach 35 feet into the air. An

stays true to its Chateau bones, featuring a custom French limestone

open sightline draws your eye from the formal entry to the entertaining

fireplace by Francois & Co. with a Scagliola stone cladding wall-detail

areas of the home. Each element works harmoniously to make a grand

that reaches 18 feet high. The 35-foot vaulted ceilings are finished with

statement with early Hollywood glamour.

charwood-stained scroll-cut beams.


A glamorous sophistication, infused with beauty and style in every carefully planned detail defines this alluring home in Naples’ Pine Ridge Estates. Rustic bones in its ceiling and wall treatments are juxtaposed with transitional furniture and décor, blending the traditional elements and classic glamour of a French chateau with the cleaner lines of modern-day interior design. Inspired by the client’s love of all things French, the project—from early sketches to the final romantic masterpiece—was a collaborative effort between the client, residential building designer, interior design team, and builder. Sunwest Custom Homes Managing Partner Glenn Midnet worked closely with Design West’s interior designers Kelly Kurtyka and Kaitlin Edwards, from concept to completion. “It was essential to have the interior design team involved from the beginning stages of this project in order to ensure the interior details were cohesive with the structural design, ceiling details and electrical plans both in style and function,” Midnet explains, adding, “Many interior architectural details were designed by Design West Vice President Edgar Ramirez, Associate AIA.” A clear departure from present-day southwest Florida architectural trends, the home is well-suited to its location, providing the much-needed leeway for lead residential building designer Travis Hite to accomplish the owners’ goals. “In Pine Ridge Estates you aren’t governed by the roof height limits as you are in the city in Naples. That gave us the opportunity to create dramatic 35-foot high vaulted ceilings and beam work. The great room concept modernizes the design, while the beam work ties it back to the traditional French chateau. It was an extremely fun project; it was out of the box.”



Below: The dining room’s core design elements stay true to the classic modernism design era but with a current-day twist. The black and white checkered marble floor continues; the curved acrylic legs of the oak-stained Century dining table seemingly disappear. A trio of Ralph Lauren tiered chandeliers, hung at varying heights, spans the length of the table. Shaped-back Kravet dining chairs are custom-upholstered in pebbled velvet fabric by Romo. The dining set is centered on the antiqued mirrored feature wall. Across the room is a custom curving WoodMode built-in with a metallic glass backsplash. The entirety of the space is wrapped in a Phillip Jeffries woven silk wallcovering. Left: A barreled rustic brick ceiling adds old world ambiance to the kitchen. Black and white checkered marble flooring is continued here. Two blownglass chandeliers light the gracious center island, topped with 3-inch statuary marble. Professional grade Viking and Miele appliances from Monark Premium Appliances are integrated into the custom WoodMode Cabinetry. The room features a cozy cafÊ dining area with banquette seat under a circular ceiling detail. The other side of the dual-sided fireplace seen here feaatures14-by-24inch Scagliola French Stone Ivory cladding and the Beauchamps Gothic inspired hand-carved limestone mantel from Francois & Co.


Above: The striking master bath draws upon the same circular ceiling details seen in the foyer, dining room, and dinette. An oversized jetted tub is centered under an elegant Crystorama chandelier. Silvered taupe damask-patterned wallcovering adds a sophisticated edge. White marble flooring and custom tile-work finishes this timeless retreat. Left: The master suite’s sitting area features another limestone fireplace and mantel by Francois & Co. The custom mantel replicates Regency period style from a Burgundy, France estate. Surrounding the fireplace is a custom WoodMode morning kitchen and a built-in workspace. Opposite: The master bedroom is customized for the clients as a personal oasis with updated fashion and classic flare. A custom channel tufted, mohair upholstered bed by EJ Victor sits underneath a layered, teardrop crystal Crystorama chandelier. The bed is flanked by rift cut, splayed leg chests and anchored by a custom viscose area rug. 184


Above: The Right: Bright


Above: Intent on creating a popular spot with kids young and old, the

Lead interior designer Kelly Kurtyka notes each carefully planned memory point

owners designed this game room as a boys’ counterpoint to the girls’

in the homes’ interior, including black and white marble flooring, a bricked

hot pink bedroom retreat. Filled with current and nostalgic arcade fun,

barrel ceiling in the kitchen, rich limestone fireplace mantels, an antique

the room opens to a balcony overlooking the home’s pool area and putting green.

mirrored wall, and a magnificent butterfly staircase. “The house is beautiful without any furnishings, because of all the detailing and high-end finishes. To

Left: Never too young for a bit of glamour, little girls will love the hot

complement those details, the textiles are very much in the French tradition

pink and black bunkroom. Designed for visiting grandchildren, the

with an upgraded, more modern appeal. We used lots of tone on tone textures,

space has a definite Parisian flair. Bold and beautiful, the room is both

but the palette is darker and more masculine with smoky grays and blacks

fun and functional.

brightened with fresher whites, beiges and punches of glacier blue.” Steeped in the past, but not without its modern-day conveniences, the home’s 21st Century amenities include items such as a TV mirror where one can comb their hair and watch the news simultaneously, an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven for crafting homemade pizzas with the family, and a touch of the iPhone built-in ceiling and wall Bang & Olufsen speaker system, installed by Elxai Home, ready to launch a spontaneous dance party with the grandkids should the mood strike.


A grand view from the back of the home reveals the private outdoor entertaining area. The home’s pool, installed by Artesian Pool Construction, is symmetrical in design and centered on the home’s grand wall of windows. A modern deck level glass-tiled spa has a 360-degree spillover with stepping pods on either side. A shallow water sun shelf is positioned closer to the covered living area. Four fire and water feature bowls set upon 18-inch pedestals at each of the pool’s corners create ambiance in this idyllic outdoor space.


“Our clients built their home to really enjoy the fruits of life and reflect their personal design aesthetic. The project was about how the design created the lifestyle they desired,” designer Kaitlin Edwards colorfully explains. “We mixed a traditional European French style with modern day design elements and the result is exquisite—it’s one-of-a-kind.” n Below: Black and white striped curtains give a cabana-feel to the covered outdoor living room. Comfortable seating is perfect for lounging near the outdoor fireplace or relaxing while waiting for a homemade pizza to cook in the outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with Alfresco appliances.

Written by Lisa Mishler Photography by Tim Gibbons


This home has six bedrooms, six full and two half-baths in the main house— including 3 hotel-size guest suites with private kitchens and living rooms—and three floors—the top one called the “Eagle’s Nest,” designed specifically for star-gazing. The 17,000-square-foot home has 11,000 square feet under air and occupies two miles of prime riverfront real estate in Manatee County. Tremron pavers form the drive and entry plaza. Individually selected Tennessee Crab Orchard flagstones flank the stone walls from Old Castle Coastal, built over a 12-month period by an expert stonemason who also created the medallion highlighting the ranch’s signature brand. Thick hand-troweled stucco walls and red Mexican roof tiles add to the hacienda’s authenticity.


SOUTHWEST splendor







tumbled bricks are used in this hallway that leads from the master bedroom to the stained and distressed white oak door of the elevator. The flooring throughout the main floor is Acacia, an African hardwood,



by the same ranch logo as in the entry plaza, handinlaid in contrasting wood. Custom wall sconces by Two Hills Studios of Austin, Texas make use of a Mexican-style perforated metal technique.


Photograph by George Cott Above: Beneath 40-foot, up-lit oak beams, banded in studded metal, the inviting great room space holds sturdy furnishings that can take the family’s roughhousing and the occasional spur left on a boot heel. Holding pride-of-place is the flagstone fireplace from Old Castle Coastal. The mantel is a solid piece of timber salvaged from a Connecticut mill, circa 1800. A custom credenza holds the owners’


You would be forgiven if you expected to see John Wayne step out of the front door of this home, six-shooter blazing, and a herd of cattle stampeded by the sound. That is exactly the effect the owners were aiming for when they engaged Jon and Vicki Moore, architect and design project manager and partners, to create a modern-day hacienda (with an early 19th century feel) for their 3,000-acre working cattle ranch in Manatee County.

leather bound library of western novelist Louis L’Amour. Textured cotton sofas and leather ottomans mix with the owner’s antiques, atop a custom cut wool rug by Milliken. Overhead a windmill fan made of aircraft aluminum circulates the air. A unique 26-foot wide glass wall allows unsurpassed views of the river.

The Moores brought their theatrical talents—honed by years of working on Disney projects—to this project, which is part private home and part corporate retreat for entertaining international clients. “This is exactly the type of project we like to do, where we can use all of our creativity and many of the theatrical techniques we’ve learned through our careers of designing corporate headquarters and hotels,” says Jon, the architect of the team. “It was a hospitality project that can accommodate 200 guests for dinner, yet is also an intimate and welcoming space for the owners and their extended family.” u



According to Jon, all of the Moores’ projects incorporate some form of theme that becomes the basis of the design intent. When the owners said they would like it to look like a Western movie set, based on haciendas they had seen in Mexico, we knew this was right up our alley,” adds Vicki, the design project manager. “The clients were remarkable and delightful, very downto-earth, and that made the project very enjoyable for us.” u

Below: A center island spanning 21 feet is topped with a piece of granite which the owner and designer chose because of patterns within it that resembled herds of cattle, Native American teepees, and other Western images. Knotty alder cabinets flank a galvanized steel and banded iron range hood. Appliances are from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. The backsplash is stacked slate tiles, and pendants are of oxidized metal. Dualtoned wooden stools match those in the adjacent dining room. Left: The owners’ own leather banquette and Canadel chairs complement the island’s barstools and provide seating for eight at the farmhouse table in the dining room. Lighting the scene are the candelabra bulbs of the wood and iron wagon wheel chandelier by Two Hill Studios. The windmill fans replicate those in the great room.


Camlin Custom Homes builder Ken Keating and his daughter,

Above: A tongue-and-groove cypress ceiling overlooks the granite-topped hand-

project manager Caitlin Keating, agree. “We knew the owners

scraped hickory bar in the second floor game room. A custom mural by artist Ron Burma

as they had bought a house in our premier development, The

depicts a cattle drive, and Four Hands leather clad stools complement the owner’s own

Inlets, before they built the ranch, and we came to be friends,

chairs and poker table, resting on wide planked manufactured flooring. The arched

so it was delightful to help them bring their dream of a cattle

doorway leads to a climate-controlled wine room and a cigar humidor. Bonko beds fold

ranch to reality,” says Ken. That meant Ken and Caitlin were on-

out of the cabinet for a bunkhouse feel and the stairs lead to the Eagle’s Nest.

site seven days a week for 13 months during construction and became well acquainted with other ranch residents including five horses, a pair of buffalo, 350 head of Angus, Brahman and Longhorn cattle, two donkeys, and innumerable uninvited turkeys and foxes. “It was important to carry out the creative vision of the owners and we met with the Moores twice a week to ensure everything was on track and being done to the very highest quality,” recalls Caitlin. “But, despite the hard work, it was also the most fun we’ve ever had on a project.” n

Opposite Above: An up-lit valance bands the 14-foot tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling of the master bedroom. Arched glass doors echoing the shape of the custom oak entry doors, lead to a semi-private courtyard and offer fantastic river views. The bed and banded tone-on-tone leather headboard were custom built, as were the nightstands and one-drawer end table next to the owner’s own chaise. The unique ceiling fan has blades that rotate inside of the light housing. Opposite Below: In the master bath, one’s eye is drawn to the shower’s backlit golden onyx wall, resembling a map of the property. Porcelain tiles line the rest of the shower and bathroom floor. Hand-laid brick archways accent the double granite-topped vanities and the simple linen storage. House of Antique Hardware fixtures bring simple elegance; adler ceiling beams add interest.



Perfect for star-gazing, due to the lack of light pollution at the home’s rural locale, the 3rd floor Eagle’s Nest also includes a Native American kiva fireplace. The second story lanai is oriented to catch the spectacular sunsets. The ground floor great room opens to steps leading down the terraced lawn to the amphitheater’s firepit and beyond to the sea wall built along the river.


Written by Kitt Walsh Photography by Detlev von Kessel Camlin Custom Homes 3890 East State Road 64, Suite 101 Bradenton, FL 34208 941.748.1622

Below: The show-stopping pool and spa is wrapped in Tennessee Crab Orchard flagstone, flanked by an arched gallery, lit by Two Hill Studios metal scones and roofed by a vaulted screen. Canales—traditional Southwestern downspouts—shoot water into the pool while a custom-built water tower with an attached slide offers fun for adults and kids alike. An outdoor kitchen with a galvanized backsplash and cabinetry incorporates Wolf appliances. Seating for 12 is available at the granite-topped table.

Photograph by George Cott


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The large sand colored, double-sided linen sofa is the centerpiece of the great room. Reclaimed wood stools are dipped in white, and linen swivel chairs hold charcoal and cream striated pillows that complement the metal framed club chairs in the same material. All furniture is custom or sourced by Renee Gaddis Interiors. The shelves and floating console framing the television were custom built in cerused wood and enhance the Legno Bastone Wide Plank Wood Flooring professionally installed by Naples Flooring.


AGELESS appeal




Overlooking Wiggins Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, the interior design of this model unit in the highly anticipated Kalea Bay towers, pushes past the usual ocean hues to more rustic and neutral colors reminiscent of sand and driftwoods. Elegantly staying ahead of the trends, Renee Gaddis, owner and principal of Renee Gaddis Interiors, looks at each project as an opportunity to create, “In this model I wanted something that would appeal to people older and younger,” notes Gaddis, adding, “We were able to execute this with the juxtaposition of accessories that appear to be gathered through years of travel and with the use of modern printed fabrics and wallcovering.” u

Below: Rather than a formal dining area, a casual breakfast table is located just off the kitchen. The custom-crafted banquette seating and lighted shelves are in the same cerused wood used in the great room. The table is custom glass atop painted reclaimed wood with long skirted woven rattan chairs. Sheer curtains in a soft wave pattern finish the windows without obstructing the view.


The kitchen is a mix of grays and metals with bronze and black hanging pendants from Visual Comfort, stainless steel Wolf/SubZero appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, and gold hardware on the dove gray cabinets from Elite Cabinetry. The upholstered stools have a woven base and are lined with brass nail-heads. The full height backsplash is Calcutta slab and is bookmatched and flush with the Santa Margherita quartz countertops.



“Most developers hire designers and then oversee every detail,” explains Inga Wilson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Kalea Bay. “We know Renee so well that we trust everything she does will be fabulous and different than anything we’ve seen in Naples… and she did it again.” Unlike most condominiums, the highest-end finishes are standard in the Kalea Bay units. Buyers are given color choices in quartz countertops and wood floors, and all units come with Wolf/Sub-Zero Appliances, Downsview cabinetry, and Rohl fixtures. In order to feature the luxurious quality, Gaddis utilized the finishes that would be delivered standard with the unit. “The best part about working with standards is being able to show our clients all the unusual and creative things that can be accomplished through basic selections that will set their home apart from the rest,” she explains. u Above: The master bath floors are Todagres Spanish porcelain tile lined with a mosaic. An MTI custom acrylic tub from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery sits beside a dark bronze metal stool. The room is framed by his-and-hers Downsview cabinetry in a gray finish from Elite Cabinetry, above which is a wrought iron mirror with spiked edges and matching bronze-based, glass-topped sconces. Dual entrances lead to a walk-in dressing room and closet designed by Inspired Closets. Left: The home features Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring in Frachino from the La Famiglia collection. Gaddis envisioned the ceiling design of tongue-and-groove in the same finish as the flooring, adding three beams with recessed lighting which lead to the terrace. The wood floors rise to the left and right of a custom-built, creamy linen, tufted headboard. An oversized chair with curved wings sits off to the side, and the coordinating night stands and dresser are designed by Renee Gaddis Interiors.


The expansive open floor plan, designed with the contemporary buyer in mind, required distinct ceiling details to create intimacy. Gaddis, an expert in realizing flexible, multi-generational social spaces, selected a two sided couch, modular nesting tables, benches with castors, swivel seats, even a rocking chair, so that the great room can just as easily entertain a family with young children as it can host a sophisticated dinner party. Various woods are featured throughout the unit, softened by whites and grays in a mixture of textures in each room. The wood floors climb the walls of the bedroom; cerused wood built-ins offer generous open storage or fixed seating, and painted or varnished reclaimed wood is the base of several tables. Gaddis collaborated with Woodworkers Cabinet of Naples to design custom shelving and banquette seating for the living room, and used an Obeche wood in the den shelving that is sustainable and unique, each element contributing to a highly memorable, progressive, and desirable design. “The rustic look was in advance of any demand,” notes Gaddis. “After seeing this model unit I’ve had a lot of requests from clients for something similar.” n

Above: A variety of wall coverings and dark accessories bring serious drama to this powder room, including a textured faux-brick wall-covering on the vanity wall, and stormy clouds with a stenciled look on the abutting wall. The wrought iron mirror is flanked by twin Tory Lighting wrought iron baton-shaped sconces with globe bulbs at either end. A custom-built privacy screen is painted a glossy gray.


Gaddis differentiated the additional bedrooms from the master with darker, more masculine tones. In this guest bedroom, a custom upholstered bed with side wings has a charcoal center complementing the shimmery metallic ceiling. A textured grass cloth wall covering leads down the hallway to a sliding barn door entrance, and a darker charcoal rug keeps the gravity. Hanging shaded interior pendants inside woven rope illuminate with a soft glow while adding a strong sculptural presence.


Above: The fourth bedroom is converted to a multi-use space to serve as both a den and an office, with walls covered in chevron-patterned grass cloth. A built-in floating desk sits in front of a cabinet made of wire-brushed obeche wood. The sectional with chaise and love seat is custom by Renee Gaddis Interiors. The coffee table is a unique tree trunk with stainless feet atop a zebra skin rug.

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Kalea Bay lanais boast twice the square footage of most condominiums. The enormous U-shaped sectional has a terrycloth feel and custom outdoor pillows. The white concrete dining table sits atop teak pedestals and is surrounded by woven rope chairs with teak frames. The large teak-framed mirror is composed of several smaller mirrors and can be seen from the kitchen—a clever method of maximizing the stunning sunset views over the preserve and the Gulf of Mexico beyond.Â


Classic Florida architecture incorporates passive design strategies like this chinar finished standing seam aluminum roof. Hearty clapboard siding, tabby concrete with oyster shells on columns and flat surfaces of the decks, and white coquina stucco on the lower third update the faรงade. The impressive mahogany door is framed by glass under a vaulted cypress ceiling.






Pulling into the shell aggregate curved driveway amidst majestic Royal Poinciana trees, visitors can spot the hallmarks of an Old Florida cracker-style house with its unique design. Orientated on the site for shade, the metal roofs, raised floors, and large covered porches are hallmarks of the style. The sustainable and stylish upgrades become more apparent the closer you get to the house. The decks are made of tabby concrete with oyster shells, and the house seems to float atop its bottom third of coquina stucco. Mark Sultana, award-winning architect and partner at DSDG Architects, known for his ultra-modern designs, was asked to create a transitional house with modern conveniences and a homey warmth. “The difference is subtle, but also obvious,” says Sultana, adding, “There are traditional architectural features, but it doesn’t have the gingerbread extras. It’s simpler, cleaner, and much less maintenance in terms of taking care of the house.” u

Below: The upstairs den serves as the media room, wet bar, laundry center, and office with a built-in desk and floating shelves. The sitting area matches the great room downstairs with a Lexington sofa and Chaddock side chairs, but reverses the look with a Stanley glass coffee table and a heavier Chaddock wood end table. Left: A mother of pearl chandelier from Corbett leads to the great room. The Napolean fireplace sits below a custom maple wall unit with uplit glass shelves. The engineered walnut floor hosts a variety of tones to work with the colors of the homeowners’ art collection, including this painting by Syd Solomon. Angela Fine Furnishings in Naples provided the chestnut-hued coffee table, sofa, and seating.


Every effort was made to reduce materials, waste, energy and water, and the house is certified National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Emerald, far exceeding Florida’s standards, and the highest possible rating for residential building. Builder Josh Wynne, renowned for building Florida’s first LEED Platinum certified home in 2008, was brought in during the planning stages. “Building sustainably isn’t just an upsell tactic,” explains Wynne. “It has real value. We designed intelligently to moderate energy and water use, and we recycled 91% of the construction waste off-site.”

Below: The inverted V-bottom dark wood dining room table and surrounding open fretwork-back maple dining room chairs from Angela Fine Furnishings coordinate with the homeowner’s contribution of a modern buffet console and a large pendant. Right: The impactful design of the kitchen complements the custom wall of the great room. Fully integrated, gloss painted upper cabinetry and grain matched wood veneer cabinetry is by Cucine Ricci. Illuminated by five pendant lights, the waterfall center island is Cambria Torquay, as are the perimeter counters. A glass and mother of pearl mosaic tile backsplash by Fisher Tile brightens the well-designed kitchen space equipped with appliances from Monark Premium Appliances.



While the front of the house pays homage to traditional Floridian architecture, the interior and rear of the house take full advantage of what people have come to expect from Sultana’s contemporary vision and Wynne’s skills—flawless execution and meticulous detail in a contemporary layout, designed to satisfy the homeowner’s love of indoor and outdoor living. April White, Interior Designer at DSDG Architects Inc., filled out the team and worked with Sultana, Wynne, and the owners to create uncluttered, welcoming spaces with furnishings and finishes as sophisticated and appealing as the home. “Everything complements everything in this house,” says White, “from the pieces meaningful to the owners, to the hues of the woods, the lines of the chairs, and the combination of colors and textures throughout the house. It’s very thoughtfully designed.” n

Below: Large textured porcelain tiles in different shades of cream from Porcelanosa cover the wall across from the Cucine Ricci brown cabinets and Torquay countertops that are the same as the kitchen. Large porcelain terrazzo tiles line the floor and extend along the shower wall. The sconces are a twist on the traditional sconce, with blown bubble glass and a light that shines down on the counter. The Victoria and Albert bathtub is volcanic limestone. Right: The master bedroom walls are painted Sherwin-Williams Livable Green. A barn door to the master bath was fabricated from all three of the wood species used throughout the home. A custom mahogany bed is flanked by mahogany nightstands. Behind the velvet taupe-gray upholstered wall is a walk-in European closet by Cucine Ricci.




Written by Brooke Parker Photography by Ryan Gamma Cucine Ricci 1515 Main St Sarasota, FL 34236 941.554.8000

Below: The outdoor great room has three bays, each parallel to the indoor great room, with retractable screens and shades. The quartz-topped custom fire table is made of the same stone tiles that frame the indoor fireplace. The custom live edge cypress table mirrors the barn door from the master bedroom. Left: The rear of the house maximizes waterfront views with sliding glass doors and generous outdoor patios. The planter walls are coquina, and the pool deck is the same tabby with oyster shells used on the decks and surfaces. Outdoor and indoor ceiling fans are seen throughout the home and exploit the western breeze from the bay.


Color plays a significant role in the traditional British West Indies style front façade. The roof is a shade of grey to reflect the sun for a lighter effect. “We wanted to emanate the ocean, so all the exterior tones are earthy and inspired by natural elements—from water to dirt, grass to sand,” describes architect Clifford Scholz of Clifford M. Scholz Architects. The driveway has a shelled concrete finish, while the crosshatched pattern is inlayed with grass for beauty and interest. Both provide balance with the expansive streetscape.


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When boating, fishing, and kayaking are what move you, the yearning to live near the water is inevitable. Such was the case for a family who chose this elegant, coastal home steps away from St. Armand’s Circle. “The ease of access to the water was a huge draw for this client, who had the dock constructed for their boat with convenient input for kayaks and standup paddleboards,” says interior designer Holly Dennis, who was selected for the task of creating an environment ranging from transitional to slightly contemporary while embodying a relaxed coastal elegance. The architecture and design team worked very hard to help the clients envision their custom home by producing detailed architectural drawings, “mood boards”, and renderings. “After a 2-year-long process, the home is now a reality,” Dennis recounts. She helped guide them in the selection of finishes, such as rich European Oak hardwood flooring from International Wood Floors, a limestone fireplace surround, and unique tile throughout the home. “The details in the home are classic, yet clean and simplistic… not overly detailed or fussy” describes Dennis. In a neighborhood of extraordinary homes, this one stands out in particular for its masterful “blurring of the lines,” as historical Georgian style is reinterpreted for a formalized and island-appropriate British West Indies feel. “Out of all the homes we have built, this one has gotten the most consistent praise for its appeal,” says builder Ricky Perrone of Perrone Construction. u

Left: The living room progresses from traditional to transitional in a way that is unnoticeable. “I like to layer textures,” says Dennis, who used a teak cocktail table from Noir Furniture, flanked by a quartet of Taylor King Old World club chairs upholstered in Pindler and Pindler Stafford patterned turquoise fabric. The throw pillows, custom made from textiles by Pindler and Lee Jofa, add a splash of color and visual interest as they contrast the neutral gray sofa.



“People would stop on an almost daily basis once the structure was up and comment on it. It was pretty incredible,” he recalls. However, prominence is only successful when it fits the context, and this home matches its environment to perfection. “One of the most essential things for any home we build is for it to interact with, and relate to, the surrounding property,” explains Perrone. “This home achieves this beautifully and more importantly, seamlessly.” u

Below: Because the dining room flows from an open great room, the color palette needed to be congruous with the rest of the space,” states Dennis. A set of Charles Steward Naples side chairs are swathed in glacier blue and the simple legs are finished in walnut. They surround the Tritter Feefer Cici custom dining table. The artwork, a giclée print, was procured with the coastal color palette in mind. Left: “I wanted to keep the kitchen fresh and clean, with ample lighting but without fussy decoration,” says Dennis. She specified fresh white cabinetry with beautiful mullion glass doors by Elegance in Wood. The eye-catching Akdo backsplash tile is a fusion of Thassos, Icelandic blue, and seashell. Appliances were sourced from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Plumbing fixtures supplied by The Plumbing Place. A set of Jessica Charles stools in cool grey complete the look.



To do so required some “out of the box” thinking. As architect Clifford Scholz of Clifford M. Scholz Architects explains, due to the wide street frontage but narrow waterfront, he had to get creative in terms of orienting the house to maximize water views. “We shifted the north side to align and center its view onto the waterway, which is a canal so big that it looks like a bay,” Scholz illustrates. The upshot of the efforts by this talented team of experts is a residence with a sense of barefoot elegance that can easily be dressed up or down. Whether entertaining a crowd, or simply enjoying quiet time, the clients’ water wishes undeniably came true. n

Below: A true respite, the master bath has many spa-like features, such as a large, freestanding Kohler Stargaze soaking tub. Additionally, the generously-sized shower includes a steam feature from Thermasol with multiple spray heads by Grohe. Custom cabinetry by Elegance in Wood is sandy in finish, ideally suited to a coastal environment and topped with quartz sourced and fabricated by Omicron Granite & Tile Sarasota. The floor and shower tile work was done by Oracle Surfaces. A charming Charles Stewart stool is lightweight and easily repositioned to the vanity area when needed. Left: The master bedroom wing was specifically designed for privacy and a direct water view. The French doors and windows view the pool, and the bayou leading to Sarasota Bay. The bedroom is touched by softness, with an upholstered Hickory White Ashleigh bed and a soothing Rivard chaise. Caracole’s espresso-finished nightstands are complemented by Baha Blue Glass lamps by Regina Andrew Designs.



Above: “The outdoor living space is really special and in my opinion a critical component of any Florida home,” comments Perrone. “The sculptural cast concrete fireplace is a focal point that simply steals the show,” he adds. It was fabricated to the designer’s specifications and embossed with a wood-like pattern. Elegance in Wood customdesigned the outdoor kitchen cabinetry using rough sawn cypress to complement the cypress ceiling. Opposite: As night falls, the blue features on the rear exterior come alive. The fire pit is lit for warmth and

Written by Robin Hodes Photography by Ryan Gamma Clifford M. Scholz Architects 300 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.364.4600

ambience. The lower outdoor area leads effortlessly to the nearby dock where boat access is provided, and personal watercrafts such as kayaks and stand-up paddleboards can be conveniently placed. For a family who loves to enjoy the water, this is where much of the action happens.

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