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RHODE ISLANDERS Sally and Bob Gilbane have longstanding ties to Palm Beach. Having resided for many years in an Edward Durell Stone apartment building, they decided in 2014 that they were ready for a home with more space to enjoy time with their growing family. The waterfront home they selected had tremendous potential, with its bedroom suites, charming garden, and large dock, but they quickly realized the interior would need more than just a â&#x20AC;&#x153;coat of paintâ&#x20AC;? to give them the coastal home they desired. The Gilbanes wanted a comfortable beach house, and the decision was made to demolish the existing interiors and start anew. They called upon their daughter, Sara Gilbane, of Sara Gilbane Interiors, but an architect and builder would also be needed to realize their dream of a family home in paradise.
As a design aficionado, Bob would rather study plans and drawings than sleep. As CEO of the Gilbane Development Company, he keenly understood the need to bring together the perfect builder-architect team to work with Sara. Local experience was a must, including an architect with an impeccable track record with town hall. This combination came together after an initial meeting attended by Jim Remez, of Livingston Builders, Inc., and Gerard Beekman, of Gramatan Corporation. Livingston Builders, co-founded by Mr. Remez, is a bespoke construction company with more than 20 years of experience in Palm A view from the pool of the Gilbane residence in Palm Beach. The owners, Sally and Bob Gilbane, enlisted the services of Livingston Builders, Inc., and their daughter, interior designer Sara Gilbane, to renovate their home.