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HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Chicago

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AFFINITI ARCHITECTS Palm Beach

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“WHEN LOVE AND SKILL WORK TOGETHER, EXPECT A MASTERPIECE.” – JOHN RUSKIN –

Just a handful of the virtuosos in this book: Brad and Shannon Ball (298); Don H. Aitken, Arthur C. Hanlon, Jerry L. Hupy, John W. Gassett, and Michael O. McClung (132); Wendalin Whitman (030); Mary Foley and Michael Cox (276); David Michael Miller (324)

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ERIC J. SMITH ARCHITECT New York City

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“THE SUN DOES NOT REALIZE HOW WONDERFUL IT IS UNTIL AFTER A ROOM IS MADE” – LOUIS KAHN –

Just a handful of the virtuosos in this book: Jordan Dickie, Elizabeth Conroy, Becky Frey, Shelle Carrig and Natalie Hatchett (146); Elisa Chambers (208); Brian J. Collins, Mitchell F. Kunik and Benjamin Schreier (300); Pam Harrington (098); Colin Griffith (040)

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BETHANY O’NEIL INTERIOR DESIGN Naples

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M. ELLE DESIGN Los Angeles

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INDEX

ASPEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 028 AUS T IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 4 4 BI G SK Y & B OZEM A N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 6 4 B OS T O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 8 0 CH A RL ES T O N & K I AWA H ISL A ND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 9 6 CHI C AG O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 8 C O NNEC T I C U T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 DA L L AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 4 D. C . & M A RY L A ND & V IRGINI A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 4 T HE H A MP T O NS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 0 JACKSO N H O L E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6 L OS A NGEL ES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 12 MI A MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 N A PL ES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4 NE W YO RK C I T Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 4 O R A N GE C O UN T Y & SA N DIEG O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 0 PA L M BE ACH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 PH O ENIX & SC O T T SDA L E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 SA N FR A N C ISC O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 SA R ASO TA & TA MPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 4 SCENI C HI GH WAY 3 0A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6 0

P UBL ISHER ’ S L E T T ER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 1 6 M AS T HE A D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 0

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

I’d like to introduce the fourth edition of The Luxury of Home. Continuing in the vein of the last three editions, our fourth showcases the remarkable artistry, design talent and expertise of architects, interior designers, home builders and real-estate professionals from across the country. Together, they take you on a tour of design from coast to coast. Putting the spotlight on big city style, we travel east to west . . . capturing great design moments from Miami, Chicago, New York and Boston, to San Francisco and L.A. Then, for a little breathing room, we showcase the majestic beauty of Bozeman, Jackson Hole and Aspen, where luxury mountain living reaches its peak. Further south, the Lone Star State meets Charleston’s Low Country, inviting you to experience their charming blend of warmth and sophistication. Last, but certainly not least, we escape to The Hamptons and Palm Beach giving the term “weekend retreat” new meaning. Page after page, The Luxury of Home demonstrates quintessential design brilliance. Premiering this issue is a section entitled Curator–Navigating Global Luxury. Here, we reached out to a select group of manufacturers and service providers to introduce their bespoke products and services in a sleek, new design. As always, if you’re inspired by the work and expertise of one or multiple professionals featured in this issue, please reach out and let them know you saw them in this edition of The Luxury of Home.

—Mike Ruskin

mruskin@sandow.com

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CC BUILDERS Jackson Hole

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STAFF

Mike Ruskin PUBLISHER

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

Tanya Suber Molly Polo David Bergstein

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES S P E C I A L P R O J E C T S C O O R D I N ATO R DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ART D I R E C TO R O F C R E AT I V E O P E R AT I O N S C R E AT I V E O P E R AT I O N S M A N AG E R GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

PAG I N AT I O N M A N AG E R PHOTO RETOUCHERS P R O D U C T I O N C O N S U LT A N T

Michael Shavalier Keith Clements Jamie Beauparlant, Christopher Ferris, Melissa Kelly, Robert Pracek, Stan Robertson, Ellen Scott, Elana Suarez Jody M. Boyle Christian Ablan, Michael Warnock Jamie Beauparlant

EDITORIAL COPY EDITOR

Nila Do Simon, Leann Harms

Adam I. Sandow CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Erica Holborn PRESIDENT

Peter Fain CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION CONTROLLER DIRECTOR OF FINANCE FINANCIAL ADVISOR DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR OF TALENT ACQUISITION DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PROGRAMS SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

Yolanda Yoh Bucher Cindy Allen Juan Lopez Pamela McNally Fern E. Meshulam Barbara Mabie Andrea Efland Christopher Fabian Lisa Silver Faber Sharon Jautz Marilene Schofield Rachel Lexier Stephanie Brady

Founded in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Adam I. Sandow, SANDOW® is more than just a media company, building brands and businesses that offer interactive experiences across print, digital, retail, licensing, consulting and events. It creates high-quality products and services that are custom-tailored to consumer and professional audiences in the luxury, design and beauty categories. With offices around the world, SANDOW’s portfolio includes Culture + Commerce, Fred Segal, Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Material ConneXion, NewBeauty and Worth. The company’s global headquarters are in New York City’s iconic Time & Life Building, with corporate headquarters in South Florida. sandow.com

GLOBAL HQ

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1271 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

3651 NORTHWEST 8TH AVENUE

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BOCA RATON, FL 33431

NEW YORK, NY 10020

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LUXURY PORTFOLIO INTERNATIONAL:

SELLING A LUXURY HOME IN AN EVOLVING GLOBAL MARKETPLACE WORLDWIDE PERSONAL WEALTH

$300

Source: Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, at constant exchange rates

$267 $249

IN USD TRILLIONS

$250

$254

$227 $208

$206 $194

$194

$200

$213

$184

$177

$143

$150

$130 $113

$110

$119

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2009

2010

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THE SURGE OF GLOBAL WEALTH As global wealth has continued to increase over time, so too has the demand for luxury properties. While the affluent have always loved luxury real estate, the period between the early 1970s and today has seen a dramatic increase in the number of high-net-worth individuals with a seemingly insatiable appetite for, interest in and an overall cultural focus on real estate. As their ability to invest in such lifestyle-forward discretionary purchases has increased, the instances of properties priced at $1M USD or more has surged — unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. While the Great Recession resulted in a temporary dip in this trend in the late 2000s, consumers quickly gained confidence in the market, with investors and those with means rushing back into real estate, often leveraging their position with all-cash purchases. Real estate developers happily met this demand by quickly returning to building, particularly in high-net-worth markets such as Hong Kong, London and New York City. As a result, the high end of the market led the recovery of real estate, with what some may say was a frenzied, “overhyped” return. It is in this landscape that the global luxury real estate market faces a unique moment in time, as the post-recession frenzy has begun to settle, or correct. In fact, in most global real estate markets today, we see a very healthy environment, with solid levels of inventory and a return to realistic absorption rates — or the amount of time it should take to sell a property based on the price and the amount of inventory in that market.

MARKET PULSE: FINANCE HEADQUARTERS

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN LAST 12 MONTHS: U.S. $42,550,000

PRICE POINT FOR THE TOP 10% OF INVENTORY ACROSS THE MARKET: U.S. $10,000,000

TOP FINANCIAL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE: AllianceBernstein, CIT Group, E-Trade, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, to name a few

LUXURY BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR: Views, outdoor space, pre-war details and concierge services in new condominiums

WASHINGTON D.C. HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN LAST 12 MONTHS: U.S. $18,000,000

PRICE POINT FOR THE TOP 10% OF INVENTORY ACROSS THE MARKET: U.S. $1,000,000–$1,500,000

TOP FINANCIAL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE: World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Inter-American Development Bank

THE IMPORTANCE OF A GLOBAL AFFILIATION At Luxury Portfolio International,® the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,® we helped market over 50,000 of these luxury properties to over three million high-net-worth visitors last year on our award-winning site LuxuryPortfolio.com. As a global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages we understand the importance of a global affiliation and the connections it brings. Our parent network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® places nearly 100 broker-to-broker referrals every day as an extension of our services to our global clientele. Our members are able to provide in-depth analysis of their markets, surveying where buyers are coming from, the luxury amenities they seek, price point for the top 10% of inventory across the market, yearly price fluctuations, highest recorded sales and more. This information is a great resource for prospective sellers to be able to fully consider the pulse of the market they are in.

The network has grown internationally to meet consumer demand and today serves almost 60 countries with more than 550 firms around the globe.

LUXURY BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR: Outdoor living areas, exceptional service and full-service amenities, such as a door attendant, 24-hour concierge, fitness center and resort-style swimming pools. Also guest suites and social spaces, such as screening rooms, reception rooms and temperaturecontrolled wine rooms

LONDON, ENGLAND HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN LAST 12 MONTHS: U.S. $38,883,000

PRICE POINT FOR THE TOP 10% OF INVENTORY ACROSS THE MARKET: U.S. $6,500,000+

TOP FINANCIAL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE: Bank of England, London Stock Exchange, London Bullion Market, Lloyd’s of London, HSBC, Barclays and Standard Chartered (additionally, London is host to over 500 banks, including 251 foreign banks)

LUXURY BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR: Imaginative use of design and bolder use of color, moving away from ‘hotel style’ interior design featuring lots of grey and beige interiors that became very prevalent in London a few years ago


ATLANTA, GA | $2,400,000 | WEB ID: KIET

DARTMOUTH, MA | $18,900,000 | WEB ID: MGQV

UNDERSTANDING THE LUXURY CONSUMER

WORKING WITH A HIGHLY QUALIFIED AGENT

As global wealth became more widespread we began to see the global economy have an impact on the luxury market. Economies like China produced significant real estate investors. The strength and diversification opportunities represented by the global economy have influenced the confidence levels of high-net-worth individuals. In fact, today’s affluent individual has exceptional confidence, particularly about their own personal wealth and their ability to maintain it. This confidence is something we did not see just a few years ago and clearly demonstrates the health of the real estate market in general.

Top luxury real estate agents understand the more measured pace of a healthy market, and the best ones will ensure their clients get it too.

Today’s strong, confident and savvy world travelers are also very educated on the ways of the world and extremely sensitive to the impact of global events. For example, they understand innately that economic change such as Brexit, unrest such as the refugee crisis and uncertainty such as the U.S. presidential election impact the global economy. They keep their fingers on the pulse and are ready to turn on a dime if needed.

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For homeowners wondering why their home is not selling, it’s critical to have an in-depth conversation with the agent about what the likely market for the property may be. The best agents consider many factors when creating a customized marketing plan and recommending how to price it appropriately — including the interests and lifestyle of a potential buyer, where they may be coming from and how to reach them and the absorption rate for a significant property in the market. Often, depending on the price and inventory, a realistic sales period could be one, two or three years for properties in the top 10% of the market. Navigating the sale of a luxury property is a sophisticated process. Working with a highly qualified agent to better understand today’s affluent consumers and the potential pool of buyers, locally and globally, and partnering to create a well-developed marketing plan and direct course of action is the best bet to successfully market and sell a significant property in today’s complicated luxury real estate world.


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN LAST 12 MONTHS: U.S. $8,237,629

PRICE POINT FOR THE TOP 10% OF INVENTORY ACROSS THE MARKET: U.S. $4,871,343

TOP FINANCIAL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE: CME Group, Citadel, Northern Trust, Aon. Also home to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Board of Trade (CBOT)

LUXURY BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR:

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND | PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST | WEB ID: HZZY

New construction, views, gracious and thoughtful floor plans, services (doorman, concierge, errands, in-home dining, coordination/management of maintaining a home), entertaining spaces (demonstration kitchens, private dining rooms, lounge rooms, outdoor entertaining areas) and large, private outdoor spaces

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

LUXURY PORTFOLIO MARKETING TOOLS The network of top real estate brokers invited to join the Luxury Portfolio International® program understand the real estate business on a global scale and are prepared to help market significant properties through the ample resources available to them through Luxury Portfolio. From the beginning, the Luxury Portfolio team was clear that they wanted a program that was about more than just a name. The program offers tangible resources including trackable advertising, listing exposure analytics, global events and customized agent marketing at the best possible value.

Everything Luxury Portfolio does is in support of one goal — to provide listing exposure for its members to the largest high-net-worth audience beyond their marketplace, both nationally and globally.

HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN LAST 12 MONTHS: U.S. $47,500,000

PRICE POINT FOR THE TOP 10% OF INVENTORY ACROSS THE MARKET: The ultra-prime market is defined as properties $10,000,000+. When looking at the top 10% of all sales there is a significant amount of variability. For example, for the entire Bay Area, the top 10% begins at $1,640,000

TOP FINANCIAL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE: First Republic Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, Charles Schwab, and WR Hambercht + Co.

LUXURY BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR: Incredible views, privacy, smart-home technology, top-of-the-line appliances and renowned neighborhoods convenient to popular restaurants and retail shops

TORONTO, CANADA HIGHEST RECORDED SALE IN LAST 12 MONTHS: U.S. $9,193,289

PRICE POINT FOR THE TOP 10% OF INVENTORY ACROSS THE MARKET: U.S. $6,900,000–$8,400,000

TOP FINANCIAL COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE: Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

LUXURY BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR: CHICAGO | 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1200 | Chicago, IL 60601 | USA | 800.621.6510 LONDON | 1 Northumberland Avenue | Trafalgar Square | London WC2N 5BW | UK | +44 20 3399 9040 SINGAPORE | 1 Raffles Place | Level 24 Tower 1 | Singapore 048616 | +65 6408 0507

The condo segment is looking for a spa, full concierge, outdoor space and the single-family home segment is looking for exotic outdoor space, wine cellars, smart homes and media centers


ASPEN

There’s a price to pay for living amid a snow-capped paradise as exquisite as that in Aspen, but discerning homeowners are willing to make the investment—as evidenced by the 30 residential properties that sold in 2015 for $10 million or more. Who can blame them? Along with its internationally renowned alpine skiing and outdoor activities, this Rocky Mountain sanctuary has an irresistible small-town quaintness.

BREWSTER MCLEOD ARCHITECTS

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ASPEN

a This four-bedroom townhome, remodeled with chic details and furnishings, offers stunning views of Aspen Mountain.

REALTOR

WHITMAN FINE PROPERTIES

With the allure of Aspen and its snow-capped majesty stronger than ever, discerning clients turn to Wendalin Whitman and her team to navigate the possibilities in the luxury residential and rental markets. For all of its notoriety as one of the world’s most breathtaking winter playgrounds, Aspen continues to generate interest for more than just the 250-plus inches of snow that blanket its dramatic slopes each season. As the founder of Whitman Fine Properties can attest, the iconic Colorado town has evolved into a diverse year-round destination—one that shows no signs of diminishing in popularity. “The reality is that, for a ski town, our summer is now even more popular than winter,” says Wendalin Whitman,

“Aspen has a very cyclical market within each year; the timing of when you make offers is most crucial.”

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Located in Aspen Core, this fabulously renovated twobedroom, two-bath, expansive condo features beautiful contemporary finishes throughout. Incredible views

whose namesake independent firm celebrated 20 years in 2016. “The events

of the Roaring Fork River are

at the Aspen Institute, the Music Festival, as well as Jazz Aspen, and many

available from the spacious

other special events, make Aspen’s summers so unique that our market, even

master suite, open living area

when it goes down, still exhibits astronomical prices for the extraordinary stuff

and glass-enclosed sunroom

that’s close to town.” Perhaps no real-estate professional understands the

extending out to the private

splendor and the complexities of the Aspen market quite like Whitman, whose

flagstone patio.

team of experts is renowned for its detailed level of customer service and insider’s knowledge of the rental and luxury residential markets. Though some

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01.Aspen Core luxury rental properties are steps away from world-class skiing, shopping and dining. 02.This amazing real estate opportunity in the prestigious West End combines vintage Aspen with chic new contemporary details. 03.Our premier rental properties offer modern designs, impeccable amenities and the best locations for an ideal Aspen getaway.

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markets have softened around the country, the lure of Aspen remains so irresistible that it poses an array of challenges for those interested in buying. “If a buyer wants to be in the downtown core and have over 5,000 square feet,

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the options are always scarce,” Whitman says. “If a buyer wants to be within walking distance to the core and have privacy, those kinds of subdivisions are tightly knit, due to the historic mining layout of the city, with small lots by typical standards. And homeowners who have giant estates with the swimming pools and total privacy won’t admit it, but it’s a sacrifice to drive back and forth from out of town and compete with commuter traffic.” The competition for premium real estate may be fierce—especially for properties within walking

WHAT ’S HOT/NOT

Aspen and the Roaring Fork

As she surveys the Aspen

Valley, luxury homes, townhomes

residential scene, Whitman

and condos with world-class

sees several trends that continue

amenities. “The rental client

to ring true in the market. For

wants to find the best thing for

starters, the Euro-style mountain

the money, and will work with

chalet so popular in the 1980s

the person who comes up with

and '90s is “off the hit list”;

the best deal the fastest,”

buyers are looking for a clean,

Whitman says. To that end,

contemporary vibe. In addition,

Whitman has a full-time, salaried

homeowners are seeking the

staff that works 24/7. They also

latest green technology, such

utilize extensive marketing

as geothermal systems and

resources and referrals from

off-the-grid technology.

their own clients. “We work hard for our clients, and it has resulted

distance of town—but that hasn’t curbed the enthusiasm for all

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that Aspen offers. “There is still

Part of what distinguishes

tremendous activity going on,”

Whitman Fine Properties is

she says. “There are plenty of

the access it gives clients to

buyers looking.”

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in long-lasting relationships.”

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$5 MILLION A great condominium; a 3,500-square-foot house not walking distance to town; or a luxury townhouse close to town but in need of upgrading.

$10 MILLION Pretty much anything you want under 5,000 square feet, except a big penthouse in the core.

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An artist’s home is transformed into an art collector’s showpiece by Brewster McLeod Architects.

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The private deck of this secluded cabin bedroom overlooks a peaceful river.

BREWSTER MCLEOD ARCHITECTS

A detail-rich focus on client and environment never fails to elevate the luxury residential architecture so thoughtfully produced by Brewster McLeod to new heights. Against backdrops as majestic and stirring as the Rocky Mountain peaks where Jamie Brewster McLeod’s award-winning work often unfolds, an artist might be inclined to simply let nature speak for itself. But what continues to distinguish the full-service architectural firm founded by McLeod in 2006 is that her celebrated creations encompass a much broader, yet more intimate canvas. Each exquisitely designed luxury project—whether a sprawling 14,000-square-foot family compound, a striking contemporary residence or a 10,000-square-foot ski-in, ski-out mountain estate—maintains a seamless balance between the drama of the site and the needs of the client. The dramatic results provide discerning homeowners with far more than just rooms with a view. “We focus on listening to our clients while inspiring a unique and custom approach to interpreting the style, design and creativity of our clients’ desires,” McLeod says. “In designing luxury residential architecture,

“We focus on providing unique solutions for every building site. We strive to design works of art that people can live in.”

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clients.” What began as a one-woman business has grown into a boutique firm that also offers land-use planning and interior design services. Over the past decade, Brewster McLeod Architects has realized an array of luxury projects— including fishing cabins and tree houses—in Aspen, Telluride and beyond. In effectively managing processes from pencil-to-paper conceptualization through construction and furniture installation, McLeod and her team have earned the respect of industry peers and the loyalty of exclusive clients. “I remind our clients that this is a relationship— projects can last between two to four years,” McLeod says. “So communication and common understanding become pivotal.”

THE BUILDING BLOCKS Growing up in Montana’s Glacier National Park, McLeod was fascinated at an early age by how the park lodges interacted with the expansive landscapes. Noting his daughter’s interest in design, McLeod’s father bought her a Lincoln Logs set. “The rest is history,” quips McLeod, who went on to her earn her master’s in architecture at Montana State University-Bozeman. “To this day, I still draw on that interaction between architecture and the landscapes unique to each project.” A LEED-certified architect, McLeod also brings an eco-friendly perspective to projects, allowing her to incorporate cutting-edge green techniques and strategies to her residential projects. “At the end of the day, it’s the clients who make the work fun,” she says. “Seeing their dreams come to fruition, and having them say, ‘It’s even better than I ever imagined,’ makes it all worthwhile.”

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01.Floor-to-ceiling glass allows this modern home to integrate seamlessly into its surroundings. 02.This heated, terraced outdoor dining area allows for al fresco entertaining for much of the year. 03.A grand entry invites guests into this luxury home. 04.The Roaring Fork River provides an idyllic backdrop for this fisherman’s retreat. 05.This luxurious indoor pool opens up to the exterior living space. 01.David Patterson 02.Gibeon Photography 03.Gibeon Photography 04. David Patterson 05.Brands & Kribbs Photography

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HOME BUILDER

The natural drama of its outdoor surroundings is woven into the fabric of this majestic 13,000-square-foot home.

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“We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work on some of the most amazing residential structures in the world.”

KAEGEBEIN FINE HOMEBUILDING, LLC

No challenge is too formidable for the versatile, team-oriented, detail-rich builders at Kaegebein, who continue to exceed residential expectations in the Rocky Mountains. The road to the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado started some 1,600 miles away, in Tallahassee, Florida, for Nate Kaegebein, Scott McClung and Charlie Berger. That’s where the trio that would later emerge as one of the most prominent custom home building firms in and around Aspen first pooled its considerable talent, retrofitting dorm rooms while earning degrees at Florida State University. Two decades and more than 70 luxury homes later, the principals behind Kaegebein Fine Homebuilding continue to add chapter after epic chapter to a story that becomes more compelling with each project. “One of the best things about working in Aspen is that we get a chance to work on so many architectural styles—craftsman, modern, classic, mountain contemporary and more,” Kaegebein says. “Working with different design teams and clients gives us the chance to engage in these different styles—and we thrive on the challenge of that variety.” The firm’s renowned versatility and attention to complex details are evident in a portfolio that ranges from a 6,000-square-foot

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historic barn remodel project to a 7,300-

the design—no matter how many challenges

square-foot custom craftsman home

unfold. “We creatively work on relocating

in Aspen Glen to a 13,000-square-foot

drains or HVAC ducts so the buildings

mountain contemporary estate in Aspen.

perform,” says Kaegebein, whose team is in

Recently, Kaegebein Fine Homebuilding

constant communication with the designers.

completed a sprawling family ranch set

“We are constantly working to help guide

on 850 majestic acres in Aspen that

the team to hide the bones of the building

encompasses four 5,750-square-foot

so it all works and does not detract from the

residences—as well as a horse barn, ranch

aesthetics of the home.” In the not-so-distant

01.Multiple floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors allow for natural light and spectacular views in this dining room. 02.This Aspen Glen living room boasts wood beam details and a stone fireplace. 03.A snow-covered barn/stable, encompassing some 6,000 square feet, plays against a mountain backdrop. 04.This inviting living space, designed with natural woods, is perfect for entertaining. 05.A neutral palette and contemporary fireplace add to the chic vibe in this living room.

house, pool house and guest house. “I think

future, Kaegebein sees luxuries like voice-

our pattern of repeating quality time after

activated home automation, large-format

time has led to a reputation that has grown

window systems and net-zero-energy

organically,” Kaegebein says.

homes becoming the new norm. But for

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excellence. Along the way, Kaegebein Fine

now, it’s about continuing to build on

IT ’S IN THE DETAILS

the firm’s already impressive foundation.

That quality extends to the artisans,

“What’s most important to us is building

subcontractors and project managers who

a home that exceeds the expectations

help to ensure that each custom project

and desires of our client.”

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

The seamless interplay between the neutral-colored contemporary furnishings and silk rug add to the warmth of this living space.

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GRIFFITH INTERIOR DESIGN

Colin Griffith’s unbridled zest for design and the Colorado lifestyle reveals itself in pitch-perfect personalized spaces that never fail to stir conversation—or to resonate with his luxury clients. A quick glimpse at Colin Griffith’s phone tells his discerning clients everything they need to know about the passion for design that he brings to high-end residential projects throughout Colorado. Instead of pictures of Griffith and his friends, his photo app is filled with images of stone, tile and window treatments, landscapes and sofas. “I’m always thinking of the complete picture for my clients,” says Griffith, whose namesake interior design firm is based in Denver. “Rooftop terrace in the mountains? Awesome! I’m going to find vintage Pendleton blankets and then have a modern stand made to hold them. I’ll install the perfect telescope so even on cold, clear nights, you have a reason to go out and explore the skies.” It’s that kind of infectious enthusiasm, not to mention his artist’s eye for the elements that bring a room to life, that draws A-list clients to Griffith’s concierge-level approach to design. It also helps that—along with his reference library of fabrics, books and concept images—the Colorado native has connections to innovative artisans, craftsmen and manufacturers around the world, allowing him to customize spaces in ways that clients could never imagine.“I’m never

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afraid to invest the time to see if a modification or custom fixture or furnishing is possible when I have the vision for it in a client’s space,” Griffith says. “Often, I’m able to come up with an even better solution by collaborating with the manufacturers and creating a piece that is a feature of the design. I love to unveil these concepts to clients and explain the process. I’ll never forget a client telling me how much joy her husband has when he gets to tell guests how a mural was created just for him.”

“I feed off of the love and surprise my clients share every time they notice a little detail installed to make it their home.” SOURCE OF INSPIR ATION Griffith’s background in construction and finance give him additional insight into design that often lead to cost savings. “The earlier I’m part of the project, the better the outcome,” he says. Though he’s adept at incorporating Colorado’s

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my clients want in each property. I create each property, regardless of location, ski town or city center, with lifestyle in mind. They are the dreamer, and I’m there to bring their dreams to reality.”

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01.As evidenced by this statement-making jewel box of a space, Griffith is not afraid to take a risk with powder rooms. 02.Bedrooms come alive when wrapped in a client’s favorite fabrics—whether leather, wool, cashmere, silk or other selections. 03.The Griffith team loves sourcing one-of-a-kind artwork for its clients, creative additions that turn a room into a destination. 04.Contemporary architecture is softened with vintage chairs upholstered in hair-on-hide and hand-blown glass pendants. Photography by Emily Minton Redfield

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AUSTIN & HILL COUNTRY

Not only is Austin the capital of Texas, it may very well be the nation’s capital of all things cool. Already known for having more music venues per capita than any U.S. city, the home of the South by Southwest festival also hosts a plethora of festivals and events, pays special attention to the environment, has a thriving business/tech sector, features a burgeoning luxury residential market—and is one of the country’s safest and friendliest places to live.

TOBIN SMITH ARCHITECT

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REALTOR

a Residential views

of the downtown Austin skyline, Lady Bird Lake and Hill Country sunsets are in high demand.

GOTTESMAN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Utilizing advanced technology, innovative marketing and a team of the most knowledgeable agents in the market, Gottesman Residential remains the go-to firm for luxury real estate in Austin.

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The Medway Ranch: One of the most coveted properties in Austin encompasses 67 acres, including 1,370 feet of Lake Austin frontage and two live creeks. Nestled amid 2,300

For years, annual census reports and magazine surveys have confirmed what those who already reside in and around the city can attest: Austin is the place to be. The capital of Texas regularly sits atop lists of the best cities in the U.S. to live, with yearly population growth to support that contention. It’s no wonder why given Austin’s wondrous mix of thriving business and tech sectors, inspired live music and cultural scenes, a connection to one of the nation’s largest colleges (University

“I love to sell homes that I know will be a perfect fit for our clients—even if they don't know it at the time.”

of Texas), and an overall quality of life that has to be experienced to be

acres of nature preserve, the property features a seven-stall horse barn and waterfront guest cottage, two additional guest homes and a grand estate with five bedrooms and three living areas. The property also boasts a resort-sized pool, indoor/

believed. Since its launch in 2000, no real-estate firm has advocated for

outdoor cabana house, boat

Austin quite like Gottesman Residential. Not only does the firm, founded

docks and party decks. The

by Laura Gottesman, celebrate all that the city along the Colorado River

breathtaking nature views

has to offer, it also understands the nuances of its dynamic and varied

include open meadows,

luxury residential scene. “So many high-end properties in Austin never

beautiful rocky hillsides

reach the market; it’s really about the network,” says Gottesman, who

and expansive nature trails.

brings nearly two decades of residential experience to a firm with more than 20 associates. “At this level, some people don’t want everyone

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01.As the recreational vein of the city, Lake Austin waterfront homes remain a treasured commodity. 02.Austin is quickly becoming a foodie destination, and locals love to dine on the many beautiful patios. 03.Residents love to spend time outside, and Austin makes it easy with Lady Bird Lake running directly through downtown.

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knowing their business. So it’s nice to be in the know and also to be able to manage that confidential information. Agents like ours, who have a pulse on the private market, will be able to offer many options that others may not have access to. If there’s a fit, we can put it together in an unobtrusive, low-key style.” As one might expect, the Austin real-estate market is sizzling, with high demand and low inventory for quality homes in popular neighborhoods. “However, the market is price-point sensitive, so the ultra-luxury homes take longer to sell than mid-level price points,” says Gottesman.

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they like. Of late, that desire

an architectural splash in high-end

involves living close to downtown.

Austin markets, including the

“Our central core is vibrant, and

modern farmhouse. “The clean

many large companies—including

lines and casual design works

Google and Facebook—based

well without compromising

their offices in the central

warmth,” Gottesman says. No

business district,” she says.

matter the style or scope of the

“Because Austin is a downtown-

listing, the Gottesman team revels

centric city, and our traffic grows

in the opportunity to service its

more challenging, homes in urban

discerning clients. “I personally

neighborhoods are in great

love working with people and

demand.” With that in mind,

helping them find not only a

Gottesman sees the areas close to

home, but also a lifestyle. From

downtown soaring in the future;

the homes we represent to the

+ West Austin

already, east Austin has emerged

professionalism we provide, our

+ Downtown

as one of the most desirable

goal is for our clients to have

+ East Austin

places to live—with pockets north

the best experience possible.”

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and south on the rise.

TRENDS AND FORECAST Austin’s market, which Gottesman

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knows from experience, is quite

The natural light and simplicity of

sophisticated. Buyers know what

contemporary design is making

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

These days, many people would call Austin one giant hot-spot neighborhood. But in truth, the region has its share of distinctive pockets, each one affording residents unique opportunities and easy access to all that this sprawling city has to offer.

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Taut lines, geometric precision and deliberate rhythms set this house in the trees apart from its natural context.

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“Our work radiates emotion and awakens the senses in celebration of the unique aspects of each particular site.”

TOBIN SMITH ARCHITECT

Driven by a passion for design and a deep responsibility to his firm’s trusting clients, Tobin Smith delivers expressive architecture that stirs the senses and redefines the luxury experience. When Tobin Smith watches his newborn son stretch his infant limbs, an early motion that will lead to discoveries of limits and limitlessness, it gives the award-winning architect pause. He’s reminded how important it is to live with a sense of both concepts—and to also balance those powerful forces in his work. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why the namesake firm he launched in 2007 resonates with high-end residential and commercial clients in and around San Antonio. The spaces that Tobin Smith Architect conceives—work that has been recognized for design excellence by the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects—aren’t just about style. But they’re all about substance. “We approach each project with an exploratory attitude,” Smith says. “We are interested in people and their needs, space and its implications, as well as materials and their capacities. We begin each project with fresh eyes and minds, avoiding preconceptions, allowing the form and palette of a house to emerge from the many forces on it.” The result is a powerful and memorable sensory experience that incorporates everything from climate,

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culture, geography and context into the

rock formations, trees and foliage, soil

creative process. Look no further than the

coloring. “Each project is unique, but

Ravine Retreat, a breathtaking two-level

there are common themes in our work

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that give them a connectivity,” he says.

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bridge that straddles the waterway below.

immensity, weight and weightlessness,

“The bridge evolved from an early idea to

rusticity and refinement, to name a few.

put the most important room in the most

We certainly do not repeat ourselves

dynamic place, where the site conditions

for the sake of efficiency; we exist in a

could be experienced and appreciated with

constant state of improving and evolving

the most intensity,” Smith says.

in our pursuit of excellence.” It’s no wonder

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01.A meandering path leads to a shadowy gap in the stone wall, a portal of mystery and suspense. 02.Framed harmony envelopes this corner space composed to celebrate art and landscape. 03.Stacking glass panels open the game room to the pool deck, connecting these casual entertaining areas. 04.Hovering forms cradle the central heritage oak and overlook the pool deck and ravine. 05.A 36-foot operable facade converts the living and dining bridge into a tree house when weather permits.

that friends of the exclusive clients who

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have worked with Tobin Smith Architect

The lessons of vernacular and historical

become the firm’s next customers.

architecture continue to inform Smith’s

“Above all, we strive to collaborate with

work, as does the ever-evolving role that

our clients to create places of truth,

technology plays. However, as evidenced

meaning and inspiration.”

by the outdoor splendor so seamlessly incorporated into the firm’s residential projects, he’s also inspired by nature—

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AUSTIN & HILL COUNTRY

HOME BUILDER

Rustic-modern estate on Lake Travis with vermeer-cut Austin limestone and stucco with standing seam metal accents and commercial-style windows and doors.

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“We’re looking for clients that want to hire a builder ‘partner’ and not just another builder.”

PREMIER PARTNERS

Collaboration is king at Premier Partners, which works side by side with its exclusive clients to bring one-of-a-kind luxury residential projects to life in and around Austin. For someone who grew up passionate about art and design, and who earned his degree in finance at Texas A&M, Jason Crabtree sure knows what it takes to build a pitch-perfect custom home. Then again, Crabtree’s professional background and personal interests may be the very reasons why the construction management firm he founded, Premier Partners, has distinguished itself as the go-to builder in Austin when it comes to luxury residential projects. The processes and procedures that governed his success as a consultant to Fortune 500 clients have seamlessly translated to the planning, scheduling, communication and budget awareness that have become hallmarks of the Premier experience. Meanwhile, the aesthetic eye that Crabtree honed at a young age now manifests itself in award-winning, show-stopping estates

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01.Site built steel stair stringer with reclaimed wood treads, rustic New Orleans chandelier with Edison Bulbs, 22 feet of commercial glass windows. 02.Commercial style home bar with custom Patron light and silver leafed CMU walls inspired by Austin’s 6th Street. 03.A custom commercial style kitchen with polished vent hood, miter-cut marble countertop and stainless custom doors. 04.A Hill Country contemporary home that’s located in the Spanish Oaks neighborhood has large-format native Austin limestone and stucco exterior with a custom-built iron front door.

in a variety of styles. “In 2001, I made a

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career change and decided to design and

The Premier approach is simple: Crabtree

build my own house,” Crabtree says. “I had

and his staff of experienced professionals

zero construction experience at the time.

become involved as early in the process as

But that first house ended up winning a

possible to best align with the client vision.

competition and was featured on an HGTV

It works with the architect to determine

show. A new career had presented itself to

how the home—whether designed in

me. Building a house is creating art on the

Hill Country contemporary or Spanish

ultimate canvas, which is raw land. We pour

Modern—will stand on the lot. And it

our heart and soul into each project.” As the

collaborates with artisans and craftsmen to

firm’s discerning clients will attest, it shows.

ensure everything is just the way the client

Whether working on a renovation in Travis

wants it. “When we’re all working from the

Heights or a multimillion-dollar custom

same playbook, magic happens,” he says.

project in Lake Travis, the Premier team

The Premier team never fails to create that

takes great pride in tending to the intricate

magic, delivering residential dreams that

details that make its high-end homes true

stand the test of time. “We build homes

originals. “It’s about doing the little things

to impact people’s lives,” Crabtree says. “I

right,” Crabtree says, who was recognized

can’t think of a more rewarding profession.”

by his alma mater three years running as one of the school’s Top 100 entrepreneurs in the world.

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

The living room’s large scale required custom -sized furniture we designed for the room. Sofas are 12’ long and the custom coffee table is 6 feet by 6 feet. The beautiful rug is Persian Kashan–Mohtasham woven in circa 1850 and makes the room.

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“I don’t follow many rules. I buy and collect what I love—and I help my clients do the same.”

RACHEL HORN INTERIORS

Rachel Horn brings the experiences of her lifetime to high-end interior canvases, oneof-a-kind spaces that exclusive clients in Texas, Mexico and beyond find nothing short of irresistible. In as much as the beauty of Rachel Horn’s interior work lies in the details, the aesthetic threads that distinguish her eye-catching spaces, they also speak to a more life-enriching aspect of the Austin-based designer’s journey. Like a character in a Jack Kerouac novel, Horn brings a deep spirit of adventure to her residential and hospitality work, the result of past and ongoing travels that never fail to inspire her. “My life is nomadic; my style is all about where I’ve been, where I’m going and who I am as a result,” says the founder of Rachel Horn Interiors. “It comes from places rich in history and influenced by many cultures—Spain, India, Morocco and Mexico are favorites. I buy what I love. The vibe is always casual, eclectic and fun; and that’s what defines my look.” It’s a look that captivates discerning private clients throughout the United States (but

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01.Owned by a chef and his wife, this custom dining table and chandeliers are designed by RHI and entertains 22. 02.This powder room features hand -painted walls and a custom stone sink. 03.This master bedroom is light, airy with decorative Oscar de La Renta fabric and has stunning views of the bay. 04.The master bath boasts a limestone shower, a custom solid marble bath and RHI ottoman. 05.The juxtaposition of this kitchen comes to life with antique flooring, contemporary Bulthaup cabinetry and Dornbracht fixtures.

primarily in Texas, Mexico and along

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the Pacific Coast). The firm, which has a

The boutique firm works just as closely

second office in San Miguel de Allende,

with its luxury clients, taking on fewer

where Horn grew up, works with turnkey

projects during the course of a year in

design and decor contracts, collaborating

order to devote its full attention to the

on architecture, space planning and

one at hand. Some clients will even join

hard-finish selection. Horn and her

Horn on purchasing trips. “Others wait for

team work closely with the architect

the magic to unveil itself upon completion

and contractor to ensure proper

of the project,” she says. As a child, having

implementation before designing and

just moved to Texas from Mexico, Horn

sourcing all the interior elements of a

recalls asking her father to design the

project. “Because of our unique sourcing

spaces in their new home. He told her

and production resources in Mexico, we’re

to make him a proposal, and if it were

able to work more widely with incredible

reasonable, he would accept it. It was, and

Old World artisans to create one-of-a-

he did. “I’ve been in love with houses, the

kind pieces—pieces that are hard to

design process and treasure hunting ever

find in today’s mechanized production

since.” The rest is a history that continues

process,” says Horn, who’s renowned

to unfold with each spellbinding project.

for her ability to integrate both American and international sensibilities.

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HOME AUTOMATION

Custom motorized artwork with an exposed pulley system conceals this flat-screen TV when it’s not in use.

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“Our mission is to deliver superior and exceptional customer service and support while providing the most innovative forms of modern technology to homeowners and businesses.”

EPIC AV AUTOMATION

The Experts at Epic AV Automation are taking modern, innovative technology to new heights and giving discerning clients the experience of custom designed home automation systems right at the palm of their hands. Unlike the dramatic architectural and interior design elements that can distinguish a luxury residential experience, the team at Epic AV have mastered even the most complex high-wire challenge into a simplified experience, allowing their clients the control and freedom to manage their homes from any location at any time. “Our clients have exceptionally high expectations,” says Epic president Scott Ruzich, who, along with Kacy Miller, launched the company in 2005. “We base our success on taking what is inherently complicated technology and simplifying it into an elegant user experience from mobile or touch-screen devices. Modern luxury homes are filled with technology; the trick is making it disappear and work seamlessly for the client.” It’s a trick that continues to dazzle high-end homeowners in Texas, Nevada and California across platforms ranging from home automation and lighting control to whole-house audio and visual, security, energy management and cinema-quality home-theater rooms. Though Ruzich and Miller have built Epic’s impeccable reputation on making things easier for clients, the same can’t be said for

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the firm’s team of experts, which never rests on its laurels. “This is not an industry where you can become complacent and still stay at the top,” says Miller, Epic’s vice president. “It is constantly evolving as new technology comes out. It’s a requirement to keep educating yourself and the entire company. You are constantly being challenged to improve—and we embrace that challenge.”

R AISING THE BAR Ruzich and Miller have succeeded in growing their businesses by leaps and bounds catering to high-end builders, clients, designers, businesses and realtors. Today, their firm’s ever-growing roster of exclusive clients has exploded throughout the state of California because of the team’s expertise in technology, their passion and their superb quality of customer service and support. There was, and still is a growing trend of clients who want to be further educated about home automation systems to better improve their busy lifestyles. Both Ruzich and Miller knew it was time to expand. After much consideration, both knew hands down that Austin, Texas, was where they wanted to be due to its rich diverse culture, its booming downtown, and the mass growth population of young professionals. Epic AV moved into the beautiful Austin area just two years ago and have found that many clients here, too, also have, a strong desire and need to integrate modern technology into their homes and businesses to fit into their busy daily lives as well. “It’s important to us to create a lifelong relationship with our clients and the building professionals involved,” Ruzich says. “We want them to be able to count on us year after year, project after project—and well beyond.”

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01.A customized antique trunk features a motorized lift that can hide or reveal this bedroom TV at the push of a button. 02.A custom-mirrored TV (controlled with a Wi-Fi remote) adds to the elegance and function of this master bathroom. 03.Along with a three-screen video wall (perfect for sports viewing), this media room has a 110-inch drop-down screen for movie night. 04.An Elan g! system, which runs on iPad, gives this homeowner control over the recessed TV and the rest of this luxury home. 05.The AV equipment rack concealed behind this hidden door controls the technology throughout this 10,000-square-foot home. Photography by Vance Fox

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BIG SK Y & BOZEMAN

Set against some of the nation’s most breathtaking natural backdrops, the Big Sky region of Montana—along with the neighboring city of Bozeman in the southwestern part of the state—continues to attract luxury homeowners seeking a rustic escape. World-class alpine skiing, picturesque golf resorts and the area’s relative solitude only add to the allure of this gateway to Yellowstone Park.

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a Bozeman enjoys two ski areas. Bridger Bowl, the local ski mountain, is 20 minutes from town, while world-renown Big Sky is an hour.

PLATINUM PROPERTIES

Bozeman may be the place to buy, but it takes a real estate expert with insight, foresight and understanding to ensure the best interests of the buyer are being met. Enter the experienced team at Platinum Properties.

Q&A: What is a unique characteristic about your market? Bozeman and Gallatin Valley appear to have sky and land that stretch forever. However, the available land is quite finite.

It’s no surprise that the allure of Montana’s Gallatin Valley, with its

So this is a small, highly

mountain backdrops, diverse geography and unique and thriving

desirable niche market.

communities, is piquing the interest of primary-residence and vacationhome seekers. In 2015, Bozeman's luxury real estate market experienced a 78 percent jump in overall sales for “high-end” single family homes priced

What is most critical when buying a house?

$500,000 and above. But there is far more to purchasing a prized listing

Finding a property that

in Bozeman than simple appreciation for alpine views. That’s where the

“We are honest, focused and follow through with all details involved in successfully locating, negotiating and bringing properties to closing.”

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meets your requirements

experts of Platinum Properties, with PureWest, an exclusive affiliate of

financially, emotionally,

Christies International Real Estate, can make all the difference for

stylistically and functionally.

prospective home buyers. Mike Schlauch and Sally Uhlmann, owners

You need a complete

and sales associates at Platinum Properties, bring a combined 40-plus

understanding of the

years of experience to the table, including Schlauch’s three decades in

property’s condition,

construction and high-end home building before becoming a licensed

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01.Watching elk calves from your own ranchette is a part of the Bozeman lifestyle. This 60-acre estate enjoys tremendous views. 02.Rugged mountains, endless trails and sky and the ability to ride into the sunset are all a part of the allure and culture of Montana. 03.Ralph Lauren Adirondack style meets Western Trading Post/Territorial design in this picture-perfect setting. 04.Indoor and outdoor living is important in Bozeman, with great rooms opening to outdoor entertaining areas and exceptional views.

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knowledge and concierge-like service. “From our standpoint," says Schlauch, “it’s all about the client, providing them with professional advice and helping them navigate through negotiations and closing a transaction.” Schlauch and Uhlmann are seeing more second-home clients in the area, buyers who may have

awareness regarding the ebb and

future development. To that

flow of trends, allows Schlauch

end, the Platinum team leaves

and Uhlmann to provide clients

no stone unturned. “We show

with options that match their

property with Google Maps and

lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.

county plat maps in hand and,

“Montana is a more casual lifestyle,

to the best of our knowledge,

so great rooms work best for the

explain what might happen

public spaces rather than formal

on surrounding properties,”

dining and living room spaces,”

Schlauch explains. “The second

previously shopped in resort-

says Uhlmann. “The newest trend

biggest concern is pricing. No

only communities. “They are

is ‘Montana sophisticated rustic’

one wants to feel like they’ve

buying in Bozeman for their

and adding contemporary

overpaid for a property. We know

vacation home with the desire

sensibilities to the style, such as

all of the comparable properties,

to be located in a solid

altering roof lines and cleaning

so we’re able to break down the

community,” says Schlauch.

up interior lines to be more

value of the land and existing

sleek and minimal.”

structures and what attributes

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MARKET TRENDS

Contrary to recent buzz in Bozeman real estate, inventory levels for upperend homes continue to be stable and thrive. Homes listed between $500,000 to $1 million represent 84 percent of 2015's overall sales.

are driving the price.”

THE L AY OF THE L AND The Platinum team’s thorough

EXPERT ADVICE

understanding of those

For buyers in Bozeman, the top

communities in and around the

concern is how their potential

Valley, not to mention their keen

residence may be affected by

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The inspired Quartz Residence invites people into its picturesque mountain setting after a day of fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

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LOCATI ARCHITECTS

The creative possibilities seem endless in the hands of Locati Architects, which continues to enrich the lives of its A-list clients with custom design in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings. For all of his architectural firm’s international renown and award-winning cachet, it’s the raw, soul-stirring reaction to one of Jerry Locati’s masterful works of custom residential art that never fails to move the company’s founding partner. “When you share the space with owners for the first time, and they have tears in their eyes—and you can see that it’s everything that they ever wanted, that it’s beyond their expectations—to me, that’s success,” says Locati, who launched the firm in 1989. “It’s different [than a commercial project]; it’s such a personal experience that we share with the client.” It’s that personal touch that continues to define Locati Architects as much as the Bozeman-based firm’s uncanny ability to connect clients and landscape to original estates in distinct settings from Big Sky Country to the Bahamas. For Locati and his partners, Steve Locati, Kyle Tage and Greg Dennee, that means understanding the way discerning clients live, what’s important to them and what they desire in a home. It’s assembling a team of seasoned experts dedicated to the process. And it’s managing the collaboration from the earliest

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sketch to the final construction detail. “We have an understanding of how clients want to live on the front side, so we work with contractors, work through bidding processes—everything that goes into the year and a half or two-plus years it takes to build their dream home.” At Locati, those dreams are in such demand that the firm works in 15 to 20 states at any one time. It’s no wonder given the imagination and drama that goes into projects from single-family homes to sprawling mountainside compounds—or the fact that Locati brings an artist’s sensibility to his work (his website, locatifineart.com, features countless examples of his exquisite graphite drawings on watercolor paper).

“I love that I can experience and create art every day for so many new, interesting people here and in different countries.” ABOVE AND BEYOND In addition to its seamless integration of architecture and surroundings—evident

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mammoth projects. “We have houses now that are 50,000 square feet with swimming pools, bowling alleys, shooting ranges— clients are creating their own Disneylands,” Locati says. “A key to such large-scale homes is to make sure that they can accommodate 100 people, while at the same time be comfortable for two.

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01.High ceilings, handcrafted detailing, and elegant design allows spare and eclectic furnishings to have a greater impact. 02.The combination of rustic elements in an elegant, contemporary setting transforms the Yellowstone Club condo into a cozy ski chalet. 03.The juxtaposition between rustic and refined materials never fails to create a fascinating architectural dynamic. 04.Spending a day in Big Sky Country can make anyone want to live outside; enjoying a cozy outdoor living space makes it possible. 01.Gibeon Photography 02. Roger Wade Photography 03. Audrey Hall Photography 04.Gibeon Photography

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BIG SK Y & BOZEMAN

HOME BUILDER

Reclaimed timber and barn wood, along with stone and plaster, are among the rich interior finishes inside this elegant Big Sky home overlooking Lone Peak.

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Radiant snow-melt on the patios and elevated covered deck maximize winter time fun and minimize maintenance.

THE PRG GROUP

Thanks to the personalized approach at The PRG Group, the process of luxury home building is as impressive as the stunning mountain estates for which the firm is known throughout the West. Perhaps the magic inherent to their inspired alpine home building speaks to the separate paths that partners Jamy Patterson, Damon Rao and Dan Gibbons followed to The PRG Group. Rao attended engineering school in Colorado before a summer job in Aspen turned his attention to construction; Patterson, whose father worked in construction, was raised around the industry; and Gibbons cut his teeth as a captain in the yachting industry. Little did any of them know back then that the convergence of their respective talents would elevate the art of mountain home building in and around Big Sky. But as evidenced by their dramatic work in communities such as American Spirit at the Yellowstone Club, that’s exactly what has happened. “We each bring different skills and personality, but we also have shared values and beliefs,” Rao says. “This rounds us out as a team. More importantly, though, we are a support structure for each other.” As well as for the firm’s

“We know that, in the end, everyone will love the home,but we strive to have the client enjoy the process as well.”

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employees, but its principals continue to personalize each luxury project as if it were the first. The company’s calling cards include an emphasis on detail-rich quality, transparent accounting, constant communication and connections to a world-class network of subcontractors, architects, suppliers, engineers and trade professionals. “We build homes of many styles, but most of our work is a range of mountain rustic through traditional, contemporary and even modern architecture,” Patterson says. “We approach this work in a collaborative nature. Our success is interwoven with the success of our partners and employees. This creates a better product while making the process more fun along the way.”

LEADING BY EX AMPLE Nowhere is the end result more breathtaking than amid the soaring pines and alpine meadows at American Spirit, where PRG has constructed more than 30 jaw-dropping residences ranging from 4,500 square feet to 12,000 square feet (with another 14 projects in the works). No matter the size, scope or location of their custom work, the PRG team prides itself on seamlessly solving even the most daunting architectural and logistical challenges. Along the way, the firm works hard to empower everyone involved in one of their projects. “We want our clients to engage us, to set goals with checks and balances,” Gibbons says. “Preventing problems is much more effective than solving them afterward. In the end, having satisfied, enthusiastic clients is our most important goal.”

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01.This Spanish Peaks home, designed by Centre Sky Architects, blends rustic and contemporary elements to create a relaxed environment. 02. & 03.Minimal site lines on the entry and great room glazing bring transparency to the modern interior of this Locati-designed home. 04.Breathtaking views in all directions set the backdrop for this home designed by Locati Architects. 05.The owner of this Spanish Peaks home participated in the selection of exterior materials—and the results speak for themselves. 01. Ryan Day Thompson 02.Gibeon Photography 03.Gibeon Photography 04.Gibeon Photography 05. Ryan Day Thompson 074 / 075

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

A traditional mountain guest bedroom features custom bedding and wallpaper.

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LY N E T T E Z A M B O N & CAROL MERICA

DESIGN ASSOCIATES

The interior experts at Design Associates not only understand the lay of the land in Montana, they incorporate that knowledge and appreciation into dynamic, original spaces for their luxury clients. It’s one thing for an interior to play off its surroundings. But as Lynette Zambon and the team at Bozeman-based Design Associates have demonstrated time and again, it’s quite another to capture the essence of a natural setting— and seamlessly infuse that spirit into residential spaces. For nearly 20 years, Western panorama has motivated Zambon and senior designer Carol Merica to deliver luxury design that honors some of the country’s most picturesque backdrops. “The amazing landscape of Montana and the mountains continue to be some of our biggest influences,” says Zambon, a third-generation native of Montana, who launched Design Associates in 1998. “Our clients want their homes to complement, if not accentuate, the beauty of their surrounding environments.” Whether elevating a sprawling mountain estate at Yellowstone Club in Big Sky or weaving a contemporary thread through a countryside residence in Bozeman, Zambon and company never fail to bring innovative solutions to clients who expect nothing less. In addition to the natural materials and exquisite eye for fabrics and textures that consistently play

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into its approach, the firm is finding recent inspiration in the rebirth of simplicity, clean lines and sleek style. “We’re always trying to keep up with the freshest ideas, given what is trending, and mix that with the classic and inviting look that is always functional,” Zambon says. “In the end, we strive to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment that fits our clients’ vision.”

“We love being able to experiment with new and exciting ideas— and we love to bring those ideas into more traditional styles.” PERSONAL TOUCH Over the past two decades, Design Associates has done just that, completing hundreds of projects of all sizes and budgets—not to mention an array of interior styles—for its exclusive clients. To that end, the firm prides itself on not having a signature “look”; instead, it creates spaces that reflect its clients’ wants, needs and lifestyles. “Our philosophy is to go above and beyond to take care of our clients and create close personal relationships with them,” says Zambon. “We never mind a little challenge along the way. We want them to be completely satisfied with their homes and know they have a great resource to help them achieve their dream.”

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01.Details inside this rustic mountain kitchen include custom-painted cabinets with metal strap work and burlap island pendants. 02.A family room with custom-colored Venetian plaster walls is accentuated by a mix of old and new furnishings. 03.This rustic mountain home features timber and stonework in the great room and dining room. 04.Custom bedding, contemporary furnishings and wall-to-wall carpet lend elegance to this mountain modern master bedroom. 05.This mountain modern dining room includes custom-designed table and chairs from a local Bozeman company. 01. Roger Wade 02. Roger Wade 03. Roger Wade 04. Dino Tonn Photography 05. Karl Neumann

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BOSTON

As if being an international seat of higher education, a dynamic economic and cultural hub, and an iconic sports town isn’t enough to distinguish the capital of Massachusetts, Boston’s role in our nation’s backstory automatically qualifies it as an American original. Its storied history extends to the architecture that adds to the warmth and charm of renowned neighborhoods such as Back Bay, Beacon Hill and South End.

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a Natural light fills a

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living space in this exquisite three-bedroom penthouse in Beacon Hill.

JEANNEMARIE CONLEY — COMPASS

The expert insight that Jeannemarie Conley brings to Boston’s luxury real estate market is matched only by a client dedication that, time and again, exceeds even the loftiest expectations.

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$5 MILLION Single-family homes/ brownstones 5,000 +/- square feet on Marlborough Street or a three-bedroom condo in Beacon Hill/Back Bay.

In proudly serving her exclusive clients over the past nearly 15 years,

“Boston has a wonderful mix of condominiums and single-family homes within brownstone and full-service buildings; buyers have much to choose from.”

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Jeannemarie Conley has learned a few things about the lay of the

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residential land in and around Boston. A transaction that veers off the rails

Large-scale condominiums

can get back on track with the right navigation. Never show a photo of a home

(4,000 square feet) or

with snow on the ground (it dates the listing and masks details that distinguish

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the property). And real estate never sleeps. Take it from a professional who is

brownstones in Back Bay

on call seven days a week, all hours of the day and night. “I’ve answered emails

or Beacon Hill.

during weddings, taken calls while at CVS and, yes, I’ve been known to text from the ladies room,” says the managing director at Compass and one of the

$15 MILLION

region’s foremost brokers. “There is no off button in real estate. Opportunities

Grand single-family townhouse

come up all the time. I describe my career as [combining the mindset]

on Commonwealth Avenue in

of a financial trader—being able to react to and, more importantly, predict

Back Bay, or on Louisburg

trends—with that of an analyst and salesperson.” Conley’s thorough

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understanding of the complex Boston market, which allows her to craft detailed strategies for her clients, has resulted in more than $235 million worth of transactions. Currently, Conley sees a healthy yet bifurcated market, with certain price points (up to $1.5 million) and certain properties (single floor, three-plus bedrooms with

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offerings—agents are equipped

boomers are retiring and empty

with resources that have never

nesters are trading in large homes,

before been provided, and buyers

which require extensive upkeep

and sellers have access to

and outdoor maintenance, for

significant amounts of property

the convenience of turn-key

data on the Compass website. The

condominium living. Thus, the

daughter of a retired FBI agent,

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

demand for living in downtown

Conley further sets herself apart

Boston continues to thrive,”

by delivering a level of discretion

Conley also understands that

Conley says. “If I could find a large

that puts her discerning clients

real estate in Boston is like the

200,000-square-foot building

at ease. “I love the challenge of

weather in New England: Give

to convert to condominiums, I

private transactions that are

it five minutes, and it will change.

would develop 50 four-bedroom,

large in scale and perceived as

Most recently, the city has seen

single-floor condos and sell them

unachievable,” Conley says. “I’ll fly

an uptick in the number of

all—in a week.

below the radar on behalf of my

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clients, find them a home they

+ South End

is more balanced; buyers are taking their time to evaluate their decision,” she says. “We are still seeing a significant amount of 100 percent cash purchases.”

full-service, luxury high-rises. Downtown spaces that once sold

CHANGE FOR THE BET TER

wouldn’t have had access to, and

for $1,500-2,000 per square foot

Compass continues to “positively

still maintain their privacy.”

are now going for $2,500 per

disrupt” the real-estate industry

square foot—with some sales

with its unparalleled technology

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H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

In addition to representing some of the most desirable addresses in the Northeast, Boston’s luxury neighborhoods also reflect the city’s endless charms. Communities like Back Bay seamlessly mesh Beantown’s storied history with trendy shops, luxury hotels and world-class dining.

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“I take pride in knowing that I have made a contribution to a way of life and even enhanced people’s lives.”

PATRICK AHEARN ARCHITECT

One of the industry’s true visionaries, Patrick Ahearn continues to enrich and elevate the architectural landscape throughout New England by bringing history to life. For more than four decades, Patrick Ahearn’s fascination with—and expertise in—historically motivated architecture has done more than bring his namesake firm international renown. Whether designing new residential construction based on historical precedent, or restoring/renovating period homes that incorporate modern flourishes without diminishing the original spirit, the award-winning architect has managed to preserve New England’s timeless aesthetic while also re-imagining its potential. “I strive to create memorable homes that not only are lasting in the psyche, but that celebrate the best of regional architecture,” says Ahearn, whose namesake firm has offices in the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston and on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s there, specifically within the island’s Edgartown Village, that Ahearn has left a truly indelible imprint, re-creating the historical stories inherent in the village’s private residences and public buildings, while also addressing contemporary landscape and lifestyle. His design firm originated or renovated some 160 houses and public buildings, including The Boathouse, a restaurant that proved to be a catalyst for

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the revitalization of Main Street, the harbor

Houses to Island Homes. Clients and

and the Edgartown Village commercial

peers consistently laud his projects for

district. With the success of The Boathouse

their timeless elegance and purity of

architecturally, and from an urban design

form, design that speaks to Ahearn’s rich

perspective, other shops and restaurants

knowledge of classic architecture—coupled

have seen a renaissance and revitalization.

with a keen sense of how people live today.

Another Ahearn project on Martha’s Vineyard,

“The homes we design are rooted in the

The Field Club, became the social epicenter

site, in scale with the surroundings, and

for family activities that previously weren’t

look and feel as though they have stood for

available to a wide variety of people on

a long time,” he says. Through the years,

the island. Today, the club’s members are

the industry has recognized Ahearn time

extremely active in charitable works on the

and again with richly deserved awards and

island—so much so that giving back to the

honors, including advancement into the

community has become an outgrowth of

Fellowship of the American Institute of

The Field Club.

Architects, the selected architect for the HGTV Dream Home 2015, five Bulfinch

STANDING THE TEST OF TIME

Awards awarded by the Institute of Classical

On the luxury residential front over the last

Architecture & Art and much more.

25 years, his volume of finely crafted and detailed work spans a multitude of classic

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THE LAGASSÉ GROUP

In addition to the construction excellence that has quickly distinguished the firm as a go-to builder, The Lagassé Group also brings a sense of family to its high-end residential projects. It started with a 14,000-square-foot gut renovation and a client who appreciated the entrepreneurial spirit of Kevin and Nancy Lagassé. Though Kevin had more than two decades of experience in construction, the firm that he and his wife launched with just three employees in 2010, amid a struggling economy, was still an unknown. But in the time it took to transform the client’s home—with dramatic elements including a glass-walk balcony, a cinema-like home theater and a wine room fit for a connoisseur—all that changed. Today, The Lagassé Group employs 17 energetic and driven professionals, each one committed to a client experience that has established the firm as one of the most soughtafter luxury residential contractors in Middlesex County and beyond. “At the price point at which we build, quality is a given, so we look to separate ourselves with our client service,” says Kevin, whose firm also has branched into commercial and retail work, and home-care services. “We

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spend a considerable amount of time trying to understand our client’s needs and making sure that the project is ultimately about them. Our clients are unafraid to push for their dream home, to challenge us with difficult details. That diversity in our projects is what drives us.” The Lagassé Group builds all styles, but the firm has gained early renown for the exquisite detail it brings to contemporary work, projects that demand organization and expertise to coordinate all aspects of the mechanical and electrical systems—as well as the refined, clean-lined aesthetic that often tasks the builder in more ways than meet the eye. “Our dedication to the pursuit of excellence is precisely why our clients seek us out,” Nancy says. “We constantly ask, ‘What could we have we done better?’ That requires our firm to be extremely honest with ourselves and our clients; in order to improve, we need to understand if and when we fall short.”

“We constantly look at ways to improve our firm so that we can separate ourselves from the rest of the crowd.” BUILDING REL ATIONSHIPS As evidenced by the firm’s repeat business, The Lagassé Group typically exceeds expectations, delivering projects that speak to its ability to remain on the cutting edge of construction materials, technology and sustainable practices. It also speaks to the family atmosphere that Kevin and Nancy have cultivated. “Home building is such a personal business; it’s important to know the people that you are working with.”

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01.A live-edge Bubinga island grounds this spacious, family-friendly kitchen, which is adorned with walnut cabinets and beams. 02.The back of this arts-and-crafts style home opens gracefully through an outdoor dining space onto an elegant back lawn. 03.Sparkling pendants drop from a ceiling with exposed beams in this modern conversion of an 1850s North End wharf building. 04.Light filters through hardwood treads, illuminating a quiet alcove beneath the stairs. 05.The grand fireplace and unique shape of this cozy octagonal living room makes it perfect for relaxing with the family. 01.-02. Sam Gray 03. Robert Umenhofer 04.Chuck Choi 05. Sam Gray

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BOSTON

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Luxurious fabrics and well-appointed accessories create a sophisticated, serene living room that’s ideal for intimate gatherings.

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KRISTEN RIVOLI

KRISTEN RIVOLI INTERIOR DESIGN

Kristen Rivoli brings a discerning eye and unbridled joy to residential design in and around New England that never fails to elevate interior spaces—and inspire her high-end clients. It’s been more than seven years since Kristen Rivoli launched her namesake firm in Winchester, Massachusetts, and by her own admission the awardwinning interior designer is restless—but in the best possible way for her sophisticated clients. The graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh is relentless in her pursuit of the latest techniques, dynamic new materials or custom furnishings, whether it’s attending interior design shows, traveling across the U.S. and abroad, or simply paging through a fashion magazine in search of inspiration. “No one’s personality is just one note, so their home needs to reflect that,” Rivoli says. “I’ve created many timeless designs from the varied styles used in my projects and have extensive resources at my fingertips; that brings such value to each project. I love pushing my clients out of those safe, tried-and-true interiors into a home that shows their multifaceted personality in the most tasteful way.” Rivoli brings a combined three decades’ worth of residential and commercial experience to her exclusive clients, handling everything from design conceptualization to furniture/finishes procurement to final installation. Her thoughtful and passionate approach to design has resonated with homeowners across a broad range of projects—a reimagined

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01. A sitting area in the master bedroom is the perfect spot to relax by the fire. 02. Hand-painted wallpaper complements the bespoke shirred fabric on the headboard. 03.Direct views of the city enhance the open elegance of this comfortable living room, where entertaining is made easy. 04. An all-season porch with a fireplace offers views of the custom chandelier inside and the landscaping outside. Photography by Greg Premru

condo in Midtown Manhattan that combined midcentury modern designs and family heirlooms; a summer home in Hyannisport infused with a light, airy vibe; and a farm property in the Berkshires that extended the peaceful aesthetic created by an architectural renovation; to name

with marble, gorgeous inlays and

but a few. “People often say to me that

parquetry? Imagine how chic, how classic

they love my work because it’s not easily

that would look. That’s what makes an

identifiable,” Rivoli says. “Because I design

unforgettable interior.” It’s no wonder, given

for each individual client, you’ll never see

such genuine enthusiasm and love for her

duplications of rooms; every project is

craft, that countless clients have returned

bespoke for my clients.”

to Kristen Rivoli Interior Design for second and third projects—or referred friends to

OLD IS NEW AGAIN

her firm. “I love developing relationships

Rivoli has a special affinity for vintage/

with my clients,” she says. “Every project

modern pieces that effortlessly reside with

is a creative puzzle. I love the challenge of

antiques or transitional elements to elevate

transforming their vision and exceeding

a room’s atmosphere. “Who wouldn’t love

their expectations.”

to see a 1960s Verner Panton chair perched next to a beautiful French bombe chest

“We are the design advocate for our clients, so we make sure everything is being done with them in mind.”

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CHARLEST ON & K IAWAH ISL AND

With its rare mix of storied history, a hip downtown corridor, coastal splendor and a thriving college scene, the oldest city in South Carolina boasts an intriguing blend of modern-day buzz and old-school Southern charms. Known as one of the country’s friendliest cities, Charleston also boasts a sizzling housing market thanks to the number of new jobs being created and the area’s overall affordability.

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CHARLESTON & KIAWAH ISL AND

REALTOR

a Kiawah Island

beaches set the standard in natural beauty and never-ending fun.

PAM HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVES

Whether looking for a second home or a permanent slice of the good life in and around Charleston, the experienced team at Pam Harrington Exclusives has access to an array of dramatic properties.

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Southern hospitality may not have originated in Charleston, but the first domestic destination ever to earn the No. 1 City in the World ranking from Travel + Leisure (for 2016) certainly is doing its part to elevate that charm. Few, if any, U.S. cities are able to be so many things to so many different audiences. Yet Charleston manages to captivate college students, tourists, locals, retirees, vacation-home investors and businesspeople —including a rapidly growing IT sector—with its genteel spirit and endearing mix of coastal splendor, historic architecture, flourishing downtown scene

“We take great pride and pleasure assisting buyers with their purchase.”

nestled inside The Preserve, this three-bedroom custom home offers unobstructed, panoramic views of Blue Heron Pond from virtually every room. The open layout, with floor-to-ceiling windows that invite natural light, is enhanced by detailed millwork

and world-class resorts. It’s no surprise that buyers are flocking to the region,

and traditional wood elements.

especially those with interest in the luxury developments in and around

Features include a spectacular

Charleston. It’s also no surprise that clients in the market for such opportunities

outdoor living space with

continue to turn to the experienced team at Pam Harrington Exclusives.

a pool, a gas fireplace and

“This area offers so many options,” says Harrington, who launched her real-

a summer kitchen, perfect

estate firm in 1978. “We have homes with sprawling acreage, horse farms,

for al fresco dining.

beach-oriented and marsh-oriented estates, golf course developments, deep-water properties with docks. Understanding the area, and having

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01.Kiawah Island comprises hundreds of acres of maritime forests, tidal creeks, rivers and marsh savannas. 02.Historic Charleston’s most recent accolades include Most Friendly City and Best City in the World. 03.Home to an award-winning culinary scene, Charleston serves up everything your heart desires —from five-star dining to down-home favorites. 01

experience with all of these products, can make all the difference when it comes to steering clients in the direction they want to go.” Time and

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again over the past four decades, Harrington and her team of

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experts have helped to chart

“Lowcountry ultimate,” the

property compared to one on a

the perfect residential course

plantation-style aesthetic for

lagoon or a golf course.”

for their discerning clients.

which the area is known.

A longtime resident of South

However, sophisticated buyers

THE TIES THAT BIND

Carolina’s Lowcountry, Harrington

with larger budgets are looking

As an independent company

brings unparalleled insight

for more Euro-inspired design

free from corporate oversight,

into offerings on the islands of

and interiors with cutting-edge

Harrington and her associates

Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns and

amenities, mammoth kitchens,

focus entirely on customer service,

Wadmalaw, not to mention

dynamic great rooms and much

one of the hallmarks of a firm that,

some of the hidden high-end

more. On the outside, Harrington

over the years, has developed

gems in downtown Charleston.

says that more than 50 percent

enduring relationships with its

“I love all of our listings,” she

of her clients want properties

clients. “It can be a weeknight,

says. “I don’t care whether it’s

with pools, and more people are

Saturday afternoon, Sunday

a quaint villa or a $6 million

showing interest in outdoor

morning; we’ll always work within

+ Kiawah Island

waterfront estate. In the end,

fireplaces. In addition, large-

the clients’ schedule,” Harrington

+ Seabrook Island

it’s just wonderful to see a

screened porches and overhung

says. “We don’t find their house,

+ Kiawah River Estates

decks remain an integral part of

put a contract together and say

+ Historic Charleston

the Charleston residential

adios. Our clients typically

+ Johns Island

LOOKS THAT THRILL

experience. “Of course, land

become our friends forever.”

Harrington says that many

drives the pricing,” Harrington

potential homeowners come

says. “So you’re going to pay a

to the area in search of

lot more for an oceanfront

client’s dream come true.”

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

Not only is Charleston drawing interest for the city’s alluring blend of storied history, thriving downtown, and rich cultural and social scenes, the area’s affluent pockets also are in the spotlight. Prospective buyers are paying particular attention to the following communities.

+ Wadmalaw Island

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A classic-style beach house overlooking the beach and pool features dual balconies and matching staircases.

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“Our goal is to set ourselves apart through the pursuit of perfection in architecture, interior design and the entire conduct of our business.”

HERLONG & ASSOCIATES

Clients up and down the Carolina coast turn to the experts at Herlong & Associates for waterfront architecture that captures the allure, mystery and splendor of coastal living. The design wheels first started turning for Steve Herlong during a bike ride through the woods. As a youngster, he came across a home—which, to the untrained eye, appeared to be suspended over a creek—that would spark a creative fire that burns to this day. “I went home to tell my mom and she said, ‘You know that an architect designed that house, and he lives there with his family,’” Herlong says. “I knew what I wanted to do from that moment on.” The founder of Herlong & Associates not only has charted that course, but his company has carved its own architectural niche, bringing stunning waterfront estates to life for luxury clients along the Carolina coast and beyond. Though based on Sullivan’s Island, the firm and its award-winning reputation draws interest from clients as far away as California and the Caribbean. “Our architectural inspiration lies in the natural essence of each site and the vision of each client,” says Herlong, whose company also offers expert interior design services. “Our clients do their homework. They seek us out because they have

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seen a home we have designed or because they know a past client that gave us a referral. They are looking for a firm with the experience to create a legacy home.” As one client noted, Herlong brings a nuanced understanding of waterfront settings to his skilled design, seamlessly blending ocean, sky and coast into residential works that also capture the history of the homeowner and the site. Though his projects possess a visible sophistication, they also maintain a casual elegance consistent with their backdrops. “We want our work to be timeless but in its own unique way,” he says. “Of course, we also want to create a home that provides the most experiences with the water as possible.”

CLIENT CONNEC TION Herlong and his staff—which includes principals Bronwyn Lurkin, James Selvitelli and Jim Henshaw—work closely with clients to appreciate their functional needs, their aspirations and the inspiration behind the purchase of that slice of land. But interaction between Herlong & Associates and its clients doesn’t lapse when pencil meets paper. Just the opposite. “As we design the home we will conference in the clients as the house develops; we give them virtual tours of the home looking at the actual views,” Herlong says. “We tell clients: A larger flat-screen makes it even more interactive!”

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01.This stunning home in St. Kitts plays off the island’s natural splendor. 02.The master bedroom’s dark-wood ceiling lends contrast to the otherwise light, airy décor. 03.The entrance to this tropical home capitalizes on the breathtaking ocean views. 04.An open-concept dining room, kitchen and living room provides ample space for entertaining against the dramatic ocean backdrop. 05.A spacious outside dining area can be utilized throughout the year. 01. Holger Obenaus 02. Meredith Brower 03. Holger Obenaus 04. Julia Lynn Photography 05. Julia Lynn Photography 102 / 103

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HOME BUILDER

This Kiawah Island residence speaks to Bennett Hofford’s emphasis on detail.

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HANK HOFFORD

BENNETT HOFFORD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

No construction company has added to the luxury residential fabric of Charleston and its surrounding communities quite like the award-winning experts at Bennett Hofford Construction. Few builders anywhere in the United States have both added to and preserved the history of their region quite like Bennett Hofford Construction. Since launching the Charleston-based firm in 1983, Hank Hofford and his dedicated team of construction professionals have time and again added to the rich tapestry of South Carolina’s Low Country with luxury residential projects that capture its down-home spirit—and meticulous renovation work that honors its past. “Over the years, we’ve fixed up probably 70 historic buildings in downtown Charleston,” says Hofford, one of the areas most beloved entrepreneurs. “We’re also known for what I call architecturally themed neighborhoods; we’ve developed several on the coastal islands. We’re one of the few builders ever allowed to take a piece of land within the gates of some of these high-end resorts and build all of the homes.” The well-earned trust placed in Bennett Hofford has resulted in the construction of some 300 multimillion-

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dollar homes just on Kiawah Island alone. The firm has built inspired and versatile works of residential art in communities like The Village at Turtle Beach, Ocean Oaks and others—each one with its own architectural identity. Beyond its prodigious portfolio, the firm’s renowned professionalism and client-first work ethic continue to draw clients from all over the world.

“It’s always exciting to build a $5 million-plus home; not all builders get those opportunities. We’ve been blessed with dozens of them.” EXPANDING THE BR AND In recent years, Bennett Hofford has embarked on an ambitious downtown project, Halsey Park, a three-acre, citywithin-a-city village in Charleston’s historic district along the Ashley River featuring state-of-the-art row houses, as well as a limited number of sprawling, custom-built homes. If the work in its own backyard isn’t enough to keep it busy, Bennett Hofford also is the premier residential builder (through its Caribbean-based branch Bennett Hofford Caribbean Construction Ltd.) for the private island community of Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts. “We’re fortunate to work with so many interesting, affluent clients who not only can afford to build a nice home,” Hofford says, “but who are interested in building the best home possible. We love having the chance to rise to that challenge.”

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CHICAGO

The irresistible allure of the Windy City speaks to far more than its ability to serve a serious slice of pizza. The nation’s third-largest city (by population) embodies the gracious spirit of the Midwest while delivering a world-class mix of finance and culture, industry and entertainment, technology and professional sports—not to mention its countless shining examples of architectural innovation.

THOMAS ROSZAK ARCHITECTURE

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CHICAGO

a A penthouse-level

REALTOR

unit at 510 W. Erie offers city views to the south and west off the terrace.

MB LUXURY GROUP

The wealth of knowledge about Chicago real estate that MB Luxury Group brings to its luxury clients is as impressive as the concierge-like service for which the top-selling firm also is known.

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55 E. Erie Skyhome B: Enjoy the best of both worlds—the privacy of a single-family home with the safety and

For all of the well-known allure inherent to the Windy City—its sports teams, its architecture, its culture and entertainment, its Midwest charms, its pizza—the characteristic often overlooked when describing Chicago is its affordability compared to other major urban centers. “In the case of new top-of-the-line downtown condominiums, those in the

“Rarely is real estate about hard numbers; it’s more about the feeling that the transaction process has been fair for both parties.”

services of a luxurious complex. This four-story townhome, just steps away from the building’s amenities, has been redesigned and elegantly appointed with a private elevator, smart-home

range of $1,000 per square foot might compare to units in New York or San

upgrades, a custom kitchen

Francisco at three times the price,” says Margaret Baczkowski, founder of MB

and a large wine refrigerator.

Luxury Group at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. “For buyers coming

The master suite features a

in from other major cities, the amount of space and finish levels in Chicago

fireplace, his/hers bathrooms

looks like a bargain.” As one of the region’s top-producing brokers, Baczkowski

and large walk-in closets. The

brings unparalleled insights and understanding to Chicago’s luxury residential

1,000-square-foot private roof

market, much of which is centered along Lake Michigan and in the downtown

terrace includes a built-in

business Loop. Of late, Baczkowski points to an increase in new construction

kitchen area and garden.

and renovations, giving high-end buyers more choices than ever before when it comes to amenity-rich condos and single-family homes. “Older condominium

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01.This three-bedroom, 3.5-bath unit at 100 E. Huron delivers unobstructed panoramic lake and city views. 02.Iconic Chicago views from 401 N. Wabash include the river, the infamous Wrigley Building, Wacker Drive and much more. 03.This fully upgraded master bathroom at The Pinnacle, 21 E. Huron, overlooks the famed Chicago skyline.

units are being purchased by

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rehabbers who upgrade them to the highest modern standards,” she says. “The better neighborhoods, meanwhile, are seeing more tear downs or total rehabs than in previous years, again reflecting the strong market demand for the newest and highest quality finishes.” In the city’s storied neighborhoods, the architecture reflects more period or vintage

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styles that blend into the city’s older sections. Tall buildings, on the other hand, are typically

imaginable at five-star, Class A

feel comfortable or beautiful? Is

developed to showcase the most

buildings overlooking the famed

it convenient to schools or work

modern architectural styles—but

Chicago skyline are going for

or entertainment or outdoor

not always. “A recent divergence,”

anywhere from $10 million to

activities? MB Luxury Group

Baczkowski says, “has seen a few

$15 million. “A lot of the incredible

works closely with its clients

high-rise towers opting for a

options between $5 million and

to answer those questions—

classic vintage look—and those

$8 million can be found in the

and much more. “We strive to

have sold very well.”

condos and single-family homes

deliver excellent information

in the 4,000-square-foot to

and service,” she says. “To

6,500-square-foot range,”

that end, we take advantage

Baczkowski says. “This is the

of Sotheby’s International’s

price range where most buyers

unmatched global platform

from large cities really see the

to meet client needs anywhere

value Chicago offers.”

in the world. The long-term

TOP OF THE LINE For some of Baczkowski’s more discerning clients, the luxury properties available are truly sites to behold. In Lincoln Park,

relationships that result from this

a builder is offering the chance to deliver a dream estate on a

WORDS TO THE WISE

100-foot-wide lot in the heart

Unlike other investments,

of the one the most expensive

Baczkowski notes, purchasing a

streets in the city. New penthouses

home must serve needs beyond

with every bell and whistle

financial considerations. Does it

level of commitment form the cornerstone of our business and its growth.”

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The buzz-worthy neighborhoods in and around Chicago continue to experience rapid change characterized by an influx of trendy restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and boutique shopping. Prices are rising for these homes, with buyers eyeing major upgrades, gut rehabs or even tear downs to make room for new construction.

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The award-winning Glass House is an experiment in transparency and reflectivity that illustrates flowing space.

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“Every day is different for our team—new projects, new challenges, new progress. I love seeing our buildings begin to rise up.”

THOMAS ROSZAK ARCHITECTURE

The insight into design and construction that Thomas Roszak brings to his residential and commercial work continues to raise the architectural bar in and around Chicago. The more that his architectural journey leads him down new and exhilarating career paths, the more that some aspects of Thomas Roszak’s creative process remain the same. Just as curiosity drove the Chicago native to take apart TVs, radios and bicycles during his youth, Roszak still turns to technology in other disciplines for inspiration. “Some day,” says the owner of Thomas Roszak Architecture, “our homes will look like the cars we drive and the phones we use.” For many of his industry peers, Roszak’s innovative approach to architect-led designbuild work is the gold standard to which they aspire. Since launching his architectural firm in 1997, Roszak and his team have challenged preconceptions with an array of award-winning work—everything from high-end residential and commercial projects to mixed-use complexes and historic renovations, each

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one an ode to environmentally effective

A TRUE ORIGINAL

design and planning. “It’s about

Though his firm is lauded for its expert

understanding the program and the needs

understanding of how buildings come

of the client—and dealing with problems in

together, Roszak does not believe in

unique ways that speak to today without

labeling the company’s wide-ranging

looking back to any stylistic inference,”

portfolio in traditional terms. “I don’t like

says Roszak, who also leads a construction

the word ‘style,’” he says. “I like to blend

management company (SteelGrass), as

space and light and technology into

well as a project management and real

making architecture. It has zero to do with

estate consulting firm (TR Management +

style and everything to do with the people

Consulting). “My work is more about solving

involved. Architecture should be timeless

the clients’ puzzle—and making their wishes

and not time-stamped with a style.”

come true.” In the nearly three decades since

To that end, Roszak loves incorporating

earning his architecture degree from the

different materials—wood, aluminum,

Illinois Institute of Technology, Roszak has

glass, bright and natural colors that exist

brought dreams to fruition time and again,

in nature—in his projects, as well as within

including such renowned projects as the 7RR

interior design elements. “There is a very

Eco-Home, the Fairbanks Residence and his

holistic approach to what we do, and

own Glass House, the transparent home of

sometimes it’s messy, but it’s always

glass, concrete and steel that he built for his

beautiful and very personal.”

family, which was honored by the American Institute of Architects.

| roszak.com

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01.Yellow-orange steel beams lend warmth to spaces in the Glass House like the kitchen. 02.Brazilian cherry flooring and lacquered wall panels lend contrast in the Glass House living areas. 03.The dining room at the penthouse Fairbanks residence overlooks the city. 04.A chic, contemporary vibe extends into the kitchen of the Fairbanks residence. 05.The living room and other main activity rooms in the Glass House are pure and uncluttered. 06. A glass staircase allows light to pour deep into the Fairbanks residence. Photography by Hedrich Blessing Photographers

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HOME BUILDER

The earthly color palette of the slate, zinc, stone and stucco naturally blend in with the surrounding landscape.

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The stone-slab seating in the courtyard and the steel-and-glass floating staircase inside are functional and serve as sculptural pieces.

EIESLAND BUILDERS, INC.

The ties that bind past and present— unparalleled construction standards, the ability to solve challenges, going the extra mile for clients—make Eiesland Builders one of the true industry giants. When Arvid Eiesland assumed the reins of Eiesland Builders in 1988, he understood that the high-end residential construction company carried with it more than just the family name. The core values that Arvid’s father, Olav, poured into the business launched in 1954—integrity, trust, quality— resonated with industry professionals and clients for whom the firm had built and remodeled homes on the North Shore. But it wasn’t enough to rest on those laurels; Eiesland, who had helped to establish the firm’s reputation working alongside his father, had to add to the legend. For nearly three decades, he’s done just that—in part, thanks to the introduction of a woodworking shop that produces custom millwork, cabinetry and furniture. “By producing all these items in-house, we’re able to deliver the kinds of products our customers want,” Eiesland says. “We make strong and beautiful cabinetry with the best materials. We run our own moldings,

“A home is more than a house; it’s a living, breathing thing that, when finished, becomes a part of you.”

and many times we make the doors and windows, as well. An architect

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or designer can dream up whatever

PAST PERFEC T

they want and be assured that we will make

As much as Eiesland Builders is known

it a reality.” That Eiesland Builders remains

for dramatic exterior and interior details,

the gold standard when it comes to luxury

what lies behind the walls also distinguishes

home building in the Chicago area speaks to

the firm’s award-winning work—the

a commitment to excellence that has carried

foundation and unseen systems that must

from generation to generation. It’s there in

work flawlessly for a home to stand the

the hundreds of projects the firm has

test of time. “Sometimes, when working

completed over the years. It’s also there in

on old homes in the North Shore, we

01.The beauty of simplicity is on display inside this space inspired by a Scottish farmhouse. 02.Old and new come together seamlessly, thanks to custom cabinetry and millwork. 03.The beautifully handcrafted white-oak ceiling and custom window trim evoke a natural feeling of warmth and security. 04.The clean lines, as well as the granite-and-glass counter, help to bring a sense of sophistication to the kitchen.

the variety of styles and challenges those

would tear down a wall and find a note,”

projects represent—turn-of-the-century

Eiesland says. “It would be from someone

restorations, where moldings and cabinets

who originally worked on the house, and it

must be created to match the era; sleek

would read, ‘We’re building this in 1898.’ It

modern designs, with simple moldings and

shows you that houses built with a level of

straight-line elegant cabinetry; traditional

care and quality last a long time. That’s the

design with a Colonial feel and raised panels

tradition we want to continue.”

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door; or the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with custom storage and furniture

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

The client requested a sophisticated surf-themed office designed around a large-scale Chris Armstrong oil painting.

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D. Porthault linens rest against a custom headboard in fabric by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Schumacher.

BARDES INTERIORS

Heeding the words of her mother, Cindy Galvin never fails to leave a space better than she found it when transforming homes for her high-end clients at Bardes Interiors. It’s been more than 35 years since Cindy Galvin embarked on a creative journey with little more than wide-eyed aspiration and a suitcase full of samples. Little did she know then that the pursuit of her design dreams would result in so many homeowners also realizing theirs. Since launching Bardes Interiors in 1980, Galvin’s warm, congenial approach—coupled with an unerring sense of style—has endeared her to residential and commercial clients throughout the Midwest and from coast to coast. “Working in an industry that is your passion really is a dream,” says the graduate of Northwestern University and longtime resident of Winnetka, Ill. “I knew a career in this field would challenge me; it’s like a jigsaw puzzle with a thousand moving parts. Executing all the details is difficult, but it’s so

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worth the reward of seeing my clients so happy.” Galvin’s inspired design— a carefully curated canvas of couture colors, textures and patterns—has elevated interiors in settings that range from corporate jets to a family

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01.Dual chests by The New Traditionalists are featured in a bedroom that the client describes as the “most serene in New York." 02.This simple, open-plan kitchen works well for young families. 03.Galvin divided the living space into separate “rooms,” with an expansive custom sectional defining the TV area. 04.A conversation area is tucked into a light-filled corner with a southwestern exposure and dramatic 11-foot steel windows. Photography by Zach DeSart Photography

“compound” of five units in a Colorado condominium tower. Recently, Galvin completed two projects—a new home on Lake Michigan and a new work place in Winnetka—for one of her most loyal clients. “Both projects involve building from the ground up, where I did most of the interior

one-of-a-kind antiques, furnishings and

architecture, as well as the design,” says the

accessories for her design clients. It’s just

mother of two grown sons. “I can see this

one more way that Galvin is able to meet the

client’s aesthetic developing through the

needs and expectations of her discerning

years; I get great joy seeing her vision

clients. “My clients know I think everything

come to life through my work.”

through all the way to the end,” Galvin says. “I start with the bones—the walls, floors,

EYE ON THE PRIZE

trim, ceiling, doors, windows. I’ll see the

Galvin’s own interior inspiration comes to

finished room in my head from the start.

life inside Maze Home Store, the chic design

They depend on me to show them a

salon she started in 2008 as a holiday

well-edited scheme. They trust the

pop-up project. Today, the store primarily

selections I give them and that I will

intended to serve young moms moving

guide them to make good choices.”

their families from Chicago to the North Shore also serves as a dazzling display of

“Clients trust you with their home. A great responsibility. What inspires–and rewards– me is seeing their happy faces when I’ve brought their vision to life.”

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L ANDSCAPE ARCHITEC T

The spine of the garden, a clean gravel path, extends the property, complemented by vibrant green and purple plantings.

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“Our landscapes respond to the site, the architecture and to the client. No two designs are alike or repetitive.”

HOLLANDER DESIGN | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

The land is the guide at Hollander Design—and as evidenced by the elegant simplicity and brilliant integration for which it’s known, the award-winning landscape architect firm follows its lead to perfection. In the same way that the firm’s namesake revered the creative mind of Ian McHarg, the renowned Scot who founded the department of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, a new generation of designers continues to be wowed and influenced by the majestic works of outdoor drama for which Hollander Design is known. Over the past two decades, Edmund Hollander and founding partner Maryanne Connelly have built an international reputation on what they describe as a three-way marriage between the ecologies of nature, architecture and man. “Everything we create is geared toward honoring and respecting those three ecologies,” says Hollander, who studied under McHarg while earning his master’s in landscape architecture at Penn. “Our styles are as varied as the properties and priorities of our clients. We’ve done everything from formal and contemporary landscapes to meadowlike schemes overrun with ornamental grasses and masses of wildflowers.” The versatility of the New York, Chicago and Sag Harbor firms is surpassed only by the seamless artistry that it brings to its projects, matching landscape to

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architecture and drawing visual connections between the interior and exterior of a luxury residence. It’s no wonder that Hollander Design has completed a variety of singular projects—countryside estates, high-rise gardens, oceanfront properties, historic landscaping—in markets all over the globe. “No matter where we work, our aim is always to provide the right fit for our clients,” says Hollander, whose firm has completed projects throughout the East Coast, as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Hong Kong and China.

MASTER CL ASS As Hollander recalls, undergrad courses did little to ignite his imagination. It wasn’t until he took an elective in landscape architecture, “and realized how much I loved trees and plants,” that he knew he had found the right outlet for his passion. Today, that passion manifests itself in design that’s elegant without being complex. “Our clients want landscaping that’s magnificent, but that doesn’t require an extensive amount of work for them,” he says. In consistently hitting all the right horticultural, hardscape and environmentally sensitive notes, Hollander Design has earned the loyalty of second and third generations of clients. Along the way, the firm has earned a host of industry awards such as the Sanford White Award from ICAA, honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects and two awards from the New York and Connecticut chapters of the American Institutes of Architects. “We have a thriving practice in locations around the world,” Hollander says. “And we’re fortunate to have long-term and warm relations with our clients.”

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CONNECTICUT

Don’t let its size fool you. Connecticut may be the nation’s third-smallest state, but it’s a heavyweight when it comes to per capita income (first in the nation) and median household income (fourth in the country; both rankings according to 2014 surveys). It also has the distinction of hosting some of richest neighborhoods in the U.S., including The Golden Triangle in Greenwich, where the mean household income is more than $600,000.

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BARBARA ZACCAGNINI OF COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS INTERNATIONAL

With pleasing architecture and an engaging community, Greenwich is hailed as a residential haven. Realtor Barbara Zaccagnini speaks to the region’s long-lasting appeal. Upon discussing her renowned Greenwich-based real estate firm, Barbara Zaccagnini exudes expertise and passion for her trade. “A buyer needs to have an agent who is experienced in the industry, with knowledge of the marketplace and present conditions who will be responsive to their needs,” she said. “I am committed to my clients. My flexibility, market awareness and winning business acumen make me a realtor of choice for clients in Greenwich, as well as residents looking to move to the area. My calm approach and positive attitude are just two

“Greenwich is a unique market. It holds value more than other towns.”

examples of the many facets that make me a respected businesswoman and community leader in Greenwich. So, in a nutshell, hire me!” Having spent 18 years in the business, Zaccagnini was first attracted to real estate out of a love for being able to find the perfect home for each client. With a philosophy that caters to buyers and sellers through the utilization of superior marketing methods and local experts, Coldwell Banker Previews International proved the ideal affiliate. Asked to explore the greatest challenge she has faced in her career, Zaccagnini notes, “The biggest

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01.A view from Greenwich Point Park where you can enjoy recreational activities. 02.Built with the highest level of craftsmanship, the architectural details create a Manor-like feel. 03.This dining room evokes elegance, sophistication and charm with a light and airy design.

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challenge early in my career was finding the right company

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to protect my clients, which I have done. It's a bonus how much I enjoy working with

match the buyer to their best

“In my opinion, this is not a

people and connecting them

new home.” This is where

trend, but a necessity. Sellers

to the lifestyles they desire.”

Zaccagnini enters. Using her

are also more focused on the

experience and vast knowledge

need to hire a good realtor.

TECHNOLOGY + INSIGHT

of the local market, she

They want to have confidence

While technology continues to

is also able to alert clients

in their choice of agent and

evolve, providing a new level

to homes that will be coming

feel they have selected a skilled

of ease and efficacy to those

on the market.

person who understands

looking to buy or sell a home,

the process, preparation and

Zaccagnini emphasizes the role

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

timing.” She adds that for

human expertise plays in the

According to Zaccagnini,

any property, upkeep and

process. “Technology has

an understanding of proper

landscaping all play a key role

greatly improved the real estate

staging has grown over the

in creating a good impression.

landscape, because people have

last several years. As such,

Priding herself on the ability to

immediate access to details

homeowners looking to sell are

implement these considerations

they never had before,” she

more concerned than ever with

in each decision, Zaccagnini

said. “Clients identify properties

hiring the right professionals.

strives to present enthusiasm,

prior to meeting because their

“Homes that are set to show in

intelligence and, most

first showing is viewing the home

their best light, be it through

importantly, results.

online. This helps the process,

curb appeal or interior staging

but buyers must be aware that

and are priced properly seem

technology doesn’t always

to sell more quickly,” she says.

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From Barbara Zaccagnini’s perspective, each homeowner defines a hot-spot neighborhood differently. With a vast array of communities exhibiting myriad architectural styles, Greenwich offers a variety from which long-time locals and newcomers can benefit.

+ Backcountry + Waterfront downtown + Midcountry

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The entrance to this New England home epitomizes the timeless-yet-original approach, and the careful balance of materials, that distinguish Shope Reno Wharton projects.

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“A great home never stops inspiring its occupants and will weather the test of time, both aesthetically and practically.”

SHOPE RENO WHARTON

The creative spirit soars at award-winning Shope Reno Wharton Associates, which infuses detail-rich luxury architectural projects from coast to coast with the perfect blend of necessity and possibility. It’s one thing for a firm of visionary talent like Shope Reno Wharton to accept an architectural challenge. But with each seamlessly integrated project, it becomes evident that challenges are transformed into opportunities. Partners Arthur Hanlon, Jerry Hupy, Michael McClung, Don Aitken and John Gassett thrive on this approach. “We’re fortunate to have exceptional clients that have allowed us to expand our practice geographically and with that come unique circumstances,” Hanlon says. “Each project requires creativity and imagination, as well as keen attention to the project’s site and surroundings.” Timeless fundamentals and a creative hand work together with modern technologies to distinguish the luxury residential work at Shope Reno Wharton. From a majestic shingle-style estate in New England, to a sprawling equestrian complex in New York or a Tuscan-inspired farm house in Colorado, the firm never fails to celebrate the splendor of a site—or the character and aspirations

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of its clients. “Our work is a powerful

their personality. “We are always engaged,

and honest expression with its own sense

considering alternate ideas and helping

of place and permanence,” Hupy says.

owners find their vision along the way,”

“It’s an American architecture that is

McClung says, while Aitken explains that

stronger as a result of many perspectives

the firm has developed a comfortable

and influences.” The Connecticut-based

process to lead clients through the

firm, founded in 1981, has grown from a

hierarchy of concerns and choices that

small residential/commercial company

are typically encountered. “The journey

to a nationally renowned design brand

should be both efficient and enjoyable!”

01.Providing more than simple circulation, stair towers create a moment of pause where the house and its surroundings are seen in different light throughout the day. 02.A beautiful covered porch creates a breathtaking outdoor “room” in the Berkshires—and a strong connection between interior and exterior spaces. 03.Classic detailing with an eye toward simplicity provides freeflowing connections between kitchen and family living spaces. 04.The dramatic composition of this stately waterfront home is expressed through a layered and sculptural approach.

sought by discerning clients from Maine

The many local and regional awards

to Utah. In addition to exceptional

earned by the firm speak to an array of

homes, the firm’s portfolio includes

breathtaking finished projects, a privilege

a range of building types from golf

that the partners at Shope Reno Wharton

clubhouses to museums.

never take for granted. “We value the

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ability to produce great architecture in

THE TIES THAT BIND

an increasingly regulated world,” Gassett

The partners agree that their best work

says. “Our homes create places of refuge

stems from a careful balance of many

and comfort, apart from the bustle of

considerations, some practical, some

everyday life.”

aspirational. The most important however, is the inspiration the team derives from

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HOME BUILDER

This modern farmhouse steers clear of recent trends and with rustic simplicity captures the owner’s vision of a personal retreat.

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“It’s been such a privilege to work with the many clients who’ve trusted us with their amazing projects.”

JABLONSKI ASSOCIATES

For Jablonski Associates and its principal, the business of building exceptional homes is about unwavering commitment to the client, responsible management of the project—and an eye for residential splendor. It will come as no surprise to clients who’ve had the distinct pleasure of seeing his award-winning team in action that Jeremi Jablonski is an avid open-ocean sailor. The third-generation builder and principal at Jablonski Associates in Connecticut captains each exclusive project—from custom homes to dramatic renovations—with an even keel, a steady hand and a deep appreciation and understanding of the challenges, expectations and possibilities that lie ahead. Since the New Canaan-based company poured its first foundation in 1986, the luxury homebuilder has followed its leader into some of Fairfield County’s most exclusive communities, delivering residential excellence that’s steeped in exceptional craftsmanship and budget-conscious discipline. Along the way, the ties that bind Jablonski Associates to its clients often extend well beyond a single project. “At one point, we worked with one family for several years,” Jablonski says. “We built a custom Colonial home in Connecticut for them. Next, we did a beach house in Long Island, New York, and then we

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01.This sprawling Colonial estate with an endless backyard pool won the Electronic House of The Year Award. 02.This two-story library features a spiral staircase, wrought-iron rails, a fireplace and a domed ceiling. 03.This gourmet kitchen represents an intriguing mix of traditional design with modern elements delivered with brilliant craftsmanship. 04.The use of native stone lends a dramatic complement to the dark reclaimed woods in this wine cellar. 05.Nestled on a park-like property , this home is a modern interpretation of the adored shingle-style architecture.

completed a modern project in Boca

finishes and materials that distinguish

Raton, Florida. Those were much more

a custom estate or in the level of

than just jobs; we were honored to be a

communication and reporting that

part of their journey.” Several of those

goes into each project. “On the jobsite

journeys have resulted in industry honors,

we strictly follow the specifications,”

including Best of Houzz accolades, and

Jablonski says. “We break the most

A-List and AIA-Connecticut People’s

complex projects into small pieces, so

Choice awards. Though Jablonski himself

it’s easier to monitor the progress and

enjoys modern projects, the versatile firm

quality. Finally, when the house is

has been recognized for its traditional

completed, we create a maintenance

work. “For me, it’s more about the feeling

plan, and we manage all routine house

than the style,” he says. “Whatever it is that

services.” Down the road, Jablonski

makes the home warm and comfortable.

sees a trend toward smaller homes with

Sometimes the most luxurious feeling

a greater focus on energy conservation,

comes in a very surprising form; a great

as well as advances in home technology

house should always have something

that will lead to virtual reality rooms. In

you wouldn’t expect.”

the meantime, each new project is its own adventure. “Meeting new people,

ON THE SAME PAGE Another hallmark of Jablonski Associates is its attention to detail—whether in the

learning new things—I love it all.”

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Graneto’s use of neutral wall coverings and Dedar velvets on Art Deco chairs sets a solid background for the client’s Indian art.

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“It’s most important that we create a well-designed home that expresses the personality and taste of the family living in it.”

DOUGLAS GRANETO DESIGN

Fueled by an inspired design journey, as well as his own unique and innovative sensibilities, Douglas Graneto creates timeless interior spaces that speak to his high-end clients. Like so many creative originals, Douglas Graneto is simultaneously driven by past influences and a visionary mind. In the case of the renowned interior designer, the past is always present, thanks to a foundation as a custom furniture atelier in South Florida, one that specialized in antiques, as well as the design and fabrication of modern furniture. It’s also there in the guidance of Tony Ingrao, the Manhattan-based designer with whom Graneto worked for eight years creating custom interiors around the world. Still, when Graneto launched his boutique firm more than a decade ago in Greenwich, Connecticut, he was more than just the sum of his experiences. As luxury clients in New York City, the Hamptons, Chicago, Palm Beach, the Caribbean—and beyond—can attest, Douglas Graneto Design stands on its own, from its uncanny ability to draw out and bring to life a homeowner’s personal style to the imagination and versatility

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that resonates in its residential and

their needs and desires. “I then work to

commercial work, as well as its custom-

understand how the family functions in

created products and furnishings. “We

the home,” he says. “I use this information

strive to give the client what he or she is

to create a home that will embody all

looking for,” Graneto says. “Some clients

of the above in well-curated spaces.” His

have concrete ideas, while others seek

own travels and exposure to architecture

guidance and inspiration. Some want a

and design continue to inspire his work.

minimalist approach, while others collect

“For example, I find the design coming out

and display multiple collections. Yet, one

of Brazil from the 1940s to the 1970s to be

01.This master bedroom combines custom-design elements with vintage pieces to create a serene resting place. 02.The woodwork is lacquered to offset the existing hand-painted murals, while the chairs are given new life with paint and fabrics. 03.Custom upholstery and window treatments with pops of color accentuate the Warhol portrait and parchment table by FP Victoria & Son. 04.Deep chocolate walls with high-gloss millwork produce a moody yet cozy environment for entertaining.

of the underlying themes in my work is

captivating,” he says. “I love learning about

the [incorporation of] these ideas from

the designs from various parts of the

the client, a seamless match between a solid

world, and I enjoy working in a variety

architectural backbone and its alluring

of styles. Every period of decoration—

layered interiors.” The result is often a classic,

contemporary, midcentury, 18th century,

timeless juxtaposition between vintage and

19th century—has good design. It’s

modern that distinguishes the firm’s high-end

fascinating to search out these well-

work in projects of all sizes.

designed pieces and combine them in

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Graneto begins the creative process by

ways that suit modern living.”

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Of the estimated 1,200 people moving to Texas every day, nearly half are settling in and around the Dallas area—hardly a surprise given the storied mix of culture, music, sports, history, dining and thriving business that awaits. So robust is the market that development in Dallas is heading skyward, with more high-rises anticipated downtown and in surrounding communities.

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opportunities to live near lakes, creeks and ponds—as evidenced by this property in the coveted neighborhood of Devonshire.

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The reputation of Dallas as a vibrant corporate hub extends to its luxury residential neighborhoods, which, as renowned real-estate professional Becky Frey can attest, are generating their own share of high-end buzz.

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4343 Beverly Drive: Highland Park remains an enduring

In addition to its ever-growing reputation as the perfect urban backdrop for iconic businesses—only New York and Houston host more Fortune 500 companies—Dallas also can stake its claim as one of nation’s most thriving luxury residential markets. Along with being a convenient base for frequent

“You only live once. Dallas offers such variety and style that any lifestyle can be matched with the correct property.”

luxury properties like this, it’s easy to see why. Elegantly cast on a premier corner lot, this 8,955-square-foot home,

fliers due to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the region’s high-end

built in 2010, features five

communities appeal to a broad spectrum of lifestyles. “Dallas has really

bedrooms, nine baths and a

blossomed in the last 10 years with an incredible arts district, shopping,

seven-car garage—as well as

restaurants and a wealth of exceptional private and public schools; in a

a home theater, exercise room,

nutshell, Dallas has become hip,” says Becky Frey, whose namesake team

wine cellar and elevator. The

is part of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “But beyond that,

community is known for its

Dallas is very affordable for people who are coming here from New York,

highly recognized schools

California or overseas. I work with several buyers from abroad, and Dallas

and picturesque local parks.

remains a big draw. Overall, we’re in a very strong market.” Few, if any, real-estate professionals have a better understanding of the Dallas market

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01.By 2040, the population in Dallas-Fort Worth is expected to rise by 53 percent. Here , you see Museum Tower residences in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. 02.Preston Hollow is a community of architecturally significant homes on beautiful estate acreage. 03.This home in West Highland Park speaks to Dallas’ reputation for manicured landscaping, fine architecture and connection to impressive parks. 01

than Frey, who is approaching $1 billion in sales during the course of her prolific career. As president and CEO Robbie Briggs marvels, "Our agents look to Becky as a mentor and a friend. I just can't thank her enough for

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being such a stellar agent and a stellar individual." For Frey, that dedication is an extension of her extraordinary team and of the Briggs Freeman brand, which emphasizes personalized service, clear communication, stellar networking and a strong connection to some of the region’s most prestigious communities— including Highland Park, Devonshire, Greenway Parks, downtown, Bluffview, Preston Hollow, Oaklawn and Lakewood. “Briggs Freeman is dedicated to everything extraordinary—results, quality, philanthropy, family,” Frey says. “We are so proud of our ties to the community and our firm’s outstanding reputation.”

more teardowns, thus paving

superior amenities and state-of-

the way for new construction in

the-art home automation systems.”

an urban setting. The more established communities continue to provide high-end opportunities without exaggerated pricing. For $5 million, Frey says buyers can purchase a new home with upward of 7,000 square feet of interior space in one of Dallas’ finest neighborhoods. In the $15 million range, buyers can find sprawling, architecturally significant estates on two or more acres of land. No matter the size or scope of the home, Frey sees a trend toward more simple design— but with all the bells and whistles. “Whether looking at traditional

THE PRICE IS RIGHT

or contemporary, people want a

The inner-city neighborhoods of

clean design with lots of natural

Dallas are experiencing more and

light,” she says, “along with

BET TER THAN EVER As a homestead state, Texas gives its property owners valuable tax benefits and a protected

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The most popular communities in Dallas appeal to residents of all ages and stages of life, whether it’s the allure of amenities within walking distance (retail, restaurants,

investment. It also has no state

attractions) for familes and young

income tax, just one more reason

professionals or exceptional school

why Dallas continues to draw

districts for children. Lakewood, for

considerable interest from buyers

example, encompasses several

all over the world. “If we are

price ranges and features an active

looking at our last big market of

recreational lifestyle and a hip

2007-08, then we have recovered

cultural vibe.

and exceeded the home values of that time,” Frey says. “This has been a great growth period, and it has been very profitable for many Dallas homeowners.”

+ Highland Park + Lakewood + Preston Hollow + Devonshire + Greenway Parks

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Connections to outdoor living rooms through expansive glass and large openings are signature elements of SHM’s work.

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An assertive street presence and recessed formal entry sequence make a uniquely elegant architectural statement.

STOCKER HOESTEREY MONTENEGRO ARCHITECTS

The passionate approach to inspired architecture at Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro is making the residential world a better place—one dramatic project at a time. The snapshots that stoked their respective design embers at an early age continue to inform the exquisite work that the principals at Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architecture produce in and around Dallas. For David Stocker, growing up between Chicago and St. Louis allowed him to “breathe in” the historic architecture in those cities. Mark Hoesterey became fascinated with the tools of the trade after visiting the architectural office of a family friend. For Enrique Montenegro, a high school visit to some of Europe’s iconic religious and cultural spaces sparked a career path. But when it comes to what inspires the firm’s luxury residential and commercial work today, all three men are in agreement. “We each have personal influences, works admired at a young age or mentors that encouraged us,” Stocker says. “But our greatest influences are often our clients. The uniqueness of their requests often pushes a

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“Styles come and go; good design principles remain consistent. We have a responsibility to capture the ‘soul’ of a particular site.”

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project in a direction that we may have never expected. To celebrate some of these ideas in the architecture is a joy.” The firm’s roster of high-end clients will tell you that the pleasure is all theirs. Since launching in 2005, Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro has built its reputation on age-old principles of design, and customer service and industry professionalism that reaches beyond the final product. “We strive to generate fearless concepts that show honest intent in structure and materials, that embrace imperfect beauty, and that display compassion for the environments in which they are built,” Hoesterey says. “It’s also our hope that every individual who encounters our work be treated with dignity and respect. Ultimately, we want their lives to be enriched by what we do.”

ORIGINAL AND TIMELESS Over the past decade, the award-winning firm has done just that through high-end projects that never fail to bring together the client’s unique requirements and budget. In that sense, the firm (which also features interior design services) has distinguished itself with a portfolio filled with singular works that span an array of architectural disciplines. “I don’t

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“style.” “They just did a house that fit the climate and topography, and used available materials. It’s how we should think about architecture of our time: Do things that are smart for the climate; do things that use materials that last and perform well; and do things that celebrate the personality of the homeowners.”

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01.Common areas at the heart of the home, bathed in natural light from two sides, provide a neutral backdrop for brightly colored accents. 02.Short, sunlit connecting passages make the natural flow through the home a series of delightful surprises. 03.Engaging the ground at the edges while floating over landscape in the center allows transparent space linking front and back gardens. 04.The imperfect beauty of an antique wood ceiling coupled with modern windows grounds SHM’s work in tradition, while embracing the contemporary. 01. James Nathan Schroeder 02. James Nathan Schroeder 03. Nicholas McWhirter 04. James Nathan Schroeder

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HOME BUILDER

LED lighting lends drama to this expanded pool that backs into the rear portion of the living areas.

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“I continue to learn more innovative ways to accomplish the tasks of custom-home building.”

SUSAN NEWELL CUSTOM HOMES

In bringing an acclaimed eye for aesthetic detail to her general contracting firm’s renowned work, Susan Newell has redefined the luxury residential scene in and around Dallas. There is no limit, Susan Newell believes, to the thoughtful avenues that a builder can explore when constructing spaces for a comfortable, functional custom home. Over the past two decades, her namesake firm has proven that declaration time and again, delivering countless examples of “urban utopia” throughout the Greater Dallas area in ways that distinguish Susan Newell Custom Homes as one of the most visionary builders in the industry. Part of that reputation speaks to the services the company offers beyond its lauded general contracting capabilities; Newell’s team also can oversee the full interior design plan of a luxury home—including the creation of custom furnishings. “From the birth of the design through construction—all the way to building original pieces of furniture—we provide a one-stop shop,” says Newell, who launched her firm in 1999. “Our clients appreciate that

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we’re able to walk them through every facet

conceptualization, planning and execution.

of a custom home project.” Newell credits

“I strive to consider each detail when

Robert Woolley of Woolley’s Classic Suites

planning rooms and spaces,” Newell says.

for opening her eyes to the commitment

“In that sense, we’re bringing a complete,

and desire that separate a good builder

holistic approach to custom homes.”

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statement. “His vast knowledge and wisdom

ORIGINAL RECIPE

for producing award-winning hotels and

The fusion of European grace and transitional,

resorts transferred over to me in a way that

contemporary elements that she enjoys, has

was key to my approach to residential

brought a fresh, innovative vibe to the

construction,” she says. “I believe in

residential scene that resonates with the city’s

construction that’s articulate in detail,

entrepreneurial spirit. To that end, Newell is

simple in design, authentic in architecture

constantly on the lookout for new products,

and a reflection of the owner.” Along the

colors, finishes and styles that can best

way, Newell’s team isn’t afraid to take risks

articulate each unique project. “There are no

and set trends instead of following them.

two homes that are alike,” says Newell, whose

Her high-end residential gems are often

firm’s long-term client relationships are the

defined by the expanse of light and space,

cornerstone of its business. “I have such

each square foot utilized to perfection,

passion for coordinating, collaborating and

with clean lines and luxurious components.

producing my clients’ dreams and wishes.”

hands-on involvement throughout

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01.Stone flooring, glass stair treads, plaster walls and wooden-beamed ceilings come together in this hallway. 02.Accents inside this living area include a sleek modern fireplace, digital wall-art covering and an overhead art mobile. 03.A beautiful addition to the property, this functional green house includes plumbing and electrical features. 04.A mixture of wood, metal, stucco, glass, stone and concrete bring the exterior of this contemporary home to life. 05.The transitional European exterior to this estate hints at the many treasures inside. 06.This master closet features triple-tiered cabinetry and an island of drawers with a security mechanism. Photography by Art Russell, AR Media

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DALLAS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Stunning orange chandeliers welcome you in the lobby at Olympia at Willowick Park.

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Resident social area and corridor to private catered dining at Olympia at Willowick Park.

MOORE DESIGN GROUP

In creating dynamic spaces that are the pulse of today’s lifestyle, award-winning Moore Design Group has assumed a permanent position among the nation’s foremost interior innovators. One of the industry’s true visionaries, Stephanie Moore-Hager easily could let her sophisticated, vibrant and original interior work speak for itself. But the founder of Dallas-based Moore Design Group has inspired so many people with her firm’s celebrated residential and commercial artistry that her exclusive clients often decide to do the talking instead. After working with Moore-Hager and her award-winning team on a third project, one client confessed that the relationship had been life altering. “I noticed that things I once didn’t care about became important—the perfect towel in the bathroom, chair covers that have a design, bookends that complement the carpet,” he said. “What began as a design project evolved into a lifestyle; Stephanie changed who I am and how I look at the world. To me, that’s the most powerful statement you can make about someone.” After the

“For me, design is more than something that is created; rather, it’s something to be experienced and lived in.”

completion of a dramatic project installation, a developer sent Moore-Hager a note that read, in part, “We have one of, if not the most beautiful first

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impressions of any development in the city.

Moore-Hager says. “There may not be

Once again, we are the beneficiaries of

words, but their feelings are stirred; they

your quest for creative excellence.” That

have been affected, and it’s no accident.”

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quest has fueled the Art Institute of Dallas

IN THE MOMENT

1991. Along the way, Moore-Hager’s keen

No firm embraces its challenges quite like

sense of space and scale, her styling of

MDG, which revels in the “inventive solution

textures and access to global resources,

process.” It’s a process steeped in listening—

and her penchant for bringing the client’s

both to what clients say and don’t say. It’s

vision to fruition has led to some of the

also one that relies on collaboration with

nation’s most jaw-dropping interior

architects, developers and consultants; and

settings—from the 22-story ICON in the

a strategic assessment of the project and all

Gulch, a mixed-use development in

its intangibles. In the end, Moore-Hager is

Nashville, Tennessee, to SageWater Village,

proud to work with a team that “personifies

part of a master-planned community in

the definition of extraordinary” each and

Fort Worth for which MDG captured

every day. “Our firm helps bring the world

Best-in-Show at the 2016 ASID Design

to Dallas—and Dallas to the world.”

Ovation. “It’s a joy to experience that projects completed for the first time,”

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01.The library at Aria at Willowick is ideal for creative thinking and mingling. 02.Oversized painting with flaming colors is the focal point at ICON in the Gulch lobby. 03.A charming seating area located at Aria at Willowick. 04.At the MODA lobby, an industrial, yet welcoming feel pervades, thanks to the use of modern elements. 01.-03.Charles Davis Smith 04. MODA Dallas

| mooredesigngroup.net

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The beauty of this outdoor renovation is in the details—from the cast-stone coping and fireplace to travertine pavers and LED lighting.

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This gourmet kitchen includes a wood-burning pizza oven, egg smoker, refrigerator, serving station and more.

AQUATERRA OUTDOORS

Thanks to the innovative experts at AquaTerra, discerning residential clients are free to let their imaginations run wild when it comes to the outdoor settings of their dreams. As the founder and principal designer of AquaTerra Outdoors, Tal Thevenot is the first to admit that his luxury residential clients set the bar high when it comes to the originality and complexity of their exterior environments. But as the firm’s devoted customer base will attest, Thevenot and his talented team of landscape and hardscape experts also seem to thrive on those challenges. Look no further than the pirate-themed backyard in University Park, Texas, for which AquaTerra earned prestigious Gold recognition from the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals at its annual International Awards of Excellence ceremony. The detail-rich project included a rope swing from an artificial tree, a large slide that funnels underground before opening to the pool, a rock-formed grotto, and a rope bridge over the pool, spa and tanning ledge. “I love seeing the healing aspects of our creations and hearing how our projects prompt clients to spend more time outdoors, entertaining friends and having more

“We build lifetime projects while developing lifetime friendships. I love that so many of our clients become family friends.”

family time,” says Thevenot, whose design/build firm primarily works in the

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01.Precast succulent planters offer great contrast to the clean exterior of the home. 02.This traditional landscape palette is given a clean, modern twist to blend in with the design of the new home. 03.Glass tile adds splendor to a spa area with a centerpiece that doubles as a water feature when not in use. 04.This chic outdoor setting meshes with the contemporary look of the home, creating a seamless space for entertaining. Photography by Daniel Driensky

exclusive communities of North Texas,

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

including Dallas. “It’s our goal to create

Though his personal aesthetic is best

timeless outdoor environments that

described as “modern eclectic,” Thevenot

are cohesive with the architecture while

has grown to appreciate outdoor environments

maintaining balance with the natural

that seamlessly mesh disparate styles. “I love

environment.” Time and again, AquaTerra

mixing old and new, contemporary with

exceeds that goal with thoughtfully

antique,” he says. “I believe my travels abroad

rendered settings that incorporate

have given me a greater appreciation for

indigenous and rare flora, one-of-a-kind

this; it influences every project I touch.”

pools and water elements, fire features,

Nowhere was the firm’s sense of history

cabanas, outdoor kitchens and much

more evident than in a Greek-inspired

more. “We love to engage our clients

indoor bathhouse, complete with Greek-

throughout the design process,” says

Roman architectural details—and an

Thevenot, who graduated from Kansas

ancient-style aqueduct that transitioned

State University with a degree in landscape

from the spa into the pool. “I believe our

architecture. “We ask them to incorporate

creativity speaks for itself,” Thevenot says.

elements that remind them of their favorite

“But I’m even more proud of the science

vacation destinations, we get feedback

that goes into the construction and

about how they like to entertain; it’s all

implementation of our projects.”

about creating a unique and personal space for our clients to enjoy.”

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D.C. & MARYL AND & VIRGINIA

The nation’s capital and its neighboring states present a different kind of history lesson when it comes to residential splendor and quality of life. High-end communities from Washington, D.C. (Federal, Tudor, Beaux Arts, Colonial) to Virginia (Greek Revival) to Maryland (Georgian) showcase countless examples of significant architecture, styles that have defined eras while continuing to stand the test of time.

BOWA

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D.C. & MARYLAND & VIRGINIA

REALTOR

a View from the roof

garden and terrace of Penthouse 2A in The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown.

RITZERT WEISS PARTNERS

No team addresses the complexities of luxury real estate in and around D.C. quite like Christopher Ritzert and Christie-Anne Weiss.

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This 6,100-square-foot customdesigned penthouse in The

Renowned for their white-glove service and detail-rich knowledge of the greater D.C. market, Christopher Ritzert and Christie-Anne Weiss bring an incomparable level of excellence—and a combined 60-plus years of experience—to their namesake partnership at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (of which both Ritzert and Weiss are vice presidents). “Whatever the price range, all of our clients receive our

“Brokers must know about everything from architecture and landscaping to market metric analysis. We love the thrill that comes with highperformance expectations.”

Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown is the pinnacle of luxury, discretion, security and convenience in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to a breathtaking array of customdesigned interior accents on

million-dollar marketing platform and expert service, locally and globally,”

two levels, the property

says Ritzert, who started his real estate career in 1985. They also receive

features more than 3,000

RWP’s market savvy, the result of working regularly in 20-plus

square feet of terraces and roof

neighborhoods throughout the D.C. metropolitan area and stretching all

gardens—not to mention

the way into the heart of Virginia’s Hunt Country. As always, location is key

unrivaled panoramic views of

when assessing luxury real estate in the region. Ritzert and Weiss agree

the Potomac River and access

that inventory is tight in prime locations, which has led to rising prices

to The Ritz-Carlton’s legendary

and competitive bidding. That said, inventory is up slightly from last year,

luxury services.

reinforcing the need to select wisely. “As more buyers choose areas closer to urban and suburban centers, those willing to invest outside these hubs

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01.On the Market: Fidelio. Exquisite Hunt Country estate in The Plains, Virginia. 02.On the Market: Masterpiece in the Reserve, McLean, Virginia. 03.On the Market: Stately Georgian in Park-like Setting, Bethesda, Maryland.

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32-year industry veteran who

seen considerable townhome

scene, RWP has noticed

earned her MBA at Columbia

growth recently. “The D.C.

an increase in contemporary

University. “When inventory

area rebounded quickly

styling, thanks to the surge

rises, sellers benefit even more

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after the recession and has

in new condominium

by hiring experienced agents

accelerated since 2011,” Ritzert

development. Ritzert and Weiss

with a pulse on market data

says. “We encounter multiple-

are also seeing more millennials

and creative strategies to

offer scenarios regularly across

active in the high-end market.

D.C. offers outstanding value in the luxury range; as clients move beyond the urban areas, amazing properties are available for tremendous values.

distinguish their properties

a wide variety of neighborhoods

Often, they look for homes that

from the competition.”

and price ranges. Still, D.C.

are move-in ready—literally.

$10 MILLION

prices remain a tremendous

“Sometimes they wish to

CIT Y TALK

value when compared to

purchase the property—and

Washington, D.C., is divided

major global urban centers.

the staging,” Weiss says.

into four sections; both the

More and more, we work with

“Another trend of note is

northeast and southwest

During the first quarter of 2016, RWP sold the most expensive property in the region for $9.1 million–a spectacular Tudor estate in sought-after Forest Hills.

international investors who

people downsizing and moving

quadrants are areas of focused

seek to purchase property

to more urban locations, with

redevelopment, though there

in order to place capital.”

more services nearby and easier

is new development across

access to transportation. High

all four areas of the District.

MARKET TRENDS

Outside of D.C., Bethesda,

Though Colonial and Georgian

Maryland, is expanding by

single-family homes and town

adding luxury condominiums,

houses will always be a staple of

while Alexandria, Virginia, has

the greater D.C. residential

walkability scores are ‘in!’”

| ritzertweiss.com

W H AT YO U G E T F O R :

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The 24,000-square-foot Chateaux-DeLumiere on 5 acres in Great Falls perfectly suited the needs of a discerning client.

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“I’m constantly inspired by my clients; once the design direction starts to be visualized, that’s when the excitement starts for me.”

JAMES MCDONALD ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTS

No matter the size and scope of the luxury project, the creative experts at James McDonald’s renowned architectural firm work closely with clients to bring their residential dreams to life. In 19th-century France, the term “charrette” referred to the cart into which architectural students would place their completed scale models. But in the award-winning world of James McDonald, the charrette isn’t about endings. The phrase, in today’s design parlance, refers to the collaborative process with a client that, for McDonald’s namesake firm, has become integral in launching inspired residential works throughout affluent markets in and around Washington, D.C. “That initial meeting could mean pulling out the sketch paper and generating ideas to get immediate feedback on direction and likes,” says McDonald, whose firm provides services to clients from New York to North Carolina, in addition to the D.C. area. “It also could mean walking through a remodeling project, waving our arms at the walls and saying, ‘Imagine the possibilities.’ The architect’s role is to understand the client’s dreams—and mold that design with their creativity and expertise to create a unique result.” For the past two decades, McDonald has done just that, and much more, for his exclusive customers, delivering

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imaginative, detail-rich projects ranging from complex remodels to sprawling country estates —and everything in between. Over the past five years, the firm has grown substantially, thanks to its impeccable reputation with clients and the respect it continues to earn from industry peers; McDonald has been honored more than 100 times with local and national design awards, including four 2015 Greater American Living Awards and two 2015 Aurora Awards. “We create a process that brings the architect, builder and client together early in the project so we can proceed as a team,” McDonald says. “We’re known for being easy to work with, responsive —and for bringing a design to reality in a very quick timeline.”

IN THE BEGINNING From as far back as he can remember McDonald had a passion for drawing and residential construction. “When I was young, I would walk through every house under construction in my neighborhood,” he says. “By high school, I was taking every technical drawing or graphic art class offered. As I tell young people searching for a career, ‘Look for something that you are passionate about.’” By his own admission, McDonald is more passionate than ever about the array of custom work his firm is capable of producing. “We do not strive to create works of art or monuments to ourselves,” he says. “Each home we produce is unique to that lot and that client.”

| jamesmcdonaldarchitects.com

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01.An ornate ballroom with arched windows and plaster detailing provides a light-filled space for gathering and entertaining. 02.A richly designed theater room recalls the grand movie houses from another era. 03.This 15,000-square-foot estate sits atop a hill in a secluded area of Langley, Virginia. 04.An immaculately detailed cherry-paneled library provides a quiet space to work. 05.Sweeping stone archways give this kitchen an Old World feel. 01. Brad Caricofe Photography 02. Brad Caricofe Photography 03. Sean Shanahan Photography 04. Sean Shanahan Photography 05. Sean Shanahan Photography

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D.C. & MARYLAND & VIRGINIA

HOME BUILDER

BOWA’s expertise in green building, renewable solar energy and geothermal systems fulfilled the interests of this client in Bluemont, Virginia.

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“Others can build pretty rooms, but BOWA’s clientfirst approach to luxury remodeling has earned us an unprecedented level of loyalty.”

BOWA

The design/build professionals at BOWA help families improve their lives at home with custom projects that are matched only by the firm’s unparalleled customer service. With more than 200 awards for business, design and construction excellence to its name, it’s no secret that BOWA’s reputation is second to none when it comes to additions, renovations, condominium remodels and custom home building. But industry accolades only begin to tell the story of the design/build firm’s enduring success in the highly competitive markets of Washington, D.C., Virginia’s Hunt Country, northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. Since launching the company with a combined $10,000 investment in 1988, Larry Weinberg and Josh Baker—who had become friends while attending the University of Virginia—have infused their business with a client-first approach that’s become a hallmark of the brand. It’s not the only reason why more than 90 percent of BOWA’s projects come from returning clients and referrals—but it’s a major one. “The more you get to know BOWA, the more you realize that every member of the team

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is deeply committed to delivering heroic customer service,” Weinberg says. “From our consultative approach to design to the advocacy provided by our team leaders to how our full-time project managers blend with the client’s family, everyone at BOWA is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations.” Part of that expectation is the knowledge that BOWA can work in nearly every style imaginable—traditional Tuscan, English manor, ultra-contemporary and much more. That’s because BOWA partners with a wide range of distinguished architects, including its in-house design team and associate firms. “We look after our clients’ best interests throughout the design process,” Baker says. “We keep at it until all the pieces fall in place and the design ‘feels right’ to the client. Only then will we move on to construction.”

BET TER WAY OF LIFE Over the years, BOWA has become renowned for high-end renovations ranging from master suites and master baths to kitchens, living/ family rooms, media rooms—and even whole-house remodels. In addition, the firm has more luxury condo remodeling experience than any business in the region. When it comes to mid-range design/build projects, BOWA is adept at reworking existing square footage to improve the flow and the relationship of spaces. The superior quality controls instituted by BOWA are backed by a 24/7 customer service team and an industry-leading warranty that covers everything on a project for three years and all structural elements for 15 years. “Whether designing and handcrafting an award-winning custom home or transforming their existing layout,” Weinberg says, “our goal is to help our clients improve their lives at home.”

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01.The details in the main house and outdoor spaces create a cohesive indoor-outdoor experience for this Vienna, Virginia, family. 02.A timber-frame, clear-span methodology creates the wide-open aesthetic desired for this indoor pool addition. 03.This whole-house renovation in Loudoun County includes beautiful new living, dining and gathering areas. 04.This sophisticated tasting room features storage spaces for the clients’ wine collection and a comfortable sitting area. 05.A dramatic rear foyer in Great Falls, Virginia, features a soaring ceiling and ample storage space. 01.-02.Gwin Hunt Photography 03. Bob Narod Photography 04.Gordon Beall Photography 05. Bob Narod Photography

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

A formal dining room with abstract light and wood ceiling details.

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“We thrive in a wide variety of styles and mediums, the breadth of which lends great versatility to our overall capabilities.”

ADG | AKSEIZER DESIGN GROUP

Founded on the belief that each space should be welldesigned, well-delivered and well-deserved, Akseizer Design Group has established itself as one of the most sought-after design and architecture firms in the Washington D.C. area. Founded in 2006 by award-winning designer Jeff Akseizer, ADG has garnered a diverse and impressive portfolio of luxury residential properties. The firm also boasts a wide range of high-end commercial, multi-family, hospitality, condominium projects throughout the greater Washington, D.C. and New York regions, and around the world. “We are a collective of luxury lifestylists whose creativity encompasses every facet of structure, space and brand,” explains Akseizer. “Our dynamic team of interior designers, architects and branding experts develops a distinctive visual language that elevates each project into a truly memorable experience.” Whether it is a ground-up construction or a historical renovation, customization and attention to detail are paramount. ADG also owns a 15,000-square-foot millwork factory in Pennsylvania, through which it offers in-house production for many of the custom casegoods that adorn its projects. A robust architecture studio, led by principal Gozde Tanyeri, brings ADG’s creative capabilities full-circle. “Our primary goal is always to create a space that resonates with the homeowner’s lifestyle,” says Akseizer. “We engage with our clients and closely examine their needs in order to identify

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the perfect balance of comfort and versatility. Every room offers layers of visual interest down to the most finelystitched detail, so no moment is left unconsidered.” While the range of projects varies, the commitment to always exceed client expectations remains constant. To ensure this goal is always achieved, the firm relies on the four cornerstones of its creative process: discover, design, develop and deliver. Ultimately, ADG defines success as creating a space that truly embodies those who will inhabit it. “Each home should be a beautiful reflection of the life within it,” says Akseizer. “Good design is an illusion, a visual vocabulary that mesmerizes its audience. Each space we create is truly one-of-a-kind”

GL AMOROUS INSPIR ATION While attention to detail and imaginative design are among the firm’s trademarks, there is also a hint of red-carpet worthy glamour in each project. Akseizer draws on inspiration from legendary designers Dorothy Draper and William Haines, as well as contemporary designers such as Kelly Hoppen, all of whom understand the right balance and tonal flow of a space. “My personal design philosophy is to look at each room as a Hollywood set and create function and form, oftentimes as an illusion, that my clients never thought was possible,” says Akseizer. “I embrace the constant challenge of combining modern materials, organic textures and timeless appeal. We are constantly seeking new ways to enliven familiar spaces, whether through innovative applications or flexible functionality.”

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THE HAMPTONS

The coastal communities in Long Island that comprise the Hamptons have long been identified with architectural elegance, a Gatsby-esque sense of style and a members-only level of affluence. While the region’s celebrity cachet and reputation as an exclusive summer escape remain as pronounced as ever, there are residential opportunities in pockets from Westhampton Beach and Sag Harbor to Montauk and Amagansett.

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THE HAMPTONS

a By far the very best oceanfront estate on the market. A modern masterpiece, designed by renowned Bates & Masi architects boasting views over the ocean and freshwater pond.

REALTOR

SUSAN BREITENBACH - THE CORCORAN GROUP

By bringing an unparalleled combination of detail-oriented service and expertise to her clients in the Hamptons, Susan Breitenbach is the ideal broker to handle one of the world’s most exclusive and affluent real-estate markets.

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Three acres and over 300 feet of ocean frontage complete with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls on both sides to

Few real-estate markets in the world possess the instantly recognizable cachet inherent to the Hamptons, with its international reputation, ultra-exclusive clientele and array of multimillion-dollar properties. With the bar set that high, it takes a broker with a similarly exalted standing to navigate the nuances of buying and selling luxury real estate in and around the Hamptons. Enter Susan Breitenbach, who has an unparalleled

“I always advise clients about the pluses and minuses of a property. Even if it’s a dream home, I want them to make an educated decision.”

take total advantage of the views. With the sliding doors open and recessed into the adjacent walls, interior spaces are transformed from formal rooms to open pavilions, merging seamlessly with the

understanding of this complex market—and a track record to match. Between

site. Oceanside pool with a

2008 and 2015, Breitenbach was The Corcoran Group’s top-selling agent with

pool house and even a tennis

combined sales in excess of $3.9 billion, staggering numbers that have led the

and sport court. Absolutely

Wall Street Journal to rank her June 2016 Hamptons #1 Broker, along with being

unique and could never be

among the top brokers in the U.S. “It takes commitment and dedication to be

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successful in this field,” says Breitenbach, who has worked this prestigious

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New York community for 28 years. “I live and breathe Hamptons real estate.” Breitenbach approaches her business with the client-first mentality of a

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01.The Hamptons has over 10 golf courses to choose from, many of which are known around the world. 02.Beaches in the Hamptons are ranked among the best in the United States. 03.Bridgehampton is known for the Hampton Classic, which attracts the nation’s top riders and horses. 04.The Hamptons remains a boater’s paradise, whether it’s fishing, taking a day trip or anchoring in a secluded harbor. 01

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boutique firm while simultaneously delivering the insight, networking and dealmaking ability of a savvy insider. Breitenbach also brings a detail-oriented plan of attack to her dealings with buyers and

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sellers. From artistic photography, site plans and extensive brochures on the marketing side to hands-on

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with lots of glass and open floor

continuing to generate

plans. “The indoor/outdoor

considerable buzz. Due to the

integrated living aesthetic is huge

increasing scarcity of land,

right now,” she says. “People

prices in areas further east—like

continue to look for integrated

Amagansett, Montauk and Sag

living—where inside and outside

Harbor—are steadily rising. No

become one. In vogue are

matter the neighborhood, what

loggias, fire pits, pizza ovens,

concerns buyers the most is

outdoor kitchens and dining

always value. “Buyers don’t

areas, and nano doors that open

want to overpay,” she says.

RECENT TRENDS

from the inside living space to a

“They want to make sure their

The state of the real-estate

covered porch.” The desire for

investment is safe. That’s why

market in the Hamptons is

bells and whistles also remains

it’s so critical to work with

better than ever. Inventory has

high, with home theaters, wine

a broker who not only knows

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been moving quickly, however,

cellars, gyms, game rooms and

the market extremely well, but

+ Montauk

making it all the more necessary

saunas all drawing major interest.

someone who will give you their

+ Southampton

honest opinion—and knows how

+ Sagaponack

to get a deal done.”

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interaction on the service side, Breitenbach approaches each multimillion-dollar listing as if it was her first. “I absolutely love what I do,” she says. “It’s so rewarding to piece together the right deal for sellers or buyers— it’s like solving a puzzle.”

for buyers to work with a professional who understands

BANG FOR THE BUCK

the lay of the land. Breitenbach

Geographically, Breitenbach

is seeing heavy interest, on the

sees the oceanfront and

trend front, in modern design

“south of the highway” regions

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

What’s a hot-spot area? It’s one that’s happening day and night, where people are out walking the streets, where restaurants are bustling and new businesses are on the rise. It’s also a neighborhood that attracts new developers and where real estate trades quickly.

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This classic shingle-style estate on the bay in Bridgehampton features oversized windows that bring the outside in.

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“I strive to functionally satisfy my client’s detailed needs and to give them something more, something that only architecture can give them.”

BRUCE D. NAGEL ARCHITECT

The insights that connect him to luxury clients in the Hamptons and all over the world inspire Bruce Nagel to produce masterful works of residential architecture that stand the test of time. He’s served as the guest critic and juror at prestigious architecture schools on the campuses of Columbia, Yale and Harvard (where he received his master’s degree from that university’s Graduate School of Design). He’s been honored year after year by print publications and industry peers. As his renown is so widespread, he’s been commissioned to design commercial and residential projects from New York and Las Vegas to California and Abu Dhabi. But ask Bruce Nagel what inspires him to put pencil to paper, and the award-winning architect doesn’t hesitate. “People are passionate about their homes, and it’s that passion that

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I really love,” says Nagel, whose namesake

STR AIGHT TALK

firm is based in East Quogue. “I try to make

Nagel will design a luxury residence on

sure that every house I do is unique—and

all levels, from its site and general layout to

it takes a client’s interaction to create that

the selection of paint colors, fabrics and

uniqueness. The idea is to try to find a way

furnishings. While he prefers to provide full

to take my talents and deliver a product

services to his clients, he will offer limited

that represents their desires, their vision

services suited to particular projects. Part of

and their dreams.” Time and again, Nagel

what attracts clients to Nagel is his ability to

has realized those dreams for A-list

communicate so effectively, to draw insights

01.The area’s indigenous farm buildings inform this Bridgehampton compound. 02.A contemporary stairway made of steel and wood adds modern elegance to a 10,000-square-foot home in Southampton. 03.The renovation and additions to this East Hampton home turned an ordinary property into a contemporary glass masterpiece. 04.An open and bright interior expresses this family’s Hamptons lifestyle. 05.This classic shingle-style cottage estate in Westhampton encompasses 25,000 square feet.

clients from coast to coast, producing

out of clients that prove invaluable as the

original works that vary in size, scope

design journey unfolds. It’s a process that

and backdrop—each one tailored perfectly

begins from the earliest discussions; Nagel

to the client’s lifestyle. His portfolio

asks his clients to pen a detail-rich narrative

includes quaint townhouses, picturesque

about their dream home and how they hope

beach houses and sprawling estates in

to experience it. “I’m trying to learn more

the Hamptons, where his reputation for

about them as people instead of just learning

one-of-a-kind masterpieces is unmatched.

what their needs are,” he says. “Needs are

“Ultimately, no matter how large or how

one thing, feelings and comfort and attitude

small my residential projects are, or what

are better, because I want to add a color or a

type, or where they are located, I strive to

flavor to what they are trying to achieve.”

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THE HAMPTONS

HOME BUILDER

This entry court is symmetrical and refined, with detailed brick chimneys standing like sentinels and two double-height windows on a backdrop of stained cedar shingles.

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The horizontal ground plane and the expansive sky create the framework for this residence. These elements are repeated in the horizontal detailing of the materials: cedar, steel and concrete.

BEN KRUPINSKI BUILDER

For nearly 30 years, the experts at Ben Krupinski Builder have brought dramatic residential splendor to some of the most exclusive communities in New York and Connecticut. The custom residential projects so deftly brought to fruition by Ben Krupinski often resonate with such stately elegance and sense of order that the finished product can belie the occasional hurdle encountered along the way by his experienced team of construction professionals. But that’s part of what has distinguished Ben Krupinski Builder for the better part of three decades. Working for discerning clients in some of the East Coast’s most affluent communities, Krupinski and his experts don’t just manage the challenges on a typical high-end project—they embrace them. “I don’t like being told something can’t be done, so if I hear that, watch out!” says Krupinski, who launched his business 29 years ago out of a small location in East Hampton. “I will do everything I can to disprove that statement and find a solution that will result in a stunning home.” Stunning only begins to

“I love trying to figure out how to make things work when it seems as if they won’t.”

describe some of the sprawling, timeless estates that Ben Krupinski Builder

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01.The material changes and the cantilevered bedrooms set this home apart in the landscape of

has contributed to exclusive communities

been a rewarding journey that started,

in the Hamptons, Westchester and

innocently enough, with a call from a

Connecticut, often in the classic, cottage

woman asking him to replace a window

style preferred by its clients (although,

in her home. “I did the job, and things

Krupinski certainly excels in contemporary

snowballed from there,” says Krupinski,

construction as well). “My approach to

who had retired early after a successful

creating homes is to listen to my clients

career at a gravel yard. “Almost 30 years

and incorporate their ideas and needs,

later, I still enjoy the path I chose.” Clients

while embracing the cooperative effort

of the firm feel much the same way

of the project team to surpass our clients’

about Krupinski’s detailed, collaborative

expectations,” Krupinski says.

approach, as well as its open and honest business philosophy when it comes

the Sagaponack fields. 02.This main stair, made from travertine, is surrounded by varying materials

CONSISTENT EXCELLENCE

to construction costs and completion

and hidden infrastructure. 03.This Shingle-style

That mantra also has served Krupinski

time. In addition, Ben Krupinski Builder

home reflects its local architectural history. The

well in a variety of commercial ventures,

remains on the cutting edge of design,

stone chimneys, screened porch and symmetrical

including an extension for the East

materials and ever-changing technology.

gable ends capture your attention. 04.The original curved deck replaced after an old house was gutted and reset on a new foundation. 05.The architects added this addition to a classic home. Using wood windows, offset gables and just the right amount of ornamental detail to tie it all together as one.

Hampton Library, renovation work at

“I feel the future of home building will

Guild Hall (an East Hampton cultural

know no boundaries due to these

center), and, a project of which the

variables,” he says.

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THE HAMPTONS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

A cozy living room filled with numerous textures feels both sophisticated and inviting.

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KENNETH ALPERT & ANDREW PETRONIO

KA DESIGN GROUP

With interior projects that vary in style, KA Design Group goes out of its way to implement the look and taste of each high-end client. The portfolio of completed projects at KA Design Group feels like it should be required viewing for those interested in pursuing the vocation, let alone those simply seeking to revamp their rooms. Each space is a master class in the art of luxury interior design—from the light shades and sophisticated tones inside a high-rise overlooking Central Park to the vibrant contemporary drama that envelopes an Upper East Side residence to the dark woods, perfectly appointed details and stately elegance that grace a Palm Beach estate. Such is the expertise and artistry that Kenneth Alpert and Andrew Petronio have brought to their business since joining forces some 16 years ago. Alpert, who earned his MBA from New York University before deciding to follow his passion, started by working in a D&D showroom while attending the New York School of Interior Design at night. He had been a principal of his own firm for several years before collaborating with Petronio, a graduate of Fordham University who holds a degree in textile design and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Today, the two have offices in New York City and Palm Beach—and a reputation for creative excellence that precedes them from coast to coast. “We strive to incorporate our clients’ taste, personalities and lifestyle in every project,” Alpert says. “What is most important is that our clients are happy at the end of the day.”

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“Our firm is devoted to unparalleled customer service and to making every home a haven for each of our clients.” SWEET DREAMS Happy is typically an understatement for how discerning clients feel after the experience of working with KA Design. The breadth of knowledge that Alpert and Petronio bring to a project is matched by the access they have to one-of-a-kind furnishings, treatments and pieces from all over the world. The firm is known for its Art Deco, traditional and transitional work, but its versatility transcends trends and styles. “Eclectic design is one of our favorites,” Alpert says. “This requires travel to different markets like Paris and London to source furniture and fabrics, which we do. We enjoy the diversity on each job— and the flexibility to explore new design markets every day.” The firm’s detail-rich interiors have appeared in major design publications, but ultimately, it’s not the recognition and accolades that matter. “The creative process always starts with the client and ends with the client,” Alpert says. “Making their dreams come true is the base of our process.”

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01.This whimsical family room fulfills the needs of a client who loves blue—and fun. 02.An upstairs reading space, shared by three siblings, provides a quiet escape. 03.A traditional house receives a contemporary spin thanks to KA Design Group. 04.The warm, comfortable and inviting space requested by the client is delivered in eye-catching style. 05.The KA Design team brings the outside into a sunroom that overlooks the pool area. Photographs courtesy of KA Design Group

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JACKSON HOLE

In the little more than 100 years since it became incorporated, this one-time destination for fur trappers has evolved into a residential wonderland for discerning homeowners. Nestled in a valley between the Teton Mountain and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, Jackson Hole offers a variety of vacation homes and sprawling ranch estates set against some of the country’s most picturesque, wildlife-rich natural vistas.

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JACKSON HOLE

a Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park speaks to the natural splendor inherent to this part of Wyoming.

REALTOR

SPACKMANS & ASSOCIATES J A C K S O N H O L E S O T H E B Y ' S I N T E R N AT I O N A L R E A LT Y

No firm knows more about the nuances of the market and the jaw-dropping works of residential art in and around Jackson Hole quite like the professionals at Spackmans & Associates.

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Imagine an elegant and secluded English-style manor

The properties in and around Jackson Hole that Spackmans & Associates represents speak to a quality of life that is measured by more than square footage and number of bedrooms. As majestic as many of the sprawling estates, ski homes and ranch-style dwellings among their listings are, the measure of their splendor is enriched tenfold by the natural backdrops that

“Through us, you have access to the contacts, insight and resources of the best of the best real estate professionals in the world.”

with historic outbuildings nestled amid cottonwoods with protected Snake River access. Imagine a property so rich with nature that your only neighbors are meadows, river

make this part of Wyoming one of the most sought-after residential

runs, bugling elk, moose and

destinations in all of America. Whether showcasing property adjacent to

bald eagles. The main home is

Grand Teton National Park or a single-family home within earshot of the

just under 8,200 sq ft and

Snake River, Dave Spackman, Brandon Spackman, Stephanie Spackman,

includes a 522 sq ft caretaker

Babbs Weissman and Elizabeth Cheney, who make-up the Spackmans &

suite. The detached guest

Associates real estate team, are able to find something for everyone when

cabin is 1,440 sq ft and the

it comes to luxury real estate. “We all share the same quality in that we are

White Grass Barn pictured

passionate about Jackson Hole and enjoy sharing that passion with others,”

above boasts 1,650 sq ft.

says Brandon, whose group has represented some of the most exclusive developments in the area, from The Four Seasons and Aman Resorts to the

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01.History abounds at the White Grass Barn at Teal Hollow built in 1913. 02.Residents enjoy kayaking and water sports on Jackson Lake. 03.Camping and hiking are as popular during the winter as during the summer in and around Jackson Hole.

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development of the Teton Pines Country Club neighborhood and Bar B Bar Ranch. “For most buyers, purchasing real estate here is a dream of theirs. We can help make that dream a reality.” Buying a home or property in Jackson Hole is a significant

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provide valuable information so

Hole can best be described as

protected from development,

that clients can feel confident

“mountain modern”—estates

creating a market that is most

with their purchasing decisions.

with clean lines, natural light

similar to an island—low

“We consider ourselves to be

and open spaces. “We have

supply and high demand. Due

advisors and guides to the area,

very little existing inventory of

to the lack of undeveloped

not sales people,” Brandon says.

these types of homes,” Dave

land, the region is seeing an

“We love this place and feel very

says. “It can take several years

increase in both remodels and

fortunate to live here. Getting to

for trends to move inward from

teardowns, as well as a spike in

share it with others who also

the coasts and reach our market,

new construction. “Even

love it is what drives us.”

and this is a great example of

though we are a small valley,”

that. Being in the mountain

Brandon says, “there are four

WHAT BUYERS WANT

environment, buyers in Jackson

very distinct areas that each

Overall sales volume in the area

Hole want a home that brings the

have a very different appeal. In

this past year was down from

outdoors in through well-placed

understanding our buyers'

2015 largely due to a dwindling

large windows that capture the

lifestyles and needs, we can

+ Shooting Star

supply of well-priced inventory.

dramatic outdoor setting.”

help discern what area they

+ Teton Village

will enjoy most.”

+ Teton Pines

To that end, the team is seeing a subtle shift from a seller’s market

MATCH GAME

to a buyer’s market. And what

Over 97 percent of the land in

buyers are looking for in Jackson

Jackson Hole is permanently

HOT SPOT NEIGHBORHOOD

No community is hotter than Shooting Star, the new Tom Fazio golf course development at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It has become an anomaly in the marketplace due to the high demand. For career-driven younger families looking for a vacation home, the allure is strong.

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The unique exterior material choices for this property along the Snake River— American Fiber Cement and Trespa panel siding—are low-maintenance.

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“It’s our goal to create spaces that engage users in new ways. We enjoy work that responds to the opportunities of the site.”

DYNIA ARCHITECTS

Home and environment come together in inspired fashion when Dynia Architects commits to a high-end residential project against one of the many natural backdrops in Wyoming. It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Stephen Dynia’s impressive portfolio of high-end residential and distinct commercial work that the transplanted New Yorker has an affinity for the music of Dave Brubeck. In the same way that the legendary jazz composer invigorated his genre with elements of classical music, the man who launched Jackson-based Dynia Architects in 1994 brings enduring design principals to a broad spectrum of projects that are uniquely modern. “Architecture, for me, is the collaboration of art and science in service to society,” says Dynia, whose firm also has an office in Denver. “As such, we rely on ancient principals combined with new technologies to create timeless, innovative works.” On the residential side, Dynia and his team of experts never fail to explore design in perfect harmony with its natural environment. In Wyoming alone, this can mean a striking array of geographic backdrops—from vast plateaus and

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picturesque riverfront vistas to prairie

he says. “All exercises in defining space.”

land and dramatic mountain ranges. For

He would later become enthralled by

a multi-building residential masterpiece

the architectural work of Eero Saarinen,

in Ely Springs, Dynia seamlessly forged

the Finnish American known for his

elements of stone, timber and glass to

neofuturistic style, and Louis Kahn,

create a lakeside sanctuary that feels both

the Philadelphia-based designer who

contemporary and connected at the same

popularized monumental forms. Dynia’s

time. “Our many residences share a common

interest in capturing the interplay of light

objective of bridging the interior spaces to

and landscape recalls some of Kahn’s best

the landscape,” Dynia says. “The work is

work. In addition to a host of modern

the outcome of a disciplined and rigorous

multifamily complexes, Dynia Architects

process. We choreograph the needs of our

also has left its mark on several noteworthy

clients with the physical realities of a home

commercial projects—from the grandeur of

in an effort to create well-proportioned

the Jackson Hole Performing Arts Pavilion

spaces unique to the environment.”

to the warm, sophisticated interior of the bar at The Rose in downtown Jackson.

PAST AND PRESENT

“We look to create design that exceeds the

As Dynia explains it, his fascination with

expectations of the client and has a positive

design started at an early age. “I began as a

effect on their daily lives,” Dynia says.

child, [creating] enclosed spaces under the dining room table or building clubhouses,”

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01.With a Gaggenau induction cooktop and sinks at either end, this kitchen space is as functional as it is beautiful. 02.The use of rusted metal, Anthra-zinc and stained wood adds to the dramatic exterior of this L-shaped house. 03.The primary living space opens to a courtyard at this singlestory residence at the base of the Teton Mountain Range. 04.Simple lines of midcentury modern furniture complement the majestic landscape in the background. 05.A three-story atrium, featuring a 100-globe chandelier by Bocci, connects the two wings of this 10,000-square-foot home. Phototography by David Agnello

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JACKSON HOLE

HOME BUILDER

The rustic elegance of this sprawling property interacts quietly with its surroundings, creating an inviting dynamic amid outdoor drama.

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CLINT COOK

CC BUILDERS

CC Builders adds to the splendor of Jackson Hole with stunning custom residential projects that speak to the firm’s experience and craftsmanship. The wisdom that comes with running a successful custom residential construction business for more than 35 years informs Clint Cook to study the past in order to look to the future. The founder of CC Builders in Teton County references the building techniques and natural products that allow classic works to stand the test of time—while keeping one eye on the cutting-edge advances that continue to improve efficiency and reduce waste. “I try to keep an open mind to new trends, while reminding myself that new isn’t always better,” says Cook, who launched his firm in 1981. The same thoughtfulness and professionalism that CC Builders brings to its original projects in and around Jackson Hole extends to the accessibility and communication that often turns clients into lifelong friends. These are the stamps—experience, craftsmanship and customer service—that Cook and his staff of supervisors, master carpenters, masons and steelworkers place on each unique project. “I’m very proud of the highly competent, hardworking, organized, creative and cooperative team we’ve put together,” Cook says.

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01.Vaulted wood ceilings and oversized windows inside this dining room bring the lakefront splendor indoors. 02.The home’s brilliantly detailed woodwork includes passage doors, stairway posts and cabinetry. 03.Vaulted ceilings above the second-floor balcony enhance the grandeur of this striking great room. 04.The beautifully rendered vaulted ceiling in this living space soars with a mix of heavy timber beams and chunks of sandstone moss rock. 01.-02. Jim Fairchild 03. David J. Swift Photography 04. Jim Fairchild

BUILT TO L AST He brings that same sense of adventure to the luxury homes his team completes, a process enhanced by the vast library of vendors and material suppliers with which the firm has long-standing relationships. “This has resulted in a rewarding

“We enjoy all types of home construction,

process for the homeowner, a gorgeous,

from log to contemporary,” Cook says. “I

one-of-a-kind home and lasting

like the challenge of complex designs,

relationships for all involved.” Working

researching and locating unusual materials

amid the backdrops of natural beauty that

from all over the world, and integrating them

homes promote our

define the region, CC Builders specializes

into a home that fulfills my client’s dreams.” Each home is a testament to the personality

company more than

in custom projects that celebrate those majestic views, incorporating elements

and specifications of the client, and shows

such as ponds, streams and waterfalls.

the versatility of CC Builders. “I’ve been told

One project took Cook to Durango,

that when someone tours the interior and

Colorado, where he and his family

exterior of one of our homes, they get a

purchased a historic apple and pear

distinct sense of high-quality perfection.

orchard overlooking the Narrow Gauge

That’s our goal—and our signature.”

“The high quality, attention to detail and the beauty of our

anything else.”

Railroad and built a five-bedroom B&B with six guest cabins.

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JACKSON HOLE

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Expansive walls of windows allow the homeowners to appreciate the confluence of two rivers on this majestic property.

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ELISA CHAMBERS

SNAKE RIVER INTERIORS

There are infinite possibilities when the inspired team at Snake River Interiors creates spaces that are enduring in timelessness. Simplicity that is born out of love of family and a passion for life. By her own admission, Elisa Chambers is not your typical Western-style designer. The owner of Snake River Interiors, the Jackson, Wyoming-based firm she launched in 1998, finds inspiration through discovery—wide-eyed wonder that sees the possibilities in an emerging artist, an eye-catching antique or the simple way that light filters through a room at different times of the year. “I’d like to think that our work is as varied as our clients,” Chambers says, “yet recognizable in our casual, relaxed aesthetic by infusing history with the present and being fearless when blending styles.” The result is a captivating canvas of interior harmony, with projects that are informed by an aesthetic that honors the client while complementing the work of the architect, the builder and the property’s natural surroundings. Snake River accomplishes this through a range of styles from mountain contemporary and traditional to timeless European. Its overall philosophy is steeped in open-minded simplicity in which spaces filled are as important as spaces left empty. “We believe that your home is curated over time, collecting what means the most to you,” Chambers says. “It is essential to listen and understand how our clients live and accomplish design that is enduring in value and timelessness. The utilization of spaces within the context of their environment helps us to realize the full potential of each project. It’s elegance framed with practicality, ultimately creating a sanctuary that corresponds to our clients’ vision and philosophy without compromising simplicity and beauty.”

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“We strive to create a vision that is fresh, yet studied. An approach, inspired by— and respecting—the past all the while anticipating the needs of the future.” ARTISTIC FREEDOM The liberated approach that leads to such versatility can be traced, in part, to Chambers’ Eastern roots infused with a West Coast edge. The daughter of a national horticultural judge, she began her education in art and design— which would ultimately end in a master’s degree—when she started taking classes at the age of 15. Whether tending to flowers with her mother or remodeling interior spaces, Chambers’ interest in design was evident from a young age. Over the years, the Snake River team has developed lasting relationships with clients across the country. Still, the intrigue of Western Wyoming remains an ongoing muse, even if Chambers typically eschews design that’s stereotypical for the region. “We’re irreverent in the use of antlers, wagon wheels and log furniture,” she says. “We aspire to bring lightness to our spaces while still holding true to the mountain aesthetic. In the end, the interior designers at Snake River Interiors each offer a fresh, distinct approach and varied strengths that feed into the creative process. We work through inspiration, which comes from materials, images and client input, to spark fresh ideas. That, in turn, evolves into timeless design,” says Chambers.

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01.Contemporary touches combined with antique, wide-plank pine flooring and beautiful rock walls create a fresh yet timeless dwelling. 02.This expansive homestead combines energy-conscious building materials, rustic timbers and tapered posts clad with iron accents. 03.The simplicity of design in this black walnut console transforms a traditional cabin into a luxurious oasis. 04.An original homesteading cabin was used to house this master bathroom with glass-paneled doors opening up onto an outside veranda. 05.The industrial metal staircase and striking crystal light fixture set the stage for this airy, open mountain ski house. Photography courtesy of Snake River Interiors

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LOS ANGELES

The City of Angels, with its iconic connections to Hollywood glamour and international wealth, continues to occupy rarefied air when it comes to the country’s most affluent residential pockets. Los Angeles County neighborhoods like Beverly Park, Upper Laurel Canyon, Bel-Air Estates, the Hill section of Manhattan Beach and the legendary 90210 ZIP code in Beverly Hills rank among the richest communities in the country.

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Rodeo Drive—known for designer labels and haute couture fashion— draws visitors from all over the world.

H I LT O N & H Y L A N D

The storied firm of Hilton & Hyland brings experience, knowledge, savvy— and a legendary level of service—to the exclusive real estate clients it services in the luxury markets of Los Angeles.

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Maison Du Soleil, one of the most magnificent estates in Los Angeles, is elegantly situated

As iconic as one of the city’s main ZIP codes has become over the years, it’s the lay of the residential land that continues to distinguish the luxury lifestyle for which Beverly Hills is known. Compared to multimillion-dollar housing markets in New York, London, Paris or Hong Kong, Beverly Hills offers incomparable variety and value—against a celebrated Southern California backdrop that draws interest from investors and potential homeowners all over the world. But as noted by the experts at Hilton &

“Every area has its own special qualities in Los Angeles; it’s imperative that an agent knows the intricacies of each community.”

on nearly three acres in Holmby Hills. Designed in the 1930s by architect Paul Williams, the iconic 60-room residence merges classic architecture with contemporary design. The 30,000-square-foot compound features 17 bedrooms, 22 baths

Hyland, renowned in its own right as the undisputed authority on high-end

and amenities that include a

real estate throughout the Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills is undergoing a

6,000-square-foot movie

bit of a residential face-lift. “If a home is 10 years or older, it’s probably going

theater. The open floor plan,

to see a major remodel when it sells; 20 years or older, and it could become

which overlooks five enchanting

a candidate for a tear-down,” says Jeff Hyland, who, along with business

gardens, is inviting and yet

partner Rick Hilton, launched their namesake firm in 1993. “When these

perfect for entertaining.

homes are rebuilt, the master suites will take up to 25 percent of the total size of the home; tennis courts, which used to be a staple of Beverly Hills,

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01.The City of Angels features a dynamic downtown skyline. 02.California sunsets are serene and ideal for walks along the pier at Manhattan Beach. 03.The picturesque Bel-Air entrance gate speaks to the glamour of Los Angeles.

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improve and get better. This means that, likely, in five to 10 years, home prices could again double.” No real-estate firm understands the nuances of the intricate Los Angeles market quite like Hilton & Hyland, which works with some 90 agents to deliver an unparalleled range of personalized services to its A-list clients. “Real estate is a people business,” says Hilton, whose grandfather founded the Hilton Hotel empire. “To succeed, you must have connections and a strong network. It’s also imperative to know your inventory inside and out.”

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market for homes under $10

Board of Realtors, many

million remains healthy and

buyers are veering toward

active. The influx of tear-down

contemporary design with

homes has led to the

state-of-the-art features,

construction of lavish spec

including the latest smart-home

estates, a trend that concerns

technologies, appliances and

Hilton & Hyland. “Developers

luxury finishes. “But one of the

are buying more land than

great things about Beverly Hills,

we’ve ever seen,” says Hyland,

and Los Angeles in general, is

who counts a 120-acre site

the abundance of different

behind The Beverly Hills Hotel

styles; the architectural

(which he sold to Microsoft

landscape is incredibly diverse,”

co-founder Paul Allen), among

Hyland says. “In our market,

his most memorable sales. “This

space is also key. The size of the

has led to prices increasing, and

estate can add a tremendous

we’ve yet to see whether or not

amount of value to homes,

there are enough buyers for

because a large parcel gives

+ Bel-Air

these homes.”

the owner freedom to build

+ Sunset Strip

their dream home.”

+ Malibu

While buyers and sellers of high-end homes have

MODERN TOUCH

been cautious regarding the

According to Hyland, a past

post-election economy, the

president of the Beverly Hills

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

The renowned pockets of fun, sun and affluence in Southern California offer homeowners an array of conveniences—from destination shopping and dining to coastal access and thriving nightlife scenes. In addition, multimillion-dollar residential options abound in some of the country’s most desirable ZIP codes.

+ Beverly Hills

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+ Brentwood

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An entry through a garden pergola to the wrought-iron front door sets the stage at this Malibu Residence.

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“Drawings are not the goal. The house, the built work that inspires the lives of the people who live there, that’s the goal.”

PAUL BRANT WILLIGER ARCHITECT

A host of private, high-level clients call on Paul Brant Williger to bring their luxury residential dreams to fruition. Time and again, the renowned architect delivers just that— and much more. For more than three decades, discerning high-end clients have realized their residential dreams, thanks to Paul Brant Williger. The renowned architect has built a reputation steeped in thoughtful design that engages homeowners by drawing them into the creative process. Williger began his career in the office of Robert A.M. Stern and, like Stern, Williger displays a keen understanding of luxury living, his skills having been honed in the affluent enclaves of Southern California, from Laguna Beach and Malibu to Beverly Hills. Although known for his fluency in a number of architectural traditions, Williger is not one to place style over substance. “The signature or brand is not crucial for me,” he says. “What is important is that I have realized my clients’ desires and gone beyond their expectations. That’s when I know I have done my job.” This mantra is one of many reasons why his exclusive client base has followed him to his namesake architectural firm, Paul Brant Williger. “My approach,” he explains, “is to begin with the clients’ dreams, together with the site and the project parameters, and

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to articulate these into a built form. My task is to find the opportunities in each situation which, when addressed intelligently, add depth and richness to a project.” Williger creates residential visions that have superior architectural resonance while fully supporting the lives of those who live there. “You can’t lose sight of the poetry you’re striving for,” he says, “but along the way there are many prosaic and bureaucratic steps that must be addressed. My clients know that we will navigate that process without losing sight of the aesthetics. The goal is order, resolution and beauty—not just getting a building permit.”

BUILDING BLOCKS When Williger’s father gave him a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright, Williger discovered his life’s passion. A year in Versailles, France, followed by Columbia University Graduate School, helped season his appreciation of architects past and present. This is reflected in the versatility of his work, though he admits to an affinity for the Spanish Colonial Revival idiom so embedded in Southern California tradition. Williger encourages his clients to challenge him during the initial stages of the creative process, so that neither homeowner nor designer settles for less than the best outcome possible. “Don’t rush the process,” he says. “So much time and money can be saved by considering options in the design phase, rather than reconsidering everything while the project is in construction.”

| willigerarchitect.com

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01.This historic 1911 residence, originally commissioned for Isaac Milbank (founder of Borden Condensed Milk), was remodeled and restored by Paul Brant Williger. 02.This 1930s-era pool house was rebuilt and expanded to a 2,000-square-foot two-story building with a guest suite as part of a remodel and restoration. 03.An entry garden purposely diverts attention from the stunning Pacific Ocean views that are rediscovered upon entering the residence. 04.The herringbone vaulted ceiling in this dining room comprises antique terra cotta bricks and reclaimed barn beams. 05.The loggia arch is outlined in bright bougainvillea, highlighting the vaulted ceiling and steel French doors. 01. Brian Lushng 02. Dominque Vorillon 03. Nick Johnson 04. Nick Johnson 05. Nick Johnson

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LOS ANGELES

HOME BUILDER

The ground-level patio and two upper decks offer ocean views from dawn to dusk.

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The patio area overlooks Manhattan Beach.

KASSABIAN DESIGN | BUILD

More than just delivering an A-to-Z turnkey operation for designing and building luxury Southern California estates, Diko Kassabian’s firm is taking custom residential work to new heights. A well-designed house, Diko Kassabian believes, should capture you at the entrance. Yes, the materials used on the exterior will make their own statement, setting the tone for the spaces that await—but at first blush, when the impression is there to be made upon stepping inside, a residence should open up and begin to tell a compelling story. The owner of Kassabian Design|Build certainly speaks from experience, having authored one dramatic residential chapter after another in luxury enclaves throughout Los Angeles and beyond. What distinguishes the firm is its ability not only to handle all phases of a project (from site selection to construction completion), but also to infuse its high-end homes with personal, clientspecific touches that turn a house into a home. “Our customers seek us out for features and design that they haven’t been able to find in their house hunts,” says Kassabian, a graduate of architecture school at the University of Southern California, whose family specialized in commercial development.

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“We work closely with our clients to customize their dream home. We have a very open dialogue, and we get to know each client’s housing needs. In fact, we have one client with whom we have the pleasure of working on his third consecutive home.” The boutique firm’s repeat and word-ofmouth business will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with its stunning portfolio of original projects. In Calabasas, the Kassabian team delivered the over 12,000-square-foot Thousand Peaks estate, a sprawling oasis with sweeping mountain views that required approval from multiple governmental agencies, including the coastal commission on a large-scale property. Another notable project, the majestic, Tuscan-inspired estate was purchased by Michael Jackson’s estate to house his mother, Catherine Jackson, and his three children.

A WALK TO REMEMBER Kassabian’s discerning clients receive the firm’s undivided attention throughout the process, starting with preliminary meetings that determine the homeowners’ needs and vision. That vision shapes the style of the home, any of which Kassabian’s team can execute, whether modern/contemporary, Tuscan or beach plantation. “My architecture professors taught me to view designs outside the box and apply more than the obvious,” Kassabian says. “Many times, clients describe an idea they have and, by listening to them closely, I can guide them to another idea they never thought about. At the end of the journey, the client’s satisfaction is the true measure of our success.”

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LOS ANGELES

INTERIOR DESIGNER

This European-inspired barn plays with reclaimed beams, limestone rubble, and mohair and cashmere to bring an elegant rusticity to the space.

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“The subtle details in our design approach are meant to draw you in, relax you and welcome you.”

M. ELLE DESIGN

The beauty is in the subtle details and blissful aesthetic at M. Elle Design, where two sisters continue to expand on the sophisticated interior examples set by their mother. Even as a youngster, Marie Carson recognized how a sense of style could transform a space in more ways than one. It happened each time her mother, interior designer Mary Lynn Turner, entered a room. “She has incredible taste in absolutely everything,” Carson says. “I grew up surrounded by her taste in furniture, fashion and entertaining. She had an ease of lifestyle that connected directly to the way a home is designed and lived in. I wanted to spend my career trying to deliver this experience.” Since the advent of M. Elle Design, clients throughout the Western United States have discovered just how rewarding that experience can be. The firm—launched in 2008 by Carson; her sister, Emily Barker; and their mother (who has since retired)—prides itself on delivering warm, sophisticated interior spaces that never fail to capture the spirit of their exclusive clients. Look no further than a Dana Point, California, beach home project that incorporated a clean, calm, paired-down aesthetic that allowed the client to revel in views of the Pacific Ocean. Or a mountain home in Sun Valley, Idaho—

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with brilliantly conceived spaces that utilized reclaimed materials and contemporary elements—that kick-started the firm’s long-standing creative relationship with architect Bob White of Forest Studio. “As interior designers we strive to create something reflective of our client’s vision,” says Carson, who earned a master’s degree in fine and decorative arts from Christie’s Education in London. “We think of ourselves as an interpreter of our client’s needs; we strive to deliver a more complete and beautiful lifestyle than they had hoped for.”

ST YLE AND SUBSTANCE The sisters focus on only a few projects each year, part of their inherent promise to give clients their undivided attention. No matter the size or scope of the project, M. Elle brings a thoughtful, studied approach to an interior challenge—one that results in rooms that are approachable, furniture that’s inviting and a vibe that decidedly serene. Along the way, the firm manages to spark high drama with subtle, yet memorable touches. “We create homes with an understated elegance that blend colors and texture and detail delicately,” Carson says. “When you walk into a home we have designed, it doesn’t shock the senses. Instead, it’s intended to be a peaceful experience. Every time you walk through, you notice a different detail or texture or piece that you may not have noticed before.”

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MIAMI

The fun-and-sun allure of South Florida, as evidenced by a population growth in Miami-Dade County of nearly 8 percent over the past five years, remains as fervent as ever. No region epitomizes that allure quite like Miami and its neighboring communities, which continue to explode with high-end residential possibilities—from amenity-rich condos to oceanfront estates.

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treasure, set on a quiet cul-de-sac, features 327 feet of water frontage and two boat docks.

T H E Z E D E R T E A M AT E W M R E A LT Y I N T E R N AT I O N A L

Affluent clients from all over the world rely on the Zeder Team’s market knowledge and work ethic to sift through the complexities of the luxury residential scene in South Florida.

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Located on 100 feet of stunning bay front in the gated community of Tahiti Beach,

In the half-century since Jackie Gleason put South Florida on the map, thanks to the idyllic shots of Miami Beach that accompanied the opening credits of his TV variety show, the “sun and fun capital of the world” has added plenty of substance to its résumé. On the business front, Miami has become the regional home for hundreds upon hundreds of multinational corporations with Latin American operations. On the cultural front, Miami

“Miami is one of the most amazing places that someone can live; helping clients find a home here is a dream job.”

this contemporary masterpiece features extraordinary water and city views. Accentuating the breathtaking visuals are grand floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the estate, as well as expansive skylights that

plays host to the biggest contemporary art fair in the nation (Art Basel

allow for natural light to flood

Miami). And on the tourism front, upward of 14 million people visit Miami-

the interior spaces. Exterior

Dade each year. With so much interest in the region, it’s no surprise that

features include a pool, lounge

Miami and its surrounding communities offer a mix of intrigue, opportunity

area, a 90-foot dock, and

and surprises when it comes to the luxury residential market. “Miami used

a boat lift—all overlooking

to sell more single-family homes than condos because we didn’t have the

Biscayne Bay. The community

supply of condominiums that we do now,” says Judy Zeder, who, along with

sports three tennis courts and

son Nathan and daughter Kara, form the top-selling Zeder Team at EWM

a beautiful private beach.

Realty International. “More than anything, the new product delivered from 2008 to 2016 has not only changed the Miami skyline, it has changed the

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01.This notable listing in Tahiti Beach features an unparalleled picturesque setting from sunrise to sundown. 02.Stonegate Manor, an Italian-styled home in the gated community of Stonegate in Ponce Davis, features the finest in modern conveniences. 03.This exceptionally remodeled Bali-inspired modern home in the gated community of Snapper Creek Lakes has access to a private marina. 01

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entire city and the real-estate

Coconut Grove and South

A 24/7 APPROACH

market in general.” For buyers,

Miami, The Zeder Team has its

The trio’s expert knowledge of the

that means a rise in inventory

finger on the pulse of luxury

South Florida residential landscape

and a more stable situation

housing trends. Right now,

and its many nuances is one of

compared to the sellers’ market

they’re seeing increased interest

several qualities that distinguishes

of the past few years. It also

in contemporary design—a

Judy, Nathan and Kara, whose

means diminished interest from

departure from a decade ago,

team ranks in the top one-half of 1

international buyers, thanks to

when Mediterranean style

percent of Realtors nationally.

the strength of the U.S. dollar

dominated. Given the region’s

“We’re a believer in long-term

compared to foreign currencies.

finite amount of land, larger lot

relationships and not short-term

“Miami has always been an

sizes and waterfront locations

goals,” Kara says. “We don’t want

attractive residential market

remain crucial for both sellers

to work with a buyer or a seller and

around the globe, but when the

and buyers. “Miami has been

then never speak to them again.

prices are high and the dollar

through a couple booms and

We are here for them—to help

is strong, it becomes more

busts over the years,” Judy says.

them get into the right school

difficult for foreign nationals

“The market is the market,

district, to introduce them to the

to purchase,” Nathan says.

which nobody controls; we try

right doctors, lawyers, you name it.

and help our buyers understand

We are selling everything Miami

TRENDS AND FORECASTS

that we want to find them the

has to offer, not just a home.”

In serving affluent communities

best house in the best location

like Coral Gables, Pinecrest,

that we can.”

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South Florida is booming like never before, with luxury residential communities and high-rise condos taking advantage of all the region has to offer—from its world-class dining and retail to its beaches and waterways. Neighborhoods generating buzz are either pedestrian friendly (with nearby amenities) or offer close proximity to a thriving business district.

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A large metal structure suspended between the living and dining room helps define the entry foyer and central axis terminating with the pool.

PACHECO-MARTINEZ & ASSOCIATES

Having catered to famous actors and athletes alike, award-winning architectural firm Pacheco-Martinez & Associates has made a name for itself in South Florida and beyond. Comprising a team of architects who have, for the most part, been with the company for a decade or more, Pacheco-Martinez & Associates is a firm known for its cohesive, innovative and enlightening approach to design. Led by namesakes Ramon B. Pacheco and Hector J. Martinez, the team has completed more than 700 residences—several for celebrity clients—ranging in size from 5,000 to 30,000 square feet, and in style from classical to contemporary. And yet, Pacheco says the approach to great design does not change, regardless of style. “A well-designed home has to have good proportions, exceptional details and well-planned function,” he says. “Consideration of context, orientation, views, climate, winds and topography must be the catalyst. Materials must be carefully selected and seamlessly connected. Structural implications should also be cost-effective.”

“Every project is unique, and it is satisfying to watch each evolve and materialize.”

Pacheco and Martinez agree that the design process and collaboration with their clients are the elements of their daily work they most enjoy.

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Implementing homeowners’

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programming requirements while

Asked to describe their most profound

accomplishing each item on their wish list

influences, Pacheco and Martinez point to

is an overarching goal for which the

their constant observation of the industry

architects strive. “Our creative process

luminaries around them, both in their

begins with the initial meeting, where we

studies and daily lives. “I have always been

obtain an in-depth understanding of our

impacted by my travels and by the many

client’s wishes and needs,” Martinez says.

renowned architects of the past,” Pacheco

“Our inspiration and research is drawn

says. “I especially admire those architects

from their desires and ideas for their

who were ahead of their time, such as Le

dream home. We then conduct a series

Corbusier, Andrea Palladio, Josep Lluís Sert

of volumetric studies, and we are always

and Mies van der Rohe.” Martinez adds,

cognizant of the site conditions and

“I was inspired by my study of the classics.

constraints.” Of their greatest

My understanding of historical themes

achievements, the architects speak to the

became an integral part of my foundation.

relationships they have built with their

I was also greatly influenced by the

clients and the time they have dedicated

Mexican architect Camarena, who designed

to honing their craft. Pacheco adds,

the university where I once studied.”

“I also feel great satisfaction from having inspired my two daughters to pursue careers in architecture.”

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01.Located in South Miami, this 10,000-square-foot residence was designed to maximize views. 02.Located in Key Biscayne, this residence has a rooftop garden with a pool and panoramic views of Downtown and Biscayne Bay. 03.Designed for entertaining, this home’s open great room has minimal walls used for hanging art. 04.Located in Coral Gables, this three-story Palladian-inspired home boasts beautiful views of Biscayne Bay. 05.Attention to detail is highlighted in this stunning hallway, with its beautifully crafted woodwork and flooring design. 01. John Stillman 02. La Strada Furniture and Interiors 03. John Stillman 04.-05. Emilio Collavino

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HOME BUILDER

The South Florida residence of Miami Heat star Hassan Whiteside includes a stunning pool and entertainment deck.

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The courtyard of Whiteside’s home is equally dramatic.

LF DEVELOPMENT LLC

A collaborative firm at its core, LF Development achieves the dreams and visions of its clients through strategic partnerships with architects, engineers, subcontractors and employees of the highest caliber. In a market as highly competitive as South Florida, it’s not enough for a construction professional to bring the manpower and machinery necessary to finish the job. It takes vision and collaboration. It takes processes and accountability. And it takes an unwavering commitment to the client’s needs. As one of the largest self-performing developers in South Florida, LF Development has exceeded those exacting standards time and again with a dazzling mix of brilliantly executed commercial and residential projects that have exceeded industry benchmarks and contributed to economic growth. Whether setting the foundation for Marlins Stadium or building the highest LEED-certified home in the world, the talent that CEO Laszlo Fazekas has assembled approaches each custom home, towering high-rise or signature commercial project as if it were the firm’s first. “Early in my career, I saw the good, the bad and the ugly of construction,” says Fazekas, whose first exposure to the industry was as CFO at a concrete pumping company more than 20 years ago. “I saw a

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reoccurring theme of poor team leadership and the project’s failure to meet the customer’s needs. This opportunity gave me tremendous insight and inspired me to create a business culture built with outstanding leadership, effective communication and unyielding commitment that has taken our company to where it is today. LF Development’s culture is grounded in integrity, transparency and respect. Our reputation for adhering to this culture is our most valuable asset.” The scope of its services and the preeminence of its workmanship speak to LF’s ability to remain on the cutting edge of building materials and industry advancements, including state-ofthe-art modeling tools that allow owners and designers to better evaluate options and make informed, budget-conscious decisions.

NEVER-SAY-NEVER APPROACH As evidenced by some of his firm’s jaw-dropping contemporary residential work, Fazekas appreciates the open-floor plans, use of natural light, organic materials and visionary architecture inherent to modern design. But no matter the style of the project, the firm prides itself on delivering masterpieces. The best designs provoke the client and/or visitor without them even realizing it. Great design is more than interesting; it is timeless. It intrigues and inspires even a century later. “Our greatest success is that we have never said ‘no’ to a client’s vision or dream,” Fazekas says. “We approach each client with a personalized care that is second to none. Time and again our work demonstrates that the only limits on human achievement are those that we place on ourselves.”

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01.The tropical elegance of Miami Beach is evident in this courtyard. 02.Once inside this Miami residence, guests are wowed by an LED dance floor, mirror TV and modular arts feature wall. 03.This avant-garde contemporary kitchen features a Miele telescopic hood, state-of-the-art Wolf and SubZero appliances and a Swarovski chandelier. 04.-05.The main entrance at this Miami Beach estate includes floating steps over a handcrafted limestone wall, skylight and landscape art by David Harber. 01.-03. Photography courtesy of Pro Image, Inc. 04.-05. Photography courtesy of LF Development LLC

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Silvery eucalyptus paneling envelops the space, adding warmth and juxtaposition to stone walls.

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“I find it mesmerizing to participate in the evolution of a space, as it transforms from a raw space into a bright, sophisticated home for a young family.”

FA N N Y H A I M & A S S O C I AT E S I N C .

From architects to designers, the Fanny Haim & Associates team offers a full-service approach and provides the combined skill of multidisciplined and talented design professionals. There is a fine line between art and design, but for Fanny Haim that line is very much a bridge. This year, Haim—an interior design veteran with more than 30 years of experience—debuts her private label collection of textiles, rugs and furniture, a venture that she sees not as a departure from her role as interior designer, but really as the continuation of a lifelong journey. With her private label, Haim, whose early career began in the fine arts, comes to a creative full circle, where her interior design expertise meets her natural inclination as an artist. “This moment marks my definitive desire to create,” says Haim. “To not only extend myself as a designer, but to listen to and reconnect with the artist inside me. My private label is an opportunity to shift

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creative discourse that culminates in a

provider to that of product creator,

collection that expresses her unique voice

driven by my own personal aesthetic,

and vision. “This shift into product design

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allows me to think more as an artist. It

way of looking at the world.”

gives me more freedom of expression,

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serendipity and spontaneity. I view it as a

predominant element that drives Haim’s

new kind of blank canvas upon which I am

work. She strives to design spaces, and

free to play and experiment—a chance to

now products, that will never be held

express without answering to anyone but

hostage by passing trends. As such,

myself. The private label is a return to the

Haim takes her cues from nature and

deepest part of my creative self—a

travel—both of which she regards as

rekindling with my essence.”

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01.Artwork in the dining room pops against the wood paneling and stone walls, while urchin-like lighting adds texture. 02.The entry, flanked by acrylic consoles that support decorative urns, features a ceiling of floated overlapping planes. 03.Gentle tones of silver and lavender soften the study while two Artifort chairs add a retro flare. 04.The master bedroom headboard wall is clad in leather tiles, while a canopy bed punctuates the space. 05.The dining room features timber sliding doors in wood and contrasting lacquered panels.

the artist’s timeless and universal muse. To manufacture her private label, Haim collaborated with vendors, craftsmen

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It may not immediately come to mind when considering such a list, but that’s part of the low-key Southwest Florida charm of Naples—which regularly attracts more millionaires per capita than some of the biggest cities in the country. They come for everything from the famed Gulf Coast beaches and thriving cultural scene to the excellent schools and stunning array of high-end residential options.

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a The historic Old Naples Pier is a sight to see at sunset.

REALTOR

KAREN VAN ARSDALE OF PREMIER SOTHEBY’S I N T E R N AT I O N A L R E A LT Y

Naples has become a treasured destination for vacationers and homeowners alike, something to which top-tier realtor Karen Van Arsdale can certainly attest.

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Port Royal’s “Hidden Treasure” recently won the CBIA Sand Dollar Award for outstanding construction and architecture. The home at 4090 Cutlass Lane offers the best the Naples lifestyle has to offer. It features

Known the world over for its stunning vistas, cultural offerings and luxurious architectural masterpieces, Naples continues to grow as both a vacation site and year-round residential haven. A premier agent in the area since 1983, Karen Van Arsdale is perhaps best qualified to explore the area’s unique and ever-increasing appeal. “It is an interesting time for both buyers and sellers in Naples,” she says. “There are ample opportunities for both.” With world-renowned beaches and equally stunning and activityfilled waterways, in addition to the five-star restaurants, shopping and

“I love the cottages in Old Naples, both old and new. I love when a home has a soul and a narrative, just like art.”

a gorgeous interior with custom finishes throughout, which includes a first-floor master suite and a stunning kitchen. The property is highlighted by long water views looking south over Cutlass Cove, a private boatlift and dock, plus a 50-foot pool and attached spa. The

charming local galleries, the area exerts an almost magnetic draw on all

residence is Located within

who enter. Affiliated with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Van

walking distance to a private

Arsdale adheres to the company’s belief in providing “local expertise

beach access overlooking the

with a global reach,” enabling clients to work with the local leader in the

Gulf of Mexico and is eligible for

marketplace while benefiting from the exposure that comes with an

membership at the exclusive

international luxury brand. In a location so widely recognized, this business

Port Royal Club.

model can prove lucrative for clients. Asked to identify the most common concerns among buyers, Van Arsdale says, “Obviously, location is key,

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01.Van Arsdale represented the buyer on this home in 2016— one of the top home sales in the community of Old Naples. 02.The exclusive Port Royal Club tennis facility and the club itself hug the shoreline. 03.Mahogany trees line a famous avenue in Naples all the way down to the beach.

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depend on the buyer. If they

LIVING THE VACATION

love the water and boating,

According to Van Arsdale,

they look at our beachfront

evolving technology, and the

market or communities like

increasingly independent work

Aqualane Shores and Port

environments it inspires, also

Royal. If they want to be close

plays a role in Naples’ steady

to town and able to walk to

growth. As remote employment

dinner, they focus on Old Naples.

becomes more typical, people

Either way, the area provides

have the chance to make

fantastic opportunities.” With

destinations their permanent

TIDES OF CHANGE

such an array of activities and

homes. “In previous years, a

While Naples has long been

experiences catering to lifestyles

person who worked in the

a top destination for affluent

of all kinds, Naples has proven

Midwest was restricted to that

paradise seekers, Van Arsdale

itself to be an interesting base for

area, but now, with the use of

points to a recent uptick in a

Van Arsdale and her team. “Real

technology, those people can

demographic previously

estate values have continued to

live wherever they want, so many

uncommon in the area. “It feels

climb over the past five years,” she

of them are choosing areas like

+ Port Royal

like the clientele in Naples has

says. “We feel fortunate because

Naples,” Van Arsdale says.

+ Aqualane Shores

gotten a bit younger in recent

our location and proximity to such

years, so the types of homes

incredible opportunities has

people are shopping for has

resulted in continually strong

changed,” she says. “The trends

property values.”

want to see how the indoor and outdoor living spaces blend together. Kitchens and bathrooms are also important details. Typically, buyers are focused on the areas where they will really live and spend time entertaining family and friends.”

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

For the residents of Naples, daily life and daydream often overlap. As such, a hot-spot community must boast two things: a great location and ample amenities. From historic Spanish-style masterpieces to streets that evoke the best of Old Florida, these trending neighborhoods are attracting year-round locals and second homeowners alike.

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“There’s something special about taking a client’s dream, interpreting it onto the drawing board, turning it into reality—and surpassing their expectations.”

STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS

With three decades of creative and masterfully designed commercial and residential projects in the firm’s portfolio, partners Randall Stofft and John Cooney continue to set the architectural bar high in South Florida, the Caribbean and beyond. As architectural journeys go, Randall Stofft and John Cooney aren’t the first people to be influenced by the era-defining work of Frank Lloyd Wright and using that inspiration to ultimately commit drafting pencil to paper. But when Stofft launched his namesake firm in Delray Beach some 30 years ago, he charted a course that, other time, would set him apart from his industry peers in more ways than one. Today, Stofft Cooney and its award-winning team design more custom waterfront and oceanfront residential projects than any architectural firm in the state. The addition of a second office based in Naples brings its share of dramatic commercial and mixed-use projects to fruition–from restaurants and office buildings to luxury resorts and beach clubs. “Although we’re a mid-sized firm, we run our office as a small boutique,” says Cooney, managing partner of the Naples office. “That said, we have the firepower, as well as the enthusiasm to properly produce and manage all of

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our projects.” The firm also has the luxury

and throughout the Caribbean. Whether

of exposure to both East and West Coast

it’s a tropical/modern residence in Palm

current trends and influences within the

Beach, a stunning British West Indies

architectural field. “We enjoy the small

beach front estate in Naples, a majestic

projects,” Cooney says. “But we’re more

retreat in the Blue Mountains of North

than happy to tackle some of the largest,

Carolina or a Caribbean-themed paradise

most complex residences in the world.”

on Captiva Island, Stofft Cooney

The firm has a dedicated group of

Architects delivers the dreams for its

experienced talent–with at least 10 of

roster of high-end clientele. “We design

01.This residence is pure modernism with marble stone clad columns, cantilevered mahogany ceilings and custom made pivoting glass doors. 02.The floating stainless steel stairway penetrates a radius glass-tiled wall. 03.Radius, mahogany suspended panels create an intimate living space focusing on a saltwater aquarium. 04.This Traditional British West Indies residence allows you to enjoy an indoor and outdoor lifestyle. 05.The natural stacked stone, mahogany bi-fold doors and ample glass keep this home naturally light.

its employees having been in the industry

all of our homes as a palette of indoor/

for 20 years or longer.

outdoor spaces that are assembled into

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Canada, New England, the Carolinas

a beautiful, livable sculpture that has a

DESIGN OF THE TIMES

natural rhythm,” says Cooney. “We cover

No matter the scope of the project,

a broad spectrum of design directions,

Cooney and his team are committed to

but at the end of the day, our residential

“creating timeless, classical pieces of

projects are all visually stimulating and in

architecture regardless of style.” In recent

context with their surroundings. Most of

years, that mantra has manifested itself

all, every project we design should

time and again in residential works of

withstand the test of time.”

art found all over Florida, as well as, in

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HOME BUILDER

Enjoy a beautiful view from the multilevel pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at this Hamptons shingle-style home in Naples.

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“BCB Homes creates structures that exceed the industry standards while being efficient, healthy, comfortable and durable.”

BCB HOMES

Known for the variety of architectural vernaculars it displays, Naples offers home builder and remodeler BCB Homes the inspiration to master the nuances of nearly every aesthetic. BCB Homes specializes in the construction of luxury custom homes in Naples, and beyond. Established in 1993, the firm’s team of experts is recognized for its technical and sophisticated approach to building homes of every style. Led by president and CEO Joe Smallwood, COO Scott Weidle and vice presidents Chuck Rainey, Eric Morris, Travis Smith, Greg Brisson and Travis Brown, the team is equipped with unparalleled guidelines and practices distinctive to BCB. As energy efficiency becomes top of mind for many homeowners, green building systems are proving prevalent. Thus, BCB has endeavored to make it a priority. “Our challenge is to build a more efficient home that is healthy for all ages and easy for the client to maintain,” Smallwood says. “Learning about new fresh-air systems, highly efficient glass for windows and doors, dehumidification systems and methods of applying waterproofing systems are just some of the ways we continue to strive for improvement.” A location with a diverse set of stylistic preferences, Naples also enables BCB’s team to explore the requirements specific to an array of designs. “We are lucky,

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because the marketplace in Southwest Florida does not call for only one style,” Weidle says. “Our projects vary from Tuscan to British West Indies to modern. We believe this makes us a better builder, because it demands more thinking and investigation to make sure all of these homes’ individual aesthetics are completed just as the architect and client intended. We also apply our building science and testing guidelines to each and every home we build, without jeopardizing style and structure.”

ACCOMMODATING ELEMENTS With a climate that often includes punishing weather conditions, Southwest Florida makes for an exceptional challenge in home building. As Smallwood explains, perfecting the design requirements is far from the only consideration at hand. “In our area, homes must be built to handle a number of elements,” he says. “Wind-driven rain, extreme humidity, blistering sun and heavy amounts of rainfall create a harsh environment like no other in the United States. We take tremendous measures to ensure exceptional performance and comfort by using the highest-rated building systems and components, along with our time-tested methods, to craft a home that functions better than the sum of its parts.”

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This great room renovation includes a new fireplace and a balance to the flooring by repeating with the woodpaneled section above.

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“The environments I create reflect the personality of the homeowner and, most importantly, create a lifestyle for them.”

BETHANY O’NEIL INTERIOR DESIGN

Bethany O’Neil creates more than just striking interior spaces for her exclusive Southwest Florida clients—she creates the perfect lifestyle for them, as well. As a young teenager, Bethany O’Neil would accompany her father on business meetings to major metropolitan cities throughout the United States. In addition to igniting the wanderlust in her that exists to this day, it opened an already creative mind to an endless palette of inspiration— from trendy fashion and iconic architecture to picturesque natural backdrops. But as much as her travels to places like Paris continue to stir her senses, the founder of Bethany O’Neil Interior Design also understands that there’s no place like home—especially when that home is in Southwest Florida. “People come to Naples to vacation, relax and socialize; every day is like Saturday,” says O’Neil, who launched her business in 1992. “I love the sun and natural light that fills homes here. Because it’s a lifestyle driven by people that often leave formality behind, I find the mix

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of casual elegance a winning combination.”

connections, one of many reasons why her

So do the discerning clients who call on

firm receives so much repeat business and

the award-winning designer to infuse

word-of-mouth referrals. By learning as

their luxury residential spaces with her

much about the homeowners as possible,

signature clean, chic aesthetic that keeps

she’s able to design comfortable, functional

colors quiet, patterns to a minimum and

spaces that possess substance and meaning

the customer’s lifestyle first and foremost.

for those who live there. “There is a lot of

Though O’Neil believes too much visual

psychology involved in determining what

stimulation in a room can detract from the

makes people feel good about their

splendor of Naples’ breathtaking coastal

surroundings—and that ultimately heightens

communities, she’s not averse to reflective

my own awareness,” O’Neil says. Along

finishes (think mirrors, crystal and metallic)

the way, her all-inclusive services cater to

that can freshen an interior environment. “A

the most discriminating tastes. She’s often

little bling goes a long way when combined

the first call clients make before finding an

with an organic look,” says O’Neil, who does

architect and a builder. “I walk them through

projects around the country for her exclusive

every phase and get involved with almost

clientele. “Nothing goes better with blue

every detail—from the initial architectural

jeans than diamonds; I design the same way.”

design, through the construction, down to making the beds. Our clients receive a very

UNDIVIDED AT TENTION Over the past two-plus decades, O’Neil’s invested approach has created enduring

specialized turnkey experience.”

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01.A master suite and sitting room features furnishings by Rjones, Van Guard, Lee and Ebanista. 02.The family room and open-kitchen concept includes furnishings by Rjones, Baker and McGuire. 03.The casual elegance inherent to Bethany O’Neil’s design is evident in this sitting area. 04.The addition of multiple breaks, by creating niches and adding sconces, transforms a once-listless hallway. 05.Thanks to a new staircase, furnishings and light fixtures, this space is one of the more popular places to congregate in the condo. Photography by Lori Hamilton

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Expansive views from the sunset pavilion overlooks a cascading water wall and pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

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Palms frame the upper-level, infinity-edge pool and the private aquatic therapy lounge below.

EXTERIORS BY KOBY KIRWIN

The passion and vision that Koby Kirwin brings to each exterior project turns residential landscaping into a slice of tropical paradise for luxury homeowners in South Florida. The thought first struck Koby Kirwin from his perch on the lifeguard tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where he worked while earning his bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture at Florida Southern College in nearby Lakeland. Scanning the exquisitely landscaped pool area and exterior resort grounds, he began to wonder how anyone could create such a South Pacific paradise out of Florida scrubland. Before long, Kirwin was taking a landscape design course taught by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s disciples. “Once introduced to the field, I was hooked,” he says. “My inspiration from the start has been to bring the resort lifestyle to your home.” As his exclusive clients throughout South Florida can attest, the founder of Naples-based Exteriors by Koby Kirwin does just that, delivering on his promise to make homeowners “think twice before

“When it comes to residential landscape architecture, I’m the best. I believe it, and I’m not afraid to back it up.”

leaving for the weekend.” That customers from Captiva Island to Jupiter Island view their own backyards as great escapes is a testament to Kirwin’s ability

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to reimagine outdoor spaces in ways that have to be seen to be believed. His portfolio of sprawling estates and residential getaways celebrates the region’s tropical environment with thoughtfully and creatively organized landscape treatments. The Boston native attributes at least some of his aesthetic sensibility to his love of hip-hop music. “Sampling is a musical notion that deliberately harmonizes different strands and segments of music into the re-fabrication of a new sound,” he says. “Inspired by hip-hop, I began sampling and mixing various geometries, textures and spatial organizations—then I synthesized these elements with place and experiential quality. I found that this process helped me provide order, develop experiential outcomes and create a stronger sense of spatial geometry.”

GOING THE EX TR A MILE Over the years, Kirwin’s firm has become known for resolving the complex issues that come with a challenging site. His design switch, he admits, is never off; and his focus is always on his clients. “When you hire Exteriors by Koby Kirwin, you get Koby; when you call my office, you talk to me. When you set up a meeting, I am there; when you have questions about a drawing, I am the one that answers the questions,” says Kirwin, who earned his master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Florida. “You will not find my work featured at Taco Bell or bank buildings. Everything I do is about being the best at residential landscape architecture.”

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It’s no wonder that the nation’s most populated city never sleeps, especially given all of the luxury developments being added to an already iconic skyline. Exclusive condo and apartment buildings (some slated for completion over the next few years, others already open) in Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Financial District and other parts of the Big Apple are raising the bar when it comes to high-end residential living.

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a Midtown Manhattan skyline.

REALTOR

VICKEY BARRON OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE

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Home 8 at The Fitzroy features four bedrooms and five-and-a-half

When it comes to high-end real estate in New York, being an expert is about more than knowing the numbers. Combining a technical knowledge of the market with an intuitive sense of the various neighborhoods, Vickey Barron is able to sift through the plethora of options offered by such a

“My value is helping buyers understand the New York market, comb through options and navigate the complexities inherent to multimillion-dollar housing.”

foot full-floor layout. A private elevator landing leads to a sun-soaked living room with soaring ceilings, fine custom

diverse cityscape. Her uncanny ability to forecast trends and rising

millwork and oversized wood

residential pockets, a skill learned from years of experience and study,

casement double-pane windows

distinguishes her as one of the Big Apple’s top luxury brokers. It’s no

flanked by twin terraces with

surprise that when Barron talks real estate, her discerning clients listen.

double doors totaling 520 square

“People spending $4 million, $14 million, $40 million … they want someone

feet of outdoor space. The Fitzroy,

to partner with,” Barron says. “They’ll narrow it down to two or three options

developed by JDS Development

on their own, but then the questions start. It’s so complex in New York that

Group and Largo Investments,

having the right professional—someone that understands your needs today

brings Roman and Williams

and five years from now—is vital.” In the new development front, the

signature touches to West

pendulum has swung from what we were seeing last year. “Overall we have

Chelsea’s celebrated High Line.

seen a shift in unit size and bedroom count to be leaning smaller, and now buyers are taking longer to go to contract,” Barron says. “It’s also not

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01.The Freedom Tower. 02.West Street, Tribeca. 03.The city that never stops. 04.Hudson River Park.

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unusual for buyers to ask for a concession.” For the past decade,

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new development has been king, and resale has taken a backseat. Many buyers are reluctant to buy

the last page and everything in

Barron notes, if a client has cash

off-plan. Unless developers are

between,” Barron says. “No

in California, a deal can be

selling closer to completion, the

longer can you just put in a

sealed. “In New York, they say,

sales process can be challenging

Sub-Zero and a Viking stove and

‘Yes, I know you have cash, but

as some buyers want instant

say, ‘OK, we’ve got high-end

we have a few questions,’ and

gratification—something

appliances, we’re good.’ Clients

the questions can be four pages

that’s challenging to find

are not going to accept

long,” she says. “When you

in New York City.

substandard cabinetry, fixtures

purchase in a co-op, you’re

or faucets. They want name

purchasing shares in a

ONLY THE BEST

brands, quality materials and

corporation, so there’s a board

Where last year developers were

perfect installation of those

that decides what the criteria is.

caught in a “bigger is better”

materials. If the client looks at

These are the details that online

competition, the emphasis this

wood flooring and sees a gap or

buyers won’t find on the

year is more about “it’s inside

an area that isn’t lined up,

Internet. But I know those

that counts.” The bar has been

they’re not happy.”

details. I can tell buyers which

raised considerably when it comes to accessories, amenities

buildings are most stringent.

and accents. “You know that

DEALING WITH THE DETAILS

saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by

Unlike other high-end markets, it

its cover?’ Well, in New York,

often takes more than a sizable

they’re judging everything by its

bank account to secure a

cover—as well as the first page,

property in New York City. As

That’s where a professional like myself comes in.”

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H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

The appearance of high-end retailers, commercial anchors and other companies signing leases is one sign that a New York neighborhood is buzzing. Another is when developers pay top dollar to develop the surrounding areas—as has happened in these pockets.

+ Financial District + West Chelsea + Downtown Brooklyn + NoMad + Tribeca + Hell’s Kitchen

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ARCHITEC T

A new front garden, stone colonnaded porch and bay window transform the entry to a re-envisioned home from the 1920s.

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“We’ve been very fortunate to build second and sometimes third homes for our clients; they continue to refer us to their friends and colleagues.”

ERIC J. SMITH ARCHITECT

As the firm’s luxury clients throughout the U.S. and abroad can attest, Eric J. Smith renders masterful architectural tales that double as the story of a lifetime. Its office address may read Union Square in Manhattan, but one look at the firm’s epic and wide-ranging portfolio, and it’s clear that Eric J. Smith Architect knows no boundaries. The same can be said of the design journey on which the company’s founder has embarked, one that took root during Smith’s year at the University de Paris in Versailles, led him to Chicago upon graduation, and has sent him around the world since launching his namesake firm in 1987. In addition to forging a reputation for thoughtfully crafted and well-proportioned custom residential work, Smith and his dedicated team of experts are known for collaboration that honors the desires of their discerning clients and respects the talents of the industry professionals who help bring those dreams to life. “The opportunity to build a custom

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home does not come that often in most people’s lifetimes; getting from the initial sketch to sleeping in your bed is one that can be fraught with anxiety and stress,” says Smith, whose firm designs renovations and additions, as well as new construction of primary and second homes. “One of our goals is to make that process as enjoyable as possible, so that an owner can visualize through sketch, model and mock-up what they will be getting. We also want to reignite the passion of the contractors and craftsman who are called upon to build these homes.”

RISING TO THE OCCASION Time and again, that recipe has led to masterful works of all sizes—from jewel-like pied-à-terres to sprawling country and oceanfront properties—and all styles. The firm has produced blueprints for ornate French and Georgian homes, shingle-style estates, Queen Anne-style projects, chic contemporary spaces and countless other genres. “We hope to infuse a sense of timelessness, to provide a house with good bones,” Smith says. “We often work in styles that are considered to be more traditional or classical, however, I see this as having a firm traditional base to the layout of a house that can be expressed in any number of design vocabularies.” Ultimately, the firm’s impressive list of A-list clients understands that Smith is as passionate about the journey today as he was as a college student in Europe. “I think they know that we will listen to what they want, that we will help guide them to creative and thoughtful solutions, and that we will work together to create the finest quality for their home.”

| ericjsmitharchitect.com

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01.Highlights inside this English oak library include a fireplace enclosed by a comfortable seating area and English brown oak floors. 02.The existing garden room was reworked and modified with new steel-insulated glass, French doors, lattice work and a new stone floor. 03.This corner living room with oak floors and an eco-fireplace adapts to a multitude of uses. 04.Alabama limestone runs the length of this gallery with large-format artwork that’s lit with adjustable fiber optic lighting. 05.The addition of a bay window and small balcony provides light and space for a sitting/media room. 01.-02. Nathan Kirkman 03.-04. Eric Laignel 05. Peter Margonelli

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NEW YORK CIT Y

HOME BUILDER

A clean, neutral palette lends minimalist drama to a living room near Lincoln Center.

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Floor-to-ceiling windows create the sensation of floating above Central Park inside this high-rise living room.

HOBBS, INCORPORATED

The renowned custom builders at Hobbs, Inc. continue to deliver on the promise of inspired collaboration, unparalleled customer satisfaction and spellbinding residential artistry. After more than six decades of redefining residential splendor, the general contracting specialists at Hobbs Incorporated could hang their collective hard hats on any number of spellbinding luxury projects. But it’s not just the finished product that continues to distinguish the family-owned business that serves A-list clients in Connecticut, Westchester, New York City and the Hamptons. Should homeowners desire, the firm will visit twice a year to inspect the residence and identify potential issues; should it pinpoint even the smallest concern, the company will deal with it before it becomes a larger problem. “We serve our clients for life,” says Scott Hobbs, company president. “That’s the Hobbs way.” It’s a formula that has endeared Hobbs to its high-end customers and earned it the respect of the industry professionals with which it collaborates on a staggering array of complex projects. Whether tackling a stately countryside manor, a sprawling waterfront compound or a high-rise renovation project, Hobbs’ team of expert builders and craftsmen infuses its work with a discernable artistry, evident in everything from elegant woodworking and

“Customers hire Hobbs, Inc. because of our ability, process and professionalism. They understand that value is very different than low cost.” (Jeff Sandreuter, Managing Director, Hobbs NYC)

masonry to the innovation required to realize a challenging design

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element. “As the contractor, our creative process is guided by the architect and client,” says Jeff Sandreuter, managing director. At times, some aspects of the job may look fantastic in plan, but, in reality, they’re not so easy to bring to life. “We are hired to create their vision. This is where our own ‘creative process’ kicks in. Providing real-world solutions to abstract ideas is what we enjoy.”

THE TEST OF TIME The rapidly changing construction landscape keeps Hobbs on the cutting edge when it comes to state-of-the-art home technologies and improved, ecofriendly building materials. “We’re finding that these new arrivals—from home automation to sheep-hair insulation—give clients the ability to custom build within their budget as well as their moral and social beliefs,” Sandreuter says. Staying on top of trends is one of many reasons why Hobbs, Inc. has been honored time and again. But that’s not what Scott Hobbs considers its greatest accomplishment. “Ours is a complex business with many moving parts and interaction with different technologies and personalities,” Hobbs says. “One needs to strike a balance between these factors to deliver each unique product on time, within budget and to the ultimate satisfaction of the owners and design team. Our time in the business confirms that we’ve done our best to be successful.”

| hobbsnyc.com

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01.The oversized window, washed gray flooring and soft white custom cabinetry render this city kitchen both spacious and intimate. 02.The northern view of the West Side is the focus of this sleek, gold-toned bedroom with rich millwork and luxurious finishes. 03.This Connecticut custom home boasts an expansive recreational basement suite that includes a full bar, billiards and a fireplace. 04.The whimsical family room in this pre-war co-op on the Upper East Side is perfect for reading, homework and games. 05.The long, narrow hallway of the same home utilizes every inch of space with multiple closets. 01.-02.Olson Photographic, LLC 03. Jeff McNamara Photography 04.-05. A. Bootz Photography

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NEW YORK CIT Y

INTERIOR DESIGNER

An eclectic mix of styles and materials abound in this Park Avenue living room, from zebra-hide Klismos chairs to a chain-link ceiling fixture.

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MARY FOLEY & MICHAEL COX

FOLEY&COX

The appeal of foley&cox’s relaxed, luxurious design extends well beyond its Manhattan base—as evidenced by the exquisite interior projects it delivers for exclusive clients around the world. Whether bringing a sophisticated sensibility to the Sag Harbor home of a renowned architect, re-imagining an Austrian ski chalet or lending its distinctive yet approachable interior touch to six turnkey townhouses in Moscow, the design firm founded by Mary Foley and Michael Cox infuses its luxury projects with more than just timeless style. “Successful interiors are graciously and quietly enveloping; they evoke a feeling of calm and serenity,” says Cox, who, along with his creative partner, launched foley&cox in 2002. “We strive to maintain a very light fingerprint and allow the personality of our clients to shine through our interior projects.” The award-winning results—in high-end residences from Manhattan and the Hamptons to Big Sky, the Bahamas, Monaco and beyond— speak to the thoughtful, discerning eye that foley&cox consistently casts. It also speaks to the respective talents and industry connections that the principals, who worked together at Ralph Lauren Interiors before starting their firm, bring to the table. That’s just part of the appeal for the A-list clients who often want to be part of the creative process. “They depend on us to extrapolate concepts, improve ideas, inspire the team, and implement and execute the vision,” Cox

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“Above all, a home must exude the personality

team of eight. Along the way, foley&cox of its clients, a source of pride that’s matched

of its owner. Otherwise it’s a transient place

so honored to work with the leaders of

of dwelling, a space

its interior design business, the brand

our industry,” Foley says. In addition to includes a retail venture (foley&cox Home, started in 2007) that offers its customers

says. “We love the variety of aesthetic

items from international artisans and

challenges the clients bring us: the subtle

its own signature custom furnishings.

nuance in designing a beach house that

Whether helping clients with specific

nestles perfectly into its environment; the

pieces or overseeing complex interior

inspiring process of defining the right ‘fit’ for

projects, the goal for foley&cox remains

locations as diverse as Nantucket and Maui.

the same. “Once we have a grasp on the

Then there was the client who sent us a silver

clients’ goals and aspirations,” Foley says,

sneaker as the inspiration for his plane.”

“we work feverishly to implement and surprise with delightful interpretations

What started as a partnership of two has evolved into a talented and passionate

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a diverse selection of antiques, specialty

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without soul.”

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of their dream.”

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01.A functional yet elegant kitchen serves as a family gathering space with woven-leather counter stools by Mark Albrecht. 02.Darkly stained Ipe wood throughout the entry of this waterfront home helps to create a contemporary yet welcoming atmosphere. 03.Soft textures and pale shades of cream and taupe produce a serene vibe, allowing the client’s paintings and sculptures to shine. 04.White linen for the ceiling, drapes and slipcovers evokes calm in a yacht space anchored by a crushed bamboo cocktail table. 05.The yacht’s bar deck, including a teak dining table accented with chrome hurricane lanterns, seats up to 14 guests. 06.A cabin table is set for tea with beautiful crystal, porcelain, Muriel Grateau linens and Puiforcat flatware. 01. Bjorn Wallander 02. Bruce Buck 03. David Gilbert 04.-06. Images courtesy of foley&cox

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ORANGE COUNT Y & SAN DIEGO

The coastal stretch of California that runs from Huntington Beach to San Diego features some of the country’s most coveted residential communities, pockets of architectural gems that offer dramatic views of the Pacific. The region is rich with iconic tourist destinations (think Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo), but residents would rather point to the idyllic year-round weather, which allows them to participate in every outdoor activity under the sun.

EBTA ARCHITECTS, INC.

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ORANGE COUNTY & SAN DIEGO

REALTOR

a As evidenced by

this aerial shot of Balboa Peninsula and Newport Harbor, this slice of Orange County is a boater’s paradise.

CAROL LEE GROUP

The countless charms of communities in and around Newport Beach are never lost on Carol Lee, whose team of realestate professionals understands the California coast like no other firm.

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N O TA B L E L I S T I N G

This spectacular single-level home features stunning

They may not possess the Southern California renown of their more luminous sister cities, but the communities in and around Newport Beach boast more than enough five-star allure to attract high-end homeowners and investors from around the world. Orange County gems like Lido Isle, Newport Coast, Balboa Island and Corona del Mar give residents year-round access to picture-perfect weather, outdoor sports, aquatic adventures, world-class arts and entertainment, fine dining and the kind of intangibles on which buyers can’t put a price tag. “There is such a nice balance between

“I see every home as a valuable asset, and work to protect my client’s investments by helping them make informed decisions.”

panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Buck Gully. Located in prestigious Santa Lucia, this three-bedroom home invites natural light thanks to an open floor plan that’s perfect for indoor/outdoor living. One bedroom is currently configured as an executive-

residents and visitors; these are wonderful, charming, friendly and safe

ready office and includes

communities,” says Carol Lee, whose namesake real estate group is part of

beautiful built-in shelves. The

the Engel & Völkers family that operates in 32 countries across four continents.

master suite has a romantic

“In addition, the real estate here is a good value for the price. Residents

fireplace, cedar-lined walk-in

receive first-class amenities and resort-level resources for less than similar

closet and a sitting area that

areas.” No one understands the nuances of the Newport region quite like

opens to the back patio.

the team that Lee has assembled, which has become renowned in its own right for creative, strategic marketing on the sell side and an uncanny ability

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01.Oceanfront beach homes on the peninsula are among the most sought-after addresses. 02.Fun water sports abound in the Newport Harbor. 03.This home in Pacific Ridge speaks to the residential charms of the Newport Coast.

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to match lifestyle and budget on the buy side. “A good agent should know the neighborhoods,

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values and trends,” says Lee, entering her 15th year as a realestate professional. “It’s also

“It’s important to understand what

which have received a boost

imperative to be responsive and

you want from the property—what

thanks to the renovation of idyllic

available. Our team is available

lifestyle you are looking for,” Lee

Lido Marina Village's shops and

nearly 24/7, and we provide

says. “Some considerations I discuss

restaurants; and Newport Heights,

everything our clients need

with my clients include how much

a custom area of Newport Beach

on demand. We have valuable

privacy they need, if they like to

with ultra-hip dining and retail.

resources to share with our

be on the water, on the sand,

“Buyers want to understand

clients, whether they are buying

or if they prefer to be closer to

pricing so they can purchase

or selling.”

shopping and restaurants.”

in areas where properties will appreciate most,” Lee says.

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H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

The residential buzz in and around Newport in all neighborhoods is remodeling and rebuilding to meet the high demand for fresh, new gray, white and black palettes and materials. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in Corona del Mar, a pedestrian-friendly community near the beach brimming with homes

INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

WHAT ’S HOT

"My passion is helping sellers and

Over the past year, inventory

Lee’s detailed understanding

buyers reach their goals. On the

has increased in the Newport

of the residential scene in and

buy side, I work to understand a

market—including new construction.

around Newport continues to

client's taste and then carefully

and enclaves like Newport Coast, also

As a result, prices have stabilized,

distinguish the service she provides

curate properties to see. On

continue to generate interest.

giving prospective homeowners

her discerning clients. She points

the sell side, our marketing

opportunities to purchase and

to specific hot spots in the market

team creates authentic stories

upgrade more established

—West Newport, due to easy

using beautiful images and

properties. Older homes throughout

access and less traffic; the remodeled

descriptions that resonate with

the region are being rebuilt

homes that are selling at a premium

the buyer audience."

completely or remodeled, a trend

in Big Canyon, a private golf course

that shows no sign of diminishing.

community; Lido Isle properties,

| carolleegroup.com

close to shops and restaurants. To no one’s surprise, exclusive beach neighborhoods like Peninsula Point,

+ Balboa Peninsula + Big Canyon near Fashion Island + Corona del Mar + Newport Coast + Lido Island + Newport Heights

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ARCHITEC T

Authentic details—reclaimed beams, antique roof tiles, painted wood shutters—lend elegance to this modern version of a Provencal farmhouse.

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A M AT T A J U D I N , CARLOS ELENES & JOHN ILKCAGLA

EBTA ARCHITECTS, INC.

Powered by the collective skill set and experience of its talented partners, EBTA delivers one-of-a-kind custom residential architecture that continues to raise the design bar in Southern California. The award-winning design legacy that partners Carlos Elenes, Amat Tajudin and John Ilkcagla have built over the past two decades, while consistent in its ability to inspire, isn’t steeped in sameness. The impact of a custom residential project rendered by EBTA Architects lingers instead in personal touches—singular elements driven by the site, the client and the talented trio’s own vivid imagination. It’s a gift that isn’t limited to the masterful detailing for which the Irvine-based firm is known. Given a 40-acre blank canvas in central California, the EBTA team changed the dynamic of the landscape by creating a 3-acre lake. The excavated soil, in turn, formed undulating mounds around the perimeter on which lush foliage was planted, generating a private oasis-like backdrop for the plantation-

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style estate. “People have stated as they walk through one of our homes that it ‘feels right,’” says Elenes, who, along with Tajudin, launched the firm in 1993 (Ilkcagla was later promoted to partner). “Our clients appreciate that we bring a ‘wholistic’ approach to design, where every aspect is equally important—floor plans, elevations, details, finishes. To us, a harmonious balance of aesthetics, creativity and functionality is essential to good design.” The quality and scope of that luxury work is multiplied by three, with each partner contributing distinct talent and perspective. It’s a rare combination that not only distinguishes the firm but one that provides clients with a boundless menu of possibilities.

“The challenge of finding new and creative design solutions for each project and client is a source of inspiration in itself.” TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT To that end, EBTA enhances its holistic approach through constant communication with its exclusive clients and an in-house studio environment that encourages designers to share ideas. “These internal collaborative sessions often provide inspiration for design improvement, ensuring that we are presenting clients with our best and most refined work,” Elenes says. Moving forward, the firm is exploring the idea of incorporating virtual reality into its process, making it possible for future homeowners to experience the property before it’s built. It’s just one more way that EBTA is exceeding its clients’ expectations.

| ebta.com

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HOME BUILDER

This great room features 26 feet of disappearing steel and glass doors overlooking the ocean and coastline.

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JAY & CARL AKINS

CARL AKINS COMPANY

The skilled craftsmen, dedicated project managers and trusted advisors at Carl Akins Company continue to add to the award-winning firm’s reputation as elite homebuilders. The process of building a luxury home isn’t just a vocation at Carl Akins Company. It’s a guarantee woven into the fabric of a full-service company steeped in artistry, integrity and a family promise. Carl credits his father, Ed, for teaching him the “right way” in business, a path to which he has stayed true since launching his award-winning firm in 1973. “My father also was a homebuilder; he started his company in 1948,” Carl says. “I started working for him at age 15, during summer breaks. I was always around construction, and I always loved it.” That passion is evident in timeless residential works of all styles and sizes for some of the region’s most affluent clients. Along the way, Carl borrowed from his father’s playbook, creating a general contracting firm known for its transparency, planning and problemsolving capabilities. It’s no wonder that Carl’s expertise was honored in 1998 with the Southern California Building Industry Association Lifetime Achievement Award. “There is always demand for good design and real quality in craftsmanship and materials,” says Carl, whose son, Jay,

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serves as the company’s COO. “We always strive to be innovative, but we find most clients want their homes simple. Understanding the way your client lives is critical to managing their expectations.” More often than not, the Laguna Beach-based firm exceeds expectations. Look no further than the William Lyon Estate in Coto de Casa, a 22,000-square-foot Georgian Colonial masterpiece set on 137 acres—complete with an 18,000-square-foot car museum and a 10,000-square-foot horse stable.

“I’ve always been a detail person; I’m constantly analyzing design and the associated nuances.” ENDURING FOUNDATION “We encourage our clients to give our team a clear vision—and then trust us to deliver,” Jay says. And deliver it does, thanks to a thoughtfully executed process that relies on clear and constant communication. The Akins team prides itself on being an advocate for its homeowners, giving their clients a voice throughout the journey. “We’ll navigate the complexities of homebuilding with the same care and sense of ownership as if we were working on our own home,” Jay says. As part of that guarantee, the Akins team delivers the highest quality for a client’s budget, a philosophy that has guided three generations of builders over the course of seven decades. It’s just one more reason why the legacy of Carl Akins Company is a relationship that reaches beyond construction. It endures the life of your new home and brings the assurance of personal service.

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01.A copper and plaster covered bridge extends from the motor court to a pair of bronze and glass entry doors. 02.An authentic restoration of a 1920 Newport Beach bayfront bungalow on a private double lot. 03.The lower living deck with large infinity-edge Jacuzzi overlooking the private beach below makes expansive use of teak and stone. 04.The island-style residence in Laguna Beach encompasses a rare double lot. 05.Natural light filters into the living room and sun porch of this authentic 1920 bayfront bungalow. Photography by Darlene Halaby

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

The Dawson team incorporated a white canvas with vibrant fabrics to create a cohesive modern interior for this master bedroom.

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A major renovation added 2,500 square feet to this outdoor area and includes a pool level with the second floor of the home.

DAWSON DESIGN GROUP

An inspired passion for the craft pervades the award-winning work at Dawson Design Group, which approaches each high-end interior project with a sense of chic, detail-rich possibility. Something was missing in Anita Dawson’s professional life. Her background in fine arts and performing arts had led to management positions with such organizations, but the work did little to stoke her creative fire. One morning, while preparing for a board meeting, she made a life-altering decision. “I soon left my position and applied to an interior design degree program,” Dawson says. “After graduation, I started my own firm.” More than a decade later, one woman’s career change continues to elevate the interior worlds of discerning clients seeking their own brand of re-imagination. Since launching as a solo operation, Dawson Design Group has grown in size (five employees) and stature, firmly establishing itself as an award-winning arbiter of sophisticated, livable, often contemporary interior style. In addition to a striking portfolio of luxury residential work in Point Loma, La Jolla, La Costa and beyond, the firm has a commercial reach that

“Nothing is more rewarding than having completed a fabulous project with a great team and wonderful clients.”

includes Silver Gate Yacht Club in San Diego and a renovation project at

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Northwestern Law School in downtown Chicago. “Clients often come to us with their conceptual plans nearly complete, and they want another set of eyes for review,” Dawson says. “We tailor our contracts to include services that are not already being provided by the client’s architectural team; sometimes that includes a full range of design needs, and other times it’s strictly finishes, fixtures and furnishings. I feel like the homeowners who ultimately become our clients are looking for a professional but down-to-earth team that can guide them from start to finish during the construction process.”

IN DAWSON THEY TRUST Inasmuch as clients gravitate toward Dawson’s clean-lined approach to design, they also appreciate the thought and collaboration that goes into creating unique spaces that capture the homeowners’ needs and desires. “We work hard to create a sense of total trust,” she says. “When the client has faith in our vision, the project becomes more inventive and, ultimately, more successful.” As the owner of a firm that regularly designs and fabricates custom furnishings, Dawson is energized by the opportunities that superior quality digital printing and other cuttingedge technologies are bringing to the industry. But no matter where interior trends take her, Dawson knows that, career-wise, she has found a home. “Design affords me the opportunity to work in a constantly creative and challenging environment,” she says. “And owning this firm has allowed me to build an amazing team of young designers.”

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PALM BEACH

The “island,” as it’s known in South Florida, possesses an A-list cachet that recalls the days when captains of industry, international socialites and President Kennedy called it a winter home. Today, money both old and new co-exist on Palm Beach’s 10.4 square miles, which feature five-star dining, resorts and spas, as well as one of the most famous shopping destinations in the country, Worth Avenue.

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PALM BEACH

a The lifestyle afforded to those who call the Palm Beaches home includes waterfront living, with dining and entertainment accessible by land or sea.

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F R A N K E L R E A LT Y G R O U P

With interest in the affluent communities of the Palm Beaches at an all-time high, clients are turning to Brad and Shannon Ball at Frankel Realty Group for their uncanny ability to turn residential dreams into reality.

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12314 Plantation Lane: This majestic 11,000-square-foot estate is nestled in Seminole Landing, one of the few communities in Palm Beach County that offers home sites

On the one hand, South Florida is not a hard sell—especially to high-networth individuals tired of dreary winters in frigid northern climates. “Why fight snow, sleet and ice when you can live in paradise,” says Ball, a

“Real estate is about people; we love working with our clients, learning about their backgrounds and the lifestyles they want to live.”

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over 1 acre, navigable waterways and private beach access. Plus, it’s only minutes away from some of the finest dining and

real-estate specialist at Frankel Realty Group. “You might as well look at the

retail in South Florida–and it

blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean while watching the stock market ticker

shares a gate with one of the

versus staring out at a concrete jungle.” On the other hand, as much as Palm

most exclusive clubs in the

Beach County’s exclusive residential communities pique the interest of affluent

world (Seminole Golf Club).

buyers from all over the world, there’s more to living the dream than just

This six-bedroom, six-and-a-

finding a home. That’s why so many prospective buyers (and sellers) turn to

half-bathroom, seven-car

Brad and Shannon, who understand their high-end clients as much as they

garage mansion was custom

know the intricacies of the region’s multimillion-dollar market. “Our advice to

built in 2008.

clients is to make a decision about lifestyle first,” says Shannon, a Florida native. “Do you want to walk on the beach every morning? Dock a boat behind your

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01.The Palm Beaches are home to many of the top golf courses in America—seven of which rank among the nation’s top 100. 02.In addition to the area’s many other rich amenities, the Palm Beaches also offer some of the world’s finest sport-fishing opportunities. 03.Brad and Shannon Ball have a keen understanding of the luxury waterfront and country club community lifestyle.

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home? Keep a golf cart in your garage? Once we have those answers, finding the right community and the perfect home becomes exponentially easier.” For nearly two decades, the Balls have been the go-to professionals for A-list clients, closing more than $1 billion in luxury real

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estate. As part of Frankel Realty Group, Brad and Shannon bring their incomparable work ethic and knowledge to a company

remain low, we will see our

LOOKING AHEAD

renowned for delivering such

market continue to be strong for

Affluent buyers who want to be

concierge-level service to its

many years to come.”

near the coast will have to think

exclusive clientele. The challenge,

tear-down or renovation, given

these days, is meeting the high

DÉCOR DEMANDS

the lack of new construction.

demand. Buyers are flooding into

The Balls are seeing changes in

But no matter what their clients'

areas in and around Jupiter for

the way buyers in their market

preferences are, Brad and Shannon

myriad reasons: no state income

view architecture and interior

continue to work tirelessly to

tax, South Florida’s array of

spaces. Tired of the dark colors

match dream homes with

outdoor activities, and residential

and heavy furnishings inherent

day-to-day interests. “Our own

communities so rich in amenities

to Italian influences, potential

life experiences put us in the

that residents never want to leave

homeowners are seeking

perfect position to represent

home. “The largest segment of

modern, clean-lined design

buyers and sellers in the sale of

America’s population, the Baby

consistent with British West

waterfront and high-end club

Boomers, is retiring; the Palm

Indies style. “Today’s buyer also

community properties,” Brad

Beaches have been a popular

wants a large, functional

says. “It comes easy when you

choice for them to migrate,” says

entertaining space,” Shannon

sell what you love.”

Brad, a former professional golfer.

says, “which may include a

“If our population growth

spacious and open kitchen with

continues, and inventory levels

as many as two working islands.”

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Discerning residents in and around Jupiter want something more from their gated communities than just a simple taste of the good life in South Florida. That’s why the most prestigious neighborhoods—private communities like Admirals Cove—offer exclusive, amenity-rich settings that include fine dining, state-of-the-art fitness, world-class golf and full-service marinas.

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Clean lines, timeless detailing and warming elements found in nature highlight this dramatic contemporary courtyard.

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“It’s our mission to create timeless legacy architecture that satisfies the aesthetic and budget needs of each client.”

AFFINITI ARCHITECTS

No matter the size or scope of the luxury residential project, the experts at Affiniti Architects are more than up to the design challenge—one of many reasons why the award-winning firm is considered one of the industry’s best. The more that Affiniti Architects has evolved over the past three-plus decades, its principals confide, the more that the firm has remained true to its philosophy. There’s plenty to be said for the pillars of consistency that sustain that foundation— passion for their craft, an emphasis on client collaboration, an underlying motivation to never rest on their laurels—there’s also no overstating the obvious. In an ever-competitive South Florida market, the firm led by Mitchell Kunik, Brian Collins, Benjamin Schreier, Huy Nguyen, Matthew Wheeler and Lou Nunez Jr. continues to distinguish itself with award-winning artistry and thoughtful design that not only stands the test of time, but in many cases defines an era. “Every project is as important as the one before it or after it,” Kunik says. “We still work harder than our competition, and we never stop designing. We love what we do.” It shows. Look no further than the firm’s jaw-dropping portfolio— majestic estate homes that span styles from tropical rustic and transitional

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oceanfront to classic Mediterranean and contemporary transitional; an array of Caribbean projects that seamlessly incorporate sophisticated elegance into a relaxed island design; and an equally impressive variety of eco-friendly projects. Whether conceptualizing a multimilliondollar estate for an A-list client or designing custom home programs for resorts and mixed-use communities, the experts at Affiniti treat each project as if it were their first. “We’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the world’s top CEOs, elite athletes and international leaders, as well as friends and family members,” Collins says of the Boca Raton-based firm. “We have helped handicapped children live better, elderly families live more comfortably, and we’ve helped businesses thrive. Each and every project, therefore, is notable.”

THE HONOR IS ALL THEIRS It’s no surprise that, over the past three years alone, Affiniti has earned upward of 30 industry honors. In a nod to its versatility, the firm captured Aurora Awards in 2016 for a custom home of more than 8,000 square feet in Palm Beach and a single-family detached home under 2,000 square feet in Palm Beach Gardens. In addition, Affiniti collected Best of Houzz honors for both design and services. But the accolades mean little compared to the privilege of creating functional, costeffective luxury homes that fulfill their clients’ every need. “The look in a client’s eyes when they see their architectural dream become reality,” Wheeler says, “for us, that’s priceless.”

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01.Contrasting wood details, pearl-white finishes, sharp lines and disappearing sliding glass doors come together in this modern space. 02.Simple grass and palms are framed by glass walls with transparent views on the grounds of this open estate. 03.The front exterior features a contemporary vibe with clean lines and a wooden privacy gate. 04.Though the design is traditional and simple in massing, note the meticulous attention to architectural details. 05.Façade details contrast against clean, simple geometry outside this classic Southern Coastal estate that emphasizes architectural symmetry. 01. IbI Designs 02. IbI Designs 03. Brantley Photography 04. Brantley Photography 05. IbI Designs 302 / 303

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PALM BEACH

HOME BUILDER

Structural steel dominates 90 percent of the envelope at this private modern residence in Boca Raton.

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WOOLEMS

Clients, craftsmen, architects and industry professionals throughout South Florida turn to the renowned experts at Woolems for luxury residential and commercial construction that transcends any era. Over the course of three decades, the means have justified the ends at Woolems, where a carefully assembled collective of skilled professionals translates the luxury residential and commercial visions of South Florida’s most discerning clients. Along the way, the firm has added to the rich legacy of the tri-county area with dramatic, timeless renovations and original contributions—from contemporary South Beach projects to a vintage oceanfront remodel in Palm Beach that encompassed 32,000 square feet. It does so by delivering an unparalleled roster of manpower and resources, including a full-time staff of experienced carpenters, superintendents and project managers. “We work hard to exceed our client’s expectations so that they’ll never be satisfied working with another firm,” says company principal James Woolems. It’s no wonder that Woolems works with leading designers and internationally renowned architects. Such is Woolems’ reputation for personalized, detail-oriented service that it has been asked to restore historic

“Our style is limited only by one’s imagination. We build enduring, iconic structures that become part of the homeowner’s legacy.”

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Mizner and Maurice Fatio. The firm’s approach demands that it assesses the many factors that can impact the success of a project; from there, the team organizes that information so that the client and project collaborators have a specific framework from which to make the best decisions.

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS At the heart of the company’s construction philosophy are four key elements. It starts with straight talk, the kind of candor that leads to trust and transparent collaboration between owner, architect, designer and Woolems. Then there’s the passion that Woolems brings to the process, a distinction epitomized by its penchant for tackling each challenge no matter how complex. Next, is the understanding that construction is about relationships and teamwork; to that end, the company feels an ongoing responsibility to foster positive partnerships among clients and key personnel involved in every project. Last but not least, Woolems never rests on its laurels. From cutting-edge technology to more efficient systems to the use of new and improved materials, the company looks day-in and day-out for ways to elevate the standards of the industry. Those core principles were evident throughout the building of a sprawling estate for a Palm Beach art collector, a project honored by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach for keeping with the character of the town. “The focus for us doesn’t stop with the finished project,” Woolems says. “Our company is about building enduring relationships.”

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PALM BEACH

INTERIOR DESIGNER

The entrance to each project is created on day one during the planning stage of the design process. The first impression is always the most important.

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INTERIOR DESIGN SOUTH

A collaborative, all-encompassing approach to luxury residential, commercial and private yacht spaces inspires discerning clients all over the world to call on Interior Design South. It would be one thing if Interior Design South were known only for the luxury residential spaces that the Delray Beach-based firm has rendered all over the world. Or for just the complex custom yacht interiors it brings to life. Or for the celebrities, sports figures, international executives and other affluent clients who’ve called on owner Kathryn Carbone and her team over the past 15-plus years. But what continues to distinguish the award-winning company is that Interior Design South can hang its industry hat on all of the above—and so much more. So respected is Carbone by the homeowners, architects, contractors and craftsmen with whom she works that the firm often becomes an integral part of early planning and design direction. On a recent custom home project with limited lot size and setback restrictions, Carbone recommended that the architect splay the angle of the 7,000-square-foot estate’s footprint to enlarge the rear terrace and pool area. As a result, the interiors all focused on the exterior living space, thus

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bringing the outside in. “By taking on the task of looking at the project during the planning stages, I was able to help establish a different vision and direction,” says Carbone, an interior design graduate who worked for both architectural and interior design firms early in her career. “The value of the property was increased based on its amazing end result.” It’s that kind of big-picture insight and creativity that has led Interior Design South to high-end residential and commercial projects in South America, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, California, New York and the most exclusive communities along the east and west coasts of Florida.

RIDING THE WAVE The inherent challenges of designing custom yacht spaces, beyond the aesthetic selections, often dictate that Carbone and her staff work with Naval architects during the planning stage. “There are so many technical requirements that have to be met and taken into consideration for construction,” she says. “Seeing it through construction and installation is very rewarding.” No matter the project, Interior Design South stays on

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spaces that will evoke emotion and change the way clients experience and interact with their environment.”

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PHOENIX & SCOT TSDALE

As anyone familiar with the Valley of the Sun can attest, the capital of Arizona can hang its hat on more than just desert splendor and perfectly manicured golf courses. The nation’s sixth-largest U.S. city, a stirring mix of cosmopolitan and outdoor offerings, is rich in everything from eco-friendly practices (50 percent of the city’s vehicles run on alternative/clean fuels) and mountain hiking to the arts, professional sports, shopping, nightlife and much more.

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REALTOR

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estate, perched on nearly 5 acres, stands atop McDowell Mountain and overlooks the city lights below.

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No matter the architectural style, natural backdrop, size, scope or layout of your desired luxury estate in and around Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, the experts at Frank Aazami/Private Client Group have just the home for you.

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Majestically tucked behind the gates of Canyon Heights, this stylish, contemporary jewel overlooks the city lights

With its affluent offerings, jet-setter appeal and year-round sunshine, Scottsdale has rightly earned its reputation as a desert paradise. But more than just a destination for high-end shopping, fine dining, five-star resorts and world-class spas, “The West’s Most Western Town” and its nearby cities offer

“A knowledgeable real estate expert can save you time and money—and, most importantly, can assist you with your decision making.”

distance. Situated on nearly 5 acres, the property features a full-size tennis and sport court, artistic water features in the

a menu of luxury residential possibilities that often defy description. “We’re in

pool area, a one-bedroom

the business of uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives,” says

guest home, game room,

Frank Aazami of the Private Client Group division at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s

exercise room, spacious

International Realty. It’s a marriage that Aazami and his team of real-estate

theater, wet bar, state-of-the-

experts have successfully brokered in some of the region’s most exclusive

art appliances, trophy room,

communities—Estancia, Desert Highlands and Troon in Scottsdale; Biltmore

barbecue station, fire features,

Estates in Phoenix; as well as in Fountain Hills, Carefree and Cave Creek. One

and picturesque formal living

look at the staggering variety of exclusive properties on the Private Client

and dining spaces.

Group website (pcgsir.com), and it’s easy to see why future homeowners turn to Aazami and Co., to find the perfect dwelling for their specific needs. Estates

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01.Drama envelopes this elevated Tuscan-style abode which allows homeowners to breathe in the purest Arizona air. 02.The firm’s waterfront Sotheby’s office is only a short walk from Old Town Scottsdale. 03.The North Scottsdale office is near the entrance of Desert Mountain.

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luxury market. On the aesthetic

as buyers are purchasing superior

front, Aazami is seeing a

quality homes—thanks in large

movement toward minimalistic

part to the expert talent being

design that includes a seamless

hired by custom homebuilders.

indoor/outdoor floor plan.

Overall, he sees the residential

style home with two large family rooms,

Midcentury architecture also is

market in and around Scottsdale

theater, game room, pool and spa.

popular right now, as are homes

as healthy as it’s ever been, with

with a usable courtyard, two

population and economic growth

master bedrooms and state-of-

continuing to trend upward. “My

the-art smart home systems that

team prides itself on having a

connect audio, video, heating and

thorough understanding of the

cooling and appliances. “We also

luxury markets,” Aazami says. “By

bedrooms, six fireplaces, heated

find that orientation matters,” he

working closely with our clients

pool, spa, 300-bottle wine room

says. “North-facing homes can

and identifying their objectives,

and gourmet kitchen.

MARKET TRENDS

invite less light in, west-facing

we’re able to effectively deliver

Hot-spot neighborhoods in

homes can drive your cooling bill

results through creative,

Paradise Valley, the Arcadia

higher—although they’re ideal for

constructive marketing and

section of Phoenix, DC Ranch

winter living.”

experienced negotiation.”

and much more. “We carefully examine the clients’ requirements, and then find those unique settings for their consideration,” says Aazami, whose listings include one-of-akind properties upward of $9.5 million. “My level of dedicated commitment is focused to unite buyers and sellers and create a win-win situation, exceeding client expectations.”

and Silverleaf in Scottsdale are

W H AT YO U G E T F O R :

$5 MILLION Recently remodeled Georgian-French

$10 MILLION Sprawling two-level Tuscan retreat, with views of the city and mountains, featuring three spacious en-suite

$15 MILLION Situated on 2.5 acres overlooking Camelback Mountain, this exquisite property offers seven en-suite

giving homeowners a rich sense

BOT TOM LINE

of community, a driving factor

Over the past five years, Aazami

when it comes to interest in the

has seen distress sales evaporate

| pcgsir.com

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This modernist-style home features a cantilevered roof and multiple levels of stone, providing a continuation of the surrounding boulder-strewn hills.

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DREWETTWORKS

An unyielding desire to expand creative boundaries continues to set DrewettWorks apart when it comes to architecture and design in and around Phoenix and Scottsdale. Whether serving his country for 14 years in the National Guard, scaling three octaves in the church choir, helping to build an orphanage in Uganda or designing an inspired contemporary desert estate for a client in Scottsdale, C.P. Drewett never fails to make a lasting impression. As his wife of more than two decades (and company vice president), Elizabeth, will attest, the same curiosity and zest for experience that make him such a Renaissance man also drive the award-winning architectural work for which he’s become known since launching DrewettWorks in 2001. “He’s the most creative person I’ve ever met,” Elizabeth says. “He also cares about people, how they live and the quality of their lives. That’s what fuels his design.” It’s design—especially when it comes to his stunning luxury residential projects—that Drewett describes as intuitive rather than metaphorical. “I draw and draw and draw—until I fall in love,” he says. So do his clients. Since early in his career, when the third project he designed was

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“The blank paper that launches a design is my greatest inspiration. No matter how often I come to that place, it feels regenerative.”

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01.The Sonoran Desert provides a dynamic backdrop for this residence. 02.A stretch of windows and columns of Montana stone fulfills the homeowners’ wish of “something modern with a connection to the land.” 03.Hand-formed cedar beams and a stacked veneer base speak to this home’s architecture. 04.A soaring roofline is punctuated by a standing-seam metal roof and Douglas Fir patio lid. 05.A skylight running the length of the space floods the hallway with light and illuminates the art collection. 06.Inspired by the evolution of the white box, this design is a collection of boxlike forms stacked and eroded.

selected as a showcase home and toured

natural progression toward architecture.

by more than 35,000 people, Drewett has

“My father taught me the art of critical

captured the fancy of CEOs, professional

thinking,” Drewett says. “For my entire life,

athletes and the founder of HGTV with

I have been a student of detail, art and

one-of-a-kind concepts that carefully

construction. I am blessed beyond words

balance the client’s desires with equal

to have a career driven by my passions.”

parts ingenuity, resourcefulness and

As “purveyors of abstract thought,”

precision. “Each project holds a different

DrewettWorks continues to distinguish

set of goals and values that require my

itself with original incarnations (including a

guardianship,” says the graduate of

50,000-square-foot family legacy project)

Louisiana State University’s College of Art

that bend the rules of tradition while

& Design’s architecture program. “I strive

remaining in complete harmony with their

to practice restraint, and to craft elegant,

backdrops. But that’s not the only reason

simple and refined design solutions.”

discerning clients seek out Drewett and his team. “Our clients trust this firm,” he

THE ROAD LESS TR AVELED

says. “They trust the care we have for

The son of a naval aviator, Drewett grew

each aspect of their lives, their site and

up working alongside a father who loved

their investment in architecture.”

building furniture and DIY home projects—a path, he notes, that created a

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HOME BUILDER

Rural Mediterranean architecture and modern detailing combine in this courtyard-style home with elegant furnishings by David Michael Miller.

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SALCITO CUSTOM HOMES

More than 300 design/build projects later, Salcito Custom Homes continues to set new standards for luxury residential construction in and around Scottsdale. If Salcito Custom Homes had nothing else in its portfolio beyond the array of signature estates it has delivered at Silverleaf, perhaps the most prestigious residential community in Scottsdale, that alone would be enough to establish it as one of the most dynamic design/build firms in the Southwest. There, amid the splendor of McDowell Mountain Preserve, are countless examples of the company’s commitment to detail-rich construction and craftsmanship—from an elegant, nearly 9,000-squarefoot Spanish Colonial residence to a rural Mediterranean masterpiece that encompasses some 24,000 square feet. But the imprint that Salcito has made on Silverleaf only begins to tell the story of a family-owned business that, after 38 years, continues to redefine custom home building in and around Scottsdale. “Stylistically, our work is very diverse,” says company president Anthony Salcito. “The projects that we design/build are specific to meet our client’s tastes. And, generally speaking, those clients are people looking for a trustworthy firm, one that is organized

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01.Classic Spanish Colonial colors offer an air of tranquility to this resort-style estate in North Scottsdale. 02.The clean, finely executed detail in this dining room/wine area includes striking interiors by Rebecca Salcito. 03.Light, comfort and elegance abound in the master bedroom of this 7,000-square-foot Silverleaf residence with interiors by Rebecca Salcito. 04.This formal Mediterranean estate on Country Club Drive in Silverleaf features arranged European landscape architecture. 01. High Res Media 02.-04.Werner Segarra

involved or as uninvolved as they would like,” Salcito says. “We work for some people that are so busy that we only see them three or four times during construction. On the other hand, there are clients who want to be intimately involved in the selection process. Either way, the experience can be rewarding.”

“We specialize in

and stable. Since several of our projects tend

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to be second or third homes, many of our

Equally gratifying are the offerings that

clients are out of state and away during the

Salcito provides after the homeowner settles

process. Honesty and experience play an

into an exclusive residence in luxury pockets

overwhelming role in our appeal.” And with

like Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley or

private estates—and

good reason. Salcito projects—which, in

the Country Club at DC Ranch. For nearly 20

we offer services that

addition to its custom residential work,

years, the firm has delivered a maintenance

range from renovations and additions to

and property management menu that

commercial buildings—never fail to meet the

includes everything from landscaping

highest standards when it comes to framing,

and pest control to interior and exterior

finishes, trim, carpentry and state-of-the-art

housekeeping. “My day is filled with diversity,

materials. Along the way, the firm takes

but I enjoy having the flexibility to be on job

customer service to another level with a

sites,” Salcito says. “That’s where I love to be.”

designing, building and maintaining

can be tailored to a client’s needs.”

system it refers to as integrated project delivery. “Our clients have the ability to be as

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

The natural materials and color relationships are organic and communicate a modern style sensibility without being cold or sterile.

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DAVID MICHAEL MILLER

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In honoring the architectural and geographic context of his projects, as well as his client’s aspirations, David Michael Miller thoughtfully renders singular works of inspired, understated interior design. A client for whom David Michael Miller had crafted the traditional interior of a rural English house was paging through a shelter magazine one day when the images from a chic contemporary feature caught her eye. When she saw Miller shortly thereafter, the client told the founder of David Michael Miller Associates that she immediately recognized the design as his. Asked how she saw the designer’s imprint on a project so polar opposite from hers, the client replied, “There is a balance and restrained quality that comes through all of your work, regardless of the style of the house.” It’s a sentiment that rings true for all of the clients who’ve had the pleasure of working with Miller and his dedicated team since the launch of his boutique firm in 1989. As evidenced by a project portfolio brimming with sophisticated spaces in an array of styles— from desert minimalism to rural traditionalism and sleek

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contemporary—Miller’s carefully conceived interiors elevate the luxury bar with a gentle aesthetic that captivates without overwhelming. “I have a special appreciation for quality over quantity,” says Miller, whose Scottsdale-based firm has completed projects throughout the country. “I love being able to use specialty products handmade in the United States, or in Europe where quality and craft are especially highly valued.” Miller credits his education and training in Chicago for influencing his design philosophy. “My tastes developed with an aim toward classic, timeless design that’s rooted in the use of organic, natural materials and punctuated by understated styling.”

“I’m interested in creating interiors that help the occupants feel welcome and relaxed—design that serves their needs for years to come.” BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN By purposely keeping his firm a modest size, Miller continues to deliver a personalized experience to all of his clients. Early in the layer-by-layer process, Miller creates a “story book” that illustrates, in pictorial form, just how the interior’s character will take shape. From there, Miller and his team collect surface

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interior spaces both with the architecture in which they exist, and with the dramatic landscapes that define the West. “Our intention and our focus has been to work on projects where our full-service scope can be utilized,” Miller says, “and also where we make a meaningful contribution to the finished product—a custom home that is unique and distinct.”

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01.White finishes, combined with the brushed limestone floor, provide a simple frame for the mountain horizon view in this master bath. 02.Masonry block and wood veneer finishes give this room an integrated and rich palette. 03.Warm, contemporary furniture plays beautifully against the view and the simple, modern backdrop. 04.A clean palette of white finishes with accents of walnut and white oak offers a modern, sophisticated attitude in this kitchen. Photography by Werner Segarra

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SAN FRANCISCO

With its reputation as the world’s startup capital reaching feverish new heights, the city by the bay is piquing the interest of foreign investors and aspiring entrepreneurs like never before. But lest anyone forget, San Francisco also remains one of the country’s true metropolitan treasures, a city teeming with iconic sights (Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Lombard Street), rich diversity and a seemingly endless array of distinct neighborhoods.

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ladies—Victorian-style homes that climb up some of the city’s many hills—are iconic in San Francisco.

M A R K S R E A LT Y G R O U P - A L A I N P I N E L R E A LT O R S

Jonathan Marks doesn’t just sift through the complexities and options inherent to the Bay Area’s luxury housing market—he advocates on behalf of his clients, delivering detail-rich, concierge-level service.

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$5 MILLION Stunning rebuild of a former two-unit property on soughtafter Dolores Street, now a spectacular 4,600-square-foot single-family home with a three-level interior.

The reputations that precede San Francisco aren’t limited to cutting-

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edge technology and entrepreneurial opportunity. While there’s no

Built in 1915, this updated

disputing the region’s role as a launching pad for global start-ups—more

7,000-square-foot Classic

than 15 percent of venture capital investments went to Bay Area companies

Revival home in Presidio

as of January 2016—San Francisco is equally known for its world-class

Heights is spread over

dining and cultural scenes, as well as its proximity to iconic luxury

three levels with gracious

destinations like Napa Valley and the Monterey Peninsula. Then there’s the

public spaces.

city’s rich and storied diversity, a characteristic that applies as much to its

“I listen more than I speak. I advise more than I demand. And I always put my clients’ best interests above my own.”

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array of eclectic neighborhoods and high-end properties as it does its

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residents. That’s why so many discerning U.S. clients and foreign investors

Rich details abound (vibrant

are turning to Jonathan Marks of Marks Realty Group. Not only does the

tile work, grand curved

longtime Bay Area real-estate professional understand the nuances and

staircase, huge picture

complexities of the varied markets, but he also values and appreciates his

windows) in this Spanish

clients and their needs. “Since when should the buying or selling of

Colonial Revival masterpiece

something so important be conducted with minimal concern for how it will

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01.Nothing beats the aesthetic splendor of the Golden Gate bridge at night. 02.This modern penthouse in San Francisco offers floor-to-ceiling glass windows. 03.San Francisco can claim the world's last manually operated cable car system.

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affect clients beyond the financial level?” Marks says. “My core business model is one based on relationships as opposed to transactions. It’s about the aspects of being an agent that can’t be learned. Intuition. Care. Empathy.

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complimentary car service for

Marks’ customers also appreciate

Though it’s Marks’ goal to

out-of-area buyers, as well as

his unsurpassed knowledge of

educate clients regarding the

helicopter tours of San Francisco,

the Bay Area’s housing and

subtleties of each community,

Sonoma and Napa counties for

market trends. Though prices are

including lifestyle, demographic

luxury clients. His firm also

steep, San Francisco continues to

makeup, housing types and

donates a portion of every

be a hotbed for Asian investors

resale potential, he also believes

transaction to the nonprofit of

looking to settle on the West

that patience is an overlooked

his client’s choice. “What I saw

Coast—and for millennials who

virtue. “A luxury purchase is rarely

lacking in the way real estate

want to be close to Silicon Valley.

driven by price or need; instead

transactions were conducted

On the property front, Marks sees

it’s driven by desire and, more

was true heart and soul,” says

older Victorian and Edwardian

importantly, a feeling—the

Marks, who was previously in the

homes being renovated to create

distinct, unique and unmistakable

licensed music merchandise

larger, open spaces for

sense that, ‘This is it,’” he says.

industry. “I got into this business

entertaining. Meanwhile, the need

Marks’ extraordinary knowledge

with the sole purpose of

for a garage is diminishing thanks

and calm presence will ensure

+ Mission Bay/Dogpatch

challenging the status quo; my

to the likes of Uber and Lyft—

that your search is a fruitful one.

+ SOMA

clients have come to appreciate

while “smart home” features are

my confidentiality, discretion and

higher on the priority list for

respect for their privacy.”

luxury buyers.

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOOD

San Francisco offers residential communities to suit virtually every lifestyle—each with distinct charms that endear the neighborhood to its residents. Property types are diverse, from single-family homes and multi-unit buildings to warehouses converted into chic lofts and historic Victorian structures with renovated interiors that dramatically open the floor plan.

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Blurring the boundaries between the kitchen/ living room and exterior pool area creates a sense of connection to the outdoors.

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JOHN KLOPF

KLOPF ARCHITECTURE

Indoor splendor and outdoor drama live in perfect harmony thanks to the brilliantly conceived modernist interpretations that are hallmarks of Klopf Architecture. The thoughtful, modernist approach to residential design that has distinguished Klopf Archiecture since its launch in 2001 says as much about its owner’s never-ending quest for excellence as it does the firm’s renowned aesthetic. Even before he earned his master’s of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, John Klopf was driven by the idea of spaces that could be innovative and more efficient, while still connecting on an artistic level. During a travel fellowship to Japan, Scandinavia and Europe, Klopf drew inspiration from designs that captured the interaction between light and form—thus cementing his understanding that natural forces should be harnessed, not blocked out, to create synergy with the built environment. Over the past 15 years, the San Francisco-based firm has captured that dynamic time and again through high-end custom design that features open, clean-lined, eco-friendly spaces that seamlessly bridge luxury interior worlds with breathtaking outdoor environments. Look no further than the team’s recent “glass wall” house, which incorporates a central pool/garden into the living space of the residence by blending materials and providing grand overhanging eaves—or another modernist marvel, a 5,500-square-foot, net-zero-energy home in Cupertino. “Our approach to a custom home starts with creating a strong sense of flow,” says Klopf, whose firm employs 10 people. “Whether it’s the flow of the natural forces on the site interacting

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with the architecture, the flow of spaces one to the next, the flow of materiality throughout the property or the flow of people using the space, the firm strives to create a uniform experience on the property.”

“Klopf Architecture combines sincere listening with design and technical expertise to create spaces that clients love to live in.” TO SERVE AND PROTEC T Klopf pushes his talented staff to keep two questions in mind when working on a project: What are we doing, and why are we doing it? This, in turn, leads to intentional design with consistent applications. “The goal is not just to create a work of art,” he says. “We also want to create a home.” As industry professionals and the firm’s discerning clients can attest, Klopf Architecture delivers on that promise by communicating, collaborating and advocating throughout the process. “We’ll go all the way to the city council to fight for a design if we have to,” he says. “From the first interaction, we want it to be clear that the Klopf team takes each client’s situation and concerns seriously, whether related to the design, the budget, the process or simply respecting their time as a finite resource.”

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SAN FRANCISCO

HOME BUILDER

Craftsmanship meets healthy building in this LEED-platinum remodel with floor-to-ceiling laser-aligned wood paneling, Sherry Williamson Design, Andrew Mann Architect.

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A living wall improves indoor air quality in this award-winning LEED-platinum home.

MCCUTCHEON CONSTRUCTION, INC.

Concern for the environment is built into the DNA of each high-end residential project at McCutcheon Construction, which views each home as a living asset whose beauty and health must endure long after the building process is complete. Since its launch in 1980, McCutcheon Construction has distinguished itself by creating masterful residential works that reflect the rich and diverse heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area. Now in its 36th year, McCutcheon has established itself as an award-winning leader in quality construction, industry leadership and green and healthy building. McCutcheon’s team of 40-plus professionals prides itself on creating extraordinary and luxurious built environments in a wide variety of styles—from historic renovation to any of the Bay Area’s particular regional styles to an expression of a client’s creative vision. By collaborating closely with the client and their design team, McCutcheon’s versatile, talented and artistic staff brings its concepts to life. The company’s focus on clients is critical during design, construction and well after project completion, and the firm and its staff

“Our clients know that we’re a trusted resource for healthy living—both now and for the future.”

enjoy becoming a trusted resource for past clients. These mutually beneficial relationships with clients and community have been a cornerstone in the continued success of this Bay Area firm.

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HEALTHY BUILDING From the beginning, McCutcheon Construction has had a focus on environmentally sensitive building— minimizing negative environmental impacts of construction and focusing on the ways to make homes healthier for clients. Michael McCutcheon, founder and president, has forged a visionary path of eco-sensitive building that is as inspirational as it is livable and is widely recognized as one of the earliest champions of sustainable and healthy building. “The best homes are those that are enduring; the whole home needs to be healthy, not just one part of it,” says McCutcheon, who comes from a long line of builders and holds a degree in biology from nearby U.C. Berkeley. With extensive training and experience, the McCutcheon team integrates its knowledge of the latest sustainable, nontoxic materials and green methods into every phase of the process and project. “As residents of Northern California, we cherish our healthy outdoor lifestyles so much that it only makes sense to improve the overall health of our homes as well,” McCutcheon says. “I see our clients as investors, not spenders. We are for people who care about the health of their home and the environment and who want to create something of lasting value for future generations.” It’s this thoughtful approach to home building that has earned the firm a reputation for craftsmanship and service that brings long-term fulfillment to appreciative clients.

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01. Robert Vente Photography 02. ilumus Photography 03. Rusty Reniers Photography

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SAN FRANCISCO

INTERIOR DESIGNER

An Iconic Albert Farr home remodeled from the ground-up boasts a Henge custom pendant above a Paola Lenti table.

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“We believe design should be done with soul and purpose so that it fully reflects and satisfies clients.”

ADAIR DESIGN GROUP

The fresh, spirited and timeless luxury interior work for which Adair Design Group is known speaks to its founder’s innate ability to read her clients—and then deliver projects beyond their wildest dreams. What is it about ADG that has given the San Francisco-based firm such widespread industry credibility in roughly six years? Some would say it is the multidimensional capabilities of a company that designs furniture and lighting, sources art, and will soon launch a fabric line. Others would point to the cachet attached to working abroad or for the likes of Lucasfilm, which hired the firm to renovate all of the mix stages and design the world’s largest Foley soundstage for SkyWalker Sound. Many would agree that it is the intense focus ADG places on both client needs and the design process. This skill results in the statementmaking residential and commercial projects the firm consistently brings to life. “This is a firm with heart, soul and personality. Every client has his or her own style, lifestyle and particular needs. Our focus is on understanding what they desire, and what sort of change they want to see for the project. We take that and amp it up. In doing so, we create environments that fully satisfy our clients,” Adair says.

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developers, helping them articulate to

“Build-heavy” projects, no matter the

clients the possible transformations that

scope or size, have quickly earned ADG the

could occur to various properties to

respect of leading architects, contractors

fastidiously and substantially increase

and craftsmen who work alongside the

their value. The ADG team understands

firm. Whether ADG walks onto the site

the nuances of how their clients live and

prepared for a day of construction

work. This, Adair says, “is essential to

meetings or into Studio ADG for a day of

authentic design.” She continues to bring

fine-tuning and design review with clients,

that same discerning focus and much-

the focus is the same: to make sure all

appreciated ability to foster communication

those involved are heard, to think outside

among all involved parties to all ADG

the “design” box, and to ensure that all

development and design projects, thereby

involved enjoy the process. Above all,

creating a process that clients are drawn

Adair insists that ADG practices with

to truly appreciate.

impeccable integrity.

IN THE BEGINNING Before launching ADG in 2010, Adair consulted with real-estate agents and

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01.Custom-designed Stark carpet, weaved in Nepal, was worth the wait and is replicated throughout the house tying the spaces together. 02.Bay Area blacksmith Daniel Hopper used more than 120 elements to fabricate this custom-designed chandelier. 03.A centuries-old Tibetan solid teak console provides the perfect setting for a traditional African “sculpture” and a modern image by photographer Nigel Wilkes. 04.Antique African and Asian vessels flank a custom-built sofa for a world-traveling bachelor. 01.-03.Thor Swift 04.Chairish

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SA R ASO TA & TA MPA

Beyond the white-sand beaches and coastal attractions for which this Gulf Coast region has long been known, Sarasota and Tampa are attracting a new wave of interest thanks to the revitalization of their respective downtowns. Hip new pockets with retail, restaurants, business centers, and state-of-the-art cultural and sports facilities have led to an explosion in luxury development.

CLIFFORD M. SCHOLZ ARCHITECTS, INC.

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PETER G. LAUGHLIN GROUP OF P R E M I E R S O T H E B Y ’ S I N T E R N AT I O N A L R E A LT Y

Whether as a vacation destination or year-round home, Sarasota’s picturesque shores and world-class cultural scene make for a dream—and few know it better than Peter G. Laughlin.

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With only six exclusive condominium residences, OCÉANE is a private and secluded resort-style living experience in Siesta Key, Florida. This limited opportunity offers the ultimate contemporary

A coastal community with an abundance of bays, estuaries and beaches, Sarasota draws visitors and home buyers seeking paradise. But stunning tropical vistas are far from the area’s only offering, as top local realtor and Premier Sotheby’s International Realty agent Peter G.

“I enjoy working with people and connecting them to the lifestyles they desire.”

lifestyle, providing an unprecedented scale of living accommodations and finishes that go well beyond the scope of anything seen before in the

Laughlin can attest. “There is a local saying that once you feel Sarasota’s

Sarasota area. OCÉANE sets

white sands between your toes, it will forever beckon you back,” says

new standards of refined luxury

Laughlin, the principal of Peter G. Laughlin Group. “We also have a

on the edge of the Gulf of

small-town vibe with big-city amenities, including an active arts scene

Mexico. It is uniquely located

with theater, music, ballet, opera and art galleries, as well as high-end

within walking distance of

shops and restaurants.” With 38 years of real estate experience—27 spent in

Siesta Key Village and the

Sarasota—Laughlin provides his clients with an array of resources and

beach and is in close proximity

a well-informed perspective on the area and its diverse residential locales.

to downtown Sarasota.

“Our focus and vision is to create outstanding results and value for our clients,” he says. “Through exceptional market knowledge and

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01.From Sarasota’s Bayfront Park over the iconic John Ringling Causeway out toward the Keys, the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico surround the Sarasota coastline. 02.Just steps from Lido Beach, St. Armands Circle is lined with world-class shops and restaurants. 03.A waterfront estate in Sarasota provides a private, quiet and secluded lifestyle with magnificent views. 01

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As Laughlin tells it, growth in

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real estate goals. Coupled with

the region has been steady and

creative and innovative

positive. In the $750,000+ range,

BUYER’S MUST-HAVES

marketing, we connect buyers

which he points to as the

Asked to describe the interior

and sellers with the lifestyle they

most relevant in the area, sales

and exterior elements most

desire. The value to our clients

activity has reached a five-year

important to local buyers,

is in our consistently above-

high, with 13-percent growth

Laughlin notes a desire among

average results.” Striving to aid

in average selling prices and

his clients to experience an open

his clients in finding their next

a 49-percent drop in the days

and scenic lifestyle. “When

adventure in life, Laughlin

a home is on the market. In

touring real estate, the interior

places the highest priority on

assessing this, Laughlin says,

elements people are most

connection and collaboration.

“People from Florida’s east

concerned with are high ceilings,

+ Bird Key

With an experienced, effective

coast are discovering Sarasota.

open concepts and good views,”

+ Lido Key

and efficient team, a thorough

In addition, many residents

he says. “As for the exterior, water

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understanding of the region and

of Naples, where housing

frontage and access are coveted,

its market and a desire to bring

prices are much higher than

as are open views. Great

to fruition the dreams of each

Sarasota, are beginning to

landscaping can also be

client—buyer or seller—Laughlin

move this way.” He adds that

instrumental in making a sale.”

has made a name for himself

new construction is very active,

and his firm in Sarasota.

which may cause a surplus

H O T- S P O T NEIGHBORHOODS

According to Laughlin, these hot-spot areas in Sarasota are walkable and close to the city, amenities, shopping, restaurants and the water.

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This stunning Northern Italian-style home looks out onto fabulous panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. This five-bedroom, seven-bath, 6,000-square-foot home epitomizes indoor and outdoor coastal living.

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“Striving to improve is at our core. I learn something new every day. When that stops, the lights will be out.”

CLIFFORD M. SCHOLZ ARCHITECTS, INC.

In setting architectural benchmarks throughout Southwest Florida, the experts at CMSA continue to find creative ways to wow their exclusive residential clients. The private clients for whom Clifford Scholz has inspired coast to coast since launching his architectural firm in 1992 value more than just his discretion. In creating singular works of custom splendor throughout Florida, CMSA has delivered time and again on the promise of a distinct residential experience, including luxury singlefamily homes, stunning tropical retreats and epic waterfront compounds unlike anything their owners have ever seen. “We leave egos at the door and work to create the perfect solution to fit our clients’ needs and dreams,” says Scholz, whose eight-person firm, based in Sarasota, also handles commercial and country club projects. “Design, to me, is a flavor or mood. My flavor is to create a never-repeated project for my clients. We shoot for perfect on all of our projects.” From where CMSA’s discerning clients sit, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. Whether starting

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at the drafting table with a blank sheet and concept in mind, or in an inspired, spontaneous burst of shapes and forms, Scholz takes his future homeowners on a collaborative journey that accounts for their ideas, their lifestyle and their aspirations. “Whether they know it or not, our clients are experienced experts in how they interact with their surroundings,” Scholz says. “My job is to listen well enough to be able to extract the positive interaction, bring it to the surface and then gently intertwine it with the site.”

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS CMSA’s team of industry experts has crafted more than 100 residential projects in some of the state’s most affluent communities and architecturally demanding sites. Though each home stands on its own, Scholz weaves a consistent thread through aspects of the process—from an emphasis on rich detail to overall design that seamlessly blends classical order and proportion mixed with the playful aspects of Florida living. “My current inspiration is the spatial relationship between interior and exterior—and keeping that interaction close and transparent,” he says. “The locales on our projects are so beautiful that my goal is to be able to bring the outdoor experience to the interior and vice versa.” In the end, CMSA’s innovative, sustainable and superior design services and solutions all lead to one goal. “The most important aspect of a project is the satisfaction of my clients,” Scholz says. “My satisfaction is derived from watching the client, who is now a friend, fit perfectly into our creation.”

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01.This elegant pool area, combined with Gulf views, lends tranquility to the sophisticated ambience of a Spanish contemporary home. 02.The outside terrace, with built-in benches and side tables that encircle the fire pit, encourages entertaining. 03.A mix of Italianate Renaissance and Florida beachfront, this 36,000-square-foot estate features artistic touches. 04.Inspired by the grandeur of the 1920s, this beachfront home was designed using modern materials to resist the elements. 05.A European-influenced estate on the Bay features classic columns, great symmetry, high ceilings and access to spectacular views. 01.Tim Lee 02.The Greg Wilson Group 03.The Greg Wilson Group 04.George Cott 05.The Greg Wilson Group 350 / 351

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HOME BUILDER

This Siesta Key beachfront estate is situated before a dramatic pool, creating a beautiful resort-like feel.

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“We do not take our reputation lightly; our team works hard each and every day to maintain it.”

PERRONE CONSTRUCTION

Nearly four decades after completing its first luxury bayside masterpiece, Perrone Construction remains synonymous with superior customer service and residential waterfront excellence throughout Sarasota. The philosophy that has driven Perrone Construction to such distinguished industry heights over the past 36-plus years appears hardly revolutionary on paper. The family company, renowned for its one-off custom luxury waterfront homes in and around Sarasota, works hard to understand its clients’ vision and requirements. It builds a team of experienced professionals around that desired outcome, collaborating every step of the way. It relies on tight, proven systems to create a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. And it seeks to deliver work that resonates with the clients. Of course, it’s one thing to commit to such a philosophy; it’s quite another to consistently execute it to perfection over a four-decade stretch—much to the delight of CEOs of major companies, millionaire entrepreneurs and other A-list clients. But Perrone Construction has done just that, establishing a reputation along the way as

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the region’s premier niche builder.

“That set the trajectory for where we

“Building a home is a process that can

are today. All these years later, we’re still

make people nervous; it’s foreign to most

setting those records regularly, building

people,” says company president, Richard

for people who expect the best.”

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Perrone. “Earning and maintaining confidence is the only way to truly make

FEEL THE DIFFERENCE

a client feel comfortable. We’ve been

It’s easy to see what sets Perrone

successful in this goal, and we achieve

Apart after reviewing the LEED-certified

it through our culture, our systems and

company’s endless array of award-winning

our communication.” Perrone moved to

homes, in styles ranging from Palladian to

Sarasota with his wife and worked as

contemporary to the Dutch West Indies vibe

a trim carpenter while studying for his

that the firm was instrumental in bringing

contractor’s license. A homeowner on one

to Sarasota. “When you walk through our

of those jobs was so impressed by his

homes, there is no one thing you point to

work ethic that he helped him land his

and say, ‘This is why it’s a quality home,’”

first project after launching Perrone

Perrone says. “Instead, there’s an overall

Construction. “When that first bayfront

sense of extreme quality, one that envelops

estate sold a year after completion, it set

you while you experience our work.”

a record for the highest price ever paid for a home in Sarasota,” Perrone says.

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01.This transitional Siesta Key bayfront home draws its inspiration from the Atlantis Resort. 02.Custom mahogany doors create a dramatic entrance to the master bedroom. 03.An outdoor kitchen and dining area off of the living room. 04.A Palladian estate on New Pass created in tandem with the fashion designer Adrienne Vittadini. Photography courtesy of Perrone Construction

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I NE T. C EA R TI O ER G ODREYS I G N E R M S AARRAKSEOT T . RAE & GIO TA NM P A T R A D

Modi asit alis dolorrum laut. White cabinetry and stainless-steel Modi asit alis dolorrum latemo accents bring sleek, sophisticated flair to eumquatecquatniendic totatus this transitionally coastal kitchen design. veniendic totat. latemo eum.

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“Interior design is a harmonious balance between the unity, liveliness and interest of a space created by emphasis and contrast.”

RILEY INTERIOR DESIGN

Whether revamping a professional athletes residence or reimagining the rooms inside a multimillion-dollar waterfront estate, Carrie Riley and her designers know exactly how to lend interior drama to her exclusive clients’ spaces. At an age when most young girls were content to play with their Barbies, Carrie Riley understood early that even a doll’s home can stand some interior tweaks from time to time. So she implored her mom and dad to bring home finish samples from the flooring and countertop showroom that her family owned. “There were times when I was redesigning Barbie’s Dreamhouse on a daily basis,” she says. Decades later, the founder of Sarasota-based Riley Interior Design is still working with dream houses—only, now, her distinct design eye is one of the very reasons why luxury homeowners in Southwest Florida enjoy spaces that exceed their wildest expectations. Since launching her boutique firm in 2004, Riley has elevated interiors across a broad range of styles for an equally varied roster of clients—from exclusive residential estates and yachts to sports facilities and boutique commercial projects. “At the end of the day, the client is entrusting us with their residence, facility or project,” says Riley, whose commercial work includes the Baltimore Orioles spring training facilities, as well as specialty areas for the IMG Academy, the sports training destination

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headquartered in Bradenton. “We’re honored by that trust. We want them to feel the pride each and every time they enter one of the spaces we have designed.” The firm’s interior and exterior offerings include virtually every detail and décor under the sun: from furnishings, fabrics, artwork, interior trim work, doors, color and paint schemes, finish selections, cabinetry, flooring, wall finishes, window treatments, countertops, appliance selection.

SUBSTANCE AND ST YLE Riley’s own open-mindedness to custom residential design—“Everything around you can become an inspiration,” she says—along with her desire to fulfill the homeowners’ desires resonates with discerning clients looking for an elaborate edge to their spaces as much as it does with clients more comfortable with a less-is-more approach. “If there is a recognizable element in our design, it would be the consistency of clean lines, and the sophisticated, timeless feel that we infuse our spaces with,” says Riley, who earned her bachelor’s in interior design from the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska. “Our goal is to deliver a fresh approach to what’s in style without being ‘trendy.’” Part of the charm of Riley Interior Design is the collaborative, hands-on approach to each project. “We bring a high-energy approach to design— and a constant drive for perfection.”

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01.Inspired by a resort spa, the beautifully balanced details in this master bath exude five-star elegance. 02.The contrasting tones in this study, part of a golf-course estate at The Concession, lend subtle warmth to the space. 03.The casual design of this living room in Siesta Key flows naturally into the exterior space overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 04.Less is more inside this sleek, modern and Zen-like living space. 05.The stately appointments in this grand salon add drama to a space that could have been overshadowed by the mammoth floor-to-ceiling windows. 01.-03. Jimmy White Photography 04. Mark Borosch Photography 05. Jimmy White Photography 358 / 359

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S C E N I C H I G H WAY 3 0 A

Of all the coastal stretches in Florida, perhaps none draws the eye quite like this 30-mile sweep of sugar-sand beaches, unspoiled landscape and charming seaside towns. For those seeking a luxury experience amid a more tranquil backdrop—especially compared to the state’s more populated regions—Scenic Highway 30-A features affluent residential pockets in towns like Rosemary Beach, WaterColor and Grayton Beach.

L I N D A M I L L E R O F R O S E M A R Y B E A C H R E A LT Y

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S C E NI C HI G H WAY 3 0A

REALTOR

a Coastline view

of Rosemary Beach®, a traditional neighborhood, featuring white-sand beaches and clear Gulf waters.

L I N D A M I L L E R O F R O S E M A R Y B E A C H ® R E A LT Y

Scenic Highway 30A offers something for everyone when it comes to luxury real estate—a complex menu of high-end housing that no specialist understands better than Linda Miller. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico in the state’s iconic northwest Panhandle, the Emerald Coast truly is one of Florida’s crown jewels. Nowhere do its white-sand beaches, quaint charms and stunning outdoor vistas come to life more than along the scenic 18-mile, two-lane stretch of Scenic Highway 30A. It’s no surprise, given the ever-growing interest in the region, that the luxury real-estate market is equally robust. Buyers interested in gulf-front properties—

Q&A: What’s your take on the current market? It’s strong, with investors moving their money into income-producing properties. What is your favorite type of property to sell? Anything on the Gulf is so beautiful. We have white-sand beaches and turquoise water.

as well as the planned “new urbanism” communities, such as Seaside, Florida,

“You have to know your market well and ask enough questions to find the right community for your clients and their lifestyle.”

for which the region is known—are exploring the likes of Rosemary Beach®, which saw dramatic spikes in overall sales between 2014 and 2015 (6 percent increase for Rosemary Beach®). “Scenic Highway 30A overall had a 27 percent increase,” says Linda Miller, vice president and renowned broker at Rosemary Beach Realty. “The average home price on 30A is more than $915,000 (through June 2016). We’ve also had a lot of cash buyers—80 percent of the

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01.Gulf views, private pool and steps to the beach priced at $6,789,000. 02.“Paradise by the Sea” is walking distance to both Rosemary® and Alys Beach priced at $5.5 million. 03.Bayfront compound boasts 500 feet of private frontage priced at $2,834,000. 04.Beluga Founders estate is the cornerstone of the tranquil Eastern Green, where the community gathers.

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transactions in my office are handled that way. This year we have sold three gulf-front homes in Rosemary Beach® in cash for $10,250,000, $10,200,000 and $8 million.” High-end clients look to Miller for reasons beyond simply showing her the money. As one of the area’s most trusted and experienced real-estate professionals, Miller delivers

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giving more people the chance

PRESERVING THE SPLENDOR

to see all that 30A has to offer.

If there’s one concern that Miller has moving forward, it’s the

$5 MILLION

Younger families are migrating

companies don’t have a team

to WaterColor, with its Old Florida

potential—given the curiosity

concept,” says Miller, who

cottages and beach houses, while

about the region—for over-

represents the Luxury Real Estate

empty nesters often want to be in

development. “This is a resort

Board of Regents in Rosemary

Rosemary Beach®, which carries

market, driven by the old Florida

Beach®. “But we take care of

more of a European thread

lifestyle and a scenic highway

customers by working together.

through its architecture. “The

with a bike path than runs the

That has resulted in

traditional neighborhoods

entire 18 miles,” Miller says.

my agents having the highest

continue to create more value

“Balancing our growing tourism

productivity per agent on the

by being branded and by

with the demands it places on

entire 30A highway.”

controlling the architecture and

our delicate infrastructure is a

development,” Miller says. Buyers,

growing concern. It’s important,

$15 MILLION

MARKET ANALYSIS

in general, are looking for large

to me, that we maintain the

Access to the market has

spaces to entertain, master suites

characteristics about this area

increased significantly thanks to

on the first floor (especially for

that make it so special.”

a new international airport and

retirees) and sturdy, weather-

24 S. Briland: A sprawling compound on a founder’s lot with 115 feet of Gulf front, private courtyard, carriage house and cabana with hot tub.

FBO for private planes 20 minutes

resistant construction.

along the corridors of 30A, not to

from Rosemary Beach®, thus

mention an equally informed team of nine agents. “Because real estate is so competitive, most

| lindamiller30a.com

W H AT YO U G E T F O R :

403 W. Water Street: A five-bedroom, seven-bath, 4,592-square-foot estate just steps from the beach, with a pool and elevator.

$10 MILLION 141 Hopetown Lane: Recently sold estate on 85 feet of gulf front; 4,648 square feet with five bedrooms and a pool.

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The main entry to this private residence extends through the house and, visually, beyond to the courtyard and pool.

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J O N AT H A N H A M P E L , A I A & DARRELL RUSSELL, AIA, ASID

A BOHEME DESIGN

The experts at A BOHEME are changing the face of luxury residential architecture in the Florida Panhandle with inspired design that connects discerning clients to their properties in more ways than one. Over the centuries, the term gypsy has come to represent different things to different groups, whether serving as a label for the artist community in Paris or as the inspiration for a Puccini opera. But for Darrell Russell and Jonathan Hampel, the architectural visionaries behind A BOHEME Design, “gypsy” also speaks to the “eyes-wide-open” sense of adventure and discovery that comes with travel—one of the elements that fuels their passion for residential work in luxury communities throughout the Florida Panhandle. “I love walking an old city and rediscovering the many historic and smaller details of architecture,” Russell says. “Each experience gives new awareness and appreciation to design.” The feeling is mutual for clients of the full-service architecture, interior architecture and interior design firm based in Inlet Beach. Over the past decade, A BOHEME consistently has infused its clean, high-end residential and boutique commercial design with details rich in imagination, including avant garde pieces and collections that reflect the soul of its clients. It’s a recipe for aesthetic splendor that not only captures the needs and desires of the firm’s discerning customers—it exceeds them. “When we design a custom house, we want to learn everything we can about our clients—lifestyle, personal preferences, the possessions they love and, equally important, learning what they dislike,” Hampel says. “Our tagline is ‘Architecture designed around you and the things you love.’ Since each client is

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unique, we work with varied styles. The variety, the clients’ idiosyncrasies in turn become our inspiration.”

“We love not only the freedom that a boutique firm provides but also the personal relationships we’re able to form with clients.” SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE The professionals at A BOHEME provide an impressive menu of services, from site analysis/concept development and construction administration on the architectural side to selection of finishes, lighting, cabinetry, window treatments—and even artwork procurement—on the interior design side. As evidenced by the firm’s roster of A-list clients, Russell and Hampel never fail to deliver what’s promised. “It’s most important for us to create an environment that will ultimately give our clients pleasure— and that, hopefully, will make their lives more comfortable and gratifying,” Russell says. A BOHEME immerses itself in its design, reviewing photos, sketches, magazine clippings, pieces of fabric—anything the clients can provide to communicate their interests. “Good design is problem solving; our philosophy is to listen until we understand problems as our clients perceive and feel them,” Hampel says. “We’re not designing for ourselves; it’s all about our clients.”

| aboheme.com

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01.The owner desired multiple wooden features in the kitchen, and A BOHEME delivered with bleached, stain-washed, natural and painted selections. 02.A circa-2007 house in Rosemary Beach was replaced with this stunning Dutch West Indies-influenced custom residence. 03.A private residence fronts Alys Beach’s Arboleda Park and the contemporary sculpture, Leda The Mermaid. 04.This luxurious bathroom, designed to be shared by the homeowners’ children, includes a three-sink vanity with sliding mirrors. 05.Designed with David Sutherland furniture, this wonderful outdoor room fronts both a private pool and the Gulf of Mexico. Photography by McGinn Photography 366 / 367

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S C E NI C HI G H WAY 3 0A

INTERIOR DESIGNER

A custom leather bed by Precedent and a striped navy rug set the tone for this striking Key West bedroom.

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“We’re constantly challenged to give clients a new and fresh approach to a wellexecuted living environment.”

DESIGN SERVICES OF FLORIDA

Multiple generations of clients look to Design Services for their interior needs, a testament to the firm’s uncanny ability to understand and translate any and every residential vision. Every picture from the portfolio at Design Services of Florida tells a story. In Captiva Island, the interior plot unfolds against a light, airy, nautical-inspired backdrop. At WaterColor in Seagrove Beach, furnishings with rich woods complement the architecture for which the famed community is known. At Alys Beach, pops of bright colors enrich the splendor inside a waterfront estate steeped in white. No matter the size and scope of the home, or the challenges inherent to the backdrop, E. Dale Trice, Emily Powell Graham and their talented team of interior experts manage to translate their clients’ needs and desires into picture-perfect design. “It’s most important to listen closely to our clients’ wishes,” says Trice, who launched his company more than 30 years ago in Georgia. “From there, we can create a world that they will not only be comfortable living in—but they’ll be excited to live in.” Since planting roots in the Florida Panhandle back in 2003, Design Services has forged its reputation on

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projects in California, Texas, Kentucky,

renovation and Euro-inspired city loft to

North Carolina, Illinois, Connecticut,

a Cuban plantation project, the firm also

Georgia, Arkansas and throughout

offers a retail experience, Design on the

Florida. Along the way, second- and

Gulf, located in 30 Avenue, at the end

third-generation clients have entrusted

of 30A and Inlet Beach. The sprawling

Trice and his team with an array of

boutique features art, antiques, lighting,

interior projects. “We’ve been honored to

wall decor, a rug gallery and much more.

have so many repeat clients,” says Trice,

The firm’s impeccable taste and attention

who gained early renown in the home

to detail, evident in the selections at

furnishing industry, where he spent time

Design on the Gulf, are but a few of

designing showrooms. “To work with

the many reasons why clients from all

clients for years, see their children grow

over the country seek its services. Never

up—and then have the privilege of creating

one to rest on the firm’s laurels, Trice

interiors for those children? It truly warms

embraces each project as if it were his

our hearts and inspires us to work even

first. “Our favorite space to design is the

harder. Our clients, for us, are our family.”

next one, an interior that our client has yet to experience in his or her current

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

or future home.”

In addition to design sensibilities that can elevate spaces ranging from a historical

| designservicesofflorida.com

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01.Tropical chic meets Euro glamour in this Alys Beach dining room with an antique French chandelier. 02.This beautiful living room in Rosemary Beach features a turquoise velvet Lillian August sectional. 03.Sinatra blue leather chairs by Precedent lend a throwback vibe to this quaint seating area. 04.Floor-to-ceiling curtains add a bit of drama and elegance to this Rosemary Beach bedroom. 05.Star pendants by Vaughan deliver just the right touch of whimsy to this beautiful hallway with dark-wood flooring. Photography by Jack Gardner

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LOCATI ARCHITECTS Big Sky & Bozeman

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PHOTOG RAPH BY ROG ERWA DE

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WOOLEMS Palm Beach

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PHOTOG RAPH BY KIM SARGE N T

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A BOHEME DESIGN Scenic Highway 30A

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PHOTOG RA PH BY JA ME S N AT HA N SC HROE DE R

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INDEX

Aspen

029

Austin & Hill Country

(C O N T I N U E D)

Boston

R EALT OR WHITMAN FINE PROPERTIES

HOME AUTOMATION EPIC AV AUTOMATION

HOME BUILDE R THE LAGASSE GROUP

210 E. Hyman Ave Aspen, CO 81611

12600 Hill Country Blvd, Suite R-275 Austin, TX 78738

88C Elm Street Hopkinton, MA 01748

970-544-3771

877-627-2215

508-686-5040

WHITMANFINEPROPERTIES.COM

EPICAVA .COM

THELAGASSEGROUP.COM

(C O N T I N U E D)

AR C H I T EC T BREWSTER MCLEOD ARCHITECTS

INTE R IOR D E S IGN E R KRISTEN RIVOLI INTERIOR DESIGN

112 South Mill St., Unit B, Top Floor Aspen, CO 81611

540 Main Street, Suite 6 Winchester, MA 01890

970-544-0130

065

781-729-0405

BREWSTERMCLEOD.COM

Big Sky & Bozeman

H OM E BUILD ER KAEGEBEIN FINE HOMEBUILDING, LLC

R E ALTOR PLATINUM PROPERTIES

225 Main Street, Suite 301 & 302 Carbondale, CO 81623

1612 W. Main Street Bozeman, MT 59715

970-510-5797

406-223-5964

KFHOMEBUILDING.COM

BOZEMANLUXURYREALESTATE.COM

Charleston & Kiawah Island

I NT ER I OR D ESIGNER GRIFFITH INTERIOR DESIGN

AR CHITE CT LOCATI ARCHITECTS

R E ALTOR PAM HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVES

1290 High Street, Unit B Denver, CO 80218

1007 East Main Street, Suite 202 Bozeman, MT 59715

4343 Betsy Kerrison Parkway Johns Island, SC 29455

303-945-1212

406-587-1139

843-768-3635

GRIFFITHID.COM

LOCATIARCHITECTS.COM

PAMHARRINGTONEXCLUSIVES.COM

HOME BUILDE R THE PRG GROUP

AR CHITE CT HERLONG & ASSOCIATES

PO Box 161427 Big Sky, MT 59716

2214 Middle Street Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482

406-995-3400

843-883-9190

THEPRGGROUP.COM

HERLONGARCHITECTS.COM

R EALT OR GOTTESMAN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

INTE R IOR DE SIG NE R DESIGN ASSOCIATES

1501 Enfield Road Austin, TX 78703

962 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 1 Bozeman, MT 59718

HOME BUILDE R BENNETT HOFFORD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

512-451-2422

406-582-8979

GOT TESMANRESIDENTIAL .COM

DAINTERIORS.COM

Austin & Hill Country

045

KR-ID.COM

097

17 Lockwood Drive Charleston, SC 29401

843-722-8169

BENNET THOFFORDCONSTRUCTION.COM

AR C H I T EC T TOBIN SMITH ARCHITECT 120 W. Mistletoe, Suite 300 San Antonio, TX 78212

210-326-6646

081

TOBINSMITHARCHITECT.COM

Boston

H OM E BUILD ER PREMIER PARTNERS

R E ALTOR JEANNEMARIE CONLEY - COMPASS

R E ALTOR MB LUXURY GROUP

1921 Lohmans Crossing, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78734

126 Newbury Street, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02116

55 E Erie Street, #1C Chicago, IL 60611

512-215-4797

617-312-3991

312-929-1538

PREMIERPARTNERSHOMES.COM

COMPASS.COM

MBLUXURYGROUP.COM

I NT ER I OR D ESIGNER RACHEL HORN INTERIORS

AR CHITE CT PATRICK AHEARN ARCHITECT

AR CHITE CT TRA | THOMAS ROSZAK ARCHITECTURE

1201 Baylor Street Austin, TX 78703

160 Commonwealth Ave, Suite L3 Boston, MA 02116

116 W. Illinois Street, Suite 5E Chicago, IL 60654

512-354-1300

617-266-1710

312-423-7989

RACHELHORN.COM

PATRICK AHEARN.COM

ROSZAK .COM

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INDEX

Chicago

(C O N T I N U E D)

Dallas

(C O N T I N U E D)

The Hamptons

H OM E B U I L DE R EIESLAND BUILDERS, INC.

HOME BUILDE R SUSAN NEWELL CUSTOM HOMES

HOME BUILDE R BEN KRUPINSKI BUILDER

2041 Johns Drive Glenview, IL 60025

4054 McKinney Ave., Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75204

99 Newtown Lane East Hampton, NY 11937

847-998-1731

214-219-0639

631-324-3656

EIESLAND.COM

SUSAN-NEWELL .COM

BKBUILDER.COM

I NT ER I OR DE SIGNER BARDES INTERIORS

INTE R IOR DE SIG NE R MOORE DESIGN GROUP

INTE R IOR DE SIG N E R KA DESIGN GROUP

735 Elm Street Winnetka, IL 60093

2111 Clark Street, Suite A Dallas, TX 75204

226 East 54th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10022

847-441-1115

214-651-7100

212-223-0314

BARDESINTERIORS.COM

MOOREDESIGNGROUP.NET

KENNETHALPERT.COM

L ANDS C AP E ARC HIT EC T HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

LANDSCAPE AR CHITE CT AQUATERRA OUTDOORS

312-889-9077

214-387-8333

(C O N T I N U E D)

1800 Preston Park Boulevard, #100 Plano, TX 75093

220 N. Green Street, Chicago IL 60607

Jackson Hole

AQUATERRAOUTDOORS.COM

HOLLANDERDESIGN.COM

197

R E ALTOR SPACKMANS & ASSOCIATES JACKSON HOLE SOTHEBY’S 3415 N Pines Way, Suite 104 Wilson, WY 83014

Connecticut

129

D.C. & Maryland & Virginia

165

307-739-8109

SPACKMANSINJACKSONHOLE.COM

R EALT OR BARBARA ZACCAGNINI - COLDWELL BANKER

R E ALTOR RITZERT WEISS PARTNERS

AR CHITE CT DYNIA ARCHITECTS

191 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 06830

1206 30th Street, NW Washington, DC 20007

PO Box 4356 1085 W Highway 22 Jackson, WY 83001

203-618-0712

202-333-1212

307-733-3766

4HOMESBYBARBARA .COM

RITZERT WEISS.COM

DYNIA .COM

AR C H I T EC T SHOPE RENO WHARTON

AR CHITE CT JAMES MCDONALD ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTS, PC

HOME BUILDE R C.C. BUILDERS

703-757-0036

307-733-3688

JAMESMCDONALDARCHITECTS.COM

JACKSONHOLEHOMEBUILDERS.COM

H OM E B U I L DE R JABLONSKI ASSOCIATES

HOME BUILDE R BOWA

INTE R IOR DE SIG N E R SNAKE RIVER INTERIORS

59 Grove Street New Canaan, CT 06840

7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A180 McLean, VA 22102

164 E. Deloney Avenue Jackson, WY 83001

203-966-3636

703-734-9050

307-733-3005

JABLONSKIASSOCIATES.COM

BOWA .COM

SNAKERIVERINTERIORS.COM

I NT ER I OR DE SIGNER DOUGLAS GRANETO DESIGN

INTE R IOR DE SIG NE R AKSEIZER DESIGN GROUP

18 Marshall Street, Suite 114 South Norwalk, CT 06854

1521 Martin Lane Jackson, WY 83001

10135 Colvin Run Road, Suite 200 Great Falls, VA 22066

203-852-7250 SHOPERENOWHARTON.COM

61 Ridgeview Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830

1315 Powhatan Street Alexandria, VA 22314

203-622-8383

703-288-9488

Los Angeles

DESIGNADG.COM

DOUGLASGRANETO.COM

213

R E ALTOR HILTON & HYLAND 250 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Dallas

145

The Hamptons

181

310-278-3311 HILTONHYLAND.COM

R EALT OR BECKY FREY TEAM AT BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

R E ALTOR SUSAN BREITENBACH THE CORCORAN GROUP

AR CHITE CT PAUL BRANT WILLIGER ARCHITECT

972-380-7787

631-875-6000

310-490-2742

SUSANBREITENBACH.COM

WILLIGERARCHITECT.COM

AR C H I T EC T STOCKER HOESTEREY MONTENEGRO ARCHITECTS

AR CHITE CT BRUCE D. NAGEL ARCHITECT

HOME BUILDE R KASSABIAN DESIGN BUILD

153 Chardonnay Drive East Quogue, NY 11942

16830 Venture Blvd., Suite 248 Encino, CA 91436

214-252-3830

631-283-8855

818-907-9222

BRUCENAGEL .COM

KDESIGNBUILD.COM

5600 West Lovers Lane, Suite 224 Dallas, TX 75209

BECKYFREY.COM

4514 Travis Street, Suite 302 Dallas, TX 75205

SHMARCHITECTS.COM

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PO Box 3007, 1936 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 11932

110 North Doheny Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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(C O N T I N U E D)

Naples

(C O N T I N U E D)

National

I NT ER I OR D ESIGNER M. ELLE DESIGN

LANDSCAPE AR CHITE CT EXTERIORS BY KOBY KIRWIN INC.

CUR ATOR TRINCHERO NAPA VALLEY

2409 Main Street, Unit D Santa Monica, CA 90405

1441 Oakes Blvd. Naples, FL 43119

3070 N. St. Helena Highway St. Helena, CA 94574

310-396-9090

239-287-4195

707-963-1160

MELLEDESIGN.COM

KOBYKIRWIN.COM

TRINCHERONAPAVALLEY.COM

(C O N T I N U E D)

CUR ATOR TRINITY HAMMOCKS Cosy Beach View, #511, Soi Kasetsin 9, Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand 20150

Miami

229

National

561-702-5097 TRINIT YHAMMOCKS.COM

R EALT OR THE ZEDER TEAM AT EWM REALTY INTERNATIONAL

CUR ATOR DESIGNTRA

CUR ATOR US BOWLING CORPORATION

320 Harbor Drive Sausalito, CA 94965

5480 Schaefer Avenue Chino, CA 91710

305-960-2478

415-754-9649

909-548-0644

ALLMIAMIREALESTATE.COM

DESIGNTRA .COM

USBOWLING.COM

AR C H I T EC T PACHECO-MARTINEZ & ASSOCIATES LLC

CUR ATOR IBBQ, INC.

4990 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Suite 101 Miami, FL 33155

10679 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126

305-666-2573

858-361-8861

PACHECOMARTINEZ.COM

IBBQ.COM

New York

H OM E BUILD ER LF DEVELOPMENT LLC

CUR ATOR LISA AUSTIN & ASSOCIATES

R E ALTOR VICKEY BARRON - DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

6534 Miami Lakes Drive East Miami Lakes, FL 33014

1521 Alton Road, Suite 373 Miami Beach, FL 33139

26 West 17th Street New York, NY 10011

305-525-7474

305-865-1800

212-891-7604

LFDEVELOPMENT.COM

LAANDA .NET

VICKEYBARRON.ELLIMAN.COM

I NT ER I OR D ESIGNER FANNY HAIM & ASSOCIATES, INC.

CUR ATOR LURACO TECHNOLOGIES

AR CHITE CT ERIC J. SMITH ARCHITECT

21338 W. Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33180

1132 107th Street Arlington, TX 76011

5 Union Square West, Third Floor New York, NY 10003

305-937-0815

817-633-1080

212-334-3993

FANNYHAIM.COM

LURACO.COM

ERICJSMITHARCHITECT.COM

LUXURY PORTFOLIO INTERNATIONAL

HOME BUILDE R HOBBS, INCORPORATED

550 S. Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL 33146

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601

330 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017

312-424-0400

212-388-0042

LUXURYPORTFOLIO.COM

HOBBSINC.COM

R EALT OR KAREN VAN ARSDALE

CUR ATOR SANDI MILLER BURROWS DESIGN LTD.

INTE R IOR D E S IGN E R FOLEY & COX

390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102

160 E. 89th Street New York, NY 10128

135 W. 29th Street, #900 New York, NY 10001

239-860-0894

212-996-6217

212-529-5800

KARENVANARSDALE.PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

SANDIMILLERBURROWSDESIGNS.COM

FOLEYANDCOX.COM

AR C H I T EC T STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS

CUR ATOR STRIP GUN CLUB

633 9th Street North Naples, FL 34102

2235 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89104

239-262-7677

702-777-4867

STOFFTCOONEY.COM

STRIPGUNCLUB.COM

Orange County & San Diego

H OM E BUILD ER BCB HOMES

CUR ATOR THE ORIENTAL CARPET

R E ALTOR CAROL LEE GROUP

3696 Enterprise Ave., Suite 100 Naples, FL 34104

707 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025

3636 E. Coast Hwy Corona del Mar, CA 92625

239-643-1004

650-327-6608

949-395-3994

BCBHOMES.COM

THEORIENTALCARPET.COM

CAROLLEEGROUP.COM

I NT ER I OR D ESIGNER BETHANY O’NEIL INTERIOR DESIGN

CUR ATOR THE STUDIO OF BART WALTER

AR CHITE CT EBTA ARCHITECTS, INC.

1660 E. Richardson Road Westminster, MD 21158

17871 Mitchell North, Suite 150 Irvine, CA 92614

239-450-0530

410-840-0972

949-955-3282

BETHANYONEIL .COM

BART WALTER.COM

EBTA .COM

Naples

10900 Corkscrew Road, #398 Estero, FL 33928

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Phoenix & Scottsdale

(C O N T I N U E D)

Sarasota & Tampa

(C O N T I N U E D)

H OM E B U I L DE R CARL AKINS COMPANY

AR CHITE CT DREWETT WORKS

AR CHITE CT CLIFFORD M. SCHOLZ ARCHITECTS, INC.

332 Forest Avenue, Suite 12 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

7144 E. Stetson Dr., Suite 204 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

300 S Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236

619-795-8353

855-373-9388

941-364-4600

CARLAKINS.COM

DREWET T WORKS.COM

CMSA1.COM

I NT ER I OR DE SIGNER DAWSON DESIGN GROUP

HOME BUILDE R SALCITO CUSTOM HOMES

HOME BUILDE R PERRONE CONSTRUCTION

4170 Voltaire Street San Diego, CA 92107

20909 N. 90th Place, Suite 202 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

7045 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231

619-933-1250

480-585-5065

941-924-6900

DAWSONDESIGNGROUP.COM

SALCITO.COM

PERRONECONSTRUCTION.COM

INTE R IOR DE SIG NE R DAVID MICHAEL MILLER ASSOCIATES

INTE R IOR DE SIG N E R RILEY INTERIOR DESIGN

7034 East First Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251

1929 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL 34239

480-425-7545

941-955-5522

DAVIDMICHAELMILLER.COM

RILEY-ID.COM

Palm Beach

297

R EALT OR FRANKEL REALTY GROUP ADMIRALS COVE REALTY 3535 Military Trail, Suite 101 Jupiter, FL 33458

561-373-8700

329

ADMIRALSCOVE.COM | FRANKEL-REALT Y.COM

San Francisco

AR C H I T EC T AFFINITI ARCHITECTS

R E ALTOR MARKS REALTY GROUP - ALAIN PINEL REALTY

R E ALTOR ROSEMARY BEACH REALTY

6100 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 8 Boca Raton, FL 33487

1601 Second Street #100 San Rafael, CA 94901

78C North Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL 32461

561-750-0445

415-307-0505

850-278-2000

AFFINITIARCHITECTS.COM

MARKSREALT YGROUP.COM

ROSEMARYBEACHREALT Y.COM

H OM E B U I L DE R WOOLEMS

AR CHITE CT KLOPF ARCHITECTURE

AR CHITE CT A BOHEME DESIGN, LLC

2301 Centrepark West Dr., Suite 150 West Palm Beach, FL 33409

2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203 San Francisco, CA 94110

30 Avenue, 12805 Hwy 98E, Building T, Suite 201 Inlet Beach, FL 32461

561-835-0401

415-287-4225

850-231-6803

WOOLEMS.COM

KLOPFARCHITECTURE.COM

ABOHEMEDESIGN.COM

H OM E B U I L DE R WOOLEMS

HOME BUILDE R MCCUTCHEON CONSTRUCTION

INTE R IOR DE SIG N E R DESIGN SERVICES OF FLORIDA

12000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 505 Miami, FL 33181

1280 6th Street Berkeley, CA 94710

12805 US Hwy 98E, Suite Q101 Inlet Beach, FL 32413

305-572-1111

510-558-8030

850-231-6842

WOOLEMS.COM

MCBUILD.COM

DESIGNSERVICESFL .COM

I NT ER I OR DE SIGNER INTERIOR DESIGN SOUTH

INTE R IOR DE SIG NE R ADAIR DESIGN GROUP

90 SE 4th Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483

2101 Union Street San Francisco, CA 94123

561-274-2222

415-308-7603

INTDESIGNSOUTH.COM

ADAIRDESIGNGROUP.COM

Phoenix & Scottsdale

313

R EALT OR FRANK AAZAMI - RUSS LYON SOTHEBY’S PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP 7135 E. Camelback Rd., #360 Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-266-0240

FRANK AAZAMI.COM | PCGSIR.COM

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Sarasota & Tampa

Scenic Highway 30A

361

345

R E ALTOR PETER G. LAUGHLIN OF PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 50 Central Avenue, #110 Sarasota, FL 34236

941-356-8428 PETERGLAUGHLIN.COM

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PHOTOG RA PH BY KIM SARGE N T

WOOLEMS Palm Beach

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EBTA ARCHITECTS, INC. Orange County & San Diego

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PHOTOG RAPH BY MA RK LOH MAN

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SANDOW.COM

$19.95 A SANDOW PUBLICATION

TOP LEFT: KRISTEN RIVOLI INTERIOR DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG PREMRU TOP RIGHT: PATRICK AHEARN ARCHITECT, PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG PREMRU BOTTOM LEFT: DREWETTWORKS, PHOTOGRAPH BY WERNER SEGARRA BOTTOM RIGHT: EBTA ARCHITECTS, INC., PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF EBTA ARCHITECTS, INC. FRONT: DOUGLAS GRANETO DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER MURDOCK

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— THE MADONNA CHAIR

NAVIGATING GLOBAL LUXURY

/HOME

Limited Edition×Gaspar De Jesus× Polished Stainless Steel Chair

Furniture designer Gaspar De Jesus developed this piece in 2001. The chair presents feminine and innovative shapes that suggest a strong and confident gesture. gaspardejesus.com

A SANDOW MEDIA PUBLICATION

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TECH HOME

\

SPIRITS

\

JEWELRY × SHOULD BE LIFEMasterful ENHANCING, Monograms — ALLOWING THE WEARER TO STAMP IT WITH SO MUCH PERSONALITY THAT IT BECOMES A PART × OF THEM. PRECIOUS MONOGRAM JEWELRY IS THE × QUINTESSENTIAL SILENT SIGNATURE.

SERVICES

\

COLLECTIONS

\

FASHION

\

Handmade and custom-designed by Sandi Miller Burrows 18K gold diamond and precious stone monogram jewelry.

BESPOKE

Custom-designed precious monogram jewelry in 18K white, yellow and black gold, available as pendants, cufflinks, bracelets and belt buckles, in white diamonds, black diamonds and other precious stones.

Clients are presented with several renderings of custom-designed monograms employing their two initials.

×

Sandi Miller Burrows has been designing bespoke jewelry for over 35 years, handcrafting each piece in the USA, to create exquisite and unique customized jewelry. Precious monograms, for both men and women, once available exclusively at Harry Winston, Inc., are a timeless acquisition, evoking old-world charm and luxury.

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Sandi Miller Burrows Designs LTD 212.996.6217 —

sandimillerburrowsdesigns.com

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ULTRA-LUXE SHOOTING

COLLECTIONS

WORLD-FAMOUS

\

EXPERIENCE ON THE

× Feel the Power

SERVICES

THE FIRST AND ONLY

BESPOKE

STRIP GUN CLUB IS

Shoot in our private VIP range with a personal instructor.

\

LAS VEGAS STRIP.

FASHION \ HOME \ SPIRITS \ TECH

×

Home to the world’s only fully automatic, chrome, .50 caliber machine gun.

Strip Gun Club 702.777.GUNS (4867) — stripgunclub.com

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Shooting packages are customized to provide an unforgettable and unique experience.

Strip Gun Club provides shooters with the ultimate shooting experience. You get the thrill of shooting fully automatic firearms or you can test your skill with a precision rifle. First-time shooters are instructed on firearm safety and shooting by Strip Gun Club's NRA certified staff to ensure your experience is second to none. Strip Gun Club can accommodate small and large groups - from bachelor and bachelorette parties to corporate events.

×

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TECH HOME

\

SPIRITS

\

× Bowling to Perfection —

SERVICES

\

COLLECTIONS

\

FASHION

\

A personal home bowling alley isn’t for everyone, but it is for you. We make it beautiful, you make it yours.

×

BESPOKE

Looking for a one-of-a-kind alley? US Bowling can create any look or color on your bowling lanes, giving your alley the look of a bowling on water, color coordinating the lanes to fit the look you're looking for and much more.

×

WE CONTINUE TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD OF BOWLING, ONE CENTER AT A TIME.

US Bowling specializes in providing & installing in-home bowling alleys, as well as bowling alleys for private clubs, organizations and more. Our expertise, attention to detail and attentive guidance allows each of our residential clients to realize the unique vision of their home bowling alley. US Bowling’s full-length regulation lanes and pinsetter machines are the very same heavy-duty equipment that you would find in the best high-end commercial bowling centers. Our customers can select from custom lane colors including a wide variety of wood grain finishes, abstract colors and patterns, and other effects to match the unique interior design of the room.

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US Bowling Corporation 909.548.0644 — usbowling.com

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BESPOKE SERVICES

× Titanium Plated Metallic Wall Tiles

\ COLLECTIONS

\

Portal, from the Celestial Collection. Avant-garde design and otherworldly elegance from Designtra | The Architectural Elements Marketplace.

FASHION \ HOME \

×

SPIRITS

Vaporized titanium creates a reflective surface that is truly metallic.

×

Three-dimensional textures increase visual interest for a dynamic space.

\ TECH

TRULY EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS THAT INSPIRE Designtra | The Architectural Elements Marketplace 415.754.9649 — designtra.com

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The chic, ultra-modern, metallic tiles in Designtra's Celestial Collection are not just glazed but actually metal-plated through a state-of-the-art technique in which an electric arc is used to create and bind nanoparticles of vaporized titanium to the native Spanish clay of Valencia. With 3D relief designs, varied textures, and several options for metallic finishes, the tiles create a dynamic wall texture when installed. Available in titanium-plated metallic gold, silver, and copper.

×

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× Sea-Inspired Outdoor Seating —

Put your mind to rest.

×

Handmade in Thailand and tested in extreme weather conditions.

×

Designed for comfort and durability, Trinity Hammocks are crafted with marinegrade materials and stainless steel structures to provide luxurious outdoor seating. Trinity Hammocks feature stainless steel frames, swinging hammocks and handcrafted furniture for shared seating with yacht-inspired elements.

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Trinity hammocks +6.686.146.6759 —

trinityhammocks.com

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SERVICES \ COLLECTIONS \ FASHION \ HOME \ SPIRITS \ TECH

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BESPOKE

WITH ROOM FOR TWO OR THREE, TRINITY HAMMOCKS TRANSCENDS THE SOLITARY HAMMOCK EXPERIENCE INTO ONE THAT IS SOCIAL

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TECH HOME

\

SPIRITS

\

× Fine Art Advisors —

BESPOKE

SERVICES

\

COLLECTIONS

\

FASHION

\

Lisa Austin provides expert advice in the contemporary art market for private collectors.

EXPERTLY REPRESENTING THE INTEREST OF OUR CLIENTS IN TODAY’S CHALLENGING ART MARKET.

Carol Bove, Temperance, 2015, stainless steel and urethane paint. | Private collector, Sagaponack, NY. | Image courtesy of Sojo Design

×

Contemporary art intelligence. LA&A offers a comprehensive consulting strategy for the acquisition and management of fine art collections. We offer a discriminating eye and art market expertise to our private clients, a select group of individuals who seek to create museum-quality collections focused on their intellectual and aesthetic goals. Our many years of experience and our reputation for ethics and high standards provides us access to today’s most sought-after and renowned artists.

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Lisa Austin & Associates 305.865.1800 —

laanda.net

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BESPOKE SERVICES \ COLLECTIONS

The Aventine Blue wool, silk and linen rug designed by James Tufenkian. Available in sizes: 2x3, 3x5, 6x9, 9x12, 10x14, 12x16

\ FASHION

UNPARALLELED

HANDMADE

× Finest Handmade Carpets ×

\ HOME \ SPIRITS \ TECH

The Oriental Carpet 650.327.6608 — theorientalcarpet.com

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Bruce Good of The Oriental Carpet offers a huge inventory of international styles that showcases a large variety of traditional, contemporary and decorative fine quality rugs and carpets.

×

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TECH \

HOME

\

SPIRITS

\

× Wild Sculptures In Bronze

FASHION

SERVICES

\

COLLECTIONS

\

Sculpted in the same way the French Impressionists painted, each piece provides ample evidence of each swipe of his hands.

×

BESPOKE

Exposed fingerprints display a characteristic mark of Walter’s handcraftsmanship.

× ×

Decades of sculpting and sketching directly from life grant Walter’s work a sense of vitality and movement.

×

Strong compositional balance of line, form and mass is essential to each sculpture.

With a dedication to research, a unique approach to surface and thorough integrity applied to every endeavor, sculptor Bart Walter’s work stands out as distinctive and exceptional. Walter’s sculptures and charcoal drawings have been featured in seven solo exhibitions in domestic and international art museums. Whether it’s a miniature feline, a life-size ape or a monumental figure, acquiring a bronze sculpture by Walter provides a powerful statement of who you are and how you view the world.

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The Studio of Bart Walter 410.840.0972 —

bartwalter.com

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OF ART,

\ COLLECTIONS

FORM AND

× The Fire Within

SERVICES

EMBODIMENT

BESPOKE

THE PERFECT

Angara – The world’s first and only interactive barbecue table - $20,000.

FUNCTION.

\ FASHION \ HOME \ SPIRITS \ TECH

× ×

Made with exotic and hardy Iroko wood imported from Africa and 304 stainless steel.

iBBQ 1.800.937.4227 — ibbq.com

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The Angara table is 99.5 (W) x 29.6 (H) x 38.3 (D) and oozes with great taste and style.

Today, iBBQ offers the world’s only contemporary patio dining table with a gas barbecue grill conveniently built right into it. Our interactive barbecue table’s modern design and state-of-the-art features will enthrall your friends and family alike. Now the host, the hostess and all guests can sit together and enjoy the fun experience of grilling–together. Backyard grilling will never be the same again. Angara is more than a piece of high-end contemporary outdoor furniture... It’s a lifestyle!

×

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TECH \

HOME

\

SPIRITS

\

× The World’s #1 Medical Massage Chair®

ESCAPE... DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF DAILY MASSAGE THERAPY

FASHION

BESPOKE

SERVICES

\

COLLECTIONS

\

Each Luraco iRobotics 7 Medical Massage chair is meticulously constructed for those that expect luxury, reliability, comfort and relief.

×

You work hard, so give your body the gift of total relaxation and recovery in the comfort of your own home.

×

Luraco Technologies is the ONLY AMERICAN-BASED manufacturer of luxury fullbody massage chairs. The Luraco iRobotics 7 is made in Arlington, Texas, and features a 3D Robotic massage with genuine leather at all touch points. The i7 delivers a therapeutic massage with 3-layer foot and calf massagers, full-body heat (back, seat and feet), advanced sole massagers, full-body stretching with targeted neck and back rollers through 9 automatic programs and limitless customizable programs. Built to deliver a methodical massage experience that focuses on acupuncture pressure points for total relief and relaxation.

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×

Users can customize their massage experience with easy-to-use handheld remote.

Luraco Technologies, Inc. 800.483.9930 —

luracochair.com

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BESPOKE SERVICES

JEWELRY × SHOULD BE LIFE- Hand Crafted ENHANCING, Cufflinks — ALLOWING THE WEARER TO STAMP IT WITH SO MUCH PERSONALITY THAT IT BECOMES A PART OF THEM. PRECIOUS MONOGRAM JEWELRY IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL × SILENT SIGNATURE.

\ COLLECTIONS

Handmade and custom-designed by Sandi Miller Burrows18K gold diamond and precious stone monogram jewelry.

\ FASHION \ HOME \ SPIRITS \ TECH

18K white gold with white diamond and sapphire monogrammed cuffs.

Sandi Miller Burrows Designs LTD 212.996.6217 — sandimillerburrowsdesigns.com

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Sandi Miller Burrows has been designing bespoke jewelry for over 35 years, handcrafting each piece in the USA, to create exquisite and unique customized jewelry. Precious monograms, for both men and women, once available exclusively at Harry Winston, Inc., are a timeless acquisition, evoking old-world charm and luxury.

×

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TECH HOME

\

SPIRITS

\

× Napa’s Newest Tasting Room —

×

Bob Torres, third-generation Trinchero family member and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with an architectural degree, shaped the creative vision for the Trinchero Napa Valley estate.

×

Custom-made furniture, light fixtures, one-of-a-kind pieces and family heirlooms grace the space.

BESPOKE

SERVICES

\

COLLECTIONS

\

FASHION

\

Trinchero Napa Valley’s new tasting room interior features a speakeasy-style tasting bar with tufted and hand-tooled leather details.

OUR BUSINESS IS WINE, BUT OUR STORY IS REALLY ABOUT FAMILY AND PERSEVERANCE AND FORTITUDE. IT’S A TALE OF MODEST BEGINNINGS, A PIONEERING SPIRIT AND A STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO CRAFTING WINE WITH PASSION AND INNOVATION. ×

Trinchero Napa Valley was founded by the Trincheros, esteemed Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The only brand bearing the Trinchero family name, every Trinchero Napa Valley wine is crafted with estate-grown fruit, hand-selected from the family’s sustainably farmed vineyards throughout Napa Valley. The state-of-the-art winemaking facility and picturesque estate in St. Helena offers visitors a modern, luxurious experience while evoking the unique legacy of the Trinchero family.

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Trinchero Napa Valley 844.710.7492 —

trincheronapavalley.com

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T E X T I L E S

R U G S

F U R N I T U R E

F E AT U R I N G b E L G I A N F L A X A N d p E R U v I A N A L pA C A

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