my household, the subject of golf comes up frequently
— something you can’t avoid when your
husband is a golf professional. So when I mentioned
that we were going to feature the home of PGA Tour
professional Chris DiMarco in this issue, my “golf
talk” was finally on a par with his.
For their new house in Central Florida, Chris and
wife Amy asked designer Anne Rue to create an environment
in which they could relax and unwind with family and
friends. Having visited many ski lodges, the couple
wanted their home to exude the same warmth and character.
By blending Old World elegance with stylish rusticity,
Rue delivers the desired look.
Rather than build a house from the ground up, architect
Barry Sugerman and his wife, Barbara, opted to buy
an existing one in Miami Beach and completely renovate
it. “The view of Biscayne Bay and the location
were too exceptional to pass up,” says Barry,
whose contemporary geometric design, both inside and
out, provides a strong framework for the couple’s
eclectic art collection.
In Naples, Fla., a commanding blend of classic Italianate
elements defines an estate designed by architect Jeff
Harrell and interior designer Betsy Godfrey. Harrell’s
concept seamlessly integrates the home’s interior
and exterior spaces, while Godfrey’s casually
elegant interpretation captures the essence of indoor/outdoor
living Florida style.
Among the country’s architects of distinction,
Frank Lloyd Wright heads the list. Famous for his
Prairie House style, Wright also designed stained-glass
windows. These topics form the basis of an exhibit
at the Boca Raton Museum of Art that runs from Sept.
10 to Nov. 9, 2003.
And congratulations to the architects who won AIA
Florida awards at the annual convention in August.
We wish you continued success.
Karen B. King McCallum
Vol. 13 No. 3
Looking to the water views, Cheree
Roberts chooses a soothing blue-and-cream palette. Photography
by Robert Brantley, Delray Beach, FL.
Combining elegance and rusticity,
a new home designed by Anne Rue fits professional golfer
Chris DiMarco and wife Amy’s family to a “tee.”
UP THE BOX
Geometric ceilings, skylights and
details add visual interest to architect and designer
Barry Sugerman’s Miami Beach home.
SHOWHOUSES: HISTORIC SETTINGS FOR TODAY’S DESIGNS
from Jacksonville, Orlando and Sarasota transform loft
apartments and sprawling estates into modern-day living
OF NAPOLI ON THE GULF COAST
Jeff Harrell’s Italianate architecture
forms the backdrop for Betsy Godfrey’s interpretation
of indoor/outdoor living Florida-style.
Faux painting, decorative murals
and trompe l’oeils give Linda K. Halpert’s
classic European design the distinction of time.
BOLD CONTRAST IN CORAL GABLES
Nury Feria’s vibrant scheme
provides a complementary foil for modern and classic
furnishings, collectibles from abroad, and striking
SMART NEW LOOK FOR A VACATION RETREAT
furnishings and a couple’s eclectic collection
of art shine in a floor plan reconfigured by Anne Ruben.
Eloise Kubli captures her client’s
joie de vivre with a warm, French-inspired design that
expresses style and quality.
Using subdued hues, sculptural art
and contemporary furniture, Bob Tagge establishes a
sense of tranquility that permeates every room.
Lloyd Wright: Light-Screens
Paley: Forged In Steel
A Force Of Nature
Wall Coverings & Windows
Museum In St. Augustine
The Global Nexus Of Design