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IN THIS ISSUE

In 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
Managing Editor

 
TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 13 No. 3
 
COVER STORY
CONTEMPORARY CALM
Looking to the water views, Cheree Roberts chooses a soothing blue-and-cream palette. Photography by Robert Brantley, Delray Beach, FL.
FEATURES
PAR EXCELLENCE
Combining elegance and rusticity, a new home designed by Anne Rue fits professional golfer Chris DiMarco and wife Amy’s family to a “tee.”
BREAKING UP THE BOX
Geometric ceilings, skylights and details add visual interest to architect and designer Barry Sugerman’s Miami Beach home.
FLORIDA SHOWHOUSES: HISTORIC SETTINGS FOR TODAY’S DESIGNS
Designers from Jacksonville, Orlando and Sarasota transform loft apartments and sprawling estates into modern-day living spaces.
REFLECTIONS 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.
FINISHING TOUCHES
Faux painting, decorative murals and trompe l’oeils give Linda K. Halpert’s classic European design the distinction of time. 
A BOLD CONTRAST IN CORAL GABLES
Nury Feria’s vibrant scheme provides a complementary foil for modern and classic furnishings, collectibles from abroad, and striking art.
A SMART NEW LOOK FOR A VACATION RETREAT
Chic furnishings and a couple’s eclectic collection of art shine in a floor plan reconfigured by Anne Ruben.
DESIGN WITH SAVOIR-FAIRE
Eloise Kubli captures her client’s joie de vivre with a warm, French-inspired design that expresses style and quality.
ON NEUTRAL GROUND
Using subdued hues, sculptural art and contemporary furniture, Bob Tagge establishes a sense of tranquility that permeates every room.
SOURCES
Frank Lloyd Wright: Light-Screens
Inside Coral Gables
Albert Paley: Forged In Steel
Naples Style
Budji: A Force Of Nature
Fabrics, Wall Coverings & Windows
Prestigious Properties

Lightner Museum In St. Augustine
Fabulous Flooring
ICFF: The Global Nexus Of Design