is rich in art and architecture, thanks in part to
numerous historical figures who have left us lasting
legacies. Luminaries such as Henry Flagler and Addison
Mizner immediately come to mind, as well as Circus
King John Ringling and his wife, Mable, who
entrusted their art collection and winter estate in
Sarasota to the state of Florida.
A recent trip to Sarasota afforded the perfect opportunity
to visit the Ringlings Venetian-style mansion,
Cà dZan, which was completed in 1926.
Now restored to its original grandeur, the estate
and grounds reflect the opulence of a bygone era.
Located off the coast of Miami is secluded Fisher
Island, the original site of William K. and Rosamund
Vanderbilts 1920s winter estate. The worldly
refinement of that era still prevails, as evidenced
by the harmonious blend of European and Asian influences
in a new home designed by Ted Fine, Brett Sugerman
and Giselle Landi.
In Boca Raton, many homes bear the stamp of Mizners
genious, including one that Mac McGuinness refurbished
for his client. Previous additions to the original
Mizner house had nearly doubled its size, leaving
him the task of authentically restoring the original
section and imbuing the newer areas with the same
patina of age.
The Mediterranean elements that characterized Mizners
work also distinguish designer Lusia Shafran and husband
Arts villa in Naples, Fla. Enamored with Italys
Tuscan region, she takes a lighter approach to Old
World style, achieving a simple yet sophisticated
Gracing the cover of this issue is the loggia of a
home designed by Judy Howard. Choosing a soft island
palette for the interior, she created a formal yet
welcoming ambiance that captures the essence of the
tropics and Florida living.
Karen B. King McCallum
Vol. 14 No. 1
ESSENCE OF THE TROPICS
Inspired by spectacular views of the water and sky,
Judy Howard colors a home with soft island hues. Photography
by Kim Sargent, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
CHANGE OF PACE
Mac McGuinness recaptures the historic sensibility
of a 1920s Mizner classic whose warmth and character
reflects the owners new perspective on life.
In the hands of James John Goodman and Earle Jay Goodman,
an existing vacation retreat and a neighboring residence
seamlessly meld into one.
ILLUSION IN PALM BEACH
Envisioning a collected look, Jack Fhillips
transports a townhome to the 19th century using an
array of antiques and objets dart.
ON GOLDEN BEACH
Filled with modern paintings and sculptures, Chantal
and Laurent Brodas
contemporary oceanfront house exudes a gallery feel.
A GOLDEN GLOW
Lusia Shafrans Midas touch sets the tone for
a lighter interpretation of Tuscan style in a Naples,
Fla., villa she shares with her husband, Art.
INVITATION TO DANCE
To accommodate Jim and Suzanne Dockertys love
of entertaining, architect Michael Steffens opens
up their 1930s Coral Gables estate.
A BOW FOR THE GRAN FINALE
Designers Juan Carlos Espinosa and Robert W. Miller
combine the finest materials with state-of-the-art
technology in a luxurious motor yacht.
VERY CHIC, INDEED
Working with Ray Martin and Scott Graydon McDonough,
cosmetics maven Adrien Arpel treats her new Palm Beach
house to a glamorous makeover.
TIMELESS INTRIGUE OF EUROPEAN DESIGN
With its glossy woods, rich fabrics and ornate details,
a Miami apartment designed by Alfredo Brito and Juan
Arango imparts turn-of-the-century opulence.
IN WARMTH AND COLOR
Enveloping a Palm Beach Gardens home in golden caramel
and copper hues, Sandy Welsh and Rick Veller create
a comfortable, inviting ambiance.
REFINEMENT ON MIAMIS FISHER ISLAND
The design team of Ted Fine, Brett Sugerman and Giselle
Landi harmoniously blends Asian influences with contemporary
art and classic styling.
Accent On Antiques
FRIEDMAN: VOYEUR OF NATURE
D'ZAN: THE RINGLING ESTATE