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IN THIS ISSUE

Florida 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 d’Zan, 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 Vanderbilt’s 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 Mizner’s 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 Mizner’s work also distinguish designer Lusia Shafran and husband Art’s villa in Naples, Fla. Enamored with Italy’s Tuscan region, she takes a lighter approach to Old World style, achieving a simple yet sophisticated look.

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
Managing Editor

 
TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 14 No. 1
 
COVER STORY
THE 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
FEATURES

A CHANGE OF PACE
Mac McGuinness recaptures the historic sensibility of a 1920s Mizner classic whose warmth and character reflects the owner’s new perspective on life.

UNITING TWO TOWNHOUSES
In the hands of James John Goodman and Earle Jay Goodman, an existing vacation retreat and a neighboring residence seamlessly meld into one.

GRAND ILLUSION IN PALM BEACH
Envisioning a “collected look,” Jack Fhillips transports a townhome to the 19th century using an array of antiques and objets d’art.

ON GOLDEN BEACH

Filled with modern paintings and sculptures, Chantal and Laurent Broda’s
contemporary oceanfront house exudes a gallery feel.

A GOLDEN GLOW
Lusia Shafran’s Midas touch sets the tone for a lighter interpretation of Tuscan style in a Naples, Fla., villa she shares with her husband, Art.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE
To accommodate Jim and Suzanne Dockerty’s love of entertaining, architect Michael Steffens opens up their 1930s Coral Gables estate.

TAKING 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.

THE 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.

RICH 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.

WORLDLY REFINEMENT ON MIAMI’S FISHER ISLAND
The design team of Ted Fine, Brett Sugerman and Giselle Landi harmoniously blends Asian influences with contemporary art and classic styling.

DEPARTMENTS


Spotlight On Lighting

New York Design

Accent On Antiques

Prestigious Properties

Home Entertainment

Orlando Highlights

Presenting Sarasota

Treasure Coast

Vero Beach

Sagamore Hotel

WARNER FRIEDMAN: VOYEUR OF NATURE

CÀ D'ZAN: THE RINGLING ESTATE

MICHAEL JANSEN: CROSS-CULTURAL

CHICAGO DESIGN SHOW