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IN THIS ISSUE

ll of the homes in this issue are truly unique, but several have one thing in common: They all represent a collaborative effort between the owners, architects, designers and builders. Even more interesting to note is that two of the homes involved husband-and-wife partnerships.

One such couple is architect William C. Taylor and interior designer Phyllis Taylor, who worked hand in hand to instill an oceanfront penthouse with the essence of French Art Deco style. Owners Fredi and Robert Consolo’s art collection and accessories inspired Phyllis’ Deco interpretation, while French ocean liners from the 1930s provided the muse for William’s architectural detailing.

Pooling their building and design expertise, Bob and Lauree Simmons teamed up with architect Stuart Brenner to create a palatial estate in Manalapan for owners Denny and Betty Ryan. The home’s exquisite architecture, furniture and finishes capture the feel of Old World Florida in the 1920s.

In Ponte Vedra Beach, a couple wanted their new cottage to pay tribute to shingle-style architecture and incorporate the latest in green technology. To accomplish those objectives, they turned to architect Richard Skinner and his team, and designers Juliana Catlin and Karen Lukaszewski. Together, they conceived a home that embraces the past and the present.

Taken with Boca Grande’s natural setting, a Connecticut couple joined forces with architect Brian Kowalchuk and designer Chelon F. Rieniets to build a winter retreat with an organic quality. Throughout the interior, cypress wood covers the ceiling and walls, imbuing the beachfront sanctuary with warmth and character. The cabana room, which adjoins the main house via a bridge, appears on our cover.

Have a great summer.

Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

 
TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 14 No. 2
 
COVER STORY
A BEACHFRONT SANCTUARY
Boca Grande’s natural environment inspires Brian Kowalchuk’s and Chelon F. Rieniets’ organic approach to this retreat. Photography by Gene Pollux, Sarasota, FL.
FEATURES

DOUBLE EXPOSURE IN MIAMI
With her keen eye, Fanny Haim reconfigures an apartment’s floor plan to frame picture-perfect views of both the city and the ocean.

INTERNATIONAL FLAIR
Combining classic furnishings with antiques from abroad, Ron Bradshaw imbues a Williams Island condominium with global appeal.

SQUARELY ON THE MARK
Geometry comes into play in a Palm Beach penthouse, in which Louis Shuster incorporates simple shapes, exotic woods and clean-lined furniture.

SHINGLE-STYLE REVIVAL

Architect Richard Skinner and his team conceive a traditional Ponte Vedra Beach cottage that sparks the imagination of designers Juliana Catlin and Karen Lukaszewski.

ART DECO IN EVERY WAY
An authentic interpretation by architect William C. Taylor and designer Phyllis Taylor melds 1930s French style with Miami’s historical heritage.

IL PALAZZO IN THE SUN

Interiors consultant Sam Rosenberg and design consultant Francine B. Butwin bring their clients’ vision of a palatial, Old World estate to fruition.

VIEW FROM THE TOP
Peter Ferwerda and Anthony Weldon opt for a look of understated elegance in a waterfront residence high above Naples.

DETAILED THROUGH AND THROUGH
In Manalapan, builder Bob Simmons and designer Lauree Simmons capture the beauty and grandeur of a 1920s Addison Mizner masterpiece..

SPECIAL FEATURES

Maxine Snider: Deceptively Simple

Rediscovering Key West

Salon Du Meuble De Paris

Miami Design District

The Second Annual Midnight Affair

Jacksonville Museum Of Modern Art

Innovation At IMM Cologne 2004

Annieglass: Art For The Table

A Celebration of Textiles

Kitchens & Baths

Winter Park

Outdoor Living

Prestigious Properties

On Tampa Bay


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