architecture and design have always been open
to interpretation, allowing creative minds the
freedom to go outside the box. In this issue
of Florida Design, we feature several homes
that break with convention, including the one
featured on our cover.
Reflecting the talents of architects Mitch Kunik
and Brian Collins and designers Michael Wolk
and Roxana Matticoli, this Boca Raton house
cuts an imposing figure with its strong horizontal
lines, mix of natural and industrial materials,
and sleek furnishings. Influenced by a mélange
of 20th-century styles, its organic yet contemporary
design conveys an early American and European
Barry Sugerman’s progressive architecture
and John Marquette’s minimal interior
design create an effortless flow of interconnected
spaces in a house located in Pinerest. Clean
intersecting lines and Mondrian-inspired windows
form the framework, while natural materials
and finishes shape the inside of this exceptional
“Extraordinary” also describes a
world-class yacht named Kiss the Sky. Its owners
bought the vessel sight unseen from one of the
top boatbuilders in the world and then retained
Patrick Knowles and Aileen Rodriguez to embellish
it from bow to stern with fine art, exquisite
furnishings and rich colors. A rare blend of
sophistication and nautical detail, this home
afloat exudes luxury inside and out.
Like the yacht, a Palm Beach estate makes a
lasting impression with its eclectic blend of
antiques, Neoclassical pieces and original works
by Miró, Picasso and Dali. Designed by
Allison Paladino, the refined interior complements
the exterior’s classic architecture.
From modern masterpieces to traditional twists,
this issue has something for everyone.
Karen B. King McCallum
Vol. 14 No. 3
Michael Wolk and Roxana Matticoli’s contemporary
yet organic design breaks with convention. Photography
by Robert Brantley, Delray Beach, FL.
The visionary team of builder Robert G. Mayer and
designers Carole Korn and Barbara Cortney brings to
life a Florida-style chateau.
WEST INDIES TRADITIONAL
Alice Lawrence and Mary-Jo Mantz lighten the English
formality of a Gulf Coast home with island touches
and a blue-and-white palette.
A CASUAL ATTITUDE
In this interpretation of classic Palm Beach style,
Lisa Kanning and her colleagues present an artful
mix of periods and motifs.
A SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND
Shifting into “tropical” mode, New York
designer Sissy Eagan draws inspiration from the hues
outside her clients’ waterfront residence.
STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
A medley of antiques, art and Neoclassical pieces
makes a lasting impression in a Palm Beach estate
designed by Allison Paladino.
MAKING AN INTERCONTINENTAL CONNECTION
Tony Ferchak and Lorenzo B. Mollicone create an inviting
Aventura getaway for a British couple to enjoy stateside
NAVIGATION AT SEA
Conceiving a sophisticated, nautical interior, Patrick
Knowles and Aileen Rodriguez embellish a world-class
yacht from bow to stern.
Barry Sugerman’s progressive architecture forms
the framework for John Marquette’s minimalist
scheme in this ultra-contemporary Pinecrest house.
Taking an understated approach, Lorraine Rogers-Bolton
and Loralie Tumulty capture the fine line between
elegant and comfortable in a tranquil vacation retreat.
TAPESTRY OF TRAVELS
Jonathan and Alis Myers look to longtime friend and
designer Dennis Pelfrey to weave their art and antiques
into a colorful composition.
The eclectic personality of a charming Tudor-Style
home reflects designer Doug preiser and wife Babs’
passion for traveling and collecting.
AND DESIGN WITH A MODERN BEAT
An urban loft composed by designer Annie Esformes
and architect Gib Oxios strikes a bold note in a historically
registered, 1920s building.
Basel Miami Beach
Backus: Florida’s Native Son
The Corning Museum Of Glass
Berman: American Ingenuity
Four Seasons Residences Miami
Wall Coverings And Windows