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This issue makes a splash with innovative designs that treat patio and pool areas as extensions of the interior. Because pools play a prominent role in the Florida lifestyle, they are often the springboard for a home’s design.

When planning an estate home in Lake Butler Sound, architect Daniel F. DeLong and builder/developers Scott Green and Rial Jones positioned the floor plan so the pool, lanai and summer kitchen would open to the living area. Bringing the vibrant hues of the outdoor furniture inside, designers Dan Miner and Ron Nowfel conceived an interior that captures the imagination.

At The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Joseph F. Brennan’s company built a Mediterranean-style villa whose facing loggias form a private courtyard for a classically styled pool. The native foliage surrounding the courtyard and pool melds with the interior’s eclectic traditional design by Lisa Erdmann.

In quintessential Palm Beach style, designers Keithley Miller, Mimi McMakin and Brooke Huttig created a sun-kissed, Old World design in a 1920s estate. Like many of the island’s venerable homes, this one features a trellis lanai off the courtyard and pool area.

Landscape architect Mario Nievera refurbished the grounds, making it a lush, tropical paradise.

Through the collaborative efforts of architect Clifford M. Scholz, interior designer Perla Lichi and builder Michael K. Walker, a couple realized their dream of a palatial Venetian villa on the Gulf Coast. Not surprisingly, the canals of Venice inspired the patio and pool area.
And designer Cheree Roberts fell in love with her house because of its Frank Lloyd Wright feel and wall of sliding-glass doors that take in a scenic view of the pool and Fort Lauderdale’s New River.

With these stories and more inside, you’ll want to dive right in.

Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 14 No. 4
COVER STORY

LINEAR ARCHITECTURE
Designer Cheree Robert’s modern house on Fort Lauderdale’s New River brings to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. Photography by Robert Brantley, Delray Beach, FL.

FEATURES
A DREAM HOUSE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
Builder/developers Scott Green and Rial Jones and architect Daniel F. DeLong create the backdrop for Dan Miner and Ron Nowfel’s imaginative interior design.

AN ECLECTIC INTERPRETATION OF TRADITIONAL DESIGN
Wrought-iron elements, Mexican tile flooring and lively patterns add character to a Mediterranean-style villa built by Joseph F. Brennan and designed by Lisa Erdmann.

MODERN IN THE TROPICS
Michael Brosché energizes a contemporary waterfront home with a masterful blend of bold colors, clean-lined furnishings and accessories.

THE PICTURE OF TIMELESS SPLENDOR
Conceiving a French-inspired design, Steven M. Hefner dresses the interior in stylish comfort while Shane Ames graces the facade with classic architectural details.

QUINTESSENTIAL PALM BEACH
Keithly Miller, Mimi McMakin and Brooke Huttig capture the island’s tradition of barefoot elegance with a sun-kissed, Old World design.

INTEGRATING ART AND DESIGN
Looking to showcase their clients’ significant works, designer Gail Green and architect David Estreich transform a Palm Beach Gardens estate into a “living gallery.”

VIBRANT WITH ART
Beatrice Pila-Gonzalez devises a free-flowing floor plan to accommodate a couple’s lifestyle and impressive collection of sculptures and paintings.

A FINISHED MASTERPIECE
Custom renovations and furnishings by designers Vance Burke and Todd Peter, architect Carlos A. Martin and builder Wayne Knight compose an original work of art.

THE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY OF LESS IS MORE
Adhering to her minimalist style, Toby Zack juxtaposes dark exotic woods with a neutral palette in a Longboat Key condominium.

VENETIAN GRANDEUR
Designer Perla Lichi, architect Clifford M. Scholz and builder Michael K. Walker define the meaning of pure luxury in a palatial estate.

OLD FLORIDA CHARM
To instill a summer yellow cottage with the warmth of home, Marigil M. Walsh incorporates owner Helen Mathieson’s treasured collectibles and family heirlooms.

JUXTAPOSING COOL AND WARM HUES
Richard J. Veller and Sandra Bronchello Welsh’s interpretation of “Florida traditional” combines watery blue walls and soft neutrals.

GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL IN SOUTH BEACH
Taking a relaxed yet sophisticated approach, Robert Weinstein gives a weekend retreat the feeling of an island getaway.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Prestigious Properties

DCOTA Spotlight

Palm Beach Panache

Andrew Saftel: Artistic Soul

Ted Boerner: In The Spotlight

Designers Come To The Table

Palm Beach Jewelry And Antique Show


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Focus On Art

Designing With Red

New York Design

Designing With Ottomans

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