IN THIS ISSUE

Architecture is open to interpretation, allowing creative minds the freedom to make their mark in history. In this issue of Florida Design, architecture blends with design to form the foundation for the interior schemes of many of our featured homes.

A design by celebrated architect and interior designer Hugh Newell Jacobson graces our pages with the charm of an English Colonial Caribbean house in Vero Beach. His signature style blends the vernacular tradition of the American homestead with the simple facades, open floor plans and glass-sided pavilions of modern architecture.

Well known for his innovative Prairie School style, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home in 1915 for his friend, Sherman Booth, incorporating his archetypal elements — long, horizontal lines and expansive porches. Inside, interior designer Laurel Feldman fashioned a neutral, earth-toned scheme to maintain the historic integrity of the space for the owners. The multiple levels of this Wright original gives the architectural masterpiece a distinctive place in his repertoire and in history.

And, reflecting the talents of one of Florida’s own, renowned architect and artist Kenneth Treister applies a traditional holistic approach to his Coconut Grove court-garden home. Forming an ideal environment for residential architecture, this design turns its back to the street and looks inwardly to a series of garden courtyards that closely link family with nature.
From the features to the departments, from architecture to design, this issue captures the beauty of form and function.


 

 

 

 

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 17 No. 3

  COVER STORY
 

TRADITIONAL DESIGN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
Design by Patricia Kukes and Nancy Simons
An oceanfront villa in Boca Raton captures the spirit and character of its owner

FEATURES

 

THE GOLDEN AGE
A historic Beverly Hills Palazzo with an impressive celebrity
pedigree recaptures the grandeur of timeless Southern
California luxury

 

NESTLED BETWEEN FLORIDA'S WATERS
A Vero Beach vacation home combines picturesque ocean
and river vistas witha blending of sea-inspired hues and
British Colonial accents to highlight easy island living

 

DOWNTOWN DECOR IN MIAMI BEACH
Light becomes nature's own backdrop for
Pop Art and city life

 

RECAPTURED SPLENDOR
A 1946 Miami modern waterfront classic is reincarnated
to its original beauty through a lengthy renovation and a
picture perfect minimalist decor

 

BOCA GRANDE GETAWAY
Retired vice chairman of Polo/Ralph Lauren and his wife
create their own brand of beach style for a Florida retreat

 

DASHES OF GENTLEMANLY DESIGN
Burnished Golds and Metallic Bronzes Harmonize with
Coffered Ceilings, Sculpted Crown Moldings and Custom
Cabinetry

 

AN ISLAND ESCAPE
Rustic, Caribbean Architecture and a Natural Eclectic
Interior Make This Sprawling Vacation Setting An Oasis
of Relaxations

 

NICE CURVES
An Elliptical Floor Plan Encompasses The Planes of
Geometry for Cuvature, Balance and Maximizing Gulf Panoramas

 

THE DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE: THE MANOR
One Showhouse Benefits Three Charities When A Group
Of Local Designers Create A Home With An English
Style In Winter Park

 

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