EDITOR'S MESSAGE

Some homes are just made for entertaining, and the following ones are designed to celebrate parties both large and small. Meticulous detailing defines the cover's 20,000-square-foot estate in Palm Beach, Fla., where designer Susan Gale devised a timeless yet welcoming theme, mixing comfortable, custom furnishings and ornate details against a stately architecture. To make the home conducive for the lifestyle of the owner, a well-known philanthropist who often hosts large charity events, Gale formed a great room that combines a library, media center, music room, billiard table and cigar club in one, as well as a spacious loggia that allows for larger fêtes. Boca-based interior designer Susan Lachance created a warm, indoor/outdoor harmony for one nearly 10,000-square-foot vacation getaway in Boca Raton, Fla., that works well for the owners' love of casual entertaining. With an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, rooms seem to unfold onto each other, offering ample seating for large and small gatherings. A two-story guesthouse allows for the ease of overnight visitors. On a little bit of a smaller scale, interior designer Jennifer Corredor fashioned an explosion of color in a 2,900-square-foot condominium in Aventura, Fla., answering the owner's request for a lively club atmosphere that he could share with friends. Incorporating modern-style furnishings, funky wall coverings and unique accents, Corredor created a stylish yet out-of-the-box design that is consistent with the easygoing nature of the homeowner. And so, whether you desire a residence that caters to large parties or prefer to host a smaller crowd, these homes prove that a house built for entertaining can be a lot of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

table of contents vol. 20#4

COVER STORY

VILLA BELLEZZA
Design by Susan Gale
Meticulous Detailing And World-Class Craftsmanship Are The Hallmarks Of This Spectacular New Home Evocative Of A Centuries-Old Italian Estate

RETHINKING THE BEACH HOUSE
Design by Kay Douglass
An Architect's Vision Transforms A Tired Rosemary Beach Cottage Into A True Coastal Treasure

A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT AND SPACE
Design by Susan Lachance
Potential In Achieving Indoor/Outdoor Harmony While Making A Statement That Resonates With
The Owners' Personalities

DARING TO BE BOLD
Design by Jennifer Corredor
A Contemporary Condominium Provides For One British Gentleman A Colorful Environment For
Entertaining Friends
A SEA OF WHITE IN SOUTH BEACH
Design by Jennifer Post
Freedom Of Space, Light, Texture And Proportion Define Pure In A Penthouse Perched On The Edge Of
The Atlantic Ocean
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Design by Wendy Kensler and Denise Pfeifer
Just Because You Play A Professional Sport For A Living Doesn't Mean You Don't Like Playing When You're Home … In This Lake Butler Mediterranean Classic, The Fun Doesn't End
WHERE ART LIVES, THE HEART GROWS
Design by Louis Shuster
When You Care Enough To Share The Very Best — Of Yourselves And Your Lifelong Passion Of Art — It Pays To Assemble A Dream Team To Help Create
The Perfect Setting
WHO WE ARE, WHO WE WANT TO BE
Design by Luis Pons
Luis Pons' And David Schwarz' Design Philosophy Combining Nostalgia, Playfulness And Vision Comes To Life In Their Sprawling Home Once Owned By
Al Capone