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  Issue 20-4

  VILLE BELLEZZA
Meticulous Detailing And World-Class Craftsmentship Are The Hallmarks Of This Spectacular New Home Evocative Of A Centuries-Old Italian Estate

 


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 DESIGN
Susan Gale, Susan Gale & Associates, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL

EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
Phoenix Architecture, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
Santayana Design, Inc., Coral Springs, FL

BUILDER MCG
Mutchnik Construction Group, Inc., Hallandale Beach, FL

DEVELOPER
J F Brennan Construction, Ontario, Canada

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Lucido & Associates, Stuart, FL

TEXT

De Schofield

PHOTOGRAPHY
Kim Sargent, Palm Beach Gardens, FL


 

When businessman, philanthropist and cultural enthusiast Patrick Park was looking to build a primary residence to accommodate hosting charity events, he was moved to purchase an acre-plus lot in the exclusive Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla. Calling upon designer Susan Gale, who had worked with Park on two previous projects, the result was a five-year-long task of designing and building a 20,000-square-foot estate that resembles the legendary ancestral villas of northern Italy.

From the outset, Park was firm in one request: that each space of the home — christened Villa Bellezza, or Beautiful Home — should have an individual presence and interest that stands on its own. And Gale answered with meticulous detailing and custom furnishings that encompass every aspect of the house, from the stately exterior architecture to the interior’s exquisite style.

In the great room, four leather-clad lounge chairs were designed expressly for use by “the homeowner and the cigar contingency,” Gale says.

Starting in the living room, second story-height windows and tall French doors lend an abundance of natural light that counters luxurious textures and finishes. A mix of new, custom pieces and refurbished antiques provides a classically timeless yet welcoming theme in French blue and buttery yellow. Jerusalem stone flooring flows from the living room to the dining room, where strong architectural elements include the 14-foot-high ceiling’s ornate plaster moldings inspired by New York’s Tavern on the Green and walls reminiscent of those in The Ritz Hotel in Paris.

Through the dining room lies the great room, where a grand concert piano is placed beneath the designer’s spectacular, custom stairway. Gale ordered the two matching area rugs to coincide with the botanical motif of the drapery fabric. Walnut planks extend throughout the room, where deep-seated furnishings add a touch of informality. Outside on the loggia, sweeping views of the golf course cued Gale’s lime green and French blue palette set against a pecky cypress-beamed ceiling and Spanish terra cotta tile flooring.

“It is a real gift to be able to work with a client who encourages you to max out your creativity,” Gale summarizes. “As a designer, I couldn’t have hoped for a better project.” Likewise, Park feels the five-year endeavor was time well spent. “If you want to be proud of something, you should take the time to do it right,” he says. “It was a wonderful experience working with such talented people, and I am so pleased with the results.”

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 Rear Exterior/Pool Area
Pool, fountain in pool and decorative floor fountain - Custom designed and fabricated by Hackl Pool Construction Co., Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Wall fountain by bar area - Arte Ceramica, West Palm Beach, FL
Pool and fountain tiles - Walker Zanger, Inc., Sylmar, CA
Striped chaises and occasional tables - Pavilion Furniture, Inc., Miami, FL
Dining tables and chairs, umbrellas, and blue lounge chairs and ottomans - Carls Furniture, Boca Raton, FL
Furniture and pillow fabrics - Perennials Outdoor Fabrics, David Sutherland Showroom, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Light fixtures - Arte de Mexico, Burbank, CA
Planters - The Stalk Market, Wellington, FL
Decking - Stone Perfection, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL
Stairway
Stairway - Custom designed and fabricated by Rock Woodworks, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Stained glass doors and window, and chandelier - Custom designed by Susan Gale & Assoc., Inc., Boynton Beach, FL
Stained glass doors and window fabricated by McMow Art Glass, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Chandelier fabricated by Originals22, Camarillo, CA
Stairway runner - Jack Walsh Carpets & Rugs, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Ottoman - TOL Furniture, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Light fixture in hallway - Murray’s Iron Works, J Nelson, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Area rug - Lacey-Champion, Inc., Fairmount, GA
Living Room
Sofas and lounge chairs - TOL Furniture, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Sofas and bergère fabric - Christopher Hyland, Inc., D&D Building, New York, NY
Lounge chair fabric - Quadrille, D&D Building, New York, NY
Cocktail table - Formations, Jerry Pair & Assoc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Occasional tables flanking blue sofa - Therien & Co., Los Angeles, CA
Table lamps - Charles Pollock, William Switzer & Assoc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Area rug - Safavieh, New York, NY
Dining Room
Dining table - Panache Designs, Stephen Baker Turner, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Chandelier - Originals22, Camarillo, CA
Chair and chandelier fabric - Christopher Hyland, Inc., D&D Building, New York, NY
Sideboard and mirror - Formations, Jerry Pair & Assoc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Area rug - Lacey-Champion, Inc., Fairmount, GA
Hallway to VIP Guest Suite
Drapery rod fabricated by Paul S Maybaum, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Ottomans - TOL Furniture, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Light fixtures - Originals22, Camarillo, CA
Great Room
Cabinetry, shelving, fireplace, window seat and light fixture over billiard table - Custom designed by Susan Gale & Assoc., Inc., Boynton Beach, FL
Cabinetry, shelving and fireplace fabricated by Knapp Kitchens & More, West Palm Beach, FL
Fireplace surround fabricated by Stone Perfection, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL
Window seat cushion and sofa fabric - Lee Jofa, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Light fixture fabricated by Originals22, Camarillo, CA
Leather lounge chairs and wall lamps on cabinetry - Ralph Lauren Home, New York, NY
Lounge chairs and ottoman by sofa - Charles Pollock, William Switzer & Assoc., DCOTA,
Dania Beach, FL
Fabric - Clarence House, Jerry Pair & Assoc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Sofa table - Ebanista, DCOTA,
Dania Beach, FL
Table lamps on sofa table - McGuire, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, DCOTA,
Dania Beach, FL
Area rug - Lacey-Champion, Inc., Fairmount, GA
Loggia
Ceiling, fireplace, bar, countertop, stairway and wall lantern light fixtures - Custom designed by Susan Gale & Assoc., Inc., Boynton Beach, FL
Fireplace fabricated by L & S Stoneworks, West Palm Beach, FL
Ceiling fabricated by Demarsico Custom Trim, Boynton Beach, FL
Bar fabricated by Hesswood Custom Woodworking, Longwood, FL
Countertop fabrication and flooring - Stone Perfection, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL
Stairway fabricated by L & L Ornamental Iron Works, West Palm Beach, FL
Wall lantern light fixtures fabricated by Originals22, Camarillo, CA
Dining table and chairs, sofa, lounge chairs, barstools, bistro table and chairs, and umbrella - Carls Furniture, Boca Raton, FL
Green chaise and occasional tables - Pavilion Furniture, Inc., Miami, FL
Furniture cushion and accent pillow fabric - Perennials Outdoor Fabrics, David Sutherland Showroom, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Fans - Hunter Fan Co., Memphis, TN
Planters - The Stalk Market, Wellington, FL
Centerpiece on dining table - Floral Emporium, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Rug - Frontgate, West Chester, OH
Throughout
Wood millwork and molding, railings and plaster ceiling details - Custom designed by Susan Gale & Assoc., Inc., Boynton Beach, FL
Wood millwork and molding installed by Demarsico Custom Trim, Boynton Beach, FL
Railings fabricated by L & L Ornamental Iron Works, West Palm Beach, FL
Plaster ceiling details fabricated and installed by Classic Mouldings, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Columns - Custom designed by Phoenix Architecture, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Columns fabricated by K&T Stoneworks, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Windows and doors - MCG Mutchnik Construction Group, Inc., Hallandale Beach, FL
Drapery fabrication - Paul S. Maybaum, Inc., Lake Worth, FL
Stone and marble flooring - Stone Perfection, Inc., Pompano Beach, FL
Wood flooring - Absolute Hardwood Flooring, West Palm Beach, FL

 

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