elegance of this design is intensified with the lighting and formal
waterline of the classic rectangular pool creates a polished surface
in which the traditional Roman architectural details are mirrored.
Doors in the five closely spaced arched openings of the loggia at the
end of the pool can be lowered into the floor by means of hydraulic
laundry room, service apartment, and a large garage are housed beneath
the pool terrace level. Large sea grape trees, wall plants in stone
planters, and a vine pergola soften the rather severe lines of the
|This high ceiling
living room at the heart of the house opens through tall glass doors
to a columned loggia. A formal lawn panel leads the eye to the beach
and the Atlantic Ocean.
The arched recesses
in the plaster walls repeat the geometry of the loggia doors, one of
which is reflected in the antique mirror above the fireplace. The
coquina stone details and patterned oak flooring are quotes from
various Palladian Villas in the Veneto.
||The Florida cypress
beamed ceiling strikes a warm domestic note amidst the monumental
stone elements. The flooring is antique French limestone. Note how
the underside of one of the stair treads rests on the stone overdoor
leading to the living room.
A screen of native
Florida coquina stone columns separates this very formal space for
the stair hall without diminishing the airy spaciousness suitable to
Palm Beach's nearly year-round tropical climate.
|A rustic Tuscany
style beamed ceiling in native cypress contrasts with the lush
upholstered walls and half dome ceiling of the sitting bay, where
French doors open to a private garden.
A discrete slot in
the wood ceiling admits cooled air and the ceiling fan blades are
matched to the ceiling, all contributing to the overall air of
serenity in this spacious retreat.
||Of English oak, this
paneled Library was originally built in England, then shipped to
Florida and re-assembled on site.
The classic Italian
bolection moldings profile of the wood paneling is repeated in stone
at the fireplace.
Instead of the
usual Greek acanthus leaf, the cornice employs an abstraction of the
palm leaves visible through the numerous full height openings to the
gardens. The floor is of dark blue terracotta tile.
A small bar,
paneled to match the main room, is visible through the carved door
case to the right of the bookshelves.
architecture is mirrored on the high waterline of a stunning
||The steps follow the
curve of the circular motor court and lead to the entrance portal.
The portal's inspiration is that of the Villa Lante in Bagnaia,
Italy and sets the stage for a home that showcases Old World
sophistication while drawing upon the elements of local flora and
color. The circular theme is repeated in the domed vestibule just
inside the metal door.
All metal work is aluminum
to withstand the rigors of the oceanfront and includes a shell motif
at the landing. The stucco wall below the stone treads will be
covered in climbing fig vines so that the steps appear to float
above the green hedge.
|The high oval
windows open to sky lit wells which light up at night. A
cross-vaulted ceiling, based on Italian cloister originals, springs
from coquina stone brackets with carved shells. Twin vestibules and
antique French Chinoiserie panels add depth and detail to the ends
of this dramatic hall.
||The detail and drama
of the south western vernacular accented by used brick, Mexican
tile, hand hewn wood beams and distressed wood cabinetry tantalize
the mind of all even the most discriminating gourmet chef.
|Formal grandeur and
stately opulence invites one to wash the day away in heavenly
Faux finished walls
and matching bath vanities, marble floors and a circular whirlpool
create a perfect place for pampering and self-indulgence.
||Old souls of Palm
Beach are revisited in the living room, which is designed to be at
the very center of the home and is symmetrical and axial in both
French doors open
on the ocean side of the room as well as on the more intimate
entrance courtyard with fountain.
design allows the Atlantic breezes to caress and refresh residents
and visitors alike.
|Living the vision of
Old Palm Beach becomes a reality here. The character and spirit of
this special place lives on in a new generation of custom homes.
||Your senses and
sound will be immediately drawn to the gentle percolating of water
from a 17th Century Moroccan Fountain purchased while on adventures
romantic dining room has an Italian limestone floor, plaster walls,
and a highly detailed Pecky cypress ceiling in a 'Starburst'
||Inspired by a
Newport, Rhode Island breakfast room by Ogden Codman and Edith
Wharton, the owners wanted a finely detailed and very delicate
lattice room. The view is through to the living room and rear
|Palm Beach's rich
architectural history has been one of seamlessly merging classic Old
World elegance with a distinctive blend of New World Caribbean style
and south Florida flair.
Georgian architectural style defines the level of casual elegance
for your viewing pleasure.
The rhythm of the
architectural elements, the harmony of materials, and the proportion
of the structure are of utmost importance when one creates and
builds for the discerning client.
hospitality invites one to stay.
|The exterior is
reminiscent of a French Chateau, with rich stained mahogany windows
and doors that blend in with the lush tropical landscaping, framing
the welcome arms of a sweeping entry staircase.
elegance continues to the southwestern exposure of the home, with
its leveled formal pool and stone terracing. Wide overhangs shield
the western sun from the living areas below and on the second floor.
The second floor
living area opens to a covered veranda that is the perfect setting
to catch the
distant views beyond.
|The home owners
wanted the approach and entry to the house to be a surprise for
their guests. The guests enter onto the entrance arcade of
hand-carved columns, patterned brick floor, and exposed Pecky
This entrance arcade
serves as circulation between the guest suite and the main house, as
well as, the west boundary of the entrance courtyard.
The roof is clay
barrel tile and the niche to the right is hand-carved coquina stone.