A Lake Washington Home Gets A Fresh Renovation {A Lake Washington Home Gets A Fresh Renovation} – English

A Lake Washington Home Gets A Fresh Renovation {A Lake Washington Home Gets A Fresh Renovation} – English

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Jeffrey Taylor visited the house on a hill overlooking Lake Washington, he was off the clock. Taylor was there not as an architect, but as a boyfriend, helping the woman he was dating search for a new home for herself and her three children. While the residence itself didn’t fit her needs, the property was stunning, and his girlfriend, who was seeking a fresh start, knew she had finally found the one.

Upon deciding to tear down the original structure and start from scratch, the next order of business was to hire an architect. “It wasn’t a given that I would hire Jeffrey,” she says. “But ultimately, I knew he was the right person because he believes in building the house that his clients are asking for, not the one that feeds his ego.” The client was clear on three points: She wanted the dwelling to be family-friendly, to maximize natural light and to include a dance studio, where she could invite her friends over for weekly dance or yoga classes, a tradition she had enjoyed in her previous home. “I told myself, I’m going to treat her like any other client,” says Taylor, who asked her to fill out an extensive questionnaire and to peruse inspirational photos to identify the styles she found most appealing. “What’s fascinating is he was able to translate all my abstract responses into specifics,” the client recalls.

They ultimately decided upon a traditional-style home with a modern twist. For his design, Taylor drew inspiration from the work of architect Robert A.M. Stern, as well as local legends Arthur Loveless and Carl Gould. Extensive millwork and moldings and dark-oak floors bring a classic vibe to the airy, open-plan interior, which features high ceilings, wide hallways, white walls and tons of windows to let in the light. “It’s kind of like a guy in a tux with tennis shoes on–less stuffy, a little more playful,” quips Taylor.

The architect recruited two of his frequent collaborators, general contractor Klaus Toth and designer Deena Rauen, to join the team. “We packed in lots of gingerbread details on the exterior, and box beam ceilings and paneling on the inside,” notes Toth. “It all had a warming effect.” For Rauen’s part, she brought a subtle hand to the home’s hard finishes, using the ample light and lake views as a starting point. “I wanted to keep it very timeless and classic,” she says of the surfaces appearing throughout the home, from marble tiles with a hint of blue on the master bath’s walls and shower to the charcoal-hued limestone flooring in the entryway.

Designer Graciela Rutkowski, a friend of the homeowner for many years, who also worked on her former residence, tackled the soft furnishings. Because she knows the client and her lifestyle so well, she was able to hit the ground running, aiming above all else to make the house conducive to both family living and entertaining. “My philosophy is that anything that’s going to be touched and sat on a lot needs to be a workhorse,” she says. “So, we chose mostly indoor-outdoor fabrics and high commercial-grade double rubs.”

For the palette, Rutkowski also took her cues from the lake, washing the interior in whites, blues and grays with the occasional pop of orange. “Instead of competing with the outdoors, we decided to bring the outside in,” she notes. As for the furnishings, she mixed family heirlooms, mostly Asian antiques, with newer pieces, like a backless sofa that cleverly integrates the kitchen and family room, a piece which has since become a family favorite.

Rounding out the team was landscape architect Kenneth Philp. Among his notable contributions to the program is a striking pedestrian procession that leads from the street up to the front door. “I wanted it to feel like a series of movements rather than one long stretch of stairs, which can feel overbearing and uninviting,” he says.

From outside to in, the finished house and its surroundings are completely inviting. Perhaps that ineffable quality that only some homes possess has something to do with the love and friendship that went into creating it. While Taylor vowed to treat the project like any other, he poured himself into it. “I just really wanted to do something special for her,” says the architect. Adds Toth: “Their relationship was the central theme of the project. We all knew the undercurrent was that they were falling in love right in front of us, and it was fun to be part of that.”

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This Beverly Hills Studio Melds Architecture, Design And Landscaping With Ease {This Beverly Hills Studio Melds Architecture, Design And Landscaping With Ease} – English

This Beverly Hills Studio Melds Architecture, Design And Landscaping With Ease {This Beverly Hills Studio Melds Architecture, Design And Landscaping With Ease} – English

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WHO: London native Gavin Brodin’s Beverly Hills studio has built a portfolio anchored by notable properties such as Spelling Manor and former L.A. hotspots like the Crown Bar and the Rolling Stone restaurant.

WHAT: Brodin oversees all elements: architecture, interior design and landscaping, melding luxury and ease with an emphasis on tailored forms.

WHY: He shares all aspects of his practice online, from drawings to presentation trays to installation photos.

IN HIS OWN WORDS: “Instagram is an amazing platform for us because we’re able to showcase the style and mood we aim to achieve for each project. Our followers are able to get a better idea of our aesthetic through beautiful images meticulously organized in a complementary way.”’

PHOTOS COURTESY GAVIN BRODIN

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Inside A Mountain Home As Stellar As Its Views {Inside A Mountain Home As Stellar As Its Views} – English

Inside A Mountain Home As Stellar As Its Views {Inside A Mountain Home As Stellar As Its Views} – English

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First, the designers addressed the choppy layout by opening the space on the main level, removing two walls: one between the dining room and great room and another cutting the kitchen off from the dining area. They replaced the dated carpet and tile flooring in this space with gray-toned hardwood, which brings out the gray notes in the stone fireplace wall. Next came a new coat of paint for the interior and exterior walls. “Painting the walls white and accenting the trim with a warm, taupe gray changed the look of everything,” Schwab says. “Now, the space feels very current.”

In addition to those gestures, introducing metal and concrete into the architectural mix of glass, wood and stone further steered the project in a contemporary direction. They chose bronze, for example, to accent the custom entry doors, and married the metal with concrete in the master bedroom’s fireplace. They also used bronze to wrap structural columns and fill in spaces in the ceiling beams that were left when they removed the old track lighting.

In similar fashion, landscape designer Scott Kleski demolished the traditional slate-and-stone patio to make way for more modern porcelain pavers across a larger open space that was once bound by perimeter walls. “I wanted to take those walls out and let the patio flow all the way to the golf course,” he says. And as general contractor George Trusz executed the construction, he overhauled the home’s infrastructure in the process–a huge undertaking that included building new wind-shear protection after structural walls came down, removing an elevator and relocating heating and cooling systems. “I don’t think that we left any part of the house untouched,” he says.

When Schwab and Dinner were ready to furnish the home, part of their mandate was to infuse it with vibrant pops of color. “Our other homes have been done in neutral tones. I was ready for some color,” the wife explains. Shades of red and orange punctuate the lower-level media room and the patio just outside, and they also enliven the kitchen’s breakfast nook and sitting area. “We like to move colors around the interiors, so they repeat and act as accents in a neutral palette,” Dinner says. They also incorporated curvy shapes and organic patterns to offset the home’s angular volumes. “Each space has a counterpoint to those angles,” Dinner explains, pointing to elements such as a globe pendant over the breakfast table, a rug in the study that’s woven with oversize flowers and the wallpaper imprinted with leaves that fully envelops the powder room.

The designers worked with consultants at Ann Benson Reidy & Associates and Walker Fine Arts to fill each space with art, opting for sculptural objects to hang as groupings on the wall–another tactic to give linear planes more dimension. “This is how we ended up with some really fantastic pieces,” Schwab says. “Art can be all different kinds of media.” The designers also treated the lighting as artwork, choosing fixtures as varied as tissue-paper-like pendants hanging from red cords, a chandelier made of Shabbat candles by Israeli glass artist Shimon Peleg and light fixtures with gold-leaf interiors. “We’ve never had such iconic lighting,” the wife says. “The pieces add so much personality.”

Finally, Schwab and Dinner transformed the lower level into a media and games hub for the owners’ three children and their families, a tactic designed to keep them coming back every summer. “We wanted it to be sophisticated enough for adults with a little touch of whimsy for the kids,” Schwab says. The five guest rooms, Dinner adds, cater to the different ages–each one with its own signature wallpaper. “They really feel like destinations, not like sterile hotel rooms, and each of the rooms have a sense of fun,” she says. After their first summer there, the wife confirms the design has had its intended effect. She happily notes, “Now, the entire family wants to come here!”

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A Miami Condo Emanates Playful Elegance {A Miami Condo Emanates Playful Elegance} – English

A Miami Condo Emanates Playful Elegance {A Miami Condo Emanates Playful Elegance} – English

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Luciana Fragali to transform their newly built getaway overlooking the ocean. “They wanted a modern, clean and neutral retreat that was cozy and welcoming,” says the interior designer. Working with CH Construction Group on the structural modifications, Fragali followed her clients’ cue by creating a luxurious space with customized millwork, thoughtful lighting and European design that encourages relaxation while taking advantage of the pristine views.

Taking on the project as a decorator-ready unit–raw from the developer with basic lighting, unfinished flooring in the main areas and primed walls–Fragali worked within the existing floor plan, later tying together modern and relaxed details seamlessly throughout. Centrally located, the kitchen anchors the apartment with a large living area and adjacent master bedroom, both with water vistas. On the opposite end lives a breakfast area and two other bedrooms–one for the homeowners’ two children and another for guests. Having the ability to work within a newly constructed unit allowed the interior designer the freedom to thoughtfully plan out each room and incorporate detail.

Each space was designed with the family’s needs and lifestyle in mind: “The homeowners told me instead of hosting dinners, they prefer to dine out,” explains Fragali regarding her decision to forgo a formal dining area. The living room was quite large, so dividing it into two spaces carved out a casual side for watching television near the windows and a more intimate sitting area near the kitchen. In the master bedroom, rather than placing the bed parallel with the window, as was recommended by the building’s plan, she opted to have it facing the incredible view. “We wanted them to be able to wake up, raise the blackout curtains and see the ocean,” says Fragali.

Throughout the condo, the ceiling was dropped and the lighting was arranged according to the planned furniture layouts. For the length of the living area, a modern concrete wall with niche LED-lit shelving was constructed that is both stylish and functional–it showcases books, objets d’art and a collection of Murano glass. Like the shelving’s hidden LED lighting, the door off of the living area that leads to the master bedroom was concealed by enveloping it in wallpaper and adding hidden retractable door handles to eliminate clunky hardware. “We didn’t like the idea of having the entrance to the master off the living area,” says Fragali. “So my solution was to make the space flow better visually–you don’t see unnecessary hinges anywhere.”

As a contrast to the apartment’s concrete walls in the main living area, the remaining surfaces are swathed in either textured wallcoverings or covered with wooden panels. For example, behind the master bed, carpenter Diego Fulia built and installed one of Fragali’s custom linear designs that adds depth and dimension to the bedroom’s muted tones. And underfoot, wide-plank flooring made out of engineered hardwood in a matte walnut-gray offers “great balance to the decoration,” says the designer. “It’s rustic and adds warmth.”

Staying within the homeowners’ request for a relatively subdued color palette, the interior designer knew she could have some fun with the furnishings. “My clients really know design,” says Fragali. “Their main residence is very modern, and they move often, so their taste evolves as designs change.” As a result, iconic European pieces punctuate the large living area. Along the concrete wall, two low-slung gray modular sofas ground each of the two spaces, with a custom caramel-colored tuftedleather ottoman resting between. A cluster of tables form a geometric composition near two white-leather Italian armchairs, and diagonally, a bold blue modern lounge chair overlooks the patio. This piece, says Fragali, informed the direction of the entire living room. “They wanted very modern and neutral. While gray is their preferred choice, I gave them two options, and they chose blue,” says the interior designer.

Arriving at the finished home now, a sense of calm settles in, and it’s clear that no detail has been overlooked. “One thing we pride ourselves on is that we really listen to our clients,” says Fragali. “When we design, we do it based on the client’s needs, specifications and budget, always.”

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Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett Steps Down {Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett Steps Down} – English

Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett Steps Down {Capitol Music Group CEO Steve Barnett Steps Down} – English

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In conjunction, the Capitol Music Group announced that current Capitol Records President Jeff Vaughn and CMG COO Michelle Jubelirer will be promoted to oversee the company.

 

Read the full story on the Los Angeles Times here.

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Parkline Chicago Residences Set To Be In The Loop Next Spring {Parkline Chicago Residences Set To Be In The Loop Next Spring} – English

Parkline Chicago Residences Set To Be In The Loop Next Spring {Parkline Chicago Residences Set To Be In The Loop Next Spring} – English

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Set to debut in spring 2021, Parkline Chicago is a rarity for the city as both a new build in the Loop and a hybrid condo-apartment concept. Currently under construction at 60 East Randolph across from Millennium Park, the new residential building will have 24 condos and 190 apartments. Residences—located on floors 20 through 25—will feature Wolf, Sub-Zero and Cove appliances, Snaidero cabinetry, quartz countertops, and walk-in showers and soaking tubs. “Every home features gracious layouts with a balance of formal and informal living spaces and design elements that flow together to create an expansive feel, maximized by 10-foot ceiling heights and floor-to-ceiling windows,” says Thomas Roszak, founder and principal of Thomas Roszak Architecture, who’s collaborating with developer Moceri + Roszak. A 19th-floor amenity space exclusive to condo owners will have a private conference room with catering kitchen, a library and a sky terrace, while the fourth and 18th floors will have fitness and wellness facilities open to all residents. parklinechicago.com

RENDERINGS COURTESY PARKLINE CHICAGO

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A California-Cool Residence Welcomes New Yorkers {A California-Cool Residence Welcomes New Yorkers} – English

A California-Cool Residence Welcomes New Yorkers {A California-Cool Residence Welcomes New Yorkers} – English

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The clients were already settled into their abode when they called on De Bastiani. “We needed to take a breather,” explains the wife, who, with her husband, had engaged architect Philip Vertoch to fashion the new residence. Working alongside general contractors Gordon Gibson and Jason Maltas, Vertoch aimed to create an airy and practical family home. “I always try to have an open house flow and that was particularly important with these clients,” says Vertoch. Adds Maltas, “We implemented Philip’s design for a traditional but open floor plan intended for the family to enjoy the Southern California climate and life near the beach.”

While De Bastiani’s strategy for the interior was definitely colorful and somewhat casual, one of his first gestures was to highlight some of the home’s more classic architectural details, opting to paint the trim in the public rooms a light gray. “It helped everything sort of pop,” says the designer. Against that neutral backdrop, he brought in blue and green with touches of yellow. That cheerful palette is established early on: The front door is painted a teal shade and the patterned carpet in the foyer features a similar hue. “It gives a nod to being on the water,” he notes. A sunny but understated wallcovering brings in texture, depth and richness, while a black-and-white abstract painting–perched above a console with an oar-shaped base that imparts a nautical vibe–signals a departure from any rigid adherence to tradition. “It’s a little slice of what the rest of the house is going to look like,” shares De Bastiani.

In the living room, just off the entry, the designer maintained the sand, sea and sky theme, beginning with the eye-catching rug and continuing with the tailored furnishings. He incorporated chairs with a maritime feel, while lamps and midcentury pottery contribute a welcoming warmth. “It gives soul to the room,” says De Bastiani, adding, “They wanted a place where they could hang out and have company.” The color scheme extends to the adjacent dining room, but the designer painted it gray to give it a distinctive ambience. “The gray makes the whole room seem wainscoted, but it’s not,” he says. “It’s different enough from the living room, but we used the same curtains to tie it together.” The easygoing atmosphere of the room means it gets used far beyond the usual special occasions and holidays. “I’m fortunate that my husband is a fabulous cook,” says the wife, “so we really love having people over.” And with a De Bastiani-designed table that extends up to 10 feet, it’s easy for the couple to host a 10-person dinner party.

A focus on entertaining meant the kitchen also played an important role. The rope stools and gray tones on the cabinets keep the room from having a stark feel, as do the avocado green pendant lamps above the island. “At first the clients were unsure of those. They thought they were too bright,” says De Bastiani. “They loved them when it was done.” The table in the breakfast area also took a little bit of a push. “I had to convince them to get a round table,” he says. “But they eventually loved it because you can talk to anyone across from you in any spot.”

De Bastiani also took some risks in the master bedroom, creating a patchwork fabric with which he upholstered the bed’s headboard. “It’s really interesting and unique,” he says. “You can’t just go and buy it.” A large-scale print wallpaper in shades of blue provides another layer of drama. “It’s definitely a little gutsy,” he says. “But not crazy gutsy–it’s still calming.”

Perhaps no other room epitomizes the home’s light and joyful decor better than the family room, though. “It’s really refreshing,” De Bastiani says of the bright blue and chartreuse hues he used. It’s also a place that can take a beating–a necessity with four kids in the house. “It’s pretty, and durable and comfortable–it just ties it all together,” says the designer. “I think people look at it and they say, ‘Oh, it is really happy.’ ” Designer Kara Hebert, who led the project, spent her childhood in Jupiter riding her bicycle to the beach and taking family boating trips to the Bahamas–idyllic experiences that have “influenced my work and my lifestyle,” she says. Her latest endeavor is no exception: Hebert incorporated variations of soft blue throughout every room, creating a soothing atmosphere in the home by residential designer Dennis Rainho and general contractor Michael Maxwell. To ensure the pervasive primary color is subdued yet engaging, she incorporated shades of white and gray, introduced prints and presented varying hues and textures. The result is a seamless, calming getaway.

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Luxury, Playfulness Meet In A Renovated Houston Home {Luxury, Playfulness Meet In A Renovated Houston Home} – English

Luxury, Playfulness Meet In A Renovated Houston Home {Luxury, Playfulness Meet In A Renovated Houston Home} – English

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The owners wanted this house to be fun,” says designer Ashley Goforth of renovating her longtime Houston clients’ new home, “with bright and colorful rooms, yet neutral tones on the larger furnishings for flexibility.” So that’s precisely the approach Goforth decided to take–and since she had collaborated with the couple on three of their previous homes, their friendship helped everything to effortlessly fall into place. When the couple–who had been on the hunt for a larger home but did not want to leave their neighborhood–first learned this residence was going on the market, they jumped at the opportunity to take a look at it.

Located just a few streets over from their prior address, and with all the extra square footage they would need for their three young daughters, it was a perfect fit. “Ashley was the first person I called after we bought our home,” recalls the wife. “She’s so good at really thinking things through before making big decisions.”

Goforth’s practical approach paid off for the clients when she determined the Tudor-style house would require only minor construction work. With builders Eric Finn and Jim Hardwick of Master Key Builders LLC also onboard, Goforth remodeled the kitchen with new plumbing, countertops, light fixtures and hardware. She also prioritized lightening the interiors, “which were originally very dark with lots of wood,” Goforth explains, by coating the walls with white paint for a fresh and airy feel while adding color strategically through art and accessories. “Since using color was a big departure for the owners compared to their previous residences,” the designer notes, “we created a neutral-hued zone in the center of the house to serve as a visual breather between each space.” This decision helped bring a sense of sophistication and continuity as well.

The idea to use a different palette in each room was sparked by a photo the wife spotted in a magazine. “She was the most vocal about using color,” Goforth explains, “and had torn out a picture of the multicolor fabric we decided to use on pillows in the living room.” The image also inspired the hot-pink fabric on the vintage chairs in the living room, as well as the lacquered teal built-in cabinets in the family room and the show-stopping Clarence House Tibet Print wallpaper in a powder room. Goforth kept the rugs and the primary pieces subtle, including the Oushak rug in the family room, the sofas and chaises in the main living spaces, and the armoire in the master bedroom.

With the new palette came new furnishings either selected or made specifically for this house–whether a traditional antique piece, custom design or more contemporary silhouette, such as a Jonathan Adler accent table–as well as furnishings repurposed from the family’s previous homes. “We tried to make sense of the existing furniture in its new surroundings,” Goforth explains. For instance, a table in the living room–flanked by antique fauteuils the owners acquired three homes ago–once served as the family’s dining table, while the armoire in the master bedroom formerly provided storage in a breakfast nook. “Through the years, Ashley has helped me acquire some amazing finds,” says the wife. “She has a great eye, whether she’s scouring local shops or the fields at the Original Round Top Antiques Fair.”

Goforth also advised the couple as they grew their art collection, which they started years ago with two treasured paintings by a favorite artist, Chris Andrews. “I love having them as centerpieces of our home,” the wife says. “I want to feel a connection with our art rather than buy it simply to fill a space.” This rule applies to all of the couple’s new acquisitions as well, including a favorite three-dimensional rice-paper work by Zhuang Hong Yi, “which looks different from every angle,” notes the wife. “When we have guests, our daughters walk them by this piece to see how it changes.” Other recent additions include paintings by Hunt Slonem and Robert Rea.

The process of carefully selecting furnishings, accessories and art resulted in a home that is both deeply personal and a refreshing change for the owners, who once shied away from anything too daring. Stressing the importance of relationships, Goforth credits her clients for having the confidence to trust their designer wholeheartedly in making bolder decisions for their interiors. “She likes to be involved,” Goforth observes, “but has complete faith in the process.” As for the owners, going out on a limb with more color and pattern was a welcome adjustment for their family. “Our last home was very monochromatic, beautiful and soft,” the wife says. “But this is such a happy place.”

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An Eclectic, Worldly Design Shines In Miami Beach {An Eclectic, Worldly Design Shines In Miami Beach} – English

An Eclectic, Worldly Design Shines In Miami Beach {An Eclectic, Worldly Design Shines In Miami Beach} – English

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Having worked together on six other homes, the homeowner entrusted the designer to take the reins. “It is a privilege to have a client that allows that level of creative freedom,” Butera says.

The designer, from Newport Beach, California, worked with a local team — architect Antonio E. Rodriguez, builders David Wilson and Gary Shear, and landscape architect Orlando Comas — to produce a modern homage to vibrant worldly designs in a lush, tropical setting.

He created a rich envelope for his interiors with hand-painted tile and exotic lighting but left the walls white for his client’s art collection. “Normally, we use a lot more wallpaper and color, but I knew this would be a walking gallery,” he says.

The color, instead, comes in through tile and deeply hued fabrics and rugs, layered with varieties of finishes in the lighting and hardware–just as one might see while strolling through a Moroccan souk.

“When you walk into a space, it feels worldly, and that’s the kind of feeling we wanted–a well-collected home,” Butera says.

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A Designer Returns To Refresh A Serene Palm Beach Retreat {A Designer Returns To Refresh A Serene Palm Beach Retreat} – English

A Designer Returns To Refresh A Serene Palm Beach Retreat {A Designer Returns To Refresh A Serene Palm Beach Retreat} – English

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This time, McMakin enlisted the help of her colleagues Cece Bowman and Leslie Gaudio to transform the interiors. And while Harold Smith previously served as lead architect on the residence, architects Peter Papadopoulos and Taylor Smith from his firm helmed the current renovation with original builder Gene Parker. “It was wonderful to construct the home for the previous owner and then come back years later to do a major renovation with a new interior design style,” Parker says.

The erstwhile owners favored strictly classic decor to showcase their fine silver and antique furniture collections, McMakin recalls. The new owners preferred refreshed spaces that would be airy, sophisticated and soothing. “What attracted this couple to this house was how well it was built,” the designer says. “They could appreciate very traditional appointments but also see they could make it more contemporary.”

The home called for a tranquil atmosphere, which influenced the design team’s decision to employ an elegant, island-inspired palette dominated by blue, beige, red and cream. “The directive we had was to make the house serene but with an eye to the fact it’s in the tropics,” McMakin explains. Hence, furnishings in texture-rich materials such as bamboo, glass, marble, rattan and woven cane are juxtaposed with subtly printed wall fabric in nearly every room. “In one of the bedrooms, the pattern on the wall is cane applied over upholstery, which gives it a cross-hatched look,” Bowman notes.

Willing to experiment with the design, the clients were interested in supporting local craftsmen–and several opportunities arose. “The owners fell in love with the wallpaper that was going to be put on the ceiling in the master bedroom, but the scale was incorrect,” McMakin says. “We hired a fabulous artist who created that paper by hand.” That same artist also produced the foyer’s trompe l’oeil paintings of tall, feathery green fronds in stately white and gold chinoiserie planters. And the master bathroom received its own custom touch via artistically etched glass shower doors that replicate the space’s pineapple-print wallpaper.

To take full advantage of the locale, the owners wanted an enhanced indoor-outdoor link. Papadopoulos and Smith installed a cantilevered balcony off the master bedroom, overlooking the rear yard, and reconfigured the family room to allow for the addition of large windows. “We were keen to bring in more natural light.” Smith says. “It was nice to improve that connection.” Other sight lines in the room were made possible thanks to a clever technical rearrangement. “We put the mechanical equipment, generator and air conditioning in one location at the back of the property, thereby allowing every window and door to open to a garden, a courtyard or the pool,” Papadopoulos says.

Yet the verdant grounds, conceived by landscape designer Keith Williams, are best appreciated on the loggia, an airy space showcasing a cypress wood ceiling and eye-catching tropical details. “It has applied molding in a fabulous pattern, lattice that’s been applied by hand on all the walls and wonderful cutouts, shapes and arches,” McMakin says. Williams devised additional new gathering spots near the rebuilt swimming pool, including a rear pergola, exterior seating and an outdoor shower. “We took over unused landscape space on the west side of the house to create great gardens with a fountain and a sitting area,” he explains.

After two decades, the home’s interiors may have evolved stylistically, but as four timeless pineapple lanterns at the entry clearly signify, a welcoming spirit still remains. “They’re a well-known symbol of hospitality,” McMakin notes. “It’s an indication this is a house owned by very nice people, and you’d be fortunate to be invited inside.”

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