Upon entry to the residence through Solid Mahogany front doors influences of the British Colonial and West Indies period come into focus. These elements have been tastefully combined with pure-white Old Florida style trim, paneling and ceiling designs throughout the home. The West Indian Mahogany bench placed on a black and white honed marble floor in the foyer was manufactured from naturally fallen trees planted in India in the 19th century; this wood can only be purchased at government auction. The use of Caning on the furniture throughout the home is a representation of a time prior to the advent of air conditioning the design allowed breezes to flow through keeping rooms cooler during the sultry summer season. Authentic turn of the century lithographs, posters, and nautical themed artwork adorn the interior walls providing a subtle eclectic and personal touch to the home. The leaf and arrow chandeliers in bronze and burnished brass in the great room draw attention to the beautiful craftsmanship of the painted wood beams above while an authentic twenty foot hand crafted wool rug covers the walnut floor.
The kitchen has been designed to be the center of the home for gathering, mingling, cooking, and even just grabbing a quick cup of coffee to enjoy while looking over the dolphins swimming in the bay. The homeowners spend most of their time entertaining outdoors and wanted to make sure that they could share the spectacular view and sunset while all of the guests are seated comfortably on the combination of Brown Jordan’s Woven and Mahogany Furniture.
Timeless yet over-sized bronze lighting hangs above the wet bar separating the Media Room where old Movie Posters are mounted on Seamless Acoustical Paneled walls. The luxury of Motorized blinds blocks off all lighting at a touch of a button. Wood Wainscoting surrounds the Billiard Room Walls while the Red felt on the Pool table and Red leather chairs truly make a statement.
Upstairs the home merges elegance with fresh, simple, and beach cottage elements by the use of basic white ceramic tile in the bathrooms, vintage claw foot tubs, and by the use of color only on walls and fabrics that can easily be replaced. Black and White Marble has been repeated in the master bathroom giving a natural flowing element to the home. The Nautical themed Library has been crafted in Walnut and the walls and ceiling are covered in a grass cloth giving texture and color to the space. In the center of library facing the Gulf view stands a refurbished presidential desk the homeowner inherited. Ralph Lauren drapery and Hand-rubbed brass rod flank the windows softening the space.