Designer: Tamara Tennant
Featured in Florida Design, Vol. 10 No. 4
Year of Completion: 1999
Rich European character imbues this Boca Raton residence. Inspired by the owner's love for Mediterranean architecture and sensibilities, the house features many architectural surprises.
The home's main axis is positioned around a central rotunda, an architectural design based on old Renaissance architecture. The grand foyer tricks the eye with a series of arches and columns that support a groin-vaulted ceiling. In the adjacent formal living room, floor to ceiling windows preserve the waterfront view and soak both room with light.
Plush chenille furniture, faux painted walls, and silk window drapings keep the interiors comfortable and intimate.
The master suite comprises a cozy study, breakfast area, dual master baths and dressing areas. The coffered ceiling in the bedroom adds a nice architectural detail.