The vaulted corridor was designed to provide access to the great room on the west side of the house and culminates at the entrance to the wine cellar iron grille. The floor and ceiling were carefully planned out so that lanterns hang directly over the complex medallions laser etched into the limestone flooring.
   Although most of the furnishings were provided by a local decorator, Lisa Kahn, with whom we worked closely, we sourced certain special pieces, such as a pair of extraordinary Lyonnais walnut cured door encoignures c.1780 found in France. These 10 foot tall units were positioned in the corners of the entry from the living room to the covered loggia. Their shape softens the corners of the room and their detailing works well with the intricately detailed stonework we designed.
   In addition to the 6, 000 sq. ft. Bungalow space, there is a quiet suite above the garage, to which this wooden stair leads. The tiles on risers match those inset in the limestone floor, part of the inventive design detailing throughout the home, as are the delicately cadenced iron railings. Connecting the garage, wine room and laundry room, the complex arched space in which the stair is set required significant plaster and stone detailing. The small 19th century carved tiroir unit was sourced in France.
   Opening onto the lanai, the family room of this lovely Florida home also connects to dining room across the elegant colonnade of solid carved Syrian stone. The columns and the intricate ceiling structure were all carefully planned and detailed. So, too, was the massive 12 foot tall wall unit, which was executed in select hard white maple finished with multiple glazes that create its warm character.
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   In this warm and welcoming living room, the stone paneled walls and superb custom designed, carved mantelpiece called for precise and innovative detailing, as did the ceiling structure of mahogany beams and cypress panels.
   Smooth textures and delicate patterns work well against the richly veined stone wall panelling that wrap this charming living room, which features “The River in Autumn” by noted Canadian artist Dorothy Knowles.
   This 400 sq. ft. kitchen is a masterpiece of detailing and collaboration with the cabinet maker. Every inch of the cabinetry was custom designed for function and to integrate with the interior architectural elements. Like the large colonnades elsewhere, the small columns have a Moorish flavour. The proto-Grecian column capital reproduces one seen on the owners’ trip to Turkey. Pale painted finishes and granite reflect the glorious light that floods this Canadian couple’s Florida winter home.
   Nestled into the pantry wall, the large storage and bar unit sits perfectly below the coffered ceiling. They myriad of special details in this kitchen cabinetry and architectural millwork marry flawlessly.
   Below the carefully planned beamed cypress wood ceiling and surrounded by hurricane proof windows, this charming breakfast room is filled with Florida sunshine.
   Seen from the master bedroom doorway, this short corridor leads to the master bath and incorporates openings to dressing rooms, toilet area and shower room on either side. The delicate archway and fine plaster finish reflect the other finishes in the home; the hickory flooring is used throughout, in diverse patterns. The gracefully detailed vanity cabinetry at the end of the corridor rises above breccia oniciata marble slab flooring.
   In the Florida sunshine, peach-toned Venetian plaster glows against the hickory flooring and complex millwork details that establish the character of this elegant master bedroom.
   The layered window frame design conceals hidden remotely controlled blackout blinds that slide down silently to create privacy and clock the bright sunshine in this gracious Florida home.
   As in the other rooms in this exquisite Florida home, the architectural and cabinetry details were painstakingly developed to contribute to the interior design character individually and to work together beautifully. Here, the circles of the vanity mirrors reference the barrel vaulting of the ceiling and all the cabinetry was designed to enhance the volume. Venetian plaster, painted millwork and bronze fittings work well with the magnificent breccias oniciata marble slab flooring.
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   There is a view to a secluded courtyard from the antique French copper tub in the master bath of a remarkable Florida home, which is characterized by superbly detailed millwork.
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   This vacation home is replete with custom cabinetry and finely detailed millwork, as epitomized by this inviting and functional study, which is perfectly planned and executed in rich cherry wood. Hidden in the window frame, remote controlled blinds descend to block the Florida sunshine.
   Being involved on the design team six months in advance of construction provided the opportunity to work closely with the local architect and builder, especially with respect to the design and detailing of the many solid limestone elements custom-carved in Syria. The relationship between interior and exterior is transparent and consistent in this magnificent holiday home, which expresses a Spanish Moorish theme.
   In the welcoming lanai of this Florida home, the columns and ceiling are typical of the extensive design detailing. Here, narrow slots between the double columns conceal remote controlled widow screens.
   Interior and exterior details were coordinated to create a consistent and elegant Spanish Moorish character. The columns and ceiling of this welcoming lanai are typical of the exhaustive and inventive design detailing throughout the Florida home.
   The interior design of this splendid Naples, Florida home was thoughtfully harmonized with the architecture. Built on a generous pond overlooking a golf course, the sprawling structure comprises several discrete living areas, connected by gracious corridors and surrounded by courtyards and beautifully landscaped areas. Sketches and detailed drawings of special arrangements and stonework details were added into the construction drawings created by local architect Herscoe Hajjar Architects Inc.
   The scale and details of the several colonnades were carefully developed to inform the architect, builder and Syrian stoneworkers. Every column is solid stone. For the front entrance, we were involved with detailing the brackets and ceiling structure, as well as the door grille.
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