Palm Beach Classical
Love this picture. Palm Beach was built largely in the 1920s and showcases architecture of the Gilded Age. The early architects Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, John Volk, Howard Major and others built the major estates and public buildings. Mizner took the idea of Spain and made it into something much more, an architecture particular to Palm Beach. In the last decade architect Jeffrey W. Smith designed new homes with an appreciation for what was built in Palm Beach originally. His attention to detail and adherence to history has resulted in the most magnificent work.
La Follia’s facade is made of coquina stone which was continued into the entrance foyer on the walls.
The ornament used on these pilasters is available through Decorators Supply.
I don’t like the industrial louvered air register in the handsome wood ceiling so I have done an after picture with Beaux-Artes Italian Renaissance decorative grilles.
Villa Grazia Foyer. Most homes use various shades of white for their trim throughout the home. A great choice to create a statement for the entrance is to add gold leaf or metallic paint to highlight the trim.
Lake Mediterranean has unique ornamentation. It is much less formal with the large scale of the design. I was doing ornament research on Saturday and revisited the Pearlworks collection. They have flexible, stainable and paintable moldings.
Venetian inspired stone details and Moroccan tile.