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In the Beginning
Drew Limsky | April 11, 2014

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction,” said the social commentator and futurist Alvin Toffler. In other words, you have to think...

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Easy Glider
Drew Limsky | April 11, 2014

Valerio Morabito is man who is comfortable in his own skin. Who wouldn’t be, in that skin? Lithe of body, with longish, shiny brown locks and a crinkly, fairly intoxicating smile, the Roman-born real estate figure exudes warmth. He doesn’t...

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See the Light
Susan Friedman | April 11, 2014

The transformational task of brightening this seventh-floor, 3,400-square-foot luxury condo was no small thing. Owner Monica Teplis, the principal of Teplis Travel, had purchased her condo fully furnished, with finishes that seemed out of place...

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Delicious Domesticity
Richard Pérez-Feria | April 11, 2014

The challenge facing the red-hot interior design firm Britto Charette had a familiar empty-nest ring to anyone remotely aware of luxury interior design in South Florida: A couple with grown children was looking to downsize...

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Sharp Turn
Drew Limsky | April 11, 2014

It was time for a change. The Washington, D.C.-area couple lives on the Potomac in a home that’s roughly 12,000 square feet. No problem there. Many well-heeled couples summer in the Northeast and winter in South Florida, and this particular couple...

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Defying Gravity
Drew Limsky | November 15, 2013

Back in the ’80s, when the owner of this 3,200-square-foot oceanfront condominium lived in New York, he was one of the original owner-residents in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Today, he makes his home in a different Trump Tower—...

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In The Round
Jen Karetnick | November 15, 2013

The accomplished international attorneys who inhabit the sun-filled 10,000-square-foot residence in the Regent at Park Shore deal with a lot of clutter in their daily lives; consequently, they emphatically did not want clutter in their home. Kira...

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Where the Wild Things Are
Don Nichols | November 14, 2013

Saccaro
Home base: Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Claim to fame: This innovative firm produces furniture with an earthy midcentury modern style. “We use woods...

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What’s in a Name?
Drew Limsky | November 14, 2013

The Miami Plunge
Famed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon remade the Four Seasons Hotel George V and, against the smart betting, watched it become the toast of Paris and crowned the finest hotel in the world....

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Custom of the Country
Drew Limsky | November 14, 2013

Campion Platt’s New York-Palm Beach sensibility is detectable in the stylishly relaxed cut of his clothes, his Palm Beach home, his casual charm. And when he says that most of his high-end work comes from word of mouth...

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