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Surface Quality
Kara Franker | July 14, 2014

For their latest interior design project, Raymond Jimenez and Shannon Scott, principals of the Miami-based firm RS3 Designs, flew to Chicago for inspiration and immersed themselves in the day...

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Over the Top
Beth Weitzman | July 14, 2014

Having traveled the world—staying at many a luxury villa along the way—my “wow” standards are, needless to say, quite high. But, sauntering into Villa Manzu, nesting in the...

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A House Undivided
Giannina Smith Bedford | July 14, 2014

Moving to the ideal geographic location doesn’t necessarily mean moving into the ideal house. When a commercial real estate executive and his family relocated to North Miami Beach to be closer to friends, they settled on a...

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Riot of Color
Richard Pérez-Feria | July 14, 2014

Celebrated fashion designer Angel Sanchez and New York City-based interior designer Christopher Coleman didn’t know how their competing creative visions for a Miami luxury waterfront condo would play out. Prior to being a world-class...

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No Compromises
Drew Limsky | July 14, 2014

Glamorous Tatiana Mondragon does not look like the typical mother of four. And her sleek, waterfront condo in the sky doesn’t look like a family affair. But leave it to the Venezuela-born Guimar “G” Urbina, principal of KIS...

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Fast Developing
Drew Limsky | July 14, 2014

Keeping track of the new places to live in South Florida can be a full-time job. “The South Florida real estate market will only continue to grow, eventually triggering price surges caused by the shrinking amount of developable land,...

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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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