Palazzo Mediterranean

Palazzo Mediterranean
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Interior Architecture cannot be separated from the 'exterior' architecture.  The same level of attention and detail, probably even more, goes towards the designing of interior spaces.   Beginning from the architectural layout/ floor plan, interior space is conceived initially in the planning process and is absolutely integral to  the overall concept.   Exterior form may be viewed as a 'clothing' over interior space; it responds to the Owner's specific living requirements. Exterior 'style' may be primary however, especially in some Period designs, setting the overall theme of the home which (optimally) should be carried out by the same hand inside.  The architect is the premier designer of your home.  He or she must be able to conceive and communicate interior spaces--with the same regard for attention to detail and import as the exterior -- for analysis and approval through drawings such as elevations and perspectives or computer models, and possibly small scale mockups depending on the complexity of the design.  One cannot separate the interior design from the exterior except perhaps in large scale commercial projects such as high-rise buildings.  The home is too personal and intimate to be separated amongst several designers.
Villa Verona interiors above, casual Mediterranean Interior Design with classical accents
Preliminary renderings of interior focal points with color added are prerequisite to the conceptualization of the final finishes. (below)
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The room divider between the living and dining area for this contemporary home (see Portfolio for exterior photo) carries the gothic arch theme developed on the exterior elevations.  A china cabinet is located at the base.   (below)
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Modern Contemporary Interior Design
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Villa Serena, the former Payne and Tracy Stewart Estate (above)
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Interior elevations, in period style Italian Renaissance (above and below)

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Classical exotic design for Palace Foyer
Wine cellar, below left, with wrought iron gate, wood wine rack, and faux crypt in Viscaya, successful detail employed also in Villa Verona.  Veneer brick courses with spilling grout add to the old world effect.  Ironwork is actually faux aluminum.
Patz great hall.JPG (521396 bytes) Compare the design of the fireplace in the Interior Design Drawing above to the finished piece in the photo (middle top-left).  Notice the flow of architectural detail from Foyer to Grand Parlor in the cross section of the same house (above).  The ceiling treatments include a sky-lit 'mansard' at the Foyer and a barrel coffer in the Parlor.  Each wall of the primary rooms was drawn to scale with materials and dimensional notes.  In this way the architectural integrity of the interior design theme is maintained.  Below, interior of Plan 06.  'Mardie', with monumental pedestals and domed Foyer ceiling.
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A perspective sketch was used to convey the quality of space in this basement level entertainment room incorporating fantasy elements in a contemporary space. (above)
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A Frank Lloyd Wright inspired fireplace and wall treatment (above) includes a stained wood grid panel over gypsum board and granite fireplace w/rounded corners on a 'textile ' hearth.  Exterior elevation on Ultra-Custom Services page based on FLW Praire Style period.
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The Owner and Architect collaborated here to produce the whimsical water theme at a jacuzzi.  Lit from above by glass on a terrace, the figure and wall panel behind were hand-painted. (above)  Project: the fabled Mere Belle, aerial on Porfolio page.  Classically detailed interiors complemented the exterior design.  See photo of grand stair in Foyer (center above top).

A perspective sketch is employed to illustrate the vast size of a Reception area in an classically styled eclectic period  palace. (below)  Preliminary sketches may be amended with optional photo-real computer aided renderings to depict the most accurate interior design treatment possible.
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More interior photos of Casa Barcelona, above, here.