Architectural Intelligence Shapes Sensational Las Olas Style

Architectural Intelligence Meets Sensational Style In One Couple’s Contemporary Las Olas Isles Home


The Intracoastal Waterway became the perfect place to relocate with breathtaking views that set the stage for one couple’s lifestyle usually found only in dreams. Beginning with a waterfront lot, interior designers Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor Sugerman joined forces with architect Randall Stofft to create a stellar 9,000-square-foot home that delivers ultimate indoor and outdoor entertaining, along with the most dynamic aesthetics. “Although the couple remained involved throughout, they had a lot of faith in us,” Loor says. “After a strong interview, they let us fly.”

Every aspect of the home offers unique characteristics that distinguish it from the typical South Florida contemporary style. It’s straight lines and organic elements flow throughout. “The client wanted a modern home; however, it had to be warm and unique,” Stofft says. To that point, mahogany tongue-and-groove planks are set beneath all the soffits to warm the coolness of the gray stucco exterior and smoky glass railings that encase the upper balconies. The sophistication of sandblasted colonial white marble adds texture to the exterior, while gradated gray elements style the patio and detached loggia.

Inside, soft tones of taupe, gray and white accentuate the organic nature of the living room. Gray glass is used as the banister for the structured blackened steel stairway that imparts a mid-century influence to the space. Here, a gas fireplace magnificently crafted with smoky mirrors and a floating hearth creates the focal point. “It was meant to be an element that both separates and unites the living room and family room,” Sugerman says. Columns of rift cut oak with integral floor-to-ceiling LED light channels draw the eye up and around the room, while a hand-knotted silk and wool area rug rests on a floor of European-fumed oak — a smoking process that cures the wood to accentuate the colors and grain pattern.

Nearby, the bar exudes a welcoming vibe and warm ambiance heightened with a dropped ceiling illuminated with LED lighting to create dimension and drama. The brushed-wenge marble waterfall counter stuns in perfect complement to the rift oak cabinetry. “Having the bar within the living room draws people to this fantastic space,” the architect says.

The family room is a place to unwind with its flat panel television that centers the rift cut oak wall — the backside of the living room’s fireplace. The wall intercepts the ceiling with built-in channels of lights along with twin LED downlights that cast mesmeric illumination. “It was a trick we designed to enhance the continuity between the two spaces. We are all about connecting all of the elements in the rooms,” Sugerman says. Warm and inviting, the sectional sofa is clad in a very durable taupe and gray cotton blend fabric with chunky leather arms and an array of accent pillows.

Understated yet expressive, the setting in the dining room is simple and stylish with incredible detail. The art of dimension is an integral part of the design plan as a series of asymmetrical drywall beams varies in width above an oversize oak table from Holly Hunt.

Anything is possible when you have a dream team that’s all in favor of creating a space that is as purposeful as it is pleasing to the eye. Everyone desires of a state-of-the-art kitchen that beckons even the finest chefs and this one does not disappoint. The instant connection between the white quartz countertop and the Calacatta marble backsplash is eye-catching with the randomness of the gray veins swirling throughout. “Clean, tailored, easy, functional and aesthetically stimulating,” says Sugerman of the culinary space outfitted with an 11-foot-long island inset with its very own Teppanyaki grill top. Leather-clad counter stools pull up to the breakfast bar, while casual dining continues in the adjacent breakfast area.

Excellence is personified in the master bedroom styled with supple fabrics and soothing colors. To dramatize the private space, a textural wall covering from Phillip Jeffries alternates with sections of rift cut wood panels accented by blackened-steel fins. Lacquered cabinetry appears to float next to the custom leather-upholstered and oak detailed bed. High-tech and ultra sleek, a wall-mounted TV is motorized to pivot towards the bed for those lazy mornings and relaxing evenings.

Dazzling lighting, luminous reflections and an exquisite blend of Calacatta Lincoln marble from Opustone wraps the master bath with elegance. “It’s an interplay of volume,” Loor Sugerman says. The spectacular boxed light fixture — an indigenous piece of the owners — dangles above with radiance.

With a concept of connectivity to place, the home’s natural elements and unique characteristics unfold to tell its own dramatic story. “Unlike a lot of modern homes, this one has incredible soul,” Stofft says.

Story Credits: 

Interior Design
Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor Sugerman, B+G Design, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Barry Grossman, Weston, FL

Randall Stofft, Randall Stofft Architects, Delray Beach, FL

Vincent Mish, A.V.I. Contractors, Inc., Weston, FL

Landscape Architecture
Tony Grimaldi, Tony Grimaldi Landscape Architect, Hobe Sound, FL

Text by
Regina Kaylie

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

Rear Exterior
Sofas, armchairs, chaise lounges and occasional table – David Sutherland, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Ceiling fan – Big Ass Fans, Lexington, KY
Living Room
Sofas – Liaigre, MDD, Miami, FL
Fabric – Holly Hunt Miami, Miami, FL
Cocktail tables – Donghia, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Fireplace – Spark Modern Fires, Bethel, CT
Stairway fabricated by Max Design Build, SW Ranches, FL
Area rug – Custom Couture Rugs, Miami, FL
Wine Room / Bar Area
Cabinetry and bar – Giovanni Art in Custom Furniture, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL
Barstools – Brueton, E.G. Cody, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Leather – Holly Hunt Miami, Miami, FL
Artwork – Owners’ Collection
Family Room
Sofa and occasional table – Holly Hunt Miami, Miami, FL
Lounge chairs and television – Owners’ Collection
Cocktail table and sofa table – B+G Design, Fort Lauderdale, FL
White accessories – Luminaire, Coral Gables, FL
Dining Room
Table and chairs – Joseph Jeup, Holly Hunt Miami, Miami, FL
Sideboard – B+G Design, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Light fixture – Lindsey Adelman Studio, New York, NY
Drapery fabric – Sahco, Donghia, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Kitchen / Breakfast Area
Cabinetry – Snaidero USA, Coral Gables, FL
Countertops – Caesarstone, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Backsplash – Opustone, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fabricated by A.V.I. Contractors, Inc., Weston, FL
Stools – Holly Hunt Miami, Miami, FL
Hood – Modern-Aire Ventilating, Inc., North Hollywood, CA
Table – Owners’ Collection
Chairs and light fixture – Holly Hunt Miami, Miami, FL
Drapery fabric – Romo, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Master Bedroom
Bed – B+G Collection for Grafton Furniture, Miami, FL
Bedside chests and wall panels – Custom designed by B+G Design, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fabricated by Giovanni Art in Custom Furniture, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL
Bed covering and throw – Carlotta’s Fine Linen, Aventura, FL
Wall covering – Phillip Jeffries, High Point, NC
Pendant lights – Gulassa & Co., Seattle, WA
Bench – Liaigre, MDD, Miami, FL
Artwork – Owners’ Collection
Drapery fabric – Armani Casa, Donghia, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL
Area rug – Custom Couture Rugs, Miami, FL
Master Bath
Vanity – Giovanni Art in Custom Furniture, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL
Countertops, marble walls and flooring – Opustone, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fabricated by A.V.I. Contractors, Inc., Weston, FL
Faucets – Dornbracht Americas, Inc., Duluth, GA
Mirrors – Triple A+ Services, Miami, FL
Tub – Victoria + Albert, Designer’s Plumbing & Hardware, Miami, FL
Light fixture – Owners’ Collection
Wood flooring – DuChâteau, San Diego, CA.

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