Jupiter Home Reimagines Waterfront Living

Sometimes holding back gets you only halfway to where you want to go. The designers of a Jupiter waterfront home had their destination in full view.

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When interior designer Allison Paladino and Zita Rudd initially saw the sprawling house their clients had purchased, they were both excited and, well — very excited! “Although the thick ceiling beams and heavy columns would have to go, and it would take a complete renovation, the architecture was all there,” Paladino says. And with the complete trust and participation of the owners, the design team set out to transform the dated house into an organically tactile sanctum where “outside” and “in” would become merely illusory.

Facing Admiral’s Cove, an inlet off the Intercoastal Waterway near Jupiter, the house was initially 8,500 square feet. But immediately, Paladino and Rudd began moving ceilings and walls. A two-story library was now transformed into a master office, an upstairs media room and a guest room. Soon they had reconfigured the home — actually adding 1,500 square feet of living space without an addition to the house.

As if pulling colors from a sunset and the sea, the great room stretches across the width of the pool and sprawling loggia. In rectangles and squares, color blocks and panels of warm walnut tie living spaces together and define their perimeters. Overhead, the designers introduce what became a unifying theme throughout — the expansive use of warm walnut. Backlit by soft LED illumination, the overhead panel glows as it defines the great room.

The kitchen surfaces subtly repeat a watery motif which Paladino incorporated into the pillows’ pattern, a resin side table, and the quartzite grain of the kitchen island. A draped wave of pendant lighting by Ochre repeats the motion.

With the owner’s purchase of “the perfect painting,” the dining room’s brightly colored chairs seem to sing. Arranged around Hellman Chang’s table, and beneath a classic chandelier from Luxe Lighting, the polished chrome and crystal sets the dining alcove asparkle. A single wall of limestone tiles ties the room to the entry beyond.

It is in the entry that the drama occurs. “It took one month to create this complicated stairway,” Paladino says. Known for her signature chests and tables made of stacked wood, she decided that the massive space could use a “piece of sculpture,” and it would be her interpretation in wood, more than doubling the size of the original stairway. Escher-like, the treads rise up beneath the 20-foot-high ceiling where Paladino’s custom “Rain” chandelier cascades through thin air. The smooth metal of a corner sculpture adds to the unplanned feng shui. It is here that natural wood vies for the eye, while the movement of the hand-set limestone wall directs the line of vision as it flows seamlessly from the entry. Paladino’s custom console using rosewood, zebra wood, magnolia, walnut and Wenge to create a whimsical, organic homage is an immediate head-turner.

Framed by walnut panels and continuing the love affair with wood and nature, the breakfast area looks out over sparkling water views. A Japanese-like atrium is an oasis of tranquility with its water elements and babbling pond that shape a private courtyard. Lounge chairs from Clima Outdoor circle the firepit that sits just outside the wine room. Holly Hunt’s sectional and chairs draw the room together, while a patterned area rug from Perennials and warm cushions harmonize with the walnut paneling in tones of sienna.

Almost like a child’s “door in the wall” revealing a secret room, the designers “removed” a two-story library and created a new space, the office, and overhead, a private media room and guest room. Taking visual charge, a dramatic stairway spirals beside the desk of washed oak, and behind it sits a comfortable chair from Herman Miller.

In a design coop, the hall to the master suite is dressed, ceiling to floor, in walnut paneling, where step by step, one seems to enter another dimension. But before bed, the owners can take in the vast panorama from their loggia, snack from the outdoor kitchen beneath the metallic pergola or snuggle beneath the cantilevered overhang — the perfect place to dream their Florida dream.

Story Credits:

Interior Design by Allison Paladino and Zita Rudd, Allison Paladino Interior Design and Collections, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Architecture by Spencer Castro, Affinity Architects, Boca Raton, FL

Builder Blake Johnson and Paul Maloney, AMC Custom Builders, Lake Park, FL

Landscape Architecture by Don Skowron, Don Skowron, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

Text by Marina Brown

Photography by Kim Sargent, West Palm Beach, FL

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

SOURCES

great room

Sectional and table lamps – Donghia, Inc.,

DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Lounge chairs and cocktail ottoman – Holly Hunt, Miami, FL

Cocktail table – Custom designed by Allison

Paladino, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Fabricated by Forte Interiors. Design. Build,
Jupiter, FL

Sectional fabric, lounge chair fabric and area rug – Perennials, David Sutherland, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Ottoman leather – Spinneybeck,
Getzville, NY

Print accent pillow fabric – Raoul

Textiles, John Roselli, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Occasional table – Ironies, Jerry Pair,

Hollywood, FL

Ceiling treatment – Palm Beach Trim,

Lakeworth, FL

kitchen

Cabinetry and island – Forte Interiors. Design. Build, Jupiter, FL

Countertops – Opustone,

West Palm Beach, FL

Fabricated by Palm Beach Marble,

Riviera Beach, FL

Counter stools – Allison Paladino for EJ

Victor, EJ Victor, Morganton, NC

Fabric – Perennials, David Sutherland, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Light fixture – Ochre, David Sutherland, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

dining room

Dining table – Hellman Chang,

David Sutherland, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Dining chairs – Baker Furniture, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Fabrics- Romo and Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Centerpiece – Extra Touch Flowers,

West Palm Beach, FL

Chandelier – Luxe Lighting, Kravet,
Jupiter, FL

Sideboard – Patterson’s of Palm Beach,

West Palm Beach, FL

Table lamps – Holly Hunt, Miami, FL

Mirror – Palm Beach Framemakers,
Palm Beach, FL

Artwork – JoAnne Artman Gallery,
Laguna Beach, CA

Wall treatment – Just Tile & Marble,
Delray Beach, FL

Fabricated by Palm Beach Marble,
Riviera Beach, FL

STAIRWAY

Stairway – Absolute Hardwood Flooring,

West Palm Beach, FL

Stairway and railings fabricated by

South Florida Stair, Boynton Beach, FL

Artwork – JF Gallery,
West Palm Beach, FL

Corner silver sculpture – Chief’s and Spirits Gallery, Hague, Netherlands

Chandelier – Custom designed by Allison Paladino, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Stone wall treatment – Just Tile & Marble,

West Palm Beach, FL

Fabricated by Palm Beach Marble,
Riviera Beach, FL

entry

Front door – SIW, Coastal Windows & Doors,

West Palm Beach, FL

Console – Allison Paladino, Patterson’s of

Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

Bowl – Boomdeeay Clay, Fort Mill, SC

Mirror – Palm Beach Framemakers,

Palm Beach, FL

Wall sconces above mirror – Lightology,
Chicago, IL

Chandelier – Custom designed by Allison Paladino, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

breakfast area

Dining table – EM Soberon, DCOTA,
Dania Beach, FL

Chairs – Baker Furniture, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Fabric – Raoul Textiles, John Roselli, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Seat leather – Spinneybeck,

Getzville, NY

Centerpiece – Boomdeeay Clay,

Fort Mill, SC

Chandelier – Sonneman,

Wappingers Falls, NY

private courtyard

Lounge chairs – Clima Outdoor,

Miami, FL

Cocktail table – Brown Jordan,

Inside Out, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Sculpture – Julie Nester Gallery,

Park City, Utah

wine room

Sectional and armchairs – Holly Hunt, Miami, FL

Sectional fabric and patterned

area rug – Perennials,

David Sutherland, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Armchair fabric – Pollack, Donghia, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Printed accent pillow fabric – Raoul Textiles, John Roselli, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Cocktail table – Ironies, Jerry Pair, Hollywood, FL

Accent table – Baker Furniture, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Red sculpture – Galleria of Sculpture, Palm Beach, FL

Wine wall – Palm Beach Wine Cellars,

West Palm Beach, FL

Blue glass dish and sculptural

figurine – Galleria of Sculpture,

Palm Beach, FL

hallway

Artwork – William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA

Wall treatment – Palm Beach Trim,

Lake Worth, FL

Flooring – Absolute Hardwood Flooring,

West Palm Beach, FL

office

Desk – Root’d, Park City, UT

Desk chair – Herman Miller,

Zeeland, MI

Cabinetry – Forte Interiors. Design. Build, Jupiter, FL

Artwork – Margot Stein Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Stairway – South Florida Stair,

Boynton Beach, FL

master bedroom

Bed and bedside chests – Custom designed by Allison Paladino Interior Design and Collections, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Vintage glass screens – John Prinster,

West Palm Beach, FL

Settee – Donghia, Inc., DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Slipper chairs and ottoman – Joseph Jeup,

Holly Hunt, Miami, FL

loggia

Furnishings – David Sutherland Showroom, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Pergola – Miller’s Metals, Lake Worth, FL

Dining table and chairs – Royal Botania, Inside Out, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

throughout

Flooring – Just Tile & Marble, Delray Beach, FL

Landscaping – Marks Tree of Life Landscapes, West Palm Beach, FL

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