Laid-Back Luxury Sprawls in Jupiter Home

Downsizing never looked so good in this modern Loxahatchee River refuge


Set one foot inside the expansive foyer, and you know what this home in Jupiter is all about: laid-back luxury and breathtaking views of the Loxahatchee River’s sparkling waters. After living in a much larger home, Christian and Edaluisa “Ajie” Demers realized it was time to simplify and scale down from their sprawling 12,000-square-foot house. 

“We don’t need a formal dining room and eight bedrooms,” explains Christian. “Instead, we made the rooms we do use together a lot bigger.” 

The home was custom built for the couple and their 11-year-old daughter, Soleil. At almost 7,000-square feet, the three-bedroom, six-bathroom home was made for effortless living and outdoor entertaining—whether that means cocktails, elegant dinners, or all-day barbecues. “Soleil loves spending the day wakeboarding with her daddy,” says Ajie. “Our friends come over for kayaking, paddle boarding, or we go fishing on the boat.” 

A real estate investor and realtor, Christian enlisted the talents of architect Roger Janssen, with whom he had worked on other projects. Once the plans were underway, Allison Paladino and Zita Rudd of API Design and Collections came in to specify the interior finishes and to create the overall interior design. 

From the first meeting, Paladino knew she and Rudd would click with the homeowners.  “His style was out-of-the-box edgy and we love the modern aesthetic,” she says. The designers were careful to select durable finishes and fabrics that require minimum care. “All the floors are porcelain, and the outdoor furniture is powder-coated aluminum without cushions,” Rudd says.

Easy maintenance was also crucial outdoors—including a back lawn of synthetic turf, a trend many Floridians are embracing. “A garden hose for 10 minutes and I’m done,” Christian says. “Good architecture is sexy and beautiful. You don’t have to dress it up.” But Ajie sums it up best, “I feel like we’re always on vacation. In the morning, I see dolphins with their babies all the time. It makes my day!”  

Story Credits: 

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

Architecture by Roger Janssen, Dailey Janssen Architects, West Palm Beach, FL

Builder Dan Reedy, Onshore Construction & Development, Inc., Jupiter, FL

Landscape Architecture by John Lang, Lang Design Group, Lake Worth, Lang

Text by Daisy Olivera

Photography by Ron Rosenzweig, Maggie Valley, NC       

Open to see Interior Design Sources:


Rear Exterior

Outdoor seating, table, and stools – Royal Botania, Inside Out, Dania Beach, FL

Pool designed by Lang Design Group, Lake Worth, FL

Fabricated by AAA Custom Pools, Jupiter, FL

Game Room

Billiard and poker tables – Boynton Billiards, Boynton Beach, FL

Club chairs – Boynton Billiards, Boynton Beach, FL

Sofa –Luminaire, Miami, FL

Lighting – Nemo, Y Lighting, Walnut Creek, CA

Game Room

Sofa – Luminaire, Miami, FL

Pillows – West Elm, Brooklyn, NY

Blue club chairs – Luminaire, Miami, FL

Cocktail table – Ogetti, Hialeah, FL

Side table – Atelier, New York, NY

Sculpture on side table –Z Gallery, Gardena, CA

Blue hanging pendants – Sonneman, New York, NY

Artwork above sofa – Catherine Christie, South Africa

Area rug – Exquisite Rugs, Hawthorne, CA


Console – Luma Design, Seattle, WA

Artwork above console – Stephanie Paige, Studio E, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Floating stairs designed and 

fabricated by Valencia Welding, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

Wine room designed and fabricated by JBT Originals, West Palm Beach, FL


Desk – Roche Bobois, North Palm Beach, FL

Chair – Owner’s Collection

Accent chairs – Phillips Collection, High Point, NC

Buffet – Roche Bobois, North Palm Beach, FL

Chandelier – Luxe Lighting, Miami, FL

Area rug – Exquisite Rugs, Hawthorne, CA

Dining Area/Living Room

Dining table – Phillips Collection, High Point, NC

Chairs – Luminaire, Miami, FL

Chandelier – Holly Hunt, Miami, FL

Cherry sculpture – Galleria of Sculpture, Palm Beach, FL

Blue glass vase – Z Gallery, Gardena, CA


Cabinetry and island fabricated by Unique Design, Pompano Beach, FL

Fabricated by Bella Stone Creations, West Palm Beach, FL

Black counter designed by Unique Design, Pompano Beach, FL

Fabricated by Bella Stone Creations, West Palm Beach, FL

Stools – Roche Bobois, North Palm Beach, FL

Glass wall – Chris Reisert, Reflective Collections, West Palm Beach, FL

2nd Floor Landing 

Chandelier – Wired, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Sculpture – Galleria of Sculpture, Palm Beach, FL

Art at end of hall – Janice Sadler, Z Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Windows – Window and Door Design Center, Jupiter, FL

Custom oversized windows – JBT Originals, West Palm Beach, FL

Flooring – Just Tile and Marble, Delray Beach, FL

Stairs designed and fabricated by Valencia Welding, West Palm Beach, FL


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