Stylishly poised among the lush surroundings encompassing the luxurious Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., this lavish custom estate was designed on one of the last premier lots available within this exclusive private community. Taking full advantage of the spectacular views outside, the elaborate dwelling gleams like a jewel amidst what is considered one of the most exquisite golf clubs in the world.
With such extraordinary scenery at play and a stellar location, it’s not at all hard to imagine why interior designer Terri Polimeni was more than enthusiastic to put her expert design skills to work when architect Randall Stofft and builder Marty Hasey decided to embark on this project. “Marty has completed many of the homes in Old Palm, and I always enjoy the opportunity to work on such beautiful projects,” Polimeni says. “I also love working with an amazing team, especially starting with an adaptable architectural plan and seeing it come to life with flowing details added during construction.”
Boasting 8,533 square feet of interior space and 11,913 square feet overall, this contemporary and livable home is perfect for large-scale entertaining, yet emits a warm and inviting modern vibe. The spacious rooms provided Polimeni with an ideal opportunity to implement dramatic and eye-catching details. Such is the case in the sweeping foyer, where contemporary consoles — purposely chosen for the Lucite legs — appear to float in front of expansive storefront style windows.
In keeping, a wall of glass lines the great room that captivates with swirling onyx stone on the living area’s spectacular fireplace. Polimeni’s neutral scheme is warm with soft shades of gray and sumptuous fabrics. A plush area rug grounds the space, while a sculptural piece centers the fireplace wall. “The beautiful onyx on the fireplace gives a linear pattern and richness to the overall space,” the designer says. “The wall’s lacquer finish is custom colored to enhance the interior palette.”
Across the room, a cascade of effervescent orbs sparkle above the dining area’s table that comfortably accommodates both large and small gatherings. Upholstered dining chairs make a soft and elegant statement in complement to the polished, white marble flooring.
An alluring space to entertain guests before and after dinner, the clubroom features a wrap-around sectional and a handsome pool table. A custom-designed bar incorporates decorative panels, a curved quartzite countertop and floating shelves to showcase dazzling accent pieces. “I wanted this intimate space to embody the classic ‘cocktails at five, billiards at seven’ feel,” the designer says.
Scale and comfort are key in the open family room, where a built-in entertainment wall is designed with various textures and materials such as stainless steel and stained wood. Plush seating and an ottoman-style cocktail table introduce casual comfort inside, while glass walls open to include the open-air social areas beyond.
Wow factors were not overlooked when Polimeni dreamed up her design for a state-of-the-art kitchen and the magnificent wine room nearby. The kitchen showcases two islands clad in stunning book-matched quartzite, gleaming stainless steel accents and a pair of sleek pendant lights that bring modern elegance to this streamlined culinary space. Sensational style continues in the climate-controlled wine room easily accessed via both the kitchen and dining area.
“During this project, I found it very exciting to see the drawings and sketches of the designs come to life,” Polimeni says. “After having worked with Marty for more than 20 years, I knew he trusted my vision which allowed me to be very creative without hesitation.”