What changed her mood and attitude: a 1986 place in Sunrise, FL, with a roomy 2,028 square feet and a sizable backyard. The dismal interior—drab wood built-ins, forest green carpet, and a big hole in the living room ceiling—didn’t put Nicole off.
This contemporary home features indoor/outdoor kitchen, family and dining rooms that open to the lanai. The lanai and summer kitchen have built-in retractable screens to protect from insects and solar glare. The unusual triangular pool follows the shape of the lot, allowing for ample lounge space.
Thomas Edison's winter home in Fort Myers, Fla., inspired design features of this coastal home such as a metal roof, raised foundation and expansive porches. The overall style mimics that of 1920s Florida architecture.
Brown floral wallpaper and a soft mix of contemporary and traditional pieces bridge the gap between this Florida home's contemporary aesthetic and traditional architecture. Berman Rosetti ottomans rest on a rug by Wool and Silk.
Drought-tolerant aloe plants in antique pots and palm trees bring a canopy of greenery to the dark door of a south Florida home. Ground cover orchids also will bring seasonal color to the entryway. The project by Nievera Williams Design was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
From the front entrance, this remodeled home retains its connection to its Florida roots with a renewed sense of appeal. Landscape lighting illuminates the yard's tropical greenery, and the home's siding and trim complement the natural scenery.
Situated on Fort Lauderdale waterways, this modern home uses floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to provide stunning views of the coast and ocean. Tall palm trees, lush grasses and colorful flowers soften the hardscaping and create an inviting outdoor space.