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25 T R O P I C M A G A Z I N E 25 T R O P I C M A G A Z I N E The apartment had not been touched or lived in for over 30 years, so it was in bad repair and required a gut renovation. All surfaces, floors, fixtures and interior fea- tures needed to be redone. We were part of the renova- tion process from the beginning and closely monitored the project during construction. The client was dedicated to living in the North Beach Village area of Fort Lauderdale because of its col- lection of iconic and under-the- radar modernist architecture that have recently been revitalized. The Versailles apartment came to his attention and I flew down to see it as soon as possible. Our goal was to draw out the essence of the build- ing's geometries and clean, modernist lines. We were not trying to cre- ate a period piece, but simply let the architecture speak for it self. A good client is essential to a great project outcome, and in this case I knew the results would be outstanding given both of our affinity for the building and its aesthetic. What was the scope of work here? Did you need to oversee renova- tions, or were you brought in after to furnish the finished spaces? The apartment had not been touched or lived in for over 30 years, so it was in bad repair an d required a gut renovation. All surfaces, floors, fixtures and interior features needed to be redone. We were part of the renovation process from the beginning and closely monitored the project during construction. The client was also very hands on and sup- Originally set up as a living room with sliding glass doors leading to a traditional "Florida room," new, stacking, impact glass windows allowed the removal of the inner wall of floor to ceiling sliders. The entertaining rooms of the unit can now be completely open air.

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