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  • Sara Fattori

A Florida Renovation: Kitsch to Classic No. 2

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

This house is similar to what architects have coined a "Mc Mansion", a home that goes up without thought to any classic design principles.


Although Admirals Cove is not known for a particular architectural style in homes, the properties are on the water with access to the Intracoastal in minutes. Below is our new concept for this home; replacing bulky windows, out of proportion columns, and many other not very pleasing elements. We have added quality materials to lift the house to a new level.


This home will be a shining star in the neighborhood with a new Ludowici roof. The Ludowici roof offers the look of cedar, is made from the highest quality of terra cotta, and will outlast most roofs on the market today. The Ludowici history dates back to Rome over 400 years ago. I am incredibly impressed with the Ludowici design, maintenance, protection from humidity, and sustainability features.


My initial interior design concepts influenced the home's exterior color and details—a fabric by AST and a paint by Sherwin Williams.

The custom anchor rug for the living area will lay on top of a hand-scraped wood floor by Absolute Hardwood. Limestone by Haifa Limestone will flow from the kitchen and family room to the outdoor area and my feature fabric is a Christopher Farr Cloth.



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