Modern Again

Just off Las Olas, this waterfront home offers style and updated history.


Gisel Habibnejad

Published date: 

Mar. 1, 2018

This Gordon Road home’s original architect, famed Mid-Century Modern man Lester Avery, designed many well-known South Florida homes, including Jackie Gleason’s place in South Beach. Staying true to the original design, contemporary Fort Lauderdale architect Robert Tuthill updated the home with a massive redesign that modernized while keeping the original style intact.

The neutral palette expressed throughout the home balances the modern design to accomplish a sleek look. The luxury oasis features four bedrooms, four baths, a master patio, outdoor grill area and a pool/spa.

Interior designer Sarah Brittain assembled components utilizing Bianco Luna limestone, silver travertine, white oak, walnut and steel. The warm lighting was made possible by Cissy Haywood at Power & Lighting Systems using LED lighting by 3G and LF Illumination and in-ground LED lights by HK Lighting.

The state-of-the-art kitchen features Charmot France antiqued limestone countertops, a Subzero, dual-zone wine refrigerator and Wolf built-in steam oven.

The driveway is paved with white concrete and beach shells while the garage features satin-polished concrete flooring.

In addition to the master patio on the second floor, the outdoor area includes a first-floor patio, a pool and spa. The pool is equipped with an Aquacal heater system and five bubbler fountains on a sun-shelf. The spa also includes an Aquacal heater and chiller unit, and Pentair saltwater systems.

Landscape architect Raymond Jungles created intricate exterior paths and gardens. For the landscape lighting design, Peter Kuhn made sure to add a little drama with tall lighted palms and a softly lit under-canopy.

Photography Courtesy of Tim Singer & Associates, Coldwell Banker Florida