East Coast – Malibu Feel

Where the Atlantic Ocean meets Port Everglades Inlet

Mezzanine Level Condominium Apartment with direct oceanfront vista.

Inspired and fully up for the challenge from the first moment of seeing this partially demolished space with remnants of dated, original 1970’s and ‘80’s décor, it was apparent the location and serene views make living in this building enviable. Previously connected by private elevator to an apartment below, the upper level had already been separated into a single unit with original exterior windows and doors in disrepair, partial ceilings, and no kitchen. There was no question this project required a complete gut overhaul renovation, but also presented an opportunity to create a fully updated waterfront residence by altering the floor plan along with removing/relocating walls, doors and even some plumbing. Our primary objective was to open the views from every room through new floor-to-ceiling stacking sliders. Additionally, we captured extra space above the original dropped ceiling, available only on this level of the building, adding more than one foot of dramatic interior height. We composed a light, bright and warm color palette with combinations of pale aqua/umber/celadon/green/teal/gold/tan anchored by glistening glass surfaced white porcelain flooring throughout. Tropical plant motifs in both bedrooms complement the palm tree and sun inspired natural landscape outside. Flat white tumbled marble on the wrap-around balcony floor is reminiscent of pebble stone terraces found in the Greek Islands.