Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Palm Beach Chic -the Villa Artemis

Just in time for the winter season is a new book that is sure to bring a breath of warm weather to everyone's Christmas List: Palm Beach Chic from Vendome Press.
Chronicling the houses of the storied resort town, the large coffee table book features a huge number of houses ranging from the historic to the very modern.
 I hate those book reviews which ruin the whole book for you so I'll feature a number of images on one of my favorite houses in Palm Beach featured in the book, Villa Artemis.
Built in 1916 by architect F. Burrall Hoffman (who also designed Vizcaya) for Mr & Mrs. Frederick Guest, the house is most known for a number of images by society photographer Slim Aarons of daughter CZ Guest at the home (one seen above).
Although the house has been greatly modified since the Guest's time as owners, architects Ferguson & Shamamian recently worked on restoring and adding to the house with the present owners and it was decorated by designer David Kleinberg. This storied house has become even MORE fabulous thanks to this duo!
Notice the charming watercolor of the front door by talented artist John S. Coles in one of the bedrooms.
The white stucco house with Mediterranean blue accents is my ideal palette for a tropical climate such as this; classic but interesting.
While the grounds have been heavily redesigned, they still feature the same vistas made famous by Slim Aarons. The work in the gardens even won the prestigious Palm Beach Preservation Foundation's award.
The renovated pool house is where the family spends most of their time. I love the black and white palette.  
 The formal rose garden matches the neoclassical tone set by the house; formal but not fussy.
Two last images from the book I have to share are from the home of designer Lars Bolander and his wife. The open storage in the kitchen was designed to display their collection of cookbooks and china -why not be surrounded by all of your beautiful things?!
 This may very well be my favorite kitchen I've ever seen!
For more on these houses as well as plenty of others check out your own copy of Palm Beach Chic from the Vendome Press by Jennifer Ash Rudick!
All images unless noted are from the book by talented photographer Jessica Kewicki Glynn


Dean Farris said...

Dear Stefan,

Great post on a great topic! (and book)

Dean Farris

Karena Albert said...

Stefan, this a wonderful review and feature of the iconic Villa Artemis. Palm Beach Chic is a book I will be longfully paging through in the coming winter months!!

The Arts by Karena

Chronica Domus said...

Such a beautiful house and it looks so at home in the sunshine of Palm Beach. The entrance is stunning and really sets the tone of what's to come.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Yes. Please.

Cesar Danezi said...

Classical and tropical atmosphere ... wonderful!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Thank you for this post because my brother lives in Palm Beach county and I'll going to buy him this book for his Birthday gift, his BD is in 2 weeks. i love Palm Beach and need to be pulled away from Worth Ave.