Bill & Phyllis Taylor with Beth Dunlop - Classic Florida Style: The Houses of Taylor and Taylor - Gables
Miami Beach-based architecture and interior design firm presents
luxurious private residences from Orlando to Key West, reinterpreting
Florida styles from Mediterranean to Art Deco.
husband-and-wife team of Taylor & Taylor travel widely to find
design inspiration in the U.S., Europe, South and Central America, and
the Caribbean—they always retain their first love: the historic
architecture of Florida itself and its blend of rustic and romantic,
from Italianate palazzos to Art Deco hotels and Key West’s bungalows.
Classic Florida Stylepresentsten
coastal residences in resplendent photography to match the tropical
hues and lush natural surroundings of the sunshine state. Design lovers
will see not only homes that integrate orange groves and sunsets
reflecting off Biscayne Bay, but also gorgeous interiors that take full
advantage of Florida’s crystalline light—superbly crafted spaces in
which the ocean breezes can almost be felt ruffling the curtains.
Locales range from a private island near Key West, to Coral Gables,
Fisher Island, and Lake Thonotosassa, northeast of Tampa—even the South
Carolina home of one Florida-minded football giant, a former quarterback
for the Miami Dolphins.
Whether drawing on the architecture
of British Colonial Bermuda, or the Spanish-inspired designs of George
Washington Smith and Wallace Neff in California, each home takes full
advantage of glamorous indoor-outdoor living and a seamless blend of
native Florida materials and singular antiques.
About the Authors
William and Phyllis Taylor formed the Taylor & Taylor Partnership in 1983. Their work has been published in Coastal Living, Florida Architecture, Florida Design, the Miami Herald, and the Robb Report.
Beth Dunlop is the editor of Modern Magazine and the longtime architectural critic for the Miami Herald. She is the author of numerous books on Florida’s architecture and design. She lives in Miami Beach.