When approached about the renovation of an oddly shaped, 7,760-square-foot residence in a Delray Beach country club, designer Allen Saunders knew the task would be Goliathan. While the cul-de-sac property had its attributes, Saunders realized the 1999 Mediterranean manse’s yellow-toned walls, outdated Saturnia floors, and window frames overwrought with gridded mullions were but a few of the features that had to go. The seasoned designer was certain a total gut renovation was in the cards, and he was correct. But homeowners and real estate developers Barbara and Jeffrey Rosenberg, who had worked with Saunders on multiple commercial and residential projects, knew he was the right man for the job and trusted him implicitly.
“We were given carte blanche with one particular requirement,” says Saunders. “They wanted to walk into the space and be instantly wowed.”