Building architect: Curts Gaines Hall Jones Architects, Inc. / Interior architect: Beasley & Henley Interior Design / Builder: Suffolk Construction / Interior designer: Beasley & Henley Interior Design / Photography: Stephen Allen Photography

Stylish Living

The High Life

Designer Troy Beasley brings the best of classic and contemporary design to a D.C. couple’s Bonita Springs penthouse.

When Marillyn and James Hewson decided to leave the bustle of Washington, D.C. for a more relaxed lifestyle in Florida, they weren’t convinced a condo was for them. They enjoyed the space and privacy afforded by a single-family home. But when they came across the yet-to-be-built Altaira high-rise at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs, they jumped on the opportunity to purchase two penthouse units and created a sprawling 6,800-square-foot superpenthouse. This space affords them the size and feel of a large home, but with an unmatched line of sight from its 21st-floor perch. Instead of filling the vast space with the furnishings, accessories and antiques accumulated from their decades together, the couple decided to build their new life in Florida with a “clean sheet approach.” That’s when the Hewsons remembered a condo they had seen 15 years earlier created by interior designer Troy Beasley, of Beasley & Henley Interior Design. The aesthetic perfectly summed up the couple’s approach to design. “We’re into transitional, and, at the same time, elegant,” James says. “We like to have dinners and entertain, so we wanted some formality.” Other than pointing out their love
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