Interior designer: Leili Design Studio / Photography: Diana Todorova Photography

Stylish Living

Rise and Shine

A Gulf Harbour penthouse goes glam in Fort Myers with a new home theater and views to spare.

When the Miami Heat are on television, there’s a pretty good bet you’ll find William Harwin taking in the action on the big screen on his new home theater. The founder and former CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists recently renovated his Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club penthouse and the results are, as you might expect, dramatic. Harwin purchased the more than 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom condo new in 2006, and recently felt it was time for an update. With its gold-and-rust color scheme, the home had some Tuscan overtones, and its technology was aging. He enlisted the services of Leili Fatemi of Leili Design Studio to modernize it. "Nothing was off limits for designer Leili Fatemi in this remodel except for the Marilyn Monroe painting (pictured above), which the homeowner bought with his late wife and which now anchors the great room." Harwin was drawn to Fatemi for her creative vision, and she didn’t disappoint. The first thing she called attention to were the views, which were blocked in places and not emphasized throughout. To maximize his penthouse perch, the designer started by changing the location of the bed in the main bedroom and removed drapes elsewhere that were blocking the 10th-floor panoramas that stretch from the Caloosahatchee River out to the Gulf of Mexico. It was a revelation. Harwin couldn’t wait to see what else the designer had up her sleeve. Other than the painting of Marilyn Monroe, which he bought with his
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